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Eli Roth brings horror to the Amazon in first The Green Inferno trailer

16 April 2014 7:31 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer for Hostel 2 director Eli Roth's The Green Inferno teases plenty of horror.

The sneak peek comes ahead of the thriller's September 5 Us release and chronicles the travels of a group of New York student activists who venture out into the Amazon to save a dying tribe.

With only good intentions, the clip reveals that the activists are eventually taken hostage and tortured by the tribe.

Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock), Ariel Levy (Blood Sugar Baby) and Daryl Sabara (John Carter) all star in the thriller.

After making its debut at the Toronto Film Festival last year, Open Road Films has since acquired the motion picture.

Roth is already said to be working on a sequel to the film and is currently directing on another project titled Knock Knock.

The studio has yet to reveal a UK release date for The Green Inferno. »

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Channing Tatum In Talks To Play X-Men’s Gambit

15 April 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Channing Tatum has held talks over playing Gambit in an X-Men movie.

The G.I. Joe and Magic Mike actor confirmed the news in an interview with MTV, claiming that he has already met with series producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the part.

The news comes after Tatum’s revelation last September that he was interested in playing Gambit in a future X-Men movie. Whether or not those comments back then came after he had already met with Donner or his revelation spurned interest in Fox casting the actor for a future movie, it’s unclear.

What we can almost say for certainty is that Tatum’s Gambit won’t be appearing in the new movie X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which opens next month. That film already has mutant character overload as it attempts to bridge two timelines together and it seems unlikely the movie could have kept a cameo »

- Matt Holmes

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12 Huge Box Office Bombs (and How Much Money They Lost)

15 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As you sweat through filing your taxes, remember that Hollywood does the same thing, only on a much, much bigger scale.

Obscene amounts of money are spent making and promoting movies every day and, as you well know, some of those movies don't make that money back. When faced with a flop of epic proportions, like "John Carter" or "47 Ronin," Hollywood writes it off as a big, public loss. Thanks to "Hollywood accounting," the exact amount of money lost on these movies will never be fully known. In putting this list together, we came across wildly varying reports about how big these staggering losses really were, but any way you cut it, these movies tanked and tanked big.

Does that mean Hollywood will stop spending hundreds of millions making movies? Not if there's a chance for billions to be made.

Here's our list of some of the biggest tax write-offs ever. »

- Sharon Knolle

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The Last Days On Mars review

14 April 2014 2:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Mark Harrison 15 Apr 2014 - 06:37

A horror movie set in space? Mark reckons you might find some of the various components of The Last Days On Mars a little familiar...

It wouldn't have been hard to slap a “The Thing Meets Gravity” or a “28 Days Later in space” strapline on the marketing campaign for The Last Days Of Mars, but it's arrived with markedly less fanfare than most mainstream horror movies released this year, pushed back from its intended release last September.

The film is a nuts-and-bolts sci-fi horror flick that played out of competition at last year's Cannes film festival, during directors' fortnight, but it's the interesting way in which it's been executed that marks it for such distinction, more than any real sort of innovation or unpredictability.

Based on The Animators, a 1975 short story by Sydney J. Bounds, the film takes place over the last 19 hours of »

- sarahd

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Leguizamo, Collins Head To "Carrion Road"

3 April 2014 7:43 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lynn Collins ("John Carter"), John Leguizamo ("Kick Ass 2") and Jim Belushi ("Snow Dogs") have joined Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's "The Man On Carrion Road" for Atlas Independent and Relativity International.

Nils Lyew penned the story which follows a border town sheriff who teams up with his retired predecessor to investigate a botched cartel deal.

Said problem has lead to a mysterious cartel butcher brutalising their town. Filming begins April 14th.

