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The Gecko brothers are back this fall. Today, El Rey Network announced season three of From Dusk Till Dawn will premiere in September.Based on the Robert Rodriguez film, the horror series stars DJ Cotrona and Zane Holtz as Seth and Richie Gecko, two criminal brothers wanted by the government. The cast also includes Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Emily Rios, and Jake Busey.Read More… »
Press Release: July 20, 2016 (Los Angeles, CA / Austin, TX) – Miramax® and El Rey Network announced today that Season 3 of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series will premiere on September 6 at 9Pm Et. The 10 new, action-packed, horror-filled episodes follow the Gecko brothers into the vortex of the culebra underworld, as they are forced to assemble an unlikely crew to battle new enemies determined to take them down.
Season three features a returning ensemble cast including D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Emily Rios and Jake Busey. New cast joining the third season are: Ana de la Reguera (“Jane the Virgin”, “Narcos”) who will have a recurring role as Lord Venganza Verdugo, »
- Derek Anderson
United Media Capital has formed a joint venture fund with Pigmental Studios and United Independents Group to co-finance a slate of animated and live action films, Variety has learned exclusively.
The first two films will be animated titles “Household Pests” and “Mean Margaret.” Sergio Pablos, the co-creator of “Despicable Me,” is producing “Household Pests” with Marina Martins of Pigmental Studios, Dennis Lorrig, Robert Rodriguez, George Malasek and John Cole.
“Household Pests,” based on an original idea from Pablos, follows an imaginative boy who battles monsters under his bed every night, while his mother refuses to believe that they exist. An undercover monster exterminator helps the boy save his town.
“Mean Margaret” is based on the children’s book of the same name. That film is being produced by Jay Ahn and Chris Henderson (“Return to Neverland”) with Chuck Williams (“Brother Bear”) managing for new studio Astro-Nomical Entertainment.
“Mean Margaret” is »
- Dave McNary
The Tempter screens Monday, July 18th at 9:30pm at The Tivoli Theater as part of this year’s St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase. Ticket information can be found Here
Writer/director Benjamin Thomas’ The Tempter tells the story of a man who is offered all the kingdoms of the earth — all the fame and fortune he can dream of — but he must decide whether to make a bargain with a devil.
Benjamin Thomas took the time to answer questions about his film for We Are Movie Geeks in advance of it’s screening at the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.
We Are Movie Geeks: What was your filmmaking experience before The Tempter?
Benjamin Thomas: Ozark Films had made several shorts, many of them utter disasters, but we learned from all of our mistakes. After a couple years of making shorts (some of them quite good) we decided it »
- Tom Stockman
On July 15, 1996, IndieWire launched as an e-mail newsletter providing “the daily news service for independent film.” (See the first newsletter here.) The original iteration of the site was the brainchild of Cheri Barner, Eugene Hernandez and Mark Rabinowitz, three recent college students obsessed with the movies. In the ensuing years, IndieWire grew and changed hands many times over. Barner now works as a talent manager in Los Angeles, Hernandez is the deputy director of the Film Society Lincoln Center, and Rabinowitz is a freelance publicist, consultant and programmer.
But they have remained a part of our close-knit community. As IndieWire arrives at its 20th anniversary, the trio gathered together for their first joint interview to recall the early days of IndieWire — as well as the thriving American independent film scene that inspired the publication.
Eugene Hernandez: IndieWire was an outgrowth of something that Mark, Cheri and I had started in 1995. At the time, »
- Eric Kohn
According to producers James Cameron and Jon Landau, Robert Rodriguez, director of "Sin City", is now in pre-production to helm the live-action 'female cyborg' feature "Battle Angel", based on the graphic novels by Yukito Kishoiro, "exploring a young woman’s journey of self-discovery...":
"Robert and I have been looking for a film to do together for years," said Cameron, director of "Terminator", "Aliens" and "Avatar", "so I was pumped when he said he wanted to do 'Battle Angel'. He’s very collaborative and we’re already like two kids building a go-kart, just having fun riffing creatively and technically.
"This project is near and dear to me, and there’s nobody I trust more than Robert, with his technical virtuosity and rebel style, to take over the directing reins. We’re looking forward to learning a lot from each other while we make a kick-ass epic..."
