In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino mines the Western genre and a chapter of painful American history for a violent story of revenge and a tale of one of the most enjoyable friendships seen on the big screen. Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz play title character Django and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz, respectively, who meet when Schultz frees and recruits the enslaved Django to help him track down his latest targets. The two team up, and when Django confesses his plan to find his enslaved wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), Schultz takes an interest in his tragic love story and decides to help Django find her. It's a surprisingly tender setup for the murderous adventures to come, and that juxtaposition is just one of the many crazy delights of Django Unchained.
Leonardo DiCaprio also stars as Calvin Candie, who owns a grand plantation called Candyland and who happens to be the current owner of Broomhilda. With his flamboyant dress, love of French culture, and charisma, Calvin is full of personality and is completely unpredictable. Calvin's far from the only dynamic character, though; each of Django's major players make this film as exciting as it is brutal. In exploring a new genre, Tarantino has created yet another mind-blowing, distinctive film. Find out what else makes this movie a must see after the jump.
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained doesn't hit theaters until Dec. 25, but we've got all the pictures to keep you sated until then. Jamie Foxx stars as Django, a former slave set on freeing his wife from the clutches of the cruel Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Check out all the stills of the film, including new shots of Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson both have Christmas Day releases coming out: Les Misérables and Django Unchained, which, as both actors point out, aren't exactly full of holiday cheer. In this cute Funny or Die video, Hathaway and Jackson go toe-to-toe trying to prove whose movie is more of a bummer. Watch their hilarious "Sad Off" now!
Quentin Tarantino was joined by the stars of his newest film, Django Unchained, for a press conference at the Ritz-Carlton in NYC yesterday morning. We were on the scene to hear the cast talk about the movie, which opens Dec. 25, and discuss what it was like playing slaves and slave-owners.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, and several other actors were on hand to discuss the powerful film, which manages to turn a horrifying tale of slavery into a Spaghetti Western-esque masterpiece. They've all been busy promoting the new movie, which premiered in NYC with some help from Leo's friend Cameron Diaz last week.
Read on to see our five favorite moments from the press conference, including a surprise appearance by Jonah Hill.
It's a big week for Hollywood's award season hopefuls. The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning, so this PopSugar Rush is dedicated to breaking down our picks for the biggest snubs and surprises in the competitive film categories. Many industry insiders consider the SAG Awards to be an extremely strong predictor of Oscar contenders, so check out our analysis of which actors gained or lost ground in the race for a golden statue this coming February. You can catch the full list of nominees on BuzzSugar, and don't forget to join us tomorrow for the Golden Globe nomination announcement discussion!
Quentin Tarantino brought out a crew of stylish celebrities in NYC last night for the screening of his latest movie, Django Unchained. To help celebrate the occasion, Cameron Diaz and Uma Thurman made an appearance looking effortlessly chic in black and white separates; Liv Tyler showed off her impeccable style in a moody floral dress by Dolce & Gabbana; and Olivia Wilde shined in a sleek black jumpsuit — and that's just the beginning. Olivia Palermo showed off her style cred in a statement fur coat, Zoe Kravitz looked downtown-cool in purple and black, while Elettra Wiedemann showed off her supermodel status in leather and lace. See all of the gorgeous looks in the slideshow now, then tell us who gets your best-dressed vote.
The first trailer for Django Unchained solidified that this movie is Western done Quentin Tarantino style, and the new preview not only reasserts that, but things get even more familiar when the director's frequent collaborator Samuel L. Jackson shows up. As we learned before, the film follows a slave, Django (Jamie Foxx), who partners with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to find his wife, who has been sold to cruel landowner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). In this new trailer, we get a more extended peek at the interaction between the slippery Calvin and Django, and we meet several new characters — including Jonah Hill as an unmasked Klansman.
I was thrilled at the first trailer, but this one has me even more excited. There's more Tarantino-style humor, and I'm already loving the playful dynamic between Waltz and Foxx's characters. Django Unchained opens Christmas day, but you can watch the trailer after the jump.
I'm notorious for compiling playlists solely composed of songs from movie soundtracks, and as of late, my ears have perked up at quite a few tunes featured in trailers. Wondering what that song is from the trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower? Or that awesome cover in the preview for The Great Gatsby? Find out which songs are playing in the trailers you've seen recently — tracks from quirky indie artists like M. Ward to heavy-hitting hip-hop stars such as Jay-Z and Kanye West. (And if there are any missing that you're wondering about, let us know in the comments!)