Martin Scorsese’s Apple Siri Commercial

Could Rick Schwartz be the ‘Rick’ referenced by Martin Scorsese in Apple’s latest iPhone ad?  (If you haven’t seen it, watch the video above).  Schwartz and Scorsese have worked together on many films, including Gangs of New York, The Aviator, and The Departed.  Schwartz also lives in New York.

In the ad, Scorsese rides through New York in the back of a taxi asking Siri a number of questions, including whether or not he has just seen his friend ‘Rick’.  Siri uses the Find My Friends app to determine where Rick is really located, and Scorsese says, ‘Oh no, that’s not Rick.’

Mel Gibson talks Machete Kills

Mel Gibson in Rick Schwartz Produced Machete KillsRick Schwartz produced and Robert Rodriguez directed Machete Kills stars Mel Gibson as Luther Voz, an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space.  Machete (Danny Trejo) takes on Voz and his army in order to dismantle his master plan for global anarchy.  In a recent interview with Extra, Gibson revealed more about the character:

“He’s an evil genius, he’s kind of like a Bond villain in the gutter,” says Gibson.  “Bad guys are always more fun, and if you can find the bad in a good guy, it’s always more fun.”

The character is also a gourmet chef, and Mel said he’s a pretty good cook himself. “My speciality? I make the best hamburger in the United States.”

Rodriquez, known for his unique casting choices, specifically wrote the villain role for Gibson. “Mel was the only one I was interested in,” said the auteur.

Along with Gibson and Trejo, Machete Kills stars Charlie Sheen as the President of the United States and Sofia Vergara as a dominatrix. It hits theaters in 2013.

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