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Christoph Waltz - Shots of a variety of stars as they attended the Opening Night of Broadway's 'Finding Neverland' which was sponsored by Brooks Brothers, Chase, iHeartMedia and USA TODAY. The opening night was held at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 15th April 2015

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Christoph Waltz - A variety of stars from the film industry were snapped on the red carpet at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 'Nobody Wants the Night' which was held at the Berlinale Palast in Berlin, Germany - Thursday 5th February 2015

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Christoph Waltz and Judith Holste - 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Golden Globe Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015

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Christoph Waltz - Shots from the 2015 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes After Party as a host of stars attended the party which was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel at Robinsons May Lot in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015

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Christoph Waltz - Celebrities attend the Golden Globes week 2015 kickoff party in West Hollywood at Golden Globes - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 8th January 2015

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Christoph Waltz - Shots of a host of stars as they attended the Golden Globes Week 2015 in association with Audi. The event was held at Cecconi's Restaurant in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 8th January 2015

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Christoph Waltz - Photographs from the New York premiere of biographical drama 'Big Eyes' which stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz and is directed by Tim Burton. The premiere was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 16th December 2014

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Quentin Tarantino and Christoph Waltz - Photographs as Austrian actor Christoph Waltz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 1st December 2014

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Christoph Waltz - Photographs from the premiere of new comedy film 'Horrible Bosses 2' which was held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 21st November 2014

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Christoph Waltz - 2014 LACMA Art+Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 1st November 2014

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What Can We Expect From Tim Burton's Big Eyes? [Pictures]


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Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz are teaming up with director Tim Burton for his latest project, Big Eyes. The film tells the story of real-life artist husband and wife team, Walter and Margaret Keane, and the struggles their marriage went through as a result of Walter taking credit for Margaret’s work.

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Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams take the lead roles in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

Margaret’s staple style of painting was that of kitsch doe-eyed waifs which became very popular in the 1950s and 1960s and made her husband a national celebrity after he mass produced the paintings and claimed the design as his own.

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Christoph Waltz - Monty Python Live held at The O2 - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 1st July 2014

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'Zero Theorem' Difficult To Pin: Critics Divided Ahead Of U.K Release


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Amongst the post-Oscars films is The Zero Theorem, which stars the double Oscar-winning Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer genius living as a recluse in a dystopian, Orwellian sci-fi world in which the shady figure of ‘Management’ calls the shots.

Zero TheoremChristoph Waltz shaved his head and eyebrows to star in 'Zero Theorem'

Leth lives alone in an abandoned chapel, working towards his ultimate hacking goal: to find the meaning of life. In other words: to solve the "Zero Theorem", a mathematical formula derived from Big Crunch theory.

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The Zero Theorem: Is Terry Gilliam Back To 'Twelve Monkeys' Form?


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With his latest film The Zero Theorem, Terry Gilliam returns to the ramshackle future he first visited in his now-classic 1985 film Brazil and then again in 1995's Twelve Monkeys.

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Known for his flights of fancy in movies like Life of Brian, Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Gilliam's rampant imagination is well-suited to stories set in the chaos of a future dystopia where society seems to be crushing the independent spirit of the central character.

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'The Zero Theorem': Terry Gilliam Trapped In His Own Fantasy? [Trailer + Pictures]


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Terry Gilliam's latest effort The Zero Theorem follows a computer hacker and his ultimate goal to discover the reason for human existence. A shadowy organisation known only as The Management are keen to interrupt his work and send a lusty love interest to distract him from his potentially ground-breaking work.

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It all sounds very...Gilliam...though from the polarizing critical reception, we're no clearer as to whether the 73-year-old has made his finest movie yet, or another scatty missed opportunity.

