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Jack Rico

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2017/06/19 at 3:40pm

This Week In Movies: ‘Transformers 5,’ ‘The Big Sick,’ ‘Food Evolution’

06.19.2017 | By |

This week in movies we see the release of Michael Bay’s final direction of a Transformers movie. We’ll have a review this Wednesday at 4pm. Also, there’s an informative food doc about GMO’s you should see it’s called Food Evolution. Now that Amazon has bought Whole Foods, this doc comes at a right time for our nutritious curiosity. We like the indies this week. Beguiled with a fantastic cast starring Nicole Kidman, who has had some sort of renaissance, plus, The Big Sick where white and Middle Eastern characters begin to interact romantically in cinema. Enjoy the trailers and remember to listen to our podcast this Friday for our review of Transformers: The Last Knight. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/06/15 at 8:40am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Can Mexico Win The Confederations Cup 2017?, What HBO Latino Is Doing About Latin Comedy

06.15.2017 | By |

Thank you for listening to episode 36 of the Highly Relevant podcast. It’s soccer week and between World Cup Qualifiers and International Friendlies, soccer fans are getting ready for this weekend’s Confederations Cup, a precursor tournament before the World Cup 2018. We talk to Luis Miguel Echegaray, Head of Latino Content at Sports Illustrated about why we should watch it, Mexico’s clash vs. Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Colombia’s superstar James Rodriguez, what is his future, what team will he eventually play for, will Mexico and Colombia make it to the World Cup? Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/06/12 at 10:50am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Will White Audiences See Pixar’s ‘Coco’? How Did ‘The Mummy’ Go So Wrong?

06.12.2017 | By |

On episode 35 this week, we focus on Tom Cruise’s The Mummy reboot. I talk to Mike Sargent, Chief Film Critic of WBAI Radio who also contributes film reviews nationally on the FOX Business Network with Maria Bartiromo, on what went wrong and what it means for Universal Pictures Dark Universe. We also chat Pixar’s Coco with Latino film critic Kellvin Chavez of Splashreport.com Read More

Jack Hobbs

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2017/06/09 at 5:35pm

And The Tony Goes To…

06.9.2017 | By |

With the Tony Awards this Sunday, Broadway is gearing up for its biggest night. The question on
everyone’s mind is: Who will take home a Tony? Whether you’re rooting for Dear Evan Hansen
or Come From Away, this year’s Best Musical isn’t as clear cut as last year, with Hamilton’s
record breaking 16 Tony Nominations. The top five theatre publications weigh in on who should
take home the Tony trophy. And so do I! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/06/09 at 8:28am

Marvel Releases New ‘Black Panther’ Poster, Trailer Debuts Tonight

06.9.2017 | By |

A black superhero on the Hollywood screen. That is Marvel Studios’ quest with Black Panther, to bring more diversity to the screen while still making money. Will it work? They’re at least going to try. So to hype up the film, Marvel just released the first poster from the film with the debut of the teaser trailer tonight during the NBA Finals. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/06/07 at 7:54am

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Announces All-Latino Voice Cast, Reveals New Poster

06.7.2017 | By |

Back in March we posted the new trailer to Disney/Pixar’s Coco. Now, they have announced their new Latino voice cast, plus has revealed a first look at their new poster. According to co-director Adrian Molina, “Our voice cast is incredibly talented, helping to shape our eclectic group of characters. Each actor has told us they find something relatable in this film, so they’re finding it easy to capture the heart of this story—it’s all about family, so we hope that these characters will resonate with everyone.” Check out the full cast after the jump. Read More

Andrea Huswan

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2017/06/02 at 8:14am

Shakira’s ‘El Dorado’ (Album Review)

06.2.2017 | By |

Shakira’s 11th album El Dorado is a love letter to Colombia. The title itself refers to Colombia’s “lost city,” full of alluring mystery and enchantment. With thirteen tracks, the album is predominantly sung in Spanish, with four tracks in English, and one track in French. While some artists crash and burn while trying to transition into different genres, Shakira proves that she still has it in her and most importantly, her hits don’t lie. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/05/31 at 10:15am

TODAY SHOW: I Talk ‘Wonder Woman,’ Katy Perry, ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2

05.31.2017 | By |

These segments are my absolute favorites because of how informative they are. It takes me a full day of focus to research all the items, which are usually about 10, to digest and put them into succinct words ready for television. I was very happy to be able to review the biggest and buzziest film of the year – Wonder Woman along with recommending several other other movies, music albums and TV shows for you to see and listen to this June. Please, click on the video and see what catches your eye!
Jack Rico

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2017/05/20 at 3:35pm

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Juanes Talks New Visual Album, Shakira, Reggaeton and Crossing-Over / The “Latinization” of ESPN

05.20.2017 | By |

Welcome to episode 32 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This is the show for those of you who love to live on the intersection of American and Latino pop culture. We talk to Colombian superstar JUANES about some important questions such as why he hasn’t ever collaborated with his Colombian counterpart Shakira, why he will never ever sing reggaeton and why it’s not in him to do a English-language crossover. Also, I talk to Hugo Balta, the senior director of Hispanic Initiatives for ESPN, who is one of the executives responsible for Hispanicizing ESPN. We discuss everything from Latino accents to bilingual sports shows and everything in between. Plus, we listen to the top new songs from Latino artists and a recap of the most highly relevant US Latino stories of the week! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/05/13 at 7:06pm

Lowriders (Movie Review)

05.13.2017 | By |

The 1-4-0: Ricardo de Montreuil’s #Lowriders leaves the clichéd gang and drug storylines to the side and focuses on creating characters true to life through the lens of the rich culture of East LA.  Read More

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