January 16, 2013

Get Ready For A Robert Rodriguez Double Dip This Fall...


Robert Rodriguez is one of my favorite film makers working in Hollywood right now. Why you ask? Well, for one his an original thinker who finds very practical ways to make fantastic movies. secondly, he has been making some of the best genre movies of the last 15 years (Desperado, Machete, Grindhouse, Spy Kids, Sin City) all very unique to their own genre, but all very Rodriguez in their delivery. And finally because my man R Rod is returning to two of his original films to give us sequels, and he is doing so in less then 3 weeks apart this Fall...

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Rodriguez is set to re-enter the world of both Machete & Sin City this fall with many of his usual suspects in tow. First up is 'Machete Kills', the second installment about the militant Mexican policeman with the deadly touch and the heart of gold. Danny Trejo is back as Machete, and he is re-joined by Jessica Alba  & Michelle Rodriguez from the first films cast (they are probably the only ones who survived...lol). Rounding out this Mexploitation flick is an interesting cast of the always sexy Amber Heard, Lady Gaga, Sofia Vergara, and Hollywood's baddest bad boys Mel Gibson & Charlie Sheen. I can't wait to see which of them (or both!) takes over the villain role from Steven Sagal, because Segal was fucking fantastic in the first one. The second entry in the Machete mythos opens on September 13th and is to be part 2 of a proposed trilogy. I am in... Viva Mexicana!!!!


Which brings us to the second release Rodriguez has right around the bend. Not even three weeks after that we get the much anticipated second entry into the Sin City film series, based on the graphic novels of Frank Miller. This one is based on A Dame To Kill, , and focuses on Clive Owen's 'Dwight' character from the first film. But remember all that talk about Dwight having a new face in the scenes from the first movie with Shelly (the dearly departed Brittany Murphy)? they were true, and this film is a prequel to the first one... sooooo, we have a new actor playing Dwight. I am sad to see a quality actor like Clive Owen go, but I do love me some Josh Brolin!!!! he is set to tackle Dwight, with Mickey Rourke returning as Marv, and will also include Jessica Alba, Jaime King, and Rosario Dawson from the first film.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Leoni, Jaimie Chung and the venerable Dennis Haysbert taking over for the recently passed away Michael Clarke Duncan round out some of the new faces on the project. This one is sure to be great... so great in fact that Gordon-Levitt gave up his shot to be the lead character in the tent pole Marvel comics movie Guardians of the Galaxy because he couldn't do both. He choose Rodriguez, and I bet he made a hell of a choice.    sin City 2 opens up on October 4th...

I can't wait to see those two twins in action again... 
Which means that we will have two... COUNT EM, TWO.... Big Budget Robert Rodriguez sequels in theaters at once. That means you will be able to do an ole fashion double feature on these two bad boys in one day at your local theater. i don't think I have ever had the opportunity to see two films from the same director on the same day unless it was a special screening of something old paired with a new release, so this is historic. I think i will plan a CCD get together to mark the event!!!! Stay tuned for details... see you at the movies!!!!  

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