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Lupita Nyong'o and Christoph Waltz - The 86th Annual Oscars - Press Room - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Christoph Waltz - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) after-party held at the Grosvenor House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

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Christoph Waltz - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

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Christoph Waltz and Judith Holste - 64th Berlin International Film Festival - Opening Night Of Gala & Ufa Fiction - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 6th February 2014

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Mitra Farahani and Christoph Waltz - 64th Berlin International Film Festival - The Jury - Photcall - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 6th February 2014

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Quentin Tarantino's Scrapped 'Hateful Eight' Would Have Been Bloody 70mm Western


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Quentin Tarantino has revealed this week that he has shelved his latest movie project, Hateful Eight, after the scripts that he carefully handed out to a trusted few leaked out, bringing unwanted attention to the director. The filmmaker revealed to Deadline that the script, which was still in its embryonic stages, was handed out to the actors he was courting as leads.

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Quentin Tarantino Dropped His Latest Script After It Leaked.

The Hateful Eight script was given to six people, including Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Tim Roth but was leaked after one of the actors' agents passed it around. Soon after, Tarantino's longtime agent Mike Simpson began getting phone calls from agents looking to pitch their clients for roles in the proto-movie and the furious director felt compelled to shut the whole project down.

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Christoph Waltz - BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party At Four Seasons Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

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Christoph Waltz - BAFTA 2014 Awards Season Tea Party held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California 11-1-2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Christoph Waltz - Audi celebrates Golden Globes event held at Cecconi's restaurant - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 10th January 2014

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Quentin Tarantino To Make Another Western, But Not A Django Sequel Or Reboot


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It’s one of the most enduring questions in cinema: what will Quentin Tarantino’s next film be about? And having enjoyed the process of making Django Unchained and teaching himself the art of the western, the legendary auteur is planning on sticking to the genre, but it’s not going to be a sequel.

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"I can't talk that much about it, but I will say one thing. I haven't told anyone about this publicly, but I will say the genre. It's a western,” Tarantino told Jay Leno on Tonight Show. “It's not a Django sequel, but it's another Western. I had so much fun doing Django and I love westerns so much, that after I taught myself how to make one, it's like 'OK, now let me make another one now that I know what I'm doing.'" (Guardian)

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'The Muppets Most Wanted' Takes Muppet Hijinks Global [Trailer + Pictures]


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The full length trailer has just been released for The Muppets Most Wanted and boy, it looks like a thrill ride of a movie. The sequel to 2011's hugely successful The Muppets will see the furry gang plus some high-profile actors unite to take Kermit and Co. on a globe-trotting, crime-solving trip around the world.

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Kermit...Or The Evil Constantine?

Filmed at London's Pinewood Studios, the plot follows Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and friends as they bask in the flow of their successful theatre tour. Things are peachy for the team until Kermit's evil doppelganger Constantine and his sneaky sidekick steal priceless jewels and the real Kermit becomes embroiled in a potentially career-destroying jewellery heist.

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Forgotten Men Terry Gilliam, Jonathan Glazer Set For Venice Film Festival


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The Venice Film Festival 2013 boasts one of the most intriguing movie line-ups of the year, with two fallen heroes of cinema coming in from the cold and testing out new material after underwhelming efforts last time out.

Terry Gilliam and Jonathan Glazer will screen their new movies, The Zero Theorem and Under the Skin.

Gilliam hasn't been seen since 2009's poorly received The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, while Sexy Beast director Glazer was scolded by the box-office almost a decade ago with Birth.

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Nicole Kidman and Christoph Waltz - 66th Cannes Film Festival - Closing Dinner - Cannes, France - Sunday 26th May 2013

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Gunman And Grenade Wielder At Cannes? Luckily, For Christoph Waltz, Not Quite


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The Cannes Film Festival is about glitz, glamour, celebrity and, above all, film. But this year’s event has been blighted some truly bizarre criminal acts.

