By Mariela Rosario | 02/02/2010 - 09:45
The 2010 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning and though there were few surprises, we were excited to see Latinos represented in more than one category.
By Smriti Mundhra | 02/01/2010 - 10:20
The once indie-friendly Sundance Film Festival has become so infested with A-list stars in recent years that getting attention for a small film with a no-name cast is nearly impossible—especially if the film is under twenty minutes long. But Barcelona-based Pablo Larcuen managed to do just that with his creative, hilarious short film My Invisible Friend, which can only be described as the Spanish Napoleon Dynamite.
By Smriti Mundhra | 01/29/2010 - 15:00
Temperatures fell below freezing at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Tuesday night, but all the Latin Heat was crammed into the Supper Club on Main Street.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/27/2010 - 10:36
Amidst rumors that Jessica Alba walked out of the recent Sundance screening of her latest film, The Killer Inside Me, controversy is brewing over the intense violence towards women on display throughout the film.
Casey Affleck stars as a small-town Texas deputy sheriff with murderous tendencies who lets out his pent up rage through sadomasochistic sex with Alba's character (the local town prostitute) and later Kate Hudson (Affleck's clueless fiancée).
By Mariela Rosario | 01/25/2010 - 10:10
Could it be that James Cameron has finally topped...himself?
Fox reports that Avatar ticket sales have surpassed Titanic's record setting $1.24 billion. Avatar hit $1.29 billion at the international box office this weekend and the studio estimates that the sci-fi blockbuster will top Titanic's worldwide gross of $1.848 billion to become globe's biggest selling movie of all time by Monday.
By Angie Romero | 01/19/2010 - 14:26
Back in December, President Obama pledged 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan over a period of six months, bringing the total U.S. commitment in armed forces to over 100,000. Quite simply, he argued, the U.S. cannot afford not to pour any more resources there, and if yesterday’s series of suicide bombings and Taliban attacks on Kabul as new cabinet members were to be sworn in is any indication, he is right—even if most Americans feel differently.
By Angie Romero | 01/12/2010 - 11:15
As we get ready for this year's Sundance, a film that made its debut at the film festival back in 2008 is finally getting released today on DVD. From Peruvian director and mun2 Creative Director Ricardo de Montreuil (La Mujer de mi Hermano) comes Máncora, a road trip drama overflowing with lust, incest (does sleeping with your step-bro count?), betrayal, the occasional high, and hot sexy bodies starring two guys and a girl. Sound familiar?
By Angie Romero | 01/08/2010 - 11:08
When contributing writer Damarys Ocaña sat down with Zoe Saldaña last summer for our June/July cover story and asked her about career goals, Saldaña, arguably the biggest female star on the planet (scratch that—the universe!) right now, replied:
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/07/2010 - 11:47
James Cameron’s Avatar is obviously all the rage right now, with the film so far earning over $1 billion worldwide and dazzling audiences with its groundbreaking technology. And while critics and fans can’t stop raving about the expansive beauty of the film overall, Zoe Saldana’s name keeps coming up as the film’s best performance.