Movie Review: Aftershock

Directed by Nicolas Lopez
Starring Eli Roth, Andrea Osvart, Ariel Levy, Natasha Yarovenko, Nicolas Martinez, Lorenza Izzo, Selena Gomez
Rated R
Release date: May 10, 2013 (Limited & VOD)

Eli Roth originally came on the Hollywood scene as a writer and director of retro style horror films. He crafted the films Cabin Fever and the surprisingly disturbing Hostel. Since those movies though he has produced others and has been acting quite a bit. In Aftershock, Roth is mostly just a figurehead behind the scenes on this one, as his main focus is being one of the lead actors. The film does feature a “presented by Eli Roth” topper, but that just again means figurehead. He is, however, listed as one of the writers along with three others. The writing credit makes me wonder if his influence is mostly in the odd humor that was added to the story. If so, he actually could be responsible for some of the main flaws in Aftershock.

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‘Transporter’ TV Series Coming To Cinemax

A new 12-part television series based on the Transporter films that starred Jason Statham is currently in production and will debut on the cable movie channel Cinemax next year.

British actor Chris Vance, who has played recurring characters like Whistler on Prison Break and Mason Gilroy on Burn Notice, will take over for Statham in the role of Frank Martin, the titular man whose job it is to transport certain people or objects no matter what danger lies in his path. His three rules are: never change the deal; no names; and never open the package. Naturally, as you may have seen in the movies, those rules are made to be broken, and they always are.

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