Holy crap. I just got back from the Austin World Premiere of Grindhouse. Sweet baby Jesus that was an incredible double feature.
Rodriguez's flick Planet Terror is a pretty awesome Zombie tribute. It had me squirming in my seat with revulsion at times and howling with laughter or cheering at others. It was a lot of fun.
But I have to say, Tarantino pulled out all of the stops with Death Proof. It was intense. It had Tarantino's trademark dialogue. It had Kurt Russell at his psychotic best. It had plenty of lovely ladies... and did I mention it was insanely intense? If you like to have fun, yell at the screen and be grossed out... this is the double feature for you.
"But Jason", you ask, "How is it you got to experience this coolness a whole week and a half before the rest of us mere mortals?" At this time, I'd like to thank my buddy Josh for being well connected and getting us VIP passes for this event. Both directors and a sizable chunk of the cast were in attendance. I was sitting on the same row with Kurt Russell. I shook Kurt Russell's hand. That's right fellow geeks, I shook hands with Jack Burton. He seems like a really cool guy. He was laughing and yelling as much as anyone else in the theater.
Thanks again, Josh. You helped make a pretty crappy week a little more bearable.
Posted by Jason Chalker at 11:56 PM