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Rosie Perez at the Won't Back Down premiere
Rosie Perez's 5 Best Movie Roles
By Samantha Leal | 09/28/2012 - 17:00

Won’t Back Down hits theaters this weekend, and with it Rosie Perez shows she’s got range. The Puerto Rican actress plays a teacher torn between the takeover crusade and the school where she teaches. Take a look at some of her best roles and let us know which is your favorite. 


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Lauren Velez at the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards
EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Velez Spills on Her New Biopic 'They Call Me La Lupe'
By Sugey Palomares | 09/26/2012 - 15:06

Iconic Puerto Rican actress, Lauren Velez, 47, may flaunt her investigative skills as Captain María LaGuerta on the hit drama series, Dexter, which premieres its new season on Showtime this week, but she's also preparing to take center stage in the upcoming biopic, La Lupe.


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Michael Pena End of Watch Premiere
Michael Peña on Playing a Cop in End of Watch: "I've Actually Been Shot At!"
By Dan Koday | 09/21/2012 - 18:01

Latina recently got the chance to chat with Michael Peña, the Mexican actor set to star in Chavez alongside America Ferrera as wife Helen and Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta. But before conquering his role as the iconic civil rights activist, Michael can be seen keeping the streets of Los Angeles civil in his latest flick End of Watch, also starring America Ferrera, Natalie Martinez and Jake Gyllenhaal. Check out what Michael had to say about working with America and why he's actually been shot at in real life! 


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Max Hernandez in Avengers
Avengers Star Max Hernandez on Being Latino: "We Are a Dominant Force"
By Sugey Palomares | 09/02/2012 - 11:00

Maximiliano Hernandez is a comic book fanatic who landed the dream role as S.H.I.E.L.D agent Jasper Sitwell in the hit blockbuster, The Avengers. The Honduran-American actor started his performing arts career at the BFA program at Leonard Davis Center for in Harlem, NY, but soon left to pursue off-Broadway gigs. The risk paid off.


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Selena Gomez
Watch: Teaser of Selena Gomez in 'Spring Breakers'
By Sugey Palomares | 08/29/2012 - 13:00

Selena Gomez fans finally get to see the Disney star like never before.

The 20-year-old actress is starring as a college-girl-gone-bad in the upcoming film directed by Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers. The film, also starring Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and James Franco, centers around four young women who rob a restaurant in order to afford a spring break vacation.


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Ryan Guzman and Selena Gomez
Latinos We Think Should Star in '50 Shades of Grey'
By Sugey Palomares | 08/28/2012 - 18:00

E. L. James' rated-R trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, continues to excite and thrill fans as the casting for the upcoming adaption is still a Hollywood mystery. We have our own fantasies of which Latino actors should star in the racy flick! Find out our top picks below and let us know which couple is your favorite!


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Premium Rush movie poster
5 Reasons to Watch ‘Premium Rush,’ In Theaters This Weekend
By Sugey Palomares | 08/24/2012 - 17:00

Whether you have a movie date this weekend or are just looking to spend sometime in an air-conditioned theater, here are five reasons to watch the new film Premium Rush, directed by David Koepp, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dania Ramirez.


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New York International Latino Film Festival logo
2012 New York International Film Festival Awards - List of Winners
By Latina Staff | 08/20/2012 - 15:28

Indie film lovers were in for a treat as the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) presented over 30 features last week. The event, sponsored by HBO, ended yesterday with a ceremony honoring the best films in the categories including, “Best Short” and “Best International Feature.” The prizes varied and included up to $5,000 in cash. Not a bad way to end the festival!

Here’s the list of NYILFF winners:

Best Short: Pescadora


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Introducing Gina Rodriguez
Filly Brown’s Gina Rodriguez on Why She Won’t Play a Maid
By Sugey Palomares | 08/20/2012 - 13:00

Actress Gina Rodriguez has earned positive praises for her powerful role as an aspiring rapper who struggles to survive after her mom (played by Jenni Rivera) is incarcerated in the indie NYILFF favorite, Filly Brown. Now movie lovers wonder what kind of roles the talented 27-year-old actress plans on pursuing next.


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Gina Rodriguez in Filly Brown
New York International Latino Film Festival 2012: Movies to Keep on Your Radar
By Sugey Palomares | 08/15/2012 - 13:07

Movie lovers, it’s that time of year again to support Latino independent films! The New York International Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the premiere night screening of the Sundance hit, Filly Brown. The film directed by Youssef Delara and Michael Olmos, features Gina Rodriguez as an aspiring hip-hop artist who struggles to balance success and her personal life while her mother, played by Jenni Rivera, is incarcerated.


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