First of all there was the million-dollar jewelry heist, then a crazed gunman, claiming he had a grenade, has people scuffling for safety. The scary events unfolded at a life TV event, at which Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz was appearing. "I was on a panel at the Studio Canal platform off the beach when a man produced a gun,” explained Waltz. "I think it was a pistol and he fired but luckily for me they were blanks. Then he shouted he had a grenade and again luckily for me there was no grenade. The police have him. They tackled him to the ground." The Cannes festival jury member, added: "I don't know who he was or where he came from or what his problem was." Witness Arthur Laiguesse said: "The bodyguards jumped over the barriers into the crowd and pulled him to the ground. The police arrived and told everyone to run because there was a grenade in his hand."

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Video - Christoph Waltz, Cara Delvingne And Renee Zellweger Leave For The Met Gala 2013


It was a star-studded (emphasis on 'studded') affair at the punk-themed MET Costume Gala on Monday (May 6th 2013). Among those spotted leaving their hotel in New York City were 'Django Unchained' star Christoph Waltz, model Cara Delvingne, who bravely wore a very spikey dress with a scarily plunging neckline, and 'Bridget Jones's Diary' star Renee Zellweger.

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Cannes Jury Boasts Stellar Line-Up Featuring Nicole Kidman And Ang Lee


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This year’s Cannes jury boasts some high profile talent, spanning eight different nationalities. The Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is perhaps the best known of the line-up and she will be joined by the Austrian actor Christoph Waltz (star of Django Unchained) and the Taiwanese director Ang Lee (Life Of Pi). The jury will be led by Steven Spielberg (E.T.) and will be fleshed out with film veterans from another five countries.

The Indian actress Vidya Balan will not only appear on the jury but will also be at the festival marking 100 years of the Bollywood genre at a gala screening, Entertainment Weekly reports. The Japanese director Naomi Kawase has won the Camera D’Or prize in the past (1997) and the Grand Prize (2007) and will now be taking a place on the judging panel. Similarly, Lynne Ramsey, whose movie We Ned To Talk About Kevin was highly praised at 2011’s Cannes festival. They will be joined by the French actor Daniel Auteil, who won the Best Actor award at Cannes in ’96 and three-times Cannes winner Cristian Mungiu.

This year’s festival will be opened by the highly anticipated Baz Luhrmann movie The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, on May 15. The festival runs until May 26, when it will close with Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom’s Zulu, a political thriller. 

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Oscar Time? Tim Burton To Direct Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams In 'Big Eyes'


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This one's got awards written all over it. Tim Burton has signed up to direct the Weinstein Co's new movie Big Eyes, based on the relationship between Walter and Margaret Keane, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and multiple nominee Amy Adams are in negotiations to play the real-life couple, who rose to fame in the art world in the 1950s and 1960s for their popular paintings of big-eyed children.

The drama, with a script from Ed Wood's Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander centers on a decade long dispute between the two after their divorce over who actually painted the famous pictures. Walter compared himself to the likes of Rembrandt, while Margaret vowed to prove she was the true artist by demanding a "paint off." After a years-long court battle, the judge finally ordered the two to paint in court. Walter lost and had to pay millions. He continued to insist he was the painter.

An original take on the movie was set to star Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon, with Karaszewski and Alexander as directors and Burton as producer, though financing and scheduling fell through. Waltz and Adams appears to be a neater fit, while Burton could really get his teeth into this script.

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Oscars 2013: Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway And Jessica Chastain Among Best Dressed (Pictures)


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Yeah sure, so winning The Oscars is pretty important, but don't kid yourself too much, it's what people are wearing on the Oscars red carpet that really interests the punters. This year's awards saw relatively few fashion mishaps, though on the other hand also lacked anyone really taking a chance with their outfit - understandable, perhaps, given the scale of the public platform they were all appearing on. 

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Jennifer Lawrence with her best actress award

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Djesus Uncrossed – Christoph Waltz Stars In Django Unchained Spoof As The Son Of God


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Not content with satirising Nazis or the slave trade, Christoph Waltz has applied his incredible on-screen charisma to a couple of fantastic Saturday Night Live spoofs.

