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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ New Poster and Trailer Released

 

I saw the new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django last night and I’ll be darned if it didn’t make me want to see it.  As much as I love Q’s work, I don’t care for Westerns as a rule and Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio both tend to stomp on my last good nerve, so the fact that I still would like to see this film speaks volumes.

Here’s a quick synopsis of ‘Django Unchained’ if you’re unfamiliar:

via dailyblam.com:

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchainedis produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. Starring Jaime Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson,

Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Tom Savini, Anthony LaPaglia and James Remar, Django Unchained is scheduled for theatrical release on December 25th, 2012.

 

 

See what I mean? Looks good, huh? I don’t know if I’ll see “Django Unchained on Christmas Day, but I do think I’ll venture out into  Seattle’s bone-chilling sideways-rain to see Taranatino’s latest film.  What do you guys think?

Teaser Trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s ‘Great Gatsby’ With Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby McGuire and Carey Mulligan

The Great Gatsby (Version 2.0)

 

Baz Lurhmann’s Moulin Rouge Does New YorkGreat Gatsby” trailer is up and running.  I’ve kind of been a sour-puss about this remake in the first place, because my SilverFox husband’s uncle, Gene Ruldolf was the Art Director in the original film starring Mia Farrow and Robert Redford. **coughBigBraggercough**  

Oh, and remember, this new film will be in 3-D. Hmmmmm.   Take a look.

 

Wow. That’s a far-cry from the white, airiness of the original film, innit?  I’m going to back-pedal a bit though. I really do like Baz’s films.  I still love Romeo+JulietSo, let’s just wait and see.

In the meantime…remember this?? I cannot hear Baz Lurhmann’s name without thinking of this classic Reno 911 episode.  I know, the cross-referenced Rolodex in my head is cray-cray.

Magazine Round up! October Issues with Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake and Michelle Williams

Leo on the cover of GQ

via GQ.com/Photos: Craig McDean

As the year continues to fly by faster than I want it to, get ready to see more big stars promoting their Oscar bait movies. Leonardo DiCaprio covers GQ, minus polar bear this time, and talks with his ‘J. Edgar’ director Clint Eastwood about their influences and careers. While Leo has gone on to do many serious and award nominated movies like ‘The Departed’ and ‘Inception’, he is still of course known for his role in ‘Titanic‘ but don’t think that he wants to do another big budget epic.

“Throughout my career, I never knew which movies of mine made money and which didn’t. When Titanic came out, people would say, ‘Do you realize what a success this is?’ And I’d say, ‘Yeah, yeah, it’s a hit.’ The [money] stuff never mattered to me until I was into my thirties and got interested in producing, and people would show me charts explaining what finances a movie, what you’ll make from foreign, what you’ll make from domestic, what you need to make an R-rated film that’s a comedy versus a drama. But even now I say that unless you want to prove that you can carry a film with your name, continuously trying to achieve box-office success is a dead end.”

Michelle Williams doing her level best to channel Marilyn...

via Vogue.com/Annie Liebbovitz Photos

The lovely Michelle Williams does her best Marilyn for Vogue. Shot by legendary photographer, Annie Leibovitz, Williams shows off both the vulnerable and sexy sides of Marilyn Monroe, whom she portrays in the upcoming film, ‘My Week With Marilyn’. 

Williams spent six months preparing for the role by immersing herself with all things Marilyn. Watching her movies, reading biographies and diaries and she even learned how to walk like her with the help of a choreographer.

“I’d go to bed every night with a stack of books next to me,” she recalls. “And I’d fall asleep to movies of her. It was like when you were a kid and you’d put a book under your pillow hoping you’d get it by osmosis.” To get Monroe’s famous curves, the actress did gain weight but as she says, “it went right to my face.”

Extra padding helped, but I think all her work paid off.

JT and Amanda Seyfried on W Magazine

Photo: WMagazine

Because he’s been everywhere but in the recording studio (ahem) lately, Justin Timberlake pairs up with ‘In Time’ co-star Amanda Seyfried for W agazine. Don’t they make a cute political pair? Timberlake and Seyfried both wear Calvin Klein on the cover, shot by Michael Thompson.

In the interview with Lynn Hirschberg, it’s revealed that Timberlake got his part in last year’s ‘The Social Network’ because director David Fincher liked his performances on Saturday Night Live. I’m going to need to see the receipts for that one. I kind of like the “Jackie and John” thing they have going on with the shoot. If he doesn’t FINALLY make another album, he could always run for office.