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2019/03/14 at 8:22am

Underwhelming New Trailer of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Arrives

Marvel’s new trailer for Avengers: Endgame, the second part of the last Avengers sequel, is a  disappointing preview at what could end-up becoming the biggest box-office film of all-time. The trailer recaps the original characters’ journey the last 10 years, almost like a nostalgia tour that isn’t that nostalgic. There is a new character to the universe though, that amps up the stakes toward the end. See for yourself. Avengers: Endgame arrives April 26, 2019. Read More

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2019/03/12 at 8:18am

Watch Disney’s First Official ‘Aladdin’ Trailer!

Diversity and inclusion are plentiful in Disney’s new live-action classic adaptation of Aladdin. Though our two leads, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are still a bit unknown to the masses, it’s better to have them cast authentically rather than to have them whitewashed much like Jake Gyllenhaal’s 2009 Prince of Persia video game adaptation. Read More

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2019/03/06 at 10:16am

Netflix To Make Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘Cien Años De Soledad’ Into A TV Series

For the first time in history, Colombian Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez’s masterwork, One Hundred Years of Solitude, is coming to the screen on Netflix. Read More

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2019/02/28 at 4:06pm

PODCAST: Robert Rodriguez and Rosa Salazar Talk ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ and Latino Representation

Robert Rodriguez, the director of the new film Alita: Battle Angel discusses how it was a happy coincidence that his lead actress Rosa Salazar was Peruvian, how one of the main goals of his TV network El Rey was to find and hire more Latino filmmakers, and his honest answer when I asked if it is the responsibility of a Hispanic director to create Latino stars. (2:22) Read More

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2019/02/22 at 9:58pm

“We’re Here And In IMAX 3D!” Alita: Battle Angel’s Rosa Salazar On Latino Representation

Not sure if you noticed, but a Latina is the star of the #1 movie in America. Rosa Salazar, the star of “Alita: Battle Angel,” spoke to us about white-knuckling her way to this grand moment, why there was no pressure once the call came, why Latino representation matters, and why she’s proud of being Peruvian.

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2019/01/22 at 11:31am

Ten Hispanics Nominated for 2019 Oscar Awards

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Ten Hispanics were nominated for the 2019 Oscar awards and they were Gabriela Rodriguez, Alfonso Cuarón, Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Sergio Diaz, Jose Antonio García, Eugenio Caballero and Bárbara Enrı́quez for ‘Roma,’ Rodrigo Sorogoyen for ‘Mother,’ and Trevor Jimenez for “Weekends’. ‘Roma’ by itself was also nominated for ten awards!

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2019/01/21 at 7:59pm

First Annual ‘Latino Entertainment Film Awards’: Complete List of Winners

The new film and entertainment organization LEJA (Latino Entertainment Journalists Association) which I am a proud member of, has announced its first ever Latino Entertainment Film Awards. Here they are…
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2019/01/12 at 10:08am

PODCAST Ep 100! Alfonso Cuarón Talks ROMA, Nicole Acevedo on Latin vs. Country Music, Manolo Caro Discusses ‘Perfectos Desconocidos’

I’ve managed to achieve a milestone 100th epsiode, and to celebrate, we brought in the biggest director in Hollywood at the moment – Alfonso Cuarón (3:19). He discusses ROMA, why critics love it so much and I reveal to him my favorite scene. Also, Nicole Acevedo joins the show to discuss her article from NBCNews.com about how Latin music sales has surpassed Country albums (10:30). Then we finalize with Mexican director Manolo Caro who talks to us about his latest comedy “Perfectos Desconocidos“. (28:53) It’s a great episode, hope you enjoy it! Read More

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2019/01/06 at 11:54am

My Top 10 Favorite Films of 2018

As 2019 is in full swing, I take a look at the 2018 movies that have either stirred or upended my consciousness, those that somehow made me look at life differently, perhaps changed my perception on something or made me appreciate the things I had disregarded before. Here are those 10 films.

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2018/11/29 at 5:34pm

The First Latina-Superhero Arrives Courtesy of Robert Rodriguez. Official Trailer of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Do we really need DC or Marvel to create a Hispanic superhero for us? No. James Cameron and  Robert Rodriguez have aready done it and she’s called Alita. Rosa Salazar, of Cuban descent, plays Alita, the lead actress, or our hero in ‘Alita: Battle Angel‘. Rodriguez and Cameron undertand the power of having Latina leads. Cameron hired Caribbean Dominican/Puerto Rican actresses Zoe Saldana and Michelle Rodriguez for Avatar. Robert Rodriguez… ni para que decir. Watch the trailer and get  excited for a new hero! Read More

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