Five of the hottest things happening in entertainment
By Alisha Davis
CNN Headline News
Uma Thurman in a scene from Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Kill Bill: Volume 1."
(CNN) -- Quentin Tarantino's new box office killer and the marital bliss on MTV are among the "High Five" things that have people talking in entertainment.
"Kill Bill: Volume 1" -- Quentin Tarantino is back in movie theaters October 10 with another knockout piece of pulp fiction. In "Kill Bill: Volume 1," Uma Thurman gives the best performance of her career as a hit woman out for revenge in a movie that hits the mark.
OutKast -- For their fifth effort, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have decided to go it solo, releasing their own individual discs together as a double album. On "Speakerboxx," Big Boi sticks to the sound familiar to OutKast fans, while Andre shoots for another dimension, bringing the funk like a neo-Prince on "The Love Below." While hip-hop's odd couple is at their best bringing both of their talents together on one track, their individual efforts "Speakerboxx/Love Below" is still out of this world.
"Newlyweds" -- The network that created "The Osbournes" has another reality hit on its hands with "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica." A not-too-bright Jessica Simpson proves as incomprehensible as Ozzy (could she really be this dumb?), and again it makes for must-see-to-believe-how-mundane TV. All this marital bliss ends -- at least temporarily for viewers -- with the season finale October 21, but MTV is set to start shooting their second year of marriage later this month.
"Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" -- Speaking of reality TV, here's how author Chuck Klosterman sums up what happens to the seven strangers picked to live in a house every year on MTV's original reality hit "The Real World": "You will be the kind of person who suddenly gets recognized at places like Burger King, but you will still be the kind of person who eats at places like Burger King." If you are the kind of person who likes this kind of pop culture criticism, check out the Spin magazine writer's latest book "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs."
"Lost in Translation" -- Indie "It" girl Sofia Coppola shows a subtle hand directing her second feature "Lost in Translation," about two lonely Americans staying in a Tokyo hotel. Still it's the performances that make the film: Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson translate what could have been a creepy May-December romance into a very human love story.