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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.

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.

Things I'd Like To See In "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Comedy
Jon Chattman

For the most part, sequel to iconic films tend to disappoint. For every Godfather and X2, there seem to be dozens upon dozens of films like Arthur 2:...

When Daniel Day-Lewis Almost Starred In 'Pulp Fiction'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

Can you imagine Daniel Day-Lewis arguing with Samuel L. Jackson about the meaning of foot massages? Well, at one point in the development process of "...

'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...

What Now, Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Now that his first comeback movie has seriously bombed, what's next for Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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.

'Django' Action Figures Discontinued

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- The Weinstein Co. has asked a toy maker to discontinue a line of "Django Unchained" action figures after receiving complaints that they...

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.

2 Live Crew Vet Calls Spike Lee A 'Scheming Uncle Tom'

Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment

2 Live Crew veteran Luther Campbell has come out swinging against Spike Lee, taking issue with the director's harsh critique of Quentin Tarantino's "D...

Bennu Unchained: The 'Black Moses Barbie' Series

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 03.17.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

The seemingly endless media spectacle that is Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, was given a new burst of energy with the recent revelation that a line of "slave action figures" based on characters from the film had been developed.

Tarantino Drops N-Word At The Golden Globe Awards

Posted 01.17.2013 | Black Voices

The controversy surrounding Quentin Tarantino's usage of the n-word in "Django Unchained" has been a popular topic as of late in entertainment world. ...

Don't Blame Violence on Tarantino Movies

Adam Hamdy | Posted 03.16.2013 | Media
Adam Hamdy

Violence and good stories have gone hand in hand for years. If we try to curb the level of violence in contemporary stories, we may lose something valuable. If we truly want to solve the issue of horrific acts of violence in society, we must get to the root of the problem.

In Praise of Context

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are losing context. Every single day. And we don't seem to notice. Or care. We dispute it and disrespect it and otherwise dismiss it. Our love affair with all that is new, different and sensational leads us to fashion a society that has fewer and fewer ties to the past or memories of it.

Why I Won't be Seeing the Oscar-Winning Movie This Year

Joan Gage | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

This year, it's looking as if I won't be buying tickets to most of the nominees for Best Picture, because I have this built-in protective mechanism which keeps me away from exceptionally violent films.

Quentin Tarantino: Slavery Still Exists

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.16.2013 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Quentin Tarantino, who delves into Deep South history in his revenge saga "Django Unchained," says slavery continues in ...

Big Win For Quentin Tarantino

Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment

Quentin Tarantino has won Best Screenplay at the 2013 Golden Globes. Tarantino, who wrote "Django Unchained," defeated Mark Boal ("Zero Dark Thirty...

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

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.31.2014 | 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.

'I'm Not Your Slave': Quentin Tarantino Slams Interviewer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.11.2013 | Entertainment

Quentin Tarantino has been doing press for "Django Unchained" since early December, and it appears the director has reached his limit. During a si...

A Completely Uninformed Oscar Nomination Analysis

John Lopez | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

I'm going to advocate that Oscar bloggers, much like starting pitchers, should be on rotation with mandatory rest years in-between. But before I start my online petition, I figured I'd muse on today's Oscar nominations from my completely uninformed point of view.

Movie Review: The Baytown Outlaws

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I kept wanting to dismiss The Baytown Outlaws and it kept yanking me back into it. Again, I emphasize that it has no interest in being a great film, just an entertaining one with a grindhouse ethos.

*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.