("I want to be Robert Rodriguez")
Machete Kills [Open Road Films][R]

How not to be a little envious of Robert Rodriguez? The guy weaponizes women's tits for a living, fer chrissakes. The Texan native, all charm and brawniness, is a man's man: he sticks to his guns and traces his own destiny. And even though he makes oft-gruesome movies, films like "Planet Terror" and "El Mariachi" have their place in the American canon. Besides, giving credit where credit is ... more >

Sin City sequel: who to cast?

Who's going to replace Michael Clarke Duncan in the sequel?

Taking over the role which belonged to Michael Clarke Duncan for the sequel to "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is like a tough act to follow. Clarke Duncan, who left us this past September, played Manute. In an inspired choice director Robert Rodriguez has picked President Palmer from "24," played by Dennis Haysbert. What's more, actress Devon Aoki will be replaced by Jamie Chung in the role ... more >


A Pissed Off Mexican Out to Settle a Score
Danny Trejo, Robert DeNiro and Lindsay Lohan
Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Every now and then, you just want to watch a ridiculous movie. Not an art-house film, not a huge blockbuster, nothing that involves too much emotion or any mind-bending plot twists. As long as you’re not averse to lots of violence and explosions, Machete is just the film for you. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, a frequent Tarantino collaborator, and newcomer Ethan Maniquis, the film follows ... more >