Eli Roth's Favorite Films Regrettably Include No Lost Jason Biggs Classics


· The Rotten Tomatoes Show asked Eli Roth to name five of his favorite films (his responses, after the jump), and he overlapped with mentor Quentin Tarantino's list exactly once -- sadly, not in head-scratching appreciation of the Woody Allen/Jason Biggs film Anything Else. A free lollipop to any journalist who can get Quentin to explain that one! (OK, no free lollipops. A Blue Mountain eCard, perhaps.)


· As Ryan Kwanten goes topless for GQ (take that, Paquin!), True Blood gets bigger and bigger in the ratings each week. Still, those of you whose devotion to blond, bad boy vampires actually precedes the HBO show may be excited to learn that James Marsters (Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has been added to the Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica.

· Survivor winner Richard Hatch claims that he received a tough prison sentence not because, you know, he didn't pay his taxes, but because he is gay.

· Matt Zoller Seitz and Keith Uhlich have assembled a video tribute to their favorite dialogue written by Quentin Tarantino.

· Oliver Stone is creating a ten-part documentary series for Showtime called Secret History of America. First up: the heretofore unknown connection between Roy Cohn and Angelina Jolie's terrible accent in Alexander.


  • Josh says:

    For making movies like HOSTEL, Roth seems like a pretty cool guy. I got that impression from this and the surprisingly great A.V. Club interview.

  • Lowbrow says:

    Eli's #1 pick has a 00% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That actually helps a lot to explain the plot behind Cabin Fever.

  • whoneedslight says:

    My brother and I rented just about every horror movie available on VHS when we were kids and Pieces is a gem.
    But then again, I also love Driller Killer.

  • Proman says:

    There is nothing to explain. "Anything Else" is an EXCELLENT film and makes a lot more sense than most of the other stuff on his list.