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“Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair” Coming to Theaters In 2015, According to Quentin Tarantino

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair is a longer cut of Quentin Tarantino‘s two-part epic, originally released in 2003 and 2004. The most notable inclusion in the extended cut is a 30-minute anime sequence.

In 2011, The Whole Bloody Affair screened at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles; however, it was never shown again.

But that may change. At Comic-Con 2014, Tarantino teased the possibility that it may finally be coming to theaters in a year. From Slashfilm, here is Tarantino’s monologue on the film:

What’s going on with that is originally back when Kill Bill was going to be one movie, I wrote an even longer anime sequence. So you see in the movie [O-Ren] kill her boss but then there was that long hair guy… The big sequence was her fighting that guy. I.G. [The Japanese Anime Studio] who did Ghost in the Shell said we can’t do that and finish it in time for your thing. And [plus] you can’t have a thirty-minute piece in your movie. I said okay. It was my favorite part but it was the part you could drop. So we dropped it and then later when I.G. heard we were talking about doing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair — they still had the script so without even being commissioned, they just did it and paid for it themselves. It’s really terrific. Anyway, The Weinstein Company and myself were talking about actually coming out with it sometime, not before the year is out, but within the next year with limited theatrical engagement as well.

Pussy Riot Members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina Sue Russian Government

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Punknews reports that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot have filed lawsuits against the Russian government. The claims were not filed in Russian court, but filed in the European Court of Human Rights. The basis of the lawsuit alleges human rights violations which occurred during their year-long imprisonment for a demonstration in a Russian church.

Each woman is asking for a judgment in the amount of €120,000 for compensation and €10,000 in court fees. The women allege that the Russian government violated four articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, including those that guarantee freedom of expression, liberty, security and a fair trial, and those that prohibit torture. They are also asking the court to overturn their criminal conviction in Russia.

Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina stated that if they win, they’ll transfer compensation to human rights organizations, including their own prisoners’ rights NGO, Zona Prava.

The two were freed from prison in December 2013.

Check Out The Nostalgia Machine for the Ultimate Time-Waste

The Nostalgia Machine

Is this age of nostalgia and procrastination? Well, you’re reading this, so…

If you’re looking to kill some time with some of the top jams from your childhood, this site will take you back to the days when MTV actually played music videos. Pick a year from 1960 to the present, and you’re presented with a page full of the year’s top hits. Thanks to The Nostalgia Machine. C+C Music Factory and 95 South will live on.


Need more nostalgia? Click here for 10 Punk Rock Websites From the 1990s and Early 2000s

Kurt Cobain Biopic Could Be Coming Soon – Courtney Love Discusses Casting

Courtney and Kurt

In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Courtney Love mentioned that production on a Kurt Cobain biopic could begin within the next year. She says she and daughter Frances Bean Cobain will be involved with the casting and production processes, but it’s not up to her to decide who will land the leading role.

“I don’t want to be the person who makes that decision,” she stated. “Some beautiful blond, tragic, gorgeous actor boy is hitting on me, and why? He wants to play Kurt. So I am moving that over to the agency side. I am not Cecil B. DeMille or anything like that.”

Whether it will actually happen is up for debate — Love has been teasing a Cobain biopic since 2007, when she said the movie was in an “embryonic stage.” (via Spin)


Click here for 12 Bands Featuring Former Members of Nirvana

“Ghostbusters” 30th Anniversary Theatrical Re-release to Take Place Labor Day Weekend 2014 – Watch the New Trailer

Ghostbusters 30th anniversary

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters, a restored and remastered version of the film will be released in theaters on August 29, 2014 for Labor Day weekend, and for one week only. Sony Pictures has released a 30th anniversary version of the trailer, which you can watch below (as well as the original trailer).

2014 30th Anniversary Trailer

1984 Original Trailer

Ghostbusters 30th anniversary release poster 2014

(via EW)

“Evil Dead” TV Show Is Being Developed by Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi

Evil Dead

At Comic-Con 2014, director Sam Raimi has revealed that the cult classic horror film The Evil Dead is being resurrected — as a TV show.

“I always love working on that series,” Raimi said, according to Hitfix. ”My brother [Ivan Raimi] and I are writing the Evil Dead TV show right now. Weird, but true. With Bruce Campbell.”

The news was revealed during a panel for the video game adaptation The Last of Us, which Raimi will produce.

