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Movie Reviews and Ratings

Jack Rico

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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

Jack Rico

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2017/11/14 at 7:44pm

Justice League (Movie Review)

The 2-8-0: #JusticeLeague is a modest and sufficiently entertaining film that delivers all the predictable offerings we expect from films of this nature – action, fights, explosions and cheesy one-liners. It’s not as good as The Avengers, but what is. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/10/19 at 10:04am

Watch Trailer #2 Of Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’

There have been three different versions of The Punisher on screen and the last one I saw, I walked out of for being offensive to my tastes. This TV adaptation that Marvel and Netflix have joined forces on seems to have the potential to be the definitive work of the comic book anti-hero. Watch the trailer and leave your thoughts in the comments below… Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/10/16 at 9:49am

‘Black Panther’: Official Trailer and Photos!

The official trailer of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is out now! It follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

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Jack Hobbs

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2017/10/09 at 2:21pm

Trailer Breakdown: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Official Trailer

The official Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out. Needless to say, I was going ten miles over the speed limit to get home and watch it live. Here is my breakdown…. Also, spoiler alert for those who have not seen The Force Awakens. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/09/21 at 3:42pm

Guillermo del Toro Teams Up with Mark Hamill, Lena Headey on New Netflix Show

Star Wars and Game of Thrones universes unite with Guillermo del Toro and Netflix. That’s right, Mark Hamill, Lena Headey have joined the second season of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series DreamWorks Trollhunters, from Guillermo del Toro. They join an already star-studded cast from season one that includes Kelsey Grammer in his Emmy-winning role as Blinky, Ron Perlman (Bular), Steven Yeun (Steve), Anjelica Huston (Queen Ursurna), Jonathan Hyde (Strickler), Amy Landecker (Barbara) and Charlie Saxton (Toby).  The late Anton Yelchin is featured in the lead role as Jim Lake, Jr. and completed recording through season 2. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/09/18 at 10:30pm

16 Hispanic Films To See This Fall

Every year, theaters release 718 movies a year. Hispanic films are a small fraction of that, but some of the best are releasing this autumn. So in order to celebrate Hispanic talent in film, especially in Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve compiled 16 movies that are either spoken in Spanish, focused on a Hispanic storyline, include a Hispanic actor in a lead role or is directed by a Hispanic. Let’s see how many of these “16 Hispanic Films To See This Fall” attract your interest. *(Stay tuned for our Fall Movie Preview on our Highly Relevant Podcast this month)  Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/09/10 at 9:27pm

41 Fall Trailers That Inspired Me To Watch Movies Again

A confession. I stopped watching movies for a while. Call it movie burn-out or the unequivocal fact that television is the new movies. Whatever the reasons, I needed a break from the two-hour suck ups I couldn’t get back. I was seeing so much junk that I felt guilty I wasn’t using the time in my life more efficiently. Then I saw the trailers of the new movies releasing this fall and I actually got excited, thrilled in fact. Apart from some gems, this 2017 has been the pits in Hollywood which is why these 41 trailers I’m now sharing with you, should get you excited too. These movies speak to me somehow, either to my passions, interests and likes or have reminded me of a past experience I’ve had or the fantasy of a future one I’m interested in having. So without further delay, here are “41 Fall Trailers That Inspired Me To Watch Movies Again”. *(Stay tuned for our Fall Movie Preview on our Highly Relevant Podcast this month) Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/09/06 at 9:03am

Trailer: Could ‘Mudbound’ Be Netflix’s First Best Pic Oscar Bait?

From director/co-writer Dee Rees, comes the ambitious new film Mudbound, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Set against the backdrop of the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow era after World War II, Mudbound is both a timeless and timely film following two families – one black, one white – bound together by the hardships of farm life. Starring Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks and Garrett Hedlund. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/08/08 at 4:57pm

Selena Gomez Joins New Woody Allen Film On Amazon Studios

Selena Gomez is not only enjoying some acclaim for her new music Fetish with Gucci Mane and her new relationship with The Weeknd, but her film career is also rising. The Mexican-American singer has signed on to co-star in Woody Allen‘s new untitled feature film starring Timothée Chalamet and Elle Fanning. The film has already secured theatrical distribution through Amazon Studios.

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