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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Tagged Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained, James Brown, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Cash, Leonardo DiCaprio, Prometheus, quentin tarantino, Ridley Scott, Roots
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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Tagged Adrian Grenier, Baz Luhrmann, Carey Mulligan, entourage, Jay-Z, kanye west, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Moulin Rouge, Movie Trailer, Robert Redford, The Great Gatsby, Tobey Maguire, Watch The Throne, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
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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Tagged Christoph Waltz, Death Proof, Django Unchained, Jackie Brown, Jamie Foxx, Kill Bill, Kurt Russell, Leonardo DiCaprio, quentin tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson, Sergio Leone
Recently, the lovely Zoë Saldana took part in a video for Unite for Japan, which features numerous celebrities sending positive messages to the earthquake-ravaged country’s people. The video is set to a cover of “Amazing Grace” by Jake Shimabukuro, who also makes an appearance in the video.
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Someone hand me a late pass but this is the coolest shit I have ever seen on these Internets.
F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby, one of my favorite novels and subject of an upcoming 3-D film version starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Baz Luhrmann, has been re-imagined into an 8-bit Nintendo game.
Follow this link to play the game; I’ve done it and it is a hoot. (All screenshots are from when I played the game.) You fight butlers, drunkards and flappers in your quest to find all of Jay Gatsby’s gold.
Everything’s authentic, right down to its graphics and tinny musical soundtrack. If the website is to be believed (which it’s obvs not), the game was discovered at a yeard sale. To wit:
I found it at a yard sale. I bought it for 50 cents and went home to try it out. After dusting off my NES for like, 20 minutes I got it working, and jesus. So weird. Apparently it’s an unreleased localization of a Japanese cart called “Doki Doki Toshokan: Gatsby no Monogatari,” but I haven’t found anything about that either. What’s left of the manual was just rubberbanded to the cartridge. I finally scanned them …
Check out the scans (and my screencaps) below.
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Tagged Baz Luhrmann, Duck Hunt, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leonardo DiCaprio, Metroid, Nintendo, The Great Gatsby, The Legend of Zelda
Remember when I told you that Baz Luhrmann was remaking The Great Gatsby with Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan? We were all overjoyed, right? Well, now word on the street is, Baz may shoot his Gatsby in 3-fucking-D.
Sigh grumble grumble.
Apparently, Luhrmann “praised the 3D format,” telling THR “that he has workshopped his upcoming project The Great Gatsby in 3D, though he has not made a call about whether to shoot in the format.”
That’s pretty much all I can say after reading Quentin Tarantino’s latest screenplay Inglorious Bastards. Grammatical and spelling errors aside, this is hands down one of the best scripts I’ve had the pleasure of reading this year.
I’m a fan of Tarantino’s work, but I am by no means what you would call a “fanboy.” I find some of his work – namely Reservoir Dogs and the Kill Bill saga – to be quite flawed. Then again, I am different from your typical QT fan in that I simply love Jackie Brown and Death Proof above all his other works.
But Inglorious Bastards is genius, and it’s genius not because of snappy dialogue or pop culture references or foot massages or whatever else you want to ascribe Tarantino’s success to. Inglorious is genius because it tells a damn good story. While I won’t reveal any spoilers, I will discuss characters and plot points, so if you don’t want to know more, then don’t read after the jump. Continue reading
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Tagged Adam Sandler, bare feet, Brad Pitt, Chris Hansen, Dateline, Death Proof, hollywood, inglorious bastards, Inglorious Basterds, Jackie Brown, Leonardo DiCaprio, quentin tarantino, review, tarantino