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Quentin Tarantino has had massive hits (“Pulp Fiction”, “Inglourious Basterds”) and some huge flops (“Grindhouse”, “Jackie Brown”) but last weekend “Django Unchained” officially became Tarantino’s highest grossing film ever. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Do you think “Django” was his best effort?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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Quentin Tarantino is back. After tackling the Nazis in “Inglourious Basterds”, Tarantino takes on slavery in “Django Unchained” starring Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. How does this stack up?

The Good

Let me just say this right off the bat. If you’re a Tarantino fan, you’ll love this film. This is one of my favorites of his. The dialogue is smart, witty and funny. Foxx is solid, but the real star here (again) is Waltz. HIs performance is once again top-notch. Speaking of top notch, DiCaprio shows us once again why he’s one of the best actors out there. His turn as a despicable plantation owner is just…I don’t know if good is the right word. But trust me, you’ll want him to to bite the dust. Foxx may be overshadowed by over the top performances from Watlz and DiCaprio, but I really enjoyed Foxx as Django. And for that matter, Washington did a fantastic job in the limited scenes we see her in.

The Bad

If you’re not a Tarantino fan, stay away. At times, I did get a little uncomfortable with some of the scenes and the idea that Tarantino is reducing slavery to a spaghetti Western. Also, as with all Tarantino movies, there’s a lot of blood so be warned. As a whole, I’d say I’d rank “Basterds” ahead of this one on my list of Taraintino films.

The Final Word

Smart, funny, violent and wonderfully entertaining, “Djanog Unchained” is a great film. Just be warned, if you didn’t like Tarantino’s other films, this won’t change your mind.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

It would have been an interesting battle to watch on Christmas Day, but no longer will Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” and Baz Lurhmann’s “The Great Gatsby” go head to head. The latter has been delayed until summer 2013, with WB stating will be the perfect summer movie around the world. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton and Toby Maguire. “Django Unchained” also stars DiCaprio along with Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz and Kerry Washington.

Makes me wonder why WB isn’t confident enough to keep its release date. Anyways, it’s the second big film of the year to be pushed back pretty close to its release date.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Yes, the first trailer is out. But, director Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” is adding Jonah Hill to the cast. No word on who he will be playing. Hill joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo and Todd Allen in the film. DiCaprio and Hill are also teaming up for Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Here’s the trailer we’ve been waiting for. “Django Unchained” is director Quentin Tarantino’s latest.

The film features an all-star cast including Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Zoe Bell and Kerry Washington.

What do you think of the trailer?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

First look at Django Unchained

The first photos of director Quentin Tarantino’s (“Kill Bill”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Inglourious Basterds”) upcoming film “Django Unchained” have surfaced. Needless to say, the film is one of the more anticipated films of the year. The film’s got a heck of a cast, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo and Todd Allen.

Here’s the official synopsis. 

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…

Looks like another blast to me. Tarantino’s alternative takes on historical periods have been entertaining. And, Leo and Jamie Foxx? Heck yes.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.