Fantastic Fest kicked off in Austin, TS last night with hometown hero Robert Rodriguez world premiering his new Mexploitation movie Machete Kills (in theaters October 11). Danny Trejo—the man, the myth—returns as Machete, the unstoppable one-man army against all things evil and corrupt. The sequel, about Machete’s quest to defuse a bomb built into baddie Damian Bichir’s chest before it detonates on Washington, D.C., is stuffed with cameos. There’s the Chameleon, a ruthless, face-changing killer played by everyone from Cuba Gooding, Jr. to Antonia Banderas to Lady Gaga. Mel Gibson is a Star Wars-loving genius bent on world destruction. Sofia Vergara a brothel madam with a killer bra. Charlie Sheen turns up as America’s President Rathcock, in a crude portrayal that thoroughly besmirches the office once held by Josiah Bartlett. READ FULL STORY
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“Men fear him. Ladies love him.” His name is Machete.
In the new red-band trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s action sequel Machete Kills, it’s Charlie Sheen who’s calling the killing machine for help taking down a “mad man south of the border.” You might recognize said mad man as Mel Gibson, who plans to use his “army of super soldiers” and a missile to cause some serious damage. As he puts it, “I am a genuine, high-caliber f—er-people-upper.”
What ensues involves explosions, decapitations, intestines being pulled out, explosions, machine guns, Sofia Vergara pelvic thrusting her way to victory, and Lady Gaga getting her hands dirty. Did we mention explosions?
Watch the new red-band trailer for Machete Kills below:
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How do you get your film screened as the opening-night movie of Fantastic Fest? Try making a joke. That, at least, was the origin of Machete Kills, the sequel to 2010’s action-packed Machete and the film whose world premiere will kick off proceedings at this year’s genre event in Austin, Texas, which runs September 19-26. “At the very last minute, I put at the end credits, as a joke, ‘Coming soon Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again,’” explains director Robert Rodriguez. “But people thought for sure they were coming and kept on asking for it. So because of popular demand, we went and made another.”
Machete once again stars Danny Trejo as the titular hero, and he is again surrounded by a starry cast of actors, including Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen (credited under his birth name of “Carlos Estevez”), Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lady Gaga as a hit woman called The Chameleon.
Below, Rodriguez talks more about Machete Kills – which screens at 5:45 p.m. this Thursday — and the likelihood that Trejo’s Machete will indeed … kill again!
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The opening scene of the new Machete Kills could be a scene from Scary Movie 12, but once Carlos Estevez (a.k.a. Charlie Sheen) answers the hot phone, Robert Rodriguez’s gonzo sequel starts riffing off another classic comedy: Austin Powers. There’s a hero (Danny Trejo) plucked from yesteryear for a top-secret mission, a dastardly villain — Mel Gibson! In a cape! — threatening the planet, a sexy government handler, and a bodacious Mexican fembot of the highest caliber.
I’m not sure the movie itself can be more fun than this trailer. But it’s going to be exciting to see if Machete can put the Grrrrrr in killer, baby. Watch the trailer below. READ FULL STORY
If you thought Danny Trejo’s Machete wouldn’t be back for more bloodshed at the end of Robert Rodriguez’ Machete, then you’ve clearly never seen Machete. Example No. 1: The former Federale returns in Machete Kills, freed from a rope noose at the request of the President of the United States of America to kill. Other stuff, too. (Tacos, occasionally.) Michelle Rodriguez lost an eye? With Demián Bichir, Lady Gaga, and Carlos Estevez — yes, Charlie Sheen — with a big gun and a fancy new title: President.
Watch the trailer after the jump:
Let it be said that Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen are at least self-aware. In a new clip from Scary Movie 5, both make plenty of jokes at their own expense, with Lohan commenting that she “prides herself on keeping a low profile” and Sheen riffing on the many security cameras pointing at his bed (in case a burglar tries to steal his sex tapes, of course).
Lohan even takes aim at the 2012 car accident that recently resulted in revocation of her probation and a lockdown rehab sentence. The clip spills in to a trailer that ends with the actress wrecking a car into Sheen’s house and throwing the keys to someone else, saying, “You were driving.”
Check it out below.
Charlie Sheen dies (well, sort of) in new poster for 'A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III' -- EXCLUSIVE
Okay, that headline is shameless. But the new poster for writer-director Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is sort of shameless, too. The period comedy follows the surrealistic misadventures of the titular playboy graphic designer (Charlie Sheen), whose buddies (Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman) try to help him heal his world-melting broken heart. The one-sheet plays off that story by picturing Swan with an arrow through his heart, but the image of an impaled Swan floating above Los Angeles is certain to evoke the persona of the man playing him for many moviegoers. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY
You know, because they’re in a scary movie. What did you think I meant?
After a seven-year hiatus, Dimension Films’s killer parody series will return next year with a 5quel that takes aim at cutting-edge, topical targets including Paranormal Activity (released in 2007), Inception (2010), Black Swan (2010), and Lindsay Lohan’s career (1998-2007). Lohan is just one of several stars, including Charlie Sheen and Mike Tyson, who play themselves in the film; High School Musical alum Ashley Tisdale stars as an actual character, taking over for franchise mainstay Anna Faris.
Here’s the movie’s official trailer, which should be just the thing to suck away any and all remaining Christmas cheer:
Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman attempt to get 'A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III' -- TRAILER
Although writer-director Roman Coppola (CQ, screenwriter on Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited) recently told EW that he’s wary of drawing overt connections between the title hero in his film A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and the well-documented lifestyle of his film’s star, Charlie Sheen, it’s difficult not to draw them watching the film’s first trailer. Over the course of 11 short seconds, Sheen’s character is called “a big fake liar,” “incredibly irresponsible,” and “crazy [and] selfish.” His playboy past gets in the way of his relationship with the girl of his dreams. And he’s plagued by fanciful fantasies involving scantily clad women, some of whom belong to an organization called the Secret Society of Ball Busters.
On the other hand, the word “winning” is never uttered, there aren’t any tigers to been seen, and Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman are around to make Swan’s personal crisis look much, much cooler.
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If the lap dance in the newly released photo above is any indication, the Machete sequel Machete Kills, both directed by Robert Rodriguez, will be yet another sassy, violent romp starring perennial tough guy Danny Trejo.
Open Road Films announced Thursday it’s distributing the film, out in wide release in 2013. The second movie in the trilogy, about Trejo as craggy faced ex-Federale agent Machete, hails from a screenplay by Kyle Ward, based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez. Besides Trejo, the movie stars a long list of known names, including pop diva Lady Gaga, making her acting debut, as well as Oscar nominee Demian Bichir, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Mel Gibson. READ FULL STORY
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