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The Best Latin Big Screen Bad Guys
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/19/2010 - 10:30

Alfred Molina is back to being bad! The half Spanish, half British actor, who memorably used creepy mechanical appendages to destroy half of New York City as mad Doc Ock in Spiderman 2, plays another villain in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which opened over the weekend. As Maxim Horvath, Molina is a dark magician who wants to destroy New York City (hmm, we're sensing a theme here). It’s a perversely fun performance and it made us think of the many memorable villains played by Latinos onscreen.


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Independent Filmmakers Shine at the Latino Film Festival
By Verky Arcos | 07/14/2010 - 14:30

We are so excited that the 11th annual New York International Latino Film Festival is just a couple of weeks away!  The festival kicks off on Tuesday, July 27th with films featuring established actors like America Ferrera (starring in The Dry Land) and Michelle Rodriguez (starring in Tropico De Sangre). Taking place until Sunday, August 1st at New York's Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 9 (260 W.


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New Machete Trailer Released
By Mariela Rosario | 07/12/2010 - 16:00

20th Century Fox just released a new trailer for Machete, the "Grindhouse" style film from Robert Rodriguez and co-director Ethan Maniquis scheduled to hit theaters this fall.


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Poll: What Should Guillermo del toro's Next Project Be?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/12/2010 - 10:58

Guillermo del Toro may have broken many a heart by dropping out of directing The Hobbit (a decision he said was "the biggest heartbreak of his life professionally”), but make no mistake, the man is ready to move on.


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Robert Rodriguez's Best Bad Girls
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/09/2010 - 16:00

Since filmmaker Robert Rodriguez produced Predators, the reboot of the 80s franchise dropping in theaters across the country tonight, we weren't at all surprised to learn that Alice Braga's character, Isabelle, is seriously badass. After all, Rodriguez loves to fill his films with strong women who wreak as much havoc as the male characters—something he attributes to having grown up with five sisters.


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Benjamin Bratt to Channel Guitar God Carlos Santana for Biopic
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/06/2010 - 16:00

Benjamin Bratt has built a career playing military men, cops and other tipos serios, but he's totally breaking type for his newest role! Word is that Bratt and his brother Peter, who directed him in the recent indie La Mission, are working with Latino guitar god Carlos Santana to shape a biopic—to be released in 2011—with Ben in the lead role.


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Rethinking 'Twilight: Eclipse' with a Latino Cast!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/30/2010 - 17:00

We know that Washington State, where The Twlight Saga: Eclipse is set, is not exactly brimming with diversity, but we couldn’t help but imagine what the film, which comes out today, would be like if it were a little bit browner.

Here are the results of our all-Latino recast of the latest Twilight movie. Enjoy, then let us know what you think in the comments below!


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Buzz Lightyear's Killer Paso Doble
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/28/2010 - 16:00

When we heard that in Toy Story 3, Buzz Lightyear, the charmingly self-deluded, overconfident toy space ranger does a Spanish-style dance and woos Jessie the doll with unabashed romanticism, all while speaking silky Spanish, we thought, ‘Uh-oh, here we go: Hollywood’s Latin lover stereotype strikes again.’


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Oliver Stone: "What is the United States Doing That’s Good in South America?"
By Mariela Rosario | 06/25/2010 - 18:00

Famed director Oliver Stone premiered his film South of the Border last night in NYC and we caught up with him to talk to him about the controversial new documentary. The film, hitting select theaters June 25th, is a whirlwind tour of Latin American politics and paints various leaders who have been vilified in the American press in a complimentary light. From Hugo Chavez to Cristina de Kirchner to Evo Morales, Stone gains unprecedented access. Here's what he had to tell us:


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Salma Hayek's Four Funniest Moments!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/25/2010 - 12:00

This weekend, Salma Hayek-Pinault costars in the family movie Grown Ups, as the uptight clothes designer wife of Adam Sandler, one of five childhood friends who reunite for a weekend in a lakeside cabin. Salma looks amazing and she plays the ice queen very well, but we couldn’t help but leave the theater less than satisfied.


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