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Unfinished Business: New 'Kill Bill' Teaser Trailer Promises 2014 Showdown

Uma Thurman in ‘Kill Bill 2’/Image © 2004 Miramax
Uma Thurman in ‘Kill Bill 2’/Image © 2004 Miramax

Can it possibly be true? A video purporting to be an official trailer for "Kill Bill vol. 3" has arrived (video below), confirming that the conflict this time will be between the daughter of the slain Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox) and that of former assassin Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman). Any doubts you have lingering will be slashed aside by this Q&A with Daryl Hannah talking about the film as if it is a real thing that is really happening. Looks like 2014 will be another banner year for the Ennio Morricone estate!

It's beginning to look as though the 1999 films "The Blair Witch Project" and "8mm" were way ahead of their time: These days, found-footage films are all the rage. The trailer for one of the most recent contenders, a horror movie called "Sinister," starring Ethan Hawke, manages to communicate abject terror without saying a single word. Maybe this fall isn't the best time to go through that box of old home movies on VHS? Put it off till December at least.

The 2013 Oscar nominations will be announced on January 10, preceding the Golden Globes nominations by three days. This seemingly small change will have serious consequences, stealing the other award show's thunder and cutting down on Academy voters' preliminary screening time -- which is narrow enough as it is. So why the switcheroo? Well, it means the voting period that follows will be extended, which also means people will be more likely to have actually seen all the nominated films before they hand out awards. Can we all agree that's a good thing?

What's the expiration date on the "Call Me Maybe" parody video craze? You may be sick to death of the original song, but you may not have seen these five literary spins on it, running the gamut of classics from Moby Dick to Harry Potter. Don't worry, it's just a matter of time before some other white-hot pop single comes along and becomes the new subject of our collective derision.

  • cmack

    Holy smokes! That trailer for 'Sinister' might be one of the scariest I have ever seen. Sitting here in broad daylight and hair still standing up.

  • Dennis

    What is wrong with you? How could you possibly not realize that the trailer is a fake?

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