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Interview: Starpulse Goes Mano-A-Mano With Machete Danny Trejo For 'Machete Kills'

January 21st, 2014 11:20am EST
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Even though he’s been featured in a ton of cool and tasty flicks over the years, the seasoned Danny Trejo has become synonymous with one large knife wielding grindhouse character – Machete.  From the mind of Latin filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and featuring the sullen work of a magnetic Trejo, the "Machete" series has become as well known as apple pie.  On the eve of the release of the latest savory outing entitled "Machete Kills" (out Jan. 21 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment), which has the likes of Amber Heard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and even Carlos Estevez aka Charlie Sheen as of all thi...
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Box Office: 'Gravity' Should Prevail Over 'Carrie' Remake

October 18th, 2013 11:10am EDT
Gravity
1) Gravity- 31M Weekend, 165M Total

After dipping a mere 22% last week, Gravity is actually gaining back some of the IMAX screens it lost to Captain Phillips. Another similar drop for Gravity should keep it firmly in first place.

2) Carrie- 18M Weekend, 18M Total

The problem with Carrie is that it is a remake. And they’ve tried to bring Carrie back before (anyone remember Carrie 2?) and it hasn’t worked out well for anyone. The preview makes it seem like critics are loving it, but it only has a 48% on Rotten Tomatoes. It should do OK this weekend, but I don’t think it’s a smash hit.

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Lady Gaga's 'Machete Kills' Single 'Aura' Released (Watch The Video!)

October 10th, 2013 12:05pm EDT
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The first track from Lady Gaga's upcoming "ARTPOP" album is also a featured track in the film in which she'll make her acting debut: Machete Kills.

A lyric video for the single, filled with video footage from the movie, was released two days ahead of the film's release this Friday.

The new promo features appearances from her "Machete Kills" co-stars, including Danny Trejo, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez and Charlie Sheen.

The sequel to Robert Rodriguez' classic 2010 campy grindhouse film fines Machete (Trejo) recruited by the president (Sheen) to stop a crazed terrorist from starting ...
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'Machete Kills' Los Angeles Premiere Pics: Sofia Vergara, Mel Gibson, More

October 3rd, 2013 11:00am EDT
Sofia Vergara
The Los Angeles premiere of "Machete Kills" was chock full of celebrities on Wednesday night. No matter what she wears, Sofia Vergara always looks good. The "Modern Family" star stepped out in a sheer black beaded floor-length gown.

The actress/ model famously wears a gun-wielding bra in the film.

In the film, the U.S. government recruits Machete (Danny Trejo) for a seemingly impossible task to fight his way through Mexico to stop a dangerous cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has a plan for global anarchy. Charlie Sheen plays the president and Mel Gibson plays the...
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'Machete Kills' Trailer Brings The Stars And The Action

May 30th, 2013 5:03pm EDT
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Machete is back – on orders from the President of the United States.

In the new trailer for grindhouse flick Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as the former Federal agent Machete. After having a stay of execution from none other than the President of the United States, he’s hired to take on an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who wants to spread chaos across the world.

Amusingly, the President is “newcomer” Carlos Estevez – the first time ever Charlie Sheen has been credited in a film with his real name. And that eccentric billionaire? He’s played by Mel Gibson!

The trailer is just a...
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First Look: Sofia Vergara's Breasts Are Lethal Weapons In 'Machete Kills'

March 7th, 2013 4:03pm EST
Sofia Vergara's Breast Are Lethal Weapons In 'Machete Kills'
Apparently Danny Trejo's isn't the only lethal weapon in Robert Rodriquez's highly anticipated sequel, "Machete Kills."

The latest promo for the film features Lady Desdemona (Sofia Vergara) exercising her Second Amendment rights with a gun-blazing bra!

This isn't the first time Rodriguez has turned a sexy woman into a killing machine -- Rose McGowan sported a machine gun for a leg after zombies chewed off one of hers in the director's Grindhouse film Planet Terror in 2007.

The sequel to 2010's Machete brings us the return of Danny Trejo as the ultimate badass.

Recruited by the governmen...
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Lindsay Lohan's Character Written Out Of 'Machete Kills'

January 30th, 2013 11:25am EST
Machete
Lindsay Lohan's ailing career has been dealt yet another blow as her gun-toting character in Machete has been written out of the film's sequel.

Director Robert Rodriguez gave Lohan a chance to return to the big screen in his violent 2010 film, but the troubled star was cut from the trailer and the end credits after she was convicted of violating the terms of her probation stemming from a 2007 DUI arrest.

The filmmaker has now confirmed that Lohan's 'nun with a gun' character April will not feature in his upcoming follow-up, Machete Kills.

He tells MTV.com, "No, she's not in it. We tho...
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What Can We Expect From Lady Gaga's Movie Role?

July 30th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
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With both Lady Gaga and director Robert Rodriguez announcing on Twitter that Gaga would be making her movie debut in the second installment of the Machete series, Machete Kills, the internet has been abuzz with all kinds of excited talk from Gaga fans. However, it remains to be seen just how big her role is going to be, and whether or not this Rodriguez movie is even going to be a Rodriguez movie.

The issue lies with the fact that filming for the movie is clashing somewhat with filming for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, another movie that Rodriguez is slated to direct. Rodriguez has said ...
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Lady Gaga To Make Acting Debut In 'Machete Kills'

July 26th, 2012 11:10pm EDT
Lady Gaga Machete Kills
Director Robert Rodriguez revealed in a post on his Twitter page that Lady Gaga has been cast in his upcoming Machete sequel, Machete Kills.

Mother Monster will make her acting debut in the role of Lady Chameleon, and Rodriguez posted the official production photo along with his announcement Thursday.

"Yes its true," Gaga said via Twitter. "I will be making my debut as an actress ln the amazing MACHETE KILLS BY @RODRIGUEZ IM SO EXCITED!!! AH! Filming was insane."

If the cast is any indication, the film should be just as good -- if not better -- than the first. Danny Trejo returns in the ...
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