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Exclusive Clip: Robert Rodriguez Talks The Virtues Of Digital Filmmaking In 'Side By Side'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 1:33 PM
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As filmmakers, financiers and studios continue to work together to bring movies to the multiplex, one of the more interesting discussions taking place that affects everything from budgets and scheduling to artistic approach and visual aesthetic is the decision whether or not to shoot digitally or on film. And getting right into the debate is Keanu Reeves, with his documentary "Side By Side."

William Sadler Joins 'Machete Kills,' Avellan Twins To Return Too

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 28, 2012 11:38 AM
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Even if you’re not a fan of Robert Rodriguez’s footloose and fancy-free style of maverick filmmaking, you have to respect the fact that he certainly knows how to round up an impressive cast with each passing project. While he usually peppers films from “Spy Kids” to “Sin City” and beyond with delightful and unexpected casting choices, “Machete Kills” serves to be no exception to the rule.

Charlie Sheen Will Be The President Of The United States In 'Machete Kills'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 22, 2012 9:17 AM
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Although “Machete” wasn’t a runaway success at the box-office ($44m worldwide), critically it was met with cautiously optimistic reviews, it didn't cost all that much, and it seems that was enough for Robert Rodriguez to plough ahead with a sequel. You know, because he can. The end credits promised that Machete would return in “Machete Kills” and “Machete Kills Again” (in space?) and we’re slowly moving closer towards the former of those happening.

Zoe Saldana Joins Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 24, 2012 6:33 PM
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If you would have asked us a year ago whether we thought a sequel to Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" would ever happen, we would have taken a bet against it. Response to the 2010 film didn't set the roof on fire, but made quick and inexpensively, the exploitation film's $44 million worldwide gross was evidently enough to warrant a sequel. After all, Rodriguez just makes the picture in-house via his Troublemaker Studios and then strikes a deal with a distributor afterwards, with the writer/director still controlling rights. No fuss, no muss.

Clive Owen (Not) Confirmed To Return For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 20, 2012 5:26 PM
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The pieces are starting to come together for (deep breath) "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For." Following the events of the first film, and/or occuring concurrently, the production has already confirmed the return of Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba, and here comes one more. The character of Dwight will apparently re-appear, with Clive Owen reprising his role from part one. We recently asked Owen about his involvement, and he was cagey in his denial, though it does appear the project has only recently begun to take shape.

'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' Hits Theaters On October 4th, 2013, Jessica Alba & Mickey Rourke Confirmed

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2012 3:05 PM
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Ever since "Sin City" proved to be a robust hit on its release in April 2005, talk has percolated about a sequel. After all, the film was relatively inexpensive to make, and there were plenty more stories from Frank Miller's source material comics that could lead to another film. But between the ups and downs of the Weinstein Brothers' Dimension Films, the busy-ness of co-director Robert Rodriguez, and the difficulty of re-assembling the all-star cast, it was much-discussed, but never quite came together.

Promo Posters For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' & 'Machete Kills' Arrive

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 14, 2012 9:25 AM
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After all the empty promises over the years, we can hardly believe it either: a sequel to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's "Sin City" is set to begin production this spring with many of the original cast expected to return. To whet appetites, we now have a promo poster for the film, titled "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," which plays it generic but bares enough of the neo-noir hallmarks of its predecessor to entice.

Robert Rodriguez Lines Up 'Fire and Ice' To Follow 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 25, 2012 8:59 AM
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Multi-hyphenate Robert Rodriguez hasn't been sitting idle since he directed "Planet Terror," his half of "Grindhouse." Rodriguez followed with the kids-movie "Shorts;" produced "Predators" (which was based on a old script Rodriguez had written 15 years prior); finally turned his fake "Grindhouse" trailer "Machete" into a feature-length film; and then rebooted himself with last year's "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World." Typically prolific, Rodriguez has set himself up for an extremely busy sequel summer, first by shooting "Machete Kills," then immediately (or, perhaps, concurrently) starting to shoot "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Since shooting two films back-to-back wasn't enough of a feat, Rodriguez has added a third film to his slate, a remake of the 1983 animated film "Fire and Ice."

Robert Rodriguez Says Mickey Rourke & Rosario Dawson Will Be Back For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2012 12:42 PM
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Robert Rodriguez is busy in casting mode. With "Machete Kills" gearing up to shoot, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez are already being touted to return, and with "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" now headed for a summer start, it looks like he's starting to get his pieces into play.

'Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For' Production Moves Forward: Casting Begins Next Week, Film Shoots This Summer

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 12, 2012 6:25 PM
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Director Robert Rodriguez has been promising a sequel to his beloved 2005 neo-noir "Sin City" for so long that it began to fall into the "we'll believe it when we see it" category. But the dream is now a reality. Titled, "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," Dimension Films, AR Films and Rodriguez's recently formed Quick Draw Productions announced this evening that production had begun on the sequel and that casting would begin next week. 

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