By Angie Romero | 12/24/2009 - 10:00
During the Dubai Film Festival, the actor Lluis Homar of Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces— a film noir about love and betrayal, hurt and revenge in the purest Almodovarian sense—flew in for the screening. Homar’s turn as the sought-after cineaste Mateo Blanco, who has denounced his tragic past and taken on a new identity as the blind Harry Caine is quietly seductive, even in his suffering; it’s easy to see why Penelope Cruz’s character Lena, a sort of tormented Audrey Hepburn, is drawn to him in the first place, no matter the cost.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/21/2009 - 13:10
If box office totals are any clue, chances are you went to see James Cameron’s Avatar this weekend. Despite snowstorms that pounded much of the East Coast, Avatar managed to take the top spot with $73 million domestically and an estimated $231.18 million worldwide. That makes it the best 3-D debut ever and the second best December debut after Will Smith’s I Am Legend.
By Angie Romero | 12/18/2009 - 13:28
Yesterday I had to make a choice between two movies I was really hoping to watch during Dubai Film Fest as they were playing at the same time: Peru’s Milk of Sorrow and France’s Cartagena (L’Homme de Chevet). I went for the latter because I took my first swig of Agua Ardiente Antioqueño when I was 15 and since then, Colombia has always greeted me with a smile.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2009 - 17:00
Could we be any more psyched about this?!? I think not! Word on the street is that Kenny Ortega (of High School Musical and This Is It fame) has been hired by Universal Pictures to helm the big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's ground breaking musical, In the Heights.
By Angie Romero | 12/15/2009 - 11:14
So I’m in the Middle East for a while, visiting family, getting to know this part of the world a bit more, and thinking of resolutions for the new decade. While I’m here, I thought I’d catch the 6th Dubai International Film Festival. The weather’s perfect (don’t hate) and though the whole affair has been scaled down to debt default-era proportions, it’s still quite fabulous. Gerard Butler is supposed to pop into a party later tonight, which I’m certainly looking forward to.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/10/2009 - 13:25
Actress Cameron Diaz will attempt to corrupt the youth with her leading role in Columbia Pictures’ raunchy comedy Bad Teacher, Variety reports.
The film, written by The Office scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, centers around a foulmouthed, gold-digging middle-school teacher who, after getting dumped by her boyfriend, competes with a colleague for the affections of the school’s model teacher.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/10/2009 - 11:56
Penélope Cruz and Fergie (aka Stacy Ann Ferguson) were the life of the party last night at the Los Angeles premiere of the Rob Marshall musical Nine. Although the event was a star-studded fiesta, Fergie stole the show by making her first public appearance with hubby Josh Duhamel since the skanky stripper sex claims hit the press last month. Fergie seemed to be doing a fine job of keeping Duhamel's wandering eye fixed on her by rocking a skintight, cleavage bearing, cut-out dress that highlighted her amazing figure.
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/08/2009 - 18:00
Basketball superstar Carmelo Anthony has turned his sights to another sport: baseball. But don’t fret, the Denver Nuggets small forward won’t be ditching the court anytime soon. Instead, he’s set to produce a biopic about the legendary Roberto Clemente, Major League Baseball’s first Hispanic star player.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/23/2009 - 10:43
Things got a little rowdy over the weekend on the set of Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise's new film, Knight and Day, when seven bulls escaped their pens and ran rampant through the streets of Cadiz, in southern Spain for about 40 minutes. Two women were slightly injured after the bulls made a break for it and ran towards the beach. We can't really blame them, we probably would have done the same!
By Mariela Rosario | 11/20/2009 - 14:44
Rumors are running rampant surrounding the astounding success of J.J. Abrams reboot to the popular Star Trek franchise. The prequel, starring Zoe Saldana as Uhura, made a killing in the theaters, and DVD sales have been brisk. Smelling an opportunity to cash in big time, studios are eager to expand the movie into a new franchise.