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Eli Roth made a return to directing with last year’s The Green Inferno, which will be released in the US on September 5. He’s quickly following that film with a new horror/thriller called Knock Knock, and has just set Keanu Reeves to star. This film sounds like it will be a bit different than Roth’s other directorial efforts, however, as he describes it as the result of an ambition to make “a classic psychosexual thriller.” Read More »

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In a move that’s somewhere between hilarious and tasteless (veering sharply towards the latter), producers of Eli Roth‘s latest film have given a remote Amazon village its first, er, taste of the movies…by showing the famed exploitation film Cannibal Holocaust. But let’s back up. Roth returns to screens this fall via the festival entry Aftershock, which he produced and stars in, and with RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists, which he co-wrote and produced.

But Roth is also getting set to direct once more, for his first film since Hostel: Part II. The movie is The Green Inferno, in which “naive do-gooders” run afoul of South American cannibals. Roth plans to shoot the film Herzog style, by taking a small crew to a remote native village on the Amazon river, where there’s “no electricity, no running water, nothing.” And as part of the process of asking permission to film from the locals, the production had to first show them what a movie is in the first place. And so they used Cannibal Holocaust. You can guess what happened next. Read More »


“In the history of TV, there were, like, two: Urkel and Carlton Banks. Well, I mean, four, if you count the Reading Rainbow guy and his Star Trek character.” So begins the trailer for director Aaron Burns‘ feature film debut blacktino (yes, the B is uncapitalized on purpose), which deals with a type rarely seen in pop culture: the black nerd. Or the half-black, half-Latino nerd, to be more precise. The film stars newcomer Austin Marshall as biracial geek Stefan Daily, as he struggles to fit in at his Austin-area high school. Going by this two-minute spot, I’d say blacktino looks like an unusually smart, witty teen comedy. Watch the trailer and read the synopsis after the jump.
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What Is Michelle Rodriguez’s Citizen Jane?

Did you know that Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, Fast and the Furious) is starring in an action remake of Orson Welles 1941 classic Citizen Kane titled Citizen Jane? Me neither. The first mention of the project was in a press release issued earlier this month for Rodriguez’s appearance at Fantastic Fest, a boxing fight with Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League. Then when I arrived in Austin, a teaser poster for the film was found in the hallways of the drafthouse. And tonight at the Fantastic Debates event, mini-posters were attached to each chair in the boxing gym, and postcards were available near the entrance.

The posters direct people to an official website, CitizenJaneMovie.com, which includes a teaser trailer created specificly for Fantastic Fest. You can watch the trailer now embedded after the jump, along with the official poster and a plot synopsis.

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