Friday, September 3, 2010

The American - A Thriller starring George Clooney and Machete tops the box office movies this Labor Day Weekend

Two great actors on one big screen makes for a great holiday movie time...just hang on to your popcorn 
As an assassin, Jack is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde. Savoring the peaceful quietude... 
Genres:Romance, Thriller and Adaptation
Running Time:1 hr. 35 min.
Release Date:September 1st, 2010 (limited)
MPAA Rating:R for violence, sexual content and nudity.
Focus Features
In The American, George Clooney plays an loner hit man,  whose job entails a lot of shooting, mystery and bloodshed. The tension builds, when the Swedish getaway is cut short by guys with guns that upset the innocent Swiss setting.
Their arrival quickly sets up the movies intense feelings of danger that gets worse and forces the gunman to move to a small Italian mountain town.  (by the way George Clooney owns a huge castle in Italy). 
This scene is nestled in among cobblestone streets, where he takes on  his next assignment -- designing a gun for a female assassin worthy of a good James Bond movie.Keep your eyes on Irina  Bj√∂rklund for lots of drama and romance in this film.

Can George Clooney really be an assassin? He's serious enough to be the tough guy, especially on a motorcycle wielding a big handgun with a silencer as he races through the street shooting out back windows of cars and tires to get his man.  The women can't get enough of him and if you can forget he's George Clooney, it is a very entertaining movie. B+

Machete (2010)

Rated 4.0 out of 5.0
 Rating: 8.1/10 - from 1,150 users Directed by Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez. Starring Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba.

 This guy could scare anyone with a machete or a weapon.

Machete has plenty of star power and action to be a hit film, and now “Machete” also has script and people to attract movie goers.
The Robert Rodriguez flick has a killer combination of action, wit, and humor that has critics loving it, despite a low projected opening weekend box office draw.
Danny Trejo plays a long-haired, craggy-faced nasty Machete with a combination of gentleness, smooth and deadly, like a snake moves. And the ladies love it, too, Trejo's character blends a Mr. Cool with wierd sense humor. 
When Jessica Alba's INS s agent instructs him to contact her, he gets irritated, saying 'Machete don't text.' It's an instant reminder, this guy is not a geek, and catching on like "pants on the ground" on America's got talent.
For actress-turned-inmate Lindsay Lohan, her role in Machete may be her shot at a comeback, if she can stay away from the papparazzi and other stuff.

It's her first shot on the big screen since her time at the gray bar hotel. Lohan, who's only 24 really moves in this action-packed thriller, which hits theaters tonight (Friday). 

In the film, Lohan gets down and dirty for her role as April, a wannabe model with a drug addiction. And when she's not dressed as a nun – who shoots people – the actress with a nice figure strips down for the camera. Whew!

She's often naked as the daughter of a political figure and she does a nude three-way make-out session with costars Danny Trejo and Alicia Marek, the 35-year-old playing her mother. Okay enough.

The movie is a little gory, keep the kids at home, unless then play those gory war games online.

 MAYO Top picks at the Box office:

The American with (George Clooney, Thekla Reuten), Machete with (Steve Seagal, Lindsay Lohan), The Town with (Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm) and You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger with (Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin and Naomi Watts).