Every year the power of the Latino consumer grows more and more, and this in turn has forced Hollywood to open its doors (though very slowly) for actual Hispanic movies. Not just films that have a Latino in there somewhere, but films that have a genuine and legitimate story to tell. In 2014 we have films that have assembled immense Latino casts with Latino directors, that also highlight stories about our community and cultures. In celebration of this feat we give you the 5 Best Hispanic Films you need to watch in 2014!Read More
The first How To Train Your Dragon was such a surprise and lovable film experience that I had called it one of the best animated movies of 2010, mainly for its surreal flying sequences. We now get our hands on the first teaser trailer from How To Train Your Dragon 2 which exclusively boasts footage lasting almost 2 minutes of just flying. Crazy.
The film brings back the same voice cast from the original: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, and Kristen Wiig. Read More
‘End of Watch’ will open in theaters nationwide September 28, 2012. The Open Road Films action thriller production stars Mexican-American Michael Peña and Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal as two young Los Angeles police officers that patrol the toughest streets in South Central vs. the Mexican cartel.
The movie shows an interesting picture of the city’s most dangerous places, the police partners that put their lives at risk working there and the stakes they and their families are forced to face. The film is written and directed by David Ayer the screenwriter for ‘Training Day’.
The film also stars: Natalie Martinez, America Ferrera, Anna Kendrick, Frank Grillo and David Harbour. Watch the first official clip of the movie, which premiered this past weekend at Comic-con in San Diego. Also, don’t forget to check out the poster at the bottom.
America Ferrera is such a prolific young artist, who’s an Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, ALMA and Imagen Award winner among others. She’s had her share of comedy with her hit show on ABC ‘Ugly Betty’. We also have seen her strong talents in the dramedy ‘Real Women Have Curves’. We will see her September 28 in ‘End of Watch’ with Jake Gyllenhaal. Finally, she will star opposite Michael Peña and Rosario Dawson in Diego Luna’s ‘Chavez’ as Helen Chavez, the wife of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez’. Given her resume, it’s a wonder what we can expect from her character in Todd Berger’s comedy ‘It’s a Disaster’ set to come out later on this year; which explores the idea on how four couples would deal with the unexpected end of the world.
Four girlfriends meet for Sunday brunch, brining their significant others and shortly realize this might be their last few hours on Earth. Tracy Scott (Julia Stiles) brings her boyfriend Glenn (David Cross) to meet her girlfriends for the first time: Hedy (America Ferrera), Emma (Erinn Hayes) and Lexi (Rachel Boston). Tracy nervously awaits her friends’ approval, not knowing that there are bigger things happening to worry about it. An apocalyptic disaster catches the four couples off guard, but they don’t let their issues take a back seat; instead they resolve to work them out.
The director was very keen in creating relationships that felt authentic as to have almost real people on screen reacting to an end of the world disaster. Berger injected comedy to the coming disaster; by having four unprepared couples that are at different stages of their relationships react in ways that would shock their significant other. Inspired by end of the world films such as ‘Night of the living dead’ and ‘2012’, he decided zombie’s have been overplayed and opted for a natural disaster instead; keeping in mind that the satirical part is that the end of the world is secondary to the character’s own problems. According to the director, panic runs out in a disaster situation, he aims to represent eight variations of human responses in this kind of situation. We anxiously wait to see what all the actors; Ferrera in particular, will be like in this comedy.
Check out the first picture and poster of the film ‘IT’S A DISASTER’.
One of themost underratedHispanic actorsin Hollywood isMichaelPeña.But littleby little, hiswork isspeaking volumes.
2011 he wowed audiences and critics with his perfomance in ‘TheLincolnLawyer‘ and he might just do it again 2012 with ‘Chavez‘from Mexican director Diego Luna, known mostly for his acting.
Peñawill play theMexican Americanlabor activistCesar Estrada Chavez, the man whoorganized thelargestnonviolent protestinU.S. historyto achieve itsgoal of obtainingbasic human rightsfor morethan 50,000farm workers inCalifornia.Lunawill direct the film, which will beco-produced byCananaFilmsand will featureGael GarciaBernalandJohnMalkovichin a longlistof producers.KeirPearsonof ‘HotelRwanda‘ wrotethe script.
Amongthe castassignedto accompanyPeñaisAmerica Ferrerawho playshis wife, HelenChavez,Rosario Dawson, whowill also staras the right handof Chavez,his assistantDoloresHuerta.This sounds like it’ll be very similar to ‘Milk’where Lunaco-starredopposite SeanPennin 2008.
The filmbegins shootingin Mexico nextmonth withoutanofficialrelease date.
How to Train Your Dragon is a moving, charismatic 3D animated film that is sure to draw smiles, wonderment and a few tears from most of you. The voices couldn’t have been better cast, the story’s family and friendship themes are on mark and the 3D flight experiences are to applaud. Kids are going to love this film and parents will too, but they’ll be doing most of the sobbing.Read More
ShowBizCafe.com invites you to see an advanced screening of the romantic comedy ‘Our Family Wedding’ starring America Ferrera on Monday, March 8th at an undisclosed theater in Manhattan, NY. 200 winners will be picked.
Synopsis:“Our marriage, their wedding.” It’s lesson number one for any newly engaged couple, and Lucia (America Ferrera) and Marcus (Lance Gross) are no exception. In Fox Searchlight Pictures’ OUR FAMILY WEDDING, they learn the hard way that the path to saying “I do” can be rife with familial strife. When they return from college and too suddenly announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers – two highly competitive over-the-top egos – can wreak a major amount of havoc on their special day.
With insults flying and tempers running high, it’s anyone’s guess if the alpha dads (Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia) will survive to make it down the aisle in one piece. Lucia’s mother (Diana Maria Riva) is busy planning the wedding of “her” dreams and the only levelheaded one in the bunch is Angela (Regina King), the groom’s father’s best friend and lawyer, who manages to keep her cool when the madness reaches a crescendo. With only weeks to plan their wedding, Lucia and Marcus soon discover the true meaning of love and find there is truth to the saying – that when you marry someone, you marry their entire family.
Send us your name and email to our COMMENTS section below and we will then proceed to send you the electronic ticket to attend the screening.
Tickets are limited and are allocated to a random sampling of respondents. Limit one (Admit-One) pass per person. Seating is first come, first served. No purchase necessary. While supplies last.
The theatrical release will be Friday, March 12th, 2010. All winners will be notified by e-mail.
“Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera will topline and exec produce the drama “American Tragic,” with Ryan Piers Williams helming from his own screenplay.
Latino mini-studio Maya Entertainment will produce and distribute the pic, with Heather Rae (“Frozen River”) serving as producer. Sergio Aguero (“Y tu mama tambien”) will exec produce alongside Ferrera.
Drama marks Ferrera’s second collaboration with Maya, which also distributed Ferrera starrer “How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer.”
“We hope that this is validation of the job we did on ‘Garcia Girls,’ ” said Jeff Valdez, who co-chairs Maya Entertainment along with founder Moctesuma Esparza.
“American Tragic” centers on a young war vet, played by newcomer Ryan O’Nan, who sets off across the country with a buddy to find redemption. Ferrera will play his wife and Melissa Leo (“Frozen River”) his mother.
Production on “American Tragic” starts in February in New Mexico for a projected fall 2009 release.