Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Machete" Premiere - Austin, Texas

The Austin premiere of "Machete" 9/2/10 was sold out!  The film did over $14M over the Labor Day weekend, putting it at #2 for feature films released nationally over the 4-day weekend (hope you got 4 days) - Source:

I have had a chance to review the feature two other times since the premiere. I liken it to "Eating a bag of Skittles at one time.  You know it isn't good for you, but you can't help it.  It was that good." 

The reviews are all over the board from ecstatic to disappointed (you can't make everybody happy).  Cinema lovers and afficionados will laud the feature for its plausible plots, timeliness of the subject matter (although by accident - the film has been in the making for over 16 years), music, and a male-focused action-driven story line.  Not being sexist here, but my wife has normally refused to see films like this with me, until now.

"Machete gets the girls" too! For the most part, my guess is that the ladies will want to see what all the fuss is about.  The film features Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and lots more. So, is it a guy flick or a chick flick? 

My wife and I, have a date this afternoon to catch a matinee in Houston, Texas.  She couldn't resist my description of the premiere and the film thus far. So, she is throwing caution to the wind and entering into theatre to experience a "film for the history books".  This is a film you want to see in the theatre, watching it on DVD won't be the same.

I was suprised to see that Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Electra Avellan, Jeff Fahey attend the premier.  The film opened in Venice, Italy the night before.  Of course the Director Robert Rodriguez and Co-writer, Alvaro Rodriguez along with other cast and crew were at the premiere signing autographs and mingling with the fans of Trouble Makers Studios and the actors.

There is some controversy over the film and the jury is out as to whether it will qualify for the Texas Film Commission tax rebate.  I think it should, this film could only be made in Texas.

                                 "Machete" Director Robert Rodriguez

"Machete" - Actor Danny Trejo

            My Business Partner Jim (doesn't he look happy?) and Actress Michelle Rodriguez ("Luz")

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