Nothing gnaws on the heel of 80’s action nostalgia quite like Bob – Yes, his first name was Bob – Snake Plissken; the eyepatch-sporting tough guy from the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. Neither good or bad, he’s just an asshole who doesn’t give a f**k about your war, your president… or Hollywood reboots.
Escape From New York is the latest of 80s national treasures getting the reboot treatment. While that is a hard pill to swallow for some, there is some sugar to help the medicine go down. A very pleasing directing has just been attached to direct. (more…)
The Faculty. From Dusk til Dawn. Sin City. Machete. These violent and stylish movies were all given life by genre director Robert Rodriguez. With the support of The Great Quentin Tarantino, Rodriguez made a name for himself presenting audiences with movies that are as tongue in cheek as they are action packed. However, the filmmaker is a huge family man and has shown just how diverse a writer/director he is by taking on less violent family fare such as his Spy Kids series, and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, a movie co-written by his (then) 8 year old son, Racer Rodriguez. It appears that Warner Brothers hasn’t forgotten that Rodriguez does have a bit of softness in his arsenal and has nabbed the Planet Terror director for a big screen adaptation of the classic 1964 Hannah-Barbera cartoon, Jonny Quest. (more…)
While Sony tries to recover from hacking attacks and the aftermath of its decision to pull Seth Rogan and James Franco‘s The Interview from theaters, the movie business still goes on. Sony has just closed a deal that might result in a new franchise for the embattled studio. Robert Rodriquez will direct a live action Fire and Ice movie based on the animated movie by Frank Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi.
After the masterpiece that was the first Sin City, it was hard to imagine that even the original team of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller would be able to top it. And, unfortunately, they didn’t. Nope. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is not as cool as the first movie was. What it is, however, is a nice return to the Sin City world that presents us with three new stories, two of which blew me away. Read on for a more detailed report on what to expect from the movie. Warning! Some spoilers may leak through the cracks. If you’re worried about that, you might want to see the movie before you read a review. (more…)
Guillermo del Toro has made a name for himself as the CGI generation’s answer to Ray Harryhausen. With films such as Pan’s Labrynth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim under his belt, he has emerged as the 21st century’s premiere creator of cinematic monsters both terrible and wondrous.
And he’s prepared to share his secrets to building a better monster with the viewers of the recently launched Hispanic-Interest network El Rey–brainchild of Robert Rodriguez, acclaimed director of such films as Spy Kids, Sin City, and From Dusk Til Dawn. Rodriguez hosts a show on El Rey called The Director’s Chair where he sits down with fellow filmmakers, and discusses the art of cinema. Watch a trailer for an upcoming edition of Rodriguez’s show where he chitchats with del Toro after the jump: (more…)
That’s “Bad to the Bone” in case you’re scratching your head. Yes, here we have another relic from Comic Con weekend in the form of a new trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and yes, it’s definitely NSFW (Not Safe For Work). There’s some discrete nudity, swears galore and lots and lots of violence. The new film from co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, looks like it’s ripe to pick up where the 2005 left off with all the bad guys and bombshells of Basin City (AKA: Sin City) trying to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other. Meaning? Let’s roll the clip. (more…)
Getting its own panel in Hall H today is Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. In attendance will be Miller, director Robert Rodriguez, as well as some of the cast. Again, Rush Urbalejo will be bringing all the updates as they come. Take it away, Rush! Panel starts 2:50pm PST. (more…)
Heavy Metal is a science fiction magazine with an amazing propensity for depicting covers with warrior women in sexy situations. If reading about ultra-violent fantasy and nakedness isn’t your thing, maybe get in that long line over there for the 1981 movie of the same name. Produced by Ivan Reitman and H.M. mag publisher Leonard Mogel, the animated flick was a cult hit and sported a head-banging soundtrack. It was an anthology adaptation of its newsstand roots. Years later, we saw Heavy Metal 2000, which didn’t perform well and wasn’t based on any stories from the zine. Fast-forward to 2011 and enter Robert Rodriguez. He bought the rights to the movie franchise and put Quick Draw Studios on the job. But the question is, will it show on TV or in movie theaters? Does the awesome new poster featured on the next page clue us in? (more…)
The last time that Robert Rodriguez did a sequel, well, let’s just say it, it sucked. Machete Kills seemed a bit underwhelming, but that’s not a word I think (I hope) that is going to be associated with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The action-packed – not to mention inferred-nudity-packed – trailer gives us a lot to chew on including snippets of actors featured in the original film like Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Powers Boothe, and new cast members like Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and naturally (and au naturel) Eva Green. Are you hyped up enough now to see the trailer for yourself… (more…)
We all know Eva Green is hot, but banned by the MPAA hot?! Apparently. News broke this afternoon that a new poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For featuring Ms Green as Ava Lord looking deliriously sexy, loaded for bear and barely covered up, was banned by the MPAA, meaning that it won’t be hanging up in a theater near you. For reasons that are both sad and obvious, the poster skirts a little too close to that MPAA red line between suggestive nudity and “in-your-face” nudity. Or to look at it another way, is this poster more Playboy than Maxim? (more…)