By Tom Castaneda | 02/24/2012 - 11:26
From the West Side Story’s dominance at the 34th Annual Academy Awards with 10 Oscars (the most wins for a musical) to Pedro Almodóvar’s trophy for penning the screenplay for Talk to Her (Habla con ella), several Latino films have managed to get a little Oscar love. But for every All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) and Amores Perros, there are several critically acclaimed Hispanic fil
By Sugey Palomares | 02/23/2012 - 16:59
Roselyn Sanchez may be a happy new mom in real life—she gave birth to daughter Sebella Rose on Jan. 4—but starting Feb. 24 she showcases her darkest film role yet, as a kidnapped undercover CIA agent in the thriller Act of Valor.
What made you want to take on this role?
This wasn’t a traditional role for me, which is why I was drawn to it. I play a CIA agent and I get kidnapped, beaten and raped in the film, so it was very intense. When I was in the moment, I thought, “Oh my God, what did I get myself into?”
By Sugey Palomares | 02/21/2012 - 13:39
Whenever we hear the exciting words, ‘And the Oscar goes to…’ seldom do we think about the forces behind the decision. The Academy Awards committee is an elusive group of Hollywood insiders, whose identities are often kept under wraps. According to the LA Times, Latinos make up for only 2 percent of the Oscar voting committee.
By Jill Pankow | 02/14/2012 - 13:02
A new take on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast is in the works and Mexican director Guillermo del Toro is at the helm. The deal for the film, entitled Beauty, began last spring and has since had Emma Watson come on board to play the title character while Andrew Davies was brought on to write the script.
By Latina Staff | 02/10/2012 - 17:41
Panamanian actor and musician Ruben Blades is back on-screen! The 63-year-old is starring in the action-packed thriller Safe House. The movie includes a set of A-list actors including Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. Blades plays a character named Toby Frost in the new flick directed by Daniel Espinosa.
By Lee Hernandez | 02/07/2012 - 13:11
If you’re hoping to see Edgar Ramirez shirtless in the fantasy action film Wrath of the Titans (the sequel to the 2010 Blockbuster hit Clash of the Titans), you’re—sadly—out of luck.
By Jill Pankow | 01/27/2012 - 14:45
This spring theatres will welcome a gun slinging, dramatic mustache clad telenovela inspired movie starring none other than the hilarious Will Ferrell. The film, Casa de mi Padre, tells the story of Mexican Rancher Armando Alvarez (Ferrell) who falls for his younger brother Raul’s (Diego Luna) new fiancée, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez).
By Adriana Rivera | 01/27/2012 - 12:46
Cuban and Venezuelan actress Genesis Rodriguez is known for her work in telenovelas such as Dame Chocolate, but today her work as Angie in the action-thriller Man On a Ledge will be making some heads turn. The 24-year-old spoke with Latina.com exclusively to dish on the film, tapping into action mode, and why she wouldn’t want to stand on that ledge!
By Adriana Rivera | 01/26/2012 - 13:42
In the new movie posters for What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Puerto Rican actress Jennifer Lopez and part-Cuban actress Cameron Diaz appear as expectant mothers, as seen on The Huffington Post. Diaz is pictured as a fitness-trainer with baby bump, while Lopez is seen as a mother-to-be adopting her child from abroad.
By Lee Hernandez | 01/26/2012 - 13:28
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their 2012 Oscar nominees yesterday and now we're ready to unveil our picks for the best performances and films of 2012—starring Latinos, of course! Without further ado, the envelope, please!