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Watch: Robert Rodriguez’ 1991 Short ‘Bedhead’ Displays Director’s Early Genius

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From “Spy Kids” to “Sin City,” filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is known for his all-encompassing production method and aesthetically flamboyant style, traits that only the most seasoned of directors hope to gain after decades of work. But Robert Rodriguez’ 1991 short film “Bedhead” proves he’s had the same flair since day one.

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Starring Rodriguez’ younger siblings, “Bedhead” follows a young girl named Rebecca and her ongoing squabbles with her rowdy older brother, David, and his unruly bedhead. After receiving telekinetic powers following a slight head injury, Rebecca vows to end David’s bedhead once and for all. Another bump to the head makes her a “straight-thinking kid again,” and she promises to never abuse use her newfound powers again (but the dazed and wary David remains unconvinced.)

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- Mark Burger

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‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ Exclusive Featurette: Robert Rodriguez And Others Talk The Craft of Fight Scenes

21 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 film “From Dusk till Dawn,” written by Quentin Tarantino and starring George Clooney, was a modest box office success and received mixed reviews upon release, but twenty years later, its legacy has endured. The film has become a cult favorite and has produced two direct-to-dvd sequels, a third-person shooter video game, and now a horror TV series on Rodriguez’s television network El Rey. Currently in its third season, “From Dusk till Dawn: The Series” reimagines the story of the film and follows the supernatural adventures of Seth and Richie Gecko (D. J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz). Watch a behind-the-scenes video below that examines the evolution of some of the biggest fight scenes this season.

Read More: ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ Season 3 Exclusive Clip and Photos: Robert Rodriguez’s Vampire Series Returns

Rodriguez developed and executive produced the series. He first came to prominence in »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ Exclusive Featurette: Robert Rodriguez And Others Talk The Craft of Fight Scenes

21 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 film “From Dusk till Dawn,” written by Quentin Tarantino and starring George Clooney, was a modest box office success and received mixed reviews upon release, but twenty years later, its legacy has endured. The film has become a cult favorite and has produced two direct-to-dvd sequels, a third-person shooter video game, and now a horror TV series on Rodriguez’s television network El Rey. Currently in its third season, “From Dusk till Dawn: The Series” reimagines the story of the film and follows the supernatural adventures of Seth and Richie Gecko (D. J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz). Watch a behind-the-scenes video below that examines the evolution of some of the biggest fight scenes this season.

Read More: ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ Season 3 Exclusive Clip and Photos: Robert Rodriguez’s Vampire Series Returns

Rodriguez developed and executive produced the series. He first came to prominence in »

- Vikram Murthi

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Game documentaries: helping movies understand games

5 September 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Wil Jones Sep 7, 2016

Movies based on videogames tend to be awful. But documentaries about games? They're sometimes brilliant...

Hollywood has always has an awkward relationship with videogames. Studios are scared of them because they’re a threat, and something else for teenagers to spend money on instead of big summer movies. But on the other hand, there’s a lot of money in games, and Hollywood wants some of that — but they’ve never properly worked out how. Ever since 1993’s Super Mario Bros, there has been a steady stream of movies based on videogame properties, and their guaranteed awfulness has become a running joke. And while that’s slightly unfair on a few films (Raul Julia totally makes Street Fighter worthwhile), it’s not without reason.

And even when they’re not based on an actual title, attempts to make movies more broadly also tend to be terrible. The Last Starfighter, »

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Bold Films, Robert Rodriguez Developing Horror Movie ‘Blood’ (Exclusive)

18 August 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bold Films and Robert Rodriguez are ramping up development of the Florida-set horror movie project “Blood,” Variety has learned.

Bold Films is also financing. No directors or actors are yet attached.

The producers have brought on Jeff Buhler, whose credits include the recently wrapped “Jacob’s Ladder” remake, a rewrite of Paramount’s “Pet Sematary” and “The Midnight Meat Train,” to write the script. Misha Green (“Sunflower”) wrote the previous drafts.

Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters will produce for Bold Films. Lisa Zambri will executive produce.

The story centers on a recently engaged woman who becomes determined to find her birth family before she marries. But when she meets her unusual kin in the deep woods of Florida, she begins reliving horrifying suppressed memories that lead her to believe her newfound relatives may be hiding some dark secrets.

