From playing a homeless teen on Growing Pains to becoming late nineties' definitive heartthrob to starring in the Oscar-winning Django Unchanined, Leonardo DiCaprio has had one heck of a career. This week, a 3D movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby opens in theaters with DiCaprio taking on the role of the hottest host in West Egg, Mr. Jay Gatsby himself. We decided now would be the perfect time to rate the top ten movies starring the three-time Oscar nominee, so head over to the list and vote for your favorite Leonardo DiCaprio flicks.
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Posted 05.07.13 by reelz
The 85th Academy Awards are less than a week away, and with 84 Best Picture winners so far sometimes it becomes hard to keep track of all the must-see movies. Digital filmmaker Nelson Carvajal has made this easy with a beautiful four-minute supercut of all Best Picture Winners throughout the Oscar ages up to 2013. With so many Oscar-related spoofs and parodies in existence, this stunning mesh of clips is a refreshing change and definitely a good use of four minutes. Take a look. Watch The Video >> Posted 02.21.13 by reelz
Even though visionary writer-director Quentin Tarantino is arguably at the height of his career right now, with his latest movie, the Western-set-in-the-Deep South Django Unchained, both a commercial success — at $138 million and counting it is his highest-grossing North American release — and a critical favorite — it's nominated for five Academy Awards (on top of the Golden Globe it earned him for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture) — he is no less a controversial and divisive filmmaker today than when his first movie debuted back in 1992. Fellow filmmaker and frequent Tarantino critic Spike Lee is one of the most vocal opponents of his latest movie, saying Django Unchained is "disrespectful" of the history of slavery (though he admitted that he hasn't seen the movie and has no intention of seeing it). Other important figures in the black community have come out in support of the movie, however, such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, who applauded Django Unchained, saying that it captured "the cultural, physical and psychological pain" of slavery.
If you're one of the many for whom Django Unchained was an introduction to the violent, cool, hyper-realistic world of Quentin Tarantino cinema and now you are wondering what you've been missing all of these years (or, conversely, you hated it and want some more fuel to heap on the Tarantino fire), we've put together a list of movies that can help you become more knowledgeable of the style and language of his movies. We're not promising that you're going to love all of the movies on the list or get all of his cultural and cinematic references, but, in less than eight hours' time, you will be able to hold your own the next time Tarantino's name pops up in conversation. Let's do it! Both barrels blazing! >> Posted 01.22.13 by BrentJS
In acting, sometimes a great performance stands alone, and other times an ensemble can come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Beards can be the same way.
While there were many beards that achieved greatness on their own this year, we found that there were also several instances of a group of beards creating something that no single beard could achieve on its own. For this reason we decided to devote a Reelzie category to best beard ensemble. Vote for the Best Beard Ensemble of 2012 >> Posted 01.08.13 by Mandy
One (more) last look at Tarantino's latest classic.
The supposed "final" trailer for writer-director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained was released earlier this month, but now that the movie has been nominated for five Golden Globes (including Best Motion Picture - Drama) and placed on several "best of 2012" year-end lists, the Weinstein Company has unveiled yet another trailer.
The plot has remained the same: Django (Jamie Foxx) is freed from slavery by German dentist King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) and becomes a bounty hunter in hopes of finding the man (Leonardo DiCaprio) who owns his wife (Kerry Washington). The latest trailer is enhanced by a new track from John Legend titled "Who Did That to You?" as it reveals new footage from the upcoming release.trailers that hit the bullseye
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer and a clip from the movie >> Posted 12.24.12 by Ryan
Lincoln is already having a successful awards season and it’s only mid-December. The presidential biopic had a strong showing at the SAG nominations on Wednesday, and today the Spielberg-helmed Lincoln snagged seven Golden Globe nominations. Argo and Django Unchained each scored five nods apiece, with Django dominating the Supporting Actor field. Both Christopher Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio were nominated in the category for their work in the Tarantino western revenge flick, though the Hollywood Foreign Press Association shut out Django himself, Jamie Foxx, from the Best Actor category.
The full list of this year's Golden Globe nominees is below. Tune in to Hollywood Dailies for full coverage of the upcoming awards show, as well as the full red-carpet season. See the Complete List of Nominees >> Posted 12.13.12 by reelz
Which of this year's movies deserve the industry’s highest honor?
This has been an incredible year for movie lovers, especially fans of genre movies. There were fewer superheroes on the big screen, but they ruled the box office, nonetheless, with smartly written, ingeniously directed and just plain fun comic book adaptations coming in first, second, and fifth on the list of the highest-grossing movies of the year. Sci-fi fans were made to suffer through a couple of early duds, but had their patience rewarded with the return of some classic characters and one of the most influential directors to work in the genre after a thirty-year hiatus. Fantasy fans got to choose between whimsical and warrior Snow Whites, and the world's most popular vampire couple had a baby, not to mention that the greatest high fantasy franchise of all time returns to theaters this month after a decade slumbering in the Shire. (Horror fans got the short end of the
stake stick this year, with too many sequels and not enough original content.)
Women continued to assert themselves in 2012, with more female-driven comedies getting laughs for the kinds of jokes once reserved for men, and the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director is almost a sure thing for another nomination. Independent studios also made a splash this year, turning out several engaging, moving, and downright brilliant dramas that are every bit as good as the big studio dramas with A-list directors.
Which movies were the best? Which ones deserve the honor of being nominated for the movie industry's top prize? That's up to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to decide, but we want to know what you think. Ignore genre and tell us which movies deserve to be nominated for Oscars, whether for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature or Best Documentary.
Top 10 Most Oscar-Worthy Movies of 2012 >>
Posted 12.11.12 by BrentJS
"Say, what is your name, boy?"
At this point, it's quite possible that many are familiar with writer-director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Southern" Django Unchained. The upcoming movie's many TV spots, trailers and international trailers have offered the essence of the movie's plot: former slave Django (Jamie Foxx) joins German dentist King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) in the bounty hunting business so he can search for his wife (Kerry Washington), who is now the property of lecherous slave owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). The latest (and last) theatrical trailer for Django Unchained doesn't reveal any secrets, but getting fresh looks at DiCaprio's portrayal of Candie and more shots of Foxx shooting or whipping enemies into submission only offers further proof of why we're so excited to see the movie next month.all the latest trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 12.03.12 by Ryan
Much attention is given to the Summer Movie Season for all of its superheroic spectacles and family-friendly films, but December is often the best month out of the year to go to the movies. Studios typically save a few monstrously big "popcorn" movies for December to capitalize on the holiday and semester breaks, and there are always a slew of Oscar hopefuls squeezed into the last month of the year in the hopes they will still be fresh in the minds of Academy members when it comes time to dish out the little gold statues in February.
This December is no different, with more than thirty new movies crowding into theaters between the 7th and the 28th. With the economy still sluggish and most of your "excess" funds likely allocated to buying presents or escaping from the cold for a few days, we decided to help you with your theatrical selections by narrowing the list down to the Top 10 Must-See Movies debuting next month. MUST-SEE MOVIES AHEAD >> Posted 11.30.12 by BrentJS
"Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest. And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way… To get lost… To forget where you came in."
Enter a vast cinematic world that feels very much like our own, but hyperrealistic — groovy, violent, romantic, frightening and filled with characters so interesting that even the most dastardly of them can be relatable, even likeable. The only rule in this world is that revenge can and will be served, be it at the end of a legendary samurai's sword or in a hail of double-barreled justice. Oooh, that’s a bingo! >> Posted 11.20.12 by BrentJS