Machete Is A Winner

First off, I just want to say that I hope everyone is having an awesome Labor Day Weekend. I was honestly a little sad on Friday because all of my family is home in D.C. while I’m out here in L.A. With that said, I continue to heart L.A. Not to mention, funemployment might be over before I know it! Thank goodness…lol

Anyways, I try to stay away from  posting on weekends, but I realize that I People Watch needs some weekend lovin’ too. So, in the future, look for weekend updates on the latest movies, music, and celeb news.

Let’s get it!

Machete

As mentioned on Friday, it was not my intention to see Machete this weekend. Even though I have been blogging about the film, the trailer just wasn’t doing it for me. With that said, this movie was good! I watched it last night, and thought that it was worthy of a post. At first, I expected that the gore would turn me off of the film, but after a while the gore just turned into pure comedy. After watching a number of decapitations in a row, it’s really easy to become desensitized to the violence.

For those of you who haven’t read a synopsis yet, Machete, in short, is about a former Mexican Federale, Machete (played by Danny Trejo), who attempts to take down the corrupt politicians and vigilantes on the U.S./Mexican border. If you like gruesome action, nudity, sex, and a lot of funny moments in your movies, then you will LOVE Machete. Machete, which was written, directed, and produced by Robert Rodriguez, has a Quentin Tarantino feel, and definitely keeps the entertainment going for the whole 2 hours. Not to mention, boys will like seeing Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba in their respective roles as a leader of “the network,” a secret group that helps immigrants cross the border, and a U.S.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. Lindsay Lohan is also good in the film. Although she is not a main focus, she did hold her own amongst the top players. Robert DeNiro is also  fantastic as the corrupt Senator McLaughlin, who is hoping to be reelected by promising to keep the Mexicans out of the U.S.

Overall, if you have been wanting to see Machete and haven’t already, then go see it! If Machete was not a part of your original movie plans, then still go see it! I think that you will be entertained.  😉

Film Fridays: See A Movie That Makes You Dream BIG!

Alright boys and girls. Honestly, this whole “funemployment” won’t be so fun when I have no funds left. You can’t have fun without FUNds. Catch my drift? Anyways, regardless of how much money any of us have, all of us should always strive to dream BIGGER!  And, for that very reason, the movie that I am recommending for this weekend is Eddie Murphy’s Coming To America.

Now, why Coming to America?

Well, let’s see. In the movie, Eddie Murphy’s character Prince Akeem pretends to be poor in order to win a girl’s heart. I don’t know about you guys, but if I am ever rich enough to pretend to be poor, I will be quite content. lol On top of that, this classic comedy is one that helped to catapult Murphy’s career into Hollywood super stardom.

Every time I watch Coming To America and think of the success that Murphy has had as a comedian, a job he enjoys, I get inspired to do the things that I love. Whether or not Coming To America is your type of comedy (although you would have to be crazy not to think this movie is funny…), there is always a movie for you. So, this weekend watch anything of your choice. Anything that makes you dream bigger. 😉

p.s. If you’re simply looking for a new movie in theaters, Machete, the movie featuring Lindsay Lohan that I have been talking about since forever, is debuting across the country. Personally, I wasn’t moved by the Machete trailers. Also, since I’m being frugal at the moment, I won’t be seeing this movie. However, if you’re curious about it, check it out and let me know what you think!

Are You Looking For A Predator?

Probably not unless you’re dropped into a game reserve on an alien planet. That’s pretty much the synopsis for the latest Predators film. Once again, I went to see a movie that was not on my summer sun movie list. With that said, the movie actually wasn’t that bad. If you like the original 1987 Predator, which starred Governor Schwarzenegger, then you probably will enjoy this one too.  The film’s director definitely went back to basics with this film, and it appears to have worked out well for him. Instead of creating something super silly like Alien vs. Predator, Nimrod Antal and the film’s writers stuck with good ol suspense, decent enough acting, and limited dialogue. Because I am not a Predator fan, I’m not going to recommend the film as a “must see.” However, it’s not bad, and if you’re looking for another action film (i.e.  have seen all the other movies out right now like me lol), then Predators might be for you.

p.s. It’s always nice to see Adrien Brody in a film despite him sounding like Batman’s cousin lol. 😉

Also, during the previews, I saw the first real trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete. The trailer actually looks like a lot of fun. At first, I was a little worried when I heard that Lindsay Lohan was going to be in the film. The fake trailer that the movie is based off of just didn’t look that compelling to me, but now I have some faith in the actual film even if it doesn’t necessarily boost Lohan’s career.

Side note: Although Ms. Lohan is in Machete, her name  and face were definitely left out of the trailer. Looks like the burned out starlet won’t be getting movie credit while she’s incarcerated. Ouch!

Also, can Lindsay PLEASE go back to being a redhead? I’m just sayin…That’s what made her stand out/look better in the first place. Seriously, let us pray that jail helps the little sunspot.

Anyways, here’s the latest trailer for the Machete.

What do you think? A possible winner?

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