Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Jackie Brown'

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Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Jackie Brown'

Let's talk Tarantino. You love him. I love him. He's a hot item right now. Hell, he's always a hot item, but he has a brand-spankin' new movie in theaters, and if you're anything like me, you had to rush home to change your pants after seeing the trailer for the first time – and many times subsequent. Django Unchained is an excellent film – as all his films are – and, as with Inglourious Basterds, Christoph Waltz stole the show. Now, I have to admit I didn't love it as much as Basterds. Or Kill Bill, or Reservoir Dogs, or Pulp Fiction. But! It's fantastic, and highly recommended for viewing on the largest screen you can find.

In fact, any and all Tarantino is going to be best served by a large screen and a good sound system, and thus we are very much in luck: tomorrow, Saturday, Baxter Avenue Theater will be hosting a midnight screening of Jackie Brown, the 1997 homage to the blaxploitation genre. Pam Greer stars as Ms. Brown, a flight attendant who gets involved with both sides of the law, playing something of a double agent in an arms deal. It's Tarantino – you already know you love it, especially with a supporting cast which includes Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, and the always-great Samuel L. Jackson (excepting possibly his role in Django Unchained, in which he did an excellent job, but his character was so annoying that I just wanted him to shut his mouth – and I never thought I'd see the day when I wanted Mr. Jackson to keep his trap shut).

Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road. Further theater information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Baxter Avenue Theater website.

Image: Internet Movie Database

About Allan Day
My "real" job is bartending, but I'm a writer and a filmmaker, owner of Monkey's Uncle Productions LLC. I am also a single father, avid reader of books, watcher of movies, and listener of music. My idols include Kurt Vonnegut, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Thom Yorke, Jonsi, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.
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