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Eli Roth - Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Nice Guys" at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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Eli Roth , Lorenza Izzo - Premiere of The Weinstein Company's 'The Hateful Eight' - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 7th December 2015

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Eli Roth and Lorenza Izzo
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The Sacrament Review


Very Good

Yet another found-footage thriller, this chilling horror film at least has some solid roots as a fictionalised version of real events. The fact that something like this actually happened (on a vastly larger scale in 1978) gives the movie a lot of weight it might not otherwise have. And the realistic setting and grounded performances help sell the story.

It opens in New York, where hipster magazine reporter Sam (AJ Bowen) enlists cameraman Jake (Joe Swanberg) to travel with photographer Patrick (Kentucker Audley) to visit a mysterious commune called Eden Parish deep in a foreign woods. There Patrick's sister Caroline (Amy Seimetz) is working as the assistant for Father (Gene Jones), who has created a religious paradise far from the crime and greed of civilisation. Of course, the cynical journalists begin to wonder if anything can truly be this idyllic. And sure enough, before the end of the day someone hands them a note that says, "Please help us!"

While there are several potent issues gurgling throughout the story, filmmaker Ti West keeps the focus on the lean, mean scary-movie aspect, adding an atonal score to ramp up an underlying feeling of tension beneath the otherwise beautiful scenes of hippy parishioners living in peace. But the mask begins to slip, and things turn genuinely unsettling before breaking out into all-out nastiness. After the slow and involving build-up, what comes next feels rather a lot more staged. And grippingly terrifying.

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Eli Roth - Ischia Global Fest 2013 at Gala Dinner at the Dolphin Hotel - Ischia Italy, Italy - Tuesday 16th July 2013

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Camila Morrone, Eli Roth and Lucila Sola - Ischia Global Fest 2013 - Day 3 - at Gala Dinner at restaurant Rancio Fellone - Ischia, Italy - Monday 15th July 2013

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Camila Morrone, Eli Roth and Lucila Sola
Camila Morrone, Eli Roth and Lucila Sola

Eli Roth - 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th February 2013

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Eli Roth - 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower - Arrivals - West Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 24th February 2013

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Eli Roth, Lorenza Izzo and Nicolas Lopez - UK Premiere of Aftershock - Glasgow, Scotland - Saturday 23rd February 2013

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Eli Roth, Lorenza Izzo and Nicolas Lopez
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Spine-Twisting Horror Sequel - The Last Exorcism Part II (Trailer)


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If you’re going to call a movie ‘The Last Exorcism,’ you should probably resign yourself that you can’t really make a sequel to it, containing an exorcism. Except, apparently, these guys just did. The Last Exorcism Part II has a production credit for horror don Eli Roth and is scheduled for release in March 2013.

The movie continues where the first one left off, with Nell Sweetzer (played by Ashley Bell) found alone and terrified in the woods. She slowly pieces the missing last few months of her life back together and has to deal with the realisation that she is the only surviving member of her family. Oh – that and the fact that the demons haven’t gone away. If they had, it wouldn’t be much of a horror movie now, would it. The trailer gives a glimpse of the bone-breaking body-distortion that we all watched the first one for, as Sweetzers frame is twisted by the demon that possesses her; there might not be much in the way of progress here, but if ‘more of the same’ was what you wanted after their first movie, then ‘more of the same’ is just what you get here.

It’s looking as though this could well become our next long-running horror franchise, competing in the stamina stakes, with the likes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Saw and Paranormal Actvity. 

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A Hint Of Gore: Eli Roth’s Aftershock Trailer!


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Aftershock is the new movie written by Eli Roth – best known as the guy behind Hostel, Grindhouse and The Last Exorcism – and we reckon there’s going to be a whole bunch of gore and violence in this film that you’re not going to catch a glimpse of in the trailer. There’s a tell-tale clip of a woman poking her head above earth level, only – we presume – to bit by something… you don’t get to see it in the trailer, but we reckon the movie itself could be a touch more hard-hitting.

The movie is based on the real life events of the 8.8 earthquake in Chile in 2010. Though obviously, we’re getting the Hollywood treatment here. When the earthquake strikes, a group of travellers are revelling in a Chilean nightclub. However, the earthquake turns out to be just the start of their troubles. Early reviews on Rotten Tomatoes hint at a “gruesome finale” and is also described as a “blood soaked horror.” Ah – that would be that hidden gore that we don’t get to see in the trailer then.

