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New Images From 'Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' Bring More Sex & Violence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2014 4:43 PM
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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
"The first 'Sin City' was such an experiment. We weren’t sure what audiences would accept, because it was just completely different. They liked it, so [I] could push it forward and do more what I wanted of the first time," director Robert Rodriguez told Film School Rejects about the 3D shot, "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For." So, it means a more textured world or, to put it another way, more boobs and bullets in your face.

Watch: First Noir Filled Trailer For 'Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2014 2:52 PM
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Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Eight years after audiences first visited the monochrome, rain slicked, bullet filled streets of "Sin City," are they ready to go there again? Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller certainly hope so, with talk of a TV series and "Sin City 3" already percolating. But to get there, the awkwardly titled "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" will need to make some major waves, and the first trailer is here to entice with more pulpy adventures.

'The Conjuring 2' Sets 2015 Date; 'Sin City 2' Reportedly Gets A New Title, Robert Rodriguez Teases Part 3

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 26, 2014 9:19 AM
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Last summer, just a few days before “The Conjuring” opened, New Line got the ball rolling on a sequel and now, as is often the case nowadays, the studio has staked out some nice real estate for itself in the not-too distant future.

25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 21, 2014 12:05 PM
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25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival
As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independent films, and to promote filmmaking in the region. Robert Redford's involvement as a guiding patron led to its name change in 1981, from which point on it expanded gradually, until a kind of Cambrian explosion occurred with the arrival of "sex lies & videotape " 25 years ago this, a film that, with only a touch of hyperbole, could be said to have remade the festival into the modern titan it is today.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 9:36 AM
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From Dusk Till Dawn
With his hands already full with the recently released "Machete Kills" and the forthcoming "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," Robert Rodriguez still found time in 2013 to work on another project, the TV series version of his 1996 genre mashup, "From Dusk Till Dawn." And less than a year after it was first announced, we already have the first teaser trailer giving us a peek at what he's put together. And no surprise here, it's pure pulp.

Bob Weinstein Says 'Sin City' TV Show & 10-Part 'The Mist' Miniseries In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2013 1:13 PM
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With TV the new home for ambitious entertainment that can also be financially lucrative and critically acclaimed, it's hardly a surprise that the Weinstein boys are making a play into that arena. In fact, the seeds were planted a few years ago when Harvey struck a deal with the new owners of Miramax to develop TV projects out of their old movies, and it's now starting to bear fruit. This past summer, a "Scream" TV series got the the thumbs up and now a couple more shows that originated as movies on the Dimension label are getting the episodic treatment.

Watch: Trailer For 'Machete Kills Again...In Space!' Starring Danny Trejo, Lady Gaga & Robot Justin Bieber

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 10:00 PM
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It was already a bit improbable that "Machete Kills" was made at all, and considering that the sequel made about a third of what the original "Machete" did (a measly $14 million worldwide) it's probably a safe bet that the tossed around trilogy capper "Machete Kills Again...In Space!" probably won't happen. But that's what we figured the first time around, so who knows. In any event, if it never comes to pass, this trailer will live on forever.

Review 'Machete Kills' Starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir & Carlos Estevez

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 9, 2013 5:39 PM
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Machete Kills
Robert Rodriguez isn't one for false pleasantries: if you didn't like "Machete," you really won't think much of "Machete Kills," and he's okay with that. This sequel to the 2010 actioner seems to exist mostly for his hardcore base and as a favor for good friend Danny Trejo, who plays the pockmarked, laconic hero of the title. Not even original distributor Fox wanted any part of the continued adventures of the Ex-Federale who never met a fireball he couldn't fly through with the grace of an eagle and the fierceness of a tiger, as this adventure comes courtesy of the good folks at Open Road. But this is no course correction: anyone who has ever seen a Rodriguez film, or has seen his career evolve (devolve?) into the bare essentials of camp exploitation, knows what to expect.

Weapons, Explosions And Excessive Nudity! 5 Exploitation Movies That Paved The Way For 'Machete Kills'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 7, 2013 4:01 PM
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Movies That Paved The Way For 'Machete Kills'
Some movies make references to other films, and some movies are nothing but references to other films. "Machete Kills" is one of these movies. Robert Rodriguez's endlessly winking sequel to his 2010 action epic "Machete" (itself an elongated version of a fake trailer he made for his collaboration with Quentin Tarantino, "Grindhouse"), "Machete Kills" piles on the references, allusions, and shout-outs until you can't hardly untangle what is a somewhat original Rodriguez contribution and what is from something the director caught one night on pay cable while trying to get to his recorded episode of "Duck Dynasty." Not that it matters much. "Machete Kills" works best when it becomes a kind of kicky blur.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Machete Kills' Plus Sofia Vergara Gets Dirty In NSFW Clip, Featurette & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2013 1:22 PM
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Machete Kills,
"Machete Kills" continues to unleash more clips and featurettes and photos, like so many bullets from a bra gun, hoping that you'll want to take a ride with the mostly unasked for sequel. And today comes even more from the movie that is putting its outrageousness right up front.

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