By Mariela Rosario | 04/29/2010 - 13:00
The Killer Inside Me, starring Jessica Alba, caused a lot of controversy when it first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Not only were audience members taken aback by what many felt was an overly graphic scene in which Alba is beaten to a literal pulp, but the actress herself reportedly walked out of the screening early.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/27/2010 - 16:00
After a great start on Friday, a night it won, Jennifer Lopez’s return to big-screen comedy, The Back-Up Plan, couldn’t hold on through the weekend to top the box office. The film made $12.2 million, but was singed by America Ferrera’s How to Train your Dragon, which made $15 million in its fifth weekend, for a total of $178 million.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/26/2010 - 10:00
In comedies, Jennifer Lopez exudes a mix of sweetness and goofiness that, while occasionally grating, points to a lot of potential if paired with the right project. Unfortunately, we're not sure if The Back-Up Plan, which hits theaters today, is that project.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/21/2010 - 18:00
Snatch. Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrels. Oceans 11, 12 and 13. No, The Losers isn’t a crime caper—it’s about a covert special forces team that is betrayed and presumed dead and then sets out to find the person responsible for double-crossing them—but if you’ve seen those my-junk-is-bigger-than-yours flicks, you’ve pretty much seen this fun, but mostly by-the-numbers big-screen adaptation of the Vertigo comic.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/16/2010 - 17:00
We sat down with acclaimed director Juan Jose Campanella to talk about his movie El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign film this year, bringing home the prize for Argentina. Secreto recently screened at the 2010 Miami International Film Festival and opens today, April 16 in select theatres across the United States.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/15/2010 - 18:00
“A person can change everything about themselves but their passion.” That statement is made by a supporting character at a crucial point in the Oscar-winning The Secret in their Eyes, but watching the film, you gotta hope that it applies to director Juan Jose Campanella as well. One of Argentina’s top behind-the-camera talents, he has fashioned a satisfyingly complex movie—part suspenseful thriller, part police procedural, part bigger-than-life romance and even part comedy—that gets under your skin and stays there.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/14/2010 - 13:35
The real-life story behind The Perfect Game, opening April 16, is one for the ages. In 1957, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico with little baseball-playing experience became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. They were led by a man who was once a pitching coach and then a janitor for a major league team. They overcame racism, lack of money and visa woes to make it to the championship.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/09/2010 - 17:01
Tina Fey and Steve Carrell equal comedy gold, right? Well, if you’re talking about their TV shows, 30 Rock and The Office, you’re right on the money. When it comes to Date Night, their new big-screen comedy opening April 9th? Not so much. The pair work overtime to bring their first movie pairing to life and the results are definitely mixed.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/01/2010 - 17:00
After about a half hour of clunky dialogue and stiff acting, Clash of the Titans takes off with monsters and swords and boy-skirts and becomes the fun, visually arresting popcorn romp through Hollywood-ized ancient Greece you signed up for. Giant scorpions slash and sting their way across the screen, demons swirl and dive from the skies, and all manner of digital wizardry is spent on flying horses, gleaming swords, half-human crones—and a fearsome creature called the Kraken, whose appearance onscreen is way too short.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/30/2010 - 10:30
Proving (as if we needed proof) that the appetite for 3-D flicks is pretty much bottomless at this point, How to Train Your Dragon captured most of the box office dollars last weekend, followed closely by Alice in Wonderland. Coming in at #1, Dragon, the animated Dreamworks kid flick featuring a great story, bravura computer animation and America Ferrera voicing the lead female character, made a solid $43.3 million.