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Django Unchained

Weekend Box Office: Zero Dark Thirty Tops While Gangster Squad Disappoints and Haunted House Exceeds Expectations

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty finally went wide this weekend and it grossed $24 million to top the weekend box office. All eyes were on this one, with the big question being whether critical acclaim and film punditry would translate into mainstream interest.

Oscar Buzz Bumps 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment

The Friday box office estimates for "Zero Dark Thirty" are in and they are looking good. While it has been playing in limited theaters since Dec. 19, ...

Why Django Unchained is One of the Most Important Movies of the Year

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.13.2013 | Entertainment
Bob Cesca

It's becoming clear to me that Tarantino made something far deeper than a spaghetti western. I've come to realize that his chosen homage/genre was simply a launching point into a much more substantive story about an unlikely friendship, joined in a quest for an unlikely love story.

Lookin' Good, Mr. Foxx!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Black Voices

Kerry Washington isn't the only "Django" star that can turn heads on the red carpet as the cast makes its way around the world promoting the blockbust...

Django Unchained Controversy: A Look At The Conundrum Tarantino's Latest Created In Progressive Black America

Jermaine Spradley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices
Jermaine Spradley

One of the more interesting, though hardly unexpected developments to accompany Django Unchained's release has been the peculiar predicament it has created for blacks who like to think of themselves as progressive or forward-thinking.

Django's Dennis Christopher Remembers the Foxiest 'Little Fox' of Them All

Liz Smith | Posted 03.13.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

Recently I interviewed Dennis Christopher, who has a juicy role in the current Oscar-nominated hit, Django Unchained. But way back in 1981, Dennis, who had "a kind of 'happening' film career," put it on hold to join the production of The Little Foxes.

Why Does The Academy Hate Leo?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

Another year, another Oscar snub for teen-heartthrob-turned-serious-actor Leonardo DiCaprio. "Django Unchained" netted nominations for Quentin Taranti...

The Best, Funniest Lines From Last Night's National Board of Review Gala

Vanity Fair | Posted 03.11.2013 | Celebrity
Vanity Fair

by Bennett Marcus, Vanity Fair Jessica Chastain, John Krasinski, and Anne Hathaway; photos courtesy of WWD, Steve Eichner, and Thomas Iannaccone Wh...

*Spoiler Alert* In Django Unchained, Couldn't Schultz Have Figured Out a Way To Kill Candie Without Having To Die Himself?

Quora | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger Yes, Shultz could've chosen any number of ...

'Django Unchained' And The Rabbis

Rabbi Doug Sagal | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Doug Sagal

The rabbis of old were interested in the why: Why was it necessary for the Israelites to develop their peoplehood in the crucible of slavery? "Django Unchained" is essentially Quentin Tarantino's exploration of exactly the same question.

Django Unchained: Comic Savagery, Outrageous Satire, Real History. Quentin Tarantino Rules the Old South!

Liz Smith | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

No matter the serious horrifying reality of slavery, still going on all over the world, Django Unchained is a western shoot 'em up classic of willful hilarity in the way it is presented.

Big Up: Let Down (India, Spike, Downton and More!)

Amanda Seales | Posted 03.10.2013 | Black Voices
Amanda Seales

This week's Big Ups go to a people speaking up for a change, a young girl with warrior strength, and the return of a bunch of turn of the century British snobs to my living room.

'Django' Action Figures Draw Protests

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment

Slavery-era action figures tied to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" are raising questions about whether they're appropriate. A line of figures ...

Tarantino On 'Django': Real Slavery Was 'A Thousand Times Worse'

AP | Posted 01.09.2013 | Black Voices

BERLIN -- Quentin Tarantino says the brutal abuse of black slaves shown in his latest movie "Django Unchained" pales in comparison to the violence tha...

Paul Mooney Is Not Supporting ‘Django Unchained'

Black America Web | Posted 01.07.2013 | Black Voices

Paul Mooney joined the TJMS to talk about his latest show at the Addison Improv, however, after briefly poking fun at Sybil Wilkes for visiting the Ma...

Movies That Will Definitely Get Oscar Nominations (2013 Edition)

Spencer Green | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Academy Award nominations for 2012 films will be announced on Thursday, January 10; the following are the most likely contenders. Good luck to them all:

Django, Django, Django

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 03.09.2013 | Black Voices
Lauren Brown Jarvis

At this point, I care not whether you agree or disagree, are on #teamSpike or #teamTarantino, I'm just pleased slave narrative is getting so much press.

'Django Unchained': Selling Slaves as Action Figures

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.09.2013 | Black Voices

Academy Award-winner Quentin Tarantino is laughing all the way to the bank this week. The controversial film auteur and his longtime studio chief-part...

Tavis Smiley On 'Django Unchained' | Posted 01.09.2013 | Black Voices

The author and host of the Tavis Smiley show discusses filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s treatment of black culture in the new Western Django Unchained ...

It's Absurd to Associate Django Unchained With Black Culture

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 03.08.2013 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

Quentin Tarantino's film, Django Unchained has as much to do with the history and culture of American descendants of African slaves as Dumbo has to do with the plight of Weimar Jewry.

Weekend Box Office: Texas Chainsaw 3D Tops the First Weekend of 2013 While Promised Land Tanks

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Texas Chainsaw 3D topped the box office this weekend with a robust $23 million. That this under-marketed film was still able to kick up a solid opening is proof of the franchise's long-standing popularity with genre fans (this is the seventh entry in 40 years).

Katt Williams Threatens 'Django' Director

Posted 01.09.2013 | Black Voices

Quentin Tarantino thinks he can say the N-word. But I checked with all of Ni**adom and nobody knows where he got his pass from. I hope he didn't get i...

'Texas Chainsaw' Takes An Early Box Office Lead

Posted 01.05.2013 | Entertainment

The Friday estimates are in and "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is leading the weekend box office. The latest in the "Texas Chainsaw" franchise brought in $10...

Popcorn Preview: Django Unchained

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Django Unchained (2012) Cast includes: Jamie Foxx (Ray), Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception), Kerry Washington ...

Is This Kerry Washington's Biggest Fashion Fail?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.04.2013 | Black Voices

Kerry Washington is a true style star. The "Scandal" actress is nearly flawless whenever she steps out. However, her latest ensemble has us a bit puzz...