All posts tagged "Django Unchained"

  • Article
    Good Reads: “Django Unchained” & “Argo”

    Hello, welcome to Good Reads where I look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy. We’ve...

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    Here’s the First Poster for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

    The film isn’t even close to shooting yet, but we already have a Poster to share with...

  • News
    Quentin Tarantino wants to make a ‘Django Unchained’ miniseries?

    One of the coolest things going on at the Cannes Film Festival besides, you know, the movie...

  • Article
    Six Spot #3: Best Supporting Actor 2012

    Welcome back to the Six Spot!  In case you’re new to the Six Spot, this is a...

  • News
    Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film to be Another Western

    It’s always a bit of mystery what Quentin Tarantino has going on in his mind when it...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 4/21)

    Hello there, Awards Circuit fans! We started things off very ironically by posting the winners of a recent awards show. An awards show this early in the year, you say? Why, yes, the MTV Movie Awards is the red-headed stepchild of the award shows since it airs after the Oscars®, and certainly...

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    Circuit 3: Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tarantino is known best for his non-linear story-lines and excessive on-screen violence. His first completed feature film, Reservoir Dogs (1992), screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received immediate praise. The critics followed suit in their admiration of the film and its director....

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    Writer’s Block: Quentin Tarantino

    “You’re so cool, You’re so cool, You’re so cool.” Alabama Worley’s thoughts while watching Clarence negotiate himself out of a chaotic and botched drug deal pretty much sum up the general consensus on the films of Quentin Tarantino.  Although True Romance (1993) was optioned off and eventually directed by Tony Scott, in...

  • News
    ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘Ted’ Score Seven Nominations for the MTV Movie Awards!

    And you thought the awards season was over?  The MTV Movie Awards have announced their nominations and FINALLY existing (somewhat) in a post-Twilight world, the same group that made edgy choices back in the 90s like awarding Menace II Society (1993) and Se7en (1995) their top award can start looking at some...

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    Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

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    Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actor

    And the Nominees are… Alan Arkin – Argo Oscar Scene: “Argo fuck yourself” Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook Oscar Scene: “When life reaches out with a woman like this it’s a sin if you don’t reach back, I’m telling you its a sin if you don’t reach back!” Philip Seymour...

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    Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

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    Christoph Waltz stars in ‘Djesus Uncrossed’

    Christoph Waltz hosted NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” last night and participated in a spoof of his Oscar-nominated film, Django Unchained.  While there are many that may be offended by the act, as a catholic, I couldn’t help but laugh until I cried.  It was absolutely hilarious.  Check it out!

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    The Tarantino Effect – When Will Oscar See Him as a Director, Not a Writer

    With all the craziness of awards season, I hadn’t fully noticed the big story circulating among the writers branch that the two great screenwriters Mark Boal and Quentin Tarantino were squaring off in the Original Screenplay category once again.  The last time the two dueled was in 2009 when Boal’s The Hurt...

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    2013 Writers Guild of America Preview

    The Writers Guild of America will be announcing their winners tomorrow, Sunday, February 17.  All season long there have been many instances, which I’m just as guilty of, where we doubt Argo’s chances in an awards show.  The BFCA and Golden Globes seemed expected.  The Producers Guild of America was cool.  The SAG Ensemble win was...

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    Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

    Whether viewed as a consolation prize for a well-regarded film that has no chance of winning Best Picture, or a sign that a film in the discussion for the Academy’s highest honor has broad and far-reaching support, the Writing categories – Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay are not always that easy to...

  • Article
    Oscar Predictions – State of the Race and Peaking at Oscar Ballots

    The Oscars are less than two weeks away. It seems everyone and his mother is choosing Argo to take it all in the end, which is perfectly sound since the film did pick up Producers Guild, Directors Guild, SAG Ensemble, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and – a bit surprisingly – BAFTA. If...

  • General
    Oscar Circuit: Sound Editing

    And the nominees are: Argo – Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn Django Unchained – Wylie Stateman Life of Pi – Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton Skyfall – Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers Zero Dark Thirty – Paul N.J. Ottosson When it comes to the Oscars, one of the questions I...

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    Oscar Circuit: Cinematography

    And the Nominees Are: Roger Deakins, Skyfall Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina Robert Richardson, Django Unchained Few realize how integral cinematography is to the film experience. Without the technical prowess of “the man behind the camera,” we are lost, the magic of movies disappears, and...

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    ‘Django Unchained’ Becomes Tarantino’s Highest Grossing Film Ever

    The Weinstein Company is pretty proud of Quentin Tarantino’s latest effort, Django Unchained. Aside from the two Golden Globe wins for Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz) and Best Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino), and along with the five Oscar nominations the film received (including Best Picture), Django Unchained has officially become Tarantino’s highest grossing film...

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    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 34: New Year’s Spectacular

    We start the podcast off with the Academy Idol Results.  Are you surprised by the results?  You may be. All the writers make New Year’s Resolutions for Filmmakers and for Ourselves. We talk about Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables and the pros and cons about each. Happy New...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 12/30)

    Happy New Year (almost), readers of The Awards Circuit. In less than twenty-four hours, we’ll all be citizens of the year 2013, so get excited! I don’t need a crystal ball to know how many of you spent the last few days of the year. Based on the popularity of our “reaction”...

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    Oscar Circuit – The Final Stretch and End of the Year Honors Begin!

    We are in the final stretch of Phase 1 of awards season. Oscar ballots are due this coming Thursday, January 3rd, with nominations being announced exactly one week later. If there’s any time to pay attention to the “buzz” and “word on the street,” this past week was that time. Trying to...

  • General
    Open Thread for Reactions to ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘Les Miserables’

    I’m dying to hear what our readership thought of the two big Christmas openers, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables. Please include your thoughts in the comments.

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: 12/25-12/28

    Quentin Tarantino’s career-long itch to put his stamp on the beloved Spaghetti Western finally takes form with the release of Django Unchained to begin the Christmas weekend.  It’s going head-to-head with Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the epic musical drama, Les Miserables.  Rounding out the long weekend is Gus Van Sant’s latest, Promised...