Grindhouse

Before The Host, they ran a promo for Grindhouse. It’s easily the best movie trailer I’ve seen in decades:

I’ve never been this excited to see a movie that I’m probably going to miss half of because my I’ll have to keep my eyes closed. It’s easy to get taken in by cool trailer, dull movie syndrome, but word on the street is that the theatrical release has fake trailers in between the two “features.” I’m sold.

6 thoughts on “Grindhouse”

  1. I was completely unenthused about this movie, and my interest dropped even lower when I saw Rose McGowan with a machine gun for a leg — I think I even audibly groaned. They played some teasers last week during the premiere of The Riches (which I think I’m going to like, btw), and I was shocked — it got me hooked. You’re right — the trailers are genius. I’m now pretty damned excited to see this.

    I think I’ve got to see it at a drive-in theater, though… I’ve never been to a drive-in.

  2. Are you sure it was a groan and not an “ohhhh hell YEAH!”? Because the machine gun leg, along with the film stock and voice-overs in the trailer, are the only things that make me confident that it won’t be something we’ve all seen before.

    Rodriguez doing an amputee-heavy zombie movie could just turn out to be SinCity + From Dusk Till Dawn-style slumming. And Tarantino with Kurt Russell doing Jack Burton as a psychopath could just be lots and lots and lots of talking that’s supposed to sound clever but really isn’t. I think I’m actually more excited about the credits sequences and in-film trailers than the movie itself.

    I’ve never been to a drive-in, either. Do any still exist?

  3. Never been to a drive-in?! Not even when, like, you were a baby and your parents wanted to go to the movies but couldn’t find a babysitter, so they just took you with them to the drive-in instead?

    I haven’t been in years; I think the last time was when I went to see the first “Child’s Play” movie, and I sat through the whole thing with a throbbing sprained ankle. Good times.

    As far as local drive-ins are concerned, I think the only one left that’s even remotely close is the Capitol Drive-In in San Jose. There’s also the Skyview Drive-In in Santa Cruz.

  4. A friend of mine runs a drive-in down near L.A. that’s tiki-themed: Mission Tiki. Looks like they’ll be showing Grindhouse, but that’s a pretty long haul.

    Capitol looks like a good bet — can’t tell yet if they’ll be showing Grindhouse (you’d think they’d have to) — but the Yelp ratings look positive.

    Wanna make a night of it, Chuck? (Is it just me, or am I sounding like Peppermint Patty? I always thought I was more of a Marcie, too.)

  5. Can’t wait to see this.

    The one time I went to a drive-in, I saw Ghostbusters 2 and Last Crusade as a double feature. It was pretty sweet, even though I was a little kid at the time. I meant to go to the Skyview many times during my 6 years in Santa Cruz, but never did. It would be an excellent place to see Grindhouse, if they play it. The Skyview still plays the funky 60s animated shorts with the snack food telling you to go to the snack bar and stuff. I always saw those playing as I drove past it on my way home from work (apparently I frequently got off work right before showtime, or right between 2 films, as the Skyview played a lot of double features).

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