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Blu-ray Review: 'The Hateful Eight'

3/15/2016 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Hateful Eight'
Ready to do battle with eight characters who may not be who they seem? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Hateful Eight" out now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. We see if there’s truly hate amongst the eight below!

Title: "The Hateful Eight"

Grade: 3

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Rating: R

Runtime: 168 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment


The Flick: It’s hard to review this on a single level so let’s tackle this in sections. As far as the ...

Quentin Tarantino Just Compared The Confederate Flag To Nazi Germany

1/2/2016 9:15pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
What do Adolf Hitler, Nazis, and the Civil War's Confederate flag have in common? It's unclear, but according to Quentin Tarantino, there's a nefarious connection, and he's happy the Rebel flag that he calls the "American Swastika," is being challenged today.

Quentin Tarantino sat for an interview with The Independent recently. He spoke about his film, Hateful Eight. It's about a former Civil War Union soldier (Samuel L. Jackson) who interacts with Confederate soldiers when the fighting ends.

Tarantino said the film was in production during the mass protest and riots that began in the w...

Quentin Tarantino's Father Responds To His Son's Controversial Comments About Police

10/30/2015 1:55pm EDT
Actor and director Quentin Tarantino sparked outrage last Saturday when he referred to police officers as "murderers" during a rally in New York City. Now, even Tarantino's father is pushing back against his son's controversial comments.

"I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers, particularly in New York City where I grew up, murderers," Tony Tarantino said in a statement released Friday by the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York. "He is a passionate man and that comes out in his art, but sometimes he l...

Is Channing Tatum Joining The Cast Of 'Hateful Eight'?

11/6/2014 3:13pm EST
Channing Tatum Joining New Quinten Tarantino Film 'Hateful Eight
Channing Tatum is in talks to join director Quentin Tarantino on his new film, "Hateful Eight."

Tatum will join actors Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Kurt Russell, who have already signed on the dotted line to star in the feature film.

The Western-themed plot will begin principal photography in 2015.

Tarantino likes to keep his projects under wraps as much as possible and the director almost abandonded "Eight" after the script was leaked online.

Distrubutors of the project, The Weinstein Company, revealed, "The principal photography wou...

After Leaked Script Drama, Quentin Tarantino Confirms He Will Make 'Hateful Eight'

7/28/2014 1:03pm EDT
Quentin Tarantino
After swearing off his Hateful Eight project and threatening to sue those responsible for its script leak, Quentin Tarantino surprised fans on Sunday by proclaiming he will make the film after all.

Deadline reports a roar of applause could be heard outside the room holding a panel for Dynamite Comics, which is publishing comics based on Tarantino's film Django Unchained - including a crossover with Zorro. The applause was for the director himself, who received a standing ovation when he showed up.

After talking about how the new comic series would allow his Django character to grow beyond...

Rumor Patrol: Mila Kunis Posing Nude Pregnant, Erin Andrews Fired, More

5/31/2014 3:00pm EDT
Mila Kunis
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Mila Kunis Will Pose Nude Pregnant: Star reports Kunis and fiance Ashton Kutcher are having fight over a magazine offer to photograph Mila nude while she's pregnant. Obviously, the magazine wants to cash in on the connection with Demi Moore, who infamously posed nude for a magazine cover. "He’s so excited about becoming a dad, but he doesn’t want to rub that in Demi’s face," Star claims.

Verdict: False...

'Pulp Fiction' Stars Uma Thurman, John Travolta & Quentin Tarantino Reunite At Cannes

5/24/2014 3:00pm EDT
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Actors Uma Thurman and John Travolta joined director Quentin Tarantino on Friday for a special screening of "Pulp Fiction" at the Cannes Film Festival in France to celebrate the movie's 20th anniversary.

The 1994 film won the festival's top honor, the Palme d'Or, and the cast reunited for a special screening on the beach, where organizers handed out pizza to the audience.

The trio introduced the movie from a makeshift stage on the sand, and Tarantino told the crowd, "I've seen Pulp Fiction under every circumstance a person can see it except this one. Now rip out a joint and light it up....

Quentin Tarantino, Hugh Laurie Have A Blast At Mardi Gras

3/4/2014 6:00pm EST
Quentin Tarantino, Hugh Laurie Have A Blast At Mardi Gras
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino helped kick off the carnival celebrations for Mardi Gras by reigning over the annual Orpheus Parade in New Orleans, La., on Monday.

