By Mariela Rosario | 09/23/2011 - 16:00
Universal Pictures dropped a bombshell when they announced that they were working on a new version of Scarface. The iconic film, first released in 1932 and then adapted by Brian Depalma into a 1983 film starring Al Pacino as the Cuban gangster Tony Montana has since become a classic for hip-hop fans and gangster film aficionados alike.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/23/2011 - 14:00
In the new film Blackthorn, we’re thrust into a blend of legendary tale of adventure in Latin America, with a good old fashioned Western twist. The film (out now OnDemand and October 7th in limited theaters across the U.S.) is helmed by Spanish filmmaker Mateo Gil, known mainly for his screenplays (he wrote the Spanish hit film, Abre Los Ojos, remade in English as Vanilla Sky).
By Angie Romero | 09/16/2011 - 16:16
From September 15 – October 15 is a time to celebrate everything that’s great about our culture—which is of course so much, with our great films being just one aspect of our cultura. Increasingly, the film industries of countries like Chile and Colombia are catching up with the more established ones from Argentina and Mexico and Spain.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/16/2011 - 09:45
The trailer for Dania Ramirez’s new film Premium Rush is out – and the dominicana looks as badass as ever. The 31-year-old actress plays Vanessa, a tough bicycle messenger, alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception).
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.
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.
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.
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!'"
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.
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.