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Robert Rodriguez Archives - ShowBizCafe.com

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Jack Rico

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2019/02/28 at 4:06pm

PODCAST: Robert Rodriguez and Rosa Salazar Talk ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ and Latino Representation

Robert Rodriguez, the director of the new film Alita: Battle Angel discusses how it was a happy coincidence that his lead actress Rosa Salazar was Peruvian, how one of the main goals of his TV network El Rey was to find and hire more Latino filmmakers, and his honest answer when I asked if it is the responsibility of a Hispanic director to create Latino stars. (2:22) Read More

Jack Rico

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2018/11/29 at 5:34pm

The First Latina-Superhero Arrives Courtesy of Robert Rodriguez. Official Trailer of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Do we really need DC or Marvel to create a Hispanic superhero for us? No. James Cameron and  Robert Rodriguez have aready done it and she’s called Alita. Rosa Salazar, of Cuban descent, plays Alita, the lead actress, or our hero in ‘Alita: Battle Angel‘. Rodriguez and Cameron undertand the power of having Latina leads. Cameron hired Caribbean Dominican/Puerto Rican actresses Zoe Saldana and Michelle Rodriguez for Avatar. Robert Rodriguez… ni para que decir. Watch the trailer and get  excited for a new hero! Read More

Jack Rico

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2014/07/28 at 12:34pm

New Red-Band Trailer: ‘Sin City: A Day to Kill For’

At the San Diego Comic-Con, co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunited to release the visually stunning “Sin City: A Day to Kill For” red band trailer! Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.  Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/01/01 at 5:54pm

The 5 Best Hispanic Films To Watch In 2014

Every year the power of the Latino consumer grows more and more, and this in turn has forced Hollywood to open its doors (though very slowly) for actual Hispanic movies. Not just films that have a Latino in there somewhere, but films that have a genuine and legitimate story to tell. In 2014 we have films that have assembled immense Latino casts with Latino directors, that also highlight stories about our community and cultures. In celebration of this feat we give you the 5 Best Hispanic Films you need to watch in 2014! Read More

Jack Rico

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2013/10/11 at 11:57am

Machete Kills (Movie Review)

The “1-4-0″: “MACHETE don’t make good sequels.” He’s a great character who ran into a stale script full of retread jokes & too much dialogue. It’s not as funny anymore. Read More

Jack Rico

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2012/11/05 at 12:00am

Top 10 Hispanic directors that could direct Star Wars VII!

As you might have heard, Disney purchased Lucasfilm for 4 billion dollars, and with it, the Star Wars and Indiana Jones saga. The big talks to come out of that deal is that Disney is gun-ho on continuing the Star Wars saga, ergo, the seventh chapter of the series. For now Indy is out of the conversation.

With a look into the future of the iconic sci-fi franchise, we pick 10 directors – Hispanic directors – that possess the skill, vision and passion to take it into the next 35 years. By selecting these helmers and cinephiles, we break Hollywood conventions and give rise to a new generation of directors whom most likely grew up wanting to be the new George Lucas, laser-sword fighting like Luke Skywalker, quoting Han Solo, crushing on Princess Leia and fearing Darth Vader. 

So without further adieu, we pick the Top 10 Hispanic directors we think can and should helm the new Star Wars trilogy. Read More

Mack Chico

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2012/10/30 at 12:00am

‘Sin City 2’: Robert Rodriguez has an official release date!

'Sin City 2': Robert Rodriguez has an official release date!

Theres is an official release date for “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” from Mexican-American director Robert Rodriguez. It is scheduled for release October 4, 2013.

Rodriguez wrapped up “Machete Kills” in 29 days before jumping into “Sin City 2” and is shooting on his soundstages in his native Austin. But while the movie may be underway, casting for major parts is still underway. So far, the only Latinas casted are Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson, who played Nancy Callahan and Gail respectively. Alba received a lot of screen time and her character was key for many scenes along Mickey Rourke. 

Rourke’s character, Marv, was killed in the original film but this story precedes that tragic fate. Of note in the article, too, is the fact that Angelina Jolie, who was expected to play the major role of Ava, is not likely to appear. So that role is still being cast. Same goes for Dwight, originally played by Clive Owen. Owen was expected to return but apparently Dwight’s story in “Sin City 2” sees him get facial reconstruction so they will likely just recast the character. 

Rodriguez and co-director Frank Miller wrote the script for the new movie, which is a combination of comics storylines and a new one written specifically by Miller for the movie. One of the storylines being adapted is A Dame to Kill For, originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava.

Jack Rico

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2012/02/21 at 12:00am

Robert Rodriguez to launch new television network

Robert Rodriguez to launch new television network

According to Deadline.com, Robert Rodriguez, FactoryMade Ventures CEO John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa will be launching El Rey Network, a cable television networl, looking to serve a U.S.-born Latino market they believe is underserved. 

Tres Pistoleros, will be developing programming for El Rey, creating content across multiple platforms including reality, scripted and animated series as well as movies, documentaries, music, comedy and sports programming. El Rey will primarily be in English and showcase Hispanic producers, celebrities and public figures. El Rey Network hopes to launch by January 2014.

Rodriguez will continue to direct films but said he will take an active daily role in overseeing El Rey and Tres Pistoleros. Fogelman added that “well-known executives” will be announced in the next couple months to help run the new ventures.

Jack Rico

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2011/01/07 at 12:00am

Machete

Rating: 4.5

Rated: R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.
Release Date: 2010-09-03
Starring: Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodríguez
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Country:USA
Official Website: http://www.vivamachete.com/

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Jack Rico

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2010/08/24 at 12:00am

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