The first (our favourite) sees Bafta-winning Waltz star as Djesus in ‘Djesus Uncrossed’ – a tale of redemption as Jesus (that guy from best-selling book, The Bible) goes on a killing spree having released himself from his cave of doom. The spoof vid features plenty of references to Django, like, “The H is silent,” but also hails back to Tarantino’s other historical movie, Inglorious Bastards, as Brad Pitt’s character gets a makeover.

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Quentin Tarantino Next Movie To Complete 'Rewritten History' Trilogy


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Perhaps he was abuzz with inspiration after winning Best Original Screenplay for Django Unchained at last night’s Baftas, but Quentin Tarantino revealed plans to make another historical movie for his next trick, turning Django, Inglorious Bastards and what ever he decides to make next into a re-written history trilogy.

Speaking to a legion of journalists at the glitzy even in London, Tarantino – who was looking his usual unkempt yet strangely charismatic self – announced that his previous two films would keep his next project company. “This (rewritten history theme) begs a trilogy, it begs to have a third movie on this theme. I haven’t decided about what yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised…,” he explained, according to Empire. So what could he cover next? “I wouldn’t be surprised,” leaves us with many more questions than answers. Having already made comedies about the dark days of slavery and the suffering and torment inflicted by Nazi Germany, where can he go next? Could he venture into an apartheid movie? Perhaps he could go way back – as he’s shown chronology isn’t important – and look at slavery in Egypt.

Whatever he does, he should take Christoph Waltz with him. With numerous awards, including another one last night, for his supporting roles in both Django Unchained and Inglorious Bastards, it’s surely time for the Austrian to take centre stage and win Best Actor. We can only hope.

'Django Unchained' Review: A Dazzling Ride To Compare With 'Blazing Saddles'


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Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, a spaghetti Western-style look at the American slave trade in the 1800s, has been mired in controversy, of late. Not only has Tarantino been fielding the usual questions about cinematic violence that Tarantino always finds himself fielding, but he’s also been dealing with the tricky subject of slavery and, of course, the use of the word ‘n*gger,’ which has caused uproar, with some viewers (as well as an indignant few who haven’t actually watched the movie).

Given all of the controversy, the talk of violence, the less than humorous subject matter, our reviewer was surprised at just how comical Django Unchained was going to be. Of course, Tarantino’s always had an undercurrent of humor in his movies, regardless of the subject matter, but for this “provocative subject matter,” the humor still came as something of a surprise. The violence is balanced by the comedy and the strong performances from the cast (including Leonardo Di Caprio, Jamie Foxx and Oscar-nominated Christoph Waltz) lend the movie “an underlying drive that keeps us engaged through the blood-soaked violence as well as the more slapstick-style sequences (a KKK raid led by Johnson and Hill feels like a lost sequence from Blazing Saddles).”

If the Oscar nominations alone aren’t enough to convince you that Django Unchained is with a trip to the cinema, then heed our reviewers words: “Tarantino's screenplay is beautifully constructed to even out the tone with exciting action, harrowing nastiness and some darkly involving drama. All while quietly exploring the twisted history of racial relations in America… A dazzling ride.” 

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Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained And Contemporary Slavery In The USA


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Quentin Tarantino kept his word to THR that he believes in what he's doing, and that "Not one word of social criticism that's ever been leveled [his] way has ever changed one word or any script or any story [he] tell[s]". His latest movie Django Unchained Tarantino clearly proves this again and he defended his choices with the movie and all its controversial aspects in a post-Golden Globe interview with THR.

"They [the critics] think I should soften it, that I should lie, that I should massage," he said. "I would never do that when it comes to my characters." His colleague, Christoph Waltz who co-starred in Django Unchained alongside Jamie Foxx, backed Taraninto up, saying :'It should be controversial if you make a movie about a story against the backdrop of slavery... You better be prepared for a controversial discussion. I wish more movies gave us an opportunity to talk about subjects that matter to us today." 

