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London Shocked by 'Terrorist' Machete Killing

Video shows men explaining that they killed man in retribution for Muslim deaths

(Newser) - A man was brutally killed with a machete-style weapon in London today, in what authorities suspect was a terrorist attack. Britain's home secretary called an emergency meeting to discuss the attack, which occurred in broad daylight, the Guardian reports. Witnesses reported seeing a man in a "Help for... More »

Lady Gaga Breaks Into Film

Will star in Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga is joining the realm of the multi-hyphenates. She’ll make her big-screen acting debut in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, the sequel to 2010’s Machete , the Los Angeles Times reports. Rodriguez tweeted a picture of her character poster yesterday, adding that he was “blown away” and... More »

Machete Gross, Gory, Comical

Danny Trejo is 'ferocious,' Lindsay Lohan is ... naked

(Newser) - Though Machete was written to poke at our anti-immigrant hysteria, it's more about gross, lavish, comical violence than politics. Critics aren't taking too many swings at Robert Rodriguez's latest, which features a "ferocious" Danny Trejo as ex-federale "Machete"—and a mostly naked Lindsay Lohan:
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Why Texans Don't Want This Film to Get Taxpayer Money

Message about illegal immigration doesn't sit well with some

(Newser) - When Texas decided to deliver taxpayer subsidies to films shot in the state, it probably didn’t expect to be subsidizing a film with a controversial message about illegal immigration. Now, hundreds of Texans are asking the governor’s office not to give any money to Robert Rodriguez’s Machete,... More »

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