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Whatever Happened to Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving?

Back in April of 2007, we all sat in our local darkened theater and watched as Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s exploitation double feature Grindhouse (review) blew the roof off the place for 3 hours straight. Well, it’s ten years later, and I think we are all asking ourselves the same question: Where the hell is […]

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Quentin Tarantino and the Fate of ‘#9’: 6 Questions Studios Should Ask Before Signing Hollywood’s Hottest Free Agent

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Quentin Tarantino and the Fate of ‘#9’: 6 Questions Studios Should Ask Before Signing Hollywood’s Hottest Free Agent
What studios are willing to bid to win the newest Tarantino movie is staggering: an upfront agreement to a $100 million production budget, first-dollar returns, and final cut. At a time when even $35 million for an original action film like “Baby Driver” is considered a gamble, this is unprecedented.

The reason is self evident: What Tarantino can do is otherwise missing from American filmmaking. He only directs his own scripts and has never made a sequel, but his films are global events. Tarantino remains one of the only directors whose original films can rake in two-to-one foreign-to-domestic box office returns.

Read More:Quentin Tarantino Receiving Wild Pitches From Studios to Buy New Movie, From Classic Cars to Mock Posters

Still, the studios’ dog-and-pony shows are odd. So many people associated with Harvey Weinstein were victims of his abuse, tainted by their association with the apparent serial rapist, or left in the wreckage at 99 Hudson Street.
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Kevin Spacey Accused of Sexual Misconduct by ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Actor

Kevin Spacey Accused of Sexual Misconduct by ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Actor
Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp has accused Kevin Spacey of making a pass at him when he was 14 years old after he attended a party at Spacey’s apartment in 1986.

In an interview with Buzzfeed News, Rapp said he attended the party on his own after befriending Spacey and was the only nonadult there. Becoming bored, Rapp went into a bedroom and watched TV until after midnight, when he realized no one else was left in the apartment. At that point, Rapp said that Spacey entered the bedroom, picked him up, and climbed on top of him in a sexual advance. Spacey would have been 26 at the time.

“My memory was that I thought, ‘Oh, everybody’s gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home,’ ” Rapp said. Spacey, he recalled, “sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk.” Rather than saying
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Rose McGowan Offered $1 Million to Keep Weinstein Allegations Quiet the Day Before Nyt Exposé

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Rose McGowan Offered $1 Million to Keep Weinstein Allegations Quiet the Day Before Nyt Exposé
Rose McGowan told The New York Times in an interview on Saturday that she was offered $1 million in hush money if she signed a nondisclosure agreement that would have prevented her from speaking out against disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

The offer from “someone close to Mr. Weinstein,” according to the Times, came just as several women were about to come forward with their claims of sexual misconduct against the Hollywood producer in an exposé also published by the newspaper.

McGowan — who revealed earlier this month that she was allegedly raped by Weinstein — said she considered the offer, but countered with $6 million.
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Robert Rodriguez cast Rose McGowan in Grindhouse to spite Harvey Weinstein

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A decade ago, Rose McGowan starred as Cherry Darling in Planet Terror, one half of Robert Rodriquez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse double-feature, but her casting actually served a double purpose which has gone unknown until now - to literally make Harvey Weinstein pay. In a open letter to Variety, Robert Rodriguez revealed that he knew about the abuse Rose McGowan had suffered at the hands of... Read More...
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Rodriguez Cast McGowan in Grindhouse to Get Revenge on Weinstein

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Rodriguez Cast McGowan in Grindhouse to Get Revenge on Weinstein
Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan dated from 2006 to 2009 and the director knew about Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually assaulting the actress back in 1997. Rodriguez deliberately cast McGowan as a "bad ass" character in Grindhouse as a way to make Weinstein "pay" for what he had done. As a result, Robert Rodriguez claims that the studio buried the release as retaliation for casting Rose McGowan after she had been "blacklisted" by Harvey Weinstein. Grindhouse is part of a double feature co-helmed by Quentin Tarantino and distributed by Bob Weinstein's Dimension Films.

