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8 Sneaky Ways A Movie Got Greenlit

26 November 2015 4:40 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


It seems to be more difficult than ever to get a film made in Hollywood; chances are if it isn’t a sequel, reboot or remake then it just won’t get greenlit. As production budgets climb ever higher the studios want to stick – understandably – to movies that are almost guaranteed to make a profit, which sadly doesn’t leave much room for new talent or original ideas to push through.

So now filmmakers need to be a little more creative when it comes to selling their ideas, with the internet appearing to be the place to do it – every other day a new film is announced that was based on a video that went viral, a piece of fan fiction or even some artwork.

This is encouraging as it shows that great ideas can always rise to the surface, regardless of their origins. Or, in the case of »

- Padraig Cotter

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The first ‘Hateful Eight’ featurette explains Panavision and 70mm

25 November 2015 11:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The very first featurette for Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth movie The Hateful Eight has just been delivered to our door. This seven-minute plus feature explains the technology that Tarantino and his team employed when shooting his latest epic, namely Panavision and 70mm.

The feature sees Samuel L. Jackson take us through the formats and why they are so special, plus we also get interviews with Tarantino, some of the cast, director of photography Robert Richardson , producer Richard N. Gladstein and many more.

The Hateful Eight opens in North America on Christmas Day in a special ‘Roadshow’ presentation (don’t worry, the featurette explains that too), before hitting the UK on January 8th.

Watch the first feature below, and keep it Thn for coverage of The Hateful Eight as the release date approaches.

The post The first ‘Hateful Eight’ featurette explains Panavision and 70mm appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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‘Chi-Raq’ Star Angela Bassett on Chicago Gun Violence: ‘It’s Shameful’ (Video)

25 November 2015 5:05 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spike Lee‘s controversial film “Chi-Raq” is set to arrive in theaters just as Chicago makes headlines for another horrifying shooting. “Chi-Raq,” a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes, is set against the backdrop of soaring gang violence in Chicago. The Amazon Studios release debuts on Dec. 4 in select theaters, and will then be available on Amazon Instant Video shortly thereafter. Lee’s satirical take on gun violence stars John Cusack, Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson and Angela Bassett. Also Read: 'Chi-Raq' Review: Spike Lee Spins Sexual »

- Anita Bennett

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Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino guide us through the history of 70mm in The Hateful Eight featurette

25 November 2015 1:20 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Let Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino give you the history of the 70mm roadshow in this featurette forThe Hateful Eight. 

Tarantino’s new Western will hit Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver on Christmas Day in an exclusive 70mm presentation before expanding into theatres with digital projection on January 8th.

Following in the footsteps of Django UnchainedThe Hateful Eight promises to be a bloody good time featuring a cast of memorable characters in a post-Civil War setting.  Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir, and Michael Madsen are the titular Eight holed up for the night in a mountain lodge during a nasty blizzard.

Fans got a look at this featurette when Tarantino and cast appeared at Comic-Con in July, and now it’s finally been released online.  The director and cast members including Jackson, Russell, Leigh, and cinematographer Robert Richardson »

- Rachel West

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Watch: Featurette Explains the 70mm Roadshow of 'The Hateful Eight'

25 November 2015 10:41 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Here's what makes 70mm so glorious!" Still confused by the "roadshow" version of The Hateful Eight? The Weinstein Company has released a featurette explaining the story behind why Quentin Tarantino wanted to shoot this film in 65mm ultra-panavision and how they're planning to release it in 70mm in certain theaters around the country. The video features Tarantino plus Samuel L. Jackson, cinematographer Robert Richardson, and many others. They explain that this roadshow is basically a big, special occasion that features an overture, and an intermission, and a playbill and everything. This is awesome and I'm glad they finally released this video for The Hateful Eight, the 11th feature shot in ultra-panavision. Do not miss. Featurette on the 70mm roadshow for Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, on YouTube (via The Film Stage): Watch the most recent trailer for The Hateful Eight here. More info on the official website here. The Hateful Eight »

- Alex Billington

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‘Ultra Panavision’ featurette for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

25 November 2015 10:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we saw a new poster and TV spot [check them out here and here] from director Quentin Tarantino’s hotly-anticipated western, The Hateful Eight, and now a featurette has arrived online entitled ‘Ultra Panavision’, which sees the director and cast discussing the film’s 70mm roadshow. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for The Hateful Eight

In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade »

- Amie Cranswick

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[Video] Quentin Tarantino Brings Magic Back to the Cinema with 'Hateful Eight' Roadshow

25 November 2015 10:18 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While every Quentin Tarantino film to date has been something of a love letter to cinema and filmmaking--with his familiar music cues, twist on storytelling tropes, and homages galore--the filmmaker really seems to have outdone himself with his latest film, "Hateful Eight."

Tarantino has been one of the few big filmmakers out there lamenting the inevitable death of the film medium--not just the use of film in shooting the project, but in presentation as well. Rather than experience, the crisp, clean digital prints available at most theaters nowadays, he'd rather indulge in the flickering film projector, clarity be damned.

