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The Essential Films & TV to Stream This Week – August 26th 2014

26 August 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Not a lot to say in the pre-amble to this week’s selection of titles. Should probably apologise for the negativity in advance because a lot of the below is dreck this week across any content provider apart from the occasional bright spot and a new Netflix exclusive. Hopefully you will be able to at least find something worth a look that floats your boat.

This week’s titles of note are as follows:

Gravity (2013)

There really isn’t anymore praise that I can heap on Alfonso Cuaron’s outer space thrill ride that hasn’t been heaped upon it already. Upon repeat viewing what impresses more and more is the technical marvel that this film represents with Gravity being a massive leap forward in the use of virtual sets as well as animation that looks like real people.

There are apparently whole entire scenes here featuring Sandra Bullock and »

- Chris Holt

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[FrightFest 2014] Review: Zombeavers

25 August 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Zombeavers is a film about murderous, undead beavers, and very few people would go to see a film about murderous, undead beavers expecting a subtle cinematic masterpiece.  What the film’s knowingly ludicrous premise does call for is cartoonish gore, hordes of mutated rodents, and as much “beaver” innuendo as possible. Luckily, first-time director Jordan Rubin delivers on all these counts.

The film opens with a lovely, tongue-in-cheek cliché: a rogue canister of neon green toxic waste, escaping downriver. Fast forward a few days, and a trio of Sorority sisters, Jenn, Mary and Zoe, head to a remote lakeside cabin. Before long, the girls are joined by three male counterparts: cue lots of nudity, sex, and “beaver” jokes. The first encounter with an actual beaver comes after one of the girls, Jen, finds a particularly savage specimen lurking in the bathroom. The beast is swiftly dispatched and its body left outside in a trash bag. »

- Becki Hawkes

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Troma is Not Releasing Eli Roth's The Green Inferno

24 August 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

A rumor has been swirling around the Internet this weekend that Troma would be releasing Eli Roth's The Green Inferno (review) after the studio posted about it on its social media pages. Knowing this was highly unlikely, we reached out to Roth and can now confirm this is Not happening.

Earlier this month financier Worldview Entertainment balked at ex-ceo Christopher Woodrow’s commitment to provide the P&A (promotion and advertising) for the film. Open Road confirmed that the release date was scratched but had no further comment.

Apparently Worldview has been going through a restructure since Woodrow's abrupt and largely unexplained exit, and the company, now run by Molly Conners, put a freeze on all of his commitments and is scrutinizing every deal that was made. Green Inferno has been caught in that snare.

Director Roth previously tweeted the news as well, explaining, "Everyone is working to solve this Asap. »

- Steve Barton

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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Review – The Green Inferno (2013)

22 August 2014 2:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Green Inferno, 2013.

Written and directed by Eli Roth.

Starring Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Magda Apanowicz, Ignacia Allamand, Daryl Sabara, Nicolas Martinez, Sky Ferreira, Eusebio Arenas, Richard Burgi and Matias Lopez.


A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone – and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Eli Roth is a director that tends to split opinion among horror fans. Some think that his ballsy and gore-nographic mind is a breath of fresh air and a hark back to the days when films tried to push the limits of what was socially acceptable, while there are those who just feel that he’s a gore hound for the sake of being  a gore hound. His Hostel movies where nothing »

- Luke Owen

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Bloody New Look at Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno [Trailer]

21 August 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

I can't remember the last time I was excited for an Eli Roth movie. Probably because I've never been excited for an Eli Roth movie. His are the kind of projects that I see when I get around to it but I have to admit that some deep and twisted side of me really wants to see The Green Inferno. Like, pronto.

The story is kind of inconsequential to the fact that with his new movie, Roth is riffing on Cannibal Holocaust, but for those that really need plot, the story centers on a group of college students who travel to Peru to protest the clear cutting of the Amazon. Here they fall into the hands of a cannibal tribe that eats them for dinner.

