A business trip to Cincinnati’s pretty mundane material for a stop-motion animated movie. Why not just shoot this story in live action? As Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s Anomalisa begins, there’s no obvious answer to that question. A man flies into Ohio to present a speech to a customer service conference. He checks into his room at the Hotel Fregoli and thinks of an old girlfriend who lives in the area. These are completely ordinary events and people. Kaufman and Johnson could have been filmed them with human actors at much less expense and difficulty. Quickly, though, idiosyncracies begin to appear in the film’s depiction of reality — anomalies, you might call them — and it becomes clear that the stop motion is an essential element of both Anomalisa’s concept and execution, which are both about as perfect as any movie made anywhere on the planet this year.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Last week the first official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight arrived, and it was absolutely awesome. Christmas cannot get here soon enough — between The Hateful Eight and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s similarly snowy and brutal The Revenant, Christmas is going to be one seriously cold and bloody good time at the movies. In case you were itching to see more from Tarantino’s film, today brings seven new character posters to get you in the mood for the holidays.
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is our most anticipated movie of 2015 that doesn’t have the words “star” or “wars” in the title, so pardon us if we can’t help but get excited over the complete batch of posters that have arrived online. The film’s eight characters are spread across seven posters, showing off one seriously impressive ensemble. One film would be lucky to get two or three of these people. But all together? Speaking Quentin Tarantino dialogue? Can we buy a ticket now?
I can’t blame anyone who’s got Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the top of their list of most anticipated movies of the fall and winter. But for me, it’s all about The Hateful Eight.
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has already revealed a series of elegant and gorgeous posters. Now, in what appears to be the first in a series, it’s unveiled this one-sheet to introduce two of the characters in the upcoming Western, namely Kurt Russell’s John Ruth and Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Daisy Domergue.
Just yesterday we got our first official look at Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight via a mustache-heavy Entertainment Weekly cover, implying that Kurt Russell probably doesn’t even have to act in this movie because his mustache will do all the work for him. As it should. Today brings eight new images from the highly-anticipated upcoming film, introducing all eight of those hateful characters.
Nothing will turn the head of a film fan faster than news about a new Quentin Tarantino movie, so brace yourself for a little whiplash: our first look at The Hateful Eight has arrived and it showcases Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh in all of their weathered, western glory. It also showcases Russell and Jackson’s spectacular facial hair, both of which seem to be battling for dominance (Russell has the edge if you ask us).
After stops and starts and leaks and reversals, Quentin Tarantino’s 70mm Western ‘The Hateful Eight’ is now, finally, officially, definitively, happening. The Weinstein Company announced today that production has begun in Telluride, Colorado.
The saga of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' began with the screenplay leaking online, continued with Tarantino canceling the project and then resurrecting it following a wonderfully received live reading of the script. Now, it climaxes with the official cast and synopsis being revealed. It's been a bumpy road, but there's a new QT film at the end. The journey should be worth the drama and trouble.
Well this is certainly some damn fine news: Jennifer Jason Leigh has been cast as the female lead in Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' the director's highly-anticipated western project. Leigh was the original choice for the part, and even attended the director's live-reading of the script earlier this year.