Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Django Unchained at the New Beverly Cinema

Like Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and many other American Jews, today I practiced the beloved holiday tradition of eating some delicious Chinese food. (Oh, and the Lakers won! How 'bout that!?) Then I saw Django Unchained. Loved it. Spike Lee, c'mon, man... Anyways, I was fortunate enough to catch the film at the New Beverly Cinema, my favorite movie theater. The New Beverly Cinema is arguably the best revival house theater in all of Los Angeles, showing films in 35mm. It was great to finally catch a Tarantino flick over there, particularly because the famed director purchased the theater just a few years back in order to keep it from going out of business. (Props to Q for that. L.A. needs these landmarks to stay up and running.) Like I said before, I loved the film. Highly recommend it. One of the many reasons I love the New Beverly Cinema: they show great, campy old trailers preceding the feature films - perfect for a spaghetti western-inspired film like Django Unchained! Prior to the feature presentation, they showed a series of topical grindhouse trailers. Hilarity ensued. I kept a mental note of the trailers and thought I'd share them with you:

The Arena (1974)

Boot Hill (1969)

Mandingo (1975)

...tick... tick... tick... (1970)

Take a Hard Ride (1975)

Go see Django Unchained! Rick Ross never sounded better!