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11 items from 2017


The Return Of Xander Cage is 2017’s First Essential Film

18 January 2017 8:29 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A love letter to Vin Diesel’s extreme sports heroism.

The cinema of Rob Cohen peaked in the years 2001 and 2002 with the release of The Fast and the Furious, and, as an alternative to a Fast/Furious sequel, the extreme-sports cash-in xXx, starring once and future Fastest and most Furious of all, Vin Diesel. Before getting to xXx (it is no longer necessary to get to The Fast and the Furious, it having long since ascended to pop legend) as a whole it’s necessary to talk about Cohen as a filmmaker, which isn’t possible to do in a positive sense without grappling with some large contradictions. The first, and biggest, is that he’s a director whose strong points are the very things his detractors foreground as faults: his cinema is big and often unwieldy, favoring force over grace, and requires the panacea of adrenaline to counteract the host of elements that fold under rational »

- Danny Bowes

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VOD Vault #8 – The Good, the Bad & the Dead / Rupture

15 January 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Another week, another installment of VOD Vault – taking a look at some on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms recently. It’s been a few months since our last installment, so what say we kick off this reboot of sorts with two movies on the opposite ends of the filmic spectrum: low-budget Western-style crime action/drama The Good, the Bad and the Dead and Rupture, the latest film – a sci-fi thriller – from actress Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).

The Good, The Bad and the Dead

Stars: Johnny Messner, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Pare, Danny Trejo, Vivica Fox, Natassia Malthe | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr.

Also know as 4Got10, The Good, The Bad and the Dead is the latest film from actor/director/producer Timothy Woodward Jr., lensed as part of his multi-picture deal with Cinedigm. It’s also one of three films Woodward; screenwriter Sean Ryan and actor Johnny Messner, »

- Phil Wheat

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New Danny Trejo documentary titled Inmate #1 in the works

13 January 2017 12:15 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Danny Trejo seems like a cool dude. In an interview with the bad movie podcast How Did This Get Made (after making fun of his movie Bad Ass) he revealed that he'll sometimes work on student films if asked, and will even do it pro bono, just so people can have his name in their project. He's also been known to help at-risk youth in his spare time. But Trejo wasn't always so cuddly. If... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Danny Trejo Documentary to Chronicle His Life After Prison and Rise to Fame

12 January 2017 4:05 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Danny Trejo’s life will soon be the subject of a new documentary titled “Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo.” Directed by Brett Harvey, the film will chronicle his tumultuous upbringings, from an early life of drugs, his time in prison, getting clean and his eventual rise to fame.

Trejo will give a a firsthand account of everything he faced in his past, to getting a second chance and changing his life, to becoming a movie star and giving back to the community.

“Today, Danny Trejo is temperate, benevolent and likely one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. But he wasn’t always this way”, said producer Adam Scorgie in a statement. “Growing up in the mean streets of Pacoima, California, he was raised and mentored by his uncle, a drug addict and armed robber. By the age of 12, he had tried heroin. By age 15, he was »

- Liz Calvario

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Inmate #1 Documentary Will Tell Danny Trejo's Amazing Story

12 January 2017 1:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

World-renowned actor Danny Trejo has teamed up with award-winning filmmaker Brett Harvey (Ice Guardians, The Culture High) to tell a story 71-years in the making. Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, currently in production in California, explores the life and career of Hollywood's most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo. Trejo, whose myriad of TV and motion picture work includes Desperado, Machete, Sin City, Predators and Sons of Anarchy, executive produces alongside proficient producing team Adam Scorgie, Rocky Mudaliar, Iliana Nikolic and Craig Balkam.

From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters all the way to helping troubled addicts; Trejo gives a firsthand account of one of the greatest transformations of human character ever put to film. Adam Scorgie, whose credits include recent success Ice Guardians and upcoming Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story, shed some light on the actor's amazing story in a statement. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Death Race: Anarchy’ (aka Death Race 4) hits the home stretch

12 January 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

It’s been four years since the release of the second sequel to the reboot/remake of Death RaceDeath Race: Inferno – and three since the fourth film was sneakily announced by it’s writer Tony Giglio on Twitter, but now news reaches us that Death Race 4, now retitled Death Race: Anarchy has completed filming.

