Michelle Rodriguez

Wince Your Way Through the Trailer for Scuzzy Crime Flick ‘The Assignment’

by Charles Bramesco January 23, 2017 @ 11:31 AM
Saban Films
Despite having seen legendary genre director Walter Hill’s latest feature at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September, I had completely forgotten that it exists until the first trailer surfaced earlier today. Perhaps this is because the film has now changed titles twice, going from the thoroughly problematic Tomboy to the still pretty problematic (Re)Assignment to the vague, slightly better The Assignment. Or perhaps this is because the movie is bad, bad, bad. Whether it’s the schadenfreude-fueled fun kind of bad or the soul-suckingly evil kind of bad, however, will vary from viewer to viewer.

‘(Re)Assignment’ Review: If Only I Could (De)Watch This

by Matt Singer September 12, 2016 @ 8:12 AM
It will surprise no one who sees (Re)Assignment to learn that its concept — a remorseless hitman is given forced gender reassignment surgery, then goes on a vengeful killspree as a hitwoman — has been around for decades. There is something decidedly retro about this idea, and not in a good way. The whole notion belongs to an earlier era and its ideas about men and women, and the stuff that doesn’t feel stale feels tacopizza insane, like a film noir adaptation of an EC comic so outrageous even Bill Gaines wouldn’t have published it. (Ironically, director Walter Hill recently released a graphic novel version of (Re)Assignment.)

This ‘Furious 7’ Deleted Scene Shows You Where Letty Went When She Disappeared

by Britt Hayes September 8, 2015 @ 5:42 PM
With so much action and so much story to pack into each Fast and Furious film, it’s inevitable that at least a few pieces of the narrative will get left on the cutting room floor — you know, to make room for more cars jumping from buildings and planes and whatever else they can use as launchpads for cars. This deleted scene from the upcoming Furious 7 Blu-ray may have been quite useful in the actual movie itself, as it explains just where the hell Letty ran off to and what she did during that whole “I need to go find my memories” part of the story.

A ‘Fast & Furious’ Ride is Heading to Universal Studios Orlando

by Jacob Hall August 26, 2015 @ 10:08 AM
The Fast and Furious series has been a sleeping giant for Universal Pictures, growing from a modestly successful franchise into a cultural juggernaut over the course of a decade. And like other cultural juggernauts owned or licensed by Universal, the increasingly wacky adventures of Dominic Toretto and his family eventually jumped into the theme park realm. Fast and Furious: Supercharged made its debut at Universal Studios Hollywood earlier this year and it was just announced that the ride is heading to the studio’s Florida park. But it’s going to have to be very different and that is what has us interested.

‘Furious 7’ Review: One Last Ride, and It’s a Good One

by Matt Singer April 3, 2015 @ 5:21 AM
Furious 7 almost certainly won’t be the last Fast & Furious movie. But at times it feels like a series finale. There are numerous callbacks and homages to the franchise’s entire 15-year history. The setpieces are bigger and crazier than ever; it’s hard to imagine anyone topping them. And before the chases really get rolling, the mood is often downright mournful. Two different scenes are set in graveyards, and characters talk about taking “one last ride” together.

All Roads Lead to This: The Definitive Ranking of All Seven ‘Fast & Furious’ Movies

by Matt Singer March 25, 2015 @ 12:38 PM
In a few days it will finally arrive: Furious 7, the latest and biggest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. And while the death of series star Paul Walker does put a damper on some of the excitement, this is still a great time to celebrate one of Hollywood’s most reliable and inventive franchises. In 15 years, Fast & Furious has evolved from a simple B-movie about a couple of street racers to an international crime epic spanning multiple continents and dozens of characters.

New ‘Fast and Furious 7’ Trailer Takes Crazy to a Whole New Level

by Jacob Hall February 20, 2015 @ 12:35 PM
The new Fast and Furious 7 trailer ends as the others have, with Vin Diesel driving a car off a skyscraper and into another while Jason Statham launches grenades at him. It’s an image that will never stop being one of the most ridiculous things we’ve ever seen and hopefully it will play just as well in context. However, this new trailer offers something that the others have not: a little perspective.

'Machete 3' Trailer Promises Machete Will Kill Again ... In Space!

by Britt Hayes November 19, 2013 @ 1:06 PM
If you saw 'Machete Kills' in the theater, chances are you caught a glimpse at the trailer for 'Machete Kills Again ... In Space,' the promised third entry in the 'Machete' trilogy. Unfortunately, this might be all we get of 'Machete 3,' so enjoy it while you can. Since 'Machete Kills' only brought in $14 million at the box office, we might not be getting the Machete space adventure we were all promised.

'Machete Kills': Michelle Rodriguez Smells Something Fishy in This Highlight Reel

by Britt Hayes July 19, 2013 @ 11:11 AM
Open Road Films
Michelle Rodriguez returns for 'Machete Kills' as Shé, Machete's revolutionary friend and fellow ass-kicker in the upcoming grindhouse-flavored sequel from Robert Rodriguez. In this new 30 second highlight and promotional reel, Rodirguez gets out some corny one-liners, like the cringe-worthy "I smell fish taco," and we get to see her fire off a few guns and do what a revolutionary does best. Hopefully we'll get more of these character-specific reels in the weeks to come -- especially now that we've gotten a brief glimpse at Amber Heard's character.