'Machete Kills,' Robert Rodriguez's follow-up to 2010's 'Machete,' ditches the grindhouse aesthetic and homage, and instead tries to emulate a late-'80s, early-'90s action flick -- basically, Rodriguez made the kind of movie he often makes. The result is an uninspired, joyless and oft-trashy exercise in self-indulgence. Rodriguez has spent his career making films the way he wants in his own backyard, and while you kind of have to admire the audacity of it all, the intent is questionable at best.
'The Expendables 3' began filming in Bulgaria today, and Lionsgate marked the occasion by sending out a press release that not only confirms most of the crazy ensemble cast but teases a plot that sounds just nutty enough to earn back our attention after the mediocre second film. If you aren't on board the 'Expendables' bandwagon (and we totally wouldn't blame you if you're not), just know that Mel Gibson is playing a character named Conrad Stonebanks. Conrad Stonebanks.
It's been rumored for some time now, but it's now official: the great(ly troubled) Mel Gibson has joined the cast of 'The Expendables 3,' where he'll play the main bad guy. He's also being joined by Antonio Banderas, another fading star who has been rumored to join the film for quite some time.
Sylvester Stallone has been busy recruiting a new team of actors for 'The Expendables 3,' all the while keeping fans updated on the latest happenings via Twitter. Now that the film has a director, Patrick Hughes ('Red Hill'), and a handful of new and returning stars have been confirmed to team up, what about this rumor that Mel Gibson will be playing the villain? Well, it seems he's on board too!
With 'The Expendables 3' already casting every washed-up actor in the history of ever, it should come as no surprise that Sylvester Stallone is apparently courting Mel Gibson. It's a development that Stallone has teased before, but now the Oscar-winning actor and director is rumored to have signed on to the project in a crucial role.
BREAKING NEWS: We know why that creepy masked Burger King freaks us out so much. That almost terrifying way his face is frozen with the same smile as Christian Bale's 'American Psycho' persona, the way he'll just randomly appear in bed next you, the way he's persistent in his efforts for you to eat his hamburgers... Yup, all that just screams Mel Gibson.
Mel Gibson is an actor/director who isn't known for his subtlety. His rants and raves with whatever -- and whomever -- are already known. He's still a fine actor though, and that's why some fans don't care about his views. One person who isn't a fan? 'Showgirls' scribe Joe Eszterhas, who decided to write a 30,000-word ebook about his arguments with Mad Max.
It's been a rough year for Mel Gibson. His latest film 'Get the Gringo' is going straight to Video on Demand, and then there's all that hassle with the film he was going to make with Joe Eszterhas. Well, finally he's got some good news, as he's going to be in Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills.'