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July 2010 > Cover Story

A Man for All Mandibles

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adrian Brody , Danny Trejo , Nimród Antal , Predators , Robert Rodriguez

They’re the cutest kids in the world! They were scared to come out of their trailer at first, but then I hollered, ‘C’mon out!’ and made them get pictures with me. My daughter was like, ‘Can I come!? Can I come!?’ Oddly, Eric Roberts was in the video, too. You worked with him on your fi rst movie,...

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July 2010 > Cover Story

A Man for All Mandibles

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adrian Brody , Danny Trejo , Nimród Antal , Predators , Robert Rodriguez

million ($187.1 million in today’s dollars) out of moviegoers’ wallets. Fans were grateful and the hit begat a sequel which begat a spec script scribbled out in 1994 by young filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, then an unknown 26 year old about to start work on his fi rst fi lm, Desperado. It took 15 year...

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July 2010 > The Slate

Slice Up A Smile

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Danny Trejo , Desperado , El Mariachi , From Dusk Till Dawn , Grindhouse , Machete , Once Upon A Time In Mexico , Robert Deniro , Robert Rodriguez , Sin City , Spy Kids , Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams , Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over , Steven Seagal , The Adventures Of Shark Boy And Lava Girl In 3-D

2009 2007 2005 2005 2003 2003 2002 2001 1998 1996 1995 1992 42 by Amy Nicholson Machete A udiences met Machete in the faux trailers that ran before Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse. But they actually first saw Danny Trejo’s take-no-prisoners guerrilla in Rodriguez’...

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July 2010 > Editorial

Five Films Hit By Buzz

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: How To Train Your Dragon , The Blind Side , Valentine's Day , X-Men Origins: Wolverine

FIVE FILMS HIT BY BUZZ What worked—and what didn’t by Amy Nicholson Before Sandra Bullock got blindsided, the big story about her Oscar-winning fi lm was how the producers turned a mid-sized uplifter into a $255.9 million success. The secret was production company Alcon Media’s insistence to...

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July 2010 > Book it!

The Independent Giant

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: AMC Select , Babies , Holy Rollers , Nikkole Denson- Randolph

THE INDEPENDENT GIANT AMC resurrects the arthouse multiplex by Amy Nicholson F our years ago, AMC launched AMC Select, a program where 72 theaters—roughly a quarter of the chain’s reach—commited one screen each to showing arthouse films. The program fizzled, but the idea behind it didn’t. “We...

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July 2010 > The Slate

An Owl For An Owl - Six Feet Under

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Buried , Jim Sturgess , Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole , Robert Paterson , Ryan Reynolds , Zack Snyder

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole “I wanted to make a movie my kids could watch,” said director Zack Snyder at ShoWest earlier this year. After shooting the violent hits 300 and Watchmen, Snyder surprised many in the industry by signing on to direct the first chapter in a popular ...

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July 2010 > Cover Story

A Man for All Mandibles

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adrian Brody , Danny Trejo , Nimród Antal , Predators , Robert Rodriguez

HEY, TOUGH GUY Danny Trejo on tattoos, prison and … the Jonas Brothers? You’ve played a lot of killers and drug dealers. How does Cuchillo measure up? He’s a killer for the cartels and he’s kidnapped by the Predators and placed on a planet to be hunted. The hunter becomes the prey. I land wi...

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July 2010 > Cover Story

A Man for All Mandibles

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adrian Brody , Danny Trejo , Nimród Antal , Predators , Robert Rodriguez

BIG PICTURE > PREDATORS aren’t the bulked-up, muscle-bound men of the ’80s. That’s not reality. And what we were going for is something that could be plausible for the viewers. And he’s a great actor, by the way. That’s the most important thing—he’s superb. And handsome. There’s been so much...

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July 2010 > Cover Story

A Man for All Mandibles

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adrian Brody , Aliens vs Predator , AvP , Danny Trejo , Death Race 2 , Derek Mears , Heat , Jessica Alba , Jonas Brothers , Kontroll , Machete , Michelle Rodriguez , Nimród Antal , Oleg Taktarov , Predator , Predators , Robert DeNiro , Robert Rodriguez , Runaway Train , Steven Seagal , The Expendables , Topher Grace

Adjusted weekend $24,398,977 Total domestic gross $59,735,206 Total adjusted gross $121,456,493 Opening weekend $8,800,000 Adjusted weekend $16,578,199 Total domestic gross $30,669,840 Total adjusted gross $57,778,490 Opening weekend $38,289,995 Adjusted weekend $49,01...

