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Quentin Tarantino's thousand-bullet clip, and the rest of this week's movies

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Downloadable wallpaper for Django Unchained
  • Downloadable wallpaper for Django Unchained
After the Newtown massacre, will moviegoers turn out for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, essentially two hours and 45 minutes of continual gun violence?

Of course they will. What are you, crazy? Though if you look at the display ad for the movie in this week's issue, you'll see that the blood spray from the original poster art has been removed. That's the kind of sensitivity I've come to expect from Tarantino and Columbia Pictures.

Also this week, we recommend Rust and Bone, the latest from French director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet), and Jean Gentil, about a Haitian teacher who travels to the Dominican Republic in search of work and winds up fending for himself in the wilderness.

This Is 40
  • This Is 40
Check out the new issue for our reviews of Barrymore, a screen adaptation of the 1997 one-man show, with Christopher Plummer reprising his Tony Award-winning role; Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, a compilation of show-stopping numbers by the celebrated performance troupe; The Impossible, with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor as a married couple struggling to survive the east Asian tsunami of 2004; Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise as the hard-charging hero of the popular thriller novels; Les Miserables, the long-awaited movie version of the Broadway musical; Scrooge and Marley, a gay goof on A Christmas Carol; and This Is 40, the latest comedy from writer-director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Funny People).

Royal Wedding
  • Royal Wedding
Best bets for repertory: Hiroshi Teshigahara's Antonio Gaudi (1984), all week at Gene Siskel Film Center; James Whale's Frankenstein (1931), Sunday and Thursday at Film Center; David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Tuesday through Thursday at Music Box; and Stanley Donen's Royal Wedding (1952), Wednesday at Northbrook Public Library.

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