No more details about the potential series have been announced, though in response to a fan who tweeted, “Only if [Bruce Campbell] is the STAR of this new tv series will I accept,” Campbell replied, “That’s the plan.”

Watch: “Mike Tyson Mysteries” Adult Swim Cartoon Sneak Preview from San Diego Comic-Con 2014

"Mike Tyson Mysteries" on Adult Swim

Back in spring of 2013, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim announced the “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” a show that teams up Mike Tyson (and his magical face tattoo) with a pigeon to solve mysteries. It seemed a bit too ridiculous to be real, but…well, here we are with a sneak preview of the show that premiered at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. The show will also include the voices of Jim Rash and Rachel Ramras, as well as Norm MacDonald, who voices a drunk pigeon. Watch below.

If you can’t get enough Mike Tyson madness, listen to “Mike Tyson Quotes: The Song.”

Watch: Five Minutes of the Forthcoming “Simpsons”-”Family Guy” Crossover Episode

The Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

On September 28, 2014, the season premiere of “Family Guy” will air, and for all five of you clamoring for a crossover episode, it’s going to happen. “The Simpsons Guy” will feature the Griffin family somehow winding up in Springfield, where Peter and Homer eat donuts and drink beer, Stewie and Bart make crank calls to Moe’s, and there’s a chicken fight. Pretty wacky stuff! Bob from “Bob’s Burgers” makes an appearance too.

(via ET)

Click here for 100 funny signs from around Springfield, and click here to see 100 funny newspaper headlines from “The Simpsons.”

Watch: “SLC Punk! 2: Punk’s Dead” Teaser Trailer

SLC Punk 2: Punk's Dead

The sequel to James Merendino’s SLC Punk! (entitled SLC Punk! 2: Punk’s Deadis expected to be released in November 2014.  Back in May, the principal cast was announced, and now shooting is well underway. It began in June in Salt Lake City, and included a concert scene shot on June 20th that featured Screeching Weasel and The Dwarves.

Now, the makers of Punk’s Dead have launched a teaser trailer for the movie. Merendino had this to say:

I am now in New York editing Punk’s Dead and it’s looking really good. It’s a long process so I wanted to give you a little tease so you can see a bit of what I’m up to. In this teaser you will get a glimpse at familiar faces and I briefly introduce Bob’s son, Ross. I am not revealing all of the characters or even much of the story. There’s more, much more but you have been so supportive that I wanted to show that there is indeed a movie on there. Enjoy.

Watch the trailer below:

“The Simpsons” Marathon Coming to FXX – And Soon You’ll Be Able to Watch All the Episodes On an All-Simpsons Website/App, “Simpsons World”

The Simpsons

Despite the fact that the show hasn’t really had a funny moment since May 5, 2002, “The Simpsons” has remained relevant enough to last more than a quarter century. And now, the show is announcing major news.

First, it has been announced that a 12-day marathon will air on FXX featuring every single episode of the show played in chronological order (with the movie airing after episode 400). The marathon, which is the longest in TV history, will begin on FXX on August 21st at 10 am and will end on September 1st at midnight.

Next, after years of speculation, an all-”Simpsons” channel is coming: in October 2014, FXX will launch Simpsons World, a site and app for streaming any “Simpsons” episode at any time. The site will allow you to search by characters and clips. You’ll be able to toggle between an episode and its script, and it will also feature trivia and games. You’ll never get anything done ever again.

Lastly, it looks like Krusty the Clown will die this season. In 2013, it was announced that a major “Simpsons” character would die — but unfortunately, Marcia Wallace, voice of Edna Krabappel died, and so too did her character.

So…soon you’ll be able to watch ever episode of “The Simpsons” ever made. But you still probably haven’t seen these 12 “Simpsons” shorts from “The Tracy Ullman Show.”

Watch: Legendary Jazz Bassist Charlie Haden Plays “Little Man With a Gun In His Hand” With the Minutemen, 1984

Minutemen and Charlie Haden

This photo comes from Mike Watt’s website hootpage.com. Watt’s caption reads: “santa monica, ca – 1984 / (from left) d. boon, charlie haden and mike watt (behind) / at mc cabes’. charlie jammed w/us in the tune ‘little man w/a gun in his hand.’”

On July 11, 2014, legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden passed away at the age of 76. During his career, which included receiving four Grammys, Haden played with many musicians, from Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett, to Ginger Baker, and Norah Jones.

