Check out Episode 10 of the Flix of Doom podcast, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom, September 6, 2010, with hosts Empress Eve and Justin Vactor. For this Robert Rodriguez-themed episode, we take a look at the filmmaker’s past movies, as well as his new one released this weekend, Machete. We also touch upon movie news and box office results.
Full Episode Guide is here below, along with player.
You all remember Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s little co-venture, the old school exploitation-style double-feature, Grindhouse, correct? Some loved it, some hated it, and we all moved on. The thing about it that has since evolved, however, are the faux trailers created by famous filmmakers to surround the production and help give it that authentic b-movie bonanza vibe.
What you may NOT know, is that some other trailers were made for Grindhouse as well, and one of them was called Hobo With A Shotgun. The trailer was created by Jason Eisener and won a contest at the South by Southwest film festival for best trailer, and while it wasn’t included in every print of Grindhouse, it did run in theaters up in Canada (where the director is from).
Put down what you’re doing, grab some soap for after, and click on over to check out this dirty little treat and the original fake trailer immediately. Be WARNED: these are very NSFW trailers and contains a whole lot of graphic content that would surely send your nearest soccer mom into a vicious frenzy.
The first official trailer for Robert Rodriguez‘s grindhouse flick Machete has safely landed on the internet. The movie was born from Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s dual-effort, Grindhouse, where Machete made a cameo as one of the many faux trailers used to set the tone as an old school double feature.
The movie is co-directed by Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, and tells the story of a Mexican Federale gun (or blade)-for-hire who’s brought in to do a job that turns out to be a major setup. Eventually he recovers and sets off for bloody revenge. What more do you need than that, really?
WET ESRB Rating: M for Mature
Platform: Xbox 360
Developer: A2M (Artificial Mind and Movement)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release Date: September 15, 2009
The new game from publisher Bethesda — the brilliant developers of classics like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3 — and developer A2M, WET is a game that immediately grabs your eye when you see it. Its look of pure Grindhouse-esq exploitation cinema of the 70s leads you to believe that you’re about to play a Quentin Tarantino movie, and whether you ultimately like the game or not, that alone is worth giving it a fair go.
WET follows Rubi Malone (Eliza Dushku), a bad-ass problem solver who gets what needs to be done, done…so long as the price is right. The game opens with her chasing down a man who steals what she was paid to acquire, which leads to an epic chase right off the gun that ends in a freeway car chase that would bring a tear to the eye of Michael Bay. As it turns out, the item she was paid to retrieve is a human heart that would save the man who hired you’s father. A year later, this man (Malcolm McDowell) comes back to thank her for the heart, and to hire her for another job: to find and bring back his AWOL son. This job sets off a chain of events that are a little too spoilery to share here, but let us just say that Rubi isn’t thrilled about how things go, and many, many, many, many people die because of it.
When you play this one, fair warning to all: do not expect a great storyline with complex characters and situations. No, this game isn’t made to be that at all; it is made to be a stylistic action game where you rampage your way through an unbelievable amount of people to get to the bottom of things. One might think this would quickly come repetitive, and they would be right at some points. But for some strange reason, even though it is repetitive at times, it never became boring. The reason is most likely in the variety of methods to accomplish each situation. Considering that Rubi is one of the deadliest women ever seen this side of Kill Bill‘s the Bride, the ways to end someone standing in your way’s life are bountiful.
Click on over for more of the review and for a trailer.