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  • Retro Movie Alert: MACHETE Opens This Weekend

    Posted on September 1st, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 4 comments

    machete-lohanRobert Rodriguez does it again with a grainy, early-70’s style badass movie, MACHETE.

    Machete is a story of deceit and revenge. Like all fo Rodriguez’s work, it is highly stylized and promises to be one hell of a flick. There’s sure to be plenty of blood, guns, knives, violence and laughs. And web sources say that Lindsay Lohan will be mostly naked onscreen, which is A-ok with me.machete_alba

    Plus…
    DIG THIS CAST!

    Danny Trejo
    Robert De Niro
    Jessica Alba
    Steven Seagal
    Michelle Rodriguez
    Jeff Fahey
    Cheech Marin
    Don Johnson
    Lindsay Lohan

    machete-trejoYes, I’m not kidding. De Niro in a film with Steven Seagal and Cheech Marin. And Don Johnson. And Lindsay Lohan. And Jessica Alba. And…ok, you get my point.

    For you retro style fans, get ready to bask in the orangy faded glow of low-budget funk-era cinema. Taking his cues from movies like Dual, Vanishing Point and Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! Rodriguez will certainly not disappoint with this period-style flick.

    It’s times like these I wish I still had my 1973 Chevy Caprice Classic with the wire caps, dual spotlights, diamond-plate fender skirts and ’49 Packard hood ornament. That low-slung beaut would have been perfect to cruise up to the theater in for this flick.

    Here’s the Trailer for Machete, opening this weekend:

    And here’s the official site: http://www.vivamachete.com/

    -Tiki “Mack the Knife” Chris reporting from the arsenal in the shed behind the Tiki Bar.
    Tiki Lounge Talk, the fun Tiki Talk Blog for kats & kittens who dig cocktails and retro groovyness.

  • The Vampire Lovers, 1970: Mod Movie Monday

    Posted on June 21st, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    vampire-lovers-2It may not be Halloween, but that’s no reason not to crank up the air, curl up under the sheets and take in one of the most fun-to-watch freak-a-rama movies from the early 1970s…

    Hammer Films Presents

    The Vampire Lovers, 1970

    Starring the voluptuous Igrid Pitt, George Cole, Roger Morton, Kate O’Mara and Peter Cushing.

    For those of you who are not hip to the Hammer horror films, these are the kats who gave us the great Dracula films of the 50s-70s starring Christopher Lee as the the Count and Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. They’re also responsible for One Million Years B.C. with Raquel Welch, and other great titles like The Brides of Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein, and Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb. Read the rest of this entry »