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Watch: Quentin Tarantino Awkwardly Explains 'Django Unchained' Deleted Scene With Australian Accent

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 27, 2013 9:04 AM
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As Quentin Tarantino explained during his questionable Oscars speech, 20 or 30 years from now when people reflect upon his films, his signature characters will be the reason they’re still watching. “Django Unchained” is indeed worthy evidence for that claim, but one role -- Quentin’s third-act Australian cameo -- has caused confusion galore, and after the ceremony the director attempted a proper explanation.

Oscars: The Snubs & The Surprises Of The 85th Academy Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 25, 2013 11:50 AM
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The 2013 Oscar season finally came to an end with the 85th Academy Awards. The major prizes of the night went to "Argo," which, as expected, won Best Picture, Ang Lee took Best Director, while Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence won the acting prizes.

Watch: Video For "The Payback" Featuring James Brown & Tupac From Oscar Winning 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2013 10:42 AM
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Here's one last victory lap for "Django Unchained." Last night, the film took home two awards which were both a bit of a surprise -- Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz and Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino. But just before the festivities got underway in California, over the weekend a new video for the hit slavery/vegeance/western/comedy/action movie arrived, mixing up all those familiar ingredients into one musically charged whole.

The H Is Silent: Watch Christoph Waltz In SNL's Quentin Tarantino Parody 'Djesus Uncrossed'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 17, 2013 9:45 AM
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"Saturday Night Live" is in something of a transitional period, one of many in its 30-odd-year history. Last season saw the show's two biggest stars, Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg depart, with Jason Sudeikis likely to follow at the end of the current season (and Bill Hader and Fred Armisen surely not far behind). At the same time, there's been a hugely promising new intake; Taran Killam is coming into his own, and this season's newcomers Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant have proven to be goddamn rock stars straight out of the gate.

Check Out Academy-Commissioned Illustrated Posters for The Oscars' Best Picture Nominees

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 11, 2013 9:23 AM
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With the BAFTAs now done and dusted -- and Ben Affleck seemingly one inch closer to a complete “Argo” victory -- the Oscars are next in line to focus everyone's attention on the films of 2012. The Academy should be pretty confident that people will indeed tune in, but this year they've nevertheless opted for a unique promotional campaign, one sitting right in line with the Mondo poster aesthetic.

The Oscar Best Picture Nominees By The Numbers

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 8, 2013 11:48 AM
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We are a little over two weeks out from Oscar night, and today sees the opening of the second phase of voting. Right now, and over the next ten days, Academy members will be filling out ballots and deciding who's actually going to be taking home the statues on Sunday, February 24th.

'Django Unchained' Unpacked In New Screenwriting Featurette & Interview With Cinematographer Robert Richardson

  • By India Ross
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  • February 7, 2013 12:56 PM
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There’s nothing black and white about "Django Unchained." With a pop palette that hits the retina like a bounty hunter’s bullet, Quentin Tarantino’s triumphant genre mashup bares its visual and verbal bones this week with the release of two reflective analyses: a video featurette on its copious screenwriting merits (expect justifiable gushing from cast and crew) and a New York Times interview with cinematographer du jour, Robert Richardson.

Zoe Bell Explains Her Mysterious Masked Character In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 30, 2013 5:27 PM
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What was the deal with Zoe Bell’s character in “Django Unchained.” The “Death Proof” actress had a small non-speaking role in Quentin Tarantino’s latest as a bandit whose face was mostly covered by a mask. The way the camera lingers on her during a couple of key scenes suggests that there was originally going to be more to the character, and many wondered whether she’d had scenes cut that we’d be able to look forward to seeing on a future home video release. Sadly, it sounds like that won’t be the case.

Sorry Collectors, eBay Won't Be Selling Those Discontinued 'Django Unchained' Toys

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 25, 2013 9:59 AM
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News regarding the “Django Unchained” character dolls just won’t go away, though you can bet The Weinstein Company most definitely wants it to. After they announced earlier this week that they would discontinue the "Django Unchained" figurines after numerous protests, eBay has now announced they have banned the toys from their site as well.

Quentin Tarantino Says Smaller, 'Jackie Brown'-Esque Film Might Be Next; 'Django Unchained' & 'Pulp Fiction' Connection Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 9:05 AM
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Now, before we dive into this little update from Quentin Tarantino on what he might direct next, let's just remember that over the course of the press tour for "Django Unchained," he's had a lot of ideas. He's already teased that 'Django' and "Inglorious Basterds" could be part of a loose trilogy, he's talked about a possible 'Basterds' spinoff entitled "Killer Crow," a desire to shoot a movie in Australia, or maybe make another slavery/western film or gangster picture. You get the idea. But continuing to promote "Django Unchained" as it opens overseas, Tarantino has added a new possible next movie to his list, and one that could find him drawing things down a bit.

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