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July 2010 > Digital Marketing

One-Up

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: A-Team , Clash Of The Titans , District 9 , Double Dragon , Jackie Chan , Jaden Smith , Salt , The Karate Kid , Trigger LA , online games

ONE-UP Online games are the latest movie marketing ploy, and they’re getting smarter every day by Amy Nicholson T he Karate Kid hit theaters on June 11, but fans have been getting to know stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan for months in an online video game created by Trigger LA, a digita...

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July 2010 > Cover Story

A Man for All Mandibles

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adrian Brody , Danny Trejo , Nimród Antal , Predators , Robert Rodriguez

BIG PICTURE > PREDATORS The Expendables, which didn’t happen, though it’s still on your IMDb page. That was Stallone’s deal. Stallone would say, ‘Oh, he’s in The Expendables and he’s in The Expendables,’ so everybody would go to see it. All my fans are going to go see it and I’m not in it. ...

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June 2010 > Cover Story

Grown Ups

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adam Sandler , Alec Guinness , Big Daddy , Chris Rock , Cinema Paradiso , Dave Matthews , David Spade , Dennis Dugan , Funny People , Gene Siskel , Grown Ups , Happy Gilmore , Jennifer Aniston , Just Go With It , Kelly Dugan , Kevin James , Lawrence of Arabia , Local Hero , Martin Lawrence , National Security , Nick Swardson , Nicole Kidman , Philadelphia Phillies , Rob Schneider , Roger Ebert , Salma Hayek , Strictly Ballroom , You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

on me, I guess. He’s a health nut with some anger issues. But that’s how Adam and Fred Wolf wrote him. Do you and David Spade ever lobby to get super hot wives? You’re always left out. It’s because Adam wrote it for himself! Of course he has himself married to Salma Hayek and me married to a 75...

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June 2010 > Cover Story

Grown Ups

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adam Sandler , Alec Guinness , Big Daddy , Chris Rock , Cinema Paradiso , Dave Matthews , David Spade , Dennis Dugan , Funny People , Gene Siskel , Grown Ups , Happy Gilmore , Jennifer Aniston , Just Go With It , Kelly Dugan , Kevin James , Lawrence of Arabia , Local Hero , Martin Lawrence , National Security , Nick Swardson , Nicole Kidman , Philadelphia Phillies , Rob Schneider , Roger Ebert , Salma Hayek , Strictly Ballroom , You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

BIG PICTURE > GROWN UPS I’m a gigantic fan of comedy and all these people I’m working with, I’m just so thrilled by them that I think they get that sense that we’re here to go have fun. We’re goofi ng around on set, we’re having a great time— it’s a real familial atmosphere. But we help everybo...

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June 2010 > Cover Story

Grown Ups

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Adam Sandler , Alec Guinness , Big Daddy , Chris Rock , Cinema Paradiso , Dave Matthews , David Spade , Dennis Dugan , Funny People , Gene Siskel , Grown Ups , Happy Gilmore , Jennifer Aniston , Just Go With It , Kelly Dugan , Kevin James , Lawrence of Arabia , Local Hero , Martin Lawrence , National Security , Nick Swardson , Nicole Kidman , Philadelphia Phillies , Rob Schneider , Roger Ebert , Salma Hayek , Strictly Ballroom , You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

GROWN UPS ✮ IF, LIKE FARMERS, EXHIBITORS WROTE AN ALMANAC, HERE ARE SOME TRUISMS THEY’D INCLUDE: MICHAEL BAY WILL BLOW SOMETHING UP, KIDS WILL FLOCK TO PIXAR, TEENS WILL TRY TO SNEAK INTO THE LATEST R-RATED HIT AND ADAM SANDLER WILL RELEASE A FILM THAT GROSSES OVER $100 MILLION ✮ THIS YEAR, ...

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