In a statement to Variety, Robert Rodriguez recounted how he met Rose McGowan and how she told him of her alleged experience with Weinstein and ultimately what he tried to do about it. When Rodriguez first heard McGowan's story at a Cannes party in 2005, he was shocked, but later believed every word after an uncomfortable visit with Harvey Weinstein at the party.
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Director Robert Rodriguez Chose Rose McGowan For ‘Grindhouse’ As Payback To Weinstein For Sexual Assault

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Director Robert Rodriquez tells Variety he cast Rose McGowan in his half of the 2007 double-feature film “Grindhouse” to get back at Harvey Weinstein for his alleged rape and blacklisting of the actress. “It felt like the right move to make at the time – to literally make him pay,” he says, recounting the first time […]
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Robert Rodriguez Says He Cast Rose McGowan In ‘Grindhouse’ As Retribution Against Harvey Weinstein

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When the scandal around Harvey Weinstein was first unfolding, Rose McGowan led the charge on social media for change. She shared her own experience as a rape victim of the former mogul, and empowered women to speak out about what they might’ve suffered in similar situations with Weinstein or others in Hollywood. However, despite settlements and NDAs, many around Weinstein knew about the extent of his behavior, including Quentin Tarantino.

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'Grindhouse' Director Robert Rodriguez: I Cast Rose McGowan to Spite Weinstein

'Grindhouse' Director Robert Rodriguez: I Cast Rose McGowan to Spite Weinstein
Grindhouse co-director Robert Rodriguez said in a statement Friday that he and ex-girlfriend Rose McGowan once schemed to get back at Harvey Weinstein in the most industry way possible: by working together on the 2007 cult flick.

Rodriguez, who dated McGowan from 2006 to 2009, revealed that he knew about the 1997 Sundance Film Festival incident that McGowan made public earlier this month, and that he intentionally cast the actress in a "bad ass" role as a way to spite the media mogul.

The director recounted how he met McGowan at the Cannes Film
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Robert Rodriguez Says Casting Rose McGowan in ‘Grindhouse’ Was an F-U to Harvey Weinstein (Exclusive)

Robert Rodriguez Says Casting Rose McGowan in ‘Grindhouse’ Was an F-U to Harvey Weinstein (Exclusive)
Robert Rodriguez says he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assault of Rose McGowan and accuses the mogul of burying the release of “Grindhouse” out of spite. Rodriguez and McGowan were in a relationship from 2006 to 2009, and the director tells Variety in a statement that he was inspired to cast McGowan as a “bad ass” character in the film as a way of getting back at her alleged assailant.

McGowan has accused Weinstein of raping her in 1997 while she was appearing in “Scream,” a horror hit that was released by Miramax, his former company. Dozens of women have accused Weinstein of assault and harassment. His accusers include Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino, and Cara Delevingne.

Rodriguez worked with Miramax, and later the Weinstein Co. for years, primarily releasing films through Dimension, a genre label run by Harvey’s brother Bob. Films he made for the companies include “From Dusk Til Dawn,” “Spy Kids,” and “The Faculty
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Robert Rodriguez Calls Harvey Weinstein ‘Truly Disgusting’ and Rose McGowan Has Something to Say About That

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Robert Rodriguez Calls Harvey Weinstein ‘Truly Disgusting’ and Rose McGowan Has Something to Say About That
Add pioneering indie filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to the list of former Harvey Weinstein associates now condemning the fallen media mogul. Rodriguez released a statement to Deadline:

“I find the behavior of Harvey Weinstein truly disgusting, both what he did and how he covered his tracks, and it makes me wonder how many others can’t come forward and tell their full story because of legal and personal intimidation. His repulsive behavior was an abuse of power. Thankfully, he’s now discovering what true power is.”

Rodriguez has a long history with Weinstein, starting with 1995’s “Four Rooms,” which was distributed by Miramax, and then franchises such as “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “The Faculty,” “Spy Kids,” and “Sin City,” which came out through the Weinsteins’ Dimension Films label.

