We’ve got a brief update on one of the most anticipated releases, Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained. You can now officially call the spaghetti action/western one of your most anticipated films of 2012, as The Weinstein Company has set it for a December 25th, 2012 release, via BoM.
We just reported today that Will Smith is looking less and less likely to take the lead role, and that Jamie Foxx may be edging closer for the title role of ex-slave-turned-bounty hunter, Django. Leonardo DiCaprio is our main villain, slave owner Calvin Candie, while the great Oscar-winning Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz is German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultze. Samuel L. Jackson plays Candie’s right-hand man and head house-slave Stephen.
As for other December 2012 releases, we have Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on the 14th, Phillip Noyce‘s Hunter Killer a week later, joined by Ang Lee‘s Life of Pi and Gore Verbinski’s Lone Ranger. Expect the busy month to fill up, but it is interesting to see TWC pick this awards-centric date. I doubt we will see a Cannes premiere, with a release so far away from May. It could do the fall festival circuit, but with the topline stars Tarantino is gunning for, I don’t even know if it needs the buzz.
What do you think about TWC setting a Christmas release for Django?
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute