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Jake Busey Tells Us How 'From Dusk till Dawn: The Series' Is Kick-starting His Career Comeback

14 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

If someone were to make a 20 Feet from Stardom-type documentary about actors, they'd be smart to talk to Jake Busey. We spoke with him earlier today about his role in Robert Rodriguez' From Dusk till Dawn: The Series and were surprised by how honest he was about how his career didn't exactly go the way he was expecting. After all, some of his earliest jobs were in high-profile films from directors like Robert Zemeckis, Paul Verhoeven, Tony Scott and Peter Jackson. Unfortunately those films were also high-profile disappointments, from a box office perspective at least. Movies like Contact, Starship Troopers and The Frighteners have gone on to live long, great lives on home video, but as Busey told us, being in a movie that takes a decade to become a cultural hit...

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Reeves Joins Roth For ‘Knock Knock’

7 April 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Eli Roth has confirmed that Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) has joined the cast of upcoming thriller Knock Knock.

The Hostel director and Inglorious Basterds star has already written the screenplay, and will also direct the project. Reeves will feature as a happy husband left alone for the weekend, only for two mysterious girls to appear and wreak havoc. Ignacia Allamand (The Green Inferno) will play Reeves’ wife, while Lorenza Izzo (Hemlock Grove) and Ana de Armas (Hands Of Stone) will play the young women set to wreck Reeves’ life.

Roth has commented on the casting news, praising Reeves for his acting talent:

“I had a window before I promote The Green Inferno and I wanted to make a movie like Roman Polanski or Paul Verhoeven made when they were young, a classic psychosexual thriller that’s not a horror movie, but would have everyone on the edge of their seats. »

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Keanu Reeves Teams Up with Eli Roth for Knock Knock Thriller

6 April 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Keanu Reeves is set to star in a new psychological thriller from director Eli Roth called Knock Knock. Roth also wrote the film, which tells the story of a happily married family man, played by Reeves, who is left alone for the weekend. Things take a turn for the worse when two beautiful girls show up at his house and turn his life upside down. 

Apparently Reeves loved the script and jumped on board not only as the film's star, but as the executive producer as well. Production on the film starts April 14th in Santiago, Chile. Here's what Roth had to say in a statement:

“I had a window before I promote Green Inferno, and I wanted to make a movie like Roman Polanski or Paul Verhoeven made when they were young, a classic psychosexual thriller that’s not a horror movie, but would have everyone on the edge of their seats. »

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Keanu Reeves joins Eli Roth's thriller Knock Knock

5 April 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of Eli Roth's upcoming psychosexual thriller Knock Knock.

The actor will star in the lead role, as well as serving as an executive producer on the project, which enters production later this month.

According to Deadline, filming on the movie will begin on April 14 in Santiago, Chile.

Reeves will star as a married man who is left alone for the weekend, when two young girls arrive at his home and seek to destroy his life.

The roles of the two young girls will be played by Lorenza Izzo, who just starred in Roth's The Green Inferno, and Ana de Armas, who recently starred in Hands Of Stone.

On Reeves joining the project, Roth said: "I had a window before I promote Green Inferno, and I wanted to make a movie like Roman Polanski or Paul Verhoeven made when they were young, a classic »

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Benicio Del Toro Joins Emily Blunt in Sicario; Keanu Reeves to Star in Eli Roth’s Knock Knock

4 April 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In today's casting news: Benicio Del Toro is in final negotiations to join Emily Blunt in Denis Villeneuve’s thriller, Sicario. Keanu Reeves is set to star in writer-director Eli Roth's psychological thriller Knock Knock. Hit the jump for more on both projects. First up from Variety is word that Del Toro is finalizing negotiations to join Sicario, a thriller that added Blunt just a couple of days ago.  She stars in the lead role of the Taylor Sheridan script as an officer from Tuscon who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries in order to track down a drug lord.  Villeneuve is expected to start production on the film this summer.  There's no word on just which part Del Toro would play in Sicario, but we do know that he's got roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, Paradise Lost, and Inherent Vice, all opening later this year. »

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Keanu Reeves Will Star In Eli Roth’s Knock Knock

4 April 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Eli Roth is currently prepping his upcoming psychological thriller Knock Knock. He’s set to both pen the script and step behind the camera and now it looks like he’s found his star. Deadline is reporting that Keanu Reeves will be headlining the film, playing a married man who’s left alone for the weekend and finds his life turned upside down when two beautiful girls (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) show up at his house.

