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The Hateful 8 Are Coming

I am a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino (and not just because he owns a movie theatre too), so I'm thrilled and delight that we've been able to book his long-awaited 8th film at the Cocteau.

Looks great, too. Here's the trailer.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT opens at the Jean Cocteau on December 30.

Advance tickets are available via the Cocteau website.

See you at the movies!


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Dan Koifman
Dec. 24th, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
If only I could make the eight...
Dec. 24th, 2015 10:00 pm (UTC)
Happy Holidays George! Speaking of movies have you seen the new Star Wars movie? Was really good. If you have what did you think of Kylo Ren as a villain?
Dec. 24th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Movies
Have not seen it yet.
Dec. 24th, 2015 11:50 pm (UTC)
Cannot Wait
LOVE Tarantino. One of the best writer/director to ever live. And he usually has an interesting non-PC view on all things that evoke controversy and attention in the media.

But i'm afraid that his name is the only thing that brings attention to the film. The majority of American audiences are stupid; it has to be an established franchise or have a current big name Hollywood actor to make the casual moviegoer buy a ticket. Otherwise they'll just see Star Wars again.

Speaking of Star Wars, I get the feeling you don't have much respect for George Lucas as a writer. The man had an unbelievable vision and was incredibly creative with special effects and sound editing but he could of used some tips from Tarantino on writing some interesting dialogue.

I just imagine you sorrounded by your peers in the 80's talking about a great Sci-Fi novel that came out and received no attention while the mediocre Return of the Jedi went on to make millions.

Like I said, the majority of American audiences go on brand name appeal.
Dec. 25th, 2015 12:13 am (UTC)
Re: Cannot Wait
"I just imagine you sorrounded by your peers in the 80's talking about a great Sci-Fi novel that came out and received no attention while the mediocre Return of the Jedi went on to make millions."

There's a philosophical question I've asked elsewhere which basically amounts to 'if you had to choose between being a totally talentless hack who makes money by the truckload or a brilliant artist who enjoys a mere cult following at best, which would you choose?'

To my surprise, most people seem to opt for the latter. Money can't buy self-respect, I suppose.
Dec. 25th, 2015 07:05 am (UTC)
Re: Cannot Wait
"Speaking of Star Wars, I get the feeling you don't have much respect for George Lucas as a writer."

Thing is, Lucas produced good films when he had a creative team around him, as well as people to help him stay on course, including other writers like Lawrence Kasdan.

When Lucas got too big for anyone to say "wait" or "this is a bad idea," he ended up so far offtrack that we got the prequels. Lucas isn't necessarily the worst, but he's a case study that everybody could use a good wakeup call now and then.
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:45 am (UTC)
Re: Movies
Not sure why, but I'm pretty curious what your opinions on that movie will be
Dec. 24th, 2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
RE: Movies
The Force Awakens was very entertaining and worth seeing soon, especially to avoid spoilers. In fact, I think it was better than its predecessors excluding Episode V. However, I advise seeing The Martian ASAP, if you haven't yet. Not because it will soon no longer be in cinemas, but because it had an outstanding combination of writing, acting, visuals, sound, and everything in between.
Dec. 24th, 2015 10:31 pm (UTC)
H8ful 8
This is probably my favorite movie of his, it's a good one. Don't spoil yourself, go into it blind, it makes it that much better.
Dec. 24th, 2015 10:37 pm (UTC)
In 70mm? Is it really that superior?
Dec. 24th, 2015 10:56 pm (UTC)
Tarantino, along with Christopher Nolan, is one of the directors who still feel that actual film is superior to any digital medium, and insist on releasing their movies in both formats. (These days, sadly, very few films are actually released on film).

And yes, 70mm is superior even to the standard 35mm.

