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Movie Review: 'Sex and the City 2'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/27/2010 - 10:00

SPOILER ALERT!

Sex and the City 2 begins with Stanford and Anthony’s big gay wedding, complete with 16-man choir, swans in a pond, and Liza Minelli officiating—before she strips to a sequin dress and sings Single Ladies. The sequence perfectly encapsulates what SATC has become: tired and so over the top it’s hard to relate anymore.


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An Ode to Vallenato
By Angie Romero | 05/25/2010 - 18:00

You can always count on our friends at Cinema Tropical to bring us the best of Latin cinema. This time they’re outdone themselves by pairing up with the Consulate General of Colombia in New York to screen Ciro Guerra’s award-winning Los Viajes del Viento on Thursday and Friday, May 27 & 28, 7pm at 92YTribeca.


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Wonder Woman Makes A Comeback
By Elayne Fluker | 05/24/2010 - 08:00

Have you heard the news?! Wonder Woman, the 1940s DC Comics classic that was brought into our homes in the '70s via half-Mexican kick-ass queen of her day Lynda Carter, is in production to be released as a movie! (We're polishing off our action figures.) 

In the meantime, we want to know which Latina actress you think should suit up for the part?

So tell us...


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Movie Review: 'Agora'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/21/2010 - 16:00

Everything about Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar’s movies (The Sea Inside, The Others) is intimate—from story to tone to setting. Until now. His newest film, the visually stunning Agora, is a brainy epic that explores what happens when religion, politics and science mingle and clash. Set in Egypt in 391 AD, is his most ambitious film since the genre-bending Open Your Eyes (the film that inspired the lackluster Hollywood remake, Vanilla Sky).


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El General
By Angie Romero | 05/20/2010 - 18:00

No, not that General from Panama (remember Tu Pum Pum?) I'm talking about a new film from director Natalia Almada about the dictator who shaped the Mexican Revolution. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s US Directing Award for a documentary, El General screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on Sunday, May 16 and will reprise on Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m. as part of the Creative Capital exhibition. Almada will introduce the film on both dates.


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Movie Review: 'Robin Hood'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/14/2010 - 15:00

Robin Hood may start with an inventive battle scene featuring all the ingenious, raw trappings of Medieval warfare—crude bombs, hot tar being poured on soldiers over a castle wall, whooshing arrows that the camera follows from bow to someone’s eye—but that’s not what makes it a worthy addition to a long list of Robin Hood movies that stretches back to Hollywood’s early years. What’s satisfying about the flick is that it mixes the action with a story that goes beyond a dude in tights taking from the rich and giving to the poor.


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Own a Piece of Cantinflas!
By Angie Romero | 05/13/2010 - 08:00

This is for those die-hard Cantinflas lovers, and I know there are lots of you out there.


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Summer Movie Preview 2010
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/12/2010 - 17:45

Summer doesn’t officially start until the middle of June, but we all know that Hollywood plays by its own rules. Every year, the summer movie season seems to start earlier and earlier and this year is no exception. Iron Man 2 kicked it off this weekend, raking in gazillions of dollars and charming critics and run-of-the-mill moviegoers alike. Robert Rodriguez’s Machete closes it out on September 3 with a star-studded tribute to the b-film movie genre. What’s in the middle?


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'Robin Hood' Star Oscar Isaac on Playing a Royally Mean White Guy
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/11/2010 - 18:00

As the paranoid, self-indulgent King John in Robin Hood, Miami native Oscar Isaac steals every scene he’s in. We recently caught up with the sexy, rising Cuban-Guatemalan actor (you’ve seen him in Che, Body of Lies, All About the Benjamins and The Nativity Story) and asked about playing a mean-ass white guy and jamming with Russell Crowe between takes.

Your performance as King John was fun and scary at the same time. How did you prep for the role?


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Movie Review: 'Babies'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/05/2010 - 17:00

You’d have to have a heart of stone not to smile through most of Babies. After all, the documentary follows four adorable, curious tykes as they toddle, drool and laugh their way through their first year of life.


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