Rodriguez has been an active director, screenwriter and producer for more than two decades, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Finding Altamira’ Trailer: Antonio Banderas Struggles Between Faith & Science In True Story

3 August 2016 8:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The tension between science and religion rages on far into the 21st century, but the two have been in conflict with each other since the beginning. The new film “Finding Altamira,” directed by Hugh Hudson (“Chariots of Fire”), places that conflict at its center. Antonio Banderas stars as Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola y de la Pedrueca, an archaeologist who in 1878 accidentally discovers a cave filled with ancient paintings. When it turns out that the art is over 10,000 years old, it inspires wrath and condemnation from religious and scientific communities who refuse to accept their conception of human history has been flawed. Now, Marcelino must choose to do what’s right, even though it might put his family and reputation in jeopardy. The film also stars Golshifteh Farahani (“About Elly”), Rupert Everett (“Shakespeare In Love”), Pierre Niney (“Yves Saint Laurent”), and more. Watch a trailer for the film below.

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- Vikram Murthi

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Andrew Lazar, Gil Junger Attached to ‘Dog’s Best Friend’ (Exclusive)

1 August 2016 10:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper” producer Andrew Lazar and writer/director Gil Junger (“10 Things I Hate About You”) have closed a financing deal with China-based M-Star International for family film “Dog’s Best Friend.”

The film, which will begin shooting in October in the U.S. and China, is aimed at starting a new franchise for M-Star in its first co-production with American filmmakers. M-Star is producer of the “Home With Kids” franchise of over 300 television episodes for the Chinese market.

Junger will direct from his own original script about a 12-year-old tech prodigy whose science experiment goes awry and he forges a telepathic connection with his best friend, his dog. The duo join forces and use their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome complications of family and school.

Stanley Preschutti is executive producing.

“Akin to family movies like ‘Spy Kids,’ the ‘Dog’s Best Friend’ franchise is a reflection of our »

- Dave McNary

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Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles: revisiting the film

21 July 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt Edwards Aug 2, 2016

There was a third Crocodile Dundee film? Really? Was Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles any good?

Yes there was. Honestly, yes. No, not particularly.

I think we might have all been understating the cultural importance of the film Crocodile Dundee. It’s sort of mandatory that you do, I think, if you value your sanity. In 1986, when the film came out, it was a massive success at the box office. It grossed $174m  in the Us, making it the second highest grossing film of the year, taking just $2m less than Top Gun. The films writers, including Paul Hogan, were nominated for an Oscar. As much as I think Crocodile Dundee is a fun film, that’s a lot to take in.

In the 1980s, the box office charts looked different to the charts of today. Where now multiplex listings are dominated by brands and superhero films with wince-inducing budgets, »

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Spy Kid Grown Up: 8 Times Alexa PenaVega Showed Her Adorable Baby Bump

14 July 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Because there is nothing sweeter than seeing a mother touch her baby bump.  Alexa PenaVega surprised us all in June with the news that she and husband Carlos PenaVega were expecting their first child.  Only days later, the Spy Kids actress gifted all of her fans with the first photo of her precious baby bump. Ever since then we've had the pleasure of seeing it grown from week to week. The pair has yet to say their new addition is a boy or girl, but some of their fans already think they know and leave comments with their guesses.   Here are our favorite baby bump snaps so far:  1. The First One: We all swooned when the star shared »

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Class of 1986: Johnny 5 Creator Eric Allard Discusses His Iconic Work on Short Circuit

12 July 2016 5:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On May 9th, 1986, John Badham’s Short Circuit debuted in theaters nationwide. The family adventure film with a sci-fi twist starred Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, and Fisher Stevens as a group of humans trying to protect a sentient robot by the name of Number 5—as he’s known to the government agencies chasing him—who goes rogue after electrocution causes him to develop a sense of identity and the constant need for “more input.”

Short Circuit was a smash success upon its release, opening number one at the box office and eventually taking in over $40 million during its theatrical run in the spring and early summer of 1986. And while Short Circuit did as well as it did partly because of the actors involved, there’s no denying that it was the film’s robotic co-star that pretty much stole the film and became a huge part of mid-’80s pop culture as well. »

- Heather Wixson

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Clown Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

12 July 2016 9:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment have announced an August 23rd Blu-ray and DVD release of Clown, directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and produced by Eli Roth (The Green Inferno):

Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – (July 12, 2016) – Producer Eli Roth (Knock Knock, Hostel franchise) and director Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Cop Car) team up to bring audiences a haunting twist on the scary clown. Clown arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 23 from Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment. From a screenplay co-written by Watts and Christopher Ford, the film stars Laura Allen (“Ravenswood,” “All My Children”), Andy Powers (In Her Shoes, “Oz”) and Peter Stormare (“American Gods,” “The Blacklist,” Fargo).

Clown is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off »

- Derek Anderson

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Carla Gugino Gets In "Shape"

2 July 2016 11:19 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ new images of actress Carla Gugino aka 'Sally Jupiter, Silk Spectre' in "Watchmen" (2009), posing for the latest issue of "Shape" magazine:

Gugino is also noted for her role as 'Ingrid Cortez' in the "Spy Kids" trilogy...

