The new teaser for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight (Weinstein Co., 12.25) tries to suggest that a fair-sized portion happens outdoors. Maybe the first 10 or 15 minutes but this is mostly a sittin’ around and talkin’ shit indoors movie. After attending the 4.19.14 read-through in downtown L.A., I called it “a fairly minor and almost dismissable thing — a colorful but mediocre Tarantino gabfest that mostly happens on a single interior set (i.e., Minnie’s Haberdashery, located in the Wyoming town of Red Rock during a fierce blizzard), and which unfolds in the vein of The Petrified Forest.” But oh, that Ultra Panavision 70 photography! For the record the aspect ratio of this teaser is 2.74 to 1 whereas classic Ultra Panavision 70 is 2.76 to 1…but no biggie. Good thing that Minnie’s is the size of the first-class lounge on HMS Titanic. Gives the actors room to spread out, swagger around.