Speaking about the film to Deadline, Roth said the following:

“I had a window before I promote Green Inferno, and I wanted to make a movie like Roman Polanski or Paul Verhoeven made when they were young, a classic psychosexual thriller that’s not a horror movie, but would have everyone on the edge of their seats. Getting Keanu is amazing, he’s a fine actor who is perfect for this. I »

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Keanu Reeves and Director Eli Roth Team for Thriller 'Knock Knock'

4 April 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The bad news? Bill & Ted 3 will not be next for actor Keanu Reeves. The good news? He is taking the lead in horror maven Eli Roth's latest psychological thriller Knock, Knock.

The story follows a happily married family man who is left alone for a long weekend. During this time away from his family, he is visited by two very beautiful women and things quickly grow out of control. The two woman are being played by Lorenza Izzo, who can be seen in Eli Roth's upcoming cannibal horror thriller The Green Inferno, and Ana de Armas, who recently starred in the Robert De Niro drama Hands of Stone.

Playing Keanu's wife is another The Green Inferno vet, Ignacia Allamand. Rounding out the cast are Colleen Camp, who also serves as a producer, and Aaron Burns, yet another holdover from The Green Inferno cast.

Knock, Knock has come together in record time, »

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Keanu Reeves & Eli Roth Team on Psychological Thriller 'Knock Knock'

4 April 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

February brought news that horror director Eli Roth was going to reteam with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, the writers of the earthquake thriller Aftershock he produced, for a new horror film called Knock Knock. The film was said to follow two young girls who show up unexpectedly at the home of a married man where they seduce him and wreak havoc on his perfect life. Now Deadline has word that Speed and The Matrix star Keanu Reeves will venture into horror with a commitment to star in the film as the married man, and he will also executive produce with production slated to begin in under two weeks. The project is coming together extremely quickly making Roth very happy: “I had a window before I promote 'Green Inferno,' and I wanted to make a movie like Roman Polanski or Paul Verhoeven made when they were young, a classic »

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The Noteworthy: Cinema Scope Top 10, Nayman on "Showgirls", Fun City Part V

1 April 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Cinema Scope #58 is available now (with a good chunk of the content available online)—and features pieces by several Notebook contributors! In the Editor's Note, Mark Peranson reveals the magazine's Top Ten films of 2013:

 1. L’inconnu du lac (Alain Guiraudie

2. Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz

3. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke) 

4. What Now? Remind Me (Joaquim Pinto

5. The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zürcher

6. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang) 

7. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen) 

8. Story of My Death (Albert Serra

9. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese

10. Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)

The 19th edition of La Furia Umana is now online for your perusal.

Above: an excellent (French) making-of/look back at James Gray's debut feature, Little Odessa. For Film Comment, Giovanni Vimercati (rather venomously) reports on the Berlinale:

"People often forget the etymological roots of the word 'festival.' A film festival signifies a technically convivial, »

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10 remarkable things about Species

1 April 2014 2:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 Ryan Lambie 2 Apr 2014 - 06:07

An all-star cast hunt down a female alien in 1995's Species. Here are 10 remarkable things about this very strange film...

Nb: this article contains some saucy language and imagery that may be considered not safe for work.

Director Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin took a B-movie concept - that of the female alien seductress - and turned it into an arthouse masterpiece starring Scarlett Johansson. 1995's Species, on the other hand, positively revels in its trashiness, with a mutating lady monster (played by Natasha Henstridge) scurrying around Los Angeles and attempting to copulate with its populace.

