Quentin Tarantino is the master of the comeback. Throughout his career, he’s rediscovered and revitalized the careers of one faded star after another; John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, Pam Grier in Jackie Brown, David Carradine in Kill Bill. Tarantino’s latest, The Hateful Eight, is his boldest reclamation project yet, an attempt to rejuvenate not just a single actor’s fortunes, but an entire medium of storytelling.
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Hmm, what could this be? The official Twitter account for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is promising a big announcement for tomorrow, December 14, and we have a sneaking suspicion (okay, it seems pretty obvious) that the full list of theaters playing the 70mm Roadshow version of the film will be announced. If you’re dying to see Tarantino’s latest the way it was meant to be seen, you better get ready to do a lot of browser-refreshing tomorrow morning.
The Hateful Eight is a holiday season blessing to us all — well, to some of us, anyway. Quentin Tarantino’s latest film is hitting 100 theater screens specially-equipped with 70mm projectors on Christmas Day, while the rest of the nation will have to wait for the January wide release. But you won’t have to wait as long as you previously assumed because The Weinstein Company has moved the wide released up a whole seven days.
There are some similarities between The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained besides just being Quentin Tarantino movies. They’re both westerns set in the Civil War era with a black male lead. They both star Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins and Bruce Dern, among others. But in addition to those similarities, there was initially going to be one major connection: Django himself. Tarantino recently revealed that The Hateful Eight originally started as a Django Unchained sequel with Django taking the place of Samuel L. Jackson’s Major Marquis Warren.
Quentin Tarantino makes movies with lots of action and violence, but those moments are always the dessert after the meat and potatoes of his dialogue, which spills out of the characters’ mouths in long conversations and monologues. Tarantino’s films are talky, but the talk is so rich you don’t care (or flat-out love it), something that’s certainly true of The Hateful Eight, which opens this Christmas.
As someone who has seen The Hateful Eight 70mm roadshow, the 70mm roadshow is definitely how you want to see The Hateful Eight. From the gorgeous extra-wide, Ultra Panavision visuals to the six extra minutes of footage, the 70mm version is as “glorious” as the trailers would have you believe. So, why did it just become a lot harder for most moviegoers to see it this way?
Tis the season for great films (and holiday cheer, sure), and while we're all pumped for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there's another highly-anticipated film hitting theaters just a week later — well, 70mm-equipped theaters. The rest of you will have to wait a couple more weeks to see The Hateful Eight, but if you're feeling mighty anxious to lay eyes on Quentin Tarantino's latest, we have several new clips from the film, offering eight (in)glorious minutes of footage.
Claiming to have director Quentin Tarantino’s full support (which makes two guys with pretty sick senses of humor on this one), Harvey Weinstein spoke about his recently squashed bid to enter the new film in the Comedy category at The Golden Globes.
For his next trick, the great Quentin Tarantino may bring his talents to the small screen. The celebrated filmmaker detailed his plans to continue his Western kick with a TV miniseries based on Elmore Leonard’s novel Forty Lashes Less One, possibly running four or six hours long.