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11 Super-Surprising Director Credits

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A whole mess of factors goes into what projects a director takes on. A young up-and-comer might be happy just to get his first directing credit, regardless of what it might actually be about. A director who's been around the block might pick up a project way outside of their wheelhouse just for the experience. And the promise of a couple bucks doesn't hurt, either.

In other words, sometimes you just can't pin a filmmaker down. Here are some rather odd and unexpected director-movie pairings. Get More »

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33 GIFs of Machete Killing

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Robert Rodriguez's Machete has some creative ways of killing bad guys. In his film debut, he decapitated three henchmen in one fell swoop, used a gun that was still grasped by someone else's severed hand, and riddled bad guys with bullets from a flying motorcycle.

So, in anticipation of "Machete Kills," we decided that a fitting tribute to the action hero would be GIFs of every single one of his kills in the first "Machete." Check them all out after the jump! Get More »

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'Machete Kills' Comic-Con Sizzle Reel: Michelle Rodriguez Kicks A** Per Usual

"It takes a b**** to make a b****."

We'd expect nothing less spitfire than this from Michelle Rodriguez, a girl who has pretty much established herself as the Hollywood lady a**kicker with penchant for girlfights.

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Sorry No One, 'Sin City 2' Pushed Back A Year

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In an announcement that should surprise no one, mostly because nobody bothered to care in the first place, Dimension Films has quietly pushed back Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's blood-soaked sequel "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," back nearly a year. Gone is its original October 3rd slot, and it will instead bow on August 22nd, 2014. For those of you really looking forward to a lot of shitty green screen and film noir-y dialogue more mumbled than spoken, this must come as a crushing blow. Get More »

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'Machete Kills' Trailer Will Slay You, Son

Robert Rodriguez is clearly one sick and twisted film-making individual, but hey, it works.

The first trailer for his "Machete" follow-up titled "Machete Kills" is in, and it basically operates as a virtual Who's Who of the most oddball cats in Tinseltown.

Joining Danny Trejo for movie two of the "Grindhouse" spin-off series — which, let that seep in for just a second — are a bevy of randoms from across the entertainment biz spectrum, including Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Mel Gibson, Vanessa Hudgens, Demian Bichir, Sofia Vergara, Antonio Banderas, Alexa Vega, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Cuba Gooding Jr. and, reprising her resident hot chick role, Jessica Alba. That's, uh, quite the spread he's got for this bloody display.

And, naturally, there are some pretty awesome little highlights to parse through here. First, we were particularly amused by this bit with Carlos Estevez Charlie Sheen as one take-no-names POTUS instructing someone off screen, "Let's go kick some a**" while ditching his nerdy specs ...

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... and we really got a kick outta whatever was happening with Sofia Vergara's gun bosoms in this frame ...

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... also, there was this bit with Lady Gaga, ever the flamboyant femme fatale, hailing down a trucker in stilettos and fur for some reason ...

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... but most of all, we were totally owned once they showed us Mel Gibson doing machete stuff because c'mon.

Mel Gibson in Machete Kills trailer GIF

You know what they say: go big or go home! (Or just go to the theaters on Sept. 13 to catch this bad boy on opening day.)

Robert Rodriguez Says He Would Totally Direct a Han Solo 'Star Wars' Spinoff

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[Via MTV Movies BlogThough the mystery of the "Star Wars: Episode VII" director may be solved, the future of the franchise and the talk of spin-off movies still lingers. In theory, standalone movies set in the "Star Wars" universe would be a way of attracting serious talent who would otherwise be hesitant to commit to numbered installment and who could put their own spin on George Lucas' world.

When MTV's Josh Horowitz caught up with director Robert Rodriguez at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Rodriguez had his own ideas for the future of the "Star Wars" franchise.

"I don't mind them doing more 'Star Wars,' " he said. "I also like the whole idea of them doing off-shoot films, like you just have a 'Boba Fett' movie over here."

Read more at MTV Movies Blog.

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Vanessa Hudgens Lives For 'Machete Kills'

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Vanessa Hudgens is continuing to run as far from "High School Musical" as possible.

The "Sucker Punch" beauty is the latest addition to the ever-growing ensemble of Robert Rodriguez's grindhouse sequel, "Machete Kills," according to The Playlist.

News of Hudgens' involvement comes via her own official site, where it's revealed that she'll be playing the role of Cereza. As that's Spanish for "cherry," it should give you some idea of what kind of gal she is — yet another scantily-clad object of desire that probably knows how to shoot a gun and/or throw a knife. Get More »

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President Charlie Sheen ... It's Happening, in 'Machete Kills'

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And the winning continues unabated.

Robert Rodriguez has a penchant for casting controversial tabloid celebs in his "Machete" series, be they Lindsay Lohan in the first movie or Mad Mel Gibson in "Machete Kills," but now the director has revealed via Twitter that none other than Charlie Sheen will play the most powerful man in the world. Very apropos. Get More »

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Mel Gibson Will Make 'Machete' Mayhem

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Are you ready for Ballistic: Mad Mel vs. Machete?

Robert Rodriguez has given the troubled star a (somewhat) healthier way to blow off steam: a role in his Mexploitation sequel, "Machete Kills," according to Deadline. Get More »

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Two 'Machete' Girls Back For 'Machete Kills'


You can't stop Machete. Or Machete's women.

While Danny Trejo may be the only actor officially signed on for the "Machete" sequel, at least two of his co-stars from the original film are in talks to return for more Mexican mayhem, according to The Playlist. Get More »

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