Alas, the Cocteau does not have 70mm projectors, so we'll be showing HATEFUL 8 in digital. There are some 35mm prints being made available, but not many, so they are being reserved for venues that do not have digital projectors.
Dec. 25th, 2015 12:42 am (UTC)
speaking about movies, what´s your favourite Christmas movie? mine is Die Hard I.
also, what do you think the episode Castamere Rains would have been like if Tarantino directed this particular episode? ;)
anyway, merry christmas to you!
Dec. 25th, 2015 01:31 am (UTC)
Tarantino is one of the handful of film makers who I go see all of his movies at the theatre. I'm not a huge fan of the genre he works in, but I still like his movies a lot. I would so love to see him branch out and do a sci fi, space opera, fantasy or supernatural movie. It would've been so interesting had someone like him took a crack at Star Wars.

Edited at 2015-12-25 01:31 am (UTC)
Dec. 25th, 2015 01:46 am (UTC)
Do you get to screen these films before the release date? Looking forward to this one. I was not enamored of Django Unchained, and Grindhouse was spotty, but Kill Bill was nigh perfect, and the opening farmhouse sequence from Inglourious Basterds has no rival that I know.
Dec. 25th, 2015 07:10 am (UTC)
Can't speak to the JCT specifically, but generally theaters with digital projectors receive the digital "keys" to activate their releases a relatively short time before the film is officially released. This varies depending on the studio and the film from a day or two ahead of time so that theaters can test the playback and make sure things go smoothly, down to cases I've heard of where the film gets "unlocked" only an hour or two before showtime.
Dec. 25th, 2015 06:03 am (UTC)
ESPN: First Take
Cash this under silver lining to the whole ODB vs Josh Norman debacle. But today on ESPN First Take both Skip Bayless and Steven A Smith has given you an open invitation to come on the show and discuss whatever you like. As a fan of the show and your work I hope this can happen.

Tanmay Kulkarni
Dec. 25th, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
Merry Cristmas George!
Hey grrm, Merry Christmas to you!
Which is your most favorite Quentin Tarantino movie?
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:26 pm (UTC)
I'm a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino. I accidentally saw Pulp Fiction on tv when I was 11 years old, back in 1995, and it had a huge impact in me. I was already interested in films, especially sci fi and fantasy, and I had already watched a great number of them on my parents VHS player, but that film fascinated me, it expanded my horizons, and motivated me on exploring different genres.

The Hateful Eight has already been leaked online, but I have huge respect for the man behind it, and so I have resisted temptation on having a glimpse at it... I will wait until it hits theaters here, and enjoy it the right way. The trailers look promising, and to me it seems like this film is a return to the Reservoir Dogs formula, and that can't be a bad thing.

P.S.: As other people have recommended, you should go see the new Star Wars film. Personally I think that it's the third best film of the franchise, after Empire Strikes Back and A New Hope.

P.S. 2: Merry Christmas to you, and to every person participating on this blog!

Dec. 25th, 2015 03:26 pm (UTC)
Is there a particular movie of his you have a
Is there a particular movie of his you think his best work?
Dec. 26th, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Is there a particular movie of his you have a
I loved DJANGO UNCHAINED and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS both... but I've liked all his films.
Dec. 29th, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Is there a particular movie of his you have a
Inglorious Basterds had so much tension in the scenes especially when Cristoph Waltz was on screen. The Hateful 8 is unfortunately just a very long film and not his best work in my opinion. Even with all the hype of the roadshow and the intermission etc, only a handful of people clapped in the theater after the show which was in stark contrast to his earlier 2 films.
Dec. 26th, 2015 01:34 pm (UTC)
I always love his movies and Django Unchained is probably my favorite movie and soundtrack. I can't wait to see what Hateful 8 brings.
Jan. 11th, 2016 09:21 am (UTC)
Is the difference in 70mm quality noticeable and worth the experience? I want to make it my goal to see one but they are pretty rare.
Jan. 11th, 2016 10:36 pm (UTC)
Your mileage may vary.

I do tend to agree with directors like Tarantino and Nolan that you get a better picture with film than with digital... though the difference is small, and not everyone perceives it.

However, the superiority exists only when the film is new. As a print travels from theatre to theatre (in the old days) and it shown again and again, it degrades, it gets scratches and nicks, etc. Every showing takes a toll. That does not happen with digital.

Of course, not all digital projection systems are equal either.

So the issue is a complex one.
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