As all his films have shown, Tarantino has never shied away from 'controversial discussion', and he referred to contemporary slavery and America's own problems in-land. "If you go to Malaysia, there's sexual slavery going on in places like that, but I'm more concerned about the slavery that is going on in America," he said. " Drug laws put so many black males in jails. The way private and public prisons trade prisoners back and forth. It's like they are not even hiding it anymore." 

Forget The Controversy: Django Unchained Comes Up Trumps At Golden Globes


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Quentin Tarantino’s violent historical slave movie Django Unchained may well be mired in controversy right now but it received the seal of approval from last night’s Golden Globe awards. Django Unchained walked away from the ceremony with a Best Supporting Actor award for Christoph Waltz (who plays the role of Dr. King Schultz) and Best Screenplay, for the movie’s enigmatic helmsman, Quentin Tarantino.

Waltz beat off fierce competition from Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Alan Arkin (Argo), Leonardo Dicaprio (Django Unchained) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master). This was by no means a one horse race and in his acceptance speech, he thanked Leonardo DiCaprio, his Django co-star. Accepting the award, Waltz sounded shaky-voiced, clearly overcome with gratitude for the award. Addressing his director, he said “Quentin, you know that my indebtedness to you and my gratitude knows no words” and described his time on the movie as a journey, adding “I can thank all my travel mates, Jamie Foxx and Leo DiCaprio, Sam Jackson, Kerry Washington…” the list went on.

In his own acceptance speech, Tarantino appeared surprised to have won the award. “Wow, I wasn’t expecting this,” began, before thanking his actors and also thanked his friends that he reads the script to. “I don’t want input,” he joked, “ I don’t want you to tell me if I’m doing anything wrong… but when I read it to you, I hear it through your ears.” There was, of course, no mention of his highly publicised spat with interviewer Krishnan Guru Murthy, recently, which ended with Tarantino refusing to answer questions about movie violence and telling him “I’m shutting your butt down.” 

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Django Unchained Premiere: Kerry Washington Sizzles, Christoph Waltz Beardless! (Pictures)


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Kerry Washington, Django Unchained PremiereHorsing Around: Kerry Washington Stuns At The Django Unchained London Premiere

The Django Unchained cast appeared to have a spring in their steps at the London premiere of Quentin Tarantino's new movie on Thursday evening (January 10, 2013) and quite rightly so. The action-western flick scored numerous nominations at the Oscars announcement earlier in the day, including one for the all-important Best Picture. 

It was 35-year-old Kerry Washington - who plays Jamie Foxx's wife in the film - that turned heads at the premiere, outdoing tons of UK celebrities with a dramatic white ball gown emblazoned with a large horse print. Sounds bizarre, though it actually looked pretty elegant. The acclaimed actress teamed the dress with dark lipstick and heels. Co-star Foxx was on-hand to ensure Washington didn't have it all her own way at the premiere though, showing up at The Empire in Leicester Square in a bright purple suit and aqua coloured shirt! Samuel L Jackson was also in attendancing, looking as swarve as ever.

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Video - Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx And Samuel L Jackson At Rome's 'Django Unchained' Photocall


The cast of upcoming action drama flick 'Django Unchained' Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L Jackson, Kerry Washington and Franco Nero along with director Quentin Tarantino arrive at the Hassler Hotel in Rome for a photocall.

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Django Unchained: Have The Bookmakers Drastically Underrated Tarantino's Latest?


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Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino's latest movie that briefly held a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes - is a 66/1 shot to win Best Picture at the Oscars in March. In other words: it has no chance. Or so the bookmakers think.

The odds suggest that Clint Eastwood's poorly received baseball flick Trouble With The Curve has more of a chance of landing the Academy Award, as does the animated flick Brave, and British movie Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The bookmakers' reluctance to give Tarantino's movie any sort of chance is a little confusing, given that it's one of the five films up for Best Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes. Django stars Christoph Waltz and Leonardo Dicaprio are both up for Best Supporting Actor, while Tarantino is up for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Ok, so the likes of Lincoln, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner are the hot favorites in those respective categories, but it wouldn't be a huge surprise should Django nick a gong or two. Let's remember, the Golden Globes differs to the Oscars in that the organizers want the biggest stars available crammed into one room. Having Leonardo DiCaprio in the audience would be a coup for the Globes. 

