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Quentin Tarantino Now Declares Israeli Revenge Thriller ‘Big Bad Wolves’ "The Best Film Of The Year"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 10:36 AM
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Big Bad Wolves
After spending 2012 basking in the critical and commercial glow of "Django Unchained," it looks like Quentin Tarantino is ready to give back some of that love this year. He's already dropped his Top Ten Films Of 2013 (So Far)—with a slightly altered version also surfacing—and took the time to compare "Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-ho to Steven Spielberg. And Tarantino is not done yet dishing about the accolades.

Quentin Tarantino Compares Bong Joon-Ho To Steven Spielberg, Explains Why He'll Never Make A Serial Killer Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2013 9:25 AM
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What are you doing this weekend? Just the usual right? Getting groceries, paying bills, catching up with "Top Chef"... But if you're Quentin Tarantino, and you find out that Bong Joon-ho will be appearing at the Busan International Film Festival, well you can just get on a plane and drop by. And that's just what he did. Already in the region, taking home a statue earlier in the week at Macau's Huading Awards, he popped on over to Busan afterward. And he wasted no time in praising the Korean filmmaker, participating in an interview with the filmmaker at the fest.

Quentin Tarantino Shares Criticism Of 'The Lone Ranger,' Thoughts On Ben Affleck As Batman & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2013 11:56 AM
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Last week, Quentin Tarantino somewhat surprisingly and randomly dropped his list of his Top Ten Films Of 2013 (So Far), that featured its own amount of surprising and random choices. Ranging from indie fare like "Afternoon Delight," "Before Midnight" and "Frances Ha" to oddball choices like "The Conjuring" and "Kick-Ass 2," perhaps the most curious selection in the unordered list was "The Lone Ranger." The summer's critical and commercial bomb seemed to find favor with Tarantino, but in a recent interview with French weekly Les Inrockuptibles (print edition, not yet online), he shares his criticisms of the Johnny Depp western and brief thoughts on his top ten.

Kevin Smith Tried To Get Quentin Tarantino To Take A Role In His Horror Movie 'Tusk'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 10, 2013 9:39 AM
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Kevin Smith took some people by surprise late last month when he announced that his next directorial project wouldn’t be “Clerks III,” but instead, a horror film called “Tusk.” The project will star Michael Parks as a mad scientist who, in Smith’s own words, “intends to sew some hapless lodger into counterfeit blubber, creating a chimera in an effort to answer the ultimate riddle, ‘Is man, indeed, a walrus at heart?’ ” Wow, well, alright then.

Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'Gravity', Focus Features, Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 & More

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • October 9, 2013 11:06 AM
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Gravity, Cuaron
On this latest episode, host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and for the first time, Features Editor Jessica Kiang to talk about "Gravity." Warning, SPOILERS abound in this podcast so don't listen unless you've already seen the film or don't care. Also getting some time around the watercooler this week, we discuss the change over at Focus Features, Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 movies of the year (so far) and even more.

Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Films of 2013 (So Far) Includes 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Gravity' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2013 10:03 AM
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For the past couple of years—except 2013 when he was working on his own "Django Unchained"—Quentin Tarantino wasn't shy about sharing the films he liked, and sometimes, the ones he didn't. For the most part, the filmmaker loves indie movies, animated films and big, popcorn blockbusters. In 2010, he was really into kids' flicks with "Toy Story 3,""Tangled" and "How To Train Your Dragon" sitting alongside "The Social Network," "True Grit" and "Animal Kingdom." In 2011, fare like "Attack The Block," "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes," "Moneyball" and uh, "The Three Musketeers" were name-dropped while he controversially gave Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" a "nice try" dig. So what does he like so far in 2013?

Samuel L. Jackson Talks Squashing Beef With Spike Lee For 'Oldboy,' Plus 'Django Unchained' Deleted Scenes

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 25, 2013 9:25 AM
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If nothing else positive comes from Spike Lee's remake of “Oldboy,” it can at least boast the director's reunion with his former frequent collaborator, Samuel L. Jackson. After a string of offerings including “School Daze,” “Do The Right Thing,” and “Jungle Fever,” the two men fell out publicly, and up until last year's controversy surrounding Quentin Tarantino's “Django Unchained,” the relationship wasn't looking to improve. But in a new interview with Playboy magazine, Jackson reveals the reason behind his reunion with Lee, and also provides a hint of more 'Django' on the cutting room floor.

Quentin Tarantino Will Reportedly Play Roger Corman In Biopic 'Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 10:11 AM
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Quentin Tarantino isn't afraid to put himself in front of the camera, even though he essentially can't act. No matter where you stood on "Django Unchained," his late appearance was distracting at best, ill-conceived at worst, and there's a pretty good reason why he hasn't led a film since "From Dusk 'Til Dawn." But it would appear that the director is gonna take a quick break from writing whatever his next movie is, to play a moviemaking legend who has had a huge influence on his career.

Watch: Full Length Filmmaker Docs On John Cassavetes & Sam Fuller

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 24, 2013 10:23 AM
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It’s Friday and a long holiday weekend is just around the corner. Why not start it off right with a couple of cool documentaries on a couple of cool directors? After all, the new season “Arrested Development” doesn’t come until Sunday, so you've got some time.

From Script To Screen: The 12 Biggest Deleted/Unfilmed Scenes From 'Django Unchained'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 18, 2013 1:06 PM
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Django Unchained
There is a host of extras on the deluxe Blu-ray edition of Quentin Tarantino's revisionist splatter-western "Django Unchained" (out this week), but amidst all the special features, there's one thing you won't find: deleted scenes. During the press day we attended for the film back in December, Tarantino theorized that there could be a longer "Dances with Wolves"-esque director's cut one day, but as of now, that has yet to materialize (Samuel L. Jackson has joked he can't wait to see the five hour cut). But just because those deleted scenes aren’t part of the supplementary material or reintegrated into the film (yet), doesn't mean that they weren't there at some point – either at script phase or during filming. It's with this in mind that we run down the biggest deletions, omissions, or adjustments between what "Django Unchained" was to be, and what it ended up being.

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