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Tsk. Some people just have no sense of trashy genre fun...

Posted by Art | February 26, 2007 4:15 PM

I'm thrilled that this seems to be rising as the year of unadulterated trash advertising campaigns. I just hope the movies are something close to being trashy enough to justify them.

I'm betting they won't be.

Posted by Neil | February 26, 2007 4:15 PM

How can it be? It's another zillion-dollar Hollywood epic. Even the dirt will be customized grain by grain, possibly CGI.

Posted by Fnarf | February 26, 2007 4:22 PM

perhaps ECB can enlighten us with what is an acceptable movie we can look forward to. Perhaps she is lobbying to get "who killed the electric car" back into local theaters...


Posted by ddv | February 26, 2007 4:22 PM

This is specifically a genre, can't recall the name, but it's something like Splatter Gore or something. Quentin Tarantino, what can you say ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 26, 2007 4:24 PM

I'm thrilled to be raising my daughter in this country.

How many days after it opens will it be until some related media company (i.e. related to the film company) runs a story about abductions in which women were chained to something or locked in a cage?

Posted by dwb | February 26, 2007 4:28 PM

If you hate this you, I recommend avoiding Grind House (my pick for Best Picture 2007).

Posted by elswinger | February 26, 2007 4:38 PM

-- awesome art, great posters... fun, fun, fun!

Posted by Aaro)))n Edge | February 26, 2007 4:46 PM

Black Snake Moan, brought to you by the director responsible for Hustle & Flow -- a movie about a "sympathetic" pimp.

Posted by keshmeshi | February 26, 2007 4:58 PM

Those Black Snake Moan posters are THE FUCKING HOTNESS, and I don't care how wrong that is.

Posted by Mark Mitchell | February 26, 2007 5:32 PM

A play on a genre I still love and respect -- The Russ Meyer epic..and the greatest of them all:

"Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"

John Waters acclaimed it the best movie ever made.

As stated in a previous post, Faster Pussycat will be required viewing at my funeral.


Posted by Jensen Interceptor | February 26, 2007 6:08 PM
Posted by jamier | February 26, 2007 6:27 PM

The faux-'60s exploitation paperback covers (right down to the imprint logo) of course recall Pulp Fiction. Wrote my dissertation about this shit. Really.

Posted by bill | February 26, 2007 7:23 PM

Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth are the biggest hacks in Hackville, using 'transgression' as cover for being shitty and derivative filmmakers, never mind the severed head.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | February 26, 2007 7:51 PM

i'm with mark @10. and, i'd let samuel jackson chain me to a radiator any day, as long as he ditched the bible. HOT!

Posted by kerri harrop | February 26, 2007 8:30 PM

I really can't believe this exists. I'm not sure where to start - perhaps Christina's perpetual lack of pants? - but now I've got the subject for my Master's thesis!

Posted by brie | February 26, 2007 9:10 PM

I don't know about the movie, but the soundtrack's killer.

Posted by KS | February 26, 2007 9:34 PM

First, Samuel L. Jackson did a movie about snakes on a plane; and now, he does this.

The money must surely be pretty good. But how many movies such as this can he make before he has no credibility anymore as an actor?

Posted by Terry Parkhurst | February 26, 2007 9:38 PM

I'm sorry -- no credibility as an /actor?/ No credibility as a guy willing to pretend to be other people because he's pretended to be an other person in a terrible movie? How many movies has Samuel L. Jackson been in? Have all of them been good? How many have been trashy? How many times has he been a pimp or a gangster? For pete's sake!

Also much love for Faster Pussycat! There is not a single redeemable person in that movie but all three of the women are badasses.

Posted by Horace | February 26, 2007 9:57 PM

A slutty Christina Ricci writhing around half naked, chained to a radiator by Samuel L Jackson?

So, like when does this hit theaters? You know, in case I want to protest or something.

Posted by Sean | February 26, 2007 10:34 PM

I know this was hours ago (and that I already commented), but I really can't get over how horrific I think this is. I've told everyone I can think of about this movie.

Posted by brie | February 27, 2007 5:10 AM

... and Justin Timberlake? Oh, please, please tell me that he plays the "someone to love" for Samuel Jackson.

Posted by wench | February 27, 2007 8:17 AM

I saw a trailer for this on TV last night and it's getting high praise for critics. I'll reserve my judgment for when it comes out. It is nice to see Christina rid of the baby fat.

Posted by elswinger | February 27, 2007 9:30 AM

We saw the trailer for Black Snake Moan before Children of Men came on, and I could barely think of anything else during the movie. It was the most fucked up, blatantly sexist thing I've seen in a while. And the darn thing was played like a comedy! (half nekkid girl tries to run, is jerked back by chain and falls on her ass! hilarity insues!)My boyfriend, bless his soul, wants to believe that it's a case of not knowing how to market such a film. I'm more realistic than that.

Posted by KatieDay | February 27, 2007 10:06 AM

if the only comment that comes to mind for you right now is 'it is nice to see christina rid of the baby fat'- please don't come back and give us your opinion when you do see the movie.

Posted by lee | February 27, 2007 10:07 AM


Number 1 - I don't plan on seeing the movie.

Number 2 - The baby fat comment was a joke.

Number 3 - I will exercise my first amendment rights whenever the hell I want. People say shit on Slog all the time that I don't agree with or think repugnant, but I've never told any of them to shut up. Not even you.

Posted by elswinger | February 27, 2007 10:59 AM

What a funny joke.

Posted by keshmeshi | February 27, 2007 11:11 AM

Thers already a shit storm brewing over this one.

People need to relax and enjoy it. this is not the newest shockingest movie to come out of hollywood either. Man are we that full of anxiety when a Blackman can act or be near a half naked white women. Have we not overcome our fears.

Rotten Tomatoes has better Reviews I would go there for a judgement call on this film. It is art that is put forth very well. It may be there to spook your taboo thinking , so do a lot of other films... except those other films have to be all sensitive visually which make them suck. This ditches the sentimental crap, for raw , edgy, deep southern Blues philosophizin and is basically a modern day fairy tale reprisenting real emotions and, attitudes , and yes white girls can be half nude next to Black men in a movie, without it seeming like they are being pimped in the storyline. This movie breaks that stereotype, and if it doesn't then america hasn't gotten over those taboo fears like it should. Read the plotlines, see the reviews at Rotten tomatoes, and open your minds. This is nitty gritty theater in the vain of Streetcar named Desire and like Liz Taylor, Christina is going to be awesome playing a role like that. Sorry she's not playing a goody goody nurse for your wishes, good people.
That said theres still going to be a shitstorm caused by this film, which is a shame.

Posted by DreadLion | February 27, 2007 11:32 AM

Grant Cogswell #14:

Save the contrarian posturing for the empty-headed hipsters.

Posted by Sean | February 27, 2007 2:03 PM

#21 - Oh, good. I'm glad no one you know will end up accidentally end up in a theater playing Hostel Part II without knowing it's about people being tortured to death or Black Snake Moan without knowing it's trashy. Good work.

Posted by Neil | February 27, 2007 5:34 PM

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