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#587343 - 06/27/11 10:50 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: madget]
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"Idris Elba"? Yeah, that's Stringer Bell, right? Hell, I guess I could look to make sure ... Yep. I also found out that he was in Thor as the controversial bridge guardian -- didn't recognize him.
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#587346 - 06/27/11 11:04 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Jimbo]
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Maybe Foxx is versatile, but he's always hammy.
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#587349 - 06/27/11 11:13 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: madget]
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I agree with you about QT's casting. I think it might be a matter of his belief that he can get a great performance out of odd choices these days. It's sort of like a parody of himself, like what Richard Kelly and others have attempted to do after QT's success. It's like he's forgotten that the reason someone like Pam Greer, John Travolta or Robert Forster were surprisingly good was because they were always good. That's not the case with Mike Myers. But, then again, he did cast that gal from SNL in Pulp Fiction -- she's probably the worst thing about the movie, except for QT's performance.
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#587355 - 06/27/11 11:37 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Charles Reece]
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Foxx was good in The Soloist, even if the movie was obvious Oscar bait. He won the Best Actor award for his Ray Charles impersonation, one of the few times in the past 15 years I've even kinda-sorta agreed with the Acadaemy's pick. His acceptance speech was great [paraphrasing] "I got my first acting lessons from my grandmother, who told me to act like I had some sense."

I don't see how he could possibly make a Tarantino flick any worse.
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#587380 - 06/27/11 12:45 PM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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Well, isn't the fact that QT fans don't like Foxx and Foxx fans don't like QT a good indication of the problem?
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#587384 - 06/27/11 12:59 PM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Charles Reece]
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Hm. Maybe so. I was a little kid when Barry Lyndon came out, but I think there were similar concerns from Kubrick fans over Ryan O'Neal. There definitely were such concerns over Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut. The former turned out great, while the latter... not so much.
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#587407 - 06/27/11 06:44 PM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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Girl from SNL in Pulp Fiction? Not ringing a bell.

I'm not sure about Elba's range, as I've only seen him in The Wire and in a less-convincing goofy guest-spot on The Office, but Stringer Bell was a pretty great character, at any rate.

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#587408 - 06/27/11 07:03 PM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: madget]
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#587414 - 06/28/11 01:44 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: Mr. Socko]
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Wha..? Where was she in it?

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#587417 - 06/28/11 03:10 AM Re: tarantino's django unchained [Re: madget]
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Towards the end. She goes off with Keitel.
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