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Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” teaser poster revealed

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In a year full of absolutely huge, heavily-hyped movies, “Django Unchained” is in the running for most anticipated – especially in the non-superhero division. Though we’ve been hearing about it for ages and even caught glimpses of writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s handwritten cover to the script, we still haven’t seen much of the revenge flick. Thankfully, a Spanish teaser poster for the flick has been released, and while it doesn’t give us a look at lead actor Jamie Foxx – or any actors for that matter – it’s an arresting, stark image that fits in thematically and aesthetically with what we know about the film so far.

“Django Unchained” is being released by The Weinstein Company domestically, but Sony is taking care of international distribution, which explains why the poster was introduced to the internet via Sony’s Twitter. The piece is minimalist, using only red, black and white to depict an image of two men – presumably freed slave Jamie Foxx and bounty hunter Christoph Waltz – positioned underneath a broken chain. Unchained. A broken chain. You get it. Slash Film points out that the poster evokes the work of the the late, great Saul Bass, and they aren’t far off the mark.

The film, Tarantino’s eighth, will hit theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. It’s been described as a “southern” genre film, taking influence from both revenge movies and westerns, with a story that follows Foxx’s Django on a mission to rescue his wife from an evil plantation owner. The flick has a murderer’s row of actors involved in it, including Foxx, Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Don Johnson, Walton Goggins and RZA.

What do you think about the “Django Unchained” teaser poster? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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