The Greek figure Orpheus, son of Apollo and Calliope, was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet.

Tarantino was chosen as the 2014 Celebrity Monarch and led a 27-float procession through the city's streets the night before Mardi Gras.

The Orpheus event was co-founded by New Orleans native Harry Connick, Jr. in 1993. Mardi Gras traces its history back to medieval Europe, originating in Italy before gaining speed in France in the 1...

Quentin Tarantino To Film 'Hateful Eight' After All?

2/3/2014 3:03pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Despite the script leak, the lawsuits, and swearing it off, Quentin Tarantino may make "The Hateful Eight" into a movie after all.

TheWrap reporter Jeff Sneider has quoted a source claiming Tarantino has contacted Samuel L. Jackson even though the director said he would sell the story as a book rather than make it into a film.

Sneider admitted he is not allowed to officially report it via TheWrap due to the source, but he shared in a series of tweets, "RUMOR: THE HATEFUL EIGHT is back on, as sources tell ME that Quentin has reached out to Sam Jackson in the wk since he called off the movi...

Gawker Responds To Quentin Tarantino's Lawsuit, Claims He Wanted 'Hateful Eight' To Leak

1/28/2014 12:03pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Gawker has written a public response to the news of Quentin Tarantino suing the company over the leak of his script for The Hateful Eight.

Editor John Cook has typed a six-point response to Tarantino's lawsuit, alleging not only did the director want to turn the leak into a story and give himself publicity but also claiming he wanted The Hateful Eight to be published on the Internet.

In Gawker's defense, Cook notes that the website was not the source of the leak and it had nothing to do with the script appearing on the Internet. He also says Gawker offered the link as it was part of a dev...

Quentin Tarantino Suing Gawker Over 'Hateful Eight' Script Leak

1/27/2014 1:03pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino still isn't sure who leaked his script for "Hateful Eight," but he's suing Gawker for providing copies of it online.

Tarantino has filed suit against Gawker Media in California for copyright infringement and contributory copyright infringement after the website posted a story with a link to download Tarantinos' script.

In the legal complaint, obtained by Deadline, Tarantino alleges, "Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people's rights to make a buck. This time they went too far. Rather than merely publishing a news story reporting that Pla...

Quentin Tarantino Scraps 'Hateful Eight’ After Script Leak, Names Possible Culprits

1/22/2014 11:57am EST
Quentin Tarantino
We all know how obsessive and private one can get when writing a screenplay. For someone to leak Quentin Tarantino's script for his new western film titled, ‘The Hateful Eight’ is absolutely ridiculous.

Here’s what Tarantino had to say about this:

“I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now,” said the Oscar-winning film-maker to “I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today.

“I gave it to one of the producers on Django Unchained, Reggie Hudlin, and he let an agent come to his house and read it. That’...

Don Johnson To Star In 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Adaptation

11/7/2013 8:00pm EST
Don Johnson
Don Johnson has joined the TV adaptation of Robert Rodriguez's cult film "From Dusk Till Dawn." The 1996 film was written by Quentin Tarantino, who starred alongside George Clooney as criminals who end up in a nightclub filled with vampires.

Johnson will play Sheriff Earl McGraw, while D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz will fill the roles originally played by Clooney and Tarantino.

The 10-episode series will air on the El Rey Network,an English-language cable channel set to launch next month.

Rodriguez will serve as executive producer and will also direct the first two installments. He explain...

Quentin Tarantino Shares His Top 10 Films of 2013, Includes Flops 'Lone Ranger' And 'Kick-Ass 2'

10/7/2013 3:07pm EDT
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino's list of personal film favorites has become an anticipated event, one we were sadly not able to enjoy in 2012 due to his work on Django Unchained. However, the renowned director graced us with a top 10 list of his favorite films of the year so far - and there were a few surprises.

Quentin writes on his website, "I think last year was a great year for movies, and 2013 so far continues this upward trend, aside from the usual fiascos (not naming names here)." After giving Scandal and Kerry Washington a shout-out ("amazing as usual," he writes), he offered his top 10 in alph...

After Two Decades, Cops Find Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' Chevy

4/27/2013 4:07pm EDT
Quentin Tarantino
The 1965 Chevy director Quentin Tarantino used for the film Pulp Fiction has been found by police in Oakland, California.

