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‘Django Unchained’ is Right Around the Corner

November 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Well, Christmas is almost here, and so is the greatest gift anyone can ask for: Django Unchained. The release is less than a month away and now all that’s left to do is wait. Quentin Tarantino’s epic Western that deals with subjects like slavery and revenge is kicking the marketing campaign into high gear, and the latest trailer continues to show a great deal of promise (watch it here).

There are definitely a few naysayers out there who are offended by the idea of such a film being made– although I suspect those same people just like to be offended by anything race related— but the buzz and anticipation seems to be very positive so far. One very good sign is that I hear The Weinstein Company is making a big push to campaign for Christoph Waltz for another Oscar. The studio certainly does not seem to be swayed by the more controversial elements of the film, Read more…

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Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ Has a Trailer… It’s Gooooood

June 6, 2012 1 comment

The day you all I’ve been waiting for has come: the official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is released. Check it out:

Phew! That looks like a good time. In case you didn’t gather the basic plot from the above preview because you were too distracted by the awesome funk soundtrack, Django (“The ‘D’ is silent”) Unchained is about a slave (played by Jamie Foxx) who is recruited by a bounty hunter (the amazing Christoph Waltz) to track down some no-good rednecks. Django has his own side agenda, which is to track down his kidnapped wife, who I believe is in the possession of a dastardly Read more…

Films for the Post-St. Paddy’s Day Hangover

March 17, 2012 1 comment

One of the all-time great movie posters.

St. Patrick’s Day has arrived and there are probably a few things you haven’t considered in order to make your March 18th hangover more manageable:

  • How do I get green vomit stains out of my carpet?
  • Was my casual, alcohol induced racism the reason I have a black eye?
  • What movies should I watch while I eat dry toast and chew aspirin?

Well, to answer the first two questions– Oxiclean and yes. More complicated, however, is what Irish-related movies you should indulge in while you grip your couch for dear life as your head begins to split open. I’ve come up with a list of just a few of my favorite films full of Irish characters. I started to dangerously slip into an all-IRA/crime theme, so I made sure to include some humor and romance as well for those of you who resent the bomb setting, alcoholic, murderous stereotype. There’s no doubt I’ve left out some real gems inspired by the Old Country, but a couple of these oughta get you through the day just fine, provided you can get someone Read more…