Machete review

Machete

Opened September 3, 2010 | Runtime:1 hr. 45 min.

R  strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity

After nearly being killed during a violent fight with a powerful drug lord, a former Mexican Federale known as Machete (Danny Trejo) roams Texas streets as a vigilante and sometime day-laborer. Hired to perform a covert hit, he is double-crossed and forced to go on the run. Machete may be down, but not out, and he carves a path of blood, bullets and broken hearts in his quest to settle the score.

Cast: Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Genres: Action ThrillerAction

This will be a cult movie that will be a favorite for years.  You heard it here first.  Don’t go in expecting much in the way of a plot.  This is just a fun movie with creative ways to kill or maim another person.  There are some gratuitous nudity scenes (always appreciated by me) and a LOT of blood and gore.  There is also a lot of racial stereotyping.  I enjoyed this movie, but I don’t think I’d see it again unless it was on Showtime or DVD.

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The Last Exorcism review

The Last Exorcism review

by Mike Shields on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 2:50am
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The American review

The American

Opened September 1, 2010 | Runtime:1 hr. 43 min.

R Violence, nudity and sexual content

Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an assassin, Jack (Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

Cast: George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido, Irina Björklund

Director: Anton Corbijn

Genres: Thriller

OH MY GOD.  That’s 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back.  If you go, bring a pillow.  And I hope you don’t mind the people next to you snoring.  If it wasn’t for the gratuitous nudity scenes of some nice looking breasts, I would have walked out and into see Machete.  For the ladies, there is a quick shot of George Cloony’s butt.  I don’t have a whole lot to say about the plot because I’m still not sure if I know what it was supposed to be.  Final Grade: F… I hated it.

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