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We’re more than halfway through August, dear readers, and the summer movie season is almost over. But there are always new trailers for me to watch and analyze. This week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ takes a look at the teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s next film The Hateful Eight.
Premise: In post-Civil War Wyoming, eight strangers seek shelter in a haberdashery during a blizzard. But they soon get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive, and are they really who they say they are?
My take: Back in November 2013, Quentin Tarantino announced that his next film would be The Hateful Eight, his second Western after Django Unchained (2012). But in January 2014, after Tarantino had given copies of his first draft screenplay of the film to a few trusted colleagues, a copy of the script was leaked online. Tarantino was furious, filed a lawsuit against the gossip blog Gawker, »
- Timothy Monforton
After debuting seven character posters for The Hateful Eight over the past few weeks, The Weinstein Company has rounded out the full collection. The studio debuted the one-sheet for Samuel L. Jackson's Major Marquis Warren, a.k.a. The Bounty Hunter earlier today. It remains to be seen if the studio will roll out one-sheets for the slew of supporting characters between now and the December 25 release, but, for now, at least we can see all of main The Hateful Eight posters right here.
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 »
Scored by Ennio Morricone and set in a snowswept tavern in the Rockies, it features many Qt veterans butting heads as dark and dangerous characters.
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed there are only six posters available currently, and that's because the one-sheet for Samuel L Jackson's ne'er-do-well - Major Marquis Warren, "The Bounty Hunter" - has not been released yet.
Wordy, wild and undeniably cool, the highly-anticipated character piece is set to hit select cinemas on Christmas Day 2015, and go wide on January 8, 2016, just in time for awards season.
If you haven't already, »
The first trailer for "The Hateful Eight," the highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino western has been released. While the film was shot with the rarely-used 65mm lens, it will screen in selected cinemas come Christmas Day in 70mm before going wide on Jan. 8. -Break- Dish all the Oscar contenders in our red-hot forums Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, the film focuses on a group of strangers forced to seek refuge at an old inn during a blizzard. In the leaked copy of the script, each character was assigned an archetype. Samuel L. Jackson, who reaped his only Oscar bid for his supporting turn in Tarantino's 1994 smahs hit "Pulp Fiction," plays Marquis Warren, an ex-us Calvary major. Tagged "The Bounty Hunter," he takes over a stagecoach that numbers "The Hangman" John Ruth (Kurt Russell), "The Prisoner," Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and "T..."' »
Cannes — Harvey Weinstein appears to be in a good place. The Weinstein Company is, after all, coming off three-straight hits with "The Imitation Game," "Paddington" and "Woman in Gold." Thursday evening the industry titan held court for his annual Cannes preview, noting that he loved this year's slate while insisting that that's not always the case. The highlight of the evening was intended to be the first footage screened of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight," but this pundit was much more impressed with Garth Davis' "Lion." Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, "Lion" chronicles how, thanks to his inherent curiosity, a 5-year-old boy is separated from his family in India. Now, 25 years later, Saroo (Dev Patel) has grown up after being raised by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) and begins a search for the biological family he believes is still waiting for him to come home. »
- Gregory Ellwood
After a turbulent period of stolen screenplays and regrettable lawsuits last year, Quentin Tarantino decided to eschew his frustrations and finally film his mammoth screenplay for The Hateful Eight, a purportedly brutal and bloody western about a coterie of strangers who tell each other stories and kill stuff, like The Canterbury Tales but with more swearing. The film’s colossal cast includes Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, "The Bounty Hunter"; Kurt Russell as John Ruth, "The Hangman"; Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, "The Prisoner"; Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, "The Sheriff"; Demáin Bichir as Bob, "The Mexican"; Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, "The Little Man"; Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers, "The Confederate"; and Michael Madsen as Joe Gage, "The Cow Puncher." Channing Tatum, James Parks, and Zoë Bell will also make appearances. The film's teaser came out illegally a few months ago, then legally last month, »
- Greg Cwik
The 97-second clip includes no actual footage from the film, but does outline the basic storyline of eight strangers coming together in a blizzard.
Tarantino's dangerous group is comprised of Tarantino's The Bounty Hunter (Samuel L Jackson), The Hangman (Kurt Russell), The Prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh), The Sheriff (Walton Goggins), The Mexican (Demián Bichir), The Little Man (Tim Roth), The Cow Puncher (Michael Madsen) and The Confederate (Bruce Dern).