The nominations for the Oscars will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Don't be surprised should Django Unchained get a Best Picture nod, and watch as those odds of 66/1 tumble.

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The Golden Globes Nominations, No Surprises For A Great Year Of Film


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The Golden Globes are one of the biggest film and television awards in the world. Winning an award from them will almost always top the C.V.s of anyone involved in film. 2012 has been one of the best years in film for a long time, with many films being deemed 'instant classics'. Although, of course, that's said every year, with just a quick glance at the calibre of performances, narrative and cinematography this year it's easy to see why it's being said.

2012's nominations were revealed today with few surprises. The favourites during speculation included Argo, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and The Master, and they haven't failed to impress in the Globes' nominations. Lincoln's set to be a big winner with seven nominations, while Argo has 5 nominations, Zero Dark Thirty has 4 and The Master has 3. All four, except The Master, are also in the running for Best Motion Picture, competing alongside Ang Lee's Life of Pi and Quentin Tarantino's re-envisioning of a slave narrative, Django Unchained

Tarantino's film received 5 nominations, which included two in the category for Best Supporting Performance by an Actor, for Christoph Waltz and Leonardo Dicaprio, which proves to us that it's more than worth the watch. Best Director nominations mirrors the Best Motion Picture, and include Ben Affleck (Argo), Stephen Spielberg (Lincoln), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), which is no surprise really. 

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Tarantino's Django Unchained: The Reviews Are In And It's Looking Good


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Quentin Tarantino is an exemplary film maker. Not only are his movies infinitely enjoyable, they don't allow for a passive audience. He takes risks with content as well as context and the opening scene of 2009's Inglourious Basterds was a 15 minute conversation, all talk, no action, which requires a fair amount of audience concentration, and is a rare and delightful thing to get right. Tarantino got it right.

Devising difficult chronologies and asking your audience to work things out themselves is also a risk that he has taken repeatedly, and with great success, as in Resevoir Dogs. This time around his potentially controversial offering is Django Unchained, a movie about the 'employment' of a slave in the Deep South as a hitman, on the promise of his ultimate release from slavery. 

Starring Jamie Foxx as Django, Leonardo Dicaprio as the 'good German' who offers the promise of eventual freedom, as well as Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. Its team is pretty good, to say the least. The premier was held this evening and preliminary reviews are in, with glowing reports. The Guardian's reviewer Peter Bradshaw gave it a full five out of five stars. He said "I can't wait to see it again." Adding that "Django delivers, wholesale, that particular narcotic and delirious pleasure that Tarantino still knows how to confect in the cinema...  It's as unwholesome, deplorable and delicious as a forbidden cigarette." 

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Video - Stars Arrive For 'Django Unchained' Premiere Including Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson And Quentin Tarantino


Among arrivals for the 'Django Unchained' premiere were stars Leonardo Dicaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx as well as director and writer Quentin Tarantino. Jackson makes several jokes to photographers as they snap him on the red carpet and he is also seen chatting to a female friend who he then poses with.

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A Week In Movies Feat: Skyfall, Jack Reacher, Django Unchained, Iron Man 3 And Much More!


The entire cast of the 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall hit the red carpet this week in London for the film's royal world premiere. Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem were on hand, plus Prince Charles and Camilla and a random collection of celebrities from Rachel Weisz and Naomi Campbell to Bear Grylls and Emeli Sande. The film opens in the UK this weekend and on November 9th in the US.

The next big action blockbuster will be Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise as a womanising rogue spy on the trail of a sniper. A new extended trailer gives us a better idea of the plot, as well as glimpses of costars including Rosamund Pike, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo and Robert Duvall. It opens in December.

