By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2010 - 18:00
We caught up with Andy Garcia and his stunning daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido in Florida while in town for the premiere of their movie, City Island, during the Miami International Film Festival. The film, a comedy about a dysfunctional family who live in a small enclave in the Bronx, is set to hit select theaters this Friday, March 19th.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/16/2010 - 12:57
If there was anyone left unconvinced after Avatar’s dominance, this weekend proved that 3-D is here to stay: Alice in Wonderland owned the box office for a second week in a row, earning a huge $62 million, for a total of $209 million. Matt Damon’s action war pic Green Zone managed to come in at #2 despite so-so reviews, but earned just $14 million—basically a bomb for the star and his Bourne director, Paul Greengrass.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/12/2010 - 12:00
For a lot of Latinas who live constantly straddling two cultures, watching America Ferrera in Our Family Wedding, opening in theaters today, March 12, will be kind of like looking in a mirror. She plays Lucia, a modern, independent, ambitious girl—who turns into a wuss when she’s with her traditional Latin family: They don’t know she’s dropping out of law school to pursue a dream, let alone that their angelita lives with her boyfriend and has hot sex on the couch. She is thoroughly relatable.
By Gerri Miller | 03/11/2010 - 11:42
Her four-season run as Ugly Betty is winding down, but América Ferrera's film career is heating up. Fresh off Sundance Film Festival accolades for The Dry Land, a drama she produced and appears in as the wife of a war-scarred veteran, Ferrera, 25, has two movies opening this month, the romantic comedy Our Family Wedding on March 12 and the animated How to Train Your Dragon on March 26.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/09/2010 - 13:00
Alice in Wonderland is an eye-popping, trippy ride, but looking over the cast makes you wonder: Why is every single last person white? For that matter, why is nearly everyone in Tim Burton’s 14 feature films white? For a guy who makes heroes out of the marginalized and overlooked, we would think he'd take diversity into consideration when it came to casting.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/09/2010 - 08:00
Argentina was victorious at the Oscars as Juan Jose Campanella took home the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film for his crime thriller El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret of Their Eyes). The film starred one of the country's most illustrious stars, Ricardo Darín, as a federal police agent obsessed with a the rape and murder of a young woman that he investigated 30 years prior.
By Angie Romero | 03/05/2010 - 16:00
One of the standout Latin American films screened during this year’s Berlinale was Colombia’s El Vuelco del Cangrejo (Crab Trap), which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009. I was particularly interested in this one, since it’s one of the newest productions that speak to Colombia’s burgeoning cinema movement.
By Latina Staff | 03/03/2010 - 11:15
The Oscars are just around the corner and that can only mean one thing: It's time for Latina.com's Third Annual Lazzies awards! We've rounded up the absolute worst performances of 2009 for your comedic delight. From Cameron Diaz to Jennifer Lopez, no one is safe from the wrath of the Lazzies. Click through to check out the "winners," and be sure to let us know if we forgot any other notable Latinos who stunk up the silver screen or ruined your otherwise enjoyable TV watching experience.
By Gerri Miller | 03/01/2010 - 15:49
When Ana de la Reguera first turns up in the new movie Cop Out, she’s bedraggled, disheveled and tied up in the trunk of a car—a far cry from the perfectly put together beauty in a chic black Theory dress who’s in L.A. for a day of press before returning to New York for the film’s premiere. A bold gold and black necklace she bought in Spain and Mephisto ballet flats complete her look.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/25/2010 - 18:30
Let me start off by saying I have loved me some George Lopez over the years. His sitcom (The George Lopez Show) was a breath of fresh air. Finally, a (sort of) normal, middle class Latino family was showcased on national television without a cholo, drug dealer, maid, single mother or gangbanger in sight!