A new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained features a track from hit recording artist, John Legend. We also get a little bit of new footage that shows Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) training up Django (Jamie Foxx) in the ways of gun-fighting and bounty-hunting.
The film also stars Kerry Washington, Leonard DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, and Tom Savini. Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day. More information on the Django Unchained soundtrack can be found right here. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and listen to Legend’s track, “Who Did That To You?”
Yesterday, we reported that toymaker NECA was planning to release action figures based on Aliens as well as a replica of the gravity gun from Half-Life. Now they have even more good stuff on the ways: Django Unchained dolls! Yes, you can play in your very own Big House with dolls for Django (Jamie Foxx), Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), Butch (James Remar), Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), and Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). While NECA are calling these “action figures”, these toys are dolls. Dolls have cloth clothing. The only thing missing is a pull string that makes the dolls utter racial epithets.
Hit the jump see images of these toys and find out where you can buy them.
A new trailer for director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been released online. The trailer opens with Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Gatsby telling Tobey Maguire‘s Nick Carraway his life story, complete with colorful flashbacks and fast cuts. We see much more of the individual performances in this trailer, and DiCaprio plays Gatsby with a slightly sinister quality that makes me curious to see more. The visuals again look spectacular; if there’s one thing that can be gleaned from the two trailers we’ve seen thus far, it’s that Luhrmann has brought the Jazz Age to the big screen in a way that we’ve never seen before. The second half of the trailer switches out the hip-hop for a hard rock version of The Turtles‘ “So Happy Together,” and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of contemporary music the ambitious filmmaker uses in the actual film.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth Debicki. The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10, 2013.
Warner Bros. has slowly been releasing character posters for director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby over the last couple of days, but now the poster featuring Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) as the title character has finally become available. Along with DiCaprio are new character sheets featuring Carey Mulligan (Drive) as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) as Nick Carraway. Be sure to check out the previously released posters here and here.
Also starring Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke, The Great Gatsby opens May 10, 2013. Hit the jump to view the new posters.
In director Steven Spielberg’s four decade-long career, the filmmaker has tackled a variety of genres and topics that amounts to a delightfully diverse oeuvre. In the early 2000s, Spielberg was coming off three back-to-back films that dealt with fairly heady material (Saving Private Ryan, A.I., and Minority Report) and decided to tackle something a bit lighter. He assembled a top notch cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, and the result is arguably one of the most entertaining films of Spielberg’s entire career: Catch Me If You Can. The 2002 film has been digitally remastered and released on Blu-ray for the very first time, and you can read my review of the home video release after the jump.
Warner Bros. has released a number of new high-resolution images from some of their upcoming 2013 titles. Briefly:
- Bullet to the Head – Written and directed by action veteran Walter Hill, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, and Jason Momoa. The film opens on February 1, 2013.
- 42 – Directed by Brian Helgeland, the Jackie Robinson biopic stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, and Jon Bernthal. The film opens on April 12, 2013.
- The Great Gatsby – Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this 3D adaptation stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. The film opens May 10, 2013.
- We’re the Millers – Directed by Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball), this pot comedy stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts. The film opens on August 9, 2013.
- Getaway – Directed by Courtney Solomon and Yaron Levy, this thriller set within the confines of a car stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, and Jon Voight. The film opens on August 30, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.
The second major critics organization has announced its Best of 2012 winners, and director Kathryn Bigelow’s drama Zero Dark Thirty is once again the victor. The National Board of Review named Zero Dark Thirty the best film of the year, also awarding Kathryn Bigelow with Best Director and Jessica Chastain with Best Actress. Bradley Cooper bested heavyweight Daniel Day-Lewis for the Best Actor trophy for his work in Silver Linings Playbook, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Ann Dowd took home the supporting awards for Django Unchained and Compliance, respectively. Other notable wins include Rian Johnson’s Looper script winning Best Original Screenplay (huzzah!) and Les Miserables being named Best Ensemble, with The Perks of Being a Wallflower (huzzah again!) and Argo making the Top 10 list.
It certainly looks like the critics will be rallying around Zero Dark Thirty this year, but as we’ve seen many times in the past, the critics’ pick doesn’t always match up with Oscar. Since 2000, only two NBR Best Film winners have gone on to win the Oscar: No Country for Old Men and Slumdog Millionaire. Other past NBR Best Film winners include Hugo, The Social Network, and Up in the Air. Hit the jump for the full list of 2012′s honorees.
