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Danny Trejo Talks Machete and More!

22 December 2010 11:29 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

His face is instantly recognizable. His deft portrayals of characters both noble and ignoble have elevated him from “that guy with the tattoos” status to a bankable commodity.

The parts he’s played are just as memorable as he is: the knife-wielding Navajas from Desperado, the toothy vampire bartender Razor Charlie from From Dusk Till Dawn, Johnny “Johnny-23” Baca from Con Air, Machete from the Spy Kids series, the lovable biker Slim from Bubble Boy, the “Mexican/Mexican’t” Cucuy from Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Rondo from The Devil's Rejects, Cuchillo from Predators, and now … the illustrious Machete. His name is Danny Trejo, and while you may not know his name, you definitely know his face.

Director Robert Rodriguez – a longtime supporter of Danny’s – turned what might have been a gag trailer for a lost biker revenge film into a media and cultural juggernaut. Machete, made for roughly $10 million, »

- Carnell

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Upcoming DVD and Blu-ray Releases

20 December 2010 3:42 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Every Tuesday a new slew of titles on DVD and Blu-ray hit your local retailer's shelves, and while many of us will still be starry-eyed enjoying the things we received this holiday season, that doesn't mean we can't still look forward to what's next. It's by no means a complete list, and will see additions as more releases are announced, so for now take it as an incomplete guide for your next few months of potential entertainment. So without further ado, here's a rundown of titles arriving on DVD and Blu-ray in the near future.

Arriving December 21st

The A-Team on DVD and Blu-ray (Fox) Angel (IFC) Futurama: Volume 5 on DVD and Blu-ray (Fox) The Horde on DVD (IFC) Let it Rain on DVD (IFC) Map of the Sounds of Tokyo on DVD (IFC) Soul Kitchen on DVD (IFC) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps on DVD and Blu-ray (Fox)

Arriving »

- Lex Walker

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DVD Playhouse: December 2010

19 December 2010 5:17 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse December 2010

By

Allen Gardner

America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper »

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Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi Trilogy Blu-ray Trailer

17 December 2010 1:51 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi Trilogy," which includes "El Mariachi," "Desperado" and "Once Upon in Mexico," on Blu-ray on January 4th, 2011. And today we have a trailer for the trilogy. Check it out below. El Mariachi: A mariachi trades his guitar for a gun in this wild bullet-dodging fast ride through a world of bandito violence. Desperado: This sexy sequel to 'El Mariachi' follows a mysterious guitar player as he seeks vengeance against the men who murdered his girlfriend. The film stars Antonio Baderas, Selma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi and Quentin Tarantino. Once Upon a Time in Mexico: Returning from exile to avenge his slain family, the gun-slinging, guitar-toting "Desperado" dispenses justice the hard way. The film stars Antonio Baderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes and Enrique Iglesias. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »

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Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi Trilogy Shooting its Way Onto Blu-ray January 2011

17 December 2010 11:28 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Who doesn’t know about Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi”? Even if you aren’t a fan of his movies, his tale of getting a film made on a shoestring budget is legendary. The man made the movie for something like seven cents (or thereabouts) using money he acquired while subjecting himself as a human guniea pig in some Godforsaken medical facility. (It was also there that he met “El Mariachi’s” villain, Fyi.) Rodriguez would follow up the low-budget “El Mariachi” with the bigger budgeted “Desperado”, which also got a major cast upgrade with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, not to mention a cameo by Rodriguez buddy Quentin Tarantino. The third in the trilogy, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” did “Desperado” one better, with an even bigger budget and even bigger cast, including Johnny Depp as a sleazy gringo in Mexico. For the very first time, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment »

- Nix

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‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ crashes, ‘Tourist’ underwhelms, ‘The Fighter’ and ‘Black Swan’ shine in limited release.