...as 'Dr. Vera Gorski' in "Sucker Punch" (2011)...

...and as the lead characters of the television series 'Karen Sisco' and 'Threshold'.

Her other feature film work includes starring roles in "Son in Law" (1993), "Sin City" (2005)," Night at the Museum" (2006), "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011) and "San Andreas" (2015).

Gugino also had lead roles in the television mini-series "Political Animals" (2012) and "Wayward Pines" (2015).

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- Michael Stevens

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Exclusive Interview with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez

21 June 2016 11:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Robert Rodriguez interview

Movie director Robert Rodriguez is one of our favourites. His resume includes DesperadoSin City, The FacultySpy 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.

He used the platform to bring back a project from his past From Dusk Till Dawn; the film starred George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino as brothers and criminal Seth and Richard Gecko. »

- Kat Hughes

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Alexa PenaVega Is Pregnant: Actress and Husband Carlos Expecting Their First Child Together

16 June 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

And then there were three!  Alexa and Carlos PenaVega are expecting their first child together. The Big Time Rush member confirmed the news with a photo of the two posing with a pregnancy test. "Breaking news! It's #ClearblueConfirmed a lil PenaVega is on the way! #ItsHappening #HolyWow #ClearbluePartner," Carlos tweeted.  The Spy Kids star posted a different photo, but also with a pregnancy test. "I cannot believe I finally get to say this... We're Pregnant!!! It's #ClearblueConfirmed that a little blessing is joining the PenaVega family!!!" the actress captioned the post. "We can't wait!!! #ItsHappening #HolyWow #LosForDaddyOfTheYear »

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Netflix Plans "Skylanders," "Spy Kids" Series

16 June 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has given a two-season order for "Skylanders Academy," the first project from video game giant Activision Blizzard's in-house production outfit Activision Blizzard Studios.

The series itself was first announced as being in the works with the creation of the studio late last year. The show, based on the multi-billion dollar toy brand, charts a team of heroes as they train the next wave of Skylanders Academy cadets.

Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Jonathan Banks and Norm MacDonald play regulars while the likes of Susan Sarandon, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait and Chris Diamantopoulos will lend their voices to the series.

"Futurama" writer Eric Rogers serves as showrunner with Sander Schwartz, Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk executive producing. The first episodes will debut on the streaming service in the Fall.

The confirmation comes as Netflix unveiled a new slate of kids' properties set to debut shortly including adaptations of the kids book series "Llama Llama," the graphic novels "Hilda," the Dreamworks animated feature "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," and the live-action "Spy Kids" film franchise.

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- Garth Franklin

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Where Are They Now: Catching Up with 'Spy Kids' Daryl Sabara

14 June 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

 

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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25 years ago today: ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ opened in theaters