"To me [watching on a digital projection is] just HBO in public. We're just watching television in public," Tarantino has said on multiple occasions. To clarify, what he means is that if the projectionist in the theater just has to click a button to throw up the projector, that's little different than Little Timmy throwing up an »

- Joseph Medina

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"Hateful Eight" Featurette Explains Panavision

25 November 2015 10:06 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

As we know, the upcoming release of Quentin Tarantino's 182-minute long western thriller "The Hateful Eight" scores a two-week 70mm "roadshow release" at Christmas followed by a more standard wide opening on January 8th.

While cinephiles have a basic idea of what a 'roadshow' presentation entails (namely a musical overture and intermission) and why it's so special that 'Hateful' was shot on 65mm film using Ultra Panavision lenses. So, a new seven-minute featurette hosted by Samuel L. Jackson which explains the technology and the history of both roadshow presentations and Ultra Panavision.

Various key people involved from kid in a candy store Tarantino to the more austere cinematographer Robert Richardson discuss working with the same camera lenses that shot some of the biggest movies of all time and hadn't been used since the 1960s and have only been employed on ten other features.


- Garth Franklin

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Here's Why You Need to See 'The Hateful Eight' in 70mm

25 November 2015 9:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

On Christmas Day, director Quentin Tarantino will roll out his eighth feature film, The Hateful Eight, in a limited "roadshow" presentation in 70mm. Fans will have two weeks to see this revenge Western in 70mm, before it debuts nationwide with digital projection on January 8. Fandango has released a seven-minute featurette that explains the importance of this 70mm presentation, and offers some history on the roadshow format, which hasn't been used for years.

One advantage of seeing the 70 mm roadshow is fans will get a longer cut of the movie than they'd see in the nationwide release. Quentin Tarantino revealed last month that the 70mm version will include six minutes of extra footage, a trademark of classic roadshow presentations such as Gone With the Wind, Ben-Hur and many more. We also hear from Samuel L. Jackson, who explains that the 70mm presentation gives viewers an image that is twice as large as a traditional movie. »

- MovieWeb

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The Hateful Eight Gets A New Featurette

25 November 2015 8:48 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? The new Qt film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers Aka The Confederate. Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino. “The Hateful Eight” opens in a limited release on December 25 in 70mm and wide on January 8, 2016.

The post The Hateful Eight Gets A New Featurette appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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The Hateful Eight Cast Details 70mm Release And Roadshows In New Featurette

25 November 2015 8:44 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Channeling the spirit of Hollywood’s Golden Age, The Weinstein Company will venture down the road less travelled later this year with the release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

Taking full advantage of the 70mm format, the bounty hunter drama will see an initial release on Christmas Day before expanding to normal theaters in the new year. In order to get moviegoers up to speed, today heralds the release of a new featurette for The Hateful Eight, starring the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Tarantino himself as they each outline the film’s grand ambitions.

In essence, it’s a short and sweet history lesson about the legacy of the 70mm format which, as Russell candidly reveals, took some time getting used to as an actor. Shot using 65mm cameras and later projected in 70, it’s an approach that allows for a cinematic experience almost »

- Michael Briers

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Why Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Absolutely Needs To Be Seen In 70Mm

25 November 2015 8:37 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Quentin Tarantino has been making a really big deal out of the fact that he shot his new movie, The Hateful Eight in 70Mm. But what does that mean, really? Why should your average movie fan take the time to go find one of the few theaters that will be able to show the movie in this format? It.s time to go to film school kids. Let Samuel L. Jackson explain to you the glory that is 70Mm Ultra Panavision and why it.s worth it. 70Mm projection gives you an image twice the size of standard 35Mm film. This gives everything on the screen a much more epic scale. 70Mm was used previously for classic epics like Ben-Hur and Lawrence of Arabia. In those movies, the setting was a major part of the film, and thus it was important that it really be seen. The same is true »

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New featurette on the 70mm roadshow presentation of The Hateful Eight

25 November 2015 7:22 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

As most of you probably already know, the 70mm cut of The Hateful Eight will have six extra minutes of material, and a new featurette has landed online that is a behind-the-scenes look at how the upcoming movie was shot in that format. The video (introduced by the one and only Samuel L. Jackson) also provides some history on Roadshow films, and features other cast members such as Kurt Russell, Jennifer... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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What If Batman V Superman Fails? Here's Ben Affleck's Bluntly Honest Opinion

25 November 2015 6:42 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Marvel threw a Samuel L. Jackson cameo after the credits of the first Iron Man movie, it was a gamble. With one sentence, the studio put in motion a plan that nobody had ever tried before. They started slowly so that they could pull back if things weren.t working out so they could cut their losses. If it had failed, it.s unlikely anybody but comic book fans would have noticed. Cut to seven years later and the landscape has changed. Large scale movie continuity is not only possible, it.s a gold mine. DC Comics and their parent company Warner Brothers, are ready to go with their own cinematic universe, but rather than a slow build, they.re going for broke with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is an even bigger gamble, and Ben Affleck knows it. The man who will be Batman is very »

