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FABlife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

Inglourious Basterds

Warning: Quentin Tarantino‘s WWII movie is more about talking heads than broken Nazi craniums, although there’s some of that, too. The heads are very fine and the talk isn’t just uber-cool; it’s deep, too. Brad Pitt is the Allied scalp-hunter up against a shifty SS nemesis (the Critics’ Choice Movies Awards-nominated¬†Christoph Waltz). Their duel comes to a head at a movie theatre set to host an explosive premiere for Der Fuhrer. Tarantino’s smart take on national and racial identity suggests his brand of pulp is ripening well.

Extras: The two-disc set comes with extended and alternate scenes, a featurette on the Eli Roth-directed film within the film, and a roundtable chat with Tarantino and Pitt. 

- By C. Bottomley

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10 Movies Looking For Award Season Love

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Award season is heating up in Hollywood, with Up In The Air already taking Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress from the National Board Of Review. Here are ten films films we expect to hear come up a lot this winter, as more cinema societies name their top movies of the 2009. Don’t forget—we’ve still got the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Golden Globes and the Oscars to look forward to on TV. [Photo: Paramount Pictures]

  • Brothers

Movies directed by Jim Sheridan—that don’t star 50 Cent—have a tendency to snag award nominations for their actors. And Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman could each win their first major trophy for appearing in his Iraq war love triangle film. (Related: Natalie Portman Goes Blue For Brothers)

  • An Education

Though there are plenty of fussy European period pieces looking for award show love this year (Bright Star, The Last Station, The Young Victoria), one of the most promising is only (only!) set about forty plus years ago. Star Carey Mulligan has already won a Hollywood Award for her portrayal of a schoolgirl swept away by an older man of questionable ethics.

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What Lies Within Brad’s Beard

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Brad Pitt showed up at an Inglourious Basterds press conference in Tokyo today with a gnarly goatee. Just because he’s one of the most gorgeous men in the world doesn’t mean he can walk away from this facial travesty¬†unscathed. That unkempt mess on his otherwise handsome mug has bred dreadlocks, which got us speculating what else he’s storing in there.

  • Rarely seen babies Knox and Vivienne
  • His busted “favorite” motorcycle
  • A vintage copy of People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue circa 1995
  • His Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in Twelve Monkeys

The possibilities are endless. Here’s hoping his pretty face comes out of hiding, and soon. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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10 Must-See Summer Movies

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Summer is upon us, which means dozens of crappy blockbusters are ready to bombard cinemas near you. We’ve scoured over the season’s releases and concocted a mix of ten mainstream and indie movies worthy of your precious $12. Sneak a peek at our HD trailers.

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Release Date: May 29th

Pixar presents a gorgeously-animated film about a 78-year-old balloon salesman who goes on a journey, via hundreds of balloons, to South America. He befriends a spirited stowaway and adventure ensues.


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Style Wars: The Battle of Brangelina

The World’s Most Beautiful Couple continued to rub how beautiful they are in our jealous faces at the premiere of Brad’s upcoming film, Inglourious Basterds. Not only did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie look fabulous, they squashed any rumors that their love is on the rocks with plenty of PDA for the paps. Angelina rocked red lipstick with a nude draped dress, while Brad stuck to the classic tux with a pocket square for good measure. Angie’s dress bared lots of lean leg, though her current hair color is verging on too light for her skin tone. Brad looked suave-to-the-max, but could have used a little more pizzazz.

Which half of the power couple looked the hottest?

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Films Making Buzz At Cannes

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Cannes Film Festival is an opportunity for industry insiders (and a few lucky hangers-on) to preview some of the year’s most anticipated films. The screenings of 2009 include Heath Ledger‘s final onscreen appearance, a Quentin Tarantino nazi flick, and a visually stunning Pixar comedy.

Here are the films the South of France is buzzing about, some of which will battle it out for The Palm D’Or.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Director Terry Gilliam‘s tale of a traveling theater troupe has received much unpredicted build-up, due to the passing of Heath Ledger during production. Three A-list actors stepped in to fill his role: Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell. We’ll see it just to figure out how that plays out.

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Inglourious Basterds

Cannes sweetheart Quentin Tarantino returns with a violent (surprising?) film set in WWII. Brad Pitt leads a group of American “basterds,” whose mission is to intimidate the Third Reich.

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