14 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

25 years ago today, audiences first saw Kevin Costner’s turn as Robin Hood on the big screen. It was on June 14, 1991 that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves opened in theaters. Facing off against Costner’s heroic outlaw was Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham, just three years after he made his first movie appearance in a role that would become a new classic villain, Hans Gruber in Die Hard. Rickman and Morgan Freeman got critical approval for their performances. Costner and Christian Slater, not so much. Both were nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards for Robin Hood, for Worst Actor and Worst Supporting Actor, respectively. Costner “won” his award, while Slater “lost” to Dan Ackroyd in Nothing but Trouble. Also part of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ legacy: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.” Believe it or not, the theme ballad that Bryan Adams bleated out for this movie earned him an Oscar nomination. But Raspberries or no Raspberries, Oscars or no Oscars, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves found its audience. It was the second-highest grossing movie of 1991, beaten only by Terminator 2: Judgement Day. And it was viewed countless times on VHS for years after that. Other notable June 14 happenings in pop culture history: • 1940: Jimmy Stewart film The Mortal Storm opened in theaters. • 1958: The indoor Alice in Wonderland ride opened next to the Mad Tea Party teacups ride in Disneyland. It was also the day the Columbia Sailing Ship first took passengers around Tom Sawyer Island. • 1959: The Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage, and the Monorail opened at Disneyland. Over 2,000 celebrities, members of the press, and dignitaries attended, including Vice President Richard Nixon. • 1965: Paul McCartney recorded the song “Yesterday” at what is now known as Abbey Road Studios in London. McCartney recorded it without the rest of the group, just with a string quartet, his vocals, and an acoustic guitar, making it essentially the first solo performance by the band. He recorded the song in two takes. • 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono pre-recorded an interview with David Frost that would air on July 10 that year. Lennon said in the interview, “We're trying to sell peace, like a product, you know, and sell it like people sell soap or soft drinks.” • 1970: Eric Clapton’s new band, Derek and the Dominos, gave their first live performance, at London’s Lyceum Theatre. • 1972: Simon & Garfunkel reunited to perform “Bridge Over Troubled Water” at a fundraising concert for presidential candidate George McGovern at New York’s Madison Square Garden. • 1980: The Pretenders fired bassist Pete Farndon, whose drug use had led to an increasingly strained relationship with his bandmates.  • 1980: Billy Joel began six weeks atop the Billboard album chart with Glass Houses. • 1985: Family Feud, which had debuted in 1976, aired its final episode on ABC until CBS re-launched the game show in 1988. • 1989: The game Tetris was released for Game Boy in Japan. A North American release followed in July. • 1990: CBS, which had been the national broadcaster for the NBA since 1973, televised an NBA game for the final time. It was Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers. • 1996: Jim Carrey movie The Cable Guy opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters. • 2002: The Bourne Identity and the Sarah Michelle Gellar Scooby-Doo movie opened in theaters. • 2003: Helen Mirren had the order of Dame bestowed upon her when Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II published the list of those she’d chosen to promote to the Order of the British Empire. Three years later, Mirren portrayed Elizabeth II on film in The Queen. Sting and 007 actor Roger Moore were also conferred with the title of “Sir” on this day. • 2011: Andy Grammer released his self-titled debut studio album. Birthdays: Juno writer Diablo Cody (turns 38 today), singer Boy George (55), Reign actor Torrance Coombs (33), Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale (27), actor-motivational speaker J.R. Martinez (33), Glee actor Kevin McHale (28), Falling Skies actor Will Patton (62), Austin Powers director Jay Roach (59), Spy Kids actor Daryl Sabara (24), Blindspot actor Sullivan Stapleton (39) »

- Emily Rome

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Robert Rodriguez gives us an exclusive update on ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ & ‘Johnny Quest’

4 June 2016 2:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director Robert Rodriguez gives us an exclusive update on both Alita: Battle Angel and Johnny Quest. 

Robert Rodriguez has to be one of the best directors currently working. He burst onto the scene with the fantastic El Mariachi, which premiered at Sundance and he has since gone onto direct a wide range of classics – DesperadoFrom Dusk Till DawnSpy KidsSin City, The Faculty and Machete. He’s also hard at work in the television realm, and is currently working on the third season of the From Dusk Till Dawn series, a spin-off from his own 1996 film.

Once he wraps work on the new season Rodriguez has a couple of high profile movies on his slate, namely Johnny Quest and  Alita: Battle Angel. We were fortunate enough to have a catch up with Robert and here’s what he had to say about the projects.

I start shooting Battle Angel really soon, »

- Kat Hughes

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Alexa PenaVega talks wedding do’s and don’ts, Carlos and Hallmark’s Ms. Matched

3 June 2016 12:37 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

She’s getting married again, and this time it’s not to Carlos Pena Jr.!?! Ok, don’t worry team, it’s just for her new movie. The adorable Alexa PenaVega tells us all about her latest wedding, or should we say weddings, as she discusses her role in Hallmark Channel’s original film Ms. Matched, her recent wedding to Pena Jr. and much more. PenaVega is best known for her role as Carmen Cortez from the Spy Kids movie series, as well as being a 2015 contestant on Dancing With the Stars. In Ms. Matched, PenaVega plays the sassy Libby Boland, a planner of … Continue reading →

The post Alexa PenaVega talks wedding do’s and don’ts, Carlos and Hallmark’s Ms. Matched appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Grace McCormick

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‘Maze Runner’ Star Rosa Salazar to Topline James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

27 May 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” star Rosa Salazar has landed the lead in James Cameron’s adaptation of “Battle Angel Alita.”

Salazar will portray a 26th century cyborg who’s rescued from a scrapyard and put back together. Her character Alita, who only remembers her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior who tracks down vicious criminals.

Robert Rodriguez is directing the film. His credits include “El Mariachi,” “Desperado,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Sin City” and the “Spy Kids” films.

Cameron and Landau, who will produce for Fox under their Lightstorm Entertainment banner, are also currently in pre-production on four “Avatar” sequels.

Alita: Battle Angel” is expected to have a budget between $175 million and $200 million. Salazar is the first cast member to be annouced.

In addition to “The Scorch Trials,” Salazar starred opposite Shailene Woodley in “Insurgent” and will appear in Dax Shepard’s “Chips. »

- Dave McNary

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