The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight opened over the Christmas weekend with a limited 70mm roadshow release, but no need to be hateful as it opens nationwide December 31st.
The Hateful Eight is set a handful of years after the Civil War at Minnie’s Haberdashery an inn in the mountains of Wyoming. With a raging blizzard outside, eight people realize that they’re all holding secrets and past grudges.
If you’re a fan of Quentin Tarantino and his movies then you’re most likely to see The Hateful Eight as a typical Tarantino film. If you’re not a fan of his work you will see The Hateful Eight as yet another violent and vulgar onslaught.
Tarantino seems to enjoy in making his audience uncomfortable, but with each movie still finds new ways of doing so. Django Unchained punched you in the gut with what privileged cultures saw as civilization, while The Hateful Eight shines a lantern on black-white race relations. Like all typical Tarantino movies he does so with bloodshed and comedy.
The Hateful Eight had a limited release with a 70mm roadshow release in just 100 theaters and was good enough to actually land it in the Top 10 with a $4.5 million take over the Christmas weekend.
The Hateful Eight opened in limited release on December 25th, and nationwide on December 31st.
The Hateful Eight Synopsis:
Set after the end of the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren, a former Union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix, a renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover. When they arrive, they are greeted by four unfamiliar faces: Bob, who takes care of Minnie’s in the owner’s absence; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; cow-puncher Joe Gage; and Confederate General Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
Run Time: 3 hours 7 minutes
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir