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First Look At Mel Gibson In 'Machete Kills,' Lots Of New Photos & Awesome/Ridiculous Poster

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 4:32 PM
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Director Robert Rodriguez is one of those guys who is perfectly capable of making a movie in good taste, but he refuses to do so with every fiber of his being (even his movies for little kids play like some psychedelic voyage into the fourth dimension). Case in point: the new poster for "Machete Kills," the follow-up to his 2010 feature "Machete," which was based on a fake trailer Rodriguez created for his double-feature with Quentin Tarantino, "Grindhouse" (an experience Tarantino barely seems to acknowledge). This poster has everything: a triple-bladed sword, Michelle Rodriguez rocking an eye-patch, grade-A slimeballs Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson looking downright stoic, Lady Gaga in an old timey bathing suit, and lots and lots of fire. When Danny Trejo is the least outrageous thing on the poster, you can understand the level of insanity on display. Somewhere, Photoshop has quietly hung itself. Read on to see the poster in all of its glory, plus the first look at Mel Gibson's villainous bad guy and even more outrageous photos.

New Pics From 'Machete Kills' Get Out The Guns

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2013 4:16 PM
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While cinema buffs pack their backs and collect air miles as they prepare for a jaunt that will take them from Venice to Telluride to Toronto in a matter of weeks, for those looking for big, dumb, popcorn fun this fall, there are still options this fall. And one of them will be "Machete Kills." Now whether or not this sequel needed to be made is up for debate, but it's clear that Robert Rodriguez and co. are sticking to the low budget, campy, grindhouse aesthetic that defined the first flick. And a few more pics have arrived to provide a look at the film.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Machete Kills' Shows Off Mel Gibson & Lady Gaga

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 8:09 AM
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Only one movie this year will feature boob guns, and an iPhone with a knife in it and yes, that movie is "Machete Kills." The sequel to Robert Rodriguez's bawdy, grindhouse goof "Machete" hits theaters this fall, and while it won't win Oscars, that's cool because Machete don't do awards season.

Trained To Kill, Left For Dead: Watch The New Trailer For 'Machete Kills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 10:47 AM
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From Sofia Vergara shooting bullets out of her top to the presence of Lady Gaga, Robert Rodriguez isn't kidding around with "Machete Kills," another run at the grindhouse with Danny Trejo. And after being partially leaked last week, the official trailer is now here, and he isn't changing up the format too much it seems, even if it's even more star-packed than last time around.

'Sushi Girl' Director Kern Saxton Reasonably Confronts Pirates On Torrent Site Downloading His Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2012 4:30 PM
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The discourse around piracy thus far hasn't exactly been nuanced, with copyright holders pushing harder than ever to impose harsh penalities for anyone who downloads music or movies. All this while ignoring data that suggests that, in some instances, piracy can act as promotion for a film: with those hearing chatter about the movie choosing to seek it out, often by buying a ticket or a DVD. The argument could go round and round forever, but there's at least one director out there who has approached the whole thing quite reasonably.

Review: 'Bad Ass' Adds Intriguing Dimension To Hit Viral Video, Then Squanders It With Tacky Exploitation Trappings

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 18, 2012 5:56 PM
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All hail VOD, the format giving new life to disreputable exploitation films. It was problematic to stock them on DVD shelves next to the likes of “Kangaroo Jack” and “The Chronicles Of Riddick.” Now, the cheapest, tackiest, most base thrills are only a click away, allowing an opportunistic indie like “Bad Ass” it’s moment to shine, giving the perfect level of exposure to this grungy shlockfest with a built-in limited shelf life.

'Machete' Sequel 'Machete Kills' Will Start Filming In April; Danny Trejo & Surviving Cast Members Expected To Return

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2012 10:45 PM
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"Where the movie will go next? I have a bunch of ideas for it. It's all in the end titles. We have to make them, of course, 'Machete Kills' and 'Machete Kills Again.' Once you put it out there, just like we did with the trailer, you have to make it," Robert Rodriguez said in the summer of 2010 when doing press rounds for "Machete." And last year at Comic-Con, in the batch of titles Rodriguez announced was on his plate, his promised two sequels to "Machete" was among the batch. So you can't say any of this was a surprise.

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