Django Unchained

Are Slave Movies Becoming a New Trend?

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The success of Quentin Tarantino’s Django: Unchained has sparked, what some movie critics are calling, “slave movie fever.” There seems to be a new trend of slave-themed films that are popping up left and right — seven more are scheduled to premiere this year. After...

Django Chained? Django Action Figures Pulled From Shelves

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Looks like controversy has struck the film Django Unchained yet again. After a few celebs like Spike Lee spoke out against the portrayal of slavery in the film, things seemed to quiet down for a bit. That was until the Weinstein Company decided to produce...

Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Defends ‘Django Unchained’ and Calls Spike Lee a Thug

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Filmmaker Spike Lee made national headlines when he decided to publicly boycott fellow director Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained. Lee called the slavery revenge flick disrespectful to his ancestors and said he refused to watch it. However, Lee’s comments are clearly not the view of all Black...

2013 Oscar Nominations Surprises and Snubs

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It’s that time of year again! Awards season brings much excitement to the entertainment world and this year’s Oscars nominations has everyone buzzing. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized the work of Denzel Washington, Quentin Tarantino, and Quvenzhané Wallis for the...

Why Django Unchained Action Figures Are Brilliant

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My mouth dropped open when I read on the Daily Beast that the co-stars from box office hit Django Unchained — Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and others — have been immortalized as eight-inch dolls that are currently on sale at...

Say What?: “Django Unchained” Slave Action Figures for Sale

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Though “Django Unchained” is doing extraordinary well at the box office, not everyone took kindly to Director Quentin Tarantino’s decision to turn slavery into a Western film. Many thought the movie’s witty dialogue, comic relief by way of chatty Ku Klux Klan members and sensationalist...