Saturday, September 04, 2010

Tour de Machete

We saw Machete today, and it is every bit as over the top as you've heard. Really violent and also really hilarious. It stars Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert DeNiro, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez and Jeff Fahey (both ex-Losties), Lindsey Lohan, Cheech Marin and Don Johnson. Wow. This is the Cinco de Mayo trailer that Rodriguez put out via Ain't it Cool News with the message for Arizona.
For the "official" and latest trailer, click here.
The movie was filmed in Austin, and there was a Premiere and Afterparty here on Thursday (we didn't go to any of that, but it was all open to the public as long as you had a ticket). R. Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Michelle Rodriguez and Danny Trejo were in attendance for both, and here's a gallery of pics from those events.

We saw the movie at the downtown Alamo Drafthouse theater, which is located within blocks of a lot of the shooting locations, so it was weird to walk out of the theater and see those things.

Here's the spot where Robert DeNiro's character has his rally, right in front of the State Capitol
and here is the sniper's building, which is right across the street.
This is the parking lot where Michelle Rodriguez's character has her taco truck
and here is the lot with the Frost Bank Building in the background.

Frost Bank in the movie with Trejo
and Alba.
Here's St. Mary's Cathedral where Cheech Marin is the padre
and here it is in the movie.

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's so fun to watch movies shot on locations that you know. But I find I have to see the movie twice -- the first time to spot all the locations and say "oooo, I know where that is" and the second time to follow the plot. I've never been much of a multi-tasker.

Blueberry said...

I especially love to location-search with Doctor Who. We love that show!!! Google street views has provided excellent coverage of the UK, especially Wales, and I love them for that. It's a place I want to visit before I die. Not sure it will happen though.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

you sold me..I'm going to see this one.