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.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/06/2010 - 10:47
Premiering in theaters nationwide on Jan. 15, The Spy Next Door, stars George Lopez and Billy Ray Cyrus as spies who are helping out their colleague Jackie Chan as he juggles his hardest job to date: Babysitting his girlfriends children. After one of the children accidentally downloads a secret formula of off Chan's laptop, the family gets a not-so-friendly visit from the spies arch-nemesis, a highly trained Russian terrorist.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/04/2010 - 13:19
It’s only been out for 17 days, but James Cameron’s Avatar is blowing away the competition and breaking records. It’s been number one in the U.S. for three straight weeks, raising its domestic total to $352.1 million. The film, starring Zoe Saldana and Michelle Rodriguez, has crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, a feat that has only been achieved by a total of five films. In fact, Cameron’s 1997’s Titanic maintains the top spot with $1.8 billion earned worldwide.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/28/2009 - 14:00
The Back-Up Plan, set to be released in April 2010, stars Jennifer Lopez as a woman who conceives twins through artificial insemination only moments before meeting the man of her dreams. We're suckers for a good romantic comedy, and Lopez tends to shine in this genre. We're hopeful about this one. What about you? Are you excited to see The Back-Up Plan?
By Angie Romero | 12/24/2009 - 10:00
During the Dubai Film Festival, the actor Lluis Homar of Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces— a film noir about love and betrayal, hurt and revenge in the purest Almodovarian sense—flew in for the screening. Homar’s turn as the sought-after cineaste Mateo Blanco, who has denounced his tragic past and taken on a new identity as the blind Harry Caine is quietly seductive, even in his suffering; it’s easy to see why Penelope Cruz’s character Lena, a sort of tormented Audrey Hepburn, is drawn to him in the first place, no matter the cost.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/21/2009 - 13:10
If box office totals are any clue, chances are you went to see James Cameron’s Avatar this weekend. Despite snowstorms that pounded much of the East Coast, Avatar managed to take the top spot with $73 million domestically and an estimated $231.18 million worldwide. That makes it the best 3-D debut ever and the second best December debut after Will Smith’s I Am Legend.
By Angie Romero | 12/18/2009 - 13:28
Yesterday I had to make a choice between two movies I was really hoping to watch during Dubai Film Fest as they were playing at the same time: Peru’s Milk of Sorrow and France’s Cartagena (L’Homme de Chevet). I went for the latter because I took my first swig of Agua Ardiente Antioqueño when I was 15 and since then, Colombia has always greeted me with a smile.