Quentin Tarantino interview highlights

Quentin Tarantino gave a wide-ranging interview that ran over the weekend, and the outspoken filmmaker had plenty to say about the state of the industry, in addition to speaking about his upcoming film The Hateful Eight.

The most interesting comments in Tarantino’s talk are about that new movie, as he says that it chiefly concerns racial conflict, and as such is very relevant to the strife we’ve seen as cities like Ferguson and Baltimore react to killings of young black men and women by police.

We’ve highlighted eight of the most interesting things Tarantino had to say about his new film, his career, and the state of the industry overall, and you can read those below. Read More »


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Hateful Eight posters

There are seven posters representing the snow and the eight lead characters of Quentin Tarantino‘s new western, and the full set of The Hateful Eight posters is now out in the wild.

Two of those characters, John Ruth and Daisy Domergue, played by Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, were featured on the first poster release, and over the last few days more sheets have been released. There’s now one each for the rest of the cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Demian Bichir.

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Shanghai trailer

Many years ago, Mikael Håfström (1408Escape Plan) made Shanghai, a ’40s-set mystery with a splashy international cast that included his 1408 star John Cusack along with Chow Yun-fat, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Franka Potente, Gong Li, David Morse and Ken Watanabe. The film saw release in many countries, but sat on the shelf in the US after being purchased by — you guessed it — The Weinstein Company.

Now the film is finally poised for what amounts to a too little/too late release in the US, where it will ultimately end up as a Tuesday night Netflix watch for many audiences. But there’s a new domestic Shanghai trailer to show it off, which you can see below.  Read More »

Hateful Eight trailer

Here’s the first real trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth film, The Hateful Eight, which stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern as a collection of dangerous, unsavory, and possibly untrustworthy characters all holed up in a haberdashery to ride out a blizzard.

When all those people are stuck in a room together, things get tense, threats are made, and some bullets are almost certainly going to fly. And because this is a Tarantino film, you know some colorful dialogue will fill the air as well. With this cast, we can’t wait to hear it. And in case you had any doubt that Robert Richardson‘s 70mm cinematography would be incredible, this footage will set things straight, and quick.

This trailer is great; check it out below. Read More »

Burnt teaser

In Burnt, Bradley Cooper plays a chef who has had success and lost it, and is on the climb back up to the top. But he may have some big personal hurdles to face, potentially including drugs, and definitely including his own nature. Wait a second… heaven’t we seen this before? 2005, Fox, Kitchen Confidential, in which Cooper plays a chef, inspired by Anthony Bourdain, who nearly loses everything thanks to addiction, and then works his way back to the top.

What’s different here? Well, the supporting cast also features Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Matthew Rhys, Uma Thurman and Emma Thompson, working under the direction of John Wells (August: Osage County); the script is by Steven Knight (Locke, Peaky Blinders) and Michael Kalesniko (Iron Sky, Private Parts).

Check out the first Burnt teaser below. Read More »

Goodnight Mommy trailer

Whatever gives you the heebie-jeebies — monstrous mothers, twin children, grotesque masks, writhing cockroaches — the first Goodnight Mommy trailer has it. Those who caught Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz‘s psychological horror on the festival circuit last year are already calling it one of the creepiest films of 2015, and in a couple of months the rest of us will get to join in on the fun as well. Watch the Goodnight Mommy trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Hateful Eight Comic Con panel

While we can’t always see footage shown at Comic Con (official releases akin to the Suicide Squad drop are still not guaranteed) but more and more often we’re able to at least show off videos of big panels minus any footage debuts. Here is the full panel for the new Quentin Tarantino film, The Hateful Eight, which will hit theaters this coming Christmas.

And while other panels were about character descriptions, easter eggs and costumes, this one was for the hardcore film crowd — it was about lenses and projection, and even got into Tarantino’s irritation with the script leak that nearly canceled this film. And it was probably the only Comic Con panel with a mention of Luchino Visconti. Watch the full Hateful Eight Comic Con panel below. Read More »

The Hateful Eight score

Quentin Tarantino doesn’t commission original scores for his films. Instead, the writer/director collects a huge amount of music from other films and popular music to assemble idiosyncratic soundtracks that have become as integral to the identity of his films as are the scripts and casts.

Tarantino has drawn heavily on the music of Ennio Morricone for many years, using tracks from prior Morricone scores in Kill Bill, Death Proof, and Inglourious Basterds. Now, for The Hateful Eight, Morricone will compose the first full original score for a Tarantino film, which will also be the composer’s first western score in 40 years. Read More »

New Southpaw Trailer

So far the marketing machine for Antoine Fuqua‘s boxing flick Southpaw has really hit hard. Driven by a pounding soundtrack provided by Eminem, the film starring Jake Gyllenhaal looks like a familiar but powerful drama.

Now yet another new trailer has arrived, fueled by another new track by Eminem. This one features Gwen Stefani, and is called ‘Kings Never Die.’ Will Gyllenhaal find redemption and become king of the ring again? At the very least, it seems like this might get him the Oscar nomination that he should have gotten for his performance in last year’s Nightcrawler.

Watch the new Southpaw trailer after the jump! Read More »