Tarantino cast the car for the 1994 cult classic, then decided to buy the car for his personal collection. Two decades ago, the car was stolen.

An seperate ongoing investigation turned up the car, and according to TMZ the car's indentification numbers were changed - but it's definitely Quentin's car.

Cops have so far been unable to get a hold of the director to give him his car back.

'Django Unchained' Pulled From Chinese Cinemas Due To 'Technical Reasons'

4/11/2013 8:50pm EDT
Django Unchained
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's smash hit movie Django Unchained has been pulled from Chinese theaters on its first day of release.

Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga is the first of his films to be released in China as his previous offerings, including Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, were banned due to their gory and gruesome content.

The Oscar winning director even edited the film's violence to meet the country's stern censure rules. The film had some "slight adjustments" according to Zhang Miao, director of Sony Pictures' Chinese branch.

In a statement obtained by Britain's...

Will Smith Turned Down 'Django Unchained' Because He 'Needed' To Be The Lead

3/25/2013 4:33pm EDT
Will Smith
Before Jamie Foxx landed the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained there was actually another star the director had his sights on to play the titular slave-turned-assassin: Will Smith.

Smith hadn't revealed why he turned down the role in the Oscar winning film (a Best Director win for Tarantino and a Best Supporting Actor win for Christoph Waltz) until recently, when he spoke to Entertainment Weekly during an interview for his upcoming film After Earth, directed by M. Night Shyamalan (uh-oh).

"Django wasn't the lead," he tells EW, "so it was like, I need to be the lead. The o...

'Django Unchained' Cast Raises Money For Icelandic Arm Transplant Patient

1/29/2013 8:40am EST
Django Unchained
Director Quentin Tarantino and the stars of his acclaimed Western Django Unchained have sold off a signed clapperboard to raise money for an Icelandic man preparing to undergo a double arm transplant.

Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington and Tarantino signed the autographed film slate and handed it to Gudmundur Felix when they heard of his ongoing fundraising efforts.

The one-of-a-kind clapperboard went under the hammer on auction website and pulled in $4,250 for Felix, who is moving from Iceland to France in March  to await the...

Samuel L. Jackson Defends Quentin Tarantino Over 'Django Unchained'

1/16/2013 12:33pm EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has stepped up to defend director Quentin Tarantino over the racially-charged language in his acclaimed new movie Django Unchained.

The movie, which is nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, is set in slavery-era Mississippi in 1858 and has drawn heavy criticism as well as praise.

Many critics have accused Tarantino of over-using controversial language and racial slurs, and even fellow director Spike Lee branded the movie "disrespectful" and vowed to boycott it.

However, Jackson, who plays a head slave on a plantation in the fil...

Quentin Tarantino Defends Use Of N-Word To Stunned Golden Globes Media

1/14/2013 3:07pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino defended the use of the n-word in his new film Django Unchained, even uttering the phrase while he ranted to the press backstage at the Golden Globes last night.

During a backstage interview following wins for Best Script and Best Supporting Actor via Christopher Waltz, the director spoke out about the backlash for using the word. 

"If somebody is out there actually saying when it comes to the word n—–, the fact that I was using it in the movie more than it was being used in the antebellum south in Mississippi, then feel free to make that case. But no one’s actually ma...

Quentin Tarantino Disappointed By Leonardo Dicaprio's Oscar Snub

1/13/2013 12:33pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Director Quentin Tarantino is upset his Django Unchained star Leonardo DiCaprio missed out on a nomination for the 2013 Academy Awards.

The filmmaker's acclaimed Western is up for trophies in five categories, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, but Tarantino admits he was surprised the Titanic star was overlooked for a top acting nod.

He tells Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "It's pretty cool, I'm still taking it in. We spent a lot of money on the movie so we hoped it would do well.

"It was a pretty good week: five BAFTA (Film Awards) nominations... four Oscar noms (s...

Quentin Tarantino Delighted With 'Django Unchained' Uproar

1/11/2013 8:58am EST
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino is delighted with the outcry over his controversial movie Django Unchained, insisting it has sparked a public debate about the issue of slavery.

The Western film, set in Mississippi in 1858, stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio and has attracted criticism for its repeated use of racial slurs.

The moviemaker has also been accused of a lack of sensitivity, but Tarantino is adamant the uproar is good news as it means his fellow Americans are finally able to discuss their nation's controversial past.