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Watch: 7-Minute Featurette Dives Into The 70mm Roadshow Presentation Of 'The Hateful Eight'

25 November 2015 6:20 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This holiday season, the multiplexes will be crammed with films for you to see, but few will offer the old school moviegoing experience of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." As you know, it will be opening first in a 70mm roadshow version, a slightly longer cut that will unfold directly from film prints, and screen complete with an intermission. But what's the history of this kind of event?  Well, Tarantino, along with cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Kurt Russell, cinematographer Robert Richardson and more, detail event screenings of yesteryear (people even got dressed up!), and the process it took to shoot in 65mm, and then present in 70mm. And while all of this is great, at the end of the day it's all about the story we get on screen, so let's hope "The Hateful Eight" delivers the kind of entertainment worthy of the grand format. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Carver’ #1- Masked Villains and Lantern Jawed Heroes

25 November 2015 6:10 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Carver: A Paris Story #1

Written and drawn by Chris Hunt (Backup story by Paul Pope)

Published by Z2 Comics

With its sweeping black and white art and “man’s man” hero , Carver #1 by writer/artist Chris Hunt definitely wears its debt to Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese on its sleeve. However, its white hooded villain Stacker Lee seems like a rogue from the classic The Spirit comic strips, who happens to talk like a gangster from Tarantino film with his long, meandering monologues filled with pop philosophy. (If he’s not too old at the time, Samuel L. Jackson would be a perfect choice to play him in a Carver film.) These mix of influences, both European and American, collide in a simple, striking story about a supposed good man named Francis Carver, who has done some bad things and is willing to do anything to be with the woman he loves, »

- Logan Dalton

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Watch: Visit The War Zone Of Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' With New Trailer And Clips

25 November 2015 6:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Spike Lee has certainly set up an interesting challenge for himself with "Chi-Raq." The director's latest film tackles the wave of gun violence that has swept through Chicago, claiming too many innocent lives. But instead of a straight drama, Lee has opted for a picture that also includes comedy, music, and satire. Does the concoction work? Well, this latest trailer gives a look inside his ambitious film. Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson are the major players in the ensemble crew, in the “Lysistrata”-inspired tale about women who withhold sex from their partners until they change their ways, which in this case means putting their guns down. "Chi-Raq" opens on December 4th. Check out the new trailer and clips below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' Gets a Second Trailer and Poster - Check Them Out!

24 November 2015 5:50 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A second trailer for Spike Lee's much-discussed next joint, "Chi-Raq," has been released, along with a new poster as well. Both are embedded below. Amazon Studios has set the release date for the film for December 4, 2015 in a theatrical release deal that involves both Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate (noteworthy as both have previously teamed up on prestige film fare). The film's solid cast includes rising star Teyonah Parris and multihyphenate and Nick Cannon, as well as lauded veterans like Angela BassettSamuel L. JacksonJohn CusackHarry Lennix, Steve Harris, Wesley Snipes, and D.B. Sweeney. Singer/actress Jennifer »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch: Quentin Tarantino, Cast & Crew Discuss the Glorious 70mm of ‘The Hateful Eight’ In New Featurette

24 November 2015 4:51 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With the 70mm roadshow release officially clocking in at 187 minutes (including a 12-minute intermission) for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight, you’ll certainly want to travel to the closet theater playing the special event. As we await the official list (we know it’s coming to 96 theaters in the United States, 4 in Canada, and select locations elsewhere around the world), today we have an excellent featurette to show off the process.

“Ultra Panavision also produces subtle aesthetic effects, unusual even to viewers familiar with 70 millimeter,” NY Times reports. “The lens “for lack of a better word is a softer lens,” Mr. Sasaki said. During a screening of test footage for the film, he pointed out the impressionistic qualities of the focus and explained how the image catered to our eyes’ natural depth cues.”

As the eight-minute featurette explains, it was quite an undertaking to refurbish new cameras, shoot the project, »

- Jordan Raup

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Best Supporting Actor Oscar Race More Crowded Than Ever

24 November 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bar none, the most competitive acting race this season is for best supporting actor. The number of ensembles with multiple standout portrayals, as well as films with scene-stealing turns, makes for a dense category that could easily stretch to 10 nominations. This year, a lot of fine work is going to be left on the sidelines.

Let’s start with the ensembles. “Spotlight” — by any measure a strong best picture contender and likely the year’s Screen Actors Guild winner for best performance by a cast in a motion picture — is filled to the brim with prospects. Indeed, the entire cast will compete in the supporting category. Michael Keaton, fresh off last year’s best actor circuit, is probably out front in “Spotlight” as the conscience of the movie. But Mark Ruffalo sparks with a fiercely mannered portrait of a beat journalist; Liev Schreiber’s dialed down editor-in-chief simmers on a different level; and Stanley Tucci, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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