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Movie Review: Django Unchained
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Django Unchained PosterDjango Unchained
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Written by Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins
The Weinstein Company
Rated R | 165 minutes
Release Date: December 25, 2012

I need a hundred black coffins for a hundred bad men / A hundred black graves so I can lay they ass in.” – Rick Ross

Inspired by Django, the 1966 Italian film directed by Sergio Corbucci, Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino‘s seventh feature-length film: a Spaghetti Western set in America’s Deep South.

The film blends Sergio Leone-style filmmaking and Tarantino’s signature themes of revenge and fetishized violence with fairytale fantasy to create Once Upon a Time in the South.

1863. Texas. Django (Jamie Foxx) is a freed slave on a mission to rescue his wife, Broomhilda, from the clutches of the deplorable Monsieur Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). His companion is Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a German-born bounty hunter with a salt-and-pepper beard who travels the American South collecting rewards on outlaws and other such nefarious individuals.

Waltz is best known for playing the insidious Colonel Hans Landa aka “The Jew Hunter” in Tarantino’s 2009 film, Inglourious Basterds. In many ways, Django Unchained is the spiritual sequel to that film, which provided the ultimate in revenge fantasy by having Jewish-American soldiers machine gun Hitler’s face off. Here, Waltz is not a despicable foil but rather a vigilante who serves as the Yoda to Django’s Luke Skywalker, teaching him the bounty hunting business so he can track down his wife and free her from the shackles of her master.

Her master, Calvin J. Candie, is a cruel-but-charming Francophile (who can’t speak a word of French) with an affinity for Mandingo Fighting. At his Candieland Plantation, Candie orchestrates brutal fights to the death between slaves. At this castle built of blood and cotton, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) is a house Negro – whored out to Candie’s guests seeking the finest in African flesh.

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Samuel L. Jackson & Anne Hathaway Debate Whether ‘Les Miserables’ Or ‘Django Unchained’ Is More Sad
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Samuel L. Jackson & Anne Hathaway In A Sad Off

The holiday season usually brings cheer and glee to family and friends, but if you are planning to see a new movie on that day, then you will probably be slapped with some sad stories. That’s because both Les Miserables and Django Unchained open on that day, and both films have rather depressing stories.

So the team at Funny or Die brought Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson, actors who starred in the two films, to a competition to prove which film is more sad. Check it out below.

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FREE Listen: ‘Django Unchained’ Soundtrack, Streaming Now!
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Django Unchained

The soundtrack to Django Unchained, the much-anticipated new film by the wunderkind of classic exploitation, alpha male laden films by numbers Quentin Tarantino, was released today on CD ($9.99) and MP3 (for only $5!).

Like other prior Tarantino productions and soundtracks which accompanied them, this one is no exception with its eclectic, ironic, tongue planted firmly in cheek and fist punched firmly in face track listing. For a limited time, the film’s soundtrack will be streaming for FREE online and you can listen to it all here below.

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Quentin Tarantino Won’t Be Making ‘Kill Bill Vol. 3’ Apparently
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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino is well known for spouting off ideas for movies he would like to make or see made but never come to fruition, but when he becomes devoted to making a particular film, he tends to see it through from writing the script longhand on yellow legal pads to the eventual theatrical release.

He had developed Inglourious Basterds for most of his directing career until it was finally released to great acclaim and fantastic box office in the summer of 2009. He also came up with the idea for what would become his genre-hopping revenge epic Kill Bill during a late night bull session with Uma Thurman (who would star in Kill Bill 1 & 2 as the vengeful assassin the Bride) on the set of Pulp Fiction. The movie was released in two parts in October 2003 and April 2004 and was also a huge critical and financial success for the energetic filmmaker.

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‘Django Unchained’ Gets A New Trailer; Soundtrack Info Revealed
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Django Unchained

Rabid movie geeks will be getting a nifty present this year when Django Unchained, the latest action epic from director Quentin Tarantino, opens on Christmas Day. Not much else is needed to sell people on this movie; if you are anything like me you will have already made plans to go see it on the 25th right after you enjoy Christmas dinner, exchanging presents, and the traditional drinking contest and arm wrestling match with your grandma Freida.

