time has come.
Robert Rodriguez returns with the
mythic guitar-slinging hero, El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas),
in the final installment of the Mariachi/Desperado trilogy.
The film is based on the story of a drug lord Barrillo,
who pretends to overthrow the Mexican president. Within
the drama, another of the principal persons is a corrupt
CIA agent Sands who at that time, demands retribution from
his worst enemy in order to carry out the drug lord's uprising
against the government. Mariachi is recruited by Sands to
take out Gen. Marquez (has a huge score to settle with the
Mariachi), who has major beef with Mariachi to begin with.
He sends Cucuy (the muscle for Sands) to shadow
and keep tabs on the Mariachi. Marquez is working with Barrillo,
and is about to assassinate El Presidente and assume power.
Sands also convinces Jorge Ramirez (retired-FBI, has old
scores to settle with Barrillo) to come out of retirement
and take out Barrillo and Dr. Guevera (personal Dr. to Barrillo,
killed Jorge's partner a long time ago), who brutally tortured
and killed Ramirez' FBI partner.
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp,
Ruben Blades (and more)
cheat steal rinse repeat.
the bizarrely wonderful MATCHSTICK MEN, directed by Ridley
Scott (GLADIATOR), Roy (Nicolas Cage) gets to take his daughter
to his own special Take Your Daughters To Work Day. After
teaching her some of his artistic
skills, he feels the need, however, to have her return the
money she earns. Not some stuffy old paint-and-brush artist,
Roy is a con artist. He is not a criminal, he points out
to her, since he only gets money from people who give it
to him. He never takes it from them. It's a distinction
that law enforcement officers probably wouldn't adequately
appreciate. Phobia-addled con artist Roy is aided by his
protégé Frank (Rockwell).
Director: Ridley Scott
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, Bruce McGill,
Bruce Altman (and more)