'Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood' - The Coolest Film of the Year?
2019 is shaping up to be a cinema / movie theatre classic.
We currently have the immense "Avengers : Endgame" smashing global box office records.
In December we have the final chapter of the 'Skywalker Saga' as Star Wars Episode IX (which we now know to be called "The Rise of Skywalker") hitting the big screen.
Between the two we have 'Joker' which, even from the single trailer released so far, looks set to be a classic.
But, coolest film release of the year will probably go to Quentin Tarantino (and possibly the coolest movie poster too, by Steve Chorney).
Beginning in late 1960s Los Angeles, "Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood", introduces us to struggling actor 'Rick Dalton' (inspired by Burt Reynolds and played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double 'Cliff Booth' (inspired by Hal Needham and played by Brad Pitt) as they try to make it big in Hollywood.
Joining them is the marvellous Margot Robbie, playing Sharon Tate, famously married to Roman Polanski and murdered by followers of Charles Manson.
The wide supporting cast leans on Tarantino regulars Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Kurt Russel and includes a myriad of established stars, including Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis, Bruce MacLeish Dern, Mike Moh and Al Pacino (as Dalton's agent).
The film also provides a final chance to see the late Luke Perry on screen.
The teaser trailer promises a Tarantino classic of humorous dialogue, cool music, fantastic story-telling and complex film-making.
Due for release in July, the 9th film by Quentin Tarantino is destined to be the coolest cinema ticket of the year.
We can't wait!
Adam and the Art of the Movies team.
P.S. The music in the trailer? That's 'Straight Shooter' by the Mama and the Papas (1966) and 'Bring a Little Lovin' by Los Bravos (1968). Even the soundtrack album is going to be cool...