'The Hateful Eight' (December 25th)
An octet of badass outlaws: That's how Quentin Tarantino sees The Hateful Eight, whose cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern. "Trap them in a room with a blizzard outside, give them guns and see what happens," says Tarantino. I'm in. Call it Reservoir Dogs in spurs. Tarantino is the cinematic poet of the profane, and every film junkie will saddle up for this one.