Machete Kills Director Robert Rodriguez Discusses Cult Films
Robert Rodriguez Discusses His Favorite Cult Films
By Cristina Arreola | 10/11/2013 - 14:58

Robert Rodriguez, director of Machete Kills, has spearheaded some of the most daring, groundbreaking, thrilling movies of all time.

Blockbuster hits like Machete, Planet TerrorGrindhouse, and Sin City not only achieved incredible box office success, but also earned cult-status honors among film buffs. However, the Mexican-American director says that he owes his success to the cult movies he watched as a teenager and young adult. 


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6 Degrees of Robert Rodriguez
6 Degrees of Robert Rodriguez
By Mariela Rosario | 10/11/2013 - 14:00

If Robert Rodriguez’s Facebook profile were public, the social networking site would probably crash daily. The Texas-based director’s real-life friends list includes a who’s who of Latino Hollywood—actors whom Rodriguez tapped to be in his movies and whose careers he’s helped catapult. Check out our list below and look for Machete Kills on Oct. 11 and Rodriguez’s action-packed cable network, El Rey, in early 2014.


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Machete at the GAP
8 Reasons ‘Machete Chills’ is Better Than ‘Machete Kills’
By Jesus Trivino | 10/10/2013 - 15:57

Danny Trejo is perhaps the meanest mofo to ever hit Hollywood—if you need proof, check out his starring role in Machete Kills, in theaters tomorrow. Yet, the Latina staff would like to think the Mexican American actor is a big softie (and he is a sweetheart, whenever we interview him). Therefore, we reimagined his gory Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel as Machete Chills. Click and fall in love.


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15 Mexican Directors You Should Be Watching
15 Mexican Directors You Should Be Watching
By Cristina Arreola | 10/10/2013 - 13:35

It's no secret that Mexican films are breaking all kinds of box-office records. Eugenio Derbez's bilingual comedy Instructions Not Included became the highest-grossing Spanish-language movie in U.S. history last month.


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Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez To Host 2013 Alma Awards
Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez To Host 2013 Alma Awards
By Cristina Arreola | 09/19/2013 - 12:36

Are you excited for the 2013 ALMA Awards? After seeing the list of presenters and honorees, we definitely are!

Real-life best friends Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez will be hosting the awards show on September 27.

The barrier-breaking show, which will air on MSNBC and mun2, honors Latino entertainers who have made a positive impact upon their heritage and their field.


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Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart at Fight Night
7 Obvious Latina Movie Casting Decisions
By Cristina Arreola | 09/17/2013 - 15:02

Were you surprised to hear that Jennifer Lopez would be playing a cougar in the upcoming thriller The Boy Next Door? We definitely weren’t! Sometimes a role is so obviously meant for one actress, it would seem ridiculous to cast anyone else.


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Robert Rodriguez at the 2013 Univision upfronts
Sony TV to Produce 'El Mariachi' Series Without Robert Rodriguez
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/27/2013 - 10:16

Do you remember Robert Rodriguez's 1992 film, El Mariachi?

Well, according to NBC Latino, Sony TV is planning on developing a new series based on the popular movie but Rodriguez will not be involved.


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Robert Rodriguez's Company Creating James Bond-Esque Series
Robert Rodriguez's Comcast Network Creating James Bond-Esque Series
By Amaris Castillo | 06/06/2013 - 15:41

A Latino James Bond?! Something like that. According to Deadline, director Robert Rodriguez will helm the first episode of a show that’s being described by the site as a “Latino James Bond-type series.”


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