Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Gatsby' & 'Peeples' To Attract Lots Of 'Sightseers' But Generate Little 'Aftershock'

  • By Emma Bernstein
  • |
  • May 10, 2013 2:23 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Some weekends are just perfect for dishing out oodles of death and destruction. This one, for instance, brings us a theater schedule that features all manner of gory violence and evil plotting, followed by some good old-fashioned, cold-blooded killin' sprees. We have revenge-hungry assassins, period piece murder, vacationing serial killers, natural disaster fatalities, and a deadly hang-gliding accident. Plus, the Williams Sisters totally kill it on the tennis court. And there's always the chance that David Alan Grier might off Craig Robinson for trying to wed his daughter in the latest "Tyler Perry Presents" movie. Frankly, the debut of B-grade bloodbath "No One Lives" could not be better timed, its title capturing the mood and material of this release slate with judicious pith. With that in mind, we'd like to know, dear readers: which homicidal stories pique your debauched interest? Or will you be hanging with F. Scott Fitzgerald instead? Tell us in the comments below!

Review: ‘Aftershock’ Is Like ‘Piranha 3D’ Meets ‘The Impossible’

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • May 10, 2013 12:04 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Eli Roth was hailed by none other than genre demigod Quentin Tarantino as “the future of horror” following his debut feature “Cabin Fever,” a grotesquely inventive chiller about a flesh-eating virus that has its way with a group of youngsters out camping in the woods. But since then, Roth hasn’t really lived up to the promise. He made two terrific “Hostel” movies (produced by Mr. Tarantino) but then drifted off the map, appearing as an actor in further QT adventures (“Death Proof,” “Inglourious Basterds”) and producing some forgettable schlock (“The Last Exorcism,” “Man with the Iron Fists”). With “Aftershock,” he makes a returning bid for the title of “the future of horror,” producing, co-writing and starring in a movie that uneasily mixes real-life tragedy with B-movie theatrics, using the 2010 Chilean earthquake as the backdrop for a movie that’s equal parts “Piranha 3D” and “The Impossible.”

Watch: Things Go From Bad To Worse In Red Band Trailer For 'Aftershock' Starring Eli Roth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 1, 2013 5:40 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Casting Eli Roth as a horny dweeb in South America is either genius or completely misguided, but either way, it's a bit of a switchup to see him as the victim of horrific carnage, rather than the one dispensing it. And this new red band trailer for "Aftershock" doesn't hold back on the babes or bloodsheed.

Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster,' Eli Roth Horror 'Aftershock,' Michael Cera Indie 'Crystal Fairy' Set Summer Release Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 7, 2013 1:27 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Oh, so you think you have your summer movie watching schedule all mapped out? Well, prepare to make some adjustments as the arthouse near you is changing up the game.

Watch: Eli Roth Gets All Shook Up In Trailer For 'Aftershock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • December 21, 2012 4:36 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
As we head into 2013, here's one resolution we're calling for: no more directors acting in their own movies. No matter what you think of "Django Unchained," it's hard to argue that Quentin Tarantino's cameo as an Australian (!?) cowboy is nothing short of embarrassing. And now we have Eli Roth as...a quippy, cool as fuck horror lead? We would say the acting is bad, but we can't tell if the horrible dialogue is making it worse.

First Clip From Eli Roth-Starring TIFF Earthquake Horror 'Aftershock'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • September 11, 2012 11:10 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Despite all the premieres of awards contenders, the Toronto International Film Festival, like many festivals these days, is very genre friendly, at least late at night -- “The Raid” premiered last year as part of the midnight screening series -- and one of the higher profile films is the Eli Roth-starring disaster film “Aftershock.” Co-written by Roth and helmer Nicolas Lopez, the film follows a group of attractive young people who “are having the best of times whooping it up in a dance club [in Chile], until a violent earthquake brings the entire city down around them.” The story is a straight-up natural disaster film, with the danger being “looters, escaped convicts, and the inevitable aftershocks.” We’re not really sold on Roth as an actor, but as long as the film stays squarely in shlock territory it shouldn’t be a problem. Check out some images from the film below, as well as a short clip of some of the destruction “Aftershock” promises. [Collider]

Dimension Lands Big Deals For The Eli Roth-Produced Horror Flicks 'Aftershock' And 'Clown'

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • September 7, 2012 4:25 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
In what Deadline is calling "the first significant distribution deal for a film playing at Toronto," Bob Weinstein's Dimension Films is set to acquire "Aftershock" (which is screening at the festival) and the soon-to-film "Clown," both produced by "Hostel" mastermind and "Inglourious Basterd" bastard Eli Roth. The report states that each film will have a minimum guarantee of $2 million, plus a guarantee of a wide theatrical rollout.

New Images From Eli Roth's 'Aftershock' & Jonathan Levine's 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 31, 2012 1:39 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
While Eli Roth's next directorial effort still seems to be a long way off, the man certainly isn't resting on his laurels, and in 2012 he's busier than ever. Later this year his co-written and co-produced martial arts flick, the RZA directed "The Man With The Iron Fists" will kick and punch its way into theaters, and on the festival circuit he's got something a little different on the way as well.

Saoirse Ronan & Eli Roth Get Bloody In First Looks At 'Byzantium' & 'Aftershock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 13, 2012 5:57 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Well here's something to get your...blood moving (sorry, lame). Some first official stills have arrived for a couple of films that look like they will be throwing around a lot of the red stuff on the big screen.

Eli Roth To Star, Selena Gomez To Cameo In Earthquake Thriller 'Aftershock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 6, 2012 9:57 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
It was well over a year ago that word first arrived that Eli Roth was lending his producing powers to a couple of genre flicks: "Clown" based on a fake movie trailer from commercial directors Jon Watts and Christopher D. Ford and "Aftershock," a high-octane horror-thriller set during the aftermath of the February 27, 2010 Chilean earthquake. And then, not much else was heard of since. Well, with buyers now headed to Germany for the Berlin Film Festival, one title already has several interested suitors fighting each other to snag the rights.

Email Updates

Recent Comments