By Sugey Palomares | 10/12/2012 - 13:00
Latino stories and experiences have inspired Hollywood blockbusters like Selena and El Cantante, but the latest bio-flick has nothing to do with pop stars. Real life CIA agent, Tony Mendez was responsible for the rescue of six American diplomats who were taken hostage in Iran back in the 1970s.
His real life account is the basis of the new drama-thriller played and directed by Ben Affleck, Argo. Here are some facts you may not know about this fascinating figure in U.S. history.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/28/2012 - 19:00
Daily News columnist and college professor, Juan Gonzalez’s revolutionary non-fiction narrative titled, Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, is being adapted into a documentary. Outlining the socio-political struggles and triumphs of Latinos in the U.S., Juan also tackles issues of acculturation and identity.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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