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Things didn't exactly go too well for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For when it was released in theaters back in August. The movie was largely dumped on by critics (a big contrast compared to the reception of the first movie back in 2005) and then it completely underwhelmed at the box office (another big contrast).
If you were to have (or do have) a stack of Woody Allen films in your home and you were about to watch one with a group of friends, Blue Jasmine would not be at the top of the pile. In fact, it probably would be at or very near the body of the pile. Not because it lacks humor. Not because it lacks a decent cast or a well-written script. Blue Jasmine is a fine movie, with all of the necessary elements to earn it a few Oscar nods. It’s also an uncomfortable one.
Are you into Danny Trejo’s famous character Machete? We have some excellent exclusive clips to share with you, but they are both chock full of spoilers, so if you haven’t caught the film yet, you will be spoiled. Additionally, the clips are NSFW.
Machete Kills was a sequel no one asked for, but that doesn’t mean it’s the worst thing you could buy into. After all, Rodriguez was still on board to direct this time around, and a slew of famous faces also joined the cast. Soon, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is bringing Machete Kills onto Blu-ray and DVD on January 21.
There was big continued pull on audiences from Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi thriller Gravity this weekend. After setting a record for the highest October opening last weekend, the movie held on strong, dropping just 20% and maintaining a death grip on the number one spot. Adding $44 million this weekend, it handily crossed the $100 million mark winding up at $123 million domestic and nearing the $200 million level internationally.
Looking to Captain Phillips, ACOD, and Machete Kills for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of inspiring biopics, wild family-comedies, and over-the-top action flicks.
Feeling a little under the weather. Whatever Ebola-like virus Little Rotten Week was carrying around, well she shipped it in my direction. When this ends up being the contagion that takes down the planet, we can consider her patient zero. See you all when the chaos subsides. While we wait for the end of the world let’s talk pirates and machetes
Machete Kills has its titular anti-hero (Danny Trejo) recruited by the president (Charlie Sheen) to take down a deranged arms dealer (Mel Gibson), who has an army of super soldiersplayed by Lady Gaga, Vanessa Hudgens, Antionio Banderas, A Better Life’s Demian Bichir, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Sofia Vergara as a brothel owner with lingerie that really bring a man to his knees.
The above clip, via IndieWire, presents just a piece of the radical world that Danny Trejo’s titular character Machete calls home. The (hypothetical) President wants marijuana legalized, and also wants to incorporate Nude Tuesdays into the daily way of life. Aw shit yeah, right?
A sequel to Rodriguez's 2010 film and based on a screenplay written by newcomer Kyle Ward, the new movie finds the titular hero (Danny Trejo) called upon by the President of the United States (Carlos Estevez a.k.a. Charlie Sheen) to help in a mission that will prevent a madman arms dealer down in Mexico (Mel Gibson) from launching a deadly missile into space.
The film, scripted by Kyle Ward based on a story by Robert and Marcel Rodriguez, begins as Machete (Trejo) is called upon by the President of the United States (Sheen) for a dangerous mission. A psychotic arms dealer (Gibson) has set up shop down in Mexico, and the titular hero has to stop hime before he is able to launch a weapon into space.
Welcome to fall movie season, where it's all about awards bait if you look in one direction (hello, August: Osage County!) and all about oddball blockbusters if you look in another (happy to see you, Riddick). Like any other time for movie releases, autumn is all about what you make of it, whether that's catching the three-hour French drama about lesbians or counting down the days until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But if you want an advance look at which films are begging for awards and which are best paired with a giant tub of popcorn, look no further
Machete Kills is a very real movie, as crazy as that still seems. The unlikely sequel to the unlikely Machete, all based on a fake trailer for the unlikely Robert Rodriguez-Quentin Tarantino collaboration Grindhouse, Machete Kills brings back Danny Trejo as the titular fearless killer
First announced to be part of the cast back in June of last year, "Estevez" will be playing the President of the United States in the upcoming Grindhouse thriller, which sees Danny Trejo return in the title role. The film sees the President and Machete forge an alliance in order to stop a psychotic weapons dealer (Mel Gibson) from launching a missile into space.
Based on a screenplay by Kyle Ward and based on a story written by Robert Rodriguez and Marcel Rodriguez, Machete Kills sees Danny Trejo return as the titular ex-Federale to stop a weapons dealer - played by Mel Gibson - from sending a missile into space. Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba will be reprising their roles from the last movie...
Rodriguez will play She in the sequel, which means (I suppose) that she’s different from the character of Luz in the 2010 original. In true sequel fashion, is implementing the plan of escalation, pitting our hero (Danny Trejo) against an “eccentric billionaire arms dealer” who has an elaborate global plan to take over the world.
I love the opening, with the President of the United States (Charlie Sheen!!) sparing Machete (Trejo) from the gallows because he has one mission only this killer can perform. And almost every image crammed into the new minute of edited footage screams “Grindhouse,” from the massive blades to the bodacious curves of Trejo’s various female co-stars.
Robert Rodriguez loves few things more than the combination of busty gals and guns. With Machete Kills, Rodriguez takes his love of blending sex appeal and violence to a bawdy new place. A new poster for Sofia Vergara's character reveals the brothel madame Desdemona busting out Fembot-style with a double-barreled machine gun bra.
Danny Trejo was working as an actor long before Robert Rodriguez cast him as the knife-throwing badass Navajas in 1995's Desperado, but one also can't ignore what the director has done for his career. Not only has Rodriguez cast him in nearly all of his directorial efforts, but many of the films he has produced as well.
It's pretty amazing that Robert Rodriguez was given the chance to actually make a sequel to 2010's Machete. Not only was the project born out of a flop - Grindhouse only making $25 million on a $67 million budget - but the first Machete didn't exactly blow the doors off of the box office, making only $26 million during its run.
Overnight Productions has filed a lawsuit against director Robert Rodriguez and his Quick Draw Productions in hopes of blocking the release of the sequel Machete Kills, which was picked up for distribution by Open Road last month. The dispute involves Texas tax-credit information, which Overnight claims they never received.
It was 11 years ago that Robert Rodriguez made 12-year-old child actress Alexa Vega a star by casting her as the pint-sized butt-kicker Carmen Cortez in the family-friendly action-comedy Spy Kids. But now, for their fifth collaboration, Rodriguez has given her a chance at a more mature role in Machete Kills. And from the first look of Vega as KillJoy, it's clear she's no longer the little girl we all remember.
There are a number of beautiful women featured in Robert Rodriguez's upcoming sequel Machete Kills. Not only are Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba set to reprise their roles as Luz, and Sartana, respectively, they will be joined by the likes of Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Hudgens and Alexa Vega. Sadly only one of them could be featured in the first official still from the new movie, but it looks like Amber Heard won the lottery as her character Miss San Antonio.
Robert Rodriguez has lined up some serious femme fatales for the upcoming Machete Kills. In addition to Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba, who will be reprising their roles as Luz and Sartana, respectively, the sequel also includes actresses like Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hedgens. Oh, and apparently Lady Gaga.
For the sequel to his Grindhouse spin-off Machete, Machete Kills, director Robert Rodriguez has stuffed his cast with male stars who exude an unhinged sense of menace (Danny Trejo, Charlie Sheen, and Mel Gibson) and female stars who exude and unquestionable sex appeal like Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, and Sofia Vergara.