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Jamie Fox star of Django Unchained wears shirt honoring murder victims to MTV Awards…is there something wrong with this picture?

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Django Unchained was one of the most violent films I have ever seen. It has been celebrated by the industry but does this kind of violence make violence acceptable? Last night Jamie Foxx wore a shirt commemorating victims of gun violence but the violence of movies like Django part of the problem.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309180/Jamie-Foxx-wears-T-shirt-pictures-Trayvon-Martin-Sandy-Hook-victims-MTV-Movie-Awards.html

Why is Jamie Foxx calling Spike Lee out?

Spike Lee has come out strongly against the movie Django Unchained. Jamie Foxx recently made the scathing remarks about Lee. Fox told The Guardian, “Where’s Spike Lee coming from?” “He didn’t like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn’t like Tyler Perry, he doesn’t like anybody, I think he’s sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he’s a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he’s taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that’s irresponsible.” So what do you think is Lee expressing an honest opinion or is he just taking shots at a new generation of actors and directors?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/17/jamie-foxx-django-unchained-angry

Django Dolls spark justifiable outrage

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What do you think? Should they actually be selling slave dolls? Good marketing for the movie or simply insulting? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/01/django-action-figures-spark-outrage/

Tavis smiley sounds off on Django, problem is he did not see the film

I saw Django Unchained and I did not like it so I can offer an informed opinion on the film. Tavis Smiley is offering his take on the film, but he has not seen it, but he says he read the screenplay and a number of his friends and relatives have shared their opinions with him. Is that enough? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/01/04/tavis-smiley-on-quentin-tarantino-s-django-unchained.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_morning&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_morning&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet

Django Unchained is the Ultimate Slave Fantasy Flick…and this is not a compliment

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Saw Django Unchained today and I have heard the hype and the movie lived up to some of it. Gratuitous violence is liberally sprinkled throughout the film and after you see it you will say this is a true understatement. A love story is the thin, tenuous thread that keeps the movie moving, but the thread is so frayed midway the film it ceases to exist. You know when you go to a Quentin Tarantino movie that you are going to see violence, but it was clear from the beginning that this film was not about slavery it was a violent film meant solely for entertainment. What also was striking was the reaction that some of the audience members had to the violence. Some of the more graphic scenes were greeted with laughter, hooting, hollering and in some cases applause. In some ways the audience reactions were even more jarring than the film narrative. It was worth seeing, but go in with your eyes wide open and leave your reason on the shelf at home. This movie is pure fantasy and it is interesting to see fantasy frosted with cold blooded revenge. It is not a pretty site, but that does not mean that it is a sight that should not be seen. When the film ends you are left wondering who won or is that really the point.