Salma Hayek is Playing for Laughs in 'Grown Ups'
By Gerri Miller | 06/17/2010 - 15:00

After stepping away from the big screen since giving birth to her daughter Valentina in September 2007 and marrying French mogul Francois-Henri Pinault in February 2009, Salma Hayek is back with a high-profile comedy, playing the glamorous fashion designer wife of a top Hollywood agent (Adam Sandler) in Grown Ups

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Yul Vazquez Opens Up About His "Dark Side" and "The A-Team"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/11/2010 - 10:00

Traffic. American Gangster. Che. Mambo Kings. Yul Vazquez has appeared in a ton of iconic, award-winning films, but this summer, he goes for strictly popcorn fare, playing an epic bad guy in The A-Team. We caught up to the Cuban-born, Miami-raised actor and got him to open up about his own “dark side.”

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Antonio Banderas Signs on For New Pedro Almodóvar Movie
By Mariela Rosario | 06/08/2010 - 14:53

After a 20-year long hiatus, Pedro Almodóvar is once again partnering with Antonio Banderas for a new film entitled La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In). Banderas was one of Almodovar original muses, appearing in no less than five of his earliest films including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down—the film credited with launching Banderas to international stardom.

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Movie Review: 'Prince of Persia'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/28/2010 - 10:00

Ah, summer. That magical time when videogames become movies starring serious actors vying shamelessly for that cold hard cash that indies just can’t pony up. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, especially when the actor is Jake Gyllenhaal, looking hot in a bod especially buffed up for The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

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Top 3 Reasons Penelope Should Have a Bigger Role in 'SATC 2'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/27/2010 - 16:15

Penelope Cruz is in Sex and the City 2 for just a couple of minutes, as a woman that Mr. Big shamelessly flirts with at a bar, making Carrie anxious that their boring marriage needs serious help. The scene made us wonder: Why in the world would the filmmakers reach out to the gorgeous Oscar-winning actress, who is a huge fan of the first SATC movie, for a barely-there cameo? We don't know the answer to that, but we do know that the movie would have been a lot better with more Penelope in it.

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Movie Review: 'Sex and the City 2'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/27/2010 - 10:00


Sex and the City 2 begins with Stanford and Anthony’s big gay wedding, complete with 16-man choir, swans in a pond, and Liza Minelli officiating—before she strips to a sequin dress and sings Single Ladies. The sequence perfectly encapsulates what SATC has become: tired and so over the top it’s hard to relate anymore.

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An Ode to Vallenato
By Angie Romero | 05/25/2010 - 18:00

You can always count on our friends at Cinema Tropical to bring us the best of Latin cinema. This time they’re outdone themselves by pairing up with the Consulate General of Colombia in New York to screen Ciro Guerra’s award-winning Los Viajes del Viento on Thursday and Friday, May 27 & 28, 7pm at 92YTribeca.

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Wonder Woman Makes A Comeback
By Elayne Fluker | 05/24/2010 - 08:00

Have you heard the news?! Wonder Woman, the 1940s DC Comics classic that was brought into our homes in the '70s via half-Mexican kick-ass queen of her day Lynda Carter, is in production to be released as a movie! (We're polishing off our action figures.) 

In the meantime, we want to know which Latina actress you think should suit up for the part?

So tell us...

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Movie Review: 'Agora'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/21/2010 - 16:00

Everything about Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar’s movies (The Sea Inside, The Others) is intimate—from story to tone to setting. Until now. His newest film, the visually stunning Agora, is a brainy epic that explores what happens when religion, politics and science mingle and clash. Set in Egypt in 391 AD, is his most ambitious film since the genre-bending Open Your Eyes (the film that inspired the lackluster Hollywood remake, Vanilla Sky).

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El General
By Angie Romero | 05/20/2010 - 18:00

No, not that General from Panama (remember Tu Pum Pum?) I'm talking about a new film from director Natalia Almada about the dictator who shaped the Mexican Revolution. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s US Directing Award for a documentary, El General screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on Sunday, May 16 and will reprise on Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m. as part of the Creative Capital exhibition. Almada will introduce the film on both dates.

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