Tag Archives: Robert Rodriguez

Report: Lady Gaga confirmed to star in Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills”…

Lady Gaga, confirmed the surprising news that she will be starring in Robert Rodriguez’s sequel to “Machete”, titled, “Machete Kills”. Yes, she will star alongside Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, etc. As you can see in the poster, she’ll be playing a character called, La Chameleon.

I know this casting is controversial to some. Some are going to hate her for this and say that she shouldn’t be in the movie. I would give her a chance and not judge before the movie.

You should know by now folks, that music stars gets turned into actors in this day and age of the entertainment business. As a matter of fact. Music stars turning into movie stars have been happening for years. It all started with Elvis Presley, I believe. Then we got Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Meat Loaf, Michael Jackson, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Travis, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Madonna, Will Smith, etc.

You say music stars don’t have any acting talent that they don’t deserve to be in the movies? Well, I’m sure they have some acting experience ’cause a lot of music stars do a lot of music videos, so that helps them give some acting experience. Think about it.

Gaga’s role in this film could be pretty cool. I’m looking forward to this film.

Kev

Report: Mel Gibson joins, “Machete”, sequel!!!

Mel Gibson maybe in a heated feud against screenwriter, Joe Eszterhas over this Jew stuff, but that’s still not stopping Mel from working on film! Mel has just officially joined the cast of, “Machete Kills”, the sequel to the film, “Machete”, starring Danny Trejo, and directed by, Robert Rodriguez. Mel will be playing a supporting role but his character looks to be under wraps for now.

More on the story, here.

I saw the first, “Machete” movie, and I thought it was awesome! Looking forward to the sequel. Why does Mel keep working on film, even if he keeps getting in trouble in the news?

Well, he’s an actor and film director. That’s what he does. That’s what he is. He keeps working ’cause he likes it. Film and Hollywood is obviously a passion of his.

What’s keeping him working is that all this controversy he’s getting is helping him get a stronger career. Controversy, is good sometimes, ya know? As long as he is big in the news, Hollywood would want to keep working with him ’cause the controversy helps draw more people to the films.

No matter what you think of Mel’s personal problems, he will always be a very talented actor and director. I loved his movies over the years. The last movie he did was, “The Beaver”, last year.

This guy is not going to retire from Hollywood until he’s dead, I’m sure.

Kev

Netflix Pick (DVD): Matchete

Last night, I watched the movie, “Matchete” directed by Robert Rodriguez, starring Danny Trejo, Robert Deniro, Jessica Alba and Steven Seagal. Yes, I finally saw it on Netflix DVD rental. I thought it was a great action movie. When you watch this film, it’ll make you feel like you’re watching a 70’s – 80’s low budget B movie flicks. It seemed like the film was shot with really old cameras. This movie is a revenge story about an illegal immigrant named, Machete Cortez, who is out to find a kidnapped girl. Machete is also a former Mexico federale. A drug lord which Steven Seagal plays, kills his own wife and child, now Matchete is stuck in a debate about illegal immigration.

While the plot and the content of this movie may seem silly to some, it does it’s best to try and stay old school. Rodriguez does a great job with the 70’s style. This is a very violent movie and there’s some nasty gore scenes as well. I can’t stand Jessica Alba, but I actually liked her in this movie. I liked Lindsay Lohan in this flick too.

This movie isn’t for everyone, some may find it pretty stupid, but try watching this film. Danny Trejo makes an awesome action star. I think you may even like it if you give it a chance. This is better than Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” movies.

Kev

Report: Jessica Alba to star in “Spy Kids 4″…

Yes, there is a Spy Kids 4 in the works. Robert Rodriguez is planning to re-boot the series, since he is the one that directed the first three. Jessica Alba will play a retired spy who is a mother of a baby and two preteen step children.

The Spy Kids two leading stars, Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega aren’t kids anymore. That’s the reason they had no choice but to re-boot the franchise but Daryl, Alexa, and Antonio Banderas are expected to return for smaller roles.

Don’t be surprised that they could get Justin Bieber to star as one of the new Spy Kids.

Read more on it here.

Kev

Adrien Brody on the set of Predators and a few other pics…

Robert Rodriguez has finally started filming, “Predators”. Here is a pic of Adrien Brody on set. I used to be worried of Adrien taking over Arnold’s place, but to my surprise, I actually like it so far. Adrien has a good look for this role. Maybe he does has what it takes to be a tough guy badass after all? I’ll wait for a teaser trailer first and then I’ll make my decision if I want to see this in theater or not. In the background if you look closely you notice the original Stan Winston predator. So this might be a great movie after all!

See the rest of the pics here:

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=fhe06buvcr8jc5h3edjl5ttom3&topic=27957.0

Kev

In defense of Adrien Brody for “Predators”…

Ever since the news was broke yesterday that Adrien Brody is starring the leading role in “Predators” as the film’s main action star, this idea is getting a lot of negativity and hate, as expected. I’m sure Robert Rodriguez expected a backlash on his choice of Adrien Brody, too.

Hey, even I said I’m not that big of a fan of his acting. Just because you don’t like his previous films in the past, does not mean he’s going to suck in this one.

Of course, most movie fans would want muscles and full of steroid action stars to be in “Predators”. Robert wanted a different idea. Robert wanted a guy with no action movie experience, so he went for a guy with acting talent. I don’t like Adrien’s acting eithier, but like him or not, Adrien has the skills. He is a talented actor. Robert clearly wanted a guy with acting talent, and not only being a tough guy badass.

