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12:00 PM on 08.25.2014

Here's what Sin City: A Dame to Kill For looks like without the effects

Although Sean seemed to enjoy Sin City: A Dame to Green For, nothing about its trailers, concept, or its existence really jumps out at me. It all just looks so hollow, with Rodriguez and Miller fully committing to style rath...

Nick Valdez


10:00 AM on 08.01.2014

Comic-Con trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Robert Rodriguez's recent work has been criticized for being more style over substance, and this trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For showed off during San Diego Comic-Con isn't helping matters. While it plays like an ex...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 11.19.2013

Machete Kills Again... in Space trailer features space

If you were one of the few people who actually went out to a theater to see Machete Kills than you already know what the above video is. See, director Robert Rodiguez had a trilogy in mind for his grindhouse character a...

Matthew Razak



Trick or Treat: The Faculty photo
Trick or Treat: The Faculty
by Sean Walsh

Hey guys, it's October! You know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner! As such, we will be bringing you some of our favorite horror film suggestions, in the hopes that they will lead to some sleepless nights. This is...Trick or Treat!

The Faculty is one of those movies that is just chock full of goodness. Written by Scream writer Kevin Williamson and directed by the legendary Robert Rodriguez, it's a sci-fi body snatcher movie that takes place in a 90's high school full of attractive students like Usher.

It's got a stellar cast (Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Famke Janssen, Salma Hayek, Christopher McDonald, Robert Patrick, and Jon Stewart, among others), wonderful 90's high school cliches, wonderfully cheesy lines, and a really awesome final battle.

There's really nothing to not like about The Faculty. It's a great example of 90's sci-fi and it's stupid fun. And Usher's in it!

Watch it on Instant Queue!

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Review: Machete Kills
by Nick Valdez

It's a miracle Machete Kills even exists. It's a sequel to a film originally based on a joke trailer before Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse. With that in mind, it was easy to forgive potential flaws in the first Machete since most of the troubling scenes were cut and pasted from that original trailer. So how do you approach Machete Kills now that it has greater aspirations, crazier ideas, and more room to spectacularly fail? 

Machete Kills quite literally attempts to reach for the stars. Does it carve out a new name for itself or does its Machete need sharpening? 

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3:00 PM on 09.17.2013

New red band trailer for Machete Kills gets bloody

Disclaimer: If you want to save some of the more dramatic killing action in Robert Rodriguez's sequel to Machete; Machete Kills, you may want to not watch this trailer. Disclaimer 2: This trailer is very red band, and basica...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 09.09.2013

Machete Kills poster and huge batch of images are killer

I'm stupidly hyped for Machete Kills. Sure the last trailer had some wonkiness which tempered my expectations a bit, but I'm on the edge of my seat nonetheless. In the gallery you'll find the poster for Machete Kills (which j...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.05.2013

Second Machete Kills trailer certainly kills

Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills is gearing up to be a splendidly cheesetastic sequel to 2010's Machete. It amps up the Mexican pride, hilarious deaths, and number of beautiful women. With this second trailer, we get more of...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 06.18.2013

Sin City 2 release date pushed back

Huh. This is quite a shame. It seems Robert Rodriquez's tactic of trying to push two films into his busy schedule, Sin City 2 and Machete Kills, doesn't seem to be paying off. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, once slat...

Nathan Hardisty

11:00 AM on 05.30.2013

Trailer: Machete Kills

Update: An English version of this trailer was released. You can watch that below. Despite the narration and most of the trailer being in Spanish (well, because Machete), there's plenty of stuff to hook you to the first trai...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 02.16.2013

Images released of surly Josh Brolin in Sin City 2

Robert Rodriquez tweeted two new stills of Josh Brolin looking surly and holding a plastic steering wheel today. Allegedly this has something to do with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (October 2) sequel to, you guessed it,...

Nathan Hardisty







The Cult Club: El Mariachi (1992) photo
The Cult Club: El Mariachi (1992)
by Nick Valdez

[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pack, as well as their enduring legacy.]

