If things went according to plan, Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' would be hitting theaters next week on Christmas Day, and we might be having a conversation about how Leonardo DiCaprio could be up for both the Best Actor and Supporting Actor Oscar. Instead, the picture moved to May, and we're a little less than six months away from its release. But now there's a new trailer to hold us over.
'Django Unchained' hasn't even debuted to the masses yet but we already know it's a cinematic force to be reckoned with as it's been nominated for five categories in the 2013 Golden Globes, including Best Picture and Best Director. Also gettings noms for Quentin Tarantino's latest are Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actors, and now you can sample a bit of their award-worthy performances in the latest clip.
His name is Django and as he's quick to point out, the D is silent. It's just about the only quiet part of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained,' a boisterous, bloody blaxploitation/Western hybrid. What else would you expect from Tarantino, the modern master of genre pastiche, flavorful dialogue, and grossly exaggerated violence? Whatever 'Django''s issues -- and it has a couple -- failing to deliver on its promises isn't one of them. If anything, the issue is the exact opposite.
Just two weeks after we got a look at the second official 'Django Unchained' trailer, here comes one from overseas... or should we say "Candyland"? The Weinstein Company has been shelling out promotional material, from posters to TV spots, of Quentin Tarantino's latest film left and right, and now here comes some new footage packed into an international trailer.
Sure, we all remember young Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Titanic' and 'Romeo + Juliet,' but before that he earned a living with much smaller parts on TV and one particularly awful horror sequel. In today's Way Back When, we'll introduce you to a younger DiCaprio, back before you were taping posters of him to your walls.
The story of Alan Turing is amazing. Seriously. One of the most brilliant and tragic figures of the 20th century, Turing's story is loaded with cinematic potential. It's the kind of role that'll win an actor the Best Actor Oscar and the kind of story that'll nab the Best Picture Oscar. With the right ingredients, it's a surefire great movie. Which is why it's baffling that Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Bros. are dropping their plans to film 'Imitation Game.'