In terms of thumbs up / thumbs down, the response to the movie is mixed. It’s scored an impressive 75% on the reviews site so far but that’s before the top professional critics have weighed in with their own opinions. Niche gore and horror movies don’t tend to fare so well in their hands, so that score could drop fairly rapidly. If you like a spot of bloodshed in your movies though, Aftershock could well be one to watch. 

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Aftershock Trailer


When a bunch of tourists including American guy Gringo hit a party town in Chile, they anticipate a night of fun and frolics and Gringo just wants to meet a girl. However, what happens instead is a catastrophic earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale collapses the roof of a packed underground nightclub killing many of the late night revellers. When Gringo and his friends manage to stagger out of the ruins, they learn that the disaster has caused a high security prison to collapse, releasing a hoard of dangerous criminals on to the street where they revel in the destruction and use it as an excuse to exact even more chaos including brutal murders and makeshift bombings. The madness unfortunately doesn't end there as the regular civil members of society find themselves transforming out of fear and panic into the monsters they are trying to escape in a deadly struggle for survival. 

Appropriately named, 'Aftershock' is loosely based on the real life events following a devastating earthquake in Chile in 2010 which caused society to briefly break down. It has been co-written, produced and is starring Eli Roth ('Cabin Fever', 'Hostel') with direction and co-writing credits from Nicolas Lopez ('Promedio rojo', 'Santos') and screenwriter Guillermo Amoedo ('Retorno'). It is a horrifying, blood infused thriller due to hit the US later this year.

Director: Nicolas Lopez

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The Man With The Iron Fists Review


Weak

Rapper-turned-actor-turned-filmmaker RZA is clearly influenced by cohorts Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth as he indulges in this crazed pastiche of 1970s kung fu action romps. It's energetic and often quite funny, but far too silly to come together properly, mainly because he never adds any sense of post-modern wit. If the action scenes were more coherent, it at least could have been a guilty pleasure.

In a 19th century Chinese village, an American ex-slave (RZA) is known only as Blacksmith, forging weapons for gang members to raise the money to buy his girlfriend Lady Silk (Chung) from the local brothel's Madam Blossom (Lucy Liu). But their fate is caught up in a battle for power after the patriarch of the Lion clan is murdered and the swaggering Silver Lion (Mann) challenges rightful heir Zen Li (Yune). After a vicious attack by Silver Lion's muscled henchman Brass Body (Bautista), Zen Li is rescued by Blacksmith. And they get help from Englishman Jack Knife (Crowe) to fight Silver Lion and his thugs.

The title refers to something that happens about halfway in, when Blacksmith forges new arms for himself after being attacked by Silver Lion for helping Zen Li. This sets the stage for an orgy of metal-on-metal battling (there are also bronze and copper characters), leading to a clattering showdown between Blacksmith and Brass Body, who for some inexplicable reason can morph his body into, yes, brass. As such a wild fantasy, it's not surprising that the plot makes so little sense, although a bit more genuine character depth would have helped hold our interest.

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Hot Tickets! This Weekend's US Cinema Releases: Flight, Wreck It Ralph, The Man With The Iron Fists, Vamps


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All eyes are on Flight and Wreck It Ralph this weekend as the main contenders for box office glory. Denzel Washington’s performance in Flight has already sparked whispers of an Oscar nomination from insiders, something that’s always guaranteed to get people fleeing to the movie theaters. However, with much of the East coast of the USA blighted by Hurricane Sandy earlier in the week, the attentions of much of the US public will be elsewhere as people try to recover from the devastation caused there.

Denzel Washington last won an Oscar in 2002, for the crime thriller Training Day. Flight is Washington’s latest stab at the prize. Described on Rotten Tomatoes as an “action packed mystery thriller,” Denzel plays the lead role of the pilot Whip Whitaker, who manages to land a passenger plane after a mid-air catastrophe and saves everyone on board. After being hailed as a hero, it soon becomes clear that something may be amiss with Whitaker and all is not as it seems.

