Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight (Weinstein Co., sometime in the fall) might turn out to be “the meanest, grittiest and deadliest movie of the year” but as I’ve noted two or three times now, a draft of the script that was performed in downtown L.A. on 4.19.14 was basically just a buncha guys sittin’ around talkin’. Posted on 4.20.14: “It’s a fairly minor and almost dismissable thing — a colorful but basically mediocre Tarantino gabfest that mostly happens on a single interior set (i.e., Minnie’s Haberdashery, located somewhere near the Wyoming town of Red Rock during a fierce blizzard), and which unfolds in the vein of The Petrified Forest.”