Author: Film Renegado

VIDEO: Dragonball Evolution (2009)

NOTE: This review is in Spanish with English subtitles. In this edition of the Movie Skewer, the Film Renegado enlists the help of two Latino friends to take on Dragonball Evolution, the long-anticipated big screen adaption of a popular anime/manga, directed by James Wong (Final Destination).

VIDEO: Saving Private Perez (2011)

A Mexican drug lord embarks upon an epic suicide mission to Iraq to rescue his brother and bring him back home. A parody of the drug lord lifestyle and action movies in general, Saving Private Perez is a movie you can't miss, and the Renegado is here to tell you why!

VIDEO: The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)

A young priest is sent to a church in a small town. His arrival sets off a chain reaction of thorny politics, sexual relationships, and betrayal, after he falls in love with an underage girl. Renegado dives in to find out if the controversy is enough to make the film worth watching.

VIDEO: Nacho Libre (2006)

Renegado watches Nacho Libre, a movie where, for reasons beyond the understanding of mere mortals, Jack Black plays a Mexican monk who becomes a lucha libre wrestler. Sure, he's trying too hard with the fake accent, but is the movie really that bad? Find out in the video!

VIDEO: Jack and Jill (2011)

Jack (Adam Sandler) gets a visit from his identical twin Jill (also Adam Sandler) and "wacky" hijinks ensue, including Jill dating both a stereotypical Mexican gardener and Al Pacino, who's playing... himself? It's a comedy so devoid of humor, you can feel your life draining away as you watch it.

VIDEO: Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

Juni Cortez enters a virtual reality game where he must stop the evil Toy Maker, played by a confused and over the top Sylvester Stallone... who also plays his own henchmen? Not only that, but there are brief appearances from the likes of Selena Gomez, George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Elijah Wood. Can the Renegado survive the ridiculous plot and endless parade of awful cameos?

VIDEO: Fando and Lis (1968)

Renegado dives into the madness of the world of Alejandro Jodorowski with two reviews of his first film, Fando and Lis. The movie follows the two title characters on a journey through an apocalyptic wasteland as they descend into madness.

VIDEO: Mexican Batwoman (1968)

Mexican Batwoman stars the beautiful Maura Monti as a super-heroine who must stop a nefarious doctor from creating a race of fish people from dead lucha libre wrestlers, all the while punching out bad guys, solving crimes, and wearing a bikini. Just like Batman!

VIDEO: Spy Kids (2001)

In this episode, Renegado begins a retrospective of the original Spy Kids trilogy. In the first installment, Gregorio (Antonio Banderas) and Ingrid Cortez (Carla Gugino) are international spies that have to be rescued by their kids, who become spies themselves and save their parents from the silly clutches of the evil mastermind Floop (Alan Cumming).

VIDEO: Apocalypto (2006)

In Mexico during the decline of Mayan civilization, a hunter (Rudy Youngblood) escapes from bad guys who capture his tribe for human sacrifice. He's got to rescue his wife and son before rain fills the well where he hid them, along the way getting tortured nearly as much as Jesus in Mel's previous movie.

VIDEO: Hellboy (2004)

Ron Perlman is a young demon summoned from hell during WWII to be a secret Axis weapon, but instead gets captured by American forces to use his powers for good. When Nazis return sixty years later, Hellboy and his elite super-powered defense team are humanity's only hope!