 The critical response to Flight has been largely positive, with Roger Ebert hinting at the power of Denzel’s performance by saying “Not often does a movie character make such a harrowing personal journey that keeps us in deep sympathy all of the way.” High praise indeed from Ebert. In fact, the bulk of the praise for Flight is centered on Washington; Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers surmises “Flight reminds us of what Washington can do when a role hits him with a challenge that would floor a lesser actor. He's a ball of fire, and his detailed, depth-charged, bruisingly true performance will be talked about for years.” Sounds like one not to be missed! Wreck It Ralph might not have ‘Oscar Winner’ stamped all over it but it’s still shaping up to be a strong contender in the popularity stakes this weekend, with only one dissenter failing to give it the thumbs up on Rotten Tomatoes’ round-up of the top critics’ remarks.

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Eli Roth - Sky Ferreira and Eli Roth Friday 7th September 2012 2012 Toronto International Film Festival - 'The Master' - Premiere

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Eli Roth and Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Guest and Eli Roth Friday 8th June 2012 Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' Rock Of Ages at Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

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Corman's World Trailer


American director Roger Corman is one of the film industry's most influential directors. Born in 1926, he is best known for the numerous low budget B movies which he has directed. Not only is he influential to many of Hollywood's great directors, Corman has also launched the careers of William Shatner; Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro, to name but a few.

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Video - Eli Roth Talks Shooting Hitler In The Face


Eli Roth chatting with reporters outside a restaurant in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. The actor discussed his role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds', during which his character shoots Adolf Hitler. Roth joked, "It was great.It's the most exciting thing a young Jewish guy can do.shoot Hitler in the face with a machine gun".

The actor also spoke enthusiastically about his new project, 'The Man with the Iron Fist', which he wrote and produced with rapper RZA. Roth described the film, starring Russell Crowe, as "totally insane"

The Last Exorcism Review


Excellent
The best thing about this film is the way it continually subverts our expectations. It tells an unnerving story in a disarmingly natural way that's thoroughly believable, all without resorting to corny movie hokum. Until the end, that is.

Rev Cotton Marcus (Fabian) has been a preacher since he was a little boy, following in the footsteps of his father (Wright) to hold his congregation in the palm of his hand and exorcise demons when necessary. But a crisis has undermined his faith, so he hires a TV crew (Bahr and Grimes) to document the the ridiculous trickery he uses to perform one final exorcism. But nothing about this possessed girl (Bell), her father (Herthum) or brother (Jones) is as expected. And Cotton starts to doubt that there's a logical explanation.

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Piranha 3D Review


Very Good
A blast of black humour, much of it referring to other films, makes this riotously violent remake rather a lot of fun. And apart from the gleefully grisly 3D effects, the casting alone is a stroke of genius.

Arizona's Lake Victoria is being invaded by virtually naked young people during spring break, but teen Jake (McQueen) has to babysit his young siblings (Brooklynn Proulx and Sage Ryan) because his mother Julie (Shue) is especially busy as the town sheriff. As a sleazy filmmaker (O'Connell) hires Jake to show him the lake, Julie is investigating evidence that an underwater rift has released a school of voracious prehistoric piranhas. So not only must she get all of these drunken revellers out of the water, but she needs to make sure her kids are safe.

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Eli Roth Sunday 17th January 2010 The Weinstein Company's 2010 Golden Globe Awards After Party held at BAR 210 at The Beverly Hills Hotel Beverly Hills, California

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Inglourious Basterds Review


Extraordinary
Finally turning his hand to the war-movie genre, Tarantino unsurprisingly pays homage to classic B-movies. And even though it's long and indulgent, this is a deeply entertaining romp, crafted to perfection by Tarantino and his amazing cast.

German Col Landa (Waltz) is notorious in Nazi-occupied France as a "Jew hunter", but the young Shosanna (Laurent) has slipped through his fingers.

Years later, she's running a Paris cinema and planning outrageous revenge against the Nazi high command who will be attending a premiere starring a famed war hero (Bruhl). Meanwhile, American Lt Aldo Raine (Pitt) has challenged his team of Jewish commandos to bring home 100 Nazi scalps each. And their operation is about to converge on Shosanna's cinema, thanks to a German actress double-agent (Kruger) and a British spy (Fassbender).