- Michael Stevens
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City (2005) is playing on Mubi June 18 - July 17, 2016 in the United States. Sin CityWhat happens when a performer’s face changes? This very question animated a bewildering piece by Owen Gleiberman last month in Variety, wherein Gleiberman—a man—pondered whether Renée Zellweger’s slightly aged, maybe plastic surgery-tinkered visage made her an entirely different performer. He sustained this mediation on the basis of a whopping three-minute trailer for Bridget Jones’ sBaby, hoarily declaring his good intentions to combat Hollywood’s sexist machinations at his piece’s onset. Yet, in spite of this pretense, his approach exhibited an astonishing lack of stringency, ultimately scrutinizing Zellweger along the same sexist lines he claimed to bemoan. Like others, I find this storied practice of male critics inspecting women’s faces pretty odious. If male critics have gotten craftier than such forefathers as John Simon (who, »
Shock’s Trevor Parker rises to the defense of one of Tarantino’s most maligned works. Next year will mark a decade since the release of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse, a double-feature throwback experiment that stroked the sensibilities of genre nerds while confusing and alienating the general moviegoing public. Upon Grindhouse’s theatrical release, anecdotes came…
The post In Defense of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Chris Alexander
With Camera's rolling in New Orleans, Louisiana, John Malkovich joins the cast of Supercon. The comedic feature follows a group of washed up television stars and comic book artists who make their living attending conventions. Down on their luck, the rag tag team hashes a plot to rob the convention and bring justice to a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.
With a body of work spanning almost three decades, industry legend John Malkovich is one of the most compelling minds in entertainment. His celebrated performances span every genre, and range from roles in thought-provoking independent films to those in big-budget franchises. In addition to being an accomplished actor, Malkovich is also a director, producer, clothing designer, and artist.
Feast on these intense new stills from the third round of From Dusk Till Dawn. Shock has been covering the third season production of El Rey’s acclaimed From Dusk Till Dawn series, the expansion of the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino action/horror hybrid cult classic feature film. You can read the full list of directors for…
- Chris Alexander
The Gecko brothers are back in business in Season 3 of El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and new photos from the upcoming season tease familiar faces, including Kate Fuller (Madison Davenport) like you've never seen her before.
Press Release: Season three continues the Gecko brothers' saga as they fight their way through the world of culebras, the vampire-snake hybrids that control hidden empires in Texas and Mexico. Once the baddest outlaws in the land, Seth and Richie made a run for the Border two years ago to save their lives - and their fortune. They ran headlong into a bar full of bloodsuckers and bandits, facing off with the vampire goddess Santánico. The Geckos joined her cause, and they settled an old score. It won them a place in the culebra world. Now that world is about to explode, and new enemies are gathering - dark forces, »
- Derek Anderson
Green then played 'Bond Girl' 'Vesper Lynd' in "Casino Royale" (2006).
She has also appeared in the TV series "Camelot" (2011)...
In 2014, Green played 'Artemisia' in the "300: Rise of an Empire"...
Green also stars in »
- Michael Stevens
The cult classic franchise from Robert Rodriguez returns...To celebrate the release of From Dusk Till Dawn: Season Two - available on DVD and for download from 27th June - we are giving away a copy on DVD! With Season Three already underway, this DVD is an essential, explosive part of the franchises' growth and a must-own for any horror or action fan.. Contest Ends on Friday, July 08, 2016 »
Robert Rodriguez interview
Movie director Robert Rodriguez is one of our favourites. His resume includes Desperado, Sin City, The Faculty, Spy Kids, From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror and Machete, and eclectic range of genre films that all hit the right spot.
Rodriguez is somewhat of a maverick film director. He’s not one to play by the expected rules of the movie world, be that in what he puts on the screen or how he interacts with his peers. During his career he has left both the screen writers and directors guild in favour of blazing his own path. His latest venture has been to create his own television network ‘El Rey’ which caters to a Latin American audience.
- Kat Hughes
Kobe Bryant is set to receive the Kids’ Choice Sports Legend award, and some of Broadway’s top stars will visit “Maya & Marty” to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting, plus more in Monday’s news roundup.
Kobe Bryant will be honored with the Legend award at Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Sports 2016” ceremony. Bryant will receive the award in recognition of being a five-time NBA Champion, four-time NBA Finals Mvp and two-time Olympic gold medalist, in addition to his sportsmanship on and off the basketball court. The award show will be hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and will air on Sunday, July 17, from 8-9:30 p.m. from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network and SeriesFest have announced the launch of The El Rey Network Diversity in Storytelling Award. The inaugural award will be handed out at the TV and content festival, which »
- Lamarco McClendon
30 years ago today, audiences were treated again to the utterly watchable pair of Daniel and Mr. Miyagi. The Karate Kid, Part II opened in theaters on June 20, 1986. In the sequel, released two years after the original film, Daniel’s wax on, wax off early training days are behind him, and he’s impressively slicing through six blocks of ice. The boy and his mentor travel together to Mr. Miyagi’s home village in Okinawa, Japan. Sparks fly between Daniel and Kumiko, the niece of Mr. Miyagi’s childhood girlfriend, to the synthesizer-tastic tune of “Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera. The song hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 later that summer and got an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. Other notable June 20 happenings in pop culture history: • 1948: The Ed Sullivan Show — then titled Toast of the Town — premiered on CBS. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis performed in that first episode, »
- Emily Rome
The cult classic franchise from Robert Rodriguez returns…
To celebrate the release of From Dusk Till Dawn: Season Two – available on DVD and for download from 27th June – we are giving away a copy on DVD!
