With the academy awards coming up, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackles Hollywood whitewashing in a humorous yet unflinching way. The focus of the video is self-explanatory, but this whole idea that there aren’t enough good roles for people of color is utter balderdash. Even when roles do exist, they still can be played by white actors. Just ask Emma Stone. Her portrayal of a half-Asian woman in Aloha is perhaps the most egregious act of whitewashing in the modern era.Read More
For those comedy aficionados who really like their comedy uncensored, gutsy and emotionally raw, comedienne Lisa Lampanelli is a must watch. Howard Stern called her “a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who’ll steal the show every time. His words ring true after my Q&A with Lampanelli herself where we got down to the heart of many matters, including, her divorce, detailed insights on Donald Trump, why Cosby won’t survive his backlash, why she’s such a fan of Amy Shumer and how she gets away with being “mean” to her audience, amongst many other funny moments. Read More
*Note: This audio interview is in Spanish On the Enrique Santos Radio Show in Miami’s Mix 98.3FM, Colombian reaggaton star J Balvin spoke exclusively to Enrique Santos via phone on the exact reasons of why he decided not to perform on the Miss USA Pageant, owned by Donald Trump. Listen to his official statement. Read More
New York Magazine’s Vulture Festival in New York City was home to many special events during this past weekend. One of these events was a live podcast by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes located at Milk Studios in Chelsea, NY. It was another episode of their podcast series named “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old.”Read More
In 2013 we showcased the trailer to “Koyakatsi” a fantastic proof of concept film idea from writer and director Ayoub Qanir, a talented filmmaker and storyteller who we pegged as someone worth keeping an eye on.
With his latest project, Artificio Conceal, a 17 minute mind bender that touches on some very deep and metaphysical topics we wanted to spotlight its selection in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.Read More
I made my way through the crowded isles at the cinema, my ten-year-old brother at my side, and made myself as tall as I could in order to see over people’s heads in hopes of finding a few empty seats. I had made it a point to get there at least thirty minutes before the movie started and even then the theatre was packed. I finally spotted two empty seats in a dark corner next to an unkempt older man. The theatre was loud with teenagers hollering over almost every line. The older man next to me did not have the most appealing body odor. If this was the case at the average theater in Queens, New York, which I go to for its proximity and convenience, I cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like in the city. In the end, as much as I loved 2012’s The Avengers, I was not a fan of that movie-going experience.Read More
Disney this week announced that they created their first ever Latina Princess and her name will be Princess Elena of Avalor. Here’s the catch, she will only exist as part of the Disney Junior cable TV world and not in film which is where the mainstream masses could really have felt her presence. To keep her ensconced from broad platforms such as the movie arena, unlike the African-American Princess in 2009’s The Princess and the Frog, is something that should have all Hispanics pondering on why the decision of relegating her to the whims of 2-7 year olds? Did things not work out with the diverse Princesses concept in film?Read More
Arguably the most anticipated movie of 2015 is also the most erotically charged. Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
A perfect storm of legacy franchises, reboots of classic films and sequels of popular box-office fare has hit 2015 like a monsoon. Between Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, James Bond’s Spectre, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Jurassic World, Hollywood should break all types of box-office records just on these 5 films alone. Take a look at the 43 movies that are must-sees this year. Read More