By Mariela Rosario | 03/19/2010 - 18:00
Brasileña Alice Braga stars opposite the swoon-worthy Jude Law and Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker in Repo Men, a new sci-fi action flick hitting theaters nationwide today. So, if you're judging Braga by the company she keeps, it looks like homegirl is doing just fine!
By Mariela Rosario | 03/18/2010 - 17:00
Are you as excited as we are about Javier Bardem starring as Julia Roberts's lover in the new film Eat, Pray, Love? OK, fine, that might be a little bit impossible because we’re really excited.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/18/2010 - 14:15
The Bounty Hunter stars Jennifer Aniston’s hair and body, and they are equally awesome. Her famous beach-blond locks swirl and swing sexily, her uber-toned body announces, “Hey, don’t I look amazing for 40?” in every single shot. And boy, do her hair and body make a great couple! They have way more chemistry than Aniston and Gerald Butler, at least. The duo play bickering exes in The Bounty Hunter, a tired, unfunny, romance-action adventure that clocks in at a life-draining 110 minutes.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2010 - 18:00
We caught up with Andy Garcia and his stunning daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido in Florida while in town for the premiere of their movie, City Island, during the Miami International Film Festival. The film, a comedy about a dysfunctional family who live in a small enclave in the Bronx, is set to hit select theaters this Friday, March 19th.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/16/2010 - 12:57
If there was anyone left unconvinced after Avatar’s dominance, this weekend proved that 3-D is here to stay: Alice in Wonderland owned the box office for a second week in a row, earning a huge $62 million, for a total of $209 million. Matt Damon’s action war pic Green Zone managed to come in at #2 despite so-so reviews, but earned just $14 million—basically a bomb for the star and his Bourne director, Paul Greengrass.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/12/2010 - 12:00
For a lot of Latinas who live constantly straddling two cultures, watching America Ferrera in Our Family Wedding, opening in theaters today, March 12, will be kind of like looking in a mirror. She plays Lucia, a modern, independent, ambitious girl—who turns into a wuss when she’s with her traditional Latin family: They don’t know she’s dropping out of law school to pursue a dream, let alone that their angelita lives with her boyfriend and has hot sex on the couch. She is thoroughly relatable.
By Gerri Miller | 03/11/2010 - 11:42
Her four-season run as Ugly Betty is winding down, but América Ferrera's film career is heating up. Fresh off Sundance Film Festival accolades for The Dry Land, a drama she produced and appears in as the wife of a war-scarred veteran, Ferrera, 25, has two movies opening this month, the romantic comedy Our Family Wedding on March 12 and the animated How to Train Your Dragon on March 26.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/09/2010 - 13:00
Alice in Wonderland is an eye-popping, trippy ride, but looking over the cast makes you wonder: Why is every single last person white? For that matter, why is nearly everyone in Tim Burton’s 14 feature films white? For a guy who makes heroes out of the marginalized and overlooked, we would think he'd take diversity into consideration when it came to casting.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/09/2010 - 08:00
Argentina was victorious at the Oscars as Juan Jose Campanella took home the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film for his crime thriller El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret of Their Eyes). The film starred one of the country's most illustrious stars, Ricardo Darín, as a federal police agent obsessed with a the rape and murder of a young woman that he investigated 30 years prior.
By Angie Romero | 03/05/2010 - 16:00
One of the standout Latin American films screened during this year’s Berlinale was Colombia’s El Vuelco del Cangrejo (Crab Trap), which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009. I was particularly interested in this one, since it’s one of the newest productions that speak to Colombia’s burgeoning cinema movement.