Devious Maids
WATCH: Our Own Damarys Ocaña Perez Talks 'Devious Maids' On 'Good Morning America'
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/21/2013 - 11:45

This morning was a very proud moment for us staffers here at Latina. Our very own Director of Editorial Content Damarys Ocaña Perez made an appearance on Good Morning America.

The GMA segment was discussing Lifetime's new show Devious Maids and the not so positive feedback it's been receiving from some critics. Our Editorial Director did an amazing job today explaining her point of view.


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Dolores Prida
Adiós, Dolores: Celebrating The Life And Work Of The Extraordinary Woman Behind 'Dolores Dice'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/26/2013 - 12:07

These pages were supposed to host a virtual quinceañera — a celebration of Dolores Prida’s 15 years as Latina’s advice columnist, with a special piece by the veteran writer herself. It was to be a toast to her witty, on-point, irreverent and unabashedly feminist advice on everything from getting rid of cheating boyfriends to reconnecting with Latin culture.


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Latina's Executive Editor on Remembering Dolores Prida, Columnist & Latina Family Member
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/20/2013 - 18:16

I met Dolores Prida shortly after I joined Latina as associate editor, in 2004. She worked mostly from home but had a cubicle in our Times Square office, and she would come in about once a week, usually unannounced, to work and catch up with everyone. I was one of the many young Latinas who read her column in the magazine religiously and wondered what the woman behind the witty and wise advice would be like in person.


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Movie Review: <i>The Other Boleyn Girl</i>
By Latina Staff | 02/29/2008 - 14:33

By Damarys Ocaña

Anne Boleyn was by far England's most important (non-ruling) queen: She was famously smart and willful and witty enough to talk circles around any man. Through her scandalous marriage to Henry VIII, she instigated England's historic break from the Catholic Church, made and broke political careers and gave birth to Elizabeth, who would be the world's most powerful ruler for 45 years. But if you want that story, you'll have to read a biography. The Other Boleyn Girl is about bodice-ripping sex, cat-fights and melodrama, baby!


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Movie Review: <i>Atonement</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:44

The first half of Ian McEwan's novel, on which this movie is based, is such a
tour de force about the power of language, imagination and jealousy, that
reading it, you hope whoever does the inevitable film version will get it right.
And director Joe Wright does. Set during a single day at an English country
mansion in 1930s, that crucial scene centers around a young girl (newcomer
Saoirse Ronan) who witnesses something her preteen hormones just don't
understand: she sees her older sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) and the


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Movie Review: <i>No Country for Old Men</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:42

We love us some Coen Brothers, but after their last three movies—"Intolerable
Cruelty, "The Ladykillers" and "The Man Who Wasn't There,"—even we were starting
to wonder when the idiosyncratic directors would return to form. Brutal,
truthful and unrelenting for its full running time, "No Country for Old
Men,"
is that return to form, in a big way.


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Movie Review: <i>There Will Be Blood</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:39

The first 10 or so minutes of the ambitious, ultimately unsatisfying "There
Will be Blood," are wordless, and brilliant. A man (Daniel Day Lewis),
standing alone at the bottom of a dark, vertical mine shaft carved out of the
ground, painstakingly chisels away at the walls in search of precious metals. He
climbs out, falls and injures himself, and with astonishing singlemindedness,
clambers out and crawls away, then repeats that kind of backbreaking work as one
of many workers at an oil shaft. That opening sequence is pretty much all you


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Movie Review: <i>Juno</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:32

During the first 10 minutes of Juno, Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page)
looks like she's doing an impression of Napoleon Dynamite, the nerdy hero of
Jared Hess's 2004 cult-comedy hit starring John Heder. Both Juno and Napoleon
are socially inept, small-town misfits whose lingua franca has spawned
imitators all around the world. Like the infamous Napoleon, Juno is an off-beat
character who speaks in her own dialect, avoids the "in-crowd" and even has her
own sidekick (no, not Pedro) a peer named Leah (charming newcomer Olivia
Thirlby
).


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Movie Review: <i>Michael Clayton</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:27

Michael Clayton comes on so slowly that, were this not a George
Clooney
movie, you might be tempted to bolt. But stick around and you get
rewarded with some of the year's most intense performances, including from
Clooney himself, as a "fixer" for a law-firm that specializes in defending huge
corporations against lawsuits.


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Movie Review: <i>Vantage Point</i>
By admin | 02/25/2008 - 23:14

Thrills don't come any cheaper than those in Vantage Point, a movie that pretends to be a political thriller with something to say about terrorism but is really an excuse for big, dumb, interminable car chases, explosions and shootouts.


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