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Click here to get caught up with Part One: Walking in the footsteps of The Expendables! The next stop on our Expendables tour was a visit with stunt coordinator J.J. Perry, who has worked as a stunt coordinator and/or fight choreographer on such films as Haywire, Get The Gringo, Bullet To The Head, Django Unchained, Machete Kills, and Divergent, amongst countless others. Perry is not only a veteran paratrooper, but also a master of various styles of martial arts, making him a guy you can »
- Paul Shirey
With the long-overdue return to Basin City finally on the horizon, the official Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Facebook page has released a selection of storyboards from the eagerly-anticipated sequel…
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with a cast that also includes returning Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Powers Booth and Jaime King alongside newcomers Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire), Josh Brolin (Old Boy), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Dennis Haysbert (24), Jamie Chung (Believe), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage). Watch the first trailer here.
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- Gary Collinson
Happy Tax Day, dear readers! I hope a lot of you have gotten out and seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier by this point – because it’s totally awesome. And if you’re looking for something scarier at the theater right now, I recommend checking out the new horror movie Oculus. In the meantime, this week’s edition of Trailer Trashin’ steps away from the big summer movies and takes a look at the upcoming indie comedy Chef.
Premise: When Miami-born chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) tries and fails to open a restaurant in Los Angeles, he returns to Miami to fix up a food truck, which he names “El Jefe Cubanos,” and gets reacquainted with his ex-wife Inez (Sofia Vergara). He plans to drive across the country to take another crack at success in L.A.
My take: As I’ve admitted previously in this column, my biggest blind »
- Timothy Monforton
At this point, the Expendables movies follow a predictable promotional trajectory. First, there's a teaser, which reveals the absolutely enormous cast, and then comes posters, which reveal the movie's enormous cast, and the first of many trailers, which also reveal the movie's enormous cast. To the point, the latest footage arrives in what Yahoo calls a "roll call.".
Joining Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham,Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Randy Couture are Wesley Snipes, Mma fighter Ronda Rousey, Kelsey Grammer, boxing champ Victor Ortiz, Kellan Lutz, Antonio Banderas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson.
As for the plot, well, it looks like Stallone and the gang will be facing off against Gibson — who is starting a streak of playing villains after last year's Machete Kills — a ruthless arms dealer who helped found The Expendables but was thought dead. Stallone then brings in new team members in an effort »
- Ryan Gowland
Has there ever been a more perfect example of total outfit envy? Vanessa Hudgens is killing it from black hat to white toe nails in this impeccable coffee-grabbing style. If we didn't know better, we'd think this was a posed look for a "L.A. street chic" photo shoot. Every piece has obviously been carefully selected by the Machete Kills star, but the result is still as breezy as a Malibu beach day. Video: Vanessa Channels Her Inner Beyoncé for "Yoncé" Dance Video—Watch Now! What makes it work so well? The former Disney diva followed three simple style rules that every "best coast" girl should know: 1. Go big with one element. In this case, it's »
A new batch of images has arrived online from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's long-awaited Sin City follow-up Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, giving us a new look at cast members Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, and Powers Boothe....
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with a cast that also includes returning Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King alongside Basin City newcomers Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage). Watch the first trailer here. »
- Gary Collinson
Liam Neeson might be the leading light in older bloke action films right now, but Mel Gibson made a career out of running around with guns long before he crossed the age of 58. He’s clearly looking to break off a piece of the Taken pie with a new thriller called Blood Father.Mesrine director Jean-Francois Richet is overseeing this one, which features a script by Peter Craig, who co-wrote The Town. Blood Father would see Gibson as an ex-con who must rebuild bridges with his wayward 16-year-old daughter when drug dealers mark her for death. And, we assume, he’ll have to wade in guns blazing.Gibson could certainly use a boost as he attempts to reignite a career that has become stalled in controversy and sub-par output. Get The Gringo didn’t do him many favours, and while he was a loopy villain in Machete Kills, the sequel hardly made a blip. »
Mel Gibson has become attached to Blood Father.
