By Angie Romero | 05/20/2010 - 17:00 | 2 Comments
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...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/14/2010 - 14:00 | 0 Comments
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...
By Angie Romero | 05/13/2010 - 07:00 | 2 Comments
This is for those die-hard Cantinflas lovers, and I know there are lots of you out there.
On Tuesday, Sony Home Entertainment releases 11 classic titles from the guy Charlie Chaplin once called "the funniest man in the world." Interestingly, Cantinflas' ability to combine humor with pathos was decidedly Chaplin-esque. But despite all the comparisons...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/12/2010 - 16:45 | 2 Comments
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....
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/11/2010 - 17:00 | 0 Comments
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...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/05/2010 - 16:00 | 1 Comment
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.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2010 - 15:15 | 0 Comments
Every now and then a movie comes along that is perfect for it's time, and right now, that movie is Robert Rodriguez's b-movie kitchfest, Machete. Rodriguez released the official trailer for Machete today, with a special introductory message from the film's star, Danny Trejo in which he declares, "This is Machete, with a...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/03/2010 - 12:27 | 2 Comments
You know a movie remake you are watching is not quite working when you keep thinking about the original. And that’s what happens watching producer Michael Bay’s reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street. There are some changes, but barely any surprises in the by-the-book film, which you can see coming from so far away you find...
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