[Movie Club] “The Revenant” and “Hateful Eight”: The Dueling Movies that Weren’t

[Movie Club] “The Revenant” and “Hateful Eight”: The Dueling Movies that Weren’t

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Now that we can see the box office grosses for The Revenant and The Hateful Eight. two thing have become abundantly clear: people really like The Revenant and are going out to see it in droves, and The Hateful Eight wasn’t very popular and fell off the charts really quickly, earning the least of any Tarantino movie since Jackie Brown.

While The Hateful Eight certainly wasn’t a box office disaster by any means and made an okay $50 million, the reception towards it was much more muted than the typical Tarantino movie, and it was also almost completely snubbed from the major Oscar nominations besides Best Supporting Actress. And compared to The Revenant, with its $120 million (and counting!) and twelve Oscar nominations, it looks even more disappointing.

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[Clipart 028] Skunk with Flower

[Clipart 028] Skunk with Flower

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Skunk brought a flower over to Human, and looked up at her. “Do you want this?” he asked Human, hoping desperately for a requited affection from Human, which would lead to a relationship where they would be married, then have two-point-five human-skunk hybrid children, and then grow old together and die together while holding hands on their rocking chairs out on the porch.

“Who are you?” Human asked.

“I am Skunk,” said Skunk. “I think I am in love with you.”

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The Curious Case of Hayden Christensen

The Curious Case of Hayden Christensen

I had just gotten off of work. It was late, far too late for me to be walking home through this part of town, but my car was broken down and I missed the bus so I didn’t really have much of a choice. The street was quiet and empty, although I could still hear the cars rushing down the interstate nearby. I would much rather have been walking down the middle of the interstate right now.

I thought I saw someone out of the corner of my eye. It was probably my imagination, but I sped up anyway.

“Don’t be afraid.”

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