This morning Megan Fox, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba announced the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the event, is famous for nominating films and performances simply based on their star factor — if there’s an actor that members of the HFPA want to hang out with, they’re sure to get a nomination.
But the HFPA is great at putting on a show, and so the Golden Globes generate a lot of attention every year. And, as the NY Times points out, with the Globes nominations coming just days before Oscar nomination voting starts, there’s a possibility that nominations here could affect Oscar voting. The Best Picture nomination set includes what is already becoming a standard set of awards favorites, such as Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty, but there are also nominations for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Django Unchained. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen picked up a few nominations, actually, which was one of the big surprises.
The Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The full nomination list is below. Read More »
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Last night, the first screening of Quentin Tarantino‘s new film Django Unchained took place for an audience sponsored by the Directors Guild of America (DGA). The DGA screening was, technically, a guild affair, but a few members of the press managed to attend as well. While we don’t have any reviews for the film just yet, many of those who attended took to Twitter afterwards, and their comments are almost unanimously enthusiastic. (I’ll let you decide whether the Blazing Saddles comment is positive or not.)
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Today may be Halloween but I’m already looking ahead to Christmas. The family gatherings, the joy of giving, the religious celebration… it’s all important. But this year, there’s also Tarantino. Quentin Tarantino‘s latest film, Django Unchained, opens on December 25 and brings with it the kind of excitement generated by a filmmaker whose previous releases have been almost universally stellar. Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and now the story of a slave (Jamie Foxx) trained by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to kill some evil brothers (including Leonardo DiCaprio) to save the slave’s wife (Kerry Washington).
Tarantino recently revealed, like is the case with many of his films, Django is going to have ties to his previous movie and that makes this new batch of images even more interesting. Besides new shots of several of the stars, we meet secondary characters played by Don Johnson and Walton Goggins. Most of the Tarantino movie connections are tangential so it’s possible these guys are more important than they seem. And if they’re not, it’s still a new look at the latest Tarantino film. Check out all the images after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 by Angie Han
The first teaser trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard was a delightfully explosive bit of fun, but disappointingly, that energy doesn’t seem to have translated to the first teaser poster. Our first bit of print marketing for the action sequel tries to be striking in its simplicity, and merely ends up being bland. Doesn’t help that star Bruce Willis‘ face is so Photoshopped he’s tiptoeing right up against the border of Uncanny Valley, either.
Much more exciting are the badass new international poster for Django Unchained, and the Weinstein Co.’s latest batch of stylish onesheets for Killing Them Softly. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 by Angie Han
At this point, it feels like we’ve seen more trailers for December’s Django Unchained than we have for a lot of October and November releases. Not that I’d think of complaining, when they’re all this much fun.
The latest international trailer remixes some of the same footage we’ve already seen, but offers enough new scenes to give us a fresh angle on the personalities and motivations of the main players – Django (Jamie Foxx), Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), and Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). And of course, there’s more than enough wit, style, and violence to remind you that this is a Quentin Tarantino movie. Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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Don’t hide your excitement about having a new Quentin Tarantino movie to discuss in about two months. That movie, Django Unchained, follows a slave (Jamie Foxx) freed by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) with the two then teaming up to search for the slave’s wife (Kerry Washington) who is under the control of a plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). I describe the film in these basic terms because a new set of character posters has done the same. They put the actors in these complex roles front and center. Simple and clean.
The film will be released on December 25 but you can look at the posters right now.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
When Hollywood has two similarly themed projects brewing at the same time, it’s often a case of two studios competing to see which one comes out on top. In the case of two upcoming animal poaching movies, however, it’s actually a single studio joining forces with the same starry team for multiple projects centered around a single topic.
Warner Bros. is planning two films about the illegal poaching of endangered creatures in Africa, both of which will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way, Tobey Maguire‘s Material Pictures, and Tom Hardy‘s Executive Options. One is said to be a star vehicle for Hardy, while the other could star all three. Read more after the jump.
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Lawsuits be damned, Martin Scorsese got right into shooting The Wolf of Wall Street this year, with Leonardo DiCaprio as his star once again. This time Leo plays a fictionalized version of Jordan Belfort, a Wall Street big shot who partied his way through much of the ’90s before being targeted by authorities for securities fraud and money laundering. The whole sordid tale is told in Belfort’s book of the same name, which was the basis for a script by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire).
The film shot as an indie, with Warner Bros. participating in early development, but now Paramount has picked up the domestic distribution rights, and is already planning a late 2013 release — in other words, the studio sees Scorsese’s new film as an awards contender. The cast also includes Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie and Jon Bernthal.
As rights are just being sold now and the film isn’t expected to hit for another year, we’ve probably got a while to wait before a trailer materializes, but [Deadline]
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