Tuesday, September 7, 2010

“(WWE) WWE & TNA DVD Releases, John Cena's Movie, SSlam, More - TWNP-Wrestling News” plus 3 more

“(WWE) WWE & TNA DVD Releases, John Cena's Movie, SSlam, More - TWNP-Wrestling News” plus 3 more


(WWE) WWE & TNA DVD Releases, John Cena's Movie, SSlam, More - TWNP-Wrestling News

Posted: 30 Aug 2010 01:21 PM PDT

Headline Posted by Ryan Clark on 2:10:43 PM Aug 30, 2010

Partial Source: Pwinsider

-- Both the standard and Blu-Ray release dates for the John Cena film Legendary have been pulled by most online retailers. Either the title has been pushed back, or WWE is hiding the release dates due to the film getting a short run in theaters.

-- The Summerslam 2010 DVD will include a bonus DVD, with the RAW and SmackDown! airing the week before the PPV.

-- Here are some wrestling related movie releases:

* MacGruber – September 9th
* WWE Studios: Knucklehead starring The Big Show – November 19th
* WWE Studios: Knucklehead starring The Big Show – November 19th (Blu-Ray)

-- Here are the upcoming DVD releases from WWE and TNA:

* WWE Summerslam – September 14th
* TNA Best Of The Asylum Years Vol. 1 – September 21st
* WWE Chris Jericho DVD Set – September 28th
* WWE's Highest Flyers – October 12th
* WWE Night of Champions – October 19th
* TNA Wrestling's Greatest Moments – October 21st
* WWE Smackdown: 2010 Season – October 26th
* WWE Hell in a Cell – November 2nd
* WWE Studios Knucklehead starring Big Show – November 9th (Also released in Blu-Ray)
* WWE The John Cena Experience – November 19th (Also released in Blu-Ray)
* TNA Hardcore Justice – November TBA
* TNA Triple Threat Vol. 4 (It includes Victory Road 2010, No Surrender 2010 PPV and Another Event Due To Hard Justice 2010 being Pulled From The Set) – November 19th
* WWE Bragging Rights – November 23rd
* WWE 100 Craziest Moments – December 14th
* WWE Bobby Heenan DVD – December 28th

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iPad App Store Freebies: Pocket CFO, Movie Club, more - I4U

Posted: 25 Aug 2010 03:36 PM PDT

Below are downloads of several free iPad applications available for a limited time from Apple's App Store, with price drops from $1 to $40. These apps are targeted to work with the iPad, and may support the iPhone and iPod touch. (Check the individual apps for further information.) The apps:


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'Machete' Fake movie trailer turns bloody flick - Berkshire Eagle

Posted: 05 Sep 2010 06:22 PM PDT

Saturday September 4, 2010

Certainly, "Machete" is the best feature-length extension of a fake movie trailer in Hollywood history.

Fans who saw the trailer in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 "Grindhouse" double-feature continually asked Rodriguez to turn the make-believe ad featuring Danny Trejo into a real blood-and-guts vengeance flick.

Rodriguez has complied, maintaining a fair amount of the wicked humor and every bit of the savage bloodshed the trailer promised.

Viewers get precisely what they're paying for: beheadings, skewerings and kill shots to the head by the dozen, with other means of dispatch -- death by corkscrew, high heels, crucifixion -- tossed in for variety.

They also get a crazy range of supporting players -- Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan -- all having a ball committing atrocities.

Rodriguez is like a kid in a candy store -- a pretty twisted kid in a very sick and disturbing candy store -- but fans of his R-rated stuff already knew that and are on board.

They'll most definitely be on board with "Machete," which gives ex-prison inmate Trejo his first lead role in a long career of mostly smallish parts as taciturn tough guys who choose their words carefully.

Trejo's Machete doesn't talk much, either, but he's a commandingly fun presence, a former Mexican federal cop working as a day laborer in Texas after being left for dead by drug kingpin Torrez (Seagal), who also killed

his family.

Trouble follows Machete, who goes on the run after he's hired as the fall guy in an assassination attempt on a radically conservative anti-immigration state senator (De Niro).

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"Machete" has the same made-on-the-cheap, outlandishly violent '70s vibe as "Grindhouse," down to the funky music provided by Rodriguez's band Chingon.

To clear his name and take sweet revenge, Machete goes on a rampage that puts him up against Seagal's Torrez, De Niro's senator, a slimy political kingmaker (Jeff Fahey), a ruthless border vigilante (Johnson) and scores of lesser thugs.

