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Outspoken Filmmaker Uwe Boll Challenges ‘Chicken, Coward’ Alex Jones to Boxing Match

Outspoken Filmmaker Uwe Boll Challenges ‘Chicken, Coward’ Alex Jones to Boxing Match
Despite retiring from filmmaking in 2016, “BloodRayne” director Uwe Boll has managed to keep quite busy. First, he revealed that he briefly stayed in Jennifer Lawrence’s childhood home, where he read her diaries in her one-time bedroom. Just before this year’s Oscars, he accused “Phantom Thread” filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson of ripping off the poster for his “BloodRayne” after Boll publicly criticized Anderson’s Best Picture nominee. Not yet satiated with legal brouhaha, Boll recently threatened to sue Warner Bros. for “using his brand” and “helping the military industrial complex” by making the upcoming Dwayne Johnson-starring “Rampage,” an adaptation of the video game of the same name.

And it doesn’t end there. Boll has now taken to Twitter to publicly challenge InfoWars founder and professional conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to a “boxing match, if he can accept my challenge.”

Boll’s affection for boxing willing participants in
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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Uwe Boll now runs a popular restaurant, still thinks he’s a genius

Uwe Boll, the controversial director responsible for Postal, Blubberella, BloodRayne, and Tara Reid playing a scientist, is one of the most prolific living directors of this century, having directed and self-produced 30 films in his short career. Still, he’ll always be remembered, according to this Vanity Fair profile, as “the Donald Trump of directors, a brutish bully inclined to lash out against his detractors.” Boll is notorious for having gone after his critics, the culmination of which was the event “Raging Boll,” during which the beefy auteur literally beat the shit out of his attackers in a boxing ring (a 17-year-old victim apparently pissed blood afterward).

It’s hard to feel anything but scorn for someone such as Boll, but Vanity Fair’s profile effectively peels back the layers, depicting a man who’s driven by intense artistic impulses despite not quite having the patience or tact to make ...
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Uwe Boll announces his retirement from filmmaking

Here’s some news that may upset one or two people out there, as controversial German filmmaker Uwe Boll has revealed to Metro that he’s calling time on his career, as he feels “the market is dead” and it is no longer “financially profitable” for him to keep making movies.

“The market is dead, you don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu-ray market worldwide has dropped 80 per cent in the last three years,” said Boll. “That is the real reason; I just cannot afford to make movies. I can’t go back to student filmmaking because I have made so many movies in my life, and I can’t make cheaper and cheaper movies at my age. It’s a shame. I would be happy to make movies but it is just not financially profitable.”

“I never had people giving me money,” he continued.
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Cult Director Uwe Boll Will Stop Making Movies

Cult Director Uwe Boll Will Stop Making Movies
Lovers of cult movies and schlock cinema are in mourning today as notorious filmmaker Uwe Boll, sometimes referred to as the worst director of all-time, has called it quits. That's right, the mastermind behind such trash classics as Blubberella, in which he cast himself as Hitler, has called it a day. He is officially done making movies.

And it doesn't sound like he'll be doing a Steven Soderberg three-sixty on his stance anytime soon. Uwe Boll hasn't made too many good movies, and he certainly never made a great one. He is known for his low budget video game adaptations such as House of the Dead, BloodRayne and Dungeon Siege, none of which have ever garnered a favorable review. But angry critics and fans who solely love to hate watch aren't the reasons for his departure from the craft of filmmaking. He simply believes the market for his lower budget films is dead.
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Uwe Boll won’t go down without a fight in Raging Boll

Love him or hate him, German filmmaker Uwe Boll is not going away any time soon. August 9, 2011 sees the DVD release of the documentary on the controversial director who can take punches with the best of them.

Widely recognized as the planet’s worst film director, Uwe Boll embarks on a quest to conquer Hollywood and take vengeance upon the film fanatics striving to destroy him. Filmed over three years on and off the set, ‘Raging Boll’ is a walk in the shoes of a man people love to hate.
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Raging Boll Explores the Life of the World’s Worst Filmmaker

Am I losing my tiny little mind, or does this thing actually look fairly interesting? I’ll be the first admit that I haven’t been nice to director Uwe Boll during my tenure as an online “writer”, but I’ve never gone as far as to send the poor bastard death threats. Apparently people have, and that’s just one of the areas filmmaker Dan Lee West’s upcoming documentary “Raging Boll” explores when it arrives on DVD this August. I’m intrigued to hear Boll’s side of the story. Here’s what you can expect from the flick: Widely recognized as the planet’s worst film director, Uwe Boll embarks on a quest to conquer Hollywood and take vengeance upon the film fanatics striving to destroy him. Filmed over three years on and off the set, ‘Raging Boll’ is a walk in the shoes of a man people love to hate.
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'Raging Boll' Trailer and the Immortality of Uwe Boll

Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical, Festivals

One day -- maybe in a decade, maybe in a hundred years from now -- someone is going to make the Uwe Boll biopic ... and it will be glorious.

