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Strange August Box Office Weekend Boosted by Holdovers, 'Sin City' Bombs, Top Ten Chart

Strange days have found us. Late summer weekends can yield weird results, but rarely like this. Six of the Top Ten positions changed from Friday, which is rare, as two of three new films declined steeply. Meanwhile several of holdovers enjoyed solid jumps. Last week's top two films switched positions, with "Guardians of the Galaxy" (Buena Vista) returning yet again as the top grosser after having been bested by "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Paramount) for the last two weeks.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • August 24, 2014 4:21 PM
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Check Out Robert Rodriguez vs. Quentin Tarantino in the Director's Chair (VIDEO)

Old pals Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, who collaborated on the original "From Dusk Till Dawn" movie (which spawned an El Rey Network TV series) not to mention "Grindhouse," sit down for an hour-long talk on the August 13th installment of “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” (9 PM ET/PT).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 12, 2014 5:00 PM
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Robert Rodriguez Launches Content Creation Contest with $250K Grand Prize Plus Mentorship

Robert Rodriguez has launched Green Label Studios: Open Call, a project which provides aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to win a $250,000 production grant to create content for Green Label’s website. Plus, the winner gets a mentorship with Rodriguez, and executive producer-writer Roberto Orci (“Star Trek Into Darkness”).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 13, 2014 2:56 PM
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Tough Girls Unite: Jovovich in Talks for 'Expendables,' 'Fast & Furious 6' Star Rodriguez Rocks 'Machete Kills' Poster (TRAILER)

As soon as Sylvester Stallone tweeted that he was looking for the "young" Sigourney Weaver, we knew that we wouldn't have to wait for "The Expendabelles" to see a femme tough action star join the "Expendables" universe. In fact, Lionsgate is priming the pump for that spin-off by adding a woman to its hitherto all-male "The Expendables" cast.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 31, 2013 4:20 PM
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Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills' in Theaters September 13

Open Road will release Robert Rodriquez's "Machete Kills" on September 13. The follow-up to 2010's "Machete" (which was released by 20th Century Fox), and the second of a trilogy, "Machete Kills" stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 15, 2013 5:36 PM
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