The entertainment world is still reeling from the loss of one of the true icons of modern cinema, Tony Scott, who died on Sunday after jumping off of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, CA. Though Scott received few accolades for the movies he directed, he consistently turned out entertaining hits and his kinetic visual style has been influencing other action movie directors since his sophomore effort, Top Gun, became an instant classic in 1986.
In addition to sending Tom "Maverick" Cruise's career into the stratosphere, Scott helped advance fledgling filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's career when he directed the Tarantino-scripted neo-noir crime-romance movie True Romance, which is arguably Scott's best work. Scott was also Denzel Washington's director-of-choice, with five collaborations between the two, starting with Crimson Tide in 1995 and ending with Scott's last movie as a director, Unstoppable, in 2010. more about Tony Scott >> Posted 08.22.12 by BrentJS
Forget the photos. Forget the teaser poster, the additional photos, and the trailer teaser. The first full trailer for director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained is now online and it delivers.
Described as a "Southern," Django Unchained seems less a mix of Spaghetti Western set in the pre-Civil War South and more a vengeful action movie on par with Tarantino's previous effort, Inglourious Basterds. Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz pair as a freed slave and a German bounty hunter, respectively, and Leonardo DiCaprio looks like he's relishing his chance to play an evil slave-owning villain and object of Foxx's vengeance. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.07.12 by Ryan
Gentleman, you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.
We'll echo the words spoken here by Leonardo DiCaprio's character.
The first trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained will be shown in theaters before Prometheus this weekend, but Entertainment Tonight (of all places), will premiere the trailer tomorrow. Today, the show released a preview of the trailer, giving us our first look at the Tarantino "Spaghetti Southern."
The teaser, of course, is short. But from the snippet, we can tell that at the very least, Django Unchained looks and feels very different from Tarantino's previous work. Watch the teaser for the new trailer >> Posted 06.05.12 by Chris
Despite the somewhat troubling number of actors who accepted roles in Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, Django Unchained, only to drop out at the last minute — Kevin Costner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell all exited due to "scheduling conflicts" — producer Harvey Weinstein last week promised that Tarantino's revenge-driven "Southern" (a "Spaghetti Western" set in the Deep South) may yet be "adding a couple of 'surprise' co-stars." Who those co-stars might be was anyone's guess until a new batch of images from the movie revealed that one of them is none other than the original "Django" himself, Italian actor Franco Nero, who starred in Sergio Corbucci's 1966 Spaghetti Western Django, which served, among other movies, as inspiration for Django Unchained. see the new images >> Posted 05.29.12 by BrentJS
The body count is always high in Quentin Tarantino movies, but it's usually the characters who drop like flies and not the actors (idiomatically speaking) attached to play those characters. Tarantino's latest, Django Unchained, a revenge-fueled tale set in the South two years before the Civil War, lost both veteran actor Kevin Costner and hot up-and-comer Joseph Gordon-Levitt due to scheduling conflicts — some entertainment sites list Jonah Hill as a third dropout, but he never accepted a role — and now two more actors have left the movie.
According to a tweet by Jeff Sneider of Variety, Kurt Russell, who starred in Tarantino's half of Grindhouse, Death Proof, and who only accepted the role of sadistic slave trainer Ace Woody in Django Unchained after Costner dropped out, has also exited the movie without explanation. This is a significant loss for the movie considering the importance of the character as the major "heavy." A less significant, but no less disappointing, loss to the cast is Sacha Baron Cohen, who recently revealed on the The Howard Stern Show that the press tour for his new movie, The Dictator, has forced him to relinquish his cameo role in the movie. It's unclear how these losses will affect the production schedule. more about Django Unchained >> Posted 05.10.12 by BrentJS
Without the benefit of a trailer, the first peek audiences have had of director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained was with its recently released teaser poster, which merely showed the silhouettes of the characters played by Academy Award–winning actors Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds). Finally, The Weinstein Company has revealed a first look photo of the two actors in costume, as well as a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio as the movie's villain.
Set two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained follows Foxx as the slave Django, who is freed by German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Waltz) on the condition that they work together to kill the murderous Brittle Brothers. Thus begins an unlikely partnership as Django works towards freeing his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from the slave trade. see the photos >> Posted 04.26.12 by Ryan
The first teaser poster has arrived for writer-director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained and it looks, well, pretty familiar. Just as Tarantino's Spaghetti Western-inspired movie started to take off last year, a fan-made poster of a silhouetted gunman on a horse shooting the chains of a shackled man appeared. The new teaser poster, released by The Weinstein Company, uses a similar red background and chain, and features two silhouetted figures at the bottom, presumably the freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz).
The studio has also released an official synopsis, which offers a detailed description of the movie, to the point of seeming spoilerish. While the movie was known to be about Django and his attempts to rescue his wife from a sadistic slave owner (Leonardo DiCaprio), Tarantino has plenty more in store for audiences, which should come as no surprise after having to split Kill Bill into two movies. read the synopsis and see the full poster >> Posted 04.13.12 by Ryan
Yet another actor has become "unchained" from writer-director Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, Django Unchained. First, Kevin Costner dropped out of the revenge-driven "Southern" (a "Spaghetti Western" set in the Deep South) as brutal slave trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell will take his place). Now, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has also had to take a pass due to scheduling conflicts with the filming of his directorial debut, Don Jon's Addiction, in which he will also co-star alongside Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. what did JGL say? >> Posted 04.06.12 by BrentJS
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has worked with an enviable list of veteran directors — Christopher Nolan (2010's Inception and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises), Steven Spielberg (the upcoming biopic Lincoln), and Spike Lee (2008's Miracle at St. Anna) to name a few. For his next project, Gordon-Levitt will team up with an untested, first-time director: himself.
Deadline reports that Gordon-Levitt will write, direct and star in an untitled comedy that will co-star Scarlett Johansson. Details on the movie are few, though Gordon-Levitt did reveal that the movie is a "sexy comedy" about a modern-day Don Juan who decides he wants to become less of a "selfish d**k," with Gordon-Levitt playing the character. "I wrote myself a helluva role, one that people wouldn’t necessarily thought of me for," the 50/50 actor admitted. more from gordon-levitt on his new movie >> Posted 02.08.12 by Ryan
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will appear in four movies in 2012 — the highly-anticipated sequel The Dark Knight Rises with director Christopher Nolan; the bike messenger thriller Premium Rush; the sci-fi thriller Looper, which reunites him with his Brick director Rian Johnson; and Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln to end the year. Gordon-Levitt recently admitted that his incredible success as-of-late has everything to do with replacing James Franco in Nolan's 2010 blockbuster Inception.
"I wonder about that a lot," Gordon-Levitt told The Sundance Channel about his Inception casting. "Something goes one way, something goes another, you were five minutes late, etc. But Chris and me very much see eye-to-eye." will gordon-levitt appear in Django unchained? >> Posted 01.31.12 by Ryan