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Jack Rico

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2017/07/07 at 2:48pm

The Highly Relevant Podcast: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Review, Angélica Celaya on Telemundo’s ‘Mariposa del Barrio,’ ‘New York Latino Film Festival’ Returns

07.7.2017 | By |


On today’s episode 39, we talk Spider-Man Homecoming with Grae Drake, Senior Editor of Rottentomatoes.com, who joins us to review and dissect the new reboot. We think its better than Wonder Woman. We also chat with Angelica Celaya, the star of Telemundo’s new Jenni Rivera biopic, Mariposa del Barrio, about the challenges in becoming Jenni, handling the love and hate from Rivera’s fanbase and how bilingual latino actors still have a hard time not being seen as real Latinos. And finally, the New York Latino Film Festival is back from the dead and Dennis Williams, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibility at HBO, joins us to talk about why they brought back the festival, what’s in it for HBO and can this Latino festival ever become as big as Sundance?  Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/07/01 at 2:18pm

Miguel Arteta Explains Ambiguous Ending Of ‘Beatriz At Dinner’ Starring Salma Hayek

07.1.2017 | By |

If you have seen the indie film Beatriz at Dinner, I’m sure you have a few questions to ask Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta about the movie, particularly its ending. But before we address that big elephant in the room, I had the chance to interview Mr. Arteta, for our Highly Relevant podcast, and I asked him several questions, close to 20 minutes in total, which spawned some memorable answers about his Puerto Rican heritage, the Latino experience in America, Salma Hayek’s business prowess, that controversial movie ending, and how he believes without a doubt, The Matrix is the first multicultural blockbuster film created in Hollywood. This Q&A has been edited for clarity.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/06/30 at 8:58am

The Highly Relevant Podcast: ‘Premios Juventud’ Preview, Interview With Director Miguel Arteta, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ And Diversity

06.30.2017 | By |


Thank you for listening to episode 38 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This week we’re focusing on Spider-Man: Homecoming and how everyone has been raving about how diverse it is. We’ll talk to our intern Andrea Huswan, who attended the press conference in NYC on our behalf and set off a chain of diversity questions that ultimately got us covered by NewYorkMagazine.com! Read More

Andrea Huswan

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2017/06/29 at 8:45am

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Movie Review)

06.29.2017 | By |

The 1-4-0:  #SpiderManHomecoming is hands down the best Spider-Man reboot to date. Read More

Andrea Huswan

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2017/06/27 at 10:25am

Diverse Cast Applauded On ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ NYC Press Conference

06.27.2017 | By |

The newest reboot of the beloved Spider-Man tale is just around the corner! Spider-Man: Homecoming is already making quite a buzz worldwide, and for all the right reasons. Producers, Kevin Feige (Marvel) and Amy Pascal (Sony), and director Jon Watts, are making the right and overdue casting choices. Sony and Marvel Studio’s, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is the complete package, not only does it have a star-studded cast, but the cast is multiethnic! Representation is happening and not just as a scene stealer but as a whole, and cohesive narrative. Read More

Andrea Huswan

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2017/06/27 at 9:43am

Sistine Chapel Exhibition Comes To New York City

06.27.2017 | By |

If you live in New York City, get ready to “travel” to Vatican City, Italy with the Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel art exhibit. Just a subway ride away to downtown Manhattan, this priceless exhibition inside one of the most expensive train stations in the world, just got more valuable. You’ll be able to see “up close” and appreciate some of Michelangelo’s famed masterpieces from the Sistine Chapel right in the heart of the city without, having to pay an arm and a leg for a plane ticket to Italy. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/06/23 at 2:27pm

The Highly Relevant Podcast: Can ‘Combate Americas’ Latin MMA Beat UFC?

06.23.2017 | By |


Thanks for listening to episode 37 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This week we’re talking Latin MMA with former WWE Champion Alberto del Rio, who is now the President of Combate Americas, one of the biggest rivals of the UFC. They’re doing a huge fight event in Miami on July 27th around the Real Madrid/Barcelona soccer classico and its a game-changer for the company. Alberto will tell us all about it. And we also tackle the new Transformers: The Last Knight movie. Is it so bad that its good or is it so bad that it’s… well, bad!  That and a recap of the top headlines in US Latino pop culture happening this week! Read More

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

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