2009
12.06

Lucy Lawless and Playboy Cover-Girl America Olivo Star in ‘Bitch Slap!’

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Playboy cover-girl America Olivo (Friday the 13th, Last Resort) and jiggle queens Julia Voth and Erin Cummings (Dark House) star as bad-ass bitches looking to brawl and blow shit up in director Rick Jacobson’s Bitch Slap, an unabashed ode to the sexploitation films of the ’60s and ’70s. A mad-sexy tale of double-cross and double D’s, Bitch Slap packs in plenty of cat-fights, gun-play, and girl-on-girl thrills.

Check out the trailer:

Olivo, who plays homicidal, man-hating dyke and drug-runner Camero, told Playboy that she had to do:

… blatant lesbian scenes on a trapeze, in which I’m making out, kissing this girl between the legs and riding her so intensely I was more sore than a mofo.

Bitch Slap also boasts the biggest cat-fight ever captured on film. That’s enough to get me out of bed and into my local movie house. However, the filmmakers seem to want to wrap this priceless gem of cock-cinema in some kind of artistic merit bullshit.

The old "Stop-Short" move.

The old "Stop-Short" move.

Their synopsis reads:

BITCH SLAP is a post-modern, thinking man’s throwback to the “B” Movie/Exploitation films of the 1950’s – 70’s as well as a loving, sly parody of the same. Inspired by the likes of Dragstrip Girl;, Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill; Kung Fu Nun and the pantheon of Blaxploitation films, BITCH SLAP will mix girls, guns, outrageous action and jaw-dropping visuals with a message… don’t be naughty!

BITCH SLAP follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected… themselves. It’s the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole she-bang was a set-up and one of them may not even be human…

What also makes BITCH SLAP different is a complicated “B” story device that runs throughout the film to illuminate character, backstory and relationship histories not previously revealed. Like the film Memento, these scene flashbacks take place in reverse, so by the end of the film, you have a wholly different take on who these women are and why they are behaving so badly. Bet you never saw THAT in Jailbait Babysitter!

Yea, whatever. Even a post-modern retard like me knows this is going to be the feel-good movie of the year.

Filling out the Bitch Slap cast are Lucy Lawless (”Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Renee O’ Conner (Boogeyman 2) as Mother Superior and Sister Batrill, Minae Noji (Earth and Beyond) as Kinky, Debbie Lee Carrington (Scary Movie 3)  as Hot Pocket, and Quentin Tarantino stunt babe Zoe Bell (Kill Bill, Death Proof) as Rawhide.

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America Olivo can be explored in the June issue of Playboy. Bitch Slap will begin a limited theatrical run on Jan. 8. Till then, enjoy the following gallery:

2009
12.06

Horror & Hilarity Rule in Eli Craig’s ‘Tucker and Dale VS. Evil’

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Imagine Deliverance meets “Three’s Company” and you have a good idea of the hilarity to be found in director Eli Craig’s ingenious hillbilly-horror-comedy Tucker and Dale VS. Evil. Flipping the script on the backwoods-hillbilly genre, T&D follows two well-intentioned country bumpkins trying to survive a weekend of horrors at the hands of vacationing college kids who have mistaken them for killers. The film will have its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, held Jan. 21 – 31.

“Firefly’s” Alan Tudyk and “Reapers” Tyler Labine star as the titular heroes Tucker and Dale, respectively. Costars include Katrina Bowden, Chelan Simmons (Final Destination 3, Malibu Shark Attack), Brandon Jay McLaren (Tron: Legacy, “Harper’s Island”), Christie Laing (Scary Movie 4), and Sasha Craig (Dark Wolf).

It's good to be king.

It's good to be king.

Check out this fun gallery from photographer Dan Power:

2009
12.06

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Rob Zombie ended the first leg of his “Hellbilly Deluxe 2″ tour last night at Club 9:30  in Washington D.C. The 43-year-old rocker will return to the road in February to promote the release of Hellbilly Deluxe 2, the followup to his 1998 triple-platinum beast Hellbilly Deluxe.

Hellbilly Deluxe 2 is Zombie’s first collection of original material since  2006’s Educated Horses and marks his debut for new label Roadrunner Records (he parted ways with long-time label Geffen in October). The disc won’t be in stores until Feb. 2, 2010, but concertgoers have been privy to two new tracks: “What?” and the soon-to-be stripper anthem “Sick Bubblegum.”