12 December 2010 4:11 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

hollywoodnews.com: It was a gruesome weekend for wide releases, as two sure-fire openers underperformed, which frankly ought to make Disney very nervous for next weekend. Debuting at a somewhat soft number one was The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The picture is the third in the Chronicles of Narnia series, and likely the last. The first two films in the series were financed in a joint venture between Walden Entertainment and Walt Disney. But after the (comparatively) underwhelming domestic performance of the second film in the series, Prince Caspian, Disney cut its losses and 20th Century Fox picked up the popular fantasy franchise. With a $24.5 million opening weekend for a $140 million venture, Fox will likely do the same cutting and running unless overseas numbers astound. This opening weekend is nearly identical to The Golden Compass, which opened with $25 million on this weekend in December 2007. That infamous »

- Scott Mendelson

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Teaser Trailer for The Day Explodes onto the Interwebs

6 December 2010 12:41 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Ah, the apocalypse. You're such a tease! When will you rear your head? 2012? When the horsemen come back? In time for the rapture? Whatever your beliefs or lack thereof, there's no denying that the prospect of the world's end is a pretty intense one. The trailer for the latest flick looking to blow up the outside world, The Day, has hit the Net, and as always we have a look at it here for you!

Doug Aarniokoski (second unit director work on Takers, Resident Evil: Extinction, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) is behind the camera for the flick featuring an all-star cast including Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, Frozen, Mother's Day, The Ruins), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan ("Lost") and Shannyn Sossamon (Catacombs, One Missed Call).

The film is a visceral action thriller with moral depth spanning 24 hours during which the ensemble »

- Uncle Creepy

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Heart-pounding Teaser Trailer for Apocalyptic Madness in 'The Day'!

6 December 2010 7:58 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Now in post-production is Doug Aarniokoski's The Day, a new indie action thriller described as an "apocalyptic siege warfare film." Aarniokoski is best know for his second unit director work on Takers, Resident Evil: Extinction and even Once Upon a Time in Mexico, is behind the camera for the flick featuring an all-star cast including Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, Frozen, Mother's Day, The Ruins), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, "Lost") and Shannyn Sossamon (Catacombs, One Missed Call)! The pic is an apocalyptic siege warfare film spanning 24 hrs during which a small group of survivors are pit against insurmountable odds. The intention is for this film to be launching pad for a franchise. We have been provided an exclusive first look at the teaser trailer that features astounding music by "Explosions in the Sky". »

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Machete review

24 November 2010 6:16 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Danny Trejo stars in Robert Rodriguez’s ulta-violent action movie Machete. Here’s Ryan’s review…

Danny Trejo’s cool. We know this from his lengthy list of film appearances, which includes Heat, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Con Air and, more recently, Predators. He also has that unmistakeable, lined, grizzled face that appears to have a hundred years of terrible, extraordinary experiences etched onto it, a face that exudes menace and charm in almost equal measure.

A bit player for years (he scored his first role, a tiny part in 1985’s Runaway Train, while working as a drug counsellor for a member of the film’s cast), Machete at last places Trejo centre stage.

A spin-off from the mock trailer that appeared in Robert Rodriguez’s half of Grindhouse, Machete is another deliriously violent, self-referential action throw-back in the vein of straight-to-video mulch such as Chuck Norris’ unintentionally side-splitting Lone Wolf McQuade. »

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Tsr Movie Awards: Best Actor of the Decade (Almost)

14 November 2010 10:26 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Scorecard Review Movie Awards: Best of the Decade (Almost)

Click Here to vote

Actor of the Year (multiple roles)

Editor’s note — each year voters select an actor from all of his films in that year. To be nominated, an actor must have more than one film in that year.

2002 – John C. Reily – Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Good Girl

2002 – Leonardo DiCaprioCatch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York

2003 – Sean PennMystic River, 21 Grams

2003 – Johnny DeppOnce Upon a Time in Mexico, Pirates of the Caribbean

2004 – Mark RuffaloEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Collateral, 13 Going on 30, We Don’t Live Here Anymore

2004 – Jamie FoxxRay, Collateral, Breakin’ All the Rules

2005 – Terrence Howard – Hustle & Flow, Four Brothers, Get Rich or Die Tryin’

2005 – Vince VaughnWedding Crashers, Be Cool, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Thumbsucker

2006 – Leonardo DiCaprioThe Departed, Blood Diamond

2006 – Will FerrellStranger Than Fiction, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby »

- Jeff Bayer

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Afm 2010: Six Bits of Art for The Day

3 November 2010 5:22 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

That damned pesky apocalypse is rearing its head again, and humanity is about to pay and pay big time in this latest siege warfare based indie action thriller, The Day.

