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.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/12/2010 - 17:45
Summer doesn’t officially start until the middle of June, but we all know that Hollywood plays by its own rules. Every year, the summer movie season seems to start earlier and earlier and this year is no exception. Iron Man 2 kicked it off this weekend, raking in gazillions of dollars and charming critics and run-of-the-mill moviegoers alike. Robert Rodriguez’s Machete closes it out on September 3 with a star-studded tribute to the b-film movie genre. What’s in the middle?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2010 - 16:15
Every now and then a movie comes along that is perfect for it's time, and right now, that movie is Robert Rodriguez's b-movie kitchfest, Machete. Rodriguez released the official trailer for Machete today, with a special introductory message from the film's star, Danny Trejo in which he declares, "This is Machete, with a special cinco de mayo message to Arizona!"