Not to be confused with Roger Corman’s own remake of Death Race, entitled Death Race 2050 (which actually comes from the same production company, Universal 1440 Entertainment), Death Race: Anarchy sees the return of Danny Trejo as Goldberg and Frederick Koehler as Lists – both of whom appeared in Death Race 2 and Death Race: Inferno.

Joining the Death Race family are Black SailsZach McGowan, Christine Marzano, Danny Glover, Lorina Kamburova and a number of homegrown talent from here in the UK: Cassie Clare, Nicholas Aaron, Lucy Aarden, Julian Seager, Lee Shone, Kellie Blaise and Cameron Jack as The Warden… »

- Phil Wheat

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Brett Harvey to direct Danny Trejo life story ‘Inmate#1′

12 January 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

World-renowned actor Danny Trejo has teamed up with award-winning filmmaker Brett Harvey (Ice Guardians, The Culture High) to tell a story 71-years in the making… Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, currently in production in California, explores the life and career of Hollywood’s most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo.

Trejo, whose myriad of TV and motion picture work includes Desperado, Machete, Sin City, Predators and Sons of Anarchy, executive produces alongside proficient producing team Adam Scorgie, Rocky Mudaliar, Iliana Nikolic and Craig Balkam.

Official synopsis:

From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters all the way to helping troubled addicts; Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo gives a firsthand account of one of the greatest transformations of human character ever put to film.

Upon his release from prison in 1969, Danny’s life took a turn for the better. »

- Phil Wheat

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Brett Harvey Tapped to Helm Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo Documentary

12 January 2017 12:11 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

As one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, actor Danny Trejo has played thugs, assassins, villains, monsters and even hero vigilantes.

Now his life story will be seen in a documentary Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo.

Award-winning filmmaker Bretty Harvey (Ice Guardians, The Culture High) has teamed up with the actor to tell his personal story.

The film is currently in production in California.

Fans know Trejo from his various roles that includes Desperado, Machete, Sin City, Predators and Sons Of Anarchy. And that’s the tip of the iceberg of hundreds of roles he had played in the past.

The untold story is Trejo’s life. He entered an early life of drugs by the age of 12, in which he tried heroin. By 15-years-old, he was in jail for the first time. At 23, he was sentenced at San Quentin for selling $30,000 bag of heroin to an undercover agent. »

- Gig Patta

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Movie News: Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy May Risk Danger in 'Triple Frontier'; Danny Trejo Gets His Own Documentary

6 January 2017 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Triple Frontier: Channing Tatum (Magic Mike Xxl, above left) and Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, above right) may be teaming up for a crime thriller. Both actors are in early talks to star in Triple Frontier, to be directed by J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year). The movie is set in a notorious crime zone in South America where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet. [Variety]   Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo: A documentary about actor Danny Trejo (Boost, above) is on its way. As a teenager, Trejo was drawn into a criminal lifestyle and spent years in prison. After he was released, he began helping at-risk youth and a few years later found work on the set of Runaway Train, launching his entertainment career. The doc, directed by Brett Harvey, is aiming for release in...

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- Peter Martin

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News Briefs: Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy May Risk Danger in 'Triple Frontier'

5 January 2017 7:53 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Triple Frontier: Channing Tatum (Magic Mike Xxl, above left) and Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, above right) may be teaming up for a crime thriller. Both actors are in early talks to star in Triple Frontier, to be directed by J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year). The movie is set in a notorious crime zone in South America, where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet. [Variety]   Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo: A documentary about actor Danny Trejo (Boost, above) is on its way....

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Danny Trejo's Rise After Prison and Addiction to be Chronicled in Documentary (Exclusive)

5 January 2017 9:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Danny Trejo is finally going to tell his most personal story yet.

The big screen tough guy is currently in production on Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, a documentary that will chronicle his life and career — from his early days on the streets that led him to prison, to getting clean and working with directors like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez and appearing in films such as Heat, Con Air and Machete.

Brett Harvey, known for his hockey documentary Ice Guardians, is directing. 

"Today, Danny Trejo is temperate, benevolent and likely one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. But he »

- Aaron Couch

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