The Hollywood star is in talks to star in the action thriller, reports Deadline.
Blood Father, directed by Jean-Francois Richet and written by Peter Craig, is described as a Taken-style movie about an ex-con who reunites with his estranged, wayward 16-year old daughter, and who must protect her from drug dealers attempting to kill her.
The project will start production in May in New Mexico.
Richet previously helmed the 2008 movie Mesrine about the French gangster Jacques Mesrine.
Is there any hope for Mel Gibson? It was almost four years ago that a string of obscene voicemail messages obliterated the actor’s career and then salted the very earth it sprung from. But Gibson hasn’t given up. He’s actually done the opposite, making a new movie every year since 2010 – Edge of Darkness, The Beaver, Get the Gringo and Machete Kills, with The Expendables 3 due out this year. Add another onto that list, because Gibson has just signed onto something called Blood Father. According to Deadline, the film has just put all its major pieces in place: Gibson will star, Jean-Francoise Richet (of Mesrine and 2005′s Assault on Precinct 13 remake) will direct and Peter Craig (The Town) will write the screenplay, based on his own novel. The story sounds just like every other “grizzled old man kills people for some reason” action movie these days: a teenage girl witnesses a murder and »
- Adam Bellotto
The story is being compared to the 2009 Liam Neeson hit Taken, centering on an ex-con (Mel Gibson) who tries to protect his estranged and troubled 16-year-old daughter from drug dealers trying to kill her. The daughter has not been cast at this time.
Peter Craig (The Town) wrote the screenplay, with Chris Briggs (Shark Night 3D) producing through his Why Not Productions company. The project is being fast-tracked into production, which is scheduled to begin shooting this May in New Mexico, although no distributor has been found at this time.
I wouldn’t exactly say that Mel Gibson is staging a comeback, but he’s definitely starting to get his groove back a bit. He was enjoyable in Machete Kills, even if the film itself wasn’t all that great, and I thought that Get The Gringo was definitely underrated. Again, he’s not the A-lister that he once was, far from it in fact, but he has started to put the pieces of his career back together after a very public meltdown.
Today, Deadline reports that the actor has signed on to lead Blood Father, an action thriller penned by The Town scribe Peter Craig. Said to be in the vein of Taken, the film will follows an ex-con (Gibson) who has to protect his estranged daughter from some nasty drug dealers. Behind the camera will be Jean-François Richet, who previously helmed the excellent Mesrine.
While the plot sounds as generic as they come, »
- Matt Joseph
Despite run ins with the law and the court of public opinion, Mel Gibson still remains one of the coolest actor/directors out there. While some people cannot separate their personal opinion from a cinematic one, it is hard to not look at movies like Lethal Weapon, Payback, Mad Max, Conspiracy Theory, and Braveheart and not hope to see that kind of Mel back on the big screen. Despite an entertaining turn in Get The Gringo and a villainous turn in Machete Kills, Gibson has remained outside of »
- Alex Maidy
Here's the latest Austin and Texas film news.
The historic Dobie Theatre, located in the Dobie Center mall off the University of Texas campus, is scheduled to reopen after renovations as a first-run movie house by the end of this year, Austin Business Journal reports. The four-screen theater closed in 2010 and was the original home for Austin Film Society screenings.A production company behind last year's Austin-shot, action-comedy Machete Kills filed a request with Travis County District Judge Scott Jenkins for an injunction against the current rules regarding applications for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program, according to The Austin Chronicle. Machete Productions argues that the movie met all reasonable criteria for the fund, and that it should be eligible for a reimbursement from the state for the $10 million in qualified spending. The company's attorney says its application was denied because of "inappropriate content." A hearing date has not yet been set. »
- Jordan Gass-Poore'
Following on from this month's first trailer [which you can watch here], a trio of new images from Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have arrived online, giving us a look at Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) as the titular dame Ava Lord, returning star Jessica Alba as Nancy and Josh Brolin (Oldboy) as a pre-Clive Owen-looking Dwight McCarthy....
