Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Will Smith in a great movie. You could argue we’ve never seen the actor in a great movie, but he did have the opportunity to be a part of one a few years ago. Smith passed on starring in Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained. He missed out on a strong role, a role he didn’t feel was substantial enough. Smith, who’s on the Oscar hunt for Concussion, now claims he turned the part down for a different reason.

Learn why we didn’t see Will Smith in Django Unchained after the jump.

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the hateful eight ultra panavision

Much has been written about the the upcoming theatrical roll-out of The Hateful Eight. Before it opens in every multiplex in the world, Quentin Tarantino‘s western thriller will have a “roadshow” release, hitting select theaters around the country to screen in 70mm projection. This roadshow version, in addition to being Tarantino’s recommended way of seeing the film, will also have additional footage, including a musical overture and intermission.

In other words, it’s an old school way to screen a brand new movie.

Of course, some audiences may not be aware of what’s special about this kind of presentation, or why it’s such a big deal that The Hateful Eight was shot on 65mm film using Ultra Panavision lenses. That’s why this featurette exists. Even seasoned film buffs will get a kick out of watching Tarantino and his crew lose their minds over this glorious tech.

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Carol trailer

Todd Haynes‘ Carol is an excellent film. The more I think about it, the more I love it. It’s a quiet movie, one that speaks to you through performances and visuals, not always dialogue. It’s a rare movie, in that sense, and it’s one of the many reasons why you should all see it in a theater. The Weinstein Company has released another trailer for film, which you can watch after the jump.

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Tracy Morgan playing Redd Foxx

This past August, we learned that the long-gestating Richard Pryor biopic was finally moving forward, with Mike Epps leading the film to be directed by Lee Daniels from a script by Dreamgirls scribe Bill Condon and Fox’s Empire collaborator Danny Strong.

And now the production has just gained a new cast member to play another iconic comedian. We have word that Tracy Morgan will be playing Redd Foxx, the stand-up comedian and star of the hit classic comedy series Sanford and Son. Find out how Foxx fits into the Pryor biopic below. Read More »

Carol Review

Director Todd Haynes often explores repressed desires and emotions. Velvet GoldmineFar from Heaven, and Haynes’ other pictures share themes of what people choose to hide from the world. The conflicts their characters face are always presented with sensitivity and thoughtfulness — a deep understanding of the pain or joy in their lives. Once again, with Carol, Haynes digs deep under the skin of his characters.

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quentin tarantino documentary

Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t be Quentin Tarantino if he wasn’t stirring up controversy everywhere he went. While his increasingly bizarre showdown with various police unions only provides additional free advertising for next movie, The Hateful Eight, another filmmaker is looking to take advantage of his incredible career and filmography. Production has begun on director Tara Wood‘s 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino, a documentary that will chart the first 21 years of Tarantino’s career .

You can find the necessary details about the Quentin Tarantino documentary after the jump.

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the hateful eight trailer

Look, we know you’re very excited for Star Wars, but if we were able to see one December 2015 release right here, right now, if would be Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight. After the one-two punch of Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, Tarantino has only confirmed his status as one of the most unique and exciting filmmakers working today. Each of his movies is an experience.

The new trailer for The Hateful Eight only heightens our anticipation for this “drawing room mystery” western, which places eight violent people in one tiny room and watches them all turn on one another. This movie may take place almost entirely in one location, but as this preview shows us, there will be no shortage of gunplay.

You can watch the Hateful Eight trailer for yourself right after the

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Burnt trailer

You’ve gotta hand it to Bradley Cooper. In five short years, he’s gone from being “that douchey guy from The Hangover” to a bona fide A-list movie star and perennial Oscar nominee. He hit a bit of a rough patch this summer with the Aloha fiasco, but he’s hoping to bounce back this fall with the John Wells-directed dramedy Burnt.

The film opens in just a few days, but The Weinstein Co. has slipped in just under the wire with one last trailer. Watch it after the jump.  Read More »

Paddington 2 is happening

Paddington is one of the year’s nicest surprises. Adapted from Michael Bond’s books, the film is sweet, magical, and just all around pleasant. It was written and filmed by The Mighty Boosh director Paul King, so it’s really not that shocking how delightful the movie is. Audiences embraced Paddington earlier this year, and luckily for us, a Paddington 2 is happening.

Read more about the sequel after the jump.

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