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Movie Review: Machete Kills

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 10/11/2013 by Taylor Holt

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Stars: Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Charlie Sheen

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content , Running time 107 minutes, Action/Comedy

Compare to: Black Dynamite (2009), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

2010’s Machete was my biggest disappointment cinematically that year. I’d put too much faith in it based on writer/director Robert Rodriguez’s previous “Grindhouse” style film three years before it, Planet Terror and the fake Machete trailer that was attached to it.

Since then, I haven’t watched it because it hurts too much. What should have been a loud, over-the-top bizarre Action/Comedy turned into something much slower, with more of a message than should have been in a movie about a dayworker-turned-assassin.

So does the sequel, Machete Kills, outdo it’s predecessor? Yes, though it’s not like it had a real challenge there. Continue reading

That Guy- Danny Trejo

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 05/07/2012 by Taylor Holt

Often times we watch movies and recognize certain actors. Sometimes it’s Brad Pitt and Shia Labeouf, but other times they’re actors who show up in the occasional movie but will never be bigger than they are right now.

I’m not talking about an actor like Jeremy Renner of recent Mission: Impossible and Avengers fame. No, I saw him coming a mile away. Or rather, about eight years ago in that terrible movie SWAT with Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell. I was thinking “This movie sucks, but the bad guy is pretty cool.” And whaddaya know? Here we are in 2012 and Renner’s everywhere. So I guess you could say I kind of discovered Jeremy Renner, putting it as humbly as possible. But I digress.

I’m solely speaking of an actor that is without star potential, or at least star potential in the conventional sense. An actor or actress who it seems their career ambitions lie solely on making movies and money. There ain’t no winning Oscars or Academy Awards with these people. Continue reading