Season Two explores the next chapter in the lives of the Gecko Brothers, the Fullers and the mysterious culebra underworld. With a returning cast of great acting talent as well as welcoming Rodriquez fan-favourite Danny Trejo as new villain The Regulator, Season Two features more blood, more death and even more destruction!
With Season Three already underway, this DVD is an essential, explosive part of the franchises’ growth and a must-own for any horror or action fan.
Order today via Amazon!
The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, July 3rd. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…
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- Gary Collinson
June 14 marks Daryl Sabara's 24th birthday, and recently CineMovie talked to the actor who got his start at an early age with Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids franchise. CineMovie caught up with Sabara at May's Hola Mexico Film Festival where came out to support Nicolas Lopez' U.S. premiere of Sin Filtro.
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Fans of “The Walking Dead” are already familiar with the sight of Norman Reedus astride a motorcycle — his character’s vehicle of choice when it comes to traversing the zombie-infested world depicted in AMC’s horror hit — but we don’t often get the chance to hear him discussing his love of the machines, or see him exploring the varied landscapes outside Atlanta, where the show films. That’s where AMC’s new travel show, “Ride with Norman Reedus,” comes in, as the actor invites viewers to join him on the open road, exploring biker culture and celebrating some of the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and motorcycle craftsmen around the country.
Each episode starts in a new city with Reedus and his riding companion for the week – a roster that includes Peter Fonda, Robert Rodriguez and Balthazar Getty — as they explore the local sights and share their passion for bikes of all types, from dirtbikes to vintage choppers.
Variety spoke to Reedus about his new series, which was filmed during the break between “The Walking Dead” Season 6 and Season 7.
How did the series come about?
It originally came from Joel Stillerman, who’s the head of Original Programming at AMC and president of that department. He called me up, and he said, hey, I got an idea. Call me back, and then I called him back, and he told me, and I said, “yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Before you change your mind, yes,” and that’s where it started. [Laughs.]
How did you pick the locations for the rides?
A lot of it’s word of mouth, and there’s maps that are made just for motorcyclists to have motorcycle routes, which are all word of mouth as well. So that and the fact that we shot it in between seasons in the winter. So you need to go places warm. [Laughs.] So there’s both of those things, and also where there’s warm weather all year round, there’s a lot of good motorcycle riding.
What about choosing your riding companions? I’d imagine there were a lot of people itching to go out on the road.
There was a long list of people that wanted to do it and a long list of people that I wanted to be on it, but it had to do with schedules. It also has to do with their history and those locations. Like Peter Fonda, he used to live in the Keys — so doing a ride through Florida with Peter Fonda is kind of a no-brainer.
Was there anything you discovered out on the road that surprised you?
Yeah. As far as bringing a guest rider, like taking a road trip with anyone or a vacation, you learn a whole bunch more stuff about each other by the end of it, and I learned a bunch about everybody. Peter, for example, that episode ends basically with me being in awe of Peter Fonda. I’ve heard all these stories; crazy stories, and fun stories, and sincere stories, and by the end of it, I loved him more than I did before I started, and I loved him a lot before we started. So you do learn things about each other, and people are right there with us.
This isn’t scripted television. I mean, it’s really not scripted television. I know there’s “unscripted” television, which is really scripted, but ours is really unscripted. So they learn things about me, and I learn things about them, and we go into a town, and you meet people. You’ll meet an old couple that have been traveling for months on a motorcycle who are in their late 60s, early 70s, and you hear their stories, and you’re like, “wow, I want to be you one day.” There’s a whole bunch of eye-opening little things that happen here and there.
Do you have people scouting ahead for some of the pitstops, or do you find random places along the way?
Both. We have a certain route that we’re going to try to follow or a certain town, or I’ll recommend a town, and someone will go there and check it out. Then it’s also that we have to move the company from this location, to that location, to that location, and that’s a factor, and then sometimes on the way from point A to point B, we’ll meet somebody, and they’ll go, “you should try…” and so we’ll try that as well. It’s a combination of all those things.
Your passion for motorcycles really shines through; how do you strike the balance between the travel aspect of the show and geeking out over the bikes — is it just a question of following your natural instincts and reactions?
