There are plenty of fantastical villains in this year’s summer movies. But in terms of horribly believable evil, it will be hard to top the performance of actor Gene Jones as “Father” in director Ti West‘s thriller The Sacrament, which lands in cinemas this Friday.
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The trailer for Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno starts out like an educational nature documentary, rolling facts about deforestation across panoramic shots of the Amazon. When a plane carrying a group of eager young idealists hoping to save the rainforest crashes into the jungle, it quickly turns into the kind of clip you’d expect from an Eli Roth film. Meaning: We get all of the signs that the natives will invariably torture the well-meaning outsiders both mentally and physically (this is the man behind the Hostel films, after all).
The inspiration behind this thriller is the controversial 1980 Italian film Cannibal Holocaust, which contained graphic violence and is still banned in several countries. As in its predecessor, The Green Inferno features indigenous people onscreen. Roth’s trailer even boasts that the native tribe in his movie has never before been filmed, which will inevitably bring up arguments over the extent to which this horror flick is exploitative. READ FULL STORY
The bigfoot legend gets a found footage twist in the new horror movie Willow Creek. Directed by comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait — who has described it as “The Blair-Squatch Project” — the movie stars Bryce Johnson (Pretty Little Liars) as a bigfoot believer who heads deep into California’s Six Rivers National Forest on a quest to record the mythical beast. He’s also accompanied by his reluctant girlfriend, played by Alexie Gilmore.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is easily cementing its spot as the top earner this Memorial Day weekend, bringing in $90.7 million by Sunday and proving that nothing kicks off the unofficial start of summer quite like the time-honored tradition of seeing superheroes and villains duke it out for the good of the country.
The time-travel film — directed by Bryan Singer and starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence — is now on track to make at least $110 million over the long weekend, making it the second-largest holiday opening for the Fox franchise. (X-Men: The Last Stand took in $1o2.7 million in its first three days of release during Memorial Day weekend 2006). As expected, X-Men: Days of Future Past did well among international moviegoers, opening in 119 countries and territories for a global revenue of $261.78 million. READ FULL STORY
“Sometime in the future a group of high school-age kids are transported to a distant location, each of them with one weapon, where they must engage in a battle to the death with each other.” READ FULL STORY
“Nobody shoots a car the way Aussies do.” So says Quentin Tarantino in the must-see 2008 Ozploitation documentary Not Quite Hollywood. And QT’s words are reconfirmed by director Greg McLean’s new film Wolf Creek 2 — the sequel to his 2005 tale of terrible-things-happening-in-the-Australian-outback — which owes as much to the likes of The Road Warrior (and Steven Spielberg’s classic auto-thriller Duel) as it does the torture porn genre.
In the ’70s-set The Quiet Ones, Jared Harris (Mad Men) portrays a British professor determined to prove that there is a scientific explanation for the seemingly supernatural phenomena besetting a young woman, played by Bates Motel actress Olivia Cooke. As The Quiet Ones, which opens this Friday, comes to us from the famously horror-obsessed U.K company Hammer, it does not spoil things too much to reveal that the prof’s plan goes wildly awry. READ FULL STORY
Eric Roberts and his spouse Eliza Roberts were guests on Monday’s episode of Entertainment Weirdly on EW’s Sirius XM channel to discuss their episode of Celebrity Wife Swap, which airs Tuesday. But we couldn’t let the Dark Knight star and onetime Oscar nominee leave without asking him about his upcoming film Human Centipede 3, the third entry of the notorious horror franchise in which people are attached together to form the grotesque titular creature.
Well, we could have let him leave without asking about it. We just didn’t. READ FULL STORY
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