Doug Aarniokoski (second unit director work on Takers, Resident Evil: Extinction, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) is behind the camera for the flick featuring an all-star cast including Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, Frozen, Mother's Day, The Ruins), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan ("Lost") and Shannyn Sossamon (Catacombs, One Missed Call).

The film is a visceral action thriller with moral depth spanning 24 hours during which the ensemble cast is pit against insurmountable odds. The intention is for The Day to be the launching pad for a franchise.

Our bros at Bloody Disgusting nailed down the exclusive on several bits of artwork, which you can dig on by clicking on the teaser image below. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Afm '10: 6 Apocalyptic Posters for 'The Day'!

3 November 2010 2:58 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Now filming in Ottawa, Ontario is Doug Aarniokoski's The Day, a new indie action thriller described as an "apocalyptic siege warfare film." Aarniokoski, a Robert Rodriguez protege, best know for his second unit director work on Takers, Resident Evil: Extinction and even Once Upon a Time in Mexico, is behind the camera for the flick featuring an all-star cast including Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, Frozen, Mother's Day, The Ruins), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan ("Lost") and Shannyn Sossamon (Catacombs, One Missed Call)! Kicking off Afm, Bloody Disgusting and Twitch were provided with an exclusive look at the teaser one sheet, along with 5 apocalyptic character posters! Check 'em out inside! »

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Filming Begins on Action-Thriller 'The Day', Impressive Cast!

26 October 2010 9:47 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Filming is underway in Ottawa, Ontario on a new indie action thriller project that brings a vast collection of talented actors together for what's described as an "apocalyptic siege warfare film." Doug Aarniokoski, a Robert Rodriguez protege, best know for his second unit director work on Takers, Resident Evil: Extinction and even Once Upon a Time in Mexico, gets behind the camera for The Day that features the all-star cast of Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, Frozen, Mother's Day, The Ruins), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan ("Lost") and Shannyn Sossamon (One Missed Call)! Details inside. Several of Hollywood's noted rising stars are continuing their love fest with independent films, as apocalyptic siege warfare film The Day begins lensing this week. »

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Motion Picture Purgatory: Machete

14 October 2010 12:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

You may have thought you'd heard the last from us about Robert Rodriguez's Machete until its DVD release, but nope. Our resident crazy Canuck Trembles has just weighed in with his thoughts on the film.

Machete stars Jessica Alba (Sin City), Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious), Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls), Cheech Marin (Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Jeff Fahey ("Lost"), Don Johnson, Steven Seagal (Under Siege), and of course Danny Trejo as the lead character.

It first hit theatres on September 3rd, 2010, and while it certainly didn't set the box office on fire, it is still out there in the multiplexes. Here in San Diego it's showing in two locations. So if you've yet to see it but are contemplating doing so, check out what Rick has to say before trying to track it down in your home town.

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- The Woman In Black

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Austin Film Festival 2010 To Award Robert Rodriguez With Extraordinary Contribution To Filmmaking! - *Press Release

30 September 2010 1:21 PM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

2010 Austin Film Festival To Honor Robert Rodriguez With Extraordinary Contribution To Filmmaking Award Austin, TX (September 30, 2010) – The Austin Film Festival (Aff) is proud to announce today this year’s recipient of the 2010 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award will be Austin’s own Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez will accept the award, along with the other awardees, at the Festival’s annual Award Luncheon held on Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Austin Club. The Awards Luncheon is funded by the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation. In addition, Rodriguez will speak during the Conference. The Austin Film Festival is thrilled to honor a filmmaker who has contributed so much to filmmaking. Along with being a director, screenwriter and producer, Rodriguez frequently serves as editor, director of photographer, sound editor and more on his films. His latest production, Machete, featuring a star-studded cast, came out earlier this year. His film credits also include Predators, Planet Terror, Sin City, »

- Dave Campbell

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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

9 September 2010 1:21 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Merlin and The Inbetweeners return, the extended Doctor Who Prom airs, and there's a lot of movies to look forward to as well...

