Looks like that cool, hip slave owner and house slave action figure combo pack you were going to buy your nephew for his birthday next week has been discontinued. As TMZ reports, after heavy protests from several advocacy groups, the Weinstein Company has halted production of it’s line of Django Unchained toy dolls.
Are the toys racist or offensive? For one thing, they’re really not meant for kids to play with but as collectibles for fans of the Quentin Tarantino film. But considering how controversial the film became for its use of the n-word and its depiction of slavery in the United States just before the dawn of the Civil War, it’s understandable that some people might find the decision to make toys based on the characters inflammatory. To find out what local communities think, those irreverent folks over at ScreenJunkies took the toys down to South Central, LA (familiar to any Boyz in the Hood fans out there) and asked local residents to review the toy line. Enjoy.
It ain’t much, but we do so dig Olivia Wilde, so when she showed up on the red carpet for the Django Unchained premiere in a revealing top, well, we just had to reveal her to you as well.
Olivia Wilde remains one of those sextastic celebrities that we pine, long, and yearn for doing more skin-baring scenes in movies, if not private naughty cell phone pictures. While Olivia has performed quite topless on screen before, and we applaud that with all of our gusto, we really would kill to see much more. Maybe it was that comment she made to a magazine recently about how much she enjoys marathon sex sessions, but we’ve got a wild-type hankering for Olivia these days. Enjoy.
You can expect more than just the usual spaghetti Western stuff from Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained when it hits theaters on Christmas day. That’s because the movie doesn’t belong in that genre. Instead, it’s said to be classified as a ‘Southern.’
It’s highly likely that Quentin’s the only one who knows what a Southern is, so to clue everyone in on what it is, they’ve released a simple but straightforward infographic which you can check out after the break. Aside from featuring the main characters of the movie, the inforgraphic also breaks down the five elements that a Southern is supposed to have. Read more… »
The new trailer for Django Unchained is so fantastic that you can’t help but be excited for Tarantino’s newest adventure. The latest footage shows us a lot more of Leonardo DiCaprio’s villainous Calvin Candie, with the Titanic star already impressing with his efforts.
Released on Christmas Day it promises to be that last great cinematic adventure of 2012. But how will it measure up to the chinned wonders’ previous work? Well if it features scenes like these then I’m sure it’ll be fine … Enjoy.
Quentin Tarantino has apparently stolen lines from an actor in Django Unchained because he loved the character so damn much, which will see him return to the screen for the first time in quite a while, having forsaken this acting lark for his last few films.
TV star Rex Linn, who is playing Tennessee Harry in the ‘southern western’, has revealed that, ‘Quentin told me that he liked the scene so much he wanted to be in it, too, and that he would also be taking some of my lines. So you’ll know the scenes when you see them.’
Tarantino and Linn will apparently be on screen with both Don Johnson and Jonah Hill so it’ll be pretty memorable. But what other director cameos have stolen the limelight from the films that they appeared in?
The movies of 2012 have already treated us so well it seems rather unfair to want more from it. First off we had The Hunger Games, which made the largest worldwide opening weekend total for a movie not released during the summer or the holiday period.
This was followed up by The Avengers, which was adored by both critics and audiences alike, going on to amass the third highest box office total ever. Plus watching Thor, Captain America, The Hulk and Iron-Man work together was sensational.
Then we had three weeks where The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises were both thrust upon us and devoured by an adoring public. And of course, they were equally as incredible as the films that had come before them.
But what else have we still got to look forward to in 2012?
A new international trailer has been released for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘southern’ Django Unchained and it shows us some extra footage from the film, which is enough to make any major cinephile fall to their knees and thank the lord for the medium.
Django has been causing quite a stir over the last few days as people have seen that Tarantino has taken to the western like the proverbial duck to water.
In this trailer we get to see a little more of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Calvin Candie as well as Kerry Washington’s voluptuous Broomhilda, who is Jamie Foxx’s Django’s estranged wife and being held by Candie. Once again Christoph Waltz steals the show as Dr. King Schultz the dentist/bounty hunter who seems like one of Tarantino’s deadliest ever creations.
Take a look above for the international trailer and as per usual, it’s filled with the kind of quotable quips you’d expect from a Tarantino script. Enjoy.