By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2010 - 16:15
Every now and then a movie comes along that is perfect for it's time, and right now, that movie is Robert Rodriguez's b-movie kitchfest, Machete. Rodriguez released the official trailer for Machete today, with a special introductory message from the film's star, Danny Trejo in which he declares, "This is Machete, with a special cinco de mayo message to Arizona!"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/03/2010 - 13:27
You know a movie remake you are watching is not quite working when you keep thinking about the original. And that’s what happens watching producer Michael Bay’s reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street. There are some changes, but barely any surprises in the by-the-book film, which you can see coming from so far away you find yourself saying “Boo!” seconds before Freddy does.
By Angie Romero | 04/30/2010 - 16:00
It’s rare that we see Gael Garcia Bernal phone it in, but he gladly does so in Letters to Juliet, the new cornball romantic tale from Summit Entertainment. But even if the film is no challenge for an actor of Garcia Bernal’s caliber, you can’t really stay mad at him. In the end, all Letters to Juliet wants you to do is revert back to your teenage self and believe, for all of its 105 minutes, that love of the Shakespearean variety does indeed exist (and in order to find it, you’ve got to go to Verona, Italy).
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.