At the time of release, your humble writer went to a local cinema to watch Species with a group of friends, purely on the basis that it featured some creature designs by Swiss artist Hr Giger - most commonly noted for his work on the classic Alien. »

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Review: Sabotage, A Genuinely Gripping And Suspenseful Thriller

27 March 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

What's easy to forget about Arnold Schwarzenegger is that he excels in roles that maximize his strengths. His range may be limited, but make him the unquestioned leader of a hard-bitten team of DEA undercover operatives, give him a script filled with narrative intrigue and crackerjack dialogue, surround him with a seasoned cast doing unexpected things, and put him under the direction of the increasingly skillful director David Ayer, and the result is Sabotage, a genuinely gripping and suspenseful action-thriller. Ayer is the key. Like James Cameron, John McTiernan, and Paul Verhoeven before him, Ayer starts with a script, credited to himself and Skip Woods, that makes the most of Schwarzenegger's physical presence. His character here is John Wharton, aka Breach, whose tight-knit team spits...

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Carice van Houten on the Lighter Side of Her 'Game of Thrones’ Character Melisandre

25 March 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The beautiful and multitalented Carice van Houten will soon be returning to our screens for the upcoming fourth season of HBO's hit "Game of Thrones," in which she plays the Red Priestess Melisandre. A powerful and dangerous woman, Melisandre is a close advisor to aspiring king Stannis Baratheon and a serious threat to all of his enemies, including the beloved Stark family (at least, what remains of them). Melisandre has been a critical presence from her very first appearance in season two’s “The North Remembers,” and Indiewire relished the opportunity to have van Houten sit down with us to discuss the welcome challenge of portraying an “evil” character, nudity in popular culture and her accomplishments beyond television.  The busy Dutch actress is a household name in her home country of Holland and gained international fame in 2007 with Paul Verhoeven's "Black Book." In addition to maintaining a vibrant career on the screen, »

- Melina Gills

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Carice van Houten on the Lighter Side of Her 'Game of Thrones’ Character Melisandre

25 March 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The beautiful and multitalented Carice van Houten will soon be returning to our screens for the upcoming fourth season of HBO's hit "Game of Thrones," in which she plays the Red Priestess Melisandre. A powerful and dangerous woman, Melisandre is a close advisor to aspiring king Stannis Baratheon and a serious threat to all of his enemies, including the beloved Stark family (at least, what remains of them). Melisandre has been a critical presence from her very first appearance in season two’s “The North Remembers,” and Indiewire relished the opportunity to have van Houten sit down with us to discuss the welcome challenge of portraying an “evil” character, nudity in popular culture and her accomplishments beyond television.  The busy Dutch actress is a household name in her home country of Holland and gained international fame in 2007 with Paul Verhoeven's "Black Book." In addition to maintaining a vibrant career on the screen, »

- Melina Gills

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The Legend Of Hercules: why Hollywood's immigrant directors try too hard to fit in

24 March 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Cinema needs more migrant iconoclasts like Hitchcock, Lang and Murnau

Whenever someone of the Limbaugh tendency berates me about the magnificence of the American Dream in general and the Immigrant Experience in particular, I have a statistic I love to hurl back at them: of all those people who immigrated to the United States between 1780 and 1930, one third of them – one third – returned home.

Hollywood cinema has replenished itself over and again with the talents of immigrants: Chaplin, Von Stroheim, Victor Sjöström, Murnau, Lang, Hitchcock and the Siodmak brothers to name just a few, and all of them made incalculable contributions to the look and feel of Hollywood cinema. And almost all of them went home again, either for good or just for a while. Chaplin was granted a second exile by McCarthyism, Lang returned to Germany in 1960 and made three final features, while Hitchcock came home for Stage Fright »

- John Patterson

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Sordid Cinema Podcast #74: Paul Verhoeven Special Part 2

23 March 2014 9:57 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This week we celebrate the career of filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, starting with his stylish erotic thriller The 4th Man, his last Dutch film which gained a cult following for its frank treatment of bisexuality, bizarre visuals, and twisted narrative. After we discuss Flesh + Blood, a medieval anti-romance starring Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Finally we end with a review of Robocop, the sleeper success that is now regarded as a modern genre classic.

Note: Check out our first Paul Verhoeven podcast special here. 

