The Weekly Ketchup: "Grindhouse," Tarantino, And Rodriguez, Oh My!

In this week's Ketchup, "Grindhouse" and all its related byproducts are hogging the spotlight, with Rosario Dawson shedding light (and possibly shedding something else) on her role in "Sin City 2."

Also, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio obviously aren't sick of working together, and the million dollar question: will Batman be a part of the "Justice League" movie? Read on.

This Week's Most Popular News:

Two Early "Grindhouse" Reviews Are Here!
Want to know just how excited you should be for next week's Tarantino-Rodriguez double feature schlock-fest? You've got two advance reviews to choose from, for the Sight & Sound subscriber and the basement-dweller alike, so jump in and wade through the high-octane, zombie-killing reaction action!

"Grindhouse" Earns an R -- and the "Halloween" Trailer
As if you needed a few more reasons to run out and see the Quentin Tarantino / Robert Rodriguez collaboration known as "Grindhouse," well, here's two.

Rosario Dawson Strips Down for Sin City 2
With its revolving characters weaving in and out of its various stories, "Sin City's" movie sequel promises to bring back some of the favorites from the original. Rosario Dawson is definitely coming back as Gail.

Scorsese and DiCaprio, Together Again for the Fourth Time
It's a hectic time for both Leonardo DiCaprio and his own personal svengali, Martin Scorsese; though both are currently super busy, movie-making bees, they'll make time (sometime) to reunite with the based-on-true-story "Wolf of Wall Street."

Will Batman Be a Part of the "Justice League" Flick?

When we learned that WB was putting the (very) early touches on a "Justice League" movie, the first question asked was "Will Superman and Batman be involved?" And now we might know the answer to that question.

Grindhouse girls living in grindhouse worlds.

In Other News:

Andy Serkis will star in the black horror comedy "The Cottage," the second movie from writer/director Paul Andrew Williams.

Increasingly busy Elizabeth Banks will star in and produce the comedy "What About Barb."

Screen Gems has acquired the Charles Murray script "Phenom," and has signed singer-actor Chris Brown to star.

Willem Dafoe, Hayden Panettiere, Shannon Lucio, Ioan Gruffudd and George Newbern are joining the ensemble cast of the drama "Fireflies in the Garden."

Dimension Films has acquired rights to "Tough Love" and set Ice Cube to star in the film based on the experiences of NFL player Tebucky Jones.

Jennifer Hudson has joined the ensemble cast of "Winged Creatures," and will play the daughter of Forest Whitaker's character.

Jim Carrey is set to produce and star in the comedy "Me Time" for 20th Century Fox, in which he'll play a house husband.

Matthew Rhys and Cillian Murphy have joined the cast of "The Best Time of Our Lives," starring opposite Lindsay Lohan and Keira Knightley.

Rod Lurie will direct the remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 thriller "Straw Dogs," with the film's setting moving from England to the U.S.

David O. Russell will adapt and direct the big screen version of "Sammy's Hill," Kristin Gore's (daughter of Al) Washington insider novel.

Paula Patton will star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the supernatural thriller "Mirrors," the next feature from Alexendre Aja.

Director Dennis Dugan will reteam with Adam Sandler for Columbia Pictures' "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," a comedy written by Sandler, Judd Apatow, and Robert Smigel.

You don't mess with the Judd.



Tyler C

GRINDHOUSE IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!! Not only is it two movies from a couple of the greatest filmmakers of our time but there is so much more to look forward to also. I don't need to talk about how excited I am for Grindhouse because I am sure we all are but there will also be the trailers for Rob Zombie's Halloween and Eli Roth's Hostel II! Not to mention the trailers they have done between the two features! I'll be ready Friday afternoon with the biggest bucket of popcorn and the smallest drink! (to keep from having to pee the whole time) I DON'T WANT TO MISS A SINGLE SECOND OF ANY OF IT!!!

Mar 31 - 06:29 AM


Fred Kelm

[b]GrindHouse review[/b]
I saw GrindHouse on Thursday night, let me tell, it is definitely my favorite movie of the year so far, it is really really good, i like the look they went with, the whole scratched picture thing, both films were good, although I thought "Death Proof" was a little too talky, but Rodriguez's movie "Planet Terror" is definitley kickass, i can't wait to see it again, and the trailers in the movie are great too, and it defintiely does'nt seem like it is 3 hours long, since i manage a movie theatre i will get to see it many times "Very Niice", anyways, i think everyone should go see this film, it Rocks!!

Mar 31 - 08:37 AM


Harry Myland

Well that's certainly good to hear..


Mar 31 - 11:28 AM


Harry Myland

Well that's certainly good to hear..


Mar 31 - 11:28 AM

Unbreakable Samurai

Unbreakable Samurai

That's sweet that Cillian Murphy and Keira Knightley are making a movie together, but for the love of sanity why did they have to also cast Linday Lohan? Hopefully Carey's movie actually gets made this time.

Mar 31 - 01:36 PM

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