Does Adrien have what it takes to be a toughguy badass? YES! He maybe getting a lot of hate now, but I think Adrien will not dissapoint “Predator” and action movie fans.

The reason for the hate on the choice of Adrien Brody is because he’s never done a sci-fi/action movie before, he’s mostly known as a drama star, and think he doesn’t have the potential to be an action movie star.

Hell, we all thought the same with Matt Damon when he was first announced he was doing the Bourne series. We all thought he didn’t have what it takes to be an action star, and Matt Damon was successful and delivered the Bourne films.

The same can happen with Adrien in “Predators”.

I have never seen, “The Pianist”, but I have seen him in the “King Kong” remake. “King Kong” was kind of like an action movie, almost.

If Robert had an action movie tough guy like Stallone, Dolph, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, The Rock, etc. play the lead in “Predators”, that would be silly and boring. Sci-fi action flicks that stars muscle action stars is getting old and boring.

I think Adrien’s the right guy, he’s perfect. This will indeed give him more opportunities to star in many more action flicks ahead after he’s done with “Predators”. Remember, a drama actor just don’t want to star in drama films his entire career.

I always saw Adrien Brody being an action movie kind of guy and I think he can pull it off. I think Robert Rodriguez is going to make this an awesome movie. Looking forward to seeing how he’s going to do it. I’m sure Robert will speak out soon on why he has chosen, Adrien Brody.

Just give Adrien a chance, I think he will deliver a great performance, doing his own action stunts and all.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Adrien Brody to star the lead in “Predators”!!!

Robert Rodriguez is helming the upcoming “Predators” movie, which will be released by 20th Century Fox and seems that Rodriguez found the film’s leading star.

Oscar winner, Adrien Brody, is set to star the lead in, “Predators”. While he is mostly known as a drama star, this will give him the opportunity to make him known as an action star as well. Brody will be playing a character similar to Arnold’s, Dutch from the first “Predator” film.

Variety Reports:

http://weblogs.variety.com/bfdealmemo/2009/10/brody-leads-predators-team-for-fox.html

Look like Adrien will have to start working out in the gym and bulk up a bit for this role. He won’t be no Arnold since he is a skinny guy, but Adrien should at least look fit and tough for this role if he’s really going for it. I’m sure he would get in shape for this role.

I’m not sure if I like this choice, I’m not a fan of this guy’s acting but hey ya never know, maybe Adrien can actually deliver this film.

Kev

Report: Robert Rodriguez’s “Predators” director found, it is Nimrod Antal…and Brock doesn’t want Stallone in the leading role in this…

Well, it looks like Robert Rodriguez himself won’t be directing the, “Predators” reboot. Turns out Robert got a different guy by the name of Nimrod Antal. Nimrod’s most well known film is titled, “Vacancy” that starred Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson.

If you look in the AICN talkback, they are talking about who will star the lead in, “Predators”.

See it here:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41590

Most of the talkbackers in that link are begging for Sly Stallone to star the lead in, “Predators”. Sorry to say, but even though I’m such a huge fanatic of Sly, I don’t want Sly in “Predators”. It doesn’t fit him. “Predator” belongs to Arny.

Robert Rodriguez has been saying he’s been trying to get Arny in the lead as Dutch again, so maybe they are saving this film for when Arny is all done with politics. I think Dutch needs to return. I fucking loved the first, “Predator” film, it was an amazing flick and I would love for Dutch to return.

If Arny says no and turns it down, here are my picks of the leading role: Matt Damon, Dwayne Johnson, Antonio Banderas, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, and Michelle Rodriguez if they pick a female lead.

Kev

Report: Robert Rodriguez is writing and directing, “Predators”…also Arnold returning as Dutch might be a possibility…

AICN spoke with Robert Rodriguez himself in an exclusive interview. Rodriguez just denied the rumours that he isn’t writing and directing, confirmed that he is. He says he plans to make the new “Predators” similar to the first one.

Is Rodriguez saving this movie until Arny is through with being governor? Could Arny come back as Dutch in the next one? If so, that would be fucking cool! Rodriguez says he’ll see what happens to get Arny back, so never say never! 🙂

I also think it would be cool if Danny Glover will return too. Wouldn’t it be badass to see Dutch and Lt. Mike Harrigan to team up? Hell yeah, I loved both “Predator” films.

See it here:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40879

Kev

Thought: About Rodriguez’s “Predators” reboot, could Rose McGowan land the leading role?

I’ve been thinking about Robert Rodriguez’s reboot of “Predators” that’s just been announced. I’m sure everyone is wanting a big mean tough guy to land the leading role, but I think this is going to get a female lead. Don’t be surprised if Rose McGowan, (who is Rodriguez’s real life girlfriend) to land the leading role in “Predators”, the female star could battle these alien creatures herself.

After all, “Alien vs. Predator 1 and 2” both have a female lead and this new “Predators” will probably get the same thing.

Don’t immediately assume that Rodriguez will sign a tough male actor for this one ’cause I’m pretty sure he’s got Rose McGowan in mind. I’m betting your money that McGowan will get this.

Kev

Edit to add: On a side note, I just learned after I posted this that Robert Rodriguez is NOT directing and NOT writing the script, he’s only producing. Still though, Rodriguez could reccomend the film crew to get Rose McGowan as the female lead, just like he did with the “Red Sonja” remake.

See the article on it here:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/04/24/predators-gets-july-2010-release-date/