It’s only been three years since writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s last masterwork hit screens, but the wait for his Inglourious Basterds follow-up has nevertheless felt much longer. At last Django Unchained is set to be unleashed across the country over the upcoming Christmas holiday, but the first screenings of the film took place this past weekend. Tarantino has yet to make an outright bad movie (the quality of Death Proof may or may not be a point of contention), so hopes have been high for the Western Django Unchained. Full reviews are still under embargo, but a few well-respected professionals provided some quick reactions on Twitter following the first screenings, and it appears that QT has delivered yet another winner with an especially keen sense of humor. Moreover, the runtime has been revealed to be a lengthy 2 hours and 40 minutes. Hit the jump to read some reactions.
The final trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has landed and it’s punctuated with gun shots and one-liners. There’s not much here you haven’t seen already but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. And if you liked the song that accompanied the trailer (Rick Ross’ “100 Black Coffins”), you’ll be happy to find the full soundtrack listing and info on how to pre-order it after the jump.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonard DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, and Tom Savini, Django Unchained opens on December 25th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and find out more about the soundtrack.
New 60-second TV spots have been released for Django Unchained. For those unfamiliar with the film, Jamie Foxx stars as the titular Django, an escaped slave who goes to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from sadistic plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) by teaming up with bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). These TV spots are in line with all the other ads we’ve seen, and it looks like The Weinstein Company is just about done showing off new footage, which is fine by me. While other potential Oscar-contenders like Zero Dark Thirty and Les Miserables have already begun to build buzz, Django still remains under wraps, although with yearly awards from critics’ groups closing in, the silence will break soon enough.
Hit the jump to check out the TV spots. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, and Tom Savini. Django Unchained opens on December 25th.
Oscar season is in full swing, folks. 2012 has been a fantastic year in film so far, and with merely weeks to go before 2013 begins there are still a couple of highly anticipated films that have yet to be seen. Just like last year, I’ll be running down a preview of the upcoming Oscar race during this fine Thanksgiving week, giving readers a look at what the state of the race looks like right now. To be clear, this isn’t a personal list but rather an objective look at how things look to be shaping up. I’ve divided each category into frontrunners, likely to be nominated, and other contenders in order to parse out where things stand at the moment. There are multiple strong contenders in nearly every category, so this is looking to be a rather heated run to the finish line.
We’ll be looking at a couple of different major categories each day over the next four days, and we’re kicking things off with the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories. Hit the jump to read on.
The website for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained has recently been relaunched, and subsequently a batch of new goodies have also been released. Included in the grab bag is a handful of character-centered wallpapers and a new 60-second preview that features a few flashes of new footage. The images give us new looks at the cast (Walton Goggins!) and serve to only increase some already high anticipation for the pic. Moreover, the new website is a lot of fun to play around with, so I highly suggest checking it out.
Hit the jump to take a look at the new wallpapers along with the preview. The film also stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson, and Samuel L. Jackson. Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day.
After previously seeing a number of impressive character posters for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained, the first theatrical one-sheet has now been released. I love the color scheme, as the characters are shown in black and white backed by a splatter of bright red blood. The poster also boasts the film’s tagline and teases Tarantino’s swell cast of Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, “and Don Johnson as Big Daddy.”
Hit the jump to check out the poster in full. Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day.
New images have surfaced for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and they show off our first looks at co-stars Walton Goggins (The Shield) and Don Johnson (Miami Vice) in costume. Goggins stars as Billy Crash, a ruthless overseer of Cavin Candie’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) plantation and trainer for slaves who will be pitted against each other in a fight to the death. Johnson is expected to star in the film as Spencer Gordon Bennet, a fellow slave owner who encounters Django (Jamie Foxx) and Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) whilst they are in pursuit of their bounty.
Django Unchained, also starring Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Franco Nero, opens in the U.S. on Christmas Day. Hit the jump to see the new images.
As we close in on Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained (only two months away!), another trailer has popped up online. While the latest domestic trailer was pretty good, this new international trailer is absolutely terrific. It provides our best look at the film yet with plenty of new footage (some could argue a little too much), plot details, and character motivations. And all of it looks amazing. Also, it’s pretty easy to win me over when your spaghetti western-style movie leads off its trailer with the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Samuel L. Jackson. Django Unchained opens December 25th.