I wouldn't go as far as saying that there's any great amount of social commentary here but the newly minted trailer, set to Guns 'N »

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‘Green Inferno’s’ Eli Roth Talks Horror Films on ‘McKenna’ (Exclusive Video)

19 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Green Inferno’s” Eli Roth is sitting down with U.K. self-help guru Paul McKenna to talk about his time in the film biz and trends in the horror movie genre in this week’s installment of Hulu’s “McKenna.”

“Horror definitely comes in waves, and in cycles. And one might argue that in times of peace, there’s less horror movies,” says Roth in the clip.  The actor-writer-director-producer, who is known for his work on “Hostel” and Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove,” comments that the future of the genre is unclear — and is dependent on world events.  He cites his 2002 movie “Cabin Fever,” as a particular example, noting it was released after the Sars outbreak in southern China created a worldwide fear of disease.

Roth also notes in the talk show that his latest pic ‘The Green Inferno” was partially inspired by the new trend of “slacktivism,” in which »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Fright At Home Spotlight: The Sacrament!

19 August 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Hitting shelves today, is everything from the Jim Jarmusch vampire flick, Only Lovers Left Alive and Scream Factory’s new Bluray of Leviathan, to the focal point of this Fright At Home article, Ti West’s Jonestown-like thriller, The Sacrament. Having already had the chance to check out the Magnet-released disc of The Sacrament, we thought we’d give you fright fanatics the verdict on whether or not you should spend your hard earned cash on this one, and well, the truth is…you should.

The Movie:

Quite easily West’s most realized film to date, The Sacrament injects indie-darlings Aj Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Amy Siemetz and many others into a fictional account loosely based on the Jonestown massacre of 1978. Revolving around a group of reporters from Vice seeking out the sister (Siemetz) of one their photographers after receiving an odd letter, giving off the impression that she might be involved in a cult, »

- Jerry Smith

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Keanu Reeves Is Latest Movie Star to Go TV

18 August 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When in doubt, go TV. That is the new Hollywood mantra, as every working producer, director, writer and actor is checking out alternatives to green-screen comic-book movies. Matthew McConaughey, Clive Owen and others are seeing the wisdom of taking a detour from Hollywood formula fare for often lucrative and image-enhancing roles that give them a chance to display their chops. It's been a while since Keanu Reeves hit his stride as an action star in "Speed" and the "Matrix" franchise.  Reeves is not going gently into his 50s with Hollywood fare (see long-delayed "47 Ronin," his directing effort "Man of Tai Chi," and indie "Generation Um," and coming up, Eli Roth B flick "Knock, Knock" and indies "John Wick" and "The Whole Truth"). Hence the turn to television. Slingshot Global Media has attached Reeves as executive producer and star of the television series "Rain," based on Barry »

- Anne Thompson

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True Horror: Real Life Horror Stories On Screen

18 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Thanks to a somewhat suspect series of sub-genres born out of horror cinema’s tendency to descend into an exploitative pit of B-Movie mediocrity, to many the genre at large has lost its bite over recent decades. Horror fans stand shaking atop a perilous precipice, debating whether to plummet into one of James Wan’s undeniably entertaining demon infested households – littered with creepy kids and their even creepier fondness for jump-scare inducing toy antiquities – or to skip dinner and experience a Smörgåsbord of torture porn delicacies. Thankfully studios aren’t as willing to give Eli Roth money these days and this ugly trend has been somewhat curbed – minus the upcoming The Green Inferno, which, in all fairness, looks rather tasty. Also, don’t forget the wealth of found footage which lay hidden in darkened attics and dank cellars, because in an age of Hi-def, Blu-ray movies and instant streaming services, »

- Brody Rossiter

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Seattle Museum Celebrates The Lure of the Horror Film

15 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Despite being one of the single most profitable genres in the entire world, horror has long been the red-headed bitch-slapped problem child of society. Blamed for everything from actual murder to obesity. We as fans all know that's bullshit, and one museum in Seattle is giving the genre its due.