It’s really me geeking out. I’m not an expert in any manner. I just like them, and I like riding them, and I like hearing about them, but I’m not a gearhead. I don’t know things that other people know, so I’m learning them for the first time, and we didn’t want to make a gearhead show ever. That was never our intention. There’s people that do that really well already. So we wanted people to feel like they’re on this trip with us, and me discovering things for the first time — if they’re with us, they feel like they are too. And also the lifestyle behind it. We have one episode where we meet a couple that lives way up in the woods, and all they do is restore old vintage BMW motorcycles, and they’re so happy out there living that life, and it’s such a cool way to live. They’re like, “let’s go get a fried pie,” and I’m like, “okay!”
I also noticed some of your photography dotted throughout the episodes, which gives it more of a curated, travelogue vibe. How did you come up with the aesthetic for the show?
It’s a combination. By the end of filming one episode, we have enough content to make it a four-hour episode. You know what I mean? I do photography shows and photography books, and I’ve been doing that as long as I’ve been riding motorcycles. So it’s a natural thing for me to pull out a camera, and I always have a camera in my pocket, like, always, and not an iPhone. Like a camera camera. I’m seeing things I didn’t see before, so I’m constantly taking pictures of them.
Did you encounter many technical difficulties on the road?
Yeah, there are certain things that you learn along the way, for sure. Helmet mics work better with your face shield down. Helmet mics work better when your bike isn’t the loudest thing on the road. You know, there’s little things that you learn. If you have a stunt guy with a camera guy on the back and he’s backwards hanging off the bike, filming the ground and you’re going down the freeway and they’re calling you to get closer to the camera, sometimes that stunt guy’s bike will shoot rocks into your shins really, really hard, and you’ll start bleeding. Little things like that. [Laughs.]
There’s a lot of fun things like that, too, and there’s a lot of things we learned along the way. We were on these Triumph bikes in New Orleans, and Brent Hinds — he’s a singer for a band called Mastodon — and I discovered that these bikes had seat heaters, right, and grip heaters, and it was really hot. So, every once in a while, I’d sneak over and hit Brent’s seat heater, which turned into part of the episode where he was like, “this is you. I know you’re doing it,” and I was like, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” But I was doing it the whole time. Little things.
“The Walking Dead” is such a popular show, it’s inevitable that you’ll meet fans out on the road, and we do see a couple of encounters in the show. How was that experience for you?
That happened everywhere we went, and we couldn’t make every episode have tons of that because it would’ve just been that, but that’s part of a road trip — you meet new people for whatever reason, whether it’s an interest in the show, or an interest in motorcycles, or they like your helmet, or you’re eating at the same restaurant. You meet them, so we incorporate it in the show, and you go to a biking event, it’s full of people, and they all have cameras, and everyone’s geeking on things, and then the camera crew shows up, and they go, “oh my God, you’re the dude on the thing,” and then you end up with a crowd. So we incorporated some of the crowd.
Is it still overwhelming when you encounter that — or is it possible to get used to it?
I don’t know if you ever get used to it, to be honest. I don’t know if you ever do. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and sometimes you know it’s going to happen before you get there. You go to a grocery store, and there’s a mob, and then you’re like, “oh, God, I just want the milk.” So, yeah, you expect it sometimes. Sometimes you forget, and sometimes you’re like, “oh, yeah, s–t, I’m famous.”
And you filmed it between Season 6 and Season 7, and the Season 6 finale ended on that huge cliffhanger — I’m guessing that must’ve made everyone even crazier when they saw you?
You’re exactly right, yeah. But everyone’s excited for 7 to reveal the answers to 6. So I will say it’s well worth the wait. You know what I mean? I know what happens, and we shot it, and it’s well worth the wait. Trust me.
Fans have had a slogan for several years: “If Daryl dies, we riot.” How do you feel about that, knowing fans are so protective of your character?
I will be passing out matches if that happens — I will be starting the riot. You know what, I’m very appreciative. I put a lot of work into this character for a long time, and I really like my job, and I like all the people I work with an awful lot, and I like all those fans that have my back, and I have their back, and I’m trying to do a good job for them as well. So it’s one big family that I’m proud to be part of.
“Ride with Norman Reedus” premieres Sunday, June 12 at 10 p.m. on AMC.
- Laura Prudom
It was all the way back in 2003 that young Hungarian director Nimrod Antal burst on to the scene with Kontroll, a super stylish action-comedy-thriller hybrid revolving around subway workers in Budapest. The film marked Antal as a director to watch and, sure enough, Hollywood was watching and he's been working in English on this side of the ocean ever since with his Us career hitting its peak with the one two punch of the Robert Rodriguez produced Predators and 3D concert film Metallica Through The Never. But now he's headed home. Antal's next film will be his first Hungarian effort since Kontroll, a large scaled biopic of Attila Ambrus - a Hungarian born in Romania who requested asylum in Hungary in 1988 and launched...
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