Robert Rodriguez

Parental Guidance: Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel fights her way into theatres this weekend. Based on a manga, it’s chock-full of cool fight sequences set in a gritty dystopian future. But should you take your kids to see it?

20 Sleeper Hits You Can Rent for Free from Bay Street Video

Our film editor was asked to contribute to a list of dozens of "sleeper hits" that can currently be rented free of charge from Bay Street Video in Toronto. Given the vague definition of the term, here is why he chose his films on the list and gives recommendations for other films to pair alongside the free rentals.

Machete Kills Review

Eschewing the straight-laced (and sadly often boring) grindhouse aesthetic of its predecessor, Machete Kills dives headlong into off-the-wall comedy like it probably should have done in the first place. It’s still way too long and the energy considerably flags towards the conclusion, but at least the laughs are fairly consistent throughout and there’s hardly anything that can be called a lull in the action and gags.

The New Old: 20 Years of Tarantino

We take a look back on the career of Quentin Tarantino as Reservoir Dogs celebrates it's 20th anniversary with a blu-ray box set including almost all of the feature films he's been a part of.

Hobo with a Shotgun
Unrated Trailer

With the recent success of Machete it should come as no surprise that other Grindhouse spin-offs would be in development. One such spin-off, Hobo with a Shotgun, was also featured as a trailer in the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino mashup; though it only appeared on Canadian prints of the film. Thanks to the popularity of the […]

Machete Review

Move over Stallone, there’s an even older, buffer action star on-screen this summer, and this one’s connected enough to get Steven Seagal in his movie. At 66, Danny Trejo has two years on Sly and has appeared in almost four times as many films. Despite having one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, this […]

Predators Trailer

The first trailer for the Nimród Antal directed, Robert Rodriguez produced sci-fi actioner Predators has hit the web. Starring Adrien Brody (The Pianist, The Village) and Topher Grace (In Good Company, Spider-Man 3), the film is a true sequel to the original Predator films in tone as well as spirit. Let’s put those loathsome Alien […]

Brody and Grace to take on Predators?

Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger. Bill “Henchman” Duke. Gary “Actually Crazy” Busey. Carl “Apollo Creed” Weathers. Jessie “The Body” Ventura. Danny “I’m gettin’ too old for this shit” Glover. What do these titans of the 80’s and 90’s action film have in common? All have gone toe-to-toe with the intergalactic hunter known as the Predator. Despite rippling biceps, superior numbers, and […]

8 Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Predator

With the recent announcement of the Robert Rodriguez produced sequel/reboot of the Predator franchise, Premiere Magazine went back and took a look at the film that started it all.  They learned that the original Predator isn’t just a movie featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger in top form, or even an above average 1980’s action film.  No, Premiere […]