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'Django Unchained

Western Flicks and the Academy Awards: The Values We Live and Die By

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

As a tribute to the classic Western, the ones that stay with you long after the credits have faded, here are 10 of my favorite Western classics.

Put a Face on It

Anna Deavere Smith | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Anna Deavere Smith

An unusual number of films nominated for Oscars this year deal with real people, real histories, and real dilemmas. Artists brought the tools of big screen virtuosity, humor, beauty and sometimes brutality to images fished from the real world. At the same time, critics and members of the casual public asked that filmmakers be guardians of fact and responsible for the impact of their fiction. Interestingly, this movement dovetailed into calls for Hollywood to speak up about its role in gun violence. That artists are called to be more responsible and "true" is a tip of hat to their power. At this moment, the arts revealed our national politics, our ills and our triumphs. Could arts do yet more to influence our politics?

Watch Oscars Predictions Smackdown: HuffPost vs. Gold Derby Editors

Tom O'Neil | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Call it Oscars Armageddon -- our final, fiercest battle of derby season. HuffPost editors Michael Hogan and Chris Rosen and I have clashed over predictions often during the previous months, but no one is vanquished -- yet.

YouTube's Best Parodies of Oscars 2013 Best Picture Nominees (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

For your pre-Oscars 2013 enjoyment, What's Trending gathered YouTube's most popular parodies of the films nominated for Best Picture at this Year's Academy Awards.

Celluloid Patriotism in the United States of Oscar

H. Alan Scott | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

I'm a gold star film fan. I see it IN. THE. THEATER. Movies, though popular worldwide, are very much an American art form. Hashtag PATRIOTISM. Do I even have to tell you that Oscar season is my favorite time of year?

Money Jungle & I've Got Your Number: Conversations With Terri Lyne Carrington and Tom Wopat

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Holy Crap, 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy

For anyone who worries that "Saturday Night Live" doesn't take enough risks, we will kindly point you in the direction of "Djesus Uncrossed," which pu...

Idris Canned From 'Django' Role Due To Accent?

Posted 02.15.2013 | Black Voices

With this year’s annual Oscar Awards less than two weeks away, Quentin Tarantino’s highest grossing film, “Django Unchained,” is up for five n...

Interview: Actor Walton Goggins Gets Justified

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When he plays Boyd Crowder on FX's wildly entertaining Justified, Walton Goggins is the charming face of evil, the yin to the yang of Timothy Olyphant's Raylan Givens.

L.A.'s Italian Film Fest Honors Al Pacino With the Jack Valenti Legend Award

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

The Italian government has declared 2013 as "The Year of Italian Culture in the United States," and the west coast's celebration is highlighted by L.A. Italia, also known as the Italian Film Festival, which rolls into the Chinese Theatres on Hollywood Boulevard from February 17 - 23.

Liza Minnelli Celebrates Her Classic Cabaret -- and Guess What? -- She Didn't 'Go Like Elsie'

Liz Smith | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

More than anything, Cabaret enshrines forever Miss Minnelli at the peak of her powers, in the role she was born to play.

Django, ZD30: What Exactly Are We Arguing About?

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The discussion about Django seems diffuse and unfocused. People can't seem to agree about what it is they disagree about when criticizing or praising the film. The same is true of Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty.

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, Kerry!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.31.2013 | Black Voices

There's no denying that Kerry Washington has had an amazing year. The stunning actress has taken Hollywood by storm on both the small screen, in ABC's...

Django and a Major Black Film Festival's Stride to Broaden Lenses

Ise Lyfe | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Ise Lyfe

We're in America, so let's ask ourselves an honest question with regards to Django: What if a love story film set in slavery times about a Black man in search of his wife came out in the theaters today?

'Django Unchained' Mystery Character Explained

Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment

"Django Unchained" includes no shortage of deleted scenes. As director Quentin Tarantino said during during a press conference for the film last Decem...

Leonardo DiCaprio's Goal

Posted 01.25.2013 | Celebrity

Leonardo DiCaprio may be one of the biggest stars in the world, but he doesn't let that go to his head. Instead, he takes the time to reassess his lif...

Big Up: Let Down (Django, Us and Fiasco's Fiasco)

Amanda Seales | Posted 03.26.2013 | Black Voices
Amanda Seales

I know I'm a bit late but I never got a chance to write about this and I would very much like to write about this. I AM BLACK and I LOVED DJANGO. And so did a lot of my friends for that matter.

Django Unchained Actor Unwittingly Gives Tips on How to Manifest

Pam Grout | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Pam Grout

I recently heard Christoph Waltz interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air. He plays a German dentist turned bounty hunter in Django Unchained, Quentin ...

We Owe Spike Lee a Huge Apology

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

If you disagree with Spike... fine. But to disrespect and disregard him in the expression of that disagreement is wholly unacceptable. Spike Lee has earned better. Spike Lee doesn't need my help, but he does deserve our gratitude and respect.

How Does 'Django' Connect To 'Pulp Fiction'?

Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment

The interconnections between Quentin Tarantino's screenplays go further than Red Apple cigarettes. For instance, Alabama (Patricia Arquette) in th...

I Am So Psyched That Quentin Tarantino Is Going to Direct Downton Unchained

James Napoli | Posted 03.24.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

SPOILER ALERT: This entire article contains tons of spoilers about how every member of the upper-class family of Downton Abbey is systematically eliminated in various ways in slow-motion by an uprising of the servant class until the walls of Downton are soaked in aristocratic blood.

A Review of the Academy Awards Best Picture Films

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

I could write numerous articles on how Tarantino and DiCaprio got the shaft, how Christopher Nolan got cheated, and how Looper didn't even get a best original screenplay nomination, but I'll stick to just the Best Picture category to tear apart.

Jamie Foxx Responds To Spike Lee's 'Django' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment

Jaime Foxx isn't taking Spike Lee's criticism of "Django Unchained" lying down. In a sharp response to Lee's diss, Foxx calls the director "shady" and...

Beyond the N-Word: Falling Over the Cliff Debating Django

Emmett D. Carson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices
Emmett D. Carson

With all the problems facing African Americans, it is hard to believe the amount of time that is being wasted debating the merits of Quentin Tarantino's hit new "comedy," Django Unchained. What should we be talking about instead?

Django Unchained: Restorative Justice -- Who We Are, Who We Want to Be

Mary Adkins | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mary Adkins

Perhaps Tarantino's revenge fantasies are so powerful because of the vindictiveness that lies in us even as outside the cinema we pretend it isn't so, because we hope it isn't so.