Whether you missed the shorter version on Monday or it only made you want to watch it again, the slightly longer, fuller coverage of Doctor Who At The Proms 2010 airs tonight, Friday, September 10th at 7:00pm on BBC3. By all accounts, including our own, it was something very special and this broadcast adds about a half an hour of extra special to the enjoyment.

If you've stuck with the secrets and sorcery in Camelot for two series so far, you can continue your investment with the third series of Merlin, starting back on Saturday, September 11th at 7:25pm on BBC1. We hope to have weekly reviews of the show, beginning with series opener, The Tears Of Uther Pendragon.

This telly addict is admittedly not the target audience of The Inbetweeners. »

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Weekend Report: 'The American' Out-Draws The Mexican

7 September 2010 6:27 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The summer movie season came to a typically quiet close over the four-day Labor Day weekend. The American led the way with a standard-issue George Clooney debut, Machete had an average late summer action movie launch, while Going the Distance stalled. Overall business, though, was up nearly seven percent from the same timeframe last year. The American earned $16.7 million over the long weekend at 2,823 locations for a $19.8 million tally since opening Wednesday. That was much more than recent Labor Day adult thrillers The Constant Gardener and Traitor, though the movie's attendance was mid-pack among assasssin-themed pictures. Most of Geroge Clooney's recent vehicles have opened in the same range as The American's $13.2 million three-day weekend, including The Men Who Stare at Goats, Leatherheads, Michael Clayton and Syriana. As quiet as The American may seem, it had the fourth-highest grossing Labor Day launch ever. Distributor Focus Features reported that The American »

- Brandon Gray <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Friday Report: 'Machete,' 'American' Stake Modest Claim

4 September 2010 4:57 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The Mexican edged out The American on Friday, though the latter is poised to come out on top as the weekend progresses. Neither picture generated much excitement, and overall business was typically lackluster for the start of Labor Day weekend. Ripping onto around 3,500 screens at 2,670 locations, Machete mustered an estimated $3.9 million, which was more than Gamer's $3.3 million, Babylon A.D.'s $3.1 million and Crank's $3.3 million among recent Labor Day action movies. Machete's source, Grindhouse, pulled in $5 million on its opening day, while director Robert Rodriguez's last action movie, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, grossed $8.8 million on its first day back in Sept. 2003. The American collected an estimated $3.8 million on approximately 3,200 screens at 2,823 locations, which was significantly greater than the past comparable Wednesday-opening Labor Day thrillers The Constant Gardener and Traitor. It also topped Bangkok Dangerous's $2.7 million and The International's $2.6 million. For star George Clooney, American was within »

- Brandon Gray <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete” is an over-the-top piece of Mexican myth-making

3 September 2010 9:22 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: It is easy to dismiss the angry political threads running through Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete.” While it’s easy to simply say that ‘it’s just a comedic throwback to the exploitation films of the 1970s’, one must remember that those films did indeed tackle the political and social issues of the day. Whether by coincidence or design, the film ends up being an uncommonly timely glance at one of the major political hot-button topics of the day. Because it is a violent action picture, it resolves its specific issues with confrontation and carnage, and it eventually becomes a form of wish-fulfillment fantasy. But in an age where we constantly complain of empty-headed mainstream entertainment, it is a disservice to both the film and to our own desire for relevant mainstream film-making to ignore the fiery conscience at the heart of this over-the-top piece of Mexican myth-making. »

- Scott Mendelson

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Machete Review

3 September 2010 7:31 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Robert RodriguezMachete could use some serious cuts.  Despite adopting the tone of a lean, mean exploitation flick, the film feels flabby and is burdened with too many characters and a convoluted plotline that reduces the screen-time of its Mexploitation hero.  It’s particularly frustrating when what works in the movie works so damn well.  The action is exciting and the jokes are hilarious.  But Rodriguez runs up against the same problem he had with Once Upon a Time in Mexico when he reached for an epic and neglected the power of the angry little bloodbath at his disposal.

Ex-Federale/total badass Machete (Danny Trejo) was left for dead three years ago by drug kingpin Torrez (Steven Seagal).  Now working as a day-laborer, Machete is hired by Booth (Jeff Fahey), a shadowy figure who doesn’t want gardening as much as he wants the grizzled Mexican to assassinate the bigoted »

- Matt Goldberg

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