This is what happens when you fuck up the Halloween movies!

This is what happens when you fuck up the Halloween movies!

In an interview with MTV.com this week, Zombie said:

What I’m discovering is that the songs we have been playing from the new album are connecting in an amazing way, considering that most of the audience doesn’t know the songs. There are certain songs — ‘Sick Bubble-Gum’ in particular — that if you didn’t know anything about us and you just came to the show, from the crowd reaction you would assume that was an old favorite we were playing. Sometimes you play new songs and people think, ‘Maybe I’ll like it later,’ but people are digging it now, which is nice.

Zombie also told MTV that he has held back from performing any additional new tracks out of fear that the CD would get leaked on the internet.

One song that we’ve been doing at sound check is ‘Mars Needs Women.’ I’m really looking forward to playing it because it’s got such a great groove. We would already play it if everybody didn’t bootleg every little thing you do. The whole album would be online if we played any more.

Zombie kicked off the “Hellbilly Deluxe 2″ tour in October with a couple of Halloween shows in Phoenix and Los Angeles.  His band includes former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D., and drummer Tommy Clufetos.

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The track listing for Hellbilly Deluxe 2 is as follows:

1. Jesus Frankenstein….

2. Sick Bubblegum….

3. What?….

4. Mars Needs Women….

5. Werewolf, Baby!….

6. Virgin Witch….

7. Death and Destiny Inside The Dream Factory ….

8. Burn ….

9. Cease to Exist ….

10. Werewolf Women of the SS ….

11. The Man Who Laughs….

2009
12.06

Eli Roth Writing ‘Endangered Species’ Script, Consults w/ Quentin Tarantino!

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Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) is currently at work on a script for his next directorial project Endangered Species. Roth likens his end-of-humanity thriller to J.J. Abrams’ Cloverfield and Michael Bay’s Transformers, but with a lot more destruction. The torture-porn king expects to shoot the film next year and has already consulted on the screenplay with his writing guru Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof)

He tells MTV.com:

Quentin actually loved the draft and had some really great suggestions, so I’m tweaking the script. And I’m working out some visual effects tests, which is going to determine how I shoot it.

If Roth can bring his sick and violent sensibilities to Endangered Species, the mass destruction genre will be put on its head. I just hope he avoids the whole Cloverfield shaky-cam thing.

Also on Roth’s plate is the upcoming exorcism flick Cotton, which he produced. He can also be seen chewing up the screen as Nazi-killer “The Bear” in Tarantino’s recent box office hit Inglourious Basterds, available on DVD and Blu-ray disc on Dec. 15.

Roth and the Big Kahuna Burger

Roth and the Big Kahuna Burger

2009
12.06

Actor Steven Lang Talks About his Role in James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’

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James Cameron’s (Terminator, Aliens) groundbreaking 3-D sci-fi epic Avatar is set to arrive in theaters and IMAX screens on Dec. 18. The film stars Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans, Terminator: Salvation) as crippled Marine hero Jake Sully, Zoey Saldana (Star Trek) as sexy blue alien babe Neytiri, and Stephan Lang (Project X) as tough-as-nails Col. Miles Quaritch.

(UPDATE: Lang is up for bad guy role in Conan the Barbarian. Click here for info)

Lang gives us the skinny on his role in the following interview clip:

2009
12.06

Quentin Tarantino Turned Down ‘Green Lantern’ Directing Gig!

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Oscar-winner Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof, Pulp Fiction) was offered an opportunity to direct the movie adaptation of DC Comics’ The Green Lantern. Tarantino, however, turned down the gig, citing fan-boy pressure as a deterrent.

He tells MTV:

I’m a writer. I’d want to use my imagination and not have to fight with geeks’ memories of how this character should be and, ‘Oh, I cast an actor as opposed to a bodybuilder’ or it’s not as good as the way [DC Comics artist] Neal Adams drew him.’ If I were to do something like that, I would want the fun of coming up with the superhero myself.

Warner Bros. is producing The Green Lantern with Martin Campbell (No Escape) directing and actor Ryan Reynolds in the titular role.

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