"Colette" is another period piece showcase for Kiera Knightley                John C. Reilly looks like a late breaking Academy Award player in the Trailer for "Stan & Ollie"                Brie Larson saves the day in the First Trailer for "Captain Marvel"                The Toronto International Film Festival boosts "Green Book" with its Top Prize                Updated Academy Award predictions for early September                "White Boy Rick" is a compelling character study and period piece                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actress contenders                Shane Black gives "The Predator" his signature clever spin                Venice Film Festival award winners include "The Favourite" and "Roma"                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actor contenders                Watch out for Ben Foster in Best Supporting Actor for "Leave No Trace"                "The Favourite" releases a new Trailer to build off of its positive festival buzz                "All About Nina" and "Fahrenheit 11/9": Films to look forward to in September                Trailer for "The Front Runner" and Buzz from Telluride suggest another Oscar player for Jason Reitman                Taking a look at potential Best Actress contenders        

Tag Archives: Exploitation films

Charlie Sheen to play The President in movie

HollywoodNews.com: Charlie Sheen’s career has seen a little bit of a revival after his sort of meltdown, and now he will be taking on a new film role. Sheen has reportedly been cast as The President in a sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse film ‘Machete,’ states Hollyscoop. Rodriguez revealed the news[...]

Kurt Russell replacing Costner in Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: Director Quentin Tarantino (“Inglourious Basterds”) may have found a replacement for Kevin Costner in his latest film, “Django Unchained.” Costner was set to play Ace Woody, a henchman for the film’s villain, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Costner’s replacement is another grizzled veteran — known to “Grindhouse” fans[...]

Tarantino and Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” Blu-ray a giddy, gory treat for fans

Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we review: “Grindhouse: Two-Disc Collector’s Edition” Every once in a while, a Blu-ray arrives that furthers the format and (hopefully) convinces a few more film fans to[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘The American,’ ‘Machete,’ ‘Going the Distance’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Does this week in movies symbolize the industry’s fond farewell to its megabuck summer blockbuster season or the first blast of the more prestigious and thoughtful Fall movies? Seems it was a little of both with George Clooney’s euro-centric , deliberately paced “thriller”, The American taking the[...]

Michelle Rodriguez: In ‘Machete’ there is ‘hope’

HollywoodNews.com: What did Robert Rodriguez’s rock ‘em, sock ‘em actioner “Machete” symbolize to Michelle Rodriguez? In a word: Hope. The actress, who stars in the film as an underground Che-like figure, went so far to put the R-Rated film which deals with Mexican immigration issues on a pedestal with President[...]

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

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[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Machete,’ ‘American’ vs. Drew Barrymore

HollywoodNews.com: This is it. The end of the summer box office season and three releases aimed at three different demos are set to split their cash evenly at $15 million apiece per media pundits. Leading the fray is Robert Rodriguez/Ethan Maniquis’ high-octane actioner “Machete” starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro,[...]

Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba zest ‘Machete’ action politics

By Anthony D’Alessandro HollywoodNews.com: FILM REVIEW — If there was a classroom full of action directors, such as Michael Bay, Gore Verbinski and McG, Robert Rodriguez would be that rascal who would take them hostage, rap their knuckles with a ruler and stick their noses in a corner. What would[...]

Will Ryan Reynolds, Robert Rodriguez swim in ‘Deadpool’?

HollywoodNews.com: Is Fox’s “Wolverine” spinoff “Deadpool” in limbo? The studio really wants Robert Rodriguez to direct – a good sign indicating that they’re happy with his cut of his exploitation actioner “Machete” due out on Friday. However, there isn’t a window when Rodriguez and “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds are available. News comes per[...]

Lindsay Lohan gets naked in ‘Machete’?

HollywoodNews.com: Fanboys get ready. Turns out Lindsay Lohan, who plays a nun in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming shoot-em up “Machete,” appears only briefly in the film. And when she’s not wearing her habit, she’s – naked. Talk about warming up for her role as X-rated thespian Linda Lovelace in “Inferno.” A[...]
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