Machete Kills (2013)
Machete Kills SynopsisIn Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
Machete Kills Release Date
In Theaters October 11, 2013
Machete Kills Credits
Starring: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson
Written by: Kyle Ward
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Produced by: Robert Rodriguez, Aaron Kaufman, Iliana Nikolic,Sergei Bespalov, Alexander Rodnyansky and Rick Schwartz
Distributor: Open Road Films
External Info: Machete Kills Official Website
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This Week In Home Entertainment: Blue Jasmine, Machete Kills And More
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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.
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Machete Kills Will Fight Its Way Onto Blu-ray And DVD In January
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.
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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.
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This Rotten Week: Predicting Captain Phillips And Machete Kills Reviews
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
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by Kristy Puchko October 2, 2013 comments
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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?
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Machete Kills Shows Off Its Ridiculous Ensemble In Its Latest Poster
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.
by Eric Eisenberg September 6, 2013 comments
Fall Movie Preview: The Profit vs. Prestige Venn Diagram
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by Katey Rich and Kristy Puchko September 4, 2013 comments
Machete Don't Tweet In New Machete Kills Trailer
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
by Katey Rich August 2, 2013 comments
Machete Kills Poster Gives Charlie Sheen A New Name, Declares Him As President
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.
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Danny Trejo's Machete Kills And Jason Statham's Homefront Get Pushed Back
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...
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Michelle Rodriguez Rocks A Bad-Ass Eye Patch In Machete Kills Poster
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.
by Sean O'Connell May 31, 2013 comments
Machete Kills Spanish Trailer Surprises With Off-The-Wall Cameos
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Sofia Vergara Has Bullet-Spewing Boobs On Machete Kills Poster
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.
by Kristy Puchko March 7, 2013 comments
Robert Rodriguez Sued For Allegedly Threatening A Rival Danny Trejo Action Movie
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by Eric Eisenberg January 29, 2013 comments
Machete Kills Slicing Its Way To Theaters This September
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.
by Eric Eisenberg January 15, 2013 comments
Machete Kills Producers Sue To Block Sequel's Release
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Spy Kid Alexa Vega All Grown Up In First Machete Kills Image
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Take A First Look At Amber Heard In Machete Kills
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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.
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Sneak Peek At Sofia Vergara In Machete Kills
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.
by Kristy Puchko July 5, 2012 comments
Charlie Sheen To Become The Most Powerful Man In The World... In Machete Kills
A direct sequel to 2010's Machete, Machete Kills features the return of Danny Trejo as the titular character, who finds himself teaming up with the U.S. government. As a freelance agent Trejo is sent into Mexico where he has been assigned to take out a ruthless weapons dealer (Mel Gibson) who threatens to launch a weapon into space. Also on board are Michelle Rodriguez, who returns as Luz, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Jessica Alba and Demian Bichir.
by Eric Eisenberg June 21, 2012 comments
Is Zoe Saldana Joining Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills?
Trejo spoke openly about the upcoming sequel Machete Kills, focusing primarily on the ladies his killer-for-hire will be able to romance. "We’ve got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana – and guess what? I get to kiss all of ‘em.”
by Sean O'Connell May 25, 2012 comments
Sofia Vergara Could Play A Leather-Clad Madame In Machete Kills
As Robert Rodriquez's Machete Kills nears its June start date, more and more compelling cast announcements are being made. The latest from Variety not only confirms rumors that Mel Gibson will play the evil arms dealer whose out of this world ambitions spurs the U.S. government to call on the help of Danny Trejo's titular Grindhouse badass, but also reveals Modern Family firecracker Sofia Vergara has entered talks to join the feature's growing group of femme fatales...
by Kristy Puchko May 4, 2012 comments
Amber Heard Signs On For A Role In Machete Kills
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Bichir will join to two thrilling new projects, one being William Friedkin's Trapped, and the other Robert Rodriguez's exploitation-inspired action feature Machete Kills. Sequel to the Danny Trejo-fronted Machete, this soon-to-shoot schlock-fest has the titular hero teaming up with the U.S. government
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Michelle Rodriguez Down For Machete Kills And A Sixth Fast & Furious Movie
Those who stayed through the end credits of Lin’s Fast Five learned that Rodriguez’s character, Letty, had not died (as Vin Diesel’s Dom has believed), and that she has become the latest target of Dwayne Johnson’s relentless federal agent. The Fast series has transformed into a high-octane soap opera, so bringing a character like Letty back from the dead isn’t much of a stretch. That and I always thought she fit well with the brash attitude of the burly franchise.
by Sean O'Connell May 1, 2012 comments
Mel Gibson Up For Role In Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills
It's fair to say even Rodriguez thinks this is stunt casting-- that's the whole grindhouse aesthetic, after all-- but is it a stunt worth doing? Sure Gibson is controversial pretty much no matter what, but he also seems kind of distracting, and maybe even a liability
by Katey Rich April 23, 2012 comments
Jessica Alba And Michelle Rodriguez On Board For Machete Sequel
Both characters make sense to return for the next adventure, though it's unclear where they might fit into the story, which finds Machete working with the U.S. government to take down a Mexican drug cartel leader. There are also still plans to round out the trilogy with Machete Kills Again
by Katey Rich April 18, 2012 comments
Machete Kills Artwork Finds Its Way Online
One of the most surprising news items of this week was that Robert Rodriguez had secured financing for Machete Kills, his sequel to the summer 2010 grindhouse feature Machete. According to the report, Rodriguez has teamed up with producer Alexander Rodnyansky and production is currently scheduled to begin in April. But if things aren't moving fast enough for you already, wait until you have a gander at this.
by Eric Eisenberg February 9, 2012 comments
Machete Sequel Gets Financing, Will Start Production In April
At the end of Machete, the Grindhouse follow-up from director Robert Rodriguez, the filmmaker made a pretty lofty promise. The credits sequence told audiences that they could expect two sequels to the film called Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again. The reason I call it a lofty promise is because Grindhouse was fairly notorious for underperforming at the box office, as people didn't seem super excited to bring back the format.
by Eric Eisenberg February 6, 2012 comments
Danny Trejo Says Machete Sequel Has Already Been Written
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