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Jessica Alba & Michelle Rodriguez Reportedly In Talks For Return To 'Machete Kills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 2:32 PM
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While Danny Trejo is the only confirmed actor for "Machete Kills," the sequel to the pulp, exploitation style, grindhouse flick "Machete," we could probaby guess who else might be back even with nothing official. And right up there would be Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez.

Amy Poehler To Reteam With 'Parks & Recreation' Co-Star Adam Scott In 'A.C.O.D.'; Jessica Alba & Catherine O'Hara Also Join

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 4:21 PM
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If you were to make a movie specifically designed to make The Playlist happy, it would look a lot like "A.C.O.D." Already set to star Adam Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Richard Jenkins and Jane Lynch, the film has now added yet another awesome cast member.

Frank Miller Says 'Sin City 2' Has A New Story For Jessica Alba's Character To Tie 2 Films Together

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 10:36 AM
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It seems as if rumors/speculation have been kicking around forever about "Sin City 2," but this summer the long-awaited sequel received some major injections of good news. First, "The Departed" writer William Monahan was signed on to get the script across the finish line with Robert Rodriguez promising that it will go in front of cameras as soon as they have a screenplay to work with. With next spring now being eyed as a potential start date, Frank Miller has spilled a few more small details about what we can expect in the next chapter.

Watch: Trailer For 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World' Debuts In 4D, Or Something

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 31, 2011 12:56 PM
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You can't say that Robert Rodriguez wasn't ahead of the curve when it came to the current 3D fad/revolution. The technology might have been primitive compared to what's being used these days, but 2003's "Spy Kids 3D: Game Over" was the first wide 3D release in literally decades, predating the work of better known advocates in the field like James Cameron and Robert Zemeckis, and, for better or worse, paving the way for the current glut of stereoscopic releases.

Watch: Jessica Alba Is A Quirky Math Nerd In The Trailer For 'An Invisible Sign'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2011 5:25 AM
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Quirk alert! This movie has it all! Math, burgeoning love, numbers and patterns everywhere like "A Beautiful Mind" and even a precocious little kid. We don't know if we can take any more.

Jessica Alba Is Basically 'A Beautiful Mind' In 'An Invisible Sign' Picked Up By IFC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 10:16 AM
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Ok, so even though she was awarded a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress, we'll give Jessica Alba some credit here. While the quality control was off, we can't think of any other actress last year whose resume was as varied as Alba's that had "Valentine's Day," "The Killer Inside Me," "Machete" and "Little Fockers" on it. At least she's mixing it up. But there are some roles she might have to leave untouched. Such as playing a math teacher.

'The Last Airbender' Razzie Leader "Winning" Worst Picture, Director, Screenplay & Use Of 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2011 2:04 AM
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Just as Hollywood gets set to honor the best of 2010 tonight, the Razzies paid their own tribute to the worst and topping the "winners" was certainly one the year's most egregious entries.

Exclusive: Jessica Alba Talks 'Fockers,' 'Spy Kids 4' & Hints At 'Sin City 2' Return

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 21, 2010 5:31 AM
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Actress Says 'Sin City' Sequel Is "Only A Matter Of Time"Jessica Alba, the newest addition to the "Little Fockers" cast, is a little loopy and a little candid. Maybe she was just channeling her goofy character in the movie. Maybe she needs to have a talk about inside voice/outside voice. For example, here's one exchange Playlist writer Kimber Myers had with the actress unadorned.

Dustin Hoffman Says He Took 'Little Fockers' Gig For The "Back End" Money & 9 Other Things Learned

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 21, 2010 4:55 AM
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Jessica Alba Denies Screenwriters Diss Comments, Ben Stiller Talks 'Zoolander 2,' & MoreFamily patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the "male nurse," Greg Focker have what it takes? Yup, it's "Little Fockers," the third film in the "Meet The Parents" trilogy. This time, director Jay Roach sat back as a producer and Paul Weitz ("American Pie," "About a Boy") took over the filmmaking reigns. All the old gang returned: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo plus some new additions in Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, and Harvey Keitel. And yes, Owen Wilson reprised his role from the first film.

Review: 'Little Fockers' Is That Lump of Coal You (Apparently) Asked For

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • December 20, 2010 3:30 AM
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A blatant cash grab from studio logos to closing credits, “Little Fockers” takes the money-making formula of "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" and adds adorable kids, Jessica Alba, and glorified cameos from Harvey Keitel and Laura Dern into the mix. Families will flock to the holiday release with gusto, but it’s up for debate whether 100 minutes with the Focker and Byrnes families is worse than quality time with your own dysfunctional clan. Sure, there are a few laughs, but we’re not talking minor discomfort on the level with your aunt having spinach casserole stuck in her teeth and blithely smiling for the camera. “Little Fockers” is roughly as pleasant as enduring a rum-and-whiskey-fueled shouting match over the merits of the healthcare bill.

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