Allies rally to Machete's side -- a right-minded immigration agent (Alba), a taco vendor who moonlights as a revolutionary (Michelle Rodriguez), and Machete's priestly brother (Cheech Marin).

De Niro's a hoot, with a Southern drawl reminiscent of his accent in "Cape Fear" as he plays the senator's comic-book xenophobia with joyous frenzy. And Trejo is a welcome variation on the slick action hero -- a cunning, ragged survivor who prefers blades but gets very creative with guns, gardening tools and kitchen utensils when other weapons are scarce.

Most everyone else does their part well enough, though why Lohan signed on is a mystery. Her role is just strange -- hitting close to home when she appears as a drugged-up party girl early on, with Rodriguez eventually maneuvering her into a nun's habit as she joins his overindulgent finale of gunplay and explosions.

Like most of Rodriguez's movies "Machete" is never as fun or funny as he thinks it is. There are clever wisecracks, and some of the action is fresh and inventive, if you don't mind blood and body parts flying in all directions.

Yet much of the violence is repetitive while the movie lapses into indolence in between action sequences, the characters uninvolving, the dialogue boring.

The good news for fans: there isn't all that much downtime between the relentless action, which, after all, is what that fake "Machete" trailer promised, and what the audience has come for.

"Machete" (1:45) is rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.

At: Beacon Cinema (Pittsfield), and Regal Berkshire Mall 10 (Lanesborough).

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Catholic movie review - Machete - The Catholic Spirit

Posted: 03 Sep 2010 10:39 AM PDT

Considering that the Arizona Legislature has recently brought the issue of illegal immigration to the fore, the arrival of the ultraviolent "Machete" (Fox), about a Mexican vigilante handy with sharp objects, is nothing if not timely.

In keeping with the grimy exploitation flicks of the 1970s he so admires, writer-director-producer Robert Rodriguez goes out of his way to tickle and offend. But by championing the rights of undocumented workers and pushing Latino power more generally, Rodriguez gives his latest a thought-provoking veneer that can be recognized apart from its perversities and stylistic aplomb.

Make no mistake: Jocular splatter, not political satire, is the name of the game here and "Machete" is a blunt, lurid instrument. Its genesis was a fake trailer that appeared between the two films Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino released as the double-bill "Grindhouse" in 2007. That talked-about teaser introduced the eponymous hero played by actor Danny Trejo, whose menacing visage will be instantly recognizable from scores of supporting film and television roles.

As fleshed out in this brutal scenario, Machete is an ex-Federale whose wife and daughter are murdered by the drug lord Torrez (Steven Seagal). Presumed dead, Machete bides his time for three years working as a day laborer in a Texas border town until, on the basis of his fearsome appearance, he's hired by crooked businessman Booth (Jeff Fahey) to kill a right-wing, anti-immigration state senator named John McLaughlin (Robert De Niro).

Unbeknownst to Machete and the conspirators who double-cross him, this assassination attempt will lead Machete to Torrez and help him empower the Mexican underclass at the same time.

Virtually impossible to sideline for more than a few frames, Machete fells opponents with an array of implements. We witness countless impalings, severed appendages, and decapitations, along with the requisite spurting of blood. In the movie's most disgusting, over-the-top scene, Machete fashions an escape rope out of a thug's intestines.

Viewers should be especially forewarned about Padre, a gun-toting Catholic priest played by Cheech Marin. Padre pays for desecrating his vows and violating numerous commandments by being nailed to a cross in the sanctuary of his church. As with most everything in this B-movie context, this torture sequence is difficult to take seriously, though that doesn't minimize the wince factor or its patent inappropriateness.

The same holds for the character of Booth's daughter April, played by Lindsay Lohan. A drug-addled wastrel, she has a liaison with Machete and her own mother, and then seeks revenge for her father's murder while wearing a nun's habit. Machete also gets cozy with a beautiful U.S. immigration agent named Sartana (Jessica Alba) and the militant Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), who runs a taco truck as a front for an underground network that supports Hispanic aliens.

Finally, no one watching "Machete" can fail to think about the real-life suffering caused by the drug trade and the migration of the desperate across the U.S.-Mexico border. Fortunately, in the real world, there are individuals and organizations that stand up for the less fortunate without employing Machete's immoral methods.

The film contains much gore; myriad acts of violence; sacrilegious behavior and banter; blatant sexuality, including much upper female nudity; semi-graphic encounters; pervasive rough language and profanity; considerable innuendo; torture; and vigilante justice. The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.


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