What with Looper, The Master, Argo, Seven Psychopaths, and all the other must-see movies hitting the theaters in the past month, you may have forgotten all the hype for Tarantino and Django Unchained. Django‘s set for a Christmas day release, and according to reports, may be ready in time to play the Rome Festival next month (I’ll be attending, but between my yacht parties and manservants, who knows if I’ll have a chance to see it?).
Anyway, Jamie Foxx has to become a bounty hunter under the tutelage of Christoph Waltz (a bounty hunter/dentist) so he can rescue his wife Broomhilda von Shaft (yes, that’s her character’s real name) from evil Leonardo DiCaprio, who runs a big plantation where he holds gladiator-style slave fights. Sam Jackson and Don Johnson both have Colonel Sanders hair and fit in there somehow as well. Oh, and Jonah Hill shows up for the first time, appearing to play some kind of Klansman in a scene very reminiscent of O Brother Where Art Thou (am I crazy, or is the guy under the bag who yells at Jonah Hill in this the same guy who played the Klansman/political candidate running against the incumbent in O Brother?). I’m assuming Jamie Foxx eventually gets captured, and all hope looks lost until president Daniel Day-Lewis eventually comes along, frees the slaves, and beats Jonah Hill to death with a bowling pin. Goddamn that would be awesome.
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