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Machete has a message for Arizona

Posted by LiveFor on May 5, 2010

Nothing like a minigun on a motorbike to get your point across.

Robert Rodriguez directs a great cast headlined by the mighty Danny Trejo. Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Jeff Fahey, and Steven Segal also star.

Machete is a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator. The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Marin) his “holy” brother, and April (Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.


Due out on the 5th September 2010.

Source: AICN

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Machete – Danny Trejo talks sequels and De Niro

Posted by LiveFor on December 21, 2009

Robert Rodriguez’s Machete edges ever closer and Collider spoke to Danny Trejo about what the film was about and what it was like working with Robert De Niro.

Well uh…Machete kicks ass. It is a culmination of Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico…there’s even a little bit of From Dusk ‘Til Dawn in there. I think it’s gonna be one of his best. And I’m not just saying that cause I’m the lead, it’s just a great movie. I think everybody’s gonna walk away from that movie with some opinion. It’s a battle for our border, you know? People are really serious about what’s going on with the border, and it shows the negative side of both sides. Not just, we want everybody to cross or we don’t want anybody to cross. It shows the negative side of both sides. Everybody’s gonna be pissed off.

Get a bag of popcorn and just sit and watch and you go back to the 1960s.

When I first saw Robert De Niro on the set, he came up and his first words to me were, “Don’t leave me like this, homes.” You know, that was my line in Heat. And I kind of laughed and he said, “Man, Danny, I’m really proud of you. You’re the lead. This is it, this is you.” And I looked him right in the eyes and I said, “Can I get you some coffee, Mr. De Niro?” [Laughter] You know, cause that’s the guy. I couldn’t believe that Robert got De Niro. And then Jessica Alba, you know? And Lindsay Lohan. And Michelle Rodriguez, and Jeff Fahey, and Steven Seagal, and Cheech Marin. It just goes on and on. It was really hard like not just giggling, you know? I mean, when you’re working, just not giggling. You know, come on, grow up. But it was amazing, and that cast was amazing.

We want Machete, Machete Kills, and Machete Kills Again. [Laughter] That’s mine and Robert’s standards, you know? Every time I text him, he’ll text me back, Machete 2, coming up. [Laughs]

Below is the fake trailer from Grindhouse that started it all.

Source: Collider

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Avatar, 2009 – Quick Movie Review – “Dances with Smurfs”

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Wes Studi

This short yet excellent review by Andy M who has just been to see it with Jinja.

Just watched Dances with Smurfs! It was good… as in, it wasn’t shite!

It was Dances with Wolves. Saying that I didn’t come out feeling I’d been ripped off!

All in all a good film.. Nothing too special apart from the CGI which was mind blowing, but all in all satisfying!

CGI 11/10
Story 7/10
Enjoyment 8/10
Predictability 100/10

If they could have watered down the cheese slightly at the end I’d have given it an 8, but on the whole it is a 7 from me.

I’m probably not giving the movie enough credit to be honest, Cameron has really but his soul into it. It looks beautiful.

It’s a pity the story was so predictable, but I am quite a grumpy old man when it comes to films these days! I expect perfection!

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Machete – First look at Tom Savini

Posted by LiveFor on October 9, 2009

Tom Savini Machete image
Here is our first look at FX guru and genre favourite Tom Savini in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete.

Savini stars alongside Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Lindsey Lohan, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Jeff Fahey, Elise Avellan and Electra Avellan (as the Sexy Nurses) in the feature-lenth version of Rodriguez’s faux trailer made for Grindhouse.

I still find it mad that we are going to see De Niro, Lindsay Lohan and Steven Seagal in the same film.

Machete (Trejo) is a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.

Bloody Disgusting had this and many other photos plus the synopsis below.

“The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Marin) his “holy” brother, and April (Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.”


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Battle: Los Angeles – More soldiers added to battle the alien horde

Posted by LiveFor on September 9, 2009

ramon-rodriguez-5Battle: Los Angeles stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking) as a platoon commander who leads his soldiers against an invading alien army on the streets of Los Angeles. Bridget Moynahan, Michael Pena and Michelle Rodriguez are also in it. Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls) is directing and they are about to start filming in New Orleans…..Set in Los Angeles, filming in New Orleans. The filmmaking world has its own logic.

News from Collider is that a couple more actors have been cast – Ramon Rodriguez (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and R & B singer Ne-Yo who will play a corporal.

Columbia Pictures will release Battle: Los Angeles on 18th February 2011

I just want to know what the aliens are going to look like. Wonder if they’ll be the Visitors from Alien Nation!

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Machete – Check out the supporting cast

Posted by LiveFor on August 5, 2009

Variety has confirmation of many rumours that had been floating around about Robert Rodriguez’s Machete. Have a read:

Danny Trejo is playing the title character and Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson and Jeff Fahey play supporting roles

De Niro, Seagal, Lohan and more! Good or bad it will definitely be one to watch.

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Machete – Lindsay Lohan may be in it?

Posted by LiveFor on July 27, 2009

Who would have seen this one coming for the cool looking Machete.

“I can’t say too much about it except we start shooting in a couple weeks,” Rodriguez told MTV News. “These things come together very quickly and we’re casting right now. The script just came out great.”

Along with addressing the uncommon need for the film to live up to its trailer, the director said the only official casting thus far has been Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez. While he wouldn’t confirm rumors that Robert DeNiro might have a role in the film, he did say that Lindsay Lohan has a part waiting for… if she wants it.

“Lindsay’s cool,” said Rodriguez. “There’s actually cool part in the movie for her if she takes it.”

So she is not signed up but has a possible cool role in the movie. Do you think Lohan should be in it? What role do you think she would be playing?

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UPDATED: De Niro & Seagal may be fighting Machete!

Posted by LiveFor on July 17, 2009

We are all looking forward to the feature length version of Robert Rodriguez’s Machete.

Danny Trejo is back in the title role and he’s out for revenge.

Now Bloody Disgusting have some interesting rumours on other cast members:

  • Michelle Rodriguez will play a character named Luz.
  • Jonah Hill will play Julio.
  • Robert De Niro will play Senator McLaughlin.

That’s right. De Niro! If he is on a good day when he films this then it should be amazing. Plus he will have to have a big smackdown with Trejo.

Still just a rumour, but a very good one.

UPDATE: The Playlist have the news that Steven Seagal will almost definitely be starring in the film. Sounding like another Expendables!

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Michelle Rodriguez spills some great big spoilers on Avatar and Fast & Furious

Posted by LiveFor on April 4, 2009

Rodriguez plays Trudy Chacon in James Cameron’s Avatar which is a film I can’t wait to see. Everything about it has been kept super top secret and then she has to go and say this over on Latina (it’s in invisotext so you’ll have to drag the mouse over it to read it).

Anytime you’ve got a wild, independent, free-spirited woman, she has to die at the end of the movie, unless it’s a movie that’s so sci-fi that it can’t be real, like Tomb Raider. Me? I die in every film that I’m in this year. They’re just gonna have to keep on killing me. I’ll keep coming back, until they realize what’s hot and make flicks for bitches like me.

Why did you have to go and say that Michelle?

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Fast & Furious Featurette – Land Train

Posted by LiveFor on April 3, 2009

A featurette for Fast & Furious entitled “Land Train” courtesy of Apple which offers a behind the scenes look at the intense first scene.

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