Back when I started watching movies for serious, and not just for funsies, I wanted to be a filmmaker. I wanted to write a screenplay, gather what little money my friends and I had, and film a movie with our little "Movie Not Included" production company. It was a fleeting dream. One that could never truly get off the ground thanks to years of family illness, borderline poverty, and losing ties with that tight group of friends. But El Mariachi changed all of that. 

Robert Rodriguez is my favorite director for two reasons: he helped to promote Mexican values and pride (without taking himself too seriously) in the mainstream, and he's one of the best directors on an a budget. El Mariachi is a testament to Mexican ingenuity and badassness that still holds up despite its fade into obscurity. 

When I recently revisited El Mariachi for this month's Cult Club segment, I was afraid that my nostalgia rimmed glasses caused the film to be more enjoyable than it actually was. I mean, it had to have disappeared for a reason right? Turns out my initial positive impressions were reaffirmed, El Mariachi is intimate due to its obscure nature, over the top, and damn legendary. 

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2:00 PM on 02.06.2013

Stacy Keach is A Dame to Kill For

Hot on the heels of Eva Green's formal casting in the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, /Film has reported that Stacy Keach (American History X) will play a major villain known as Wallenquist. Wallenquist is the head of ...

Geoff Henao

4:00 PM on 01.30.2013

Eva Green is Sin City's dame to kill for

Ava Lord is a bad woman. What do you expect dealing with dames in Sin City? The titular dame to kill for in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has finally been cast, and I have to say I approve. Eva Green, who broke hearts and...

Sean Walsh

8:00 AM on 01.08.2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt cast in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has quickly risen to be one of Hollywood's best and brightest. He continues to score roles in huge films and his performance never disappoints. It's good to hear, then, that he has officially joined the c...

Thor Latham

5:00 PM on 11.08.2012

New photo of Alexa Vega spices up Machete Kills

Right now, I'm not sure how to feel. While the first Machete was amazingly badass, Machete Kills looks to take what was great about the first and put the "exploit" in exploitation. I hope I didn't make it sound like that's a ...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 10.19.2012

New Machete Kills image shows off Miss San Antonio

The first Machete had a lot going for it. A suitably badass Trejo, a cavalcade of Lowrider driving Latinos, Michelle Rodriguez didn't die, and it was just made of pure Latin hotness. Thankfully Rodriguez is shooting for the m...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 07.27.2012

Lady Gaga is a smokin' hot Machete Kills movie monster

She wants your love and she wants your revenge, making Lady Gaga a perfect fit for the trash-pulp world of Robert Rodriguez's upcoming sequel, Machete Kills, where she will make her acting debut alongside other distinguished ...

Xander Markham

4:00 PM on 07.06.2012

Watch Sofia Vergara get sexy on the set of Machete Kills

Sofia Vergara is one of numerous sexy ladies who will be starring alongside Danny Trejo in Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills, which is the sequel to 2010's Machete. Vergara's son Manolo hosts his own online reality series cal...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 05.04.2012

Amber Heard joins Machete Kills, Rodriguez, Alba return

Machete Kills, the anticipated sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 gun-slinging thrill ride Machete, has added some new boob star power to its ranks. Both Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba will be returning to the franchise a...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 04.13.2012

Sin City 2 goes into production with A Dame To Kill For

Robert Rodriguez has been talking up a sequel to his 2005 adaptation of co-director Frank Miller's Sin City for years now, to the extent of the project becoming a joke amongst fans who never expected to see it on-screen. Rodr...

Xander Markham

7:00 PM on 02.09.2012

Machete Kills poster has Danny Trejo looking ferocious

Ferocious and bloody. Just the other day it was announced that Robert Rodriguez's fake-trailer spinoff Machete would be getting a sequel - Machete Kills. Now we already have a promo poster for the movie! Machete is an amazing...

Liz Rugg