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.
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!
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.’
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:
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.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/23/2010 - 18:00
Desperate Housewives may be on hiatus, but that doesn't mean that the perennially busy Eva Longoria Parker is taking a break. She just became mayor of a Latin American village—onscreen, anyway.
By Gerri Miller | 06/17/2010 - 15:00
After stepping away from the big screen since giving birth to her daughter Valentina in September 2007 and marrying French mogul Francois-Henri Pinault in February 2009, Salma Hayek is back with a high-profile comedy, playing the glamorous fashion designer wife of a top Hollywood agent (Adam Sandler) in Grown Ups.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/11/2010 - 10:00
Traffic. American Gangster. Che. Mambo Kings. Yul Vazquez has appeared in a ton of iconic, award-winning films, but this summer, he goes for strictly popcorn fare, playing an epic bad guy in The A-Team. We caught up to the Cuban-born, Miami-raised actor and got him to open up about his own “dark side.”
By Mariela Rosario | 06/08/2010 - 14:53
After a 20-year long hiatus, Pedro Almodóvar is once again partnering with Antonio Banderas for a new film entitled La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In). Banderas was one of Almodovar original muses, appearing in no less than five of his earliest films including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down—the film credited with launching Banderas to international stardom.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/28/2010 - 10:00
Ah, summer. That magical time when videogames become movies starring serious actors vying shamelessly for that cold hard cash that indies just can’t pony up. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, especially when the actor is Jake Gyllenhaal, looking hot in a bod especially buffed up for The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.