Right now and through the rest of the summer, The Emp Museum in Seattle is hosting a special exhibit entitled Can't Look Away: The Lure of the Horror Film. The exhibit presents an in-depth look at horror and how it’s expressed through cinema, biology, history, and contemporary culture.

During its run three iconic horror directors — Roger Corman, John Landis, and Eli Roth — have curated a selection of their favorite films, providing a solid foundation on which audiences can safely explore the spectrum of cinematic horror from its inception at the turn of the 20th century to the present day. »

- Steve Barton

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‘Sin City 2′ To Launch With Tarantino ‘Hateful Eight’ Teaser

14 August 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

When Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez get together, mischief always ensues. I’ve confirmed that although Tarantino hasn’t started shooting the ensemble Western The Hateful Eight, he has managed to shoot a teaser trailer that will precede his pal Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Tarantino confirmed during an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con that he would go ahead with his Western, which he revealed to Deadline in January he would scrap because the agents of one of a handful of actors he gave the script to had leaked it. It created a drama that included a lawsuit, a killer live reading staged for charity, and then finally a deal with The Weinstein Company to giddyap in early 2015 start for the movie that will star Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell and others.

Related: Comic-Con: ‘Sin City 3′ — A Threequel To Kill For?

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- Mike Fleming Jr

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‘Cabin Fever – Patient Zero’ Review: Never Go Down on a Girl with a Flesh-Eating Virus, and Other Helpful Tips

12 August 2014 9:19 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A small outbreak of a nasty flesh-eating virus has left a single survivor, and now the scientists responsible for it all have turned Porter (Sean Astin) into a human lab rat. Having watched his only son melt in his arms, Porter’s far from a willing participant in the experimentation and instead just wants to return to his wife. Elsewhere on the island four friends have arrived for an impromptu bachelor party. Marcus (Mitch Ryan) is a day away from getting married, so when his brother Josh (Brando Eaton) and their friends Dobbs (Ryan Donowho) and Penny (Jillian Murray) suggest the overnight trip to a secluded island he finds it hard to resist. A brief swim along the shore reveals a curious absence of sea life, but that doesn’t interfere with diving of another sort back in the tent… and it’s not long before the dangers of island cunnilingus come very, very »

- Rob Hunter

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Indie Spotlight

10 August 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:

Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart, »

- Tamika Jones

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Eli Roth's The Green Inferno postponed indefinitely

9 August 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Green Inferno has been postponed.

Eli Roth's horror was originally due for release in the Us on September 5, but distributor Open Road Films has postponed the film's release, reports Deadline.

The delay is reportedly due to a disagreement over publicity funding for the film with financier Worldview Entertainment.

Possible solutions are being discussed, with a video on demand release being put forward.

The Green Inferno is Roth's first directorial project in six years, and tells the story of a group of activist students who fly to the rainforest.

The film, based on Ruggero Deodato's 1980 Cannibal Holocaust, shows the group being tortured by a tribe, and documents their attempts to escape.

Watch the trailer for The Green Inferno below: »

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Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’ Postponed Indefinitely

9 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Eli Roth’s cannibal horror The Green Inferno  has had it’s release date postponed as Open Road Films has dropped the film.  The film would have been Roth’s first directorial feature in six years and was originally due to be released on the 5th September this year.

This doesn’t look good for the film as it has been left in movie limbo.  According to sources, the delay is down to financiers Worldview Entertainment not putting up the money to fund the marketing.

The film which is also co-written and produced by Roth is along the same veins as Cannibal Holocaust, with a group of American students kidnapped by cannibals in the Amazon.  Fans of the “torture porn” director will be no doubt disappointed.  However Roth is currently working with Keanu Reeves on new thriller Knock Knock about a man whose life is about to be turned upside »

- Lucinda Holt

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15 Biggest Movie And TV News This Week (August 9)

9 August 2014 1:09 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Greetings and salutations everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the News Brief! This is the weekly column where we break down the hottest movie and TV news of the week, in exhilarating and snarky detail.