Source: Screen »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Will Ferrell to play Bobby Riggs in 'Match Maker'; Plus, Johnny Knoxville, more

3 April 2014 5:08 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Will Ferrell is attached to star in the tennis drama Match Maker, about the famous 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) is writing the screenplay based on an Espn.com article by Don Van Natta Jr. [Variety]

Johnny Knoxville (Bad Grandpa) will voice the part of Leonardo and Monk’s Tony Shalhoub will voice Splinter in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Pete Ploszek and Danny Woodburn played the parts during filming. The Michael Bay-produced pic stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner »

- Lindsey Bahr

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John Leguizamo and Lynn Colins Join 'The Man on Carrion Road'

3 April 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and James Belushi have signed on to star in The Man on Carrion Road.

The story follows a sheriff (Patrick Wilson) who teams up with his predecessor (Ian McShane) to investigate a drug deal gone bad, in order to stop a sadistic drug cartel butcher (John Leguizamo), who has been brutalizing the town's residents. No details were given for Lynn Collins and James Belushi's characters.

Gonzalo L&#243pez-Gallego (Open Grave, Apollo 18) is directing from a script by Nils Lyew. William Green, Aaron Ginsburg and Andy Horwitz are producing for Atlas Independent, an affiliate of Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment. Shooting is scheduled to begin on April 14.

John Leguizamo most recently starred in the hit comedy Ride Along, and he also lends his voice to the upcoming animated sequel Rio 2. Lynn Collins is best known for her role in John Carter, and James Belushi »

- MovieWeb

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John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins, Jim Belushi Join Patrick Wilson Thriller

3 April 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John LeguizamoLynn Collins (“John Carter”) and Jim Belushi will join Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in Atlas Independent's gritty thriller “The Man On Carrion Road,” the company announced Thursday. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (“Apollo 18”) will direct from a script by Nils Lyew. William Green, Aaron Ginsburg and Andy Horwitz of Atlas Independent will produce. Mica Entertainment is financing, while Relativity International is selling the picture overseas. The film will start production April 14 and will be the fifth film Atlas Independent has produced since its inception in 2012. Also read: Patrick Wilson in Negotiations to Join Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas in Marvel's ‘Ant-Man’ “Carrion Road” is. »

- Jeff Sneider

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John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi Board The Man on Carrion Road

3 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Atlas Independent today announced that John Leguizamo ( Ride Along , Summer of Sam ), Lynn Collins ( John Carter , X-Men Origins: Wolverine ) and Jim Belushi ("According to Jim") will star opposite Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in The Man on Carrion Road . Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego ( Open Grave , Apollo 18 ) will direct the film based on Nils Lyew.s script. The Man on Carrion Road tells the visceral story of a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town. The town's new sheriff (Wilson) must team up with the retired lawman (McShane) he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher (Leguizamo) and his systematic brutalization of the town's residents. A gritty and modern thriller, The Man on Carrion »

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Disney Firing Up The Cylinders For ‘The Wheelman’

27 March 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Disney can hardly do anything wrong these days. With their Marvel juggernaut continuing to rake in the money, a host of new Star Wars properties surely doing the same in the near future and great animated hit with Frozen, it’s a good time to be a part of the Mouse House.

The one area that has been a mixed bag might be their non-franchise live action films. The Lone Ranger (though criminally underrated) was one of last year’s biggest box office failures, although it wasn’t as catastrophic as their 2012 tentpole (the also underrated) John Carter. On top of that, over the past few years films like Oz: The Great And The Powerful, Tron Legacy, and The Sorcerer’S Apprentice have failed to match their expectations. To their credit, they don’t stop and now they’re hoping for a surprise success with family action-comedy The Wheelman.

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- Esben Evans

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Crowdfunding Friday: Megafoot, Ishtar and airships

27 March 2014 4:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Ryan Lambie 28 Mar 2014 - 06:12

It's another selection of crowdfunding goodness, this week including a cybernetic sasquatch and a documentary about Ishtar...

Having devoted the last edition of Crowdfunding Friday to a revival of a classic game from the 80s (that would be Chaos), we're back to our usual format this week.

We've chosen four worthy projects from the ocean of campaigns on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, which this week includes a documentary about the once infamous 80s comedy, Ishtar, a top-down 2D action RPG, and a potentially brilliant comic book about a war between giant airships.

