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.
By Yuliana Gomez | 04/17/2009 - 10:10
Well, not really. Unlike the daring Demi Moore (for GI Jane) and Natalie Portman (for V for Vendetta), Cam wore a bald cap in her upcoming movie My Sister’s Keeper. In the new film, the Cuban American actress plays mom to two teenage daughters, one of who is genetically engineered (Abigail Breslin of Little Miss Sunshine fame) to save the life of her cancer-battling older sister (Sofia Vassilieva of NBC hit show Medium).
By Monica Herrera | 04/08/2009 - 16:11
Further proving that someone in Hollywood is out to sabotage Jennifer Lopez's career, CBS Films has decided to cast Alex O'Loughlin, a virtual unknown, as her male co-star in the upcoming romantic comedy, Plan B (or The Back-Up Plan, depending on whether you're reading Variety or The Hollywood Reporter).
By Mariela Rosario | 04/03/2009 - 12:20
The latest movie from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, (the same team behind the critically acclaimed Half Nelson) is a thoroughly enjoyable reality check. Sugar is a sports film, but instead of getting caught up in clichés, the film shines a light on the ramifications of MLB baseball recruitment in the Dominican Republic.