A Dame to Kill For is released on August 22nd, with returning Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined in the cast by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage). »
- Gary Collinson
Entertainment journalist Allison Hope Weiner’s public plea to take Mel Gibson off the Hollywood blacklist inspires debate on the nature of Hollywood forgiveness.
Gibson's Anti-Semitic Remarks, Recorded Outbursts
Weiner, a longtime journalist, published the piece on Deadline Tuesday, March 11, partly titled “Hollywood, Take Mel Gibson Off Your Blacklist.” The article was timed to coincide with the 10-year-anniversary of Gibson’s controversial film The Passion of the Christ, which caused a huge uproar among Hollywood elite and viewers due to its version of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which many deemed anti-Semitic. Gibson defended the film against such allegations and claimed The Passion of the Christ was an accurate description of the events as described in the Bible.
Soon after the film’s 2004 release, Gibson’s career began to dwindle. In 2006, Gibson was arrested on a DUI in Florida and reports of the offensive, drunken tirade he leveled at the arresting officers was leaked. »
Xyz Films has joined Spanish-language actioner Redeemer as executive producer and sales agent. The movie, Redentor in Spanish, stars Chile’s Marko Zaror (Expendables 2, Machete Kills). He’s teaming for the fourth time with writer director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza. This time around, the story follows a former hitman who has made a deal with God: Every day he will hold a gun to his own head and pull the trigger; each time he does not die, he will take it as a sign that he is meant to continue hunting down the men he used to work for. Principal photography starts on March 24 in Chile. Zaror is a highly trained martial artist across multiple disciplines who performs all of his own fight and stunt work without any wires or CGI tricks. Espinoza recently was editor on Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno and his credits as director also include Kiltro, »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Our love for Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror is no secret around here. We've been raging fans since we first came across him in Kiltro - his first of three collaborations to date with writer-director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza - and have been excited to watch his career grow from winning awards at Fantastic Fest and Action Fest with his Chilean work through to his first forays into starring in Us films with Undisputed III and Machete Kills. Heck, it was all the way back in 2008 that Twitch named Zaror one of the world's greatest unsung screen fighting talents and our opinion hasn't changed on that front one iota.Well, if you - like us - have been waiting for Zaror to step back into the...
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We know we've reported some out-there fashion comparisons in our day (Lady Gaga in the "skin" dress comes instantly to mind), but this time we stand by what we see. Vanessa Hudgens looks like she's wearing an adult diaper! See how those itsy-bitsy denim shorts are shaped like baby bloomers in a baby blue hue? And notice how they appear to be carrying what any new parent would affectionately call a "heavy load?" We suspect the Machete Kills actress was focused on how fit her stomach and legs look, thanks to the '90s-style cropped top (is the Yin-Yang back?!) and cut-off shorts. Unfortunately, she forgot to focus on what the combo was doing to her derrière. Sure, there's no point in »
Principal photography on Redeemer (Redentor) is scheduled to commence on March 24 on the Spanish-language project in Chile.
Ernesto Diaz Espinoza wrote and will direct the story of an ex-hitman with a death wish who hunts down his former employers. Servicios Cinematograficos Redeemer Y Compania Limitada is the principal production company.
Xyz Films also represents Us rights. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The company behind the “Machete” movies is setting its sights on the Texas Film Commission. Machete Productions LLC have filed a lawsuit alleging that the board, which is meant to attract film production to the state, instead unfairly denied both “Machete” and its sequel, “Machete Kills,” the tax credits to which they were entitled. Also read: From Robert DeNiro to Mel Gibson, How Robert Rodriguez Gets Those Wild Castings In the suit, Machete Productions says that the commission denied the films tax credits based on its right to judge applications on “general standards of decency” and “the diverse beliefs and values of the. »
- Jordan Zakarin
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