May 23, 2008
Interview: Uwe Boll Talks Postal, Kevin Costner, and Answers Reader Mail
It's time to share our exclusive interview with the one, the only, Uwe Boll! Read on for our candid chat about his latest flick, Postal, how he almost cast Kevin Costner, the challenges of distributing a film that features Nazis, Dave Foley's genitalia, Osama bin Laden, and Verne Troyer, and much, much more.
January 9, 2008
Total Recall: It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World
It's January, Hollywood's annual dumping ground for the most mediocre titles on the studios' shelves. Thus, we at RT thought it was a good time to get into the spirit of things by taking a closer look at some of the most misbegotten, perversely wonderful films of all time.
August 13, 2007
Alone in the Dark II Rounds Out Its Cast
It's official: There is literally nothing -- no amount of critical savagery, no amount of commercial indifference -- that can prevent a film from spawning a sequel. And here, as irrefutable proof, is a news item about Alone in the Dark II.
January 4, 2007
Boll Has Plate Full with $60M "Dungeon Siege," "BloodRayne 2," more
A recent interview with game-to-film auteur Uwe Boll over at GameDaily BIZ has the filmmaker discussing his plans regarding the "BloodRayne" sequel (perhaps a trilogy!), as well as the status of his epic, "In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale," not to mention even more projects in the making.
September 7, 2006
Uwe Boll Creams Critic in Match; "BloodRayne" Still At 5%
Notorious German director Uwe Boll has taken on his first critic in the boxing ring, as promised ? and you can view the video online!
Boll, the filmmaker and German tax law utilizer behind such video game adaptations as "Alone in the Dark" (01%), "BloodRayne" (05%), and the forthcoming "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale," had grown tired of the critical ridicule he's garnered virtually every time he's released a movie.
August 22, 2006
Uwe Boll Finds Some Punching Bags
Remember a little while back when trash-master Uwe Boll challenged his (numerous) critics to a little boxing match? Well, it seems like he finally has some takers, and the bouts will take place in ... Vancouver.
June 13, 2006
Uwe Wants to Fight Film Critics!
This is just so hilarious I barely know where to begin. OK, you all know that Uwe Boll is arguably one of the very worst filmmakers on the planet ... but now he's really gone off the deep end. Seems Mr. Boll (who, yes, actually IS a doctor) wants to get into the boxing ring with five of his most outspoken critics. He just doesn't know who they are just yet. Read on for one of the loopiest press releases ever written...
March 3, 2006
2005 Stinker Awards Announced!
Low budget horror film ?Alone in the Dark? took home the industry?s biggest booby prize as Hollywood?s annual anti-Oscars, The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, dished out awards in 24 competition categories. The dishonors came courtesy of the Los Angeles-based Bad Cinema Society, a panel of movie critics and film fans which annually awards Hollywood's worst films and performances.
February 9, 2006
"House of the Dead 2" Scribes Chime in with Their Thoughts
Recently I (GVK) had the chance to speak with the writers behind the upcoming "House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim," which will debut this weekend on the Sci Fi Channel before hitting DVD on 3/21. Thanks to screenwriters Michael Roesch & Peter Scheerer ("Alone in the Dark") for taking the time out to answer my questions.
February 1, 2006
Razzie Nominations Announced; Easy Targets Run for Cover
Courtesy of their official site come the annual Razzie Awards Nominations ... or as I like to call them: The Amazingly Obvious Fish in a Barrel Nominations in Which We Savage People We Don't Like, Regardless of the Quality of Their Work. Oh, and it seems the Razzers have decided to branch out an include a "Most Tiresome" category, which I happen to find pretty ironic.
January 16, 2006
Uwe Boll Reading "Metal Gear Solid" Script
Much to the dismay of many videogame fans, Uwe Boll, or Dr. Uwe Boll as he is often referred to was sent a script for the film adaptation of the poplular videogame series "Metal Gear Solid."
