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2016/10/21 at 12:42pm

‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ Ep. 9 – Should Tom Cruise Still Be Making Action Films?, ‘Queen Sugar,’ Broadway’s ‘Holiday Inn’

10.21.2016 | By |

On this ninth episode, I talk about Tom Cruise’s new movie ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ with my good friend Mike Sargeant as we tackle Tom’s career, his longevity and our opinions on why he doesn’t seem to want to collaborate with another A-List actor (3:20). We also review Broadway’s new family feel-good musical Holiday Inn (24:46) as well as take a look at Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar (21:34), and I ask a New Yorker what he’s seeing, listening and downloading (27:43), plus, we recap the most important pop culture news you might have missed this week. Read More

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2016/10/20 at 2:35pm

Photos: Ewan McGregor, Kristen Stewart At ‘American Pastoral’ Movie After-Party

10.20.2016 | By |

fullsizerender-2I don’t claim to be the best photographer, but I was invited to the American Pastoral movie premiere held at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in NYC and the after-party at American Cut Steakhouse in Midtown East. The star and director Ewan McGregor was there along with director Paul Haggis, Uzo Aduba and Liz Tucci from OITNB and yes… Kristen Stewart showed up to hang with her friends Dakota Fanning and Valorie Curry. Here are some photos I managed to get on the fly when I realized I should take at least a few pictures to show you guys. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/10/17 at 9:32am

This Week In Movies: ‘Jack Reacher 2,’ ‘Ouija 2,’ ‘Moonlight’

10.17.2016 | By |

It’s mid-October and award-like films are being released left and right. Moonlight is one of them. This film adds to a growing rise in magnificent stories deriving from Black America but without the cliches and stereotypes. The narratives seem to embrace black culture on black terms as opposed through a white lens. Luke Cage, Atlanta, Insecure, Kicks and now Moonlight celebrate the authenticity of the black condition through conviction and empowerment of their history and I for one am caught up in it.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/10/16 at 4:59pm

‘Highly Relevant’ Podcast Ep. 8 – David Zayas on ‘The Lennon Report,’ Kent Jones on NYFF, Linda Ong on the Future of Hispanic TV

10.16.2016 | By |

On this eighth episode, I welcome one of the quintessential NY Latino character actors in Hollywood, David Zayas (1:17). We converse about his new movie “The Lennon Report”, his lack of desire to be the star in movies and which stories he thinks Latinos should be writing about for Hollywood. Also, the NYFF begins this weekend and I spoke to Kent Jones (14:30), the director of the festival himself, to share his must-see movies, what we can expect from Pedro Almodovar’s new film Julieta and why there’s such an absence of US born Hispanic directors in cinema today. And ADVERTISING WEEK has hit NYC and I decided to speak with one of the great minds in multicultural marketing, Linda Ong (23:20), the CEO and Founder of TruthCo. about the future of Hispanic television. What language will it be in? What kind of programming will be on it? That and a recap of all the best pop culture stories that you might’ve missed this week.‘Highly Relevant’ Podcast Ep. 7 Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/10/07 at 12:22pm

Bruno Mars Is Back! New Album Is Called ’24K Magic’, Tour In The Works

10.7.2016 | By |

After a 4 year hiatus, Puerto Rican superstar Bruno Mars is back with a new album titled 24K MAGIC. The first single you’re listening to is the title track of the same name and its totally retro-funk. There’s also the accompanying music video you can watch now above that has garnered over 1M views already, plus Bruno will be performing on SNL for the 4th time on Oct 15th. 24K MAGIC will drop November 18th with a tour already in the works.

Jack Rico

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2016/10/02 at 7:47pm

Episode 7 – Mark Consuelos On Breaking Hispanic Stereotypes, Anthony Mendez On Emmy Love, Tanzina Vega On Media Diversity

10.2.2016 | By |

Welcome everyone… My name is Jack Rico and your listening to lucky Ep. 7 of HIGHLY RELEVANT WITH JACK RICO. This is the podcast where I interview the people and discuss the moments that are shaping our American and Latino pop culture. This week’s show is packed with great guests at the top of their game and they’re all Hispanic. Actor Mark Consuelos, whose new show PITCH premiered this week on FOX, talks to me about what it’s like to co-host the most coveted seat in morning television right now, plus, his opinion on whether he feels more Hispanic or American, and his answer on what his favorite album is… will leave you crying.

I also caught up with Jane The Virgin’s Latin Lover, 2x Emmy nominated voice narrator Anthony Mendez   tells me what his 2nd Emmy nomination meant to him, his involvement with Disney’s first Latina Princess and why his decision to leave the NY area for Hollywood was a tough one.

And finally, have you ever wondered why there are barely any people of color on-air and off in national newsrooms today? Is it management or is it us? What can we do to fix it? I discuss this important matter with former NY Times and current CNN digital reporter on race and inequality Tanzina Vega on the tribulations of being a minority in the media industry today. That and a recap of all the best pop culture stories   that you might’ve missed this week.

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2016/09/27 at 11:26am

The Official Trailer From Ava DuVernay’s ’13TH’ On Netflix

09.27.2016 | By |

Pop culture without a guiding light or compass is a wreckless endeavor. This new doc from Ava DuVernay (Selma) is exactly what pop culture needs today – some substance with our sugar. Have a look and see a reality very prevalent in our communities. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/09/27 at 11:10am

‘Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids’: Netflix’s Official Documentary Trailer

09.27.2016 | By |

Synopsis: Music superstar Justin Timberlake and acclaimed director Jonathan Demme team up for a visionary concert-film experience with the new Netflix release Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids. Timberlake, along with his band and dancers – the Tennessee Kids – will have you on your feet singing along, from “Cry Me a River” to “Mirrors.” The Netflix Original Film, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, gives you the best seat in the house for the final show of the 20/20 Experience World Tour at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena in January 2015. Read More

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2016/09/23 at 1:57pm

‘Highly Relevant’ Podcast Ep. 7 – Mark Consuelos On Breaking Hispanic Stereotypes, Anthony Mendez On Emmy Love, Tanzina Vega On Media Diversity

09.23.2016 | By |

In this seventh episode, actor Mark Consuelos, whose new show PITCH premiered this week on FOX, talks to me about what it’s like to co-host with his wife, “Live with Kelly Ripa,” the most coveted seat in morning television right now, plus, his opinion on whether he feels more Hispanic or American, and his answer on what his favorite album is… will leave you crying.  Read More

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2016/09/20 at 7:33am

The First Official Look At The ‘Passengers’ Trailer Starring Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence

09.20.2016 | By |

Finally! Here is the first trailer for the new Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi thriller directed by Morten Tyldum (who helmed the fantastic “The Imitation Game”). For a while, not much was known about the plot… until now. The film has a similar vibe to Alfonso Cuarón‘s “Gravity” in terms of style and flair and that movie went on to win 7 Oscar awards, including being nominated for Best Picture. Worth mentioning, Colombian director and son of Gabriel García Márquez, Rodrigo García, also had a movie called “Passengers” starring Hathaway.  Nice to see Cuban actor Andy García making an appearance in the highly anticipated trailer.  Read More

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