On tonight’s special Wednesday night edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable will be taking on Quentin Tarantino’s latest homage to the exploitation genre, Django Unchained! We’ll be discussing all of its most controversial aspects. Is it inappropriate and/or racist for Tarantino to use slavery as the backdrop for a violent spaghetti western? Did he make this movie simply to justify excessive use of a certain racial epithet in yet another one of his films? Is Tarantino’s realistic portrayal of slavery historically? Did Jamie Foxx end up being a better fit for the lead role than Will Smith? Does Leonardo DiCaprio make a good villain? Is it in the same class as Sergio Corbucci’s original Django? Where does it rank among Tarantino’s earlier films? Is it among his very best, or his very worst?
We’ll also be taking a look at Jack Reacher. Does Tom Cruise have another hit on his hands? Does Jack Reacher deserve the distinction of becoming a franchise? Does Cruise do the