Mark Wahlberg re-teams with his Lone Survivor collaborator and fellow true-catastrophe-fetishist Peter Berg to bring the most devastating environmental disaster in U.S. history to the screen.
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