Haden also played with pioneering DIYers the Minutemen, who he had become familiar with in the early ’80s (as well as bands such as the Meat Puppets and Black Flag) from his children. In 1984, Haden booked Minutemen as an opening act at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California. During the set, he joined the trio for “Little Man With a Gun in His Hand.”

The below video comes from the never-released SST video Corndogs!, the only copy of which was stolen out of a van before it could be sent to the duplication plant. Sadly, only bits and pieces of the video exist as poor-quality bootlegs.

(via Dangerous Minds)

The FCC Is Currently Accepting Comments Regarding Net Neutrality – Here Is What You Can Do (Email Template Provided)

Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is currently a hot topic in the United States, but it’s something that, if not protected, could very well affect internet users across the globe.

Now is the time for everyone — yes, you — to take action to help preserve the internet as we know it. This means contacting the FCC and your state representatives via email and/or via phone. It takes very little time to do so, and we will explain how below.

What Is Net Neutrality?

First, it’s important that you understand why this is an important issue. I suggest reading this basic primer on net neutrality at Business Insider – it explains the issue clearly, in plain language. If you have 13 minutes and like to laugh while you are educated on political matters, watch John Oliver’s excellent 13-minute take on net neutrality. Also, below, the explanation of a “fast lane” provides a pretty good idea of what is at the heart of this issue.

What Is the FCC Seeking Comment On?

Right now, the FCC is asking for comments on three basic questions. I am going to quote Reddit user NikkoE82, who has provided a great summary of what the FCC is looking for, as well as a simple explanation as to what these questions mean (which also generally addresses what net neutrality is all about):

1) Should fast lanes be banned?

2) Should broadband providers be classified as Title II Common Carriers?

3) Should these same rules apply to wireless (mobile) providers?

Your comment doesn’t need to be written in legalese or be a tome. Just speak what you feel. If you think personal experience is relevant, use it. Above all, be polite.

EDIT 2: A quick ELI5 on these three questions. I’m no expert, so please feel free to correct or modify these.

1) On the Internet, every website loads at the same rate as any other website. In principle, this let’s websites thrive based solely on the service/information they provide and not on how fast their content loads. ISPs (i.e., Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T) want to change that by charging websites for faster load times in a “fast lane.” This gives an edge to any website with deep pockets and hurts smaller, start-up websites. Not to mention the potential for abuse by slowing down undesirable information (i.e., websites that are pro-net neutrality).

2) A common carrier is a person or company that delivers goods to the public and is responsible for any loss of said goods on the way. Think water companies and electric companies. Title II common carriers are telecommunications providers. Your basic landline telephone service. This is why when you call someone on the phone, you get the same quality of signal as when you call anyone else. Because the telephone companies can’t favor anyone. Right now, ISPs aren’t classified this way. Doing so would make fast lanes illegal.

3) Take the above two and apply it to your smartphone.

How Can I Contact the FCC?

The easiest way to contact the FCC is via email: [email protected]. If you wish to call the FCC and speak to a live person, call 1-888-225-5322, and then press 1, 4, 0. The FCC opens at 8 am EST.

What Should I Say?

Here is the email I sent to the FCC today. I based it on various “scripts” I found online, and modified it slightly according to my own feelings on the matter. You can use it the same way if you wish:

Hello, I am writing to express my concern regarding net neutrality and the efforts currently being made to undermine this principle.

Internet Service Providers believe they have a lot to gain monetarily by destroying the internet as we now know it, and if they are given their way, the vast majority of Americans (and perhaps the rest of the world, which may follow suit), from users to small business entrepreneurs, will suffer. Service providers will suffer, especially those operated by communities, and the established under-performing, over-charging monopolies will grow in strength and cement their foothold.

Please fight against the “fast lane,” and please work to reclassify internet service providers as common carriers to protect our right to an open internet with equal access for all. The long-term effects of not doing so will be disastrous.

Thank you,
NAME
CITY, STATE

 

You can also use this as a basis for what to say if you call in. Remember to be polite. And again, use your own opinions. If you own a business that may be hurt by the destruction of net neutrality or the creation of fast lanes, mention it.

What Else Can I Do?

Call or email Congress in your state. Here is a link to find your representatives and here is a link to find your state senators.

Stay updated on the issue — as of July 15, 2014, a number of internet giants are pressing for net neutrality.

If you have any further ideas, corrections on what I’ve published here, or any other comments, please comment below!