50 Cent in Talks to Star in Movie with Benicio del Toro
By Christine Estevez | 08/13/2009 - 12:32

Rapper/actor Curtis Jackson, commonly known as 50 Cent, is set to costar in an upcoming poker-themed movie feauturing Puerto Rico’s sexiest and most talented actor, Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro. And if that's not enough Latin flavor, reggaeton sensations Wisin & Yandel are also said to be making an appearance in the still-unnamed film.

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Will Jessica Alba Be the New Barbarella?
By Christine Estevez | 08/11/2009 - 14:35

Hot on the heels of rumors of a remake of the 1968 sci-fi cult classic Barbarella comes chatter about which Hollywood starlet may be tapped to reprise Jane Fonda's classic role. A movie insider confirms, “The script is underway and John Carpenter is set to direct so now it's all about finding the new Barbarella.”

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Robert Rodriguez Reveals "Machete" Cast Line-Up
By Mariela Rosario | 08/06/2009 - 11:22

Robert Rodriguez recently confirmed the cast for the full length film being made based on a trailer he shot called Machete as part of the Grindhouse double feature he directed alongside Quentin Tarantino. Danny Trejo has long been signed on to play the lead, but rumors have been swirling for weeks surrounding who would be filling out the ensemble cast.

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Cameron Diaz Says No to "The Sound of Music" and Yes to "Charlie's Angels 3"
By Akanke Small | 08/05/2009 - 14:18

We dodged a bullet here, folks! Looks like we will not be subjected to Cameron Diaz's reprisal of the role Julie Andrews made famous in the classic film The Sound of Music. The film and stage legend let it be known that she would love to see Diaz resurrect the role of Maria in the speculated remake of The Sound of Music. But Cameron politely declined when asked about taking on the role: "I don't know if I would do it, because that is one of those awe-striking moments.

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NYILFF Review: "Don’t Let Me Drown"
By Angie Romero | 07/31/2009 - 11:14

When first-time director Cruz Angeles’s film Don’t Let Me Drown premiered at Sundance earlier this year, it created a fair amount of
buzz. It was even nominated for a Grand Jury Prize and later won an Audience
Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

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Spotlight: NYILFF Filmmaker Jose Ricardo Garcia
By Lee Hernandez | 07/30/2009 - 18:00

Over 100 films are being shown this week as part of the New York Latino International Film Festival, and we sat down with one filmmaker in particular: New York City director, Jose Ricardo Garcia, 26. His experimental short film HEE is premiering tonight. Garcia, who was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, moved to New York to study at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts film school, and in the process left behind his family and friends in pursuit of his dreams. Mission accomplished!

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Eva Mendes and Matthew McConaughey in Talks to Head "Southbound"
By Mariela Rosario | 07/30/2009 - 09:37

Eva Mendes and Matthew McConaughey are currently in negotiations to costar in a new indie drama directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz of Secuestro Express fame.

The film, titled Southbound, revolves around the story of a police officer (McConaughey) who accepts a bribe from a mysterious and gorgeous Mexican woman (Mendes) and unwittingly finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between Mexican crime families and immigration police. 

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Cameron Diaz Is Afraid of Her Own Shadow
By Christine Estevez | 07/28/2009 - 16:00

Have you ever just wanted to curl up on the couch and watch a really good scary movie? Well, Cameron Diaz hasn’t!

Despite starring in the upcoming horror flick, The Box, the actress confessed to being too frightened to actually watch scary movies. In fact, just the previews are enough to freak her out. While at Comic-Con to promote the new film, Diaz admitted to, "You know what terrifies me? Trailers to horror movies! I just can't watch them. I hate horror movies. I'm always afraid."

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Zoe Saldana on Fierce Females and Wonder Woman
By Anabell Romero | 07/24/2009 - 14:06

Johnny Depp’s surprise appearance at at Comic-Con in San Diego this year wasn’t the only highlight of the conference. Latina’s July cover girl Zoe Saldana also stopped by with with Sigourney Weaver, Eliza Dushku, and Elizabeth Mitchell to talk about the role of female heroes in modern pop culture.

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Kenny Ortega to Direct Michael Jackson Feature
By Akanke Small | 07/20/2009 - 16:00

Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures is on the cusp of closing a $50 million film deal with AEG Entertainment that will utilize 80 hours of footage filmed at Michael Jackson’s final rehearsals.

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