Benjamin has been reviewing films for fifteen years and has seen more action movies than he should probably admit to! Desperado is an action film released in and marks the second film in director Robert Rodriguez's so-called Mexico trilogy. Essentially, the film is a remake of his low-budget, Spanish-language debut El Mariachi which tells the story of a vengeful guitar player wrecking his revenge on those who murdered his beloved. But Rodriguez knows how to get the most out of his money and Desperado became the film that launched not only his career in Hollywood but also brought Salma Hayek and arguably star Antonio Banderas to mainstream attention. The film opens with an American in a bar, talking about how he witnessed a violent massacre at another bar perpetrated by a mysterious Mexican carrying a guitar case full of guns.
That Salma, the young, bombshell Salma, will be imprinted on our minds forever. She pulls a blanket over her legs and asks the waiter to bring a green tea and to please turn up the heat. Her new comedy, How to Be a Latin Lover , is in theaters now, and next month she stars in the indie drama Beatriz at Dinner , which garnered serious buzz at Sundance. The best parts are women in their mids and up. Now I am free from the bombshell.
Actress Salma Hayek said Wednesday that disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein threatened to shut down production of her dream movie, "Frida," unless "I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman. There was no room for negotiation. I had to say yes. Hayek, 51, said she was motivated to tell her harrowing story about the man she refers to as "my monster" by the flood of women who have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein. Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sexual encounters.
The dinner is in support of mothers2mothers' work to create a generation free from HIV. Photo by David M. Photo by Francois G. Picture Date: Monday 18 September. Purple on June 6, in New York City.