It has a star studded cast of white and Latino actors/actresses but the film Machete‘ has fallen into a racial controversy, and it’s still months away from its September release. 20th Century Fox. The Arizona immigration law has made things worse but a special “Cinco de Mayo” message created a storm of controversy and fueled attacks, including one from its sister subsidiary Fox News.
The film, originally based on a largely satirical mock-trailer inserted into Rodriguez & Taratino’s Grindhouse, has expanded into full production, and developed a message that many have criticized as glorifying a race war. (more…)
Category: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Horror and Thriller // Rating: R for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use. // Run Time: 3 hr. 12 min.
Starring: Danny Trejo, Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton
Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez
Produced by Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Sandra Condito
Written by Quentin Tarantino (“Death Proof”), Robert Rodriguez (“Planet Terror”
Distributed by Dimension Films
Release Date: February 23rd, 2007
Synopsis: Directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez present two full-length movies in a new horror double feature. In Tarantino’s “Death Proof,” Austin’s hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna an Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away. In Rodriguez’s “Planet Terror,” two doctors find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by sores. Among the wounded is Cherry, a dancer whose leg was ripped from her body. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and her ex-boyfriend Wray lead a team of accidental warriors into the night.
Sofia Quintero Says: Overall: N/A (more…)