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Zoe Saldana Looking Forward to "Avatar" Sequel
By Mariela Rosario | 02/05/2010 - 13:37

Zoe Saldana is super excited at the prospect of having a starring role in not one, but two blockbuster sci-fi franchises. Star Trek 2 is already in talks and J.J. Abrams is reportedly in the process of writing a script, while James Cameron hinted in an interview the other day that he plans on bringing us all back to Pandora eventually.


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Javier Bardem Cast in New Terrence Malick Film
By Mariela Rosario | 02/05/2010 - 09:21

Javier Bardem has just been cast alongside Christian Bale to star in a new romantic drama helmed by renowned Hollywood director Terrence Malick. The film, still untitled is set to start filming next Fall.


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History Lesson: "The Shock Doctrine"
By Smriti Mundhra | 02/02/2010 - 13:31

One of the most controversial docs at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was British director Michael Winterbottom’s The Shock Doctrine, based on the non-fiction book by Naomi Klein (Winterbottom had another controversial film in the festival, the fictional Jessica Alba-starring The Killer Inside Me).


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UPDATE: Penelope Cruz Nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscar
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.


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Vote For Pablo: "My Invisible Friend"
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.


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Y Tu Papá También: Diego Luna Makes Directorial Debut with “Abel”
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.


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Jessica Alba's "The Killer Inside Me" Evokes Furor at Sundance
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).


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"Avatar" Sees "Titanic" Ticket Sales
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.


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Mexican Movie Madness
By Angie Romero | 01/22/2010 - 14:00

For our special Mexico Issue (Nox. 2009), we knew we had to do something special when it came to movies. After all, those of you who are true cineastes take it very seriously, as you should.


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The Good Soldier
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.


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