Django Unchained and Dinner at Baby Kay's
While a jumbo tub of hot buttered popcorn is one of our most frequently indulged guilty pleasures, we think a good movie deserves a little better company than junk food. Try out our movie and meal pairings for yourself or feel free to suggest one of your own favorites in the comments.
The Movie: Django Unchained
The Meal: Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen
Quentin Tarantino has a knack for revising the worst parts of world history. After Inglourious Basterds, we were wishing Aldo Raine and his band of Nazi hunters really existed and really killed Hitler in a bloody, fiery theater raid. This time Tarantino takes on slavery in Django Unchained.
Pretty much every character in the film was perfectly cast in Django, from Leo DiCaprio's Francophile plantantion owner Calvin Candie to Django himself played by Jamie Foxx. Even Samuel L. Jackson, who normally gets to be Tarantino's badass anti-hero, was an outstandingly traitorous jerk. However, Christoph Waltz, who played a much more sinister role in Inglourious Basterds, stole the show as the verbose bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. This time we aren't wishing Schultz was real, but believing he could have been. After all, who's to say there wasn't some German immigrant hired gun killing all the bad guys and freeing a slave or two?
facebook.com/unchainedmovie Django features perfect performances from almost everyone in the movie.
The point being that even when the movie is focused on making an ass out of a bunch of KKK hicks, the movie is still kind of believable in a way that Tarantino very rarely accomplishes. The dialogue, though completely Tarantino-esque, is paced better throughout the film than some of his other flicks, giving it less of a dragging feeling than we're accustomed to with him. The end is satisfying, although not cheery by any means, in true Tarantino style. With all those improvements to his style while still keeping his flare, this might just be our new favorite Quentin Tarantino movie.