My Fun Interview with Danny Trejo and Alexa Vega for MACHETE KILLS! 


Danny Trejo returns to the world of Machete Cortez in Robert Rodriguez’s new sequel, “Machete Kills.” Jessica Alba (Santana Rivera) and Michelle Rodriguez (Luz) also return for the second time. Joining them are Mel Gibson (Luther Voz), Demian Bichir (Mendez), Amber Heard (Miss San Antonio), Sofia Vergara (Madame Desdemona), Charlie Sheen or Carlos Estevez (President Rathcock), Vanessa Hudgens (Cereza), and Alexa Vega (Killjoy). Playing El Camaleon are Walton Goggins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lady Gaga, and Antonio Banderas.

Simply put, “Machete Kills” is violently funny and cartoonishly provocative! Much like the first one! This time, our favorite vigilante must work with the U.S. government to take down an intriguing nemesis.

I sat down with Trejo and Vega (yes, the “Spy Kids” girl is all grown-up now!) to talk about the movie (see interview below). Here are some of our highlights:

*** Why return to the world of Machete Cortez?
*** What made Vega want to join the cast?
*** The fantastic and surreal weapons used in the movie
*** Sword fighting with William Wallace aka Mel Gibson
*** Why do actors line up to work with Robert Rodriguez

Have fun!



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"Gravity" Movie Review -- Why You Have to See This Movie! 


Alfonso Cuaron makes his first full-feature film after 7 years. His last movie was 2006’s “Children of Men.” In “Gravity,” he co-wrote the script with his son, Jonas, to come up with the intriguing tale about a medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) who must work together to survive an accident that leaves them floating in space. The film is getting major Oscar buzz but is it worth all the hype? Take a look at my review (with interviews with Bullock and Cuaron) of “Gravity.”



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My Fun Sandra Bullock Interview for “GRAVITY!” See How George Clooney Helped Shape the Movie! 


I love, love, love Sandra Bullock! She’s one of the few, big-name stars who reached out and gave both of her hands to shake mine. She’s a humble, down-to-earth human being and that’s why good karma keeps on giving! In “Gravity,” the star is poised for another Best Actress Oscar nomination (it’s a tough call between her and Cate Blanchett from “Blue Jasmine”), and perhaps a win! Bullock single-handedly carried the film from start to finish with a little help from George Clooney, of course! She adds gravitas to the movie!

In the movie, Bullock stars as Dr. Ryan Stone, an engineer on her first shuttle mission. But things go awry.

Writer/director Alfonso Cuaron created an eye-popping film with emotional weight! “Gravity” opens nationwide on Oct. 4th, go watch it!

In this interview, we talked about:

*** She loves “whiz bangs!”
*** The film’s deep emotional pull
*** What got her interested in making “Gravity?”
*** What was the most daunting task of bringing the character to the forefront?
*** How George Clooney helped shape the big reveal?
*** Her breathing is another character in the movie!
*** Why she said, “we’re all gonna be hit with sh&t!”
*** What she wants people to do after watching the movie!

Have fun!



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Alfonso Cuaron Interview for “GRAVITY” 


Alfonso Cuaron is one of those rare directors who can jump from genre to genre and does not miss a beat! From drama with “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” to fantasy with “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (he changed the tone and course of the “Harry Potter” saga), to dystopian sci-fi thriller with “Children of Men,” Cuaron is consistent in becoming this generation’s cinematic storyteller. Now, with the upcoming “Gravity,” Cuaron challenges himself and his crew (and cast Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) to create a visually compelling movie that has a lot of emotional weight. But wait, there’s more, he teamed up with J.J. Abrams to come up with a new TV show that will blow your mind, the upcoming NBC series, “Believe.”

In this interview, we talked about:

*** How he broke technical and creative boundaries to create “Gravity”
*** It took him 4 ½ years to make the movie!
*** What was his interest in making “Gravity?”
*** The metaphorical possibilities of space – outer space is also the inner space of the characters
*** The film’s theme – you have to go through adversities to be reborn
*** The film’s central female character – rarely seen in this genre
*** Nurturing with Mother Earth in the background
*** Working with J.J. Abrams in NBC’s “Believe”

Have fun!



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Sal Mineo's Life as Seen Through James Franco's Eyes! 


Leave it to James Franco! The prolific actor/director has created a new feature film about the last day in the life of "Rebel Without A Cause" star Sal Mineo from a script by Stacey Miller.

The film is called "Sal" and is set to premiere on-demand on Oct. 22nd with a debut at the Sundance Sunset Cinema in Los Angeles on Nov. 1st. Val Lauren (who also appeared in Franco's "Interior. Leather Bar.") stars in the title role.

Franco stars as Milton Katselas in the movie. Katselas was an American director and producer, as well as a Hollywood acting instructor and coach.

Just in 2013 alone, Franco has made "As I Lay Dying," "Interior. Leather Bar," "Child of God," and "Venice 70: Future Reloaded." On top of that, the actor has also appeared in "Spring Breakers" (fantastic performance, I might add), "Oz The Great and Powerful," "This is the End," and "Palo Alto."

What a busy guy! Here's the trailer for "Sal," which incidentally, looks intriguing even with its own indie sensibilities.



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