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My guilty pleasure: Showgirls

19 March 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gaudy and ridiculous, Paul Verhoeven's cult classic nonetheless has its merits – just don't watch it with your parents

My Guilty Pleasure: the rest of the series

"Next up … Showgirls." The mere recollection of the TV announcer's words still strikes fear into my bones. When you're a teenager, nothing is worse – not getting caught kissing behind the bike sheds by your teacher, not forgetting your Pe kit and having to play hockey in your knickers – than having to watch a highly vigorous 1min 30sec lapdance scene while sitting in the same room as your mum and dad. I was nine when the film originally came out, so it wasn't until a few years later – once it had royally flopped at the box office and been confined to a midnight movie slot – that Showgirls came into my life. But it has never really left it since.

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- Harriet Gibsone

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Exclusive: Martin Ansin’s Robocop Poster from His Mondo Gallery Show

14 March 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

If you're at SXSW or in the Austin area, I strongly suggest heading over to the Mondo Gallery at 4115 Guadalupe St.  That's because Martin Ansin and Kevin Tong are opening their show tonight and it focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, and horror with a bent towards emulating classic movie posters.  From what I've seen, it's going to be a great show and I'm sure fans are going to love it. With the doors to the gallery about to open, Mondo has provided us with a great exclusive: Ansin's posters for director Paul Verhoeven's Robocop.  As usual, Ansin has done a great job bringing the classic movie to life and Mondo is offering a regular and variant version of the poster.  Hit the jump to check them out. For more on the Ansin/Tong show, here are the posters for Psycho, Flash Gordon, Alien, Prometheus and a variant of the poster for Hannibal. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Recommission: The Making of RoboCop

12 March 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with production visual effects supervisor Jamie Price and visual effects supervisor Nordin Rahhali about bringing a robotic enhanced law enforcement officer to the futuristic streets of Detroit once again...

“I saw the original in the theatre when it came out in 1987,” recalls Jamie Price (The A-Team) who was chosen by filmmaker José Padilha (Bus 174) to supervise the visual effects for RoboCop (2014).  “I watched it and the sequels again before we made this movie to re-familiarize myself because sometimes your recollections don’t always match the reality of it.  One of my first questions to José was, ‘What approach are you thinking for the movie?’  In a lot of ways the original is untouchable.  He had the same feeling and was clear that we weren’t remaking RoboCop.  We were making our version of it.”  The subject matter would be the same though the tone shifted away from »

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The rise and fall of Carolco

10 March 2014 4:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Ryan Lambie 11 Mar 2014 - 05:39

In the late 80s, Carolco was one of the biggest studios in Hollywood, but by 1995, it was gone. Ryan charts its dramatic rise and fall...

Paul Verhoeven is not a happy man. It's 1994, and the Dutch director of (among other things) RoboCop and Total Recall is in a pivotal meeting with executives at Carolco Pictures. They're in the boardroom to discuss Crusade: a lavish, $100m historical drama described as Spartacus meets Conan.

With a script by Walon Green (The Wild Bunch, WarGames), and a cast headed up by Arnold Schwarzenegger, it sounds like the kind of star-filled, opulent film Carolco Pictures is famous for making. The supporting cast includes Jennifer Connelly and Robert Duvall. The script is vibrant and brash. There are massive sets being built in rural Spain. But privately, Carolco's bosses are anxious; they have another hugely expensive project in the works »

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Hey, Toronto! Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Paul Verhoeven's Robocop On The Big Screen!

7 March 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Hey, Toronto! Has the recent remake of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop left you with a hankering to witness some vintage robotic law enforcement on the big screen? Well, you're in luck! The Verhoeven original screens tonight at 9:30 at the Tiff Bell Lightbox as part of their ongoing Paul Verhoeven retrospective and we've got a pair of tickets to give away!In a destitute, crime-ridden near-future Detroit on the verge of being bought up wholesale by rapacious mega-corporation Ocp, dedicated cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is brutally murdered in the line of duty by bespectacled psycho Boddiker (Kurtwood Smith) and his gang of thugs. What's left of Murphy is promptly appropriated by Ocp scientists and used as the basis for their newest product: RoboCop, a cyborg law...

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