Fans of Quentin Tarantino have spent decades scouring his movies for everything from Easter Eggs to homages to classic or contemporary cinema to self-referential nods to his own films. Some of these allusions are obvious, some are more subtle, and anyone who looks closely enough might notice the threads connecting all of Quentin Tarantino's movies together. Take for example the dinner scene at Jack Rabbit Slims in Pulp Fiction: Mia Wallace, played by Uma Thurman, explains the plot of a TV pilot she was in. Her description of a group of female secret agents sounds oddly familiar if you've ever seen another Quentin Tarantino film called Kill Bill. Wallace says that she played a character—Raven McCoy—who was the deadliest woman in the world with a knife (the description given to Thurman's character in Kill Bill). And, of course, during the Pulp Fiction scene Wallace is talking to Vincent Vega, a character who shares the last name, and is related to, Mr. Blonde (a nickname given to the character Victor Vega) from Reservoir Dogs. There are also brands that pop up throughout Tarantino's movies like Big Kahuna Burger and Red Apple Cigarettes. And if you look closely, Crazy Craig Koons in Django Unchained is an ancestor of Captain Koons, Christopher Walken's Pulp Fiction character. Pete Hicox, Tim Roth's character in The Hateful Eight is related to Michael Fassbender's Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino himself confirmed the existence of this shared universe in 2017, explaining to an Australian news outlet: There's the realer than real universe, alright, and all the characters inhabit that one. But then there's this movie universe. And so From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, they all take place in this special movie universe. So basically when the characters of Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction, when they go to the movies, Kill Bill is what they go to see. From Dusk Till Dawn is what they see. So by that logic, the hierarchy of the Tarantino shared universe works as so: The Realer Than Real World Universe includes: Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight. The Movie Movie Universe includes: Natural Born Killers, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Kill Bill.
Is Serena Williams pregnant with a mini Serena? Her sister and fellow tennis star Venas Williams may have spilled the beans with regard to the child's sex. In an interview with Eurosport at the French Open Wednesday, Venus was asked what the baby will call her. "She's going to call me her favorite aunt," she said, laughing. Did she let the cat out of the bag? Or should we be rolling in pink already. It wont be long until the world finds out...
Jon Favreau’s The Lion King continues to do gangbusters at the box office where it has amassed $1.33 billion (£1.24 billion) globally since it was released on 19 July. Thanks to another strong weekend at the box office, the photorealistic CGI remake of the 1994 animation has overtaken 2017’s Beauty and the Beast lifetime gross of $1.26 billion (£1.047 billion) to become the studio’s most successful film beyond the Marvel and Star Wars franchises. Not only that, but it’s also now the 12th highest grossing worldwide release of all-time, and - if we’re counting it as an animated film, like the film’s own VFX supervisor is - it’s now Disney’s most successful animation of all time too besting 2013’s Frozen's $1.276 billion (£1.057 billion) haul.

Luke Perry has died after suffering a massive stroke at his home in California last week (ends01Mar19). The 52-year-old former Beverly Hills, 90210 star passed away on Monday morning (04Mar19) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank. He suffered the stroke at his Sherman Oaks home last Wednesday, prompting an outpouring of prayers and support from famous friends and castmates past and present. Perry began his acting career in the early 1980s and became a TV idol and pin-up as Dylan McKay on 90210 from 1990 to 2000. He has been enjoying a career resurgence of late, playing Fred Andrews on TV drama Riverdale. The actor also filmed a role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Charles Manson movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Perry's credits also include Another World, Oz, Jeremiah and Body of Proof. His stroke came hours after it was revealed his former 90210 castmates had regrouped for a new series. Luke was not expected to be a regular on the spin-off, due to his commitments to Riverdale. News of his death came shortly after his former 90210 love interest Shannen Doherty urged fans to remain positive for Perry. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight at Sunday’s Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation's Compassion Project Gala, she revealed she had been in contact with the star. "I can't talk about it here 'cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him," an emotional Shannen told the news outlet. "I'm in contact. It's Luke, and he's my Dylan. Everybody just keep positive wonderful thoughts, that's all I'm gonna say."

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