By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/07/2010 - 11:47
James Cameron’s Avatar is obviously all the rage right now, with the film so far earning over $1 billion worldwide and dazzling audiences with its groundbreaking technology. And while critics and fans can’t stop raving about the expansive beauty of the film overall, Zoe Saldana’s name keeps coming up as the film’s best performance.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/06/2010 - 10:47
Premiering in theaters nationwide on Jan. 15, The Spy Next Door, stars George Lopez and Billy Ray Cyrus as spies who are helping out their colleague Jackie Chan as he juggles his hardest job to date: Babysitting his girlfriends children. After one of the children accidentally downloads a secret formula of off Chan's laptop, the family gets a not-so-friendly visit from the spies arch-nemesis, a highly trained Russian terrorist.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/04/2010 - 13:19
It’s only been out for 17 days, but James Cameron’s Avatar is blowing away the competition and breaking records. It’s been number one in the U.S. for three straight weeks, raising its domestic total to $352.1 million. The film, starring Zoe Saldana and Michelle Rodriguez, has crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, a feat that has only been achieved by a total of five films. In fact, Cameron’s 1997’s Titanic maintains the top spot with $1.8 billion earned worldwide.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/28/2009 - 14:00
The Back-Up Plan, set to be released in April 2010, stars Jennifer Lopez as a woman who conceives twins through artificial insemination only moments before meeting the man of her dreams. We're suckers for a good romantic comedy, and Lopez tends to shine in this genre. We're hopeful about this one. What about you? Are you excited to see The Back-Up Plan?
By Angie Romero | 12/24/2009 - 10:00
During the Dubai Film Festival, the actor Lluis Homar of Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces— a film noir about love and betrayal, hurt and revenge in the purest Almodovarian sense—flew in for the screening. Homar’s turn as the sought-after cineaste Mateo Blanco, who has denounced his tragic past and taken on a new identity as the blind Harry Caine is quietly seductive, even in his suffering; it’s easy to see why Penelope Cruz’s character Lena, a sort of tormented Audrey Hepburn, is drawn to him in the first place, no matter the cost.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/21/2009 - 13:10
If box office totals are any clue, chances are you went to see James Cameron’s Avatar this weekend. Despite snowstorms that pounded much of the East Coast, Avatar managed to take the top spot with $73 million domestically and an estimated $231.18 million worldwide. That makes it the best 3-D debut ever and the second best December debut after Will Smith’s I Am Legend.
By Angie Romero | 12/18/2009 - 13:28
Yesterday I had to make a choice between two movies I was really hoping to watch during Dubai Film Fest as they were playing at the same time: Peru’s Milk of Sorrow and France’s Cartagena (L’Homme de Chevet). I went for the latter because I took my first swig of Agua Ardiente Antioqueño when I was 15 and since then, Colombia has always greeted me with a smile.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2009 - 17:00
Could we be any more psyched about this?!? I think not! Word on the street is that Kenny Ortega (of High School Musical and This Is It fame) has been hired by Universal Pictures to helm the big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's ground breaking musical, In the Heights.
By Angie Romero | 12/15/2009 - 11:14
So I’m in the Middle East for a while, visiting family, getting to know this part of the world a bit more, and thinking of resolutions for the new decade. While I’m here, I thought I’d catch the 6th Dubai International Film Festival. The weather’s perfect (don’t hate) and though the whole affair has been scaled down to debt default-era proportions, it’s still quite fabulous. Gerard Butler is supposed to pop into a party later tonight, which I’m certainly looking forward to.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/10/2009 - 13:25
Actress Cameron Diaz will attempt to corrupt the youth with her leading role in Columbia Pictures’ raunchy comedy Bad Teacher, Variety reports.
The film, written by The Office scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, centers around a foulmouthed, gold-digging middle-school teacher who, after getting dumped by her boyfriend, competes with a colleague for the affections of the school’s model teacher.