Django Unchained Trailer

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Quentin Tarantino Still Editing Django Unchained: Will It Be Ready For Christmas?


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From Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained trailer, we sort of grasped what the gonzo-western was all about. Plenty of guns, plenty of violence, plenty of blood, some sharp lines of dialogue and production that somehow manages to be slick and intentionally ramshackle at the same time. Or at least that's what we thought it was all about.

Speaking at the Hollywood Film Awards this week - now considered the first stop on the awards-season circuit - Tarantino admitted he hadn't even finished the move yet, and was still in the editing phase. A little odd, considering he picked up the award for Best Screenplay, telling the gathered audience, "It's strange to get an award while I'm still in the editing room," before joking, "I'll be able to say, 'Hey, you want to take a line out of my award-winning screenplay?" The film is likely to be in contention for the major prizes in the coming months - particularly the acting categories with Leonardo Dicaprio, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz thought to have turned in strong performances - though will it even be ready in time? It has a Christmas Day release date, so Tarantino had best get a move on to get it perfect for those movie geeks who opt against the traditional turkey dinner this year.

Elsewhere at the Hollywood Film Awards - set up by Carlos de Abreu a couple of years ago because, well, it didn't exist - Bradley Cooper picked up Best Actor for Silver Linings Playbook and it was nice to see Robert De Niro win Best Supporting Actor for the same movie.

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Epic Trailer


Mary Katherine is a regular teenage girl who somehow mysteriously appears in an enchantingly beautiful forest full of talking slugs and miniature soldiers. In this strange new world, a war is waging between the forces of good and those who do everything within their power to try to defend nature, and the forces of evil; those who are responsible for its destruction. Wishing she'd dreamt it all at first, Mary eventually joins a team of weird but friendly characters to help protect this world as well as her own which is also, consequentially, under threat.

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Django Unchained Trailer


German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of murderers, the Brittle brothers. His search leads him to the only person who has information on the group, Django, who is a slave living in the deep south of the States. Schultz crosses his path as he finds Django shackled to a group of other slaves who are all being taken to auction. Posing as a dentist, Schultz requests to buy him from his owners. On the owners' refusal, Schultz ruthlessly shoots them to death and takes the slave. The bounty hunter promises to free Django and take him to rescue his wife, Broomhilda, who has been enslaved by a Mississippi plantation owner on the dead or alive capture of the Brittle brothers. On their success, Schultz frees Django as promised but the pair decides to stick together as bounty hunters full time. Their search for Broomhilda leads him to the 'Candyland' plantation owner Calvin Candie who has trainer Ace Woody train slaves to fight each other for sport. The bounty hunters arouse suspicion from loyal house slave Stephen as they arrive to explore the property under a false guise and soon become under threat by a dangerous organisation who are determined not to let them escape with Broomhilda.

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Carnage Review


Excellent
Based on Reza's play God of Carnage, this claustrophobic film features only four characters in a single New York apartment. But the acting and directing, as well as a fiendishly entertaining script, make it absolutely riveting.

After their 11-year-old sons are involved in a playground fight, their parents meet to make sure everything is fine. Penelope and Michael (Foster and Reilly), parents of the injured boy, are happy to let bygones be bygones until they begin to suspect that Nancy and Alan (Winslet and Waltz) aren't properly punishing their son. Over the course of the next hour or so, liaisons shift as their civilised surface gives way to seething bitterness. And it certainly doesn't help that they open a bottle of Scotch.

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Carnage Trailer


Penelope and Michael Longstreet are horrified when their son, Ethan, comes home from school one day and tells his parents how he was hit in the face with a stick by a classmate, Zachary Cowan. His concerned parents decide the best way to tackle the problem is to invite Zachary's parents, Nancy and Alan, over to their house to talk things over.

