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Directors: Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror, Sin City), Ethan Maniquis
Screenwriters: Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror), Ãlvaro Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter)
Cast: Danny Trejo (Spy Kids, Heat), Jessica Alba (Good Luck Chuck), Robert De Niro (The Good Shepherd), Jeff Fahey (Grindhouse, The Lawnmower Man), Michelle Rodriguez (TV’s Lost, Avatar), Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan
Length: 1h 45m
Synopsis: A widowed ex-Federale who relegates himself to being a day laborer on the border between Texas and Mexico gets offered an opportunity to earn $150,000 if he assassinates a senator hell bent on closing the border between the two nations. Double-crossed after taking the job, the man, known only as Machete (Trejo), must do what he can to stay alive and avoid capture. He receives help from an understanding Customs officer named Sartana (Alba) and an underground pro-immigration network headed by Luz (Rodriguez), a food truck worker. Together they will try to clear Machete’s name and uncover a conspiracy that aims to make voters sympathetic to the bigoted senator’s platform. It would appear that the bad guys just f****** with the wrong Mexican. Read the rest of this entry »
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly just been cast in the independent film Inferno, in which she will play the part of an adult film star. The movie’s story takes place during the 1970s and centers on Lohan’s role as adult industry legend Linda Lovelace (real name Linda Susan Boreman) and her emotional turmoils during her time in front of the camera.
Wali Razaqi, producer for the film, told the Los Angeles Times that, “I would say it’s probably one of the most challenging roles any actor could play – and not because of the sexual content, necessarily – but more because she was so battered and beat up emotionally, that I think it’s gonna take everything Lindsay has to really be able to pull it off.”
He continued, “Not that Lindsay’s life is similar in any way – but she’s been through a lot of ups and downs. A lot of times you’re loved and then you’re hated, and I think she can relate to those emotions and feelings.”
Starring opposite of the 24 year old actress will be Bill Pullman as adult industry icon and Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner.
Quick Opinion: I’m certain that many people across the country will find this casting to be humorously fitting, based on Lohan’s off-screen antics and paparazzi-formed persona. Her reputation in the industry is not nearly as unforgiving, however, as the great Meryl Streep reportedly said that she was impressed with Ms. Lohan’s talent and professionalism during their time together filming A Prairie Home Companion (2006). Judging from the young starlet’s past achievements there isn’t much reason to be overly excited about her newest venture, but I’m personally very intrigued to see if she uses this opportunity to really show off her abilities (and no, I do not mean sexual abilities). If she does well, then there may be hope for her career yet.
IGN.com recently attended the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX where writer/director/producer Robert Rodriguez gathered a small audience to show teaser material for the upcoming July release Predators.
Directed by Nimrod Antal, who accompanied Rodriguez at the event, the teaser material included a first edition trailer and a couple clips from the film. Aside from the presentations, though, the two also discussed some fun facts about the project, which include:
- The first Predator will be referenced as sort of ghost story
- There will be no CGI Predators â€“ all FX regarding them are practical
- 20th Century Fox supports the violence being to the hilt, based on sales of unrated DVDs
- Rodriguez and Antal have plans to make more Predator movies if this one is successful
Also, the story behind how this new Predators project came to fruition is explained (it has apparently been about 15 years in the making). For those anticipating the film, we recommend taking a look at all of what IGN found out (don’t worry, there is nothing really spoilerish).
View the whole article here.
Check out IGN’s quick preview of Machete, set to release late this year. Based on the fake trailer made for Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse, the film brings back all main actors from the trailer, which includes Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, and Jeff Fahey. Some other actors brought on board for the project include Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, and Don Johnson. It is directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis.
Star of the film Danny Trejo had this to say – “It is going to be awesome,” Trejo promises. “We duplicate scenes from the trailer in the movie. What that movie has is the three B’s, what I like to call the three B’s. And what that is is babes, bullets, and blood. And then it’s got machetes, too. The film takes off from the trailer and then it just gets so over the top. I think the movie really lives up to the trailer. I’m really, really proud of it.” – IGN.com
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Considering the popularity of a certain type of actress working in Hollywood, one would think that given this popularity they would be the top talent in town; the mold from which all aspiring actresses should try to shape themselves into. The type of actress to which I am referring is the young and exceptionally beautiful leading lady. However, many argue that some of these women (Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan, etc.) get by solely based on their immense attractiveness and not because of their acting talent (or lack thereof). Such a criticism is certainly harsh, but given the high degree of subjectivity inherent in the interpretation of acting performances such a criticism is nevertheless valid. Let us take a moment and examine one particular star actress of this type – Megan Fox. Read the rest of this entry »