Today’s your last day to get a free $2 Amazon MP3 credit when you purchase tickets through Fandango. If you plan on seeing Django Unchained soon, whether for the first, second, or third time, then don’t miss out on this deal!
Weekend box office figures: Django Unchained took #2 at the box office with weekend with $9.6 million. The Hobbit came in at #1 with $10.7 million, and Les Miserables #3 at $9.4 million.
Vulture has an excellent primer to movie and TV references in Django Unchained. A very highly-recommended read if you’ve already seen the film (or just want to know what to look for before see it). Spoilers included, obviously.
Video Round-up (embedding is either not allowed or broken, so you have to click through, sorry):
Entertainment Weekly has a video of the Django Unchained cast talking about their experiences with working with Quentin Tarantino.
Yahoo! has a video with Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson discussing Leonardo’s DiCaprio’s performance in the film. Spoilers included.
Hitfix interviewed Walton Goggins.
Perez Hilton interviewed with Quentin Tarantino and Christoph Waltz.
Huffington Post interviewed Jamie Foxx.
Charlie Rose interviewed Quentin Tarantino.
NPR has two good articles up about Django Unchained:
Is ‘Django Unchained’ The ‘Blackest Film Ever?’
Quentin Tarantino Interview: Tarantino On ‘Django,’ Violence And Catharsis
The Boston Globe published a great interview with Quentin Tarantino about what films influenced him to make Django Unchained. Here he talks about how The Legend of Nigger Charley majorly influenced his film:
It’s a cheap, even vaguely tawdry movie. But it’s satisfying! It actually is empowering when you see [star]Fred Williamson kill the overseers and lead a group of slaves, and they take over this town and fight these bad guys. It’s empowering,” Tarantino says. “You wish it were a little better. But it really scratches the itch. And so I knew I could expand on that. I could do a better version of that as a mock epic.
You can watch the movie for free on Youtube.
Also, a “fuck you” to the Boston Globe for calling it the “The Legend of [Black] Charley.” Call it by its proper name!
The New Yorker published some film commentary about Django Unchained. Spoilers included.
The International Rome Film Festival will be giving Quentin Tarantino a special lifetime achievement award. Ennio Morricone will presenting the award.
Thanks all for making 2012 so special! Hope you have a wonderful 2013!