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.'
Looks like Quentin Tarantino's upcoming 'Django Unchained' is big enough to get its own own panel inside Comic-Con 2012's Hall H, which previously housed large panels by Disney, Sony and 'The Walking Dead,' to name just a few. Well, when you add names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson to Tarantino, it's bound to get some special attention.