However, TWC also released Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” in 2007. That film starred his then-girlfriend, Rose McGowan, who is among the scores of women who
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'Flatliners' Composer on the 'True Blood' Scene That Catapulted His Career (Exclusive)

'Flatliners' Composer on the 'True Blood' Scene That Catapulted His Career (Exclusive)
Composer Nathan Barr isn’t a name an ordinary person would recognize, but scour his resume and one is bound to find a television show (True Blood, The Americans) or movie (Grindhouse, Hostel) they’ve obsessed over. Now, Barr is taking his talents to Flatliners, the modern remake of the 1990 sci-fi psychological horror film toplined by Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon.

But Barr, who grew up in Tokyo with musical parents and spent much of his career scoring horror films, credits his experience on True Blood, in which he served as head composer for its entire seven-season run, as his breakthrough moment.

“Ever since True Blood, things started to take off,” the 44-year-old industry vet tells Et. “As composers and in many facets of filmmaking, you always need that one person who endorses us and the phone starts ringing. When [creator] Alan Ball hired me on True Blood, that was one of those moments.”

Barr detailed
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Amityville: The Awakening Coming to Google Play & Select Theaters This October, Watch a New Clip

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If you've been waiting to take another visit to 112 Ocean Avenue, your patience is about to be rewarded. Following several release date changes, Amityville: The Awakening will be released by Dimension Films this October, and we've been provided with a new clip from the film that features Bella Thorne investigating her new home's creepy confines.

From October 12th–November 8th, you can watch Amityville: The Awakening for free on Google Play, and the latest entry in the long-running franchise will also be released in select theaters on October 28th, just in time for Halloween.

We have additional details on the movie below, as well as the new clip (which debuted on EW), previously released trailer, and a set of photos. Will you be paying 112 Ocean Avenue a visit this October?

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (September 21, 2017) – Forty years later, something is stirring again as a new family moves into 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville: The Awakening,
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Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’

Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’
In today’s film news roundup, Netflix buys Clive Owen thriller “Anon,” Burt Young is cast as a crime underboss in “Vault,” and Bresha Webb will play Kevin Hart’s twin sister in “Night School…”

Acquisitions

Netflix has acquired U.S. and some international rights to the thriller “Anon,” starring Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, and Sonya Walger, following a pre-festival screening in Toronto.

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Andrew Niccol directed from his own script about a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity. Owen portrays a man who, while investigating a series of unsolved murders, finds a young woman (played by Seyfried) who has disappeared with no identity or history.

Niccol also produced with Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5 Film. K5 Media Group financed. CAA arranged the funding and brokered the domestic deal. Sierra
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From Grindhouse to The Deuce: A decade of disrepute

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Ten years ago, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez released Grindhouse, a double feature of the kind of exploitation insanity so often promised on bold, in-your-face ’70s poster art, but so rarely realized in actual ’70s films. (Perhaps the most egregious example of this bait-and-switch is 1971’s Werewolves On…

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Torso Midnights This Weekend at The Moolah – ‘Late Night Grindhouse’

“Enter… if you dare – the bizarre world of the psychosexual mind.”

In April of 1975, the Italian horror film Torso opened at the Four Seasons Cinema at Olive and Woods Mill road where it was double feature with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! I had tried to talk my dad into taking me to see Chainsaw when it had opened about 6 months earlier, but he refused (he was usually pretty cool about that kind of thing – but I was just 13). Finally, dad must have got sick of my begging because he drove me and a couple of buddies to the Four Seasons and dropped us off. Chainsaw ran first and it’s still the most terrifying moviegoing experience of my life. Torso wasn’t nearly a scary but it was loaded with gore and nudity (which Chainsaw was not), something I wasn’t used to, so it was kind of the perfect double feature.
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Jenna Mattison’s Directorial Debut “The Sound” Acquired, Rose McGowan Stars

The Sound”: Orion Pictures/Samuel Goldwyn Films

Jenna Mattison’s directorial debut has found a home. According to Deadline, Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have joined forces to acquire “The Sound,” a thriller toplined by Rose McGowan.

