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"Grindhouse"

If you’ve got a taste for blood and three hours to kill, this one’s for you. It’s an epic homage to ’70s B-movie kitsch from longtime friends Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Each directed an entire feature-length film, then asked buddies to pitch in with fake trailers in between.

The name comes from the fact that theatres would grind out double and triple features of blaxploitation flicks, badly dubbed kung-fu movies, salacious sex romps _ the kind of giddy schlock Rodriguez and Tarantino grew up loving and since have made a career of copying. "Grindhouse" comes on like absolute gangbusters with the Rodriguez segment, "Planet Terror," about a plague that spreads through a small Texas town, turning people into pus-riddled, blood-spewing zombies.

It’s a total blast _ funny, gloriously gory and over the top. Then comes Tarantino’s talky contribution, "Death Proof," about a stuntman who stalks women with his muscle car, which nearly kills all that momentum. Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Kurt Russell and Rosario Dawson are among the enormous ensemble cast. R for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use.

_ Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic

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"Grindhouse"

If you’ve got a taste for blood and three hours to kill, this one’s for you. It’s an epic homage to ’70s B-movie kitsch from longtime friends Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Each directed an entire feature-length film, then asked buddies to pitch in with fake trailers in between.

The name comes from the fact that theatres would grind out double and triple features of blaxploitation flicks, badly dubbed kung-fu movies, salacious sex romps _ the kind of giddy schlock Rodriguez and Tarantino grew up loving and since have made a career of copying. "Grindhouse" comes on like absolute gangbusters with the Rodriguez segment, "Planet Terror," about a plague that spreads through a small Texas town, turning people into pus-riddled, blood-spewing zombies.

It’s a total blast _ funny, gloriously gory and over the top. Then comes Tarantino’s talky contribution, "Death Proof," about a stuntman who stalks women with his muscle car, which nearly kills all that momentum. Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Kurt Russell and Rosario Dawson are among the enormous ensemble cast. R for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use.

_ Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic

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Movies

"Grindhouse"

If you’ve got a taste for blood and three hours to kill, this one’s for you. It’s an epic homage to ’70s B-movie kitsch from longtime friends Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Each directed an entire feature-length film, then asked buddies to pitch in with fake trailers in between.

The name comes from the fact that theatres would grind out double and triple features of blaxploitation flicks, badly dubbed kung-fu movies, salacious sex romps _ the kind of giddy schlock Rodriguez and Tarantino grew up loving and since have made a career of copying. "Grindhouse" comes on like absolute gangbusters with the Rodriguez segment, "Planet Terror," about a plague that spreads through a small Texas town, turning people into pus-riddled, blood-spewing zombies.

It’s a total blast _ funny, gloriously gory and over the top. Then comes Tarantino’s talky contribution, "Death Proof," about a stuntman who stalks women with his muscle car, which nearly kills all that momentum. Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Kurt Russell and Rosario Dawson are among the enormous ensemble cast. R for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use.

_ Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic

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