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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.


So, yes “Castle Wolfenstein” is still moving forward as a movie. And now, Roger Avary, who won an Oscar with Quentin Tarantino for “Pulp Fiction” for their screenplay, will write and direct the film. According to comingsoon.net, the movie will follow  “a young US Army Captain and a British Special Agent on a top secret mission to Castle Wolfenstein, where Hitler will be for the unveiling of a new secret weapon. After reaching the Castle, our heroes are confronted with Himmler’s SS Paranormal Division and must fight, not only for their survival, but for a mission that could alter the course of the War.”

No cast has been announced, though getting award-winning screenwriter to help is certainly a good start. And, hopefully he can get some brutal violence in this film, as I take it would fit the overall tone of the video game. Maybe this can be the one to help video game movies break out. It can’t be as bad as “Silent Hill: Revelations” right?

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.