Is George Lopez Reinforcing Negative Stereotypes?
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!

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Berlin Film Festival Spotlight: Julia Bacha's "Budrus"
By Angie Romero | 02/23/2010 - 16:07

To tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict takes cojones, whether you're a politician, a diplomat, a journalist, an activist, a filmmaker, or a regular citizen on either side of the debate. The conversations surrounding this topic, even with the dearest of friends, can be heated, uncomfortable, and emotional rather than calm, objective, and rational. But that was never going to stop award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Julia Bacha from creating the amazing (and I don't use that word lightly) documentary, Budrus.

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Willkommen in Berlin!
By Smriti Mundhra | 02/19/2010 - 15:04

Greetings from Berlin! I’m here with Latina contributing editor Smriti Mundhra for the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, where we’ve seen a bunch of great movies from Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, and beyond. A lot of these movies are having their world premieres here, which means that the crew and actors have all traveled long distances to present their art. And if you’ve ever been to Berlin, you know this place knows a little somethin’ somethin’ about great art.

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Christina Aguilera on the Set of "Burlesque"
By Grace Bastidas | 02/18/2010 - 14:51

It’s been a long time since Christina Aguilera left Pittsburgh for the glitz and the glam of Los Angeles. Yet, she’s probably conjuring up her days in the Steel City to play Ali, a small-town girl who arrives in Hollywood to pursue her dreams, in the musical film Burlesque, currently filming in L.A.

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From Mexico with Love
By Angie Romero | 02/16/2010 - 18:00

Never mind From Paris With Love. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Jonathan Rhys Meyers, but today, it’s all about yummy Kuno Becker (of Goal! fame). In From Mexico With Love (out now on DVD) Becker, 31, plays a Texas farm laborer and part-time prizefighter who goes up against a rich, gringo rancher threatening to take away his family’s earnings and deport them.

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Jessica Alba: "Making Lots of Money Has Made Me Happy"
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/16/2010 - 12:25

If you've ever suspected that money really can buy happiness and that rich people only say otherwise to keep poor people in the dark, well then Jessica Alba has just confirmed your doubts. The Valentine’s Day actress told Britain’s Scarlett Magazine (VIA MSNBC), "Making lots of money has made me happy. No one else helped me—I've done this all by myself, on my own terms."

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Movie Review: "The Wolfman"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/12/2010 - 13:50

The Wolfman is not a film for the faint of heart. I jumped out of my seat no less than five times and may have even stifled a scream or two while watching Benicio del Toro's 21st century update of Lon Chaney's 1941 original. This aint your grandma's schlocky horror film, it is downright scary.

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Watch: Couples Retreat
By Angie Romero | 02/09/2010 - 16:00

More than one person I know is having relationship dramz right now. The details I surely won’t get into, but I will say this: I hope they can kiss and make-up in time for Valentine’s Day. And since I know couples therapy can be kind of intimidating, not to mention steep, I’m recommending a little Couples Retreat, which comes out today on DVD.

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Jessica Alba Celebrates "Valentine's Day," Struggles to Find Time for Romance
By Gerri Miller | 02/09/2010 - 09:56

The Hollywood premiere for the movie Valentine’s Day was the very definition of star-studded, considering that the ensemble cast includes Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Patrick Dempsey, Taylor Lautner, Jennifer Garner and Jamie Foxx, to name just a few.

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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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