Not much in the way of awesome junk coming to theaters except for a few trailers that caught my eye before basking in the glory of the Robert Rodriguez produced Predators, one of which completely surprised me.
For the first, though, what has Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert DeNiro, Lindsay Lohan, Steven Seagal, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, and Tom Savini all wrapped up in one badass package directed by Robert Rodriguez? Machete, you say, well damn right, and this newest trailer makes it look to be amazing. Not that I ever doubted Rodriguez for a second once they took the fake trailer for Grindhouse and extended it, then went into talks about making it a reality. In theaters September 3rd, and you can bet your ass I'll be there.
The other movie I can't help but be hyped about has almost just as ridiculously awesome of a cast. Not quite the list of cult actors, but heavy hitters themselves. Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Steve Austin, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Gary Daniels, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and starring, written by, and directed be Sly Stalone... yeah, the Expendables, upcoming August 13th, and no less amazing looking than Machete. Can't wait on this one either.
And the last trailer I got for you all was the one that totally surprised me. The last installment of the Resident Evil franchise, again helmed by Paul WS Anderson, a general hack if ever one existed, bent on bastardizing just about anything he touches. He's like Uwe Boll working with a budget, or a lesser funded Michael Bay, but I have to give him credit where it's due. Event Horizon is a staple of sci-fi horror, and his first Resident Evil is likely the best video game to movie adaptation ever undertaken in Hollywood. Resident Evil: Afterlife looks to pick up where he left off with the first, while retaining characters from the 2nd and 3rd atrocities in the series. But this one looks like a hell of a lot of fun, and I have no shame in plugging it here. Due out September 10th.