Despite being the second largest film market in the world after the United States, China still enforces strict censorship laws regarding what can and can't be seen in its cinemas. The latest victim of Chinese censors is Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning 'Django Unchained,' which was yanked out of theaters on the first day of its release.
Quentin Tarantino wrote 'Django Unchained' with Will Smith in mind to star and Smith was the first actor Tarantino approached with the script. So why didn't Will Smith star in the film? We've heard previously from Smith who said he had some "issues" with the script but never heard what those issues were. Now the actor has explained and, well, at least he's being honest.
When Quentin Tarantino sets out to make a film, there are actors falling all over themselves to be cast in the film. It appears to be such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience that many actors make return trips to Tarantino's universe (just ask Christoph Waltz who won two Oscars for his work in Tarantino's films). But there's one person who worked with Tarantino on 'Django Unchained' who isn't eager to ever work with the director again. Who is it and why? Let's find out.
Oscar season seems to be getting longer each year, with speculation picking up in earnest in September and continues until the ceremony itself is concluded. There is much less curiosity around the fan-voted MTV Movie Awards, which also make them more fun, and this year 'Django Unchained' and 'Ted' lead the pack of nominees.
It was one of the most hotly contested categories at the 2013 Academy Awards, but Christoph Waltz squeaked ahead of some very tough competition and took home some Oscar gold, winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained.' This was not an easy victory, especially since every nominee in this category was a past winner!
The 2013 Oscars are right around the corner and it's always more fun to watch the awards when you have a rooting interest. Even if you haven't seen all the nominated films, we can help you get caught up in two major categories: Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplay. We've got all ten of the Oscar-nominated scripts - from 'Django' to 'Argo' and everything in-between - available for you to download and read right now.
'Django Unchained' is one of those movies that gets better with every viewing and coming this spring, you'll be able to own the film on DVD and Blu-ray and watch Quentin Tarantino's latest film as often as you like. Get your pre-orders ready because we can exclusively report that 'Django Unchained' will hit DVD and Blu-ray on April 16th.
'SNL's recent run of putting musicians in the hosting position may have failed to impress, between such stars as Maroon 5's Adam Levine, Bruno Mars, and likely this Saturday's Justin Bieber double-feature, but movie stars will take back the limelight on February 16 when 'Django Unchained' and 'Inglorious Basterds' star Christoph Waltz takes the stage as host for the first time! Joined by the Alabama Shakes, what can we expect from Waltz's first turn on the 'SNL' stage? Find out inside!
Violence in pop culture and its relation to real-life violence and 'Django Unchained': these are white hot controversies streaming through the public discourse right now. And they've just rammed into each other in captivating fashion in an interview between 'Django' writer-director Quentin Tarantino and British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy. This is must-see TV, folks.