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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.

Watch: 3D Trailer & 3 New Clips From 'Machete Kills' Slice Up The Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2013 1:37 PM
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Machete Kills,
"Machete Kills" continues its onslaught of marketing, but is it really doing anything to stoke excitement at this point? Either you're down with Sofia Vergara shooting bullets from her breasts or not, but either way, perhaps some of you on the fence might be convinced by this latest effort.

Watch: Charlie Sheen Would Legalize Marijuana In Promo For 'Machete Kills' Plus Lots Of New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 2:25 PM
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So, are we still laughing with/at Charlie Sheen aka Carlos Estevez? We suppose some people still find some kind of ironic delight in the party-loving actor playing the President in "Machete Kills," but even this 30-second promo spot is more than enough for us. (Ha ha, jokes about weed and Twitter).

Watch: Alexa Vega Gets A Sizzle Reel For 'Machete Kills' Plus B-Roll Footage With Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 12:54 PM
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There's escapist fun, and then there's "Machete Kills," a movie that fully embraces its brainlessness and bad taste, rounding up a bunch of big name stars to chew scenery, blow things up, and show lots of cleavage. And in that spirit, here's a few more peeks at the latest from Robert Rodriguez.

Watch: Mel Gibson Gets In A Knife Fight In Red Band Trailer For 'Machete Kills' Plus New Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 1:13 PM
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Machete Kills
If you think things shooting from boobs and women getting punched in the vagina is totally irreverent and edgy, and having Charlie Sheen actually say the words "Machete Kills" is some sort of knowing genius, then you're probably a better audience for this movie than we are.

Watch: Sofía Vergara Shoots Bullets From Her Boobs & Crotch In Clip From 'Machete Kills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2013 8:56 AM
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Your mileage on "Machete Kills" — which already may be running on a tank of fumes — will likely depend on how funny you think boobs shooting bullets are. Well, if you think that's the height of comedy, this sequel might be right up your B-movie alley.

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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Machete Kills
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 A TV Spot & International Posters For 'Machete Kills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 3, 2013 2:48 PM
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Machete Kills, Michelle & Robert Rodriguez
Here's a break from the onslaught of festival talk, previews and chatter with some good old fashioned B-movie mayhem. "Machete Kills" is coming with blood, boobs, babes and bullets and a few more peeks at the film have arrived.

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