the hateful eight featurette

The Hateful Eight is the sixth time Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson have collaborated on a film in some capacity and their ongoing partnership is one worth celebrating. Hell, when finished ranking every single Tarantino character, three of Jackson’s performances made it into the top 20. They bring out the best in one another – no one is as good at making Tarantino’s stylized dialogue sing quite like Jackson, who makes lengthy monologues and sudden violence look effortless.

Much of the marketing for The Hateful Eight has put Jackson’s Major Marquis Warren, a former slave turned Civil War officer turned bounty hunter, front-and-center and for good reason: the man is an electric performer whose mere presence in a trailer sends chills down the spine. Now, the Weinstein Company has released a special video focusing on Jackson’s role in the film and you can watch it after the jump.

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DJANGO UNCHAINED

Here we are: the grand finale of the ridiculous endeavor to rank all 122 significant characters in Quentin Tarantino‘s filmography. In case you missed them, you can find Part One and Part Two of every Quentin Tarantino character rankedby clicking on those links. And now it’s time to end this.

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Tim Roth interview

You get the sense both actor Tim Roth and his character in The Hateful Eight, Oswaldo Mobray, are enjoying themselves immensely all throughout Quentin Tarantino‘s latest western. Roth plays a very posh and exuberant Englishman, who’s also a surprisingly thoughtful hangman.

The Hateful Eight is as much a mystery as it is a western, and how the story plays out, I imagine, will be even more satisfying on repeat viewings. The smallest of gestures, conversations, and even the blocking says so much about where these characters stand. It’s an intricately crafted film, and Roth, quite clearly, had a ball making it.

I spoke to a few actors at The Hateful Eight press day, and rarely are they so happy to be promoting a movie. This is Roth’s fourth collaboration with Tarantino, and he was kind enough to discuss the film, Oswaldo Mobray, and more with us.

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every quentin tarantino character ranked

Welcome back. In part one of this series, we began counting down each and every single one of director Quentin Tarantino‘s 122 significant characters to celebrate the impending release of the The Hateful Eight. In today’s edition, the next batch of scoundrels and soldiers and thieves and the occasional innocent-caught-in-the-crossfire. Follow me after the jump…

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every quentin tarantino character ranked

Every single Quentin Tarantino character is full of life. Look to the fringes of his films and you’ll find supporting characters with more personality and spark than leading characters in other movies. Minor characters, who appear for a single scene and vanish forever, are given lines of dialogue that would be the highlight of other films. Few living filmmakers stack their films with so many memorable names and faces.

And with his new movie, The Hateful Eight, about to hit theaters, it’s time to something really, really dumb: rank every single Quentin Tarantino character of any significance from worst to best. Bear with me. This is going to take awhile.

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the hateful eight trailer

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is angry at Walt Disney Pictures for kicking his new movie The Hateful Eight out of Hollywood’s famous Cinerama Dome. Why did it happen? According to the filmmaker, Disney wanted Star Wars: The Force Awakens to play for the entire holiday season, kicking Tarantino’s latest out of one of Hollywood’s classic 70mm premiere venues.

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the hateful eight 70mm roadshow

The Weinstein Co has officially announced the list of 70mm roadshow theaters for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight. The cities included in The Hateful Eight 70mm roadshow are:

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Denver, Miami, Cleveland, Orlando, Sacramento, St. Louis, Portland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, San Diego, Nashville, Kansas City, San Antonio, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Austin, New Orleans, Providence, Knoxville, Santa Barbara, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver.

Tickets are on sale now, so act fast to get in on opening day! Hit the jump to read the full press release.

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THE HATEFUL EIGHT

The Weinstein Company is giving cinephiles a chance to start 2016 off right. The Hateful Eight is now set to roll into theaters January 1, a week earlier than its previously announced January 8 wide release date.

Of course, that still means much of the country has three weeks until they can see Quentin Tarantino‘s latest. So while we wait, here’s an interesting bit of trivia to consider: Did you know that The Hateful Eight originally started out as a Django Unchained sequel? Find out why Tarantino ultimately decided not to make it one after the jump.  Read More »

The Hateful Eight Clips

Even though plenty of people are anxious to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 12 days, let’s not forget that one week later we’ll get to see another of the highly anticipated films of 2015. Quentin Tarantino has his eighth film getting a unique release beginning on December 25th with The Hateful Eight getting a 70mm roadshow release (with specific location details yet to be officially revealed) that includes extra footage and an intermission.

But if you’re a little impatient, you can watch eight minutes of The Hateful Eight clips right now to hold you over until Chtistmas gets here. It certainly won’t look as good as it will on a 70mm projection, but it’s the best we can do. Read More »

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Quentin Tarantino is kind of notorious for talking up projects that never actually get made. Kill Bill Vol. 3 might be the most famous example, but there’s also the Vega Brothers spinoff, Killer Crow, a 1930s gangster flick… the list goes on.

So you may want to take it with a grain of salt when we tell you he’s been going on again about Forty Lashes Less One, an adaptation of the novel by Elmore Leonard. The new twist, however, is that he’s not necessarily eyeing it as a movie — he thinks he might turn it into a TV series instead. Get the latest on the Quentin Tarantino Forty Lashes Less One project after the jump.  Read More »