He tells the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, "I don't think you can actually m...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

1/3/2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...

Quentin Tarantino Altered 'Django Unchained' Shoot For Jonah Hill

12/31/2012 9:02am EST
Quentin Tarantino
Director Quentin Tarantino rearranged his shooting schedule for Django Unchained just so Jonah Hill could make a cameo in the film.

Tarantino has always been a fan of Hill's and in 2010 he labelled the star's film Cyrus one of the the best of the year.

Hill tells, "I saw him at some award show and I went up to him and thanked him. Pulp Fiction and Goodfellas are the two films that made me want to make films, so I just told him how much it meant to me that he had seen a movie that I was in... He's seen every movie, even the s**tty movies you've made. He's seen them all and knows ev...

Review: 'Django Unchained' A Quentin Tarantino Masterpiece (Video)

12/24/2012 5:07pm EST
'Django Unchained'
Quentin Tarantino has done it again with this spaghetti style western. 'Django Unchained' is set in the South, two years before the Civil War.

Not only has Tarantino created an over the top funny, graphic, violent film, but he also manages to show the horror of slavery in a way, I can't ever remember seeing in a Hollywood film. Then again, Mr. T. doesn't do Hollywood films. He does Quentin Tarantino films and this one, in my humble opinion is...a masterpiece.

Jamie Fox is 'Django' (the D is silent), a slave who's been brutalized by his former owner (Bruce Dern). One day, German born, reti...

Quentin Tarantino Felt 'Uncomfortable' Shooting 'Django's' Plantation Scenes

12/17/2012 6:29pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Director Quentin Tarantino sought the advice of acting icon Sidney Poitier before starting to shoot Django Unchained because he was "uncomfortable" about re-enacting the slave scenes with black actors whose ancestors suffered the same fate.

The filmmaker admits he had never before experienced the wave of doubt he felt as he imagined having to bring his story to life, instructing a hundred extras to march, in chains, on a former plantation field in Louisiana, where much of the western was filmed.

He explains, "There was only one thing I felt uncomfortable about in the beginning stages of...

Quentin Tarantino Talks CT School Massacre At 'Django' Premiere: 'Tragedies Happen'

12/17/2012 8:25am EST
Quentin Tarantino
The Newtown, CT, school shooting cast a shadow at the "Django Unchained" premiere in New York City over the weekend.

Director Quentin Tarantino explained that he is sick of defending his movies every time an incident like the one at Sandy Hook shooting happens, according to

Twenty children and six adults died on Friday when a gunman broke into the Connecticut school. He had also shot his mohter before committing the unspeakable act.

Tarantino told reporters, "Tragedies happen." He added that the blame for acts of violence should go toward those who commit them.

Actor Jami...

Quentin Tarantino Honored At MoMA Film Benefit

12/4/2012 8:59am EST
Quentin Tarantino
Katie Holmes, Diane Kruger and Jamie Foxx turned out to celebrate Quentin Tarantino's body of work at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York on Monday night.

Bosses at MoMA honored Tarantino's career achievements at the museum's fifth annual Film Benefit, which featured his iconic movies Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown and the Kill Bill series.

Holmes and Inglourious Basterds star Kruger attended the event, alongside Foxx, who appears in Tarantino's highly-anticipated new film Django Unchained.

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was also a guest at the event.


Blu-ray Review: 'Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection'

11/28/2012 10:00am EST
Tarantino Set
Nothing says original like a plethora of all things Tarantino. That’s why were checking out the very large new 10-disc Blu-ray set celebrating the maverick filmmaker entitled "Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection" from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The bad mother wallet and set opens below!

Title: "Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection"

Grade: 3

Cast: Uma Thurman, Pam Grier, John Travolta

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Rating: R

Runtime: 1043 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment



I first became aware of Quentin Tarantino whil...

Eli Roth: 'Quentin Tarantino Saved Me From Getting Roofied'

8/23/2012 3:26pm EDT
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Director Quentin Tarantino once saved actor/director Eli Roth from danger after he was drugged by two women he met at a Las Vegas nightclub.

Roth was partying with his pal Tarantino and Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA some years ago when he almost fell victim to the female duo, posing as mother and daughter, who were out to steal all of his pricey possessions.

During an interview on Fox Vegas, he explains, "We went to Vegas and we went to a party and there was an after party at a club. It was really fun, it was really chill and then I had a drink and there was like a mother and a daughter and t...