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Katt Williams Threatens To Punch Quentin Tarantino Over N-Word In 'Django Unchained'; Sam Jackson Baits Reporter To Say It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 1:16 PM
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There has been no shortage of opinion over Quentin Tarantino's hit slavery/western vengeance pic "Django Unchained." Even though neither of them have actually seen it, Spike Lee and Antoine Fuqua have both weighed in on the matter, but the debate still rages, particularly over the use of the word "nigger" in the film. And now two more people are letting their voices be heard on the matter.

Watch: Garret Dillahunt Goes Into The Basement In Deleted Scene From 'Looper'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 12:44 PM
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One movie that's showing up on a handful of top ten lists for 2012 -- including our own Drew Taylor -- is the time-bending "Looper." Indeed, in our review of the film we called it Rian Johnson's finest achievement yet. And with the movie arriving on home video this week, there is even more to dig into, including some stuff that didn't make it into the final cut.

New Images Of Tony Leung In Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 12:25 PM
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You've already seen it on our list of the 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2013, and now here's a closer look at Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster," his long-awaited new feature, and his first in six years since 2007's English-language venture, "My Blueberry Nights."

The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2013 - Part 1

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 2, 2013 11:58 AM
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So here we are in 2013. We survived the Mayan apocalypse, and we've made it to the year in which both Kevin Costner's disaster epic "The Postman" and sub-standard John Carpenter sequel "Escape To L.A." were set. And after a strong 2012, which contained some of the most anticipated movies in recent memory, from blockbusters like "Prometheus," "The Avengers," and "The Dark Knight Rises" to new films from Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow, among many others, you might imagine that 2013 would be something of a step down.

Watch: Your Future Is Knocking At 'Monsters University' In New Promo Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 11:44 AM
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Many Pixar heads would probably like to fast forward right through 2013 and get to 2014 already. Just as the New Year rang in yesterday, the beloved animation studio dropped a preview of their exciting slate from 2014 onward, which includes "The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind," "The Untitled Pixar Movie About The Día de los Muertos" and "The Good Dinosaur." But before we get there, there will be one more spin around the block for some familiar characters.

Watch: Mark Everett Of Eels Plays Paul Rudd A Song In Deleted Scene From 'This Is 40'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 11:23 AM
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Even though the theatrical cut runs well over two hours, it seems that, as usual, a lot of material has been left on the cutting room floor from Judd Apatow's "This Is 40." And with the story (partially) centering on the floundering business of Paul Rudd's character's record label, it would appear that at one time there was a lot more focus on the artists he was representing or looking to sign.
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Drew Taylor's Top Ten Favorite Films of 2012

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 2, 2013 11:04 AM
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2012 was all about escape. Not only in terms of the big-budget movies that offered us escape from the increasingly ugly real world (how many superheroes or swoony vampires can we stomach?), but by the content of the more adult movies. Characters wanted an escape – from slavery, from a futuristic Korea, from time-travel gangsters, from a burdensome lover – and in these stories we were afforded tremendous freedom. They transported us, for sure, while reminding us of the very real hardships 2012 afforded us all. Below are my very favorite movies of the year, all of which I will be escaping to, again and again, for years to come.

'Ghost Recon' Latest Ubisoft Video Game Headed To The Big Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 10:45 AM
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As videogames get more cinematic, it only makes sense that big-screen adaptations continue to percolate in Hollywood, and right now Ubisoft is leading the way with star-driven features. 2012 saw them get both "Assassin's Creed" and "Splinter Cell" off the ground, with Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy in the lead roles respectively. Now another big title from Ubisoft is going to be making the rounds to studios.

Watch: Quentin Tarantino's Shout Outs To Editor Sally Menke While Filming 'Inglourious Basterds' & 'Death Proof'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 2, 2013 10:23 AM
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Up until “Inglorious Basterds,” and stretching all the way back to the first feature of his career, “Reservoir Dogs,” ever-present alongside Quentin Tarantino was his editor Sally Menke. She was twice nominated by the Academy for her work with QT (and three times by BAFTA), but sadly Menke passed away in 2010 at the age of 56. Fred Raskin (a former assistant editor under Menke on “Kill Bill” and the editor of the last three “Fast & Furious” films) took over editing duties on “Django Unchained,” and Menke's must have been some tough shoes to fill.

Watch: Final Parody Trailer For Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons,' Movie Will Soon Screen For Distributors

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 2, 2013 9:59 AM
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Who knows what to think about Paul Schrader’s upcoming directorial feature, “The Canyons”? Penned by everyone’s favorite Twitter troll Bret Easton Ellis, and starring Lindsay Lohan, porn star James Deen and, erm, Gus van Sant, the Kickstarter-funded sexual thriller certainly has us intrigued if nothing else. After a grindhouse-style teaser trailer and a 1950s B-movie style trailer, we’ve now got another look at the upcoming film in what promises to be the final “parody trailer.”

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