By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/06/2009 - 14:30
In her upcoming movie My Sister’s Keeper, Cameron Diaz plays the tough mother of two teenage girls—the oldest is battling cancer (Sofia Vassilieva of NBC’s Medium), and the youngest (Abigail Breslin of Little Miss Sunshine) was genetically engineered to save her sister’s life. Diaz can be seen shaving her head in the film’s trailer (watch it here), but the actress told the L.A.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/06/2009 - 13:10
The film Next Day Air, directed by Benny Boom and starring Donald Faison, Cisco Reyes and Mos Def, is a clever action comedy about an unmotivated courier (Faison) who delivers the wrong package to two inadequate criminals (Wood Harris and Mike Epps), who subsequently try to sell the 10 kilos of high-quality cocaine found in said package. That is, until the rightful owners of the product show up looking for their stash. Of course, lots of hilarity and well crafted insanity ensues in between.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2009 - 17:15
Christina Aguilera has landed a part in a new musical being developed for Screen Gems. Entitled Burlesque, the film will be directed by Steve Antin and will feature Aguilera in the starring role.
The pint-sized songstress will play a smalltown girl with a big-time voice who travels to Los Angeles to chase her dreams and in the process finds family and fame in a new-burlesque club, staged to look like a scene out of Bob Fosse's Cabaret.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/04/2009 - 16:00
Rudo y Cursi starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna opens in NY and LA this Friday, May 8th. The new film marks Carlos Cuaron's (who wrote the screenplay for the boys break out hit Y Tu Mama Tambien) directorial debut and the first major motion picture to be released by Cha Cha Cha Films, the new production partnership created by Carlos's brother Alfonso, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarrítu.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/01/2009 - 15:30
In this haunting documentary, director Rebecca Cammisa chronicles the harrowing journey that immigrants headed to the United States must make through Mexico on the freight trains that transport commercial goods from south to north. Almost 5% of the people who brave the passage north are children, with nearly 100 thousand minors a year attempting the journey alone. And many don't make it.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2009 - 17:15
America Ferrera has signed on to star and executive produce a new film from Maya pictures entitled The Dry Land. Ferrera is set to star alongside Ryan O’Nan, Wilmer Valderrama, Jason Ritter and Melissa Leo of Frozen River fame, who was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award last year. The film will tell the story of a young GI who has just returned from the war in Iraq and finds it more difficult than he imagined to readjust.
By Angie Romero | 04/30/2009 - 11:30
Argentine director Lucia Puenzo’s sophomore effort, The Fish Child (aka El Niño Pez), based on her own novel by the same name, is equal parts telenovela (albeit a dark one) and traditional magical realist tale. Early reviews have called it a South American Thelma and Louise but there is absolutely no hint of Hollywood here.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/27/2009 - 18:30
Rudo y Cursi premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last night and Carlos Cuaron's directorial debut is definitely worth the hype. Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal come together for the first time since Y Tu Mama Tambien to star in this film about soccer, brotherhood and fate. In the movie, Bernal and Luna get to play against cast with Luna playing the role of rough and ready Rudo, and Bernal playing the role of sweetly naive Cursi.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/24/2009 - 15:45
The gorgeous Zulay Henao is one lucky lady. She landed a starring role opposite the equally beautiful Channing Tatum and Oscar nominee Terrence Howard in the new film Fighting, opening in theaters across the country today.
By Angie Romero | 04/23/2009 - 12:00
You may remember Paola Mendoza as Magda in Sangre de Mi Sangre, a harrowing immigrant drama released last year. This year, the talented Bogota-born, New York-based actress is back in a very different role for Entre Nos, which makes its world premiere on Saturday, April 25, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Mendoza plays Mariana, a loving mother who brings her two young children (played by newcomers Sebastian Villa and Laura Montana) from her native Colombia to New York to indulge her husband’s whim.