CARRIE (2013) & THE FIFTH ESTATE Movie Reviews 


Two big movies this weekend, we have “The Fifth Estate” about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and how an internet startup became the most debated and feared organization. This one’s from director Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls,” “Gods and Monsters,” and the last two “Twilight” movies) and it also stars David Thewlis, Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney, and Stanley Tucci.

“Carrie” is the latest reimagining of Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s popular novel. Chloe Grace Moretz (“Kickass” films, “Hugo”) stars in the title role previously taken by Sissy Spacek and Academy Award nominee, Julianne Moore, plays the crazy mommy right after Piper Laurie in the original. Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”) is the film’s director. So is this “Carrie” better than the first? Take a look:



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“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” and “MACHETE KILLS” Movie Reviews 


Two big films this weekend, we have the true-life story “Captain Phillips” and the action sequel “Machete Kills.” In “Captain Phillips,” Tom Hanks embodies Captain Richard Phillips and his incredible, unbelievable hijacking by Somali Pirates in 2009. Paul Greengrass (“United 93,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”) directs from a script by Billy Ray.

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.

So which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!



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"Hangover Part III" Outtakes Are Funnier than the Movie! 
Sure, we all bid goodbye to the Wolfpack with last summer's "The Hangover Part III," and we were glad to see them go! The first "Hangover" was still the best of the bunch, followed by two mediocre sequels. But fear not "Hangover" fans, if you haven't picked up your copy of the DVD/Blu-Ray yet, here's a sample of the funny outtakes that are much, much better than the movie! Zach Galifianakis rocks!



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Lady Gaga's Lyric Video for "Aura," Pays Homage to "Machete Kills" 


Lady Gaga is one of the many faces of the deadly assassin known as Chameleon in Robert Rodriguez's new sequel, "Machete Kills." She's sharing the same persona as Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Walton Goggins. The film stars Danny Trejo as Machete Cortez while Mel Gibson plays the big bad Luther Voz. "Machete Kills" opens Oct. 11th, but Gaga unleashed a new lyric video for "Aura," featuring her "Machete Kills" character. Take a look below. To see my fun interview with Trejo and Alexa Vega for "Machete Kills," click here.



"Aura" is part of Gaga's upcoming album, ARTPOP due out on November 11.

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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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