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This week: Quentin Tarantino's eighth film, the Oscar-winning "Django Unchained," starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, finds emancipation on DVD and Blu-ray after a celebrated run at the box office.
Also new this week is the pitch-black comedy "Small Apartments," the Southern ghost story "The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia" and the Criterion Collection Blu-ray debut of "Repo Man." Get More »
If you hit adolescence at any point over the last 40 years, you probably spent countless hours mashing buttons on a controller to move a few mushroom-popping plumbers around your family’s TV screen. While all that innocent turtle shell kicking and platform jumping was incredibly fun, what if there was a game where you can guide a wise cracking Bible-quoting hitman on a quest to retrieve Marcellus Wallace’s briefcase? Or, what if a secret button combination code made the Jason Bateman character in your game start to shimmy in his poncho to a Huey Louis and the News tune?
Sadly, such fantasies of "Pulp Fiction" and "American Psycho" video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System will never be a reality, but a few nostalgic GIF-makers have conjured a glimpse of what could've been by creating a handful of amazing 8-bit translations of iconic movies. Get your fill of pure pixelated perfection below. Get More »
When you get down to it, the art of filmmaking is really nothing more than one big game of pretend (albeit one with millions upon millions of dollars in production and marketing budgets propelling the whole endeavor). Underscoring that point, the skilled child-wranglers over at Official Comedy have successfully recast 5 of the 9 Best Picture Oscar nominees with a gaggle of thespian tots to create "Kids Oscars!" "Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Lincoln," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Django Unchained" (what, no amour for "Amour"?) all receive the full toddler treatment, complete with adorable prop appearances by two plush horse-heads on sticks, at least four fake beards and an oversized Kangol hat for mini-Tarantino.
Does "Kids Oscars!" serve as a warts-and-all commentary on the egos of Hollywood’s A-list, or just an excuse to get a tiny spinning actress to perfectly sum up Mary Todd Lincoln in six accurate/adorable words? Watch the video above and decide for yourself.
We've been bombarded with Oscar mania for the better part of three-ish months now, and it's getting to the point where it's hard to distinguish one Oscar contender from another. To keep from defaulting to exhausted apathy when it comes to the 85th Annual Academy Awards, we feel a fresh perspective on this year's Oscar nominees is in order ... for which a good old-fashioned face swap is just the ticket.
We apologize in advance if these re-imaginings by our own Dustin Glick make for nightmare fodder. Sometimes looking at something in a new light isn't exactly pretty.
Hey guys, remember that hilarious batch of fake Quentin Tarantino posters we made up a couple weeks ago, highlighting all the historical revenge fantasies we wish Tarantino would film? Well, it looks like someone at "Saturday Night Live" must have been paying attention, because last night they actually filmed one of our ideas.
But even we couldn't have guessed at how damn funny "Djesus Uncrossed" would be.
Of course, we called our version "Biblical Proportions," but it's basically the same thing: Christoph Waltz plays a resurrected Jesus who sets out on a bloody rampage of revenge, aided by the greatest posse ever assembled.
Check it out, courtesy of NBC.com. And don't worry, "SNL," you're more than welcome to swipe our ideas any time you like.
Hey, have you ever noticed that there are a ton of people killed in every Quentin Tarantino movie? You have? Us, too. It would be interesting if someone took the time to sit through every one of his films and not only count the number of dead people, but tell us how they all died. If a cool graphic was made about it, all the better. Get More »
To our knowledge, Christoph Waltz is a happily married man, but that doesn't mean he's lost his bachelor-esque touch when it comes to wooing the ladies ... Actually, we take that back. He's totally bad at it, but at least he's shown a hint of a funny bone!
The Oscar-nominated "Django Unchained" star is so skilled at being mean on-screen that he could easily be confused with a bona fide jackass off-camera. To avoid that stigma, Waltz is waltzing around being a comedic guy these days. In addition to hosting "Saturday Night Live" this weekend - the promos for which are relatively innocuous, considering — and punning it up on "Between Two Ferns," he also appeared in this Valentine's Day sketch video for "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Waltz offers up some terrible, terrible romance advice for Kimmel's viewers. Get More »
You've got to hand it to Quentin Tarantino: The guy sure knows how to dispense some righteous justice. First he retroactively avenged the Holocaust with his history-warping "Inglorious Basterds" and then he put the smack down on slavery with his juicy pre-Civil War revenge fantasy "Django Unchained." There's just nothing quite so satisfying as seeing some of history's greatest injustices fixed through two hours of big screen slaughter.
And now we'll get one more; speaking to reporters at Sunday night's BAFTA winners press conference, Tarantino said, "This [rewritten history theme] begs a trilogy, it begs to have a third movie on this theme. I haven't decided about what yet, but I wouldn't be surprised."
Humanity has done so many horrific things over the past few millennia that there's literally no end to the number of revenge fantasies Tarantino could make. With that in mind, then, we dreamed up posters for some of the most egregious wrongs in history that are crying out for the Tarantino treatment. Get More »
It's fun to imagine what a movie might have been like if it had starred the actors who were originally supposed to ... well, star in it. Final casting usually ends up working out for the best, but there's nothing wrong with a little cinematic game of "What If?" Below are some visual aids in picturing what would've made for a very, very different Oscar season this year.
"Django Uncahined" is one of the most controversial films of the year for one simple reason: Any movie about slavery is, by default, one of the most controversial films of the year. Because, you know, slavery.
But any time there is controversy, that means there's also a great opportunity for comedy. And now the folks at Tomm Fondle have have put together their own response to "Django Unchained," which spoofs not the film itself, but rather society's reaction to the film.
So check it out. Because while some things are worth feeling guilty about, but you should never feel guilty about having a good laugh.