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VIDEO: New ‘Django Unchained’ Trailer Unleashed

Christmas brings joy to many -- even moreso for fans of Quentin Tarantino, whose latest film Django Unchained is set to debut on the winter holiday. After viewing the film's second trailer (seen above), however, I can't say that I'm as excited as I typically find myself with a Tarantino release.

It could be that I just don't buy Leonardo DiCaprio as a villainous, eyeliner-sporting slave owner? Or perhaps it's the intended-to-be-humorous quips from Christoph Waltz and Jonah Hill that didn't impress me? Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!

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Jamie Foxx: Django Unchained is a Love Story

Jamie Foxx in 'Django Unchained'Jamie Foxx says that Django Unchained is a love story.

The Oscar-winning actor plays the titular character in the spaghetti western, whose main goal in life is to recover his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) but first needs to get past the villainous ranch Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), who runs club Candyland, where his spouse and other female slaves are exploited as sex objects and Jamie believes the husband/wife relationship is the most important one in the movie.

"The one thing that stuck out to me in the script was that Django got married. Back then to be married was taboo. You could be killed... The strongest buck would mate with the strongest black woman so they could get stronger slaves. They didn't want black people married. So Django being married was a big thing for me. This is a love story. He's not trying to stop slavery. He's not trying to do anything but find the love of his life - which is like trying to find a needle in a world of haystacks."

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 18, 2010

Invictus DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Apocalypse Now: Redux: DVD
  • Carlito’s Way: Blu-ray
  • Extraordinary Measures: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Girl on the Train: DVD
  • Invictus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • L.A. Story: DVD
  • The Messenger: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The New Daughter: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Outlander: Blu-ray
  • The Spy Next Door: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Valentine’s Day: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Walkabout: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: March 30, 2010

An Education DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • 3 Idiots: DVD
  • Afghan Star: DVD
  • Alice in Wonderland (Special Un-Anniversary Edition): DVD
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: DVD, Blu-ray
  • An Education: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Collateral: DVD, Blu-ray
  • I Sell the Dead: DVD, Blu-ray
  • IMAX: Under the Sea: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Killer: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Sherlock Holmes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Weapons of Self Destruction: DVD

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Jamie Foxx Writing Laverne & Shirley Screenplay

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Remakes, Comedy, Casting, Scripts

Laverne & Shirley

The fate of the movie is currently in Jamie Foxx’s hand.

Foxx, who recently starred in Garry Marshall’s latest film, is writing the movie based on Marshall’s classic television show.

Garry, who earlier revealed that a movie co-starring two of Jamie’s Valentine’s Day co-stars was in the works, told TV Guide Magazine that the Oscar-winning actor was crafting the comedy’s screenplay.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 16, 2010

Law Abiding Citizen DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • Black Dynamite: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cabin Fever (Unrated Director’s Cut): Blu-ray
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever: DVD
  • Good Hair: DVD
  • Coco Before Chanel: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Contempt: Blu-ray
  • Goodfellas (20th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Halo Legends: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Hunger: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Ladykillers (1955): Blu-ray
  • Law Abiding Citizen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Lola Montes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Ran: Blu-ray
  • Revanche: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Women in Trouble: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Movie Review: Valentine’s Day


Predictably, Garry Marshall’s massacred its competition at the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $52.4 million from Friday to Sunday. But does the all-star flick live up to its huge ensemble cast, banner director and shockingly high ticket sales? Let’s review.

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Box Office Breakdown: Christmas Carol Wins, Precious Soars

Disney's A Christmas Carol

We’re still weeks away from Thanksgiving, but theatergoers already have Christmas on their minds.

, the umpteenth version of the Charles Dickens tale, brought the story back to life with a visual rendition. Robert Zemeckis’ latest holiday creation earned over $30 million, surpassing Polar Express’ open by $7 million. Although the Jim Carrey film didn’t come close to its reported $180 million budget, Carol still has weeks to go before Avatar takes over 3D screens.

Meanwhile, a film with no bells or whistles made an impact just outside the Top 10. , Sundance’s Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize winner, broke a record while in limited release. The 12th place entry averaged a whopping $104,025 this weekend over only 18 theaters. That’s the largest per screen average for any film opening in more than 10 locations.

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Box Office Breakdown: That Was It for Paranormal Activity

Michael Jackson's This Is It

Based on the numbers from the past week, it looks like This Is It should remain in theaters longer than two weeks. Oh wait - it will.

Since opening late Tuesday night, the concert film has generated a total of $34.4 million domestically - $23.2 million just over the weekend - and approximately $101 worldwide. Although Michael Jackson technically didn’t beat the opener for Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (that entry earned more over 5 days), had the best international debut ever for any concert film.

Sony’s win meant a short victory for . After a steady climb, and only 1 week at the top, the horror film slipped down to second place. Of course, the word-of-mouth hit has nothing to complain about. Not only has the movie grossed $84.6 million to date, it also had the best per screen average of any Top 10 charter.

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Box Office Breakdown: Saw Outdone by Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity

Have audiences seen enough Saw?

Although Jigsaw is known for slaying his competition, the serial killer was no match for Katie Featherstone and Micah Sloat. This weekend, those two unknowns saw their small project, , finally top the box office charts. The movie, which was produced for approximately $15,000, reached that position after a steady climb up the ranks. (Aren’t films supposed to go down?) The horror flick also had a higher per screen average than any entry in the Top 10 despite fewer engagements.

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