Wednesday, December 26, 2012

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 94 (SPECIAL DJANGO UNCHAINED EDITION)



NEW IN THEATERS



This Week
  • Django Unchained / 89%
  • Les Miserables / 72%
  • Parental Guidance* / 16%
  • Promised Land* / 67%
  • Quartet* / 90%
  • Tabu* / 92%
  • Therese*
  • West of Memphis / 95%


Last Week
  • Amour / 92%
  • Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D / 56%
  • The Guilt Trip* / 37%
  • The Impossible* / 80%
  • Jack Reacher / 61%
  • Monsters, Inc. 3D / 96%
  • On the Road* / 46%
  • This is 40 / 50%
  • Zero Dark Thirty / 93%

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES



  • Looper / 94%
  • The Well Digger's Daughter / 90%
  • The Words / 22%

CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes
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POSTER CHILD



Check out this beautiful fan-made poster for "Django Unchained"!

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ENLISTED




Total Film lists their "50 Best Christmas Movies."



In honor of "Les Mis" hitting theaters today the crew at HitFix compiled their list of the "Top 20 Movie Musicals of the Last 50 Years." I have not seen a number of these (does this mean I have to watch the "South Park" film?), but I have no doubt "Les Mis" belongs on this list now.

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THE GOOD



Wanna listen to the whole "Django Unchained" soundtrack for free online? Of course you do! Here. I'm telling you, this just may be the best mix-tape soundtrack out of all of Tarantino's films. 

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THE BAD



Not very surprisingly there is some drama surround the use of "nigger" in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." (Source: The Hollywood Reporter) Director Spike Lee is not a fan.




The production of "Django" had some complications. Hear this story and more in this producer roundtable. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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AND THE RANDOM



Scott Mendelson has the pre-holiday weekend box office analysis. "The Hobbit" still on top.




Quentin Tarantino and the cast of "Django Unchained" discuss the struggle and joy of making the film. (Source: The Film Stage)




In this week's Criticwire Survey Matt Singer asks what in Quentin Tarantino's best film. Looks like all (but "Death Proof") are getting picked and explained, yes, even the brand new "Django"!




Stephen Marche at Esquire argues that "Django Unchained" is a better film about slavery than "Lincoln."




Matt Singer's blog discusses how this Christmas at the theater is mighty depressing...




My dear Werner Herzog plays the villain in "Jack Reacher" opposite Tom Cruise, though this Guardian article discusses how he has done much bigger things in the past.

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OR THE COOL




What were Tarantino's influences for "Django"? Read about them here. (Source: The New York Times)



Check out this post by /Film with more "Django" content. Also, you can stream the entire soundtrack with introductions from Tarantino himself (above) and also listen to the Frank Ocean song that didn't make it into the film.




Guys, guys, check out the "Django Unchained" B-Roll reel!



Finally, last bit of "Django," check out this mashup trailer using the visuals from Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles"!


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