By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/31/2010 - 14:00
After producing this summer’s Predators reboot, bad boy Texican filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is back with Machete, starring tough-guy Danny Trejo as a double-crossed ex-Mexican federale. With Rodriguez’s trademark over-the-top violence and butt-kicking chicks and its "We-didn’t-cross-the-border; the-border-crossed-us" take on the immigration issue, the movie is bound to create controversy. When we spoke to Rodriguez, though, he insisted it was all in the name of giving moviegoers a much needed good time.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/26/2010 - 15:30
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/26/2010 - 09:00
At a Mexico City press conference for her latest movie, Cristiada, Eva Longoria (who co-stars with Andy Garcia) told reporters in Spanish: “Sorry about my Spanish. I was born in the United States, but I’m Mexican to the core.”
By Mariela Rosario | 08/25/2010 - 09:00
Jessica Alba is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez film, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. The Spy Kids series originally starred Antonio Banderas and Carla Cugino as superspy parents who unwittingly teach their children the ins and outs of their industry.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/24/2010 - 15:00
Aubrey Plaza may not have a huge role in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but you sure will remember her. The half-Puerto Rican comedian, who has cornered the market on playing sarcastic outcasts in movies like Funny People and NBC’s comedy Parks & Recreation, steals scene after scene as a chick who shows up solely to curse out the lovelorn Scott. She’s a little more reserved in real life...a little.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/20/2010 - 14:00
With his dark hair and brows and piercing green eyes, actor Manny Perez (Bella, El Cantante) is the perfect guy to play the intense, tortured title character in La Soga, open in limited theaters across the U.S. Luisito, a.k.a. La Soga, is a sensitive-soul-turned-government-assassin seeking revenge for his father’s death at the hands of drug dealers. Set in the Dominican Republic and New York, it’s action-packed and insightful, touching on themes of corruption and the redemptive power of love.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/19/2010 - 17:00
In her new film La Soga, Denise Quiñones plays the childhood sweetheart of a government assassin in the Dominican Republic (played by writer/actor Manny Perez). We talked to the former Miss Universe at the movie’s New York premiere last week and she told us about the latest projects and her love of bad boys.
What drew you to this project?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/16/2010 - 15:00
Giselle Itie plays the General’s daughter in this weekends surprise blockbuster The Expendables. And her character is not messing around: she leads an underground rebel movement against her father. The Mexico City-born Itie, whose mom is Brazilian and father is French-Mexican, started her career in Brazilian theater and telenovelas. The Expendables is the 28-year-old’s first Hollywood film. Here's what she had to say about the experience:
What was it like being the only woman on set with these enormous men?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/16/2010 - 14:06
This weekend’s box office champ, The Expendables, may have lured in audiences with not one or two, but 10 big-name action stars, but tucked among all the beefcake was a Latino who gives a solid, entertaining and surprising performance: Dexter’s David Zayas.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/13/2010 - 15:40
Javier Bardem may have won his Oscar for playing a terrifying bad guy with corny clothes and the unsexiest haircut ever in No Country for Old Men, but for pretty much the rest of his career, Bardem has been the personification of sex onscreen. Just look at his big almond eyes, Greek god’s bone structure and beefcake body, and an utterly masculine brand of seduction emerges that could conquer a nun.