Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' was released in 1994 and became an instant classic: the darkly humorous, non-linear narrative follows the stories of various small-time criminals and mobsters (and one very memorable and mysterious briefcase) as their lives intersect in Los Angeles. Tarantino and co-writer Roger Avary won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film, which was nominated for an additional six statues, including Best Actor for John Travolta -- who experienced a major comeback thanks to Tarantino casting him as lead hitman Vincent Vega. 20 years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're doing now.
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We've seen plenty of teenage assassin movies and we've seen plenty of high school comedies, but what happens when you slam these two concepts together to form an Ultra High Concept Action Comedy starring the likes Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson? Apparently, you get 'Barely Lethal,' which casts the Oscar-nominated star of 'True Grit' and 'Ender's Game' as a 16 year old assassin who takes on her greatest challenge yet: public schooling.
The next slate of Marvel films will soon be upon us, now that we're about to enter the new year, and the one closest on the horizon is Marvel Studios' 'Captain America 2' (officially titled 'The Winter Soldier). As Empire Magazine drops its latest issue on news stands featuring our patriotic strongman's next standalone mission, new photos from the sequel have hit the web in addition to some new looks at 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'!
The 'Between Two Ferns' web series is one of the most consistently hilarious on the internet; the only downside being that Zach Galifianakis and crew make so few of them (the last one was back in September with guest Justin Bieber). Well, to make up for their absence, 'Between Two Ferns' is back with a jam-packed holiday special with Tobey Maguire, Samuel L. Jackson and even a musical guest, Arcade Fire.
In 1997, Quentin Tarantino released 'Jackie Brown.' Based on the novel 'Rum Punch' by Elmore Leonard, the director was inspired by Pam Grier's classic blaxploitation films, so he changed the race and name of the lead character (from Burke to Brown) and cast Grier herself to star. The film follows Jackie, a flight attendant who smuggles money for a black market arms dealer on the side. When Jackie gets busted by the ATF, she goes in for one last cash grab, planning to take the money and run.
With a cast that included Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, 'Jackie Brown' was hailed by critics and audiences alike, and signified a career comeback for stars like Grier and Robert Forster. Sixteen years later, we revisit the cast of Tarantino's third film and see where they are now.
You'd think that a guy trapped in a hotel room for 20 years would find a better movie to be in once he got out, right?
'Oldboy,' Spike Lee's remake of the Park Chan-wook cult film from 2003, is a fairly rotten film, which is strange because it is very similar to the rather effective original. Sometimes, though, there's something gained in the translation.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has been rumoring the return of original cast members since the project was announced, but as the film is taking a new direction now that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have taken over scripting duties, it's possible that the original cast may no longer have a role in the production. Former Jedi Samuel L. Jackson has spoken to Mark Hamill about returning as Luke Skywalker, and revealed that Hamill hasn't spoken to Abrams.
When James Spader was officially cast as Ultron in 'Avengers 2,' Marvel announced the occasion in grand style on their own style. But, before they could get to announcing who would play Scarlet Witch in 'Avengers 2,' Samuel L. Jackson has beaten them to the punch and announced that Elizabeth Olsen has joined the cast.