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Saturday, December 22, 2012

WATCH: Brand New Pre-Christmas Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio gifted Quentin Tarantino a historical book on phrenology, to help the filmmaker perfect the script for his upcoming film "Django Unchained". A book on phrenology reads about the science that studies relationships between a person's more
Business Standard ( 12/22/2012 2:20:28 AM -08:00 )

'Django Unchained' review: Tarantino goes long
Review: 'Django Unchained'. Plot: In 1858, a former slave turned bounty hunter searches for his auctioned wife. Bottom line: Quentin Tarantino's wild, wild Western goes all-out, but keeps going for nearly three long hours. Initially terrific, ultimately tiresome. more
Newsday (subscription) ( 12/21/2012 10:49:02 PM -08:00 )

Samuel L. Jackson unmasks a king
Quentin Tarantino's “Django Unchained” has gener- ated controversy over its violent depiction of slavery in the pre-Civil War South, its language (the n-word is heard incessantly) and especially the character Stephen, played by Samuel L. Jackson. Stephen is more
Boston Herald ( 12/21/2012 9:09:54 PM -08:00 )

Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' is controversial, excessive
Director-writer Quentin Tarantino's wantonly violent, slave-era revenge fantasy has about as much to do with the holiday spirit as a grinch with a shotgun. But opening “Django Unchained” on Christmas Day plays right into Tarantino's sense of pop-culture more
Detroit Free Press ( 12/21/2012 5:17:41 PM -08:00 )

Quentin Tarantino -- He's Worried About Becoming Out of Touch
Last night, I looked forward to watching Craig Ferguson's interview with Quentin Tarantino on CBS's The Late Late Show, because I mostly enjoy the quirky director and particularly liked his latest film Django Unchained. Yes, his films are fraught with violence, more
Huffington Post ( 12/21/2012 5:07:53 PM -08:00 )

Django a blood-soaked slave revenge
FILE - This undated publicity image released by The Weinstein Company shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candle in "Django Unchained," directed by Quentin Tarantino. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Cooper, SMPSP, File) ORG XMIT: more
Calgary Herald ( 12/21/2012 4:05:15 PM -08:00 )

Django Unchained review: Quentin sets himself free
Django Unchained review: Quentin sets himself freeDjango Unchained. (out of 4). Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Don Johnson. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. 164 minutes. Opens Dec. 25 at major theatres. 18A. Listen carefully more
Toronto Star ( 12/21/2012 1:11:16 PM -08:00 )

Slave-Revenge Film 'Django Unchained' Tracking Strongly With African-Americans
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Django Unchained" - about a bounty hunter who partners with a freed slave to take down a plantation owner - is tracking extremely well with African Americans, the Weinstein Company said Thursday. Quentin Tarantino wrote more
Chicago Tribune ( 12/21/2012 12:41:35 PM -08:00 )

What can Hollywood do to stem gun violence? [Poll]
The head lobbyist for the National Rifle Assn. said on Friday that Hollywood and video game companies must share the blame for last week's school shooting that took the lives of 20 schoolchildren and six educators. In addition to calling for armed guards at more
Los Angeles Times ( 12/21/2012 11:26:37 AM -08:00 )

Movie review: Tarantino jump-starts the Western in 'Django'
"The 'D' is silent," the slave-turned-bounty hunter Django (Jamie Foxx) informs people more than once in "Django Unchained." Of course, this being a Quentin Tarantino movie, it's the only thing that stays quiet in this bombastic and talkative action movie. more
Salt Lake Tribune ( 12/21/2012 10:45:16 AM -08:00 )

Anatomy of a Scene: 'Django Unchained'
In the middle of “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino's energetic mashup of spaghetti westerns and blacksploitation movies, comes a quiet and important scene. It's a moment involving Django's wife, the slave Broomhilda, played by Kerry Washington. more
New York Times (blog) ( 12/21/2012 10:37:06 AM -08:00 )

'Django Unchained' - A Masterpiece From The King Of Genre
The “D” may be silent, but the “A+” scores aren't. Quentin Tarantino's new spaghetti western Django Unchained delivers one of the best times you'll have at the movies all year, in the director's best film in almost two decades (which is saying a lot). First and more
Forbes ( 12/21/2012 8:54:49 AM -08:00 )

Walton Goggins fulfills a dream with 'Django Unchained' role
Like any young actor starting his career in the early '90s, Walton Goggins would have cut off somebody's ear to get cast in a Quentin Tarantino film. It took him two decades to make it happen and land a role in the new “Django Unchained,” which opens on more
Washington Post ( 12/21/2012 8:44:45 AM -08:00 )

John Legend Song for 'Django Unchained' Is 'About Retribution'
John Legend Song for John Legend was holed up in a London recording studio with Paul Epworth, at work on his next album (due in May), when he was inspired to pen a song for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained soundtrack. "I had been reading about the film, very early on more
RollingStone.com ( 12/21/2012 8:34:31 AM -08:00 )

Jackson: Shyamalan hasn't made a good movie in years
Samuel L. Jackson has criticised his 'Unbreakable' director M. Night Shyamalan, saying that he hasn't made a good movie in years. The 64-year-old actor believes the filmmaker hasn't produced a good movie since their collaboration on the 2000 thriller, and more
Irish Examiner ( 12/21/2012 8:14:43 AM -08:00 )

Tarantino talks 'Django Unchained'
There has never been a western quite like Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Although the hero's name is borrowed from Sergio Corbucci's 1966 cult classic starring Franco Nero (who makes a cameo here), the two films have little in common. Django more
MiamiHerald.com (registration) ( 12/21/2012 8:07:39 AM -08:00 )

The Amorality of 'Django Unchained'
The Amorality of Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming film raises ethical questions, and then pointlessly takes a shotgun to them. django amorality 615 twc melber.jpg. TWC. Standing before the stars assembled at the New York premiere of his new, proudly controversial film, more
The Atlantic ( 12/21/2012 7:25:39 AM -08:00 )

A brief, illustrated history of Quentin Tarantino
A brief, illustrated history of Quentin TarantinoFrom Reservoir Dogs to Django Unchained, U.S. director Quentin Tarantino has joined the canon of great filmmakers with his distinct — if hyper-violent — filmic style. Below, to celebrate the release of Django, which stars Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, more
National Post ( 12/21/2012 5:47:38 AM -08:00 )

Review: Django Unchained is classic Tarantino
Django Unchained. 4.5 out of 5. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christopher Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Don Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by: Quentin Tarantino. Duration: 165 min. Parental guidance: language, violence, brief nudity more
Montreal Gazette ( 12/21/2012 5:03:41 AM -08:00 )

The top five films to see in the New Year
Dealing with the controversial issues of slavery, prostitution and the KKK, Quentin Tarantino wanted the subject matter of Django Unchained to address the problems he believes “America has never dealt with.” But in true Tarantino style, Django Unchained more
The Independent (blog) ( 12/21/2012 4:39:25 AM -08:00 )