Things were a bit quiet last week, with most of the world’s movie bloggers catching up on sleep and showers after San Diego Comic-Con, but things went back to normal this week, as we fought off wave after wave of movie and TV announcements.

Believe it or not, some seriously big news broke this week that will have lasting effects on Hollywood until 2020. In between now and that not-too-distant future are stories about Terminator 5′s new title (better turn off the autocorrect on your phone for that one), the Monster Squad remake, True Detective season 2, Arrested Development season 5, more Lego movies, and more. So much more, in fact, that »

- James Garcia

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Eli Roth’s ‘Green Inferno’ postponed indefinitely

8 August 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Eli Roth’s cannibal cravings are looking to go unsatisfied. In a surprise move, Open Road has removed Roth’s upcoming thriller "Green Inferno" from its release schedule. The movie, which centers on student activists who are chased by cannibals through the Amazon rain forest, was scheduled for wide release on Sept. 5. That’s no longer the case. According to Deadline, Open Road has removed the film from its calendar, a decision made “because financier Worldview Entertainment is balking at ex-ceo Christopher Woodrow’s commitment to provide” publicity and advertising. Woodrow left Worldview under mysterious circumstances in June, and Deadline reports that many of his “extravagant commitments” are being scrutinized by a restructuring Worldview. There’s no word on when or if "Green Inferno" will be rescheduled for theatrical release, or if the film will go directly to video. »

- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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Cabin Fever: Patient Zero Blu-ray / DVD Us Release Date Announced

8 August 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Viewers first saw the flesh-eating virus plague a group of friends in the woods in Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever, but the prequel shows that the virus has tropical origins. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero is currently available to watch on VOD platforms in the Us, and now Image Entertainment has announced a Blu-ray/DVD release date for the third installment in the flesh-eating franchise.

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero will come out in a Blu-ray/DVD combo and on DVD in the Us on September 2nd. No special features have been revealed at this time, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers posted on further updates. Interested in learning more about the film? We have the official synopsis, trailer, and a look at the Blu-ray cover art (thanks to Amazon for the image!).

“A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, »

- Derek Anderson

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Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno' Gets Delayed Indefinitely

8 August 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of horror filmmaker Eli Roth will have to wait a bit longer to watch his first directorial effort in six years, The Green Inferno, after Worldview Entertainment pulled it from their release slate, delaying it indefinitely. The director confirmed the initial report from Deadline, revealing that they are working to resolve this issue immediately.

Breaking: #TheGreenInferno off the menu for Sept Everyone is working to solve this Asap. Thank u for understanding!

Eli Roth (@eliroth) August 8, 2014

The film, which centers on a group of college activists who find themselves hunted by a tribe of cannibals in the Amazon jungle, was initially slated for release on September 5. Former Worldview Entertainment CEO Christopher Woodrow had previously committed to providing publicity and advertising for the horror film, but, following his abrupt exit in June, the studio is now questioning that commitment. It isn't clear if the »

- MovieWeb

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The Green Inferno's September Release Date Postponed

8 August 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Eli Roth's The Green Inferno (review) is a film we've been waiting to see for quite some time now, and unfortunately it looks like we'll be waiting a bit longer as its anticipated September 5th release date via Open Road Films has now been postponed.

Per Deadline, financier Worldview Entertainment is balking at ex-ceo Christopher Woodrow’s commitment to provide the P&A (promotion and advertising) for the film. Open Road confirmed to the site that the release date is scratched but had no further comment.

Apparently Worldview has been going through a restructure since Woodrow's abrupt and largely unexplained exit, and the company, now run by Molly Conners, put a freeze on all of his commitments and is scrutinizing every deal that was made. Green Inferno has been caught in that snare.

Director Roth tweeted the news as well, explaining, "Everyone is working to solve this Asap. Thank u for understanding! »

- Debi Moore

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