October 28, 2005
Uwe Boll's "Dungeon Siege" WILL Be Two Separate Movies
Seems like you just can't turn on your computer without getting more news from the amazingly consistent filmmaker known as Uwe Boll. With his "BloodRayne" set to hit theaters in a few months and the ink barely dry on his "Postal" contract, the prolific schlock-slinger comes up with another press release: He will release his "Dungeon Siege" in two parts, separated by the space of one month.
October 20, 2005
RT Critical Consensus: "Doom" Gloom, "Country" Sounds Sweet
This week at the movies brings stories of marines on Mars ("Doom"), iron miners fighting the man ("North Country"), little girls who love horses ("Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story"), and questions of human identity ("Stay"). Which of these films will score with critics?
August 18, 2005
Critical Consensus: "Red Eye," "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" Soar
This week at the movies brings four studies in aviation. What happens when you're trapped on a plane with a creepy seatmate? (See "Red Eye.") Is it ever too late for Cupid's arrows to take flight? (Check out "The 40 Year-Old Virgin.") Were the unsung heroes of the Allies in WWII? pigeons? ("Valiant," this one's for you.) Isn't it cool when those Supercross dudes, like, totally go up in the air, and like, for a few seconds, y'know, it looks like they're, like, flying? (Ahem?."Supercross: The Movie.") And most important of all: which of these flicks will fly with the critics?
July 20, 2005
Even More Actors Show Up to Boll's "Dungeon"
Not long ago we brought you the rather outlandish news of Mr. Uwe Boll and his $60 million / allegedly 3-hour adventure movie "Dungeon Siege," and now comes word that we have a head villain -- namely Ray Liotta.
July 1, 2005
Colorful Cast Announced for Uwe Boll's Next Opus
After putting the finishing touches on his upcoming "BloodRayne," controversial German director Uwe Boll ("House of the Dead," "Alone in the Dark") has announced the cast for his next project: a big-screen adaptation of the video game "Dungeon Siege" -- and wait till you get a load of this eclectic ensemble! (Full press release follows below)
May 31, 2005
In Other News...
Oscar winning director Oliver Stone had a Memorial Day weekend to remember as he was charged with a misdemeanor DUI and an unnamed drug charge late Friday night in Hollywood. Stone, who is known for his politically charged films, is developing a new crime drama, "The Night Watchman," ironically about police corruption.
January 31, 2005
Hide and Seek Scared Up $22M
The versatile Robert Deniro scored another hit with this weekend's horror release Hide and Seek, which scared up an estimated $22M over the weekend. Along with Meet The Fockers, this gives Deniro two films in the top 10. Hide and Seek also stars Famke Janssen and child actor Dakota Fanning. Robert De Niro and especially Dakota Fanning have earned some praise for their work in Hide and Seek, but critics have called the rest of the film derivative, illogical and somewhat silly. Its Tomatometer is a Rotten 18%.
January 29, 2005
Friday Estimates: Hide and Seek $8.1M
According to Showbizdata, the versatile Robert Deniro scored another hit with this weekend's horror release Hide and Seek, which grossed $8.1M on Friday. It will likely gross between $23-$25M over the Friday-Sunday weekend. Hide and Seek also stars Famke Janssen and child actor Dakota Fanning. Robert De Niro and especially Dakota Fanning have earned some praise for their work in Hide and Seek, but critics have called the rest of the film derivative, illogical and somewhat silly. Its Tomatometer is a Rotten 18%.
December 23, 2004
Alone in the Dark Trailer Sees the Light
IGN FilmForce has posted the trailer for "Alone in the Dark," the movie adaptation of the video game of the same name. The movie stars Christian Slater as a paranormal investigator who discovers ancient demons are coming back to life to threaten the world once again. Tara Reid co-stars as an anthropologist and Slater's love interest. The movie will be in theaters Jan. 28, 2005.