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2017/12/21 at 8:06pm

Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris and Eva Longoria Bring The Laughs In “Overboard” Remake Trailer

Eugenio Derbez is at again. His new film which he is producing and starring in with co-stars Anna Faris and Eva Longoria, is a remake of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s “Overboard” from 1987. The movie wasn’t that good, but it did have some occasional laughs along with some lovable performances from Hawn and her beau. Can this quasi-Latino ensemble create something better? Read More

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2017/12/18 at 3:25pm

This Is Not A Joke. ‘Condorito: The Movie’ Is Actually Being Released And We Can’t Wait For It!

I can’t believe this movie is actually going to be released. When I lived in Colombia as a kid, I used get sick a lot and one of the most satisfying things I used to ask my Aunt Doris to bring me to the hospital to make me feel better were Condorito comics. Those PLOP! moments were everything for me. I would laugh so much from the drawings, the charatcters, the dialogue, it was all so funny to me. Hopefully this movie is just as hilarious as I remember them as a kid. Read More

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2017/12/11 at 10:35am

Latinos Reign Supreme At 2018 Golden Globe Award Nominations

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Nominations are out. On Monday, December 11th at 8:15am, the Globes announced via its webstream its 2018 nominations. Latinos reigned supreme with Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” being nominated for 7 Golden Globe awards. Pixar’s “Coco” was nominated for two including Best Original Song and Chile scored a nod with Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” in the Foreign Film category. Read More

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2017/11/28 at 4:32pm

All The Hispanics Nominated At The 60th Grammy Awards

As is the tradition every year, the Recording Academy selected their nominations of the best of the best in music across 84 categories. For this site’s purposes, we will focus only on the Hispanic nominees which have been nominated in 20 categories this year, many more than we have seen in previous years. With Bruno Mars (Puerto Rican heritage) nominated for six awards and Despacito‘s bilingual version nominated for three, including Justin Bieber, we are seeing one of the great years for Latinos in music. Latino nominees are indicated in bold, if not in bold, it means the whole category is Hispanic. Read More

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2017/11/23 at 1:36pm

The Latino Significance of Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Coco,” the 19th film from Pixar, is a return to form for the stumbling animation company which has re-found its footing with its colorful characters, striking vivid cinematography and a heartwarming story of family and tradition. Set in Mexico, a young boy (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a musician just like his great-great-grandfather Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). But when his family prohibits him from playing music, he finds himself magically transported to the Land of the Dead on Dia de los Muertos meeting his past relatives and discovering a deeper connection to himself and to his family’s history. Read More

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2017/10/21 at 4:17pm

PODCAST: Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez Talks ‘Fearless’ Album, Rich Greenfield Discusses Univision/Verizon Debacle


Host Jack Rico is joined by actress/singer Mandy Gonzalez and media/tech analyst Rich Greenfield. Gonzalez (9:35), who is currently playing the role of Angelica Schuyler in the mega-smash Broadway hit Hamilton, talks her debut album Fearless, plus, how she asked Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the title track, her moments of discrimination because of her Latino last name and her upcoming concert appearance at New York’s legendary cabaret Cafe Carlyle. Read More

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2017/10/16 at 6:17pm

Watch The New Trailer and Photos From Netflix’s ‘The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story’

Update: Sean Penn has threatened legal action against Netflix over the series you are about to read below.

We have all read the Sean Penn Rolling Stone article he wrote back in 2016 where he and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo met with El Chapo. Well, that story is now being told in retrospect by Kate and Netflix in a three-episode biographical series titled “The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story“. The series, with never-before-seen footage, gives exclusive details from del Castillo on what led to the infamous meeting between her, Penn and the world’s most notorious drug lord. Read More

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2017/10/15 at 2:49pm

PODCAST: Is it Latino Comedy Or Just Comedy? A Discussion with 3 Rising Latino Comedians


This week on the show, we talk to the star comedians of the new HBO Latino comedy special “ENTRE NOS Part 2” – Shayla Rivera, Frankie Quiñones and Vladimir Caamaño. We discuss social labels, challenges of the comedy business, relationships, cultural identity and the fascination with the wealthy. It’s a funny, but smart conversation you will enjoy.

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2017/09/29 at 1:23pm

PODCAST: Salsero Luis Enrique On Salsa’s Relevance Today and Spanish Director Mateo Gil On Life and Death in Sci-Fi Film ‘Realive”


On episode 51 Luis Enrique and Mateo Gil are our guests on episode 51. Salsero Luis Enrique, who most people know for his global hit “Yo No Se Mañana” from 2009, has a new book out titled “Autobiografía“. We discuss many topics from his difficult immigration experience in the US to meeting his mother for the first time at 15, but perhaps the most salient moments of the interview had to do him being discriminated by Latinos, “Yo No Se Mañana” almost being sung in English, should Latinos have their own award shows and how salsa can become #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Read More

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2017/08/18 at 3:09pm

PODCAST: Is MTV Culturally Bias Against Spanish-language Music? Bomba Estéreo Talks AYO and Spanglish


We’re sending our love and prayers to the people of Barcelona who suffered a senseless terrorist attack. But on a lighter note, this is probably one the best podcast shows we’ve done. We chat with Mesfin Fekadu, music editor of the Associated Press, who broke the story about Despacito not being nominated at this year’s VMA’s. Did this happen because of cultural bias? We dissect all the variables, along with some of our thoughts on whether MTV should start playing Spanish-language music videos. Then I talk to Colombia’s hottest band of the moment, Bomba Estéreo, about their new album AYO, music and race, coca leaves, payola in the music business, and their love for the street language of Spanglish. Read More

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