First, though, here's a brief look at a promising horror project about a cybernetic sasquatch...

Project: Megafoot

What could possibly be more powerful and terrifying than a Bigfoot, sasquatch or yeti? Why, a cybernetically  enhanced Bigfoot, that's what. This is the concept behind Justin Martell's Project: Megafoot, which sees the Us military create an ill-advised hairy Terminator. »

- ryanlambie

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‘Midnight Rider’ Location Manager Lawyer Defends ‘Conduct’

26 March 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

More than a month after the fatal accident on the set of “Midnight Rider,” a key question for the homicide investigation is whether the production had been granted permission to film on the Georgia railroad tracks and trestle where camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed.

Csx, the owner of the railroad, has told investigators that producers of the indie film were denied permission to work on the tracks. The search for answers is likely to hinge on the statement of location manager Charley Baxter and the information he gave to director Randall Miller, producer Jody Savin and unit production/manager Jay Sedrish.

Baxter’s attorney, Kirk Schroder of Richmond, Va., said that Baxter is ”heartbroken” over the tragic accident but could not speak publicly about the circumstances because he signed a standard confidentiality agreement when he joined the production. “He is absolutely honoring his contractual obligations, and he is fully cooperating with investigators, »

- Ted Johnson and David S. Cohen

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Report: William Hurt talks 'Midnight Rider' death on set

24 March 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Midnight Rider star William Hurt – who will play musician Gregg Allman in the upcoming biopic – had reservations about shooting on a railway trestle, the site of an accident that killed a crew member in February as the movie was filming in Georgia.

Hurt said he had concerns about shooting on the historic Doctortown Railroad Trestle in Wayne County, Ga., telling a friend in an email obtained by the Los Angeles Times, that he had been “twice assured” that the area was deemed safe for production. According to the email, he then asked, “how long the crew had to get off »

- Nina Terrero

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‘The Doll Squad’ DVD Review (88 Films)

15 March 2014 4:09 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Francine YorkSherri VernonTura Satana, Leigh Christian, Michael Ansara, Anthony Eisley, John Carter | Written by Ted V. Mikels, Jack Richesin, Pam Eddy | Directed by Ted V. Mikels

A rousing cocktail of bombs and bikinis, topped with a slick 70s score, The Doll Squad (ask Seduce and Destroy) was produced, directed, written and edited by low-budget exploitation mogul Ted V. Mikels, the man responsible for The Corpse Grinders (1971) and Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1974).

Pre-dating the likes of Charlies Angels (which was clearly influenced by Mikels’ feature), the film sees a group of female special agents brought together by the CIA for a special mission after a space shuttle launch is sabotaged by the megalomaniacal Eamon O’Reilly. The titular Doll Squad are tasked with bringing down O’Reilly and his private army which has warned that if its demands are not met it will strike again. Closing in »

- Phil Wheat

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SXSW 2014: Robert Rodriguez's Museum Featuring Original Frank Frazetta Masterpieces Launches on Location!

7 March 2014 8:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's so much cool stuff happening at SXSW 2014, it's hard to know where to begin. That being said, if you're one of the lucky ones who are attending the event, here's something you Don't want to miss!

From the Press Release

For a limited time only during SXSW 2014, Robert Rodriguez is proud to launch a museum featuring his own specially curated collection of art which includes the work of celebrated American artist Frank Frazetta.

Considered to be the most influential fantasy artist in history, Frazetta contributed iconic artwork to classic works of fiction for Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan, and John Carter of Mars among others. The gallery will be open to the public daily from Saturday, March 8th, to Sunday, March 16th, from 12 Noon-8 Pm. The museum is located at 920 Congress Ave. in Austin, TX. The gallery will have a $20 entrance fee benefiting the Frazetta Estate's preservation of the art »