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The Three Musketeers Review


Good
Using the basic plot from the Alexandre Dumas novel, this film diverges wildly by adding anachronistic gadgetry and playing events more like pantomime farce than a 17th century swashbuckler. But the cast is likeable, and the duels are fun despite the ludicrous action set pieces.

D'Artagnan (Lerman) is a country teen who heads to Paris to join the musketeers, special officers loyal to King Louis (Fox) but not the manipulative Cardinal Richelieu (Waltz), who has a guard of his own headed by Rochefort (Mikkelsen). D'Artangan immediately falls foul of the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis (Macfadyen, Stevenson and Evans), then teams up with them to fight off Richelieu's goons. And soon they're involved in a devious plot by Richelieu and Milady (Jovovich) to spark a war between Louis and England's Duke of Buckingham (Bloom).

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Water For Elephants Review


Good
With a heavy dose of gold-hued nostalgia, this Depression-era drama works overtime to generate big romantic emotions. But the characters aren't quite interesting enough to really grab our sympathy. Besides the elephant.

On the verge of receiving his veterinary degree in 1931, Jacob (Pattinson) is left homeless by his parents' sudden death. Wandering aimlessly, he stumbles into the Benzini Brothers Circus and convinces gruff boss August (Waltz) to give him a shot. Soon he's training the new star Rosie, an elephant that will perform with August's wife Marlena (Witherspoon). There's a clear spark between Jacob and Marlena, who know better than to act on it due to Jacob's hot temper.

Sure enough, he grows insanely jealous, and with the circus on a financial knife-edge, real trouble is brewing.

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The Three Musketeers Trailer


D'Artagnan has always dreamt of becoming a Musketeer but being too young he's never been able to leave his home town of Gascony and make the trip to Paris. Now a little older and less naive he travels to Paris where, through a rather unusual scenario, befriends three seasoned and well respected Musketeers named Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.

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The Green Hornet Review


Weak
An inventive anti-hero theme sets this film apart from the usual superhero movie, but excessive violence and incoherent action leave it deeply frustrating to watch. And it doesn't help that the lead character is so unlikeable.

Britt Reid (Rogen) is the slacker son of a wealthy news baron (Wilkinson). When he inherits the newspaper, he hasn't a clue what to do with it. But he starts hanging out with his dad's old valet Kato (Chou) and hires a sexy assistant (Diaz) whose intelligence he completely ignores. And with Kato, he creates the Green Hornet, who solves crime while apparently being a villain. Soon they're squaring off against the criminal mastermind Chudnofsky (Waltz) as Los Angeles descends into a violent crime war.

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Water For Elephants Trailer


In the 1930's The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was known as the best circus in America, a small and tight knit community of performers and animals who were all masters of their craft. When trainee veterinarian Jacob Jankowski finds himself as a passenger on their circus train he soon becomes part of the family. Hired to look after the animals he meets Marlena, a beautiful woman who performs as an equestrian star and her husband August, the head animal trainer; it doesn't take long for Jacob to see there's a sinister side to August's personality.

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The Green Hornet Trailer


The Green Hornet is the latest superhero to receive the film treatment. When Britt Reid's father dies unexpectedly Britt is left in control of a multinational news paper empire.

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Inglourious Basterds Review


Extraordinary
Finally turning his hand to the war-movie genre, Tarantino unsurprisingly pays homage to classic B-movies. And even though it's long and indulgent, this is a deeply entertaining romp, crafted to perfection by Tarantino and his amazing cast.

German Col Landa (Waltz) is notorious in Nazi-occupied France as a "Jew hunter", but the young Shosanna (Laurent) has slipped through his fingers.

Years later, she's running a Paris cinema and planning outrageous revenge against the Nazi high command who will be attending a premiere starring a famed war hero (Bruhl). Meanwhile, American Lt Aldo Raine (Pitt) has challenged his team of Jewish commandos to bring home 100 Nazi scalps each. And their operation is about to converge on Shosanna's cinema, thanks to a German actress double-agent (Kruger) and a British spy (Fassbender).

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