the hateful eight ultra panavision

Much has been written about the the upcoming theatrical roll-out of The Hateful Eight. Before it opens in every multiplex in the world, Quentin Tarantino‘s western thriller will have a “roadshow” release, hitting select theaters around the country to screen in 70mm projection. This roadshow version, in addition to being Tarantino’s recommended way of seeing the film, will also have additional footage, including a musical overture and intermission.

In other words, it’s an old school way to screen a brand new movie.

Of course, some audiences may not be aware of what’s special about this kind of presentation, or why it’s such a big deal that The Hateful Eight was shot on 65mm film using Ultra Panavision lenses. That’s why this featurette exists. Even seasoned film buffs will get a kick out of watching Tarantino and his crew lose their minds over this glorious tech.

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Back in the late 2000s, Joaquin Phoenix was stirring up some headlines and sparking conversations for his weird behavior and sudden desire to become a rapper. But it turns out that was all for show, as part of a faux documentary directed by Casey Affleck called I’m Still Here, an examination of celebrity that was essentially a somewhat more dramatic version of Borat.

Now Affleck will direct Phoenix again, but this time in a full-fledged narrative film. They’re teaming up for a period western called Far Bright Star, an adaptation of Robert Olmstead‘s 2009 novel of the same name. Read More »

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Look, we know you’re very excited for Star Wars, but if we were able to see one December 2015 release right here, right now, if would be Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight. After the one-two punch of Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, Tarantino has only confirmed his status as one of the most unique and exciting filmmakers working today. Each of his movies is an experience.

The new trailer for The Hateful Eight only heightens our anticipation for this “drawing room mystery” western, which places eight violent people in one tiny room and watches them all turn on one another. This movie may take place almost entirely in one location, but as this preview shows us, there will be no shortage of gunplay.

You can watch the Hateful Eight trailer for yourself right after the

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Netflix is following up the apparent success of its first-ever prestige picture, Cary Fukunaga’s harrowing wartime drama Beasts of No Nation, with something completely different. And we mean completely. The company has just dropped the first trailer for The Ridiculous 6, a Western comedy starring Adam Sandler. Watch the Ridiculous 6 trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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If you’re reading /Film, we’re guessing there’s a pretty good chance you’ve watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the Cornetto trilogy. Maybe you’ve even seen Spaced, the British TV series the first assembled the Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg / Nick Frost dream team. But there’s a good chance even Wright’s biggest fans haven’t seen his debut feature, A Fistful of Fingers.

Well, now’s your chance. Next month marks the 20th anniversary of A Fistful of Fingers, and to celebrate that fact it’s playing in London and — for the first time ever — Los Angeles. Wright’s even got an amazing Paul Shipper poster to go with that re-release. Take a look after the jump. Read More »

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If you’ve heard of Jane Got a Gun at all, it was probably in the context of the film’s many, many behind-the-scenes troubles. Original director Lynne Ramsay dropped out at the last second, which in turn set off a bunch of casting shakeups. The project then rallied under new director in Gavin O’Connor and finished shooting in 2013, only to get shelved due to Relativity’s financial troubles.

But it’s finally coming to theaters in France next month, and so the first Jane Got a Gun trailer has revealed itself for our judgment. Natalie Portman produced and stars as the titular Jane, whose husband (Noah Emmerich) turns up half-dead after a run-in with an outlaw gang (led by Ewan McGregor). In desperation, she turns to an old flame (Joel Edgerton) for help protecting her farm and her family. Watch the Jane Got a Gun trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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Almost three years ago, Django Lives! was announced and the timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous. Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained was just about to hit theaters and people – normal people! – were actually interested in the spaghetti western icon whose name inspired Jamie Foxx’s slave-turned-bounty-hunter. But that was three years ago and this sequel, the third in the Django series, was thought dead. Until right now. Seemingly out of the blue, it has been revealed that acclaimed writer and director John Sayles has been hired to pen the screenplay. Hopefully, it won’t take another three years for another update.

To learn what there is to know about the new Django Lives screenwriter, hit the jump.

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WGN America released a trailer for their new dramatic series Outsiders. The trailer premiered with the season two premiere of WGN’s critically acclaimed series Manhattan. Billed as “provocative”, the action-packed drama will explore the “epic struggle between the Farrell Clan, who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, and their battle to defend their land and their way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare to challenge them.” Scheduled to be released in early 2016, you can get your first look at WGN America’s Outsiders in the trailer embedded after the jump.

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