If we told you that the new poster for Machete Kills has Sofia Vergara using her boobs as automatic weapons, you'd probably assume we were being figurative.
Later this year, Jessica Alba will star in not one, but two different sequels for director Robert Rodriguez.
These sequels, Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, are set for nationwide release within just weeks of each other, and even though they're both more than eight months away, Alba is sharing some exclusive insights on the Machete and Sin City follow-ups.
We knew that Danny Trejo would once again lay waste to a villain's nefarious plans in the sequel Machete Kills, but we didn't know when. Open Road Films changed that today by announcing the release date for Robert Rodriguez's next film.
The first official still from the Robert Rodriguez sequel Machete Kills has very little Machete and exactly no killing.
Robert Rodriguez is no stranger to stunt casting, and he's revealed the stunt cast equivalent of doing a midair back flip on an airborne dirtbike with another supporting player in the sequel Machete Kills. The film will once again ostensibly follow the violent exploits of Mexican badass and sex machine Machete, played by Danny Trejo, but like its predecessor, it will be filled with many an over the top character played by recognizable actors of many different stripes, including, it seems, international pop star Lady Gaga.
One of the most discussed events at the 64th Cannes Film Festival – aside from Lady Gaga performing on the Croisette, Woody Allen debuting a film everyone agrees it pretty damn good, and provocateur Lars von Trier making a bad joke or two – was last Monday's premiere of The Tree Of Life. The film from venerated auteur Terrance Malick was intended to premiere at last year's fest, but Malick was busy fine-tuning his opus, which stars Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Sean Penn. At the closing ceremony on Sunday, Malick's latest was awarded the festival's highest honor, despite less-than ecstatic reviews.
It's now weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, and while we may well have been working for the weekend here in the States, there's no rest for the crowd on the Croisette, as the cinematic happenings continue to come fast and furious through the conclusion of the fest on May 22nd. It's been four days, so I can officially stop hit whoring by mentioning Lady Gaga's opening night performance (or can I?) in order to focus on screenings, acquisitions, and that sort of business. On Saturday, The Wettest Country in the World once again put the focus on Megan Ellison, Meryl Streep finds herself the object of acquisition for the second time at the fest, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides screens, and Neil Jordan's return to vampire films lands two gorgeous leading ladies.
Ahh, Cannes. The world's biggest film festival in one of its most beautiful locations. Opening night in the Cote d'Azur kicked off the festivities in grand fashion, with Lady Gaga dropping 'Judas' on the Croisette and Woody Allen winning accolades for Midnight in Paris. Day two involved a doc that kicks Donald Trump where it counts, two devastating dramas, and Angelina Jolie fondling a guy in a panda suit. The third day of the festival saw everyone settle into a comfortable routine of wheeling, dealing, and screening. The Terminator franchise found a new home, Gus Van Sant's latest screened, the Weinstein Co. acquired a new prestige picture with Meryl Streep, and Lee Daniels locked down an impressive cast for his next film.
Right now, while you're inhaling a whole bag of Fritos and watching The Voice, movie stars, musicians, and all manner of wealthy, good looking people are living it up in the French Riviera, reveling in the cinematic possibilities of the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Don't fret, though, because IAR will be offering a daily recap all the glamorous goings-on at Cannes, allowing you to experience the Cote d'Azur from the comfort and convenience of your own home. On the opening day of the festival, Lady Gaga threw down as only Gaga can, Woody Allen premiered his new film Midnight in Paris to ecstatic reviews, and Bernardo Bertolucci is given a long overdue award.
In Limitless, which hits theaters today, March 18, Bradley Cooper plays Eddie Morra, an unmotivated writer who stumbles upon NZT, a wonder drug that allows him to access his brain's full potential. In no time at all, the drug's laser focus has propelled him to the highest levels of power in the financial sector. We've noticed some real-life people in the public eye who have risen so meteorically, or consistently done such formidably intelligent work, that we have begun to suspect they may have had some assistance from the fictitious pill. Check out the ten possibly NZT-fueled figures: