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12 Films By Latinos, For Latinos, Starring Latinos
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/09/2011 - 17:00

With Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World rolling into theaters this month, featuring no fewer than four Latino lead actors (Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara and Danny Trejo), we thought about how encouraging it is that throughout the years, Latino directors have put together films about us, starring us.

Here’s our list of outstanding examples:


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The Latina Behind the Twilight Leak
The Latina Behind the 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' Leak
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2011 - 13:45

The studio company behind the famous Twilight saga released a new statement in response to the young Argentinean woman who reportedly hacked into private servers and stole photographs, unfinished images, and video footage from the franchise’s Breaking Dawn film.


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Kenny Ortega Working on Dirty Dancing Remake
Kenny Ortega to Direct Remake of Hit Film 'Dirty Dancing'
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2011 - 11:00

Kenny Ortega will direct a remake of 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing.  The iconic film about a teenage girl (Jennifer Grey) who falls in love with her handsome dance instructor (Patrick Swayze), grossed $214 million worldwide.  Ortega, whose directorial roster includes the 2009 documentary Michael Jackson’s This Is It and Disney’s major hit High School Musical trilogy, was the original cho


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What to Watch: Rio
What to Watch: Rio
By Angie Romero | 08/05/2011 - 16:26

If you loved Ice Age, then you’ll absolutely adore Rio, out this week on DVD. The animated film, helmed by Ice Age director Carlos Saldanha (a native of Rio de Janeiro himself), is one of those movies you can watch with the whole clan—and there aren’t many of those out there! This is the story of the domesticated rare blue macaw Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) who is taken to Rio to mate with the last female bird of his kind, the fiercely independent Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway).


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Harmony Santana
Will Transgender Actress Harmony Santana Be the Next Latina to Win an Oscar?
By Lee Hernandez | 08/04/2011 - 22:42

Several actors have received Oscar nominations for playing transgender characters, including John Lithgow (The World According to Garp), Jaye Davidson (The Crying Game), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica) and Hillary Swank, who won an Academy Award for her role in Boy's Don't Cry (1999). But could Harmony Santana, the half-Dominican, half-Puerto Rican star of the new indie


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J.ALBA, SJP Sign on for Escape From Planet Earth Animated Film
Jessica Alba Signs On Opposite Sarah Jessica Parker for 'Escape From Planet Earth'
By Amaris Castillo | 08/04/2011 - 16:00

Jessica Alba, who has stayed extremely active as her second child’s birthdate looms closer, already has a new project lined up.  According to Hollywood Reporter, our August cover girl will join other A-listers in Escape from Planet Earth, a family-friendly animated film about heroes who try to save aliens trapped on planet Earth. 


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EXCLUSIVE: Esai Morales On Being A Dad: "There's No Nobler Reason to Get Out of Bed"
By Lee Hernandez | 08/03/2011 - 15:30

In the new film, Gun Hill Road, (opening in select cities on August 5th), Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales plays Enrique, an ex-con who returns home from prison to discover that his son Michael (Harmony Santana) is now a transgendered girl named Vanessa. Esai says the new movie—which he describes as the "Latino Crying Game meets Precious"— isn't for people with weak stomachs. It's intense, dark, and at times brutal. 


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POLL: Who Should Play Pablo Escobar?
POLL: Who Should Play Pablo Escobar?
By Latina Staff | 08/01/2011 - 11:30

A plan is in full swing to make a movie about late Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, with director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) at the helm. Escobar, who was murdered in 1993, once controlled 80 percent of the cocaine shipped to the United States and was named one of the ten richest people on earth by Fortune and Forbes magazines.  


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Film Festivals
2011 Summer Film Festival Roundup
By Amaris Castillo | 07/29/2011 - 16:00

Every summer, we at Latina hear about so many great indie film festivals and the amazing Latino-made films featured, so we decided to create a list to share so that you can get the inside track.  The Los Angeles Latino Film Festival just wrapped with the premiere of Cowboys vs. Aliens (starring one of our fave actresses, Ana de la Reguera) which opens nationwide today, but a ton of festivals featuring Latino films and Latino actors will be popping up all around the country from now until Fall.


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What to Watch: 'The Harvest/La Cosecha' Documentary on Young Migrant Farm Worker
What to Watch: 'The Harvest/La Cosecha' Documentary on Young Migrant Farm Workers
By Mariela Rosario | 07/29/2011 - 16:00

If ever there was a film that every person in America should see, it is this one. The Harvest/La Cosecha follows three young migrant farm workers as they give up their childhoods to work 12-14 hour days picking the food that winds up on our tables for dinner every night.


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