By Lee Hernandez | 02/22/2011 - 16:33
Robert Rodriguez's latest film might be his shortest one yet. The Machete director recently directed a short film called, The Black Mamba for Nike Basketball that stars Kobe Bryant as The Black Mamba--a gritty hero who utilizes fundamental basketball skills to dispose of villains such as The Crippler (Danny Trejo), Mister Suave (Bruce Willis) and The Boss (Kanye West).
By Mariela Rosario | 09/03/2010 - 13:00
The buzz behind Machete is growing and we got our hands on this sneak peek of Robert Rodriguez's "Mexploitation" flick so you can see what's in store for you when you head to the theaters this holiday weekend. But watcher beware, this movie has a lot of blood and guts (literally) and this scene is no exception.
Do you think the time has come for "Mexploitation" films to be the next hot ticket in Hollywood?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/02/2010 - 14:00
Danny Trejo has been in nearly 200 movies, his latest being Machete, which opens this week and marks his ninth collaboration with director (and distant cousin) Robert Rodriguez. But as ubiquitous as the Mexican American’s fearsome face and physique is, there is still a lot most people don’t know about the real Danny. Here are some of the most surprising bits:
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/31/2010 - 14:00
After producing this summer’s Predators reboot, bad boy Texican filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is back with Machete, starring tough-guy Danny Trejo as a double-crossed ex-Mexican federale. With Rodriguez’s trademark over-the-top violence and butt-kicking chicks and its "We-didn’t-cross-the-border; the-border-crossed-us" take on the immigration issue, the movie is bound to create controversy. When we spoke to Rodriguez, though, he insisted it was all in the name of giving moviegoers a much needed good time.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/24/2010 - 15:15
Jessica Alba, Danny Trejo and Robert Rodriguez paid a visit to Despierta America to talk up their new film Machete, hitting theaters Sept. 3rd. And watching the interview we realized that, surprisingly enough, not one of the Latino stars speaks Spanish fluently.
By Elayne Fluker | 08/13/2010 - 14:00
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By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/19/2010 - 10:30
Alfred Molina is back to being bad! The half Spanish, half British actor, who memorably used creepy mechanical appendages to destroy half of New York City as mad Doc Ock in Spiderman 2, plays another villain in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which opened over the weekend. As Maxim Horvath, Molina is a dark magician who wants to destroy New York City (hmm, we're sensing a theme here). It’s a perversely fun performance and it made us think of the many memorable villains played by Latinos onscreen.