Nonetheless, a new trailer is out today that’s light on plot and heavy on action. Plus we have the track listing and ordering info for the Django Unchained soundtrack album.

You can check out the trailer and the soundtrack info here below.

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Quentin Tarantino Talks About Retirement & Casting Jamie Foxx In ‘Django Unchained’
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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino isn’t one to ever softball anything. But his extensive knowledge and love for films allows him to be the way his is and say the things he says. With Django Unchained just a few more weeks away from release, the director is now talking about the casting process, particularly for the role of Django, which many prominent African American actors tested for. He is also speaking out about a possible retirement from making movies some time in the near future.

Tarantino talked recently about his directing resume, and aiming at having ten films on it before retiring. Django Unchained would mean that he would be three more projects away from retirement, which means that the Kill Bill projects are a single entity even though they are split into two films.

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‘Django Unchained’ Trailer: Slick, Smooth, Silver Tongues & Many Guns
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The films coming out in November and December almost feel like it’s summer all over again, and that’s a good thing. Wreck-It Ralph, Skyfall, Flight, The ABCs of Death, Twilight, Life Of Pi, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Zero Dark Thirty, and Les Miserables are all coming out within the next two months. Some of those are guaranteed to be blockbuster hits, while others are gunning for some awards.

But the one film that could possibly do both is Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. A new trailer has appeared online, and while we already know the gist of the film, it’s still nice to see some new footage.

Check out the trailer here below.

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‘Django Unchained’: Fortuitous Turn Of Events Brings Two Unlikely Characters Together
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Django Unchained

It has been quiet few months since Cannes attendees saw a sneak peek of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchanged. Up until now we’ve only seen two trailers for the highly anticipated western starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and more. Now a new trailer has appeared and it features a slew of brand new footage. It even contains clips of a very cool dialogue scene between DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

Check out the latest trailer for Django Unchained here below.

Like almost all of Tarantino’s work, the film has a sense of style, flair, and visual appeal. With so many sequels and adaptations floating around, it’s nice to see that there is still an interest in original works. We’ve seen some westerns, but nothing like the one that Tarantino is giving to us.

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SDCC 2012: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ Panel
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SDCC 2012: Django Unchained panel

Django Unchained, the sixth film from famed director-by-numbers with an original twist of classic cinema wunderkind Quentin Tarantino, opened the Saturday festivities in Hall H today at San Diego Comic-Con. Highly anticipated, the film, which is Tarantino’s nod to the seminal spaghetti western genre which found its peak in the 1960s but containing the urban spice and flavor he’s most known for injecting into his productions, opens in theaters nationwide this Christmas.

A restless crowd awaited the panel, some of whom had waited outside since the wee hours of the morning. Finally at about 11:30AM, the lights went down to thunderous and ear splitting applause. There is no question that this production, not only among the large contingent of the proudly geeked out, comic booked, graphic novel ink running through their veins crowd, but also among millions of movie goers as well, is one of the most anticipated releases of the 2012 movie year.

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‘Django Unchained’ Teaser: Samuel L. Jackson Has A Few Words For Tarantino Fans
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Django Unchained

Before Quentin Tarantino can make his grand entrance at the San Diego Comic-Con later this month, he and Jamie Foxx gave their fans a slight tease of Django Unchained at the BET Awards. What they showed can be defined as a true teaser, so while they were nothing more than very quick glimpses of the movie, we got to see some new teases that were not seen in either the domestic or international trailers. Watch the teaser here below.

The music for the new Django Unchained trailer plays a bit like the previous two trailers. This time, however, they really play up to the spaghetti western gerne and use Ennio Morricone’s “Ecstasy of Gold,” which is then followed up by James Brown’s “The Big Payback.”

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