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What to Watch: World Trade Center
What to Watch: World Trade Center
By Angie Romero | 09/09/2011 - 19:10

It was only a matter of time before someone in Hollywood would dare to recreate the tragic events of September 11, 2001 for the big screen. That someone would be Oliver Stone. On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, his movie World Trade Center opened in theaters nationwide.


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WATCH: Puss in Boots is the Most Interesting Cat in the World
WATCH: Puss in Boots is the Most Interesting Cat in the World
By Amaris Castillo | 09/09/2011 - 12:00

When people pet Puss in Boots, they purr—or so says DreamWorks Animation of their feline hero (voiced by Spanish actor Antonio Banderas). Executive produced by Spanish director Guillermo del Toro, Puss in Boots follows the swashbuckling antics of the former Shrek star as he tries to save the world from destruction by Jack and Jill, two murderous outlaws.


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Introducing Alex Gonzalez
Introducing ‘X-Men: First Class’ Star Alex Gonzalez
By Lee Hernandez | 09/05/2011 - 11:34

With the DVD release of X-Men: First Class slated for September 9th, we caught up with one of the film's hunky stars: Alex Gonzalez. The 31-year-old Spanish actor stars in the film as Janos Quested (AKA Riptide)—a villain who creates powerful whirlwinds that can uproot even the most formidable of foes. Gonzalez spoke to Latina.com about playing the popular villain, told us why fans should check out the X-Men First Class DVD, and explained why he's reluctant to accept his new heartthrob status.


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Sara Paxton
'Shark Night 3D' Star Sara Paxton: "I'm Terrified of Sharks"
By Lee Hernandez | 09/02/2011 - 15:30

In Shark Night 3D (opening in theaters nationwide today), Sara Paxton plays a badass who confronts a lake full of sharks head on. But in real life, the half-Mexican actress says she’s not that fearless. “I used to surf and I don’t anymore because I’m terrified of sharks,” says the California native. “You know how there’s always that weird person swimming really far out? I always think, 'I’m good. The shark can eat them, not me!'"


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What to Watch: Saving Private Perez
What to Watch: Saving Private Perez
By Angie Romero | 09/02/2011 - 15:05

The Iraq War and that other war—the one much closer to home, the Mexican war on drugs— collide in Beto Gomez’s action-comedy Saving Private Perez, in limited theaters starting today from Pantelion Films. Julian Perez (Miguel Rodarte), the most notorious drug lord in all of Mexico, is summoned by his estranged, dying mother to go to Iraq and bring back his baby brother Juan, a soldier with the U.S. Army.


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WATCH: Johnny Depp Visits Old Puerto Rico in ‘The Rum Diary’
By Amaris Castillo | 08/30/2011 - 13:00

Come fall, we will be able to see how Puerto Rico looked back in the 1950s—thanks to the new film The Rum Diary, which hits theatres October 28. Johnny Depp stars in the film, based on the semi-biographical book by late journalist/author Hunter S. Thompson, about a freelance journalist at a crossroads in his career who travels to the island in hopes of finding a secure niche for himself. Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco costars alongside Depp in the highly anticipated film.


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What to Watch: No Eres Tu, Soy Yo
What to Watch: No Eres Tu, Soy Yo
By Angie Romero | 08/26/2011 - 18:08

With all these natural disasters, it’s only right we take some time out to laugh. No Eres Tu, Soy Yo, new to DVD from Pantelion Films (a joint venture between Lionsgate and Televisa), is just the kind of comic relief we need.


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Fake Baby Bumps
5 Latinas Who Played Pregnant—But Weren't!
By Lee Hernandez | 08/25/2011 - 15:30

In movies, it's common practice for actresses to don a fake baby bump for a role. It's fun to imagine how some of our stars would look if they were pregnant and with Cameron Diaz rocking a the look for the movie, What to Expect When You're Expecting, we started thinking of other Latina stars who have played pregnant—but weren't.

Here are five of our favorite faux-pregnancies!


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NYILFF
Our 5 Favorite Films from the New York International Latino Film Festival
By Amaris Castillo | 08/25/2011 - 10:45

The 12th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) just wrapped up and we learned so much about our vibrant Latin culture from the entertaining and diverse movies that were screened from all over the U.S. and Latin America. From animated Cuban lovers united by music to Pitbull sharing his fondest childhood memory, there was something for everyone.

Here are our highlights:


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UPDATE: William Levy is Not Playing a Stripper in New Movie
By Amaris Castillo | 08/23/2011 - 08:45

Yesterday it was reported that Cuban telenovela star William Levy would appear shirtless (and perhaps more!) in Magic Mike, a film about male strippers.  Now, People en Español is reporting that the 30-year-old will not be in the film.  “He was approached, but will not be in it,” confirmed Gladys González


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