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Hostel: Part II Review


Terrible
Let's lay the cards on the table: Hostel, to me, was one of the coldest, most blindly-conceived horror films to get released in years, basically acting as torture porn rather than an actual film. So, the fact that Hostel: Part II is more thuggishly ambivalent to thought and structure, more cold and condescending to its audience and its characters, and more wildly absurd in both tone and execution doesn't come as a surprise. To be honest, it makes sense that after two thoroughly fascinating horror experiments (Bug and 28 Weeks Later) are released that Hostel: Part II will easily make enough money to secure a third installment and will set the horror genre back a solid decade.

Basically, Part II is Hostel plus a B-cup. Three girls (Lauren German, Bijou Phillips, and Heather Matarazzo) are in Europe studying art. One of the models for the art course is a statuesque beauty (Vera Jordanova) who befriends the girls and starts a friendship with one girl that borders on lesbianism. Of course, the model gets them to go to a special hot springs and stay at a hostel. Shortly after arriving, the girls are drugged, dragged, and prepped for a slab or a death seat.

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Hostel Review


OK
This day and age, money can buy you just about anything. Sex. Power. Real estate. Expensive cars. Yachts. Vacations. But once you've experienced all that money can buy -- and all the world has to offer -- what can do you for excitement? Is it possible to purchase something unforgettable when the very essence of the word is your day-to-day life?

According to Hostel, extremely wealthy and over privileged businessman can buy something they won't soon forget: another human being's life. Americans are expensive, but if you're open to the ethnicity of your purchase, you can get a human for a fairly reasonable price. But we are not talking about selling humans into slavery. These clients are purchasing "products" to torture and kill.

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Cabin Fever Review


Excellent
There once was a time in movie history when party-hardy kids would head into the woods and get their heads bashed in by some masked psycho. Ah, the good old days. Writer/director Eli Roth remembers that time fondly with his no-apologies, balls-to-the-wall, blood-splattering thriller that recalls a time when Leatherface massacred in Texas and Jason spooked Camp Crystal Lake.

Cabin Fever doesn't just look like -- or mock -- those late '70s/early '80s horror thrillers; it actually is one. Roth takes his source material and deftly adds layers, with the result being something eerily familiar and yet altogether original.

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Eli Roth

Date of birth

18th April, 1972

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

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Eli Roth Movies

Death Wish Trailer

Death Wish Trailer

Most people are brought up with a clear idea of right and wrong, but when...

Knock Knock Trailer

Knock Knock Trailer

Evan Webber is a loving father facing a Father's Day weekend alone with nothing but...

The Sacrament Movie Review

The Sacrament Movie Review

Yet another found-footage thriller, this chilling horror film at least has some solid roots as...

The Green Inferno Trailer

The Green Inferno Trailer

When a team of enthusiastic New York students get involved in an activism campaign, they...

The Last Exorcism Part II Movie Review

The Last Exorcism Part II Movie Review

When you qualify your movie as the "last" anything, a sequel seems a bit out...

Aftershock Trailer

Aftershock Trailer

When a bunch of tourists including American guy Gringo hit a party town in Chile,...

The Man With the Iron Fists Movie Review

The Man With the Iron Fists Movie Review

Rapper-turned-actor-turned-filmmaker RZA is clearly influenced by cohorts Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth as he indulges...

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Corman's World Trailer

Corman's World Trailer

American director Roger Corman is one of the film industry's most influential directors. Born in...

The Last Exorcism Movie Review

The Last Exorcism Movie Review

The best thing about this film is the way it continually subverts our expectations. It...

Piranha 3D Movie Review

Piranha 3D Movie Review

A blast of black humour, much of it referring to other films, makes this riotously...

Inglourious Basterds Movie Review

Inglourious Basterds Movie Review

Finally turning his hand to the war-movie genre, Tarantino unsurprisingly pays homage to classic B-movies....

Inglourious Basterds Trailer

Inglourious Basterds Trailer

Watch the trailer for Inglourious Basterds.Quentin Tarantino takes on what could be his biggest cinematic...

Hostel: Part II Movie Review

Hostel: Part II Movie Review

Let's lay the cards on the table: Hostel, to me, was one of the coldest,...

Hostel 2 Trailer

Hostel 2 Trailer

Hostel 2TrailerThree young Americans studying in Rome set off for a weekend trip when they...

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