The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
Danny Trejo plays a character named Machete in a fake trailer. Robert Rodriguez wrote and directed the trailer as well. The original Grindhouse trailer (under the title screen) is registered to "Machete's Body Shop". This was also the name of Trejo's Spy Kids character's business.
If you're gonna hire Machete to kill the bad guy, you better make damn sure the bad guy isn't YOU!