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Jamie Foxx Talks Being The Hero Of 'Django Unchained,' Playing Electro In 'Spider Man 2' & His Riff On Obama In 'White House Down'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 26, 2012 12:37 PM
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It's only been in theaters for two days, but Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has already racked up $15 million in box-office receipts. By the weekend, this controversial slave drama/Spaghetti Western should be sitting very pretty for what we presume will be a long and healthy theatrical run. Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and more, the almost three-hour picture centers on a bounty hunter (Waltz) who mentors a freed slave (Foxx) and then takes him on a journey to save his wife from a evil slave plantation owner (DiCaprio). Suffice to say it's a revenge picture with buckets of blood, rascism to spare, n-bombs flying left, right and center, Jackson playing what he describes as the "most hated negro in cinematic history" and let's just say there are lots of controversial moments in it (Spike Lee is already turned off, having not even seen it).

Jamie Foxx Discusses His Favorite Deleted Scene In ‘Django Unchained’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 18, 2012 5:27 PM
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At two hours and forty five minutes, you know that Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” is sprawling and long. So long that Harvey Weinstein suggested cutting the films in two ala “Kill Bill” in the editing room (the idea was nixed obviously). And with a script that was 166 pages (roughly 3 hours), you know that not everything was going to make the cut.

Quentin Tarantino Says He Could Release An Expanded Edition Of 'Django Unchained'; Says Harvey Weinstein Suggested Breaking The Movie Into 2 Parts

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 16, 2012 1:54 PM
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They were all there this morning. Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson and even Jonah Hill, who only has a brief cameo in the film. The eclectic, A-list cast of Tarantino's "Django Unchained" all made it out for the press day which is impressive considering at some press days it's even difficult to get the star to appear (see Tom Cruise's latest). "I've always wanted to deal with America's horrific past with slavery. But I didn't want to do a straight historical movie with a capital H. I wanted to wrap it up in genre," Tarantino explained this a.m. about why he wanted to deal with the brutal and horrific subject matter of his latest film.

Watch: Curiosity & Retribution In 2 New Clips From 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 4:15 PM
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"Django Unchained” is an insane mess in several ways, showing one of our great filmmakers unfocused and chaotic, attempting racial and political insight while also satiating his own cinephilia. This is the most flat-out entertaining film of 2012. "Django Unchained" might be called a love story or a comedy, but it’s not particularly funny or moving and it's terribly self-indulgent.

Watch: 2 Clips, 3 TV Spots & New Pics From Quentin Tarantino's Epic 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 11:02 AM
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Perhaps the only thing that's been more divisive than 48fps this December is the reaction to Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated spaghetti western slavery flick, "Django Unchained." It certainly divided the staff here enough that we ran three reviews taking on the movie, from praise to pointed criticism. But the fact of the matter is, the majority of the public still has to wait to weigh in with their verdict, and The Weinstein Company still has to sell a difficult picture for any time of year, particularly the holiday season.

Review: 3 Different Opinions On The Good & The Bad Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 12, 2012 12:06 AM
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Films by Quentin Tarantino aren't exactly Halley's Comet, but for a while there, they didn't come as often as some filmgoers would have liked. And while the filmmaker seems to be back at his pace of delivering a film every two or three years, the arrival of a new Tarantino picture generally makes the cinema world sit up and take notice. And as always, opinions on his films vary wildly from film to film, from cinephile to cinephile.

Quentin Tarantino Would Be Happy With A 10-Movie Filmography, Reveals Initial 'Django Unchained' Casting Lineup

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 15, 2012 8:58 AM
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Even from his first round of interviews promoting “Reservoir Dogs,” Quentin Tarantino has always concerned himself with the grand overview of his career, adding layer upon referential layer to his world-building while talking up spinoffs galore. However, with his slavery western “Django Unchained” right around the corner -- and featuring its share of trilogy hints itself -- the director has spoken up about the end of his filmmaking career, as well as a number of insights into his latest bold effort.

Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Vengeance: New Poster For 'Django Unchained'; 3-Hour Runtime Rumored

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 12:48 PM
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With just over a month to go until it hits theaters, Quentin Tarantino's western/slavery drama "Django Unchained" is beginning to ride in over the horizon, and a new poster has dropped today along with a couple interesting tidbits about the film.

You Call That A Knife? First Pics Of Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx & More In 'White House Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 4:44 PM
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After getting his ass handed to him by Gina Carano in "Haywire," being buds with Jonah Hill in "21 Jump Street" and shaking his money maker in "Magic Mike" in 2012, next year Channing Tatum is coming to save America. "White House Down" will find the President in danger, but only one man can save him...

Jamie Foxx To Play Electro In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 3:34 PM
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Damn, now this is how you raise the game for a sequel. With plans already underway to kill off Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy in order to match the tragic arc in the comics, the folks behind the second installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man" trilogy have bagged a helluva name to go toe-to-toe with Peter Parker.

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