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Jack Rico


2014/07/28 at 12:34pm

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

07.28.2014 | By |

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


2014/01/01 at 5:54pm

The 5 Best Hispanic Films To Watch In 2014

01.1.2014 | By |

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


2013/10/11 at 11:57am

Machete Kills (Movie Review)

10.11.2013 | By |

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


2012/11/05 at 12:00am

Top 10 Hispanic directors that could direct Star Wars VII!

11.5.2012 | By |

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


2012/10/30 at 12:00am

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

10.30.2012 | By |

'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


2012/02/21 at 12:00am

Robert Rodriguez to launch new television network

02.21.2012 | By |

Robert Rodriguez to launch new television network

According to, 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


2011/01/07 at 12:00am


01.7.2011 | By |

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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Jack Rico


2010/08/24 at 12:00am


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Jack Rico


2010/07/21 at 12:00am

EXCLUSIVE! Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete’ comic cover unveiled!

07.21.2010 | By |

EXCLUSIVE! Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete' comic cover unveiled!

Breaking news! Director Robert Rodriguez in conjunction with publisher IDW has teamed up with über comic artist Juan Doe to execute the covers for the new Machete comic based on the “Mexploitation” film of the same name.

The first Machete comic, issue #0, will be released in September, with issues 1-5 breaking in December.

Robert Rodriguez and his long time producer Aaron Kaufman wrote the story with Stuart Sager handling the artwork and Zach Howard doing coloring.

Enter Juan Doe. A renowned comic artist, he has drawn a variety of high-profile projects, including the first bilingual Marvel comic in history (Fantastic Four: Isla de la Muerte!), as well as works for DC (Batman: The Joker’s Asylum Part IV: Scarecrow) and Image (24/7, Popgun Volume #3).

Aside from the Machete covers, he is also working on a spate of projects, including the third groundbreaking installment of “Fantastic Four in Puerto Rico“, a series of Iron Man Legacy covers and a top secret project that will be unveiled at the NYC Comic Con in Oct. Talk about busy! Stay tuned for the ShowBizCafe in-depth interview with Juan Doe himself!

So for all you Juan Doe fans, feast your eyes on the first official comic cover of Machete below!

Machete cover by Juan Doe

Let us know what you think in the comment section below or on Twitter!

Mack Chico


2009/06/24 at 12:00am

Jessica Alba & Robert Rodriguez to hook up for ‘The Insiders’!

06.24.2009 | By |

Jessica Alba & Robert Rodriguez to hook up for ‘The Insiders’!

Is it not enough that Jessica Alba has already played iconic comic book characters in “Fantastic Four” and “Sin City“? Apparently not, as rumors swirl today about her involvement with yet another paneled page property.

ICv2 is reporting that Alba has acquired the screen rights to a French comic book series titled “The Insiders.” The news originated from “various French language Websites,” which also pegs Alba’s “Sin City” director Robert Rodriguez as her partner in securing the comic’s film rights.

“The Insiders” first debuted in 2002 from Jean-Claude Bartoll and Renaud Garreta, yielding seven volumes of the series in France with an eighth scheduled for this October. In the same month, Americans will also see the first volume of “The Insiders” titled Chechen Guerilla — perhaps a move to familiarize stateside audiences with Alba’s upcoming character.

Should the rumors pan out, Alba would play Najah Cruz, a Columbian woman with “the weapons expertise and combat skills of a James Bond.” In the series, Cruz is tasked with infiltrating a crime syndicate on behalf of the United States government, where she ultimately works her way into becoming the lead criminal’s body guard.

Given the long delays in “Sin City 2” and reports that a “Fantastic Four” reboot is in the works sans the original cast, Alba could be without a comic book franchise to call her own — which is why turning to “The Insiders” could be a strong move for an actress looking to stick with the genre.

On top of that, Alba’s first high-profile gig came in the form of “Dark Angel,” a James Cameron-produced television series where she played a hard-as-nails soldier of the same ilk as Najah Cruz. Truly, starring in “The Insiders” would be a return to form for the young actress.

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