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2016: Hot Or Not – The Hateful Eight

Lets wave goodbye to 2015! Good times, bad times we’ve had them all – but you know what they say, as one door closes, another one opens. Over the coming month we’ll be bringing you a snapshot of everything 2016 has to offer – the good, the bad and the ugly. Hold on to your hats folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

We’re finally on the heels of Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, The Hateful Eight.

This particular film is highly anticipated, as with all of Tarantino’s films, and boasts a simple plot line that has the potential to go absolutely crazy again. The film revolves around eight strangers seeking refuge from a blizzard at a stagecoach stopover. The last three films that Tarantino has produced have all been set outside of a typical contemporary setting, with Basterds being set in the years before World War II, Django being set sometime before the American Civil War, from 1858-1859, and the upcoming Hateful Eight being set sometime after the war. The two aforementioned movies were box office hits along with being critically acclaimed and winning various awards along the way. One can only hope that the Hateful Eight follows a similar vein.

Tarantino has returned to a few of his popular casting choices in order to try and make this film a success, bringing along Samuel L. Jackson (Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. I and II). The cast also includes Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Channing Tatum among others. Tarantino’s best films have made great use of ensemble casts and early reviews of The Hateful Eight are proclaiming that this upcoming film is no exception with it scoring a 9.5 on IGN among other places.

Therefore, this film should fit in quite nicely with the rest of Tarantino’s critically acclaimed box office hits, and should definitely be one that you should go and see when it arrives in UK cinemas on the 8th of January!

 Shaun Brewster

Images sourced from The Hateful Eight, Weinstein Company

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