It all started off as a faux-trailer in Grindhouse. But there is nothing fake about the $44 million dollars that Robert Rodriguez’ Machete made worldwide in 2010.
When the Machete trailer received one of the best reactions between Rodriguez’ Planet Terror and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, they knew they had the makings of a hit on their hands. Rodriguez took his idea to the Weinsteins, who oddly turned it down. Rodriguez’ Spy Kids films with Miramax and Dimension have profited over $400,000 between the four of them, not to mention all of his other work with the brothers. So the director took his little project to Fox, and it made 4 times its budget back in theaters.
Three years later and we finally have a sequel – Machete Kills. The film looks absolutely ridiculous, which is what it’s all about when it comes to this franchise. What makes it even better is the amount of stars it has in it. Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson are among the cast. And introducing Carlos Esteves as the President (yes, that is Charlie Sheen).
In just over 24 hours, the official trailer for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street has received over 1.2 million hits on YouTube.
The film, based on the memoirs of Jordan Belfort (the real “Wolf of Wall Street), stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey as stock brokers who have more money than they know what to do with. Unfortunately they didn’t get it all legally, and the fun eventually comes to and end when they are investigated by the SEC and FBI. However it looks like a majority of the film focuses on the good times in-between.
Release Date: November 15, 2013
I’m still bitter that the Academy dropped the number of best picture nominees from 10 to 9, and snubbed Nicolas Winding Refn’s bold film – which was one of the year’s best. Ryan Gosling gave a stellar performance, quiet yet powerful, which has catapulted him into a slew of upcoming roles. One of which is Only God Forgives, also directed by Refn which shares a definitive vibe with his last film.
The red band trailer was released a few weeks ago, but for those who might have missed it, here it is:
The story for Only God Forgives is jump started by the death of Gosling’s character’s brother (Tom Burke) – who has murdered a prostitute in Bangkok. Their mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) urges Gosling to avenge the death of his brother, by tracking down and killing the people responsible. The plot is much better detailed in the latest trailer:
It is hard to believe that two years have passed since Thor hit theaters in 2011. A lot has happened since then, especially in the world of The Avengers. The first Marvel film to follow Joss Whedon’s $1.5 billion dollar gargantuan blockbuster is Iron Man 3, set to release next month on May 3. Then comes “Thor 2.”
The original cast is back, which is always great to see, including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, and Kat Dennings.
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.