By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/17/2010 - 14:45
Daphne Rubin-Vega may be best known as the original Mimi in the uber-smash Broadway musical Rent, but she hasn’t exactly rested on her laurels since then. The Panamanian theater started her own band (DRV), is starring opposite Ethan Hawke in the new play Blood from a Stone in December, and this week, she’s featured in comedy/drama flick Jack Goes Boating, directed by Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/13/2010 - 18:00
For us, Jacob Vargas is a familiar and welcome (not to mention, cute) face, having been in several of Hollywood’s best-known movies about Latinos: Selena, My Family, American Me, and Mi Vida Loca. But you’re about to see him in a whole new light in the M. Night Shyamalan-produced thriller Devil, which pits a group of people stuck in an elevator against each other...And the forces of evil.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/10/2010 - 12:30
They’re at it again! Best buds Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, who have teamed up in two movies and seem to do everything together (including becoming daddies months apart from each other), will once again be co-stars.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/07/2010 - 16:00
Odette Yustman, whom we profiled in the September issue of Latina magazine, is about to blow up! The half-Cuban actress has a juicy role as a Kristin Bell's nemesis and Sigourney Weaver's daughter in the highly anticipated upcoming comedy You Again and recently talked to Movieline about how it feels to be on the verge of a watershed moment in her career.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/03/2010 - 13:00
The buzz behind Machete is growing and we got our hands on this sneak peek of Robert Rodriguez's "Mexploitation" flick so you can see what's in store for you when you head to the theaters this holiday weekend. But watcher beware, this movie has a lot of blood and guts (literally) and this scene is no exception.
Do you think the time has come for "Mexploitation" films to be the next hot ticket in Hollywood?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/31/2010 - 14:00
After producing this summer’s Predators reboot, bad boy Texican filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is back with Machete, starring tough-guy Danny Trejo as a double-crossed ex-Mexican federale. With Rodriguez’s trademark over-the-top violence and butt-kicking chicks and its "We-didn’t-cross-the-border; the-border-crossed-us" take on the immigration issue, the movie is bound to create controversy. When we spoke to Rodriguez, though, he insisted it was all in the name of giving moviegoers a much needed good time.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/20/2010 - 14:00
With his dark hair and brows and piercing green eyes, actor Manny Perez (Bella, El Cantante) is the perfect guy to play the intense, tortured title character in La Soga, open in limited theaters across the U.S. Luisito, a.k.a. La Soga, is a sensitive-soul-turned-government-assassin seeking revenge for his father’s death at the hands of drug dealers. Set in the Dominican Republic and New York, it’s action-packed and insightful, touching on themes of corruption and the redemptive power of love.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/19/2010 - 17:00
In her new film La Soga, Denise Quiñones plays the childhood sweetheart of a government assassin in the Dominican Republic (played by writer/actor Manny Perez). We talked to the former Miss Universe at the movie’s New York premiere last week and she told us about the latest projects and her love of bad boys.
What drew you to this project?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/16/2010 - 15:00
Giselle Itie plays the General’s daughter in this weekends surprise blockbuster The Expendables. And her character is not messing around: she leads an underground rebel movement against her father. The Mexico City-born Itie, whose mom is Brazilian and father is French-Mexican, started her career in Brazilian theater and telenovelas. The Expendables is the 28-year-old’s first Hollywood film. Here's what she had to say about the experience:
What was it like being the only woman on set with these enormous men?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/16/2010 - 14:06
This weekend’s box office champ, The Expendables, may have lured in audiences with not one or two, but 10 big-name action stars, but tucked among all the beefcake was a Latino who gives a solid, entertaining and surprising performance: Dexter’s David Zayas.