Lots of Black folks, myself included, have been worried about Quentin Tarantino’s treatment of slavery-era America in his upcoming film Django Unchained. Unlike with his previous releases, I was unable to get my hands on the screenplay when it was available online so I had no idea what to expect.
Well, the first trailer for the film premiered last week, attached to the release of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi action horror flick Prometheus. And after watching it, and rewatching it, and rewatching it again, I gotta say … I’m looking forward to Django Unchained.
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As you should know by now, my favorite book of all-time is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s a classic tale of status, wealth, ambition, and (most of all) love. The 70s film version starring Robert Redford will always be cool, but now Baz Luhrmann has decided to give the jazz age story a new 3D sheen. Will it work? Who knows. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carroway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy. Check out the trailer above. Continue reading
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The new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has been released and it’s … okay, I suppose. At least we can understand what the hell Tom Hardy’s villain Bane is saying in this one. We also get a whole lot of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
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If you know me, you know why this news excites me.
Shadow and Act reports that Bajan pop singer and living wet dream Rihanna may star in the upcoming sixth (and maybe seventh?) installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise. They source The Daily Sun, which says RiRi “has been cast to play a villainous role in the upcoming blockbuster The Fast and the Furious 6.” The article goes on to say that Rihanna impressed producers with her performance in Peter Berg’s Battleship, which releases later this summer.
Number one, I’ve been addicted to Fast Five since I first saw it earlier last month. (Yes, I know, late pass.) It’s certainly the best out of the entire franchise and I’m pumped for the next few installments.
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I am a huge Quentin Tarantino fan (even if my opinion that his best films are Jackie Brown and Death Proof are in the minority) but it is with great trepidation I await his upcoming Django Unchained.
The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Leonardo DiCaprio, and tells the story of Django, a freed slave who treks across America with a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter to rescue Django’s wife Broomhilda from a charming but sadistic plantation owner.
Yes, it’s Kill Bill set during those awful days of American slavery.
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Words cannot begin to explain the insane, esoteric, and hilarious comedy sensibilities of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Their sketch comedy show, aptly named Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job, was one of my favorites on Adult Swim. Now they’re bringing their surreal vision to the big screen in Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie.
The plot, from Wikipedia:
Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie, but squander every dime … and the sinister Schlaaang corporation is pissed. Their lives at stake, the guys skip town in search of a way to pay the money back. When they happen upon a chance to rehabilitate a bankrupt mall full of vagrants, bizarre stores and a man-eating wolf that stalks the food court, they see dollar signs — a billion of them.
Check out the over-the-top red band trailer above. Continue reading
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Exactly what it says on the tin.
Co-written and directed by James Aviles Martin, this 1988 horror comedy follows the survival efforts of a group of people after the spread of a mutant venereal disease turns the entire township’s mothers into zombie-like cannbials. Terror + hilarity ensues.
What say you, Amazon?
It’s just another day in your typical Middle America town. The children diligently head off to school, fathers leave for the office and mothers spend their day working hard to make certain the family returns to a clean house and a warm dinner on the table. Today may begin like every other day in this town of good, solid values, but children become suspicious when their mothers begin developing some very peculiar appetites. “Flesh Eating Mothers” is a non-stop cult action/comedy that tells the story of a kid’s worst nightmare: becoming dinner! One by one, mothers are infected with an unusual virus that makes them develop bottomless appetites. When they run out of food they simply walk next door, not to borrow a cup of sugar, but to make a new recipe with the neighbors as the main ingredient. The children begin to realize that their mothers are preparing some of the strangest meals for dinner and react with mixed emotions. Should they run away or even worse, kill their own mothers to end the mayhem? Add a pinch of police corruption and a dash of a cover up in the coroner’s office and you have prepared a film deliciously destined to be a cult classic romp.
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