Because I happened to live in one of the major metropolitan areas hosting the "Roadshow" screening of the 70mm print of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" (which OF COURSE they showed in Auditorium #8), I really felt like this wasn't an opportunity I could pass up, so I hit the 11PM showing. I don't want to give you a bunch of spoilery stuff - I knew barely ANYTHING about the movie going in, and I think that helped me a bit. What I WILL talk about is the presentation, which really made this more of an event and an experience than just catching a flick in 2015. This was a throwback not only for the Ultra Panavision 70 treatment (apparently not used since the 1960s), but the "roadshow" wrappings, presenting the film with a commemorative program, an "overture," an intermission, and all the while the gentle flickering of an analog presentation that was made more readily apparent during the many scenes where snow made up a lot of the frame.
This was a film that probably only Quentin Tarantino could make - so your opinion of his work will probably be a good indicator of how well you'll like THIS one. There's a lot of the uncomfortable QT trademarks: blood, gore, full frontal nudity (male) and characters saying "nigger" every five seconds, but knowing this probably doesn't change your expectations.
There were also a couple of nice easter eggs, which I'm also not about to spoil for you.
I don't remember seeing a cast list in the closing credits, so you'll just have to go visit IMDb afterwards, like I'm about to.
VERDICT: TOTALLY WORTH THE JACKED UP PRICE. SEE IT THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE SEEN: WITH BIG YELLOW/GREEN STRIPES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE FRAME BECAUSE FILM IS TOO HARD TO HANDLE
This brings my movie viewership in 2015 to...three, I think. But for me, that's way more than normal!
Liked the movie but didn't love it, which is rare for me and a Tarantino film. QT really misses editor Sally Menke.
George Michael weighed his options. Maeby had chastised him for not taking risks, and what would be a bigger risk than perpetuating a lie about software just to ignite the passions of a woman? Of course it would be a lie, and since Maeby wouldn't know it was a lie, he wouldn't appear to be taking a risk. Perhaps the bigger risk was to tell his father he was lying, that he came up with it because he wanted his father to leave so he could enjoy what remained of his senior year. After all, he wondered, wouldn't that be the course of action taken by an overtly sexual man, a man who owns a pair of matador pants? He had not responded now for 41 seconds according to his unfailing internal clock, and it was time to come clean.
I went to the movies and decided to see this instead of Star Wars. I don't regret my decision. I really, really liked this one. It didn't have the pacing issues that the last few QT films have had (I think the voiceover stretches actually helped a lot with that). The bit with the door was really good, and I thought that Jennifer Jason Leigh was incredible, which is not a thought I've ever had about her before.
I saw it for my birthday, today. Hint, hint. I wasn't blown away like I was for Pulp or Kill Bill or Bastards. I thought it was just good. The best part is the cast and the setting. Jennifer Jason Leigh was tremendous. She looked so evil at time, it was frightening. I think the flashback in the middle was done to mention a certain cigarette company which I giggled at. So, I guess it was worth it. I do think the pace was not as fast as a regular QT film. That might be part of the problem. My theater was small, so I didn't get the huge feeling that CRZ got. It was freezing in there, so that was something. I would rate the QT films the following.