Think of the character arc: German independent filmmaker struggles through hardships and dreams of making movies before stumbling into a career making abysmal low-budget films via a German tax loophole which somehow turns into a pseudo-Hollywood career, adapting video games into slightly more expensive disasters, raising fanboy ire to an unprecedented level and becoming the most hated filmmaker on the internet. And that's before he literally takes on some of his critics in a boxing ring. Oh, and he's a doctor.

His films may be terrible, but Uwe Boll may be one of the most fascinating figures working in film today; a man who's embraced his image as a madman director who funds his films with long-lost Nazi gold.
See full article at Moviefone »

'Raging Boll' Trailer and the Immortality of Uwe Boll

'Raging Boll' Trailer and the Immortality of Uwe Boll
Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical, Festivals

One day -- maybe in a decade, maybe in a hundred years from now -- someone is going to make the Uwe Boll biopic ... and it will be glorious.

Think of the character arc: German independent filmmaker struggles through hardships and dreams of making movies before stumbling into a career making abysmal low-budget films via a German tax loophole which somehow turns into a pseudo-Hollywood career, adapting video games into slightly more expensive disasters, raising fanboy ire to an unprecedented level and becoming the most hated filmmaker on the internet. And that's before he literally takes on some of his critics in a boxing ring. Oh, and he's a doctor.

His films may be terrible, but Uwe Boll may be one of the most fascinating figures working in film today; a man who's embraced his image as a madman director who funds his films with long-lost Nazi gold.
See full article at Cinematical »

Movie News Quickhits: What Do McG, Bryan Singer and Joss Whedon Have in Common?

Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical

-- Two days in a row we're highlighting a neat little fanboy toy on ThinkGeek, but c'mon -- who wouldn't want to use the USS Enterprise to slice up their pizza? And it's only $24.99!

-- Though Warner Bros. and DC have not announced which DC superheroes they plan to tackle next (that won't come till the end of the year at the earliest), they are moving DC Entertainment from New York to La in order to "fully integrate and expand the DC brand in feature films as well as across multiple distribution platforms", according to Warner president Jeff Robinov.

-- Those who keep hearing the name Uwe Boll come up in coversations about moronic filmmakers can learn a little bit more about the controversial artist in a new documentary called Raging Boll from director Dan Lee West, who followed the filmmaker for the past three years.
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Movie News Quickhits: What Do McG, Bryan Singer and Joss Whedon Have in Common?

Movie News Quickhits: What Do McG, Bryan Singer and Joss Whedon Have in Common?
Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical

-- Two days in a row we're highlighting a neat little fanboy toy on ThinkGeek, but c'mon -- who wouldn't want to use the USS Enterprise to slice up their pizza? And it's only $24.99!

-- Though Warner Bros. and DC have not announced which DC superheroes they plan to tackle next (that won't come till the end of the year at the earliest), they are moving DC Entertainment from New York to La in order to "fully integrate and expand the DC brand in feature films as well as across multiple distribution platforms", according to Warner president Jeff Robinov.

-- Those who keep hearing the name Uwe Boll come up in coversations about moronic filmmakers can learn a little bit more about the controversial artist in a new documentary called Raging Boll from director Dan Lee West, who followed the filmmaker for the past three years.
See full article at Cinematical »

17th Annual Austin Film Festival Lineup Announced

Always one of the most enjoyable events of the year, the 17th Austin Film Festival is gearing up to kick-off next month.

The annual event takes place from October 21-28 in Austin, Texas with movies such as Natalie Portman's "Black Swan" on the docket.

With other films set to screen including "Meek's Cutoff," "127 Hours," and "Fair Game," the full lineup is as follows:

Marquee Screenings

"127 Hours" – Danny Boyle (Writer/Director), Simon Beaufoy (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)

"Black Swan" – Darren Aronofsky (Director), Andres Heinz (Writer), John McLaughlin (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)

"Peep World" – Barry W. Blaustein (Director), Peter Himmelstein (Writer) – (U.S. Premiere)

"Bloodworth" – Shane Dax Taylor (Director), W. Earl Brown (Writer) – (World Premiere)

"Blue Valentine" – Derek Cianfrance (Writer/Director), Joey Curtis (Writer), Camille DeLavigne (Writer) – (Regional Premiere)

"Exporting Raymond" – Phil Rosenthal (Director) – (World Premiere)

"Fair Game" – Doug Liman (Director), Jez & John-Henry Butterworth (Writers) – (Regional Premiere)

"High School" – John Stalberg (Writer/Director
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Uwe Boll Documentary Set to K.O. Austin Film Festival

Uwe Boll Documentary Set to K.O. Austin Film Festival
Oscar winner Danny Boyle, Darren Aronofsky and Doug Liman are all bringing their latest projects to next month's Austin Film Festival, but the spotlight may find its way to another, very different director -- Uwe Boll.

The infamous German filmmaker is the subject of Dan Lee West's documentary "Raging Boll," which was filmed over a three-year period both on set and off.
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