Recasting "Alice in Wonderland"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/09/2010 - 13:00

Alice in Wonderland is an eye-popping, trippy ride, but looking over the cast makes you wonder: Why is every single last person white? For that matter, why is nearly everyone in Tim Burton’s 14 feature films white? For a guy who makes heroes out of the marginalized and overlooked, we would think he'd take diversity into consideration when it came to casting.

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Juan Jose Campanella Wins the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for Argentina
By Mariela Rosario | 03/09/2010 - 08:00

Argentina was victorious at the Oscars as Juan Jose Campanella took home the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film for his crime thriller El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret of Their Eyes). The film starred one of the country's most illustrious stars, Ricardo Darín, as a federal police agent obsessed with a the rape and murder of a young woman that he investigated 30 years prior.

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Berlin Film Festival Spotlight: "El Vuelco del Cangrejo"
By Angie Romero | 03/05/2010 - 16:00

One of the standout Latin American films screened during this year’s Berlinale was Colombia’s El Vuelco del Cangrejo (Crab Trap), which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009. I was particularly interested in this one, since it’s one of the newest productions that speak to Colombia’s burgeoning cinema movement.

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The Third Annual Lazzie Awards
By Latina Staff | 03/03/2010 - 11:15

The Oscars are just around the corner and that can only mean one thing: It's time for's Third Annual Lazzies awards! We've rounded up the absolute worst performances of 2009 for your comedic delight. From Cameron Diaz to Jennifer Lopez, no one is safe from the wrath of the Lazzies. Click through to check out the "winners," and be sure to let us know if we forgot any other notable Latinos who stunk up the silver screen or ruined your otherwise enjoyable TV watching experience.

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Ana de la Reguera Hates Jeans, Loves Tracy Morgan
By Gerri Miller | 03/01/2010 - 15:49

When Ana de la Reguera first turns up in the new movie Cop Out, she’s bedraggled, disheveled and tied up in the trunk of a car—a far cry from the perfectly put together beauty in a chic black Theory dress who’s in L.A. for a day of press before returning to New York for the film’s premiere. A bold gold and black necklace she bought in Spain and Mephisto ballet flats complete her look.

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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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