Director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven) came out of retirement to direct the heist comedy Logan Lucky starring Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, and Adam Driver. This "Ocean's 7-11" follows a rag tag group of blue-collar criminals as they attempt to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca Cola 600, one or the largest NASCAR races of the year.
Quentin Tarantino's latest opus arrives with about as much fanfare and drama as you'd expect from Hollywood's Chief-provocateur-in-charge. The Hateful Eight, began as a stage play (but only after having its screenplay leaked online), then became a three-hour-plus monster and ultimately was released as a special "roadshow" highlighting the film's unique use of 70MM lenses last put to use in 1966. This, of course, required dozens of theaters to retrofit their theaters to show the film (having all spent thousands over the last few years to convert to digital projection). So, was it worth it? Is The Hateful Eight worth a look?
Listen to this episode to hear the guys discuss:
What they liked:
- The glory of 70MM
- Tarantino dialogue
- His rogue's gallery company of actors
- The roadshow experience
What they did not like:
- Tarantino crutches, tricks, and tics
- Some elements of the plot
Steve Carrell moves from "the guy from The Office" to the "Academy Award nominee Steve Carrell" in the latest slow burn from director Bennett Miller. This film was nominated for 5 Academy Awards in 2014. Check out the episode and see what all the fuss was about.