Tarantino revived and re-worked The Hateful Eight last year even after a draft of the screenplay was leaked online.
The Hateful Eight is expected to be released in the Us on November 13 this year. A UK release is yet to be set. »
Oh, who even cares about "Star Wars"? The teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's latest revenge fantasy is here! The film hadn't started shooting yet when this was cut, so we'll have to settle for a bunch of blood-spattered animations, a quick plot summary and some basic character rundowns. (The song, by the way, is Iggy and the Stooges' "Gimme Danger.") For the record, here's the actor who plays each member of the titular eight: Major Marquis Warren ("The Bounty Hunter"): Samuel L. Jackson John Ruth ("The Hangman"): Kurt Russell Daisy Domergue ("The Prisoner"): Jennifer Jason Leigh Chris Mannix ("The Sheriff"): Walton Goggins Bob ("The Mexican"): Demian Bichir Oswaldo Mobray ("The Little Man"): Tim Roth Joe Gage ("The Cow Puncher"): MIchael Madsen General Sandy Smithers ("The Confederate"): Bruce Dern »
- Chris Eggertsen
Right before last summer's "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" commenced in theaters, the Weinstein Company put in a little bonus footage-free teaser for Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." Sure, the movie hadn't even started shooting yet, but it spoke to the company's commitment to ensure that Qt's western would be a major event. After being shown exclusively in theaters, it has now dropped online. Running one minute and forty-seven seconds, the teaser soundtracked to The Stooges' "Gimmie Danger" and introduces viewers to the characters via title cards: Major Marquis Warren, “The Bounty Hunter"; John Ruth, “The Hangman"; Daisy Domergue, “The Prisoner," Chris Mannix, “The Sheriff"; Bob, “The Mexican”; Oswald Mobray, “The Little Man”; Joe Gage, “The Cow Puncher, ” and General Sandy Smithers, “The Confederate.” Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim »
- Kevin Jagernauth
If recent misfires like “Tammy” and “Identity Thief” have proved anything, it’s that Melissa McCarthy is virtually indestructible, retaining her comic buoyancy, her tremendous likability and much of her fan base even when stuck with bargain-basement material. All of which makes it even more gratifying to see what she can do with a vehicle that’s firing on all cylinders for a change. In “Spy,” an uproarious blast of globe-trotting action-comedy delirium that doesn’t spoof the espionage-thriller genre so much as drop a series of banana peels in its path, McCarthy plays an eager-to-please desk jockey turned full-blown CIA operative who learns to wield a gun as skillfully as she does a one-liner — a dazzling transformation that represents the actress’s smartest, funniest, most versatile and fully sustained bigscreen showcase to date. Unsurprisingly, her key collaborator here is once again Paul Feig, who directed her to such show-stopping »
- Justin Chang
Juliette is beginning to understand the benefits and dangers of her new powers in this week's Grimm...
This review contains spoilers.
Grimm is all about delayed gratification.
When Prince Viktor revealed last week that he and Adalind would be heading back to Portland as part of their hunt for baby Diana, many fans must have been hoping this week we’d be treated to the long-awaited showdown between Adalind and new super-Hexenbiest, Juliette.
Alas, we have to hold for another week before these two face off (literally).
But what we did witness in this episode was a dramatic display of Juliette’s new, deadly powers. After turning to newcomer Henrietta for help last week, Juliette is told that her powers are different – and potentially far more powerful – that your run-of-the-mill Hexenbiest.
Subsequently, she is devastated when Henrietta tells her there’s nothing she can do to help her return to the old Juliette. »
After 35 years, it’s time for the Razzies to apologize. The annual occasion to dishonor the worst in movies has long been criticized for itself being one of the worst things to happen to cinema. They crap on easy targets more than they serve a good cause, and the majority of their nominees in recognition of awful filmmaking and performances in 2014 proves little exception. There’s another Transformers movie, another Adam Sandler movie, another movie starring someone from Twilight, and it’s mostly the same handful of titles represented in each category. Transformers: Age of Extinction tops with seven nominations and Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules got six, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got five, A Million Ways to Die in the West got four and each with three are Left Behind, Sex Tape, The Expendables 3 and Blended. The apology, however, comes in the form of a new Golden Raspberry category for past Razzie nominees »
- Christopher Campbell
12 items from 2015
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