Quentin Tarantino wants to give a gift to his cinephile fans who line up early to see The Hateful Eight. Tarantino told Variety he’s made a slightly longer cut of the movie, which will be used for the limited, Ultra Panavision 70mm, roadshow release of the film in 2015. The new version will add six minutes of footage, as well as a 12-minute intermission. Certain scenes have also been re-cut for the wide release to make it easier to watch in non-theatrical settings.
“It was awesome in the bigness of 70,” Tarantino said of the scenes he cut for the wide release. “But sitting on your couch, maybe it’s not so awesome. So I cut it up a little bit. It’s a little less precious about itself.”
Columbus Day is a mixed bag. A lot of people like the fact that get the day off. Many others are uncomfortable or even angry with the idea of celebrating a guy who didn’t discover America and was actually a terrible human. Pacific Standard documents the history of the history, so to speak, with a piece about how historians began adjusting how we understand Christopher Columbus’ legacy.
What does it take to become a household name in 2015? Apparently becoming the so-called “biggest movie star in the world” is not enough for Chris Pratt, who gets repeatedly not recognized in a new segment from Billy on The Street. To be fair, they were only asking people on a New York sidewalk, so he may still be a household name… Somewhere.
Didn’t get enough of Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd on SNL Saturday? It’s ok. There’s more. The Weeknd released a pair of remixes of “The Hills,” one featuring a verse from Minaj, the other with a couple from Eminem.