Djesus Uncrossed

I haven’t found SNL to be all that funny in years. But this just had me laughing so hard I cried. Literally. So I thought I’d share it with you.

Enjoy!

The ‘Django’ Controversy Continues

Pictured above, community activist Najee Ali holds an action figure depicting Calvin Candie, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character from the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained, during a news conference Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. He (and others) have called for the “offensive” action figures to be taken off the market.

Apparently now we can’t even have action figures from Django Unchained. As I discussed before, there has been some controversy over the film, and especially its vulgar language (like you could expect anything else from a Tarantino film). Now, even though I think the calls for censorship are completely outrageous, at least we can just say “if you don’t want to hear it, don’t watch the movie.” But now we are also being deprived of even the option to buy frakking action figures. They’re dolls! Seriously! How are they hurting anyone?

I’m so irked by this new development that I don’t even know what to say, so I’ll just refer you to an article that will tell you a bit more, and gladly welcome your comments on the matter.

After many protests, production line is halted for Django Unchained ‘action figures’
Liz Ferguson @ Montréal Gazette

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After complaints from several groups, including one led by Rev. Al Sharpton, groups, the Weinstein Co. has asked the NECA company to stop making “action figures” or dolls, if you prefer, of characters in Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained. The Weinstein Co. produced the film.

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Download 30 Scripts Up For Oscars!

Need I say more? Go to Film Buff Online to get the screenplays of 30 films up for consideration at the Oscars. But do it quick, they won’t stay up for long! Once awards season is over, the studios won’t want them floating around.

Also: Tarantino is the best. Check out the first two pages of his script for Django Unchained above.

Read 30 2012 Oscar Hopeful Screenplays
Rich Drees @ Film Buff Online

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For movie fans who like to read screenplays, it’s one of the perks of awards season that most studios hoping to get some Academy Award consideration post online a sampling of what they consider their best screenplays of the year. This year we have 30 scripts that have been offered up by the studios on their various “For Your Consideration” websites for reading.

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