- Uncle Creepy

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CAA Signs Taylor Kitsch

6 March 2014 10:13 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: CAA has signed actor Taylor Kitsch. Here’s the guy who – after playing one of the great recent TV characters in fullback Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights and then a small but showy role as Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – seemed like he was going to be the next big leading man. That was before he suffered a hellacious summer when the two big movies he starred in, John Carter and Battleship, both flopped. But Kitsch has put himself back on the track with a good showing in the Oliver Stone-directed Savages and most recently playing the Medal of Honor-winning Long Island-bred Navy Seal Michael Murphy in the Peter Berg-directed Lone Survivor. Kitsch was last repped by Wme but has been agent-less this year until now. He continues to be managed by Untitled Entertainment, and he next stars in the ensemble of HBO’s adaptation »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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DVD Giveaway – Win A Copy of Wicked Blood Starring Abigail Breslin And Sean Bean

5 March 2014 2:26 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Wamg is giving away 5 DVDs of the new action thriller Wicked Blood.

The film stars Abigail Breslin (August: Osage County, Little Miss Sunshine, HaunterAlexa Vega (Spy Kids, Machete KillsSean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, GoldenEye, Age of HeroesJames Purefoy (“The Following,” John Carter, Ironclad) and Lew Temple (“The Walking Dead”, Lawless, Unstoppable).

It’s the ultimate endgame, as “Breaking Bad” meets “Justified” in the new action thriller Wicked Blood!

Backed by an all-star cast, Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin is Hannah – a teenage girl desperate to free her family from the corrupt Southern underworld of violence, guns, meth and biker gangs that surrounds them.  A chess-wiz, Hannah lives with her older sister, Amber (Alexa Vega), and her drug-addicted Uncle Donny (Lew Temple) and they all live in fear of “Uncle Frank” (Sean Bean) Stinson, who runs the powerful crime organization in a ruthless manner.

But when »

- Movie Geeks

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Google Oscar Commercial: “We’re All Storytellers” Featuring Pixar’s Andrew Stanton

3 March 2014 8:41 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Google Oscar commercial was one of the highlights of Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast. The one-minute clip featured young filmmakers learning about movies and storytelling, accompanied by audio from Oscar-winning director of Wall-e, Finding Nemo and John Carter Andrew Stanton speaking at the Ted conference. It’s a beautiful, inspiring piece of work. Check it out below. Here’s the Google […]

The post Google Oscar Commercial: “We’re All Storytellers” Featuring Pixar’s Andrew Stanton appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Here's the Wonderful Storytellers Ad by Google That Makes Us Smile

2 March 2014 9:47 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"That's what's so special about stories - they're not predictable." During the Oscars show on ABC, Google aired a commercial they call "We're All Storytellers", a wonderful 60-second spot build mainly around a part of the speech Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton (who won Oscars for Wall-e and Finding Nemo) gave in a Ted Talk in 2012. I will fully admit that the TV spot made me tear up, just because it's so beautifully put together, and I don't care that it's a bit cheesy or a bit prophetic, I love it, and I admire what it's saying. Google knows how to make stellar ads built around stories, and here they show they know the dynamics of great storytelling. A perfect ad for the Oscars, and worth a highlight of its own. See the full Google ad below. "We all love stories. We're born for them," says filmmaker Andrew Stanton (of Finding Nemo, »

- Alex Billington

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12 Movies You Presumed Were Massive Flops (That Really Weren’t)

1 March 2014 6:59 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros.

The word “flop” can mean a number of things in the movie industry, for a failure can of course be critical, commercial, or in the worst cases, both. Commentators love to discuss movies that have flopped, though it’s worth distinguishing between movies that simply underwhelmed at the box office (and possibly with critics) and movies that were flat-out, horrendous train-wrecks.

These 12 films all have one common fibre: they are presumed by most audiences to be colossal, money-losing flops, when in reality, that just isn’t the case, even if a profit of $50 million might ultimately seem like chump change to some studio executives.

Did these films all underwhelm compared to expectations? Absolutely, but they’re far away from failures such as John Carter (which cost over $350 million to produce and market, and only made $284 million at the box office), or even worse, movies like Mars Needs Moms, »

- Jack Pooley

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