Charmed” alumna McGowan plays a “specialist in acoustic physics [who] uses low-frequency tactile sound waves to debunk reported paranormal activities for her online blog,” the source details. “When presented a new case of a supposedly haunted subway station, she sets off to uncover the truth behind the hoax that involves a 40-year-old unexplained suicide.”

Mattison penned the script and is among the project’s producers. Her previous writing credits include “Deadly Revenge,” “For the Love of Money,” and “The Third Wish.”

McGowan made her directorial debut with “Dawn,” a short that premiered at Sundance in 2014. When we asked what advice she’d give other female filmmakers, the “Grindhouse” actress said, “Don’t wait for others to ‘let’ you make your film. Believe in yourself and your abilities and go big,” she urged. “You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by honoring your vision.” Check out this transcript of a speech McGowan gave about how to fight sexism in the film industry. “Women are in all kinds of jobs and have complex lives, so put that on the screen,” she said.

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have teamed up for a number of films including Ana Asensio’s “Most Beautiful Island,” a psychological thriller that won SXSW’s Grand Jury Award in the narrative feature competition, and “Barracuda,” a suspenseful drama co-directed by Julie Halperin and starring “Fargo’s” Allison Tolman.

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Sword & Sorcery Heroes Make 4K HD Debuts

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Experience the exhilarating adventures of the legendary heroes in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Conan the Barbarian and The Legend of Hercules arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 19 from Lionsgate. In Conan the Barbarian, Jason Momoa portrays the vengeful warrior on a quest to find and kill the evil warlord who murdered his father when he was a boy. Directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and written by Tehomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood, the film also stars Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols, and Ron Perlman. From director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) and written by Sean Hood and Daniel Giat, The Legend of Hercules, a Summit Entertainment release, tells the origin story of the mythical Greek hero, played by Kellan Lutz.

Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD,
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Quentin Tarantino working on Charles Manson film

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Quentin Tarantino working on Charles Manson film
Feature number nine would bring filmmaker closer to ‘retirement’.

Quentin Tarantino is understood to be working on a screenplay about the Manson Family murders.

While details of the screenplay remain under the proverbial wraps, the project appears to be unusual in that it might be based on actual figures and events from recent history, breaking from Tarantino’s tradition of fictitious characters and storylines.

The sequence of Manson Family murders in the summer of 1969 remains one of the most disturbing episodes in recent Us history.

The killings were carried out at the behest of ex-con and cult leader Charles Manson by members of his ‘family’, a commune-like collective that set up camp in California in the late 1960s.

One night in August 1969 group members slaughtered five people at the Hollywood residence of filmmaker Roman Polanski, including his then pregnant wife Sharon Tate. Manson and ‘family’ members were found guilty in 1971 and the ringleader, now 82, remains
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Quentin Tarantino working on Charles Manson script

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Quentin Tarantino working on Charles Manson script
Feature number nine would bring filmmaker closer to ‘retirement’.

Quentin Tarantino is understood to be working on a screenplay about the Manson Family murders.

While details of the screenplay remain under the proverbial wraps, the project appears to be unusual in that it might be based on actual figures and events from recent history, breaking from Tarantino’s tradition of fictitious characters and storylines.

The sequence of Manson Family murders in the summer of 1969 remains one of the most disturbing episodes in recent Us history.

The killings were carried out at the behest of ex-con and cult leader Charles Manson by members of his ‘family’, a commune-like collective that set up camp in California in the late 1960s.

One night in August 1969 group members slaughtered five people at the Hollywood residence of filmmaker Roman Polanski, including his then pregnant wife Sharon Tate. Manson and ‘family’ members were found guilty in 1971 and the ringleader, now 82, remains
See full article at ScreenDaily »
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