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2017/12/11 at 10:35am

Latinos Reign Supreme At 2018 Golden Globe Award Nominations

12.11.2017 | By |

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Nominations are out. On Monday, December 11th at 8:15am, the Globes announced via its webstream its 2018 nominations. Latinos reigned supreme with Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” being nominated for 7 Golden Globe awards. Pixar’s “Coco” was nominated for two including Best Original Song and Chile scored a nod with Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” in the Foreign Film category. Read More

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2017/11/23 at 1:36pm

The Latino Significance of Pixar’s ‘Coco’

11.23.2017 | By |

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

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2017/11/22 at 8:57am

PODCAST: ‘Coco’ Director Adrian Molina On Celebrating Latino Culture, Guillermo Arriaga On Writing A Good Story, Aimee Garcia Discusses FOX’s ‘Lucifer’ S3

11.22.2017 | By |

Happy Thanksgiving! On this episode, we chat with Adrian Molina (2:34), he is the first Latino director of a Pixar and is the co-director of Pixar’s new movie Coco that is currently in theaters right now. We discuss why Coco is not a Mexican film for Mexicans and why it really is a film for everyone. Read More

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2017/09/18 at 10:30pm

16 Hispanic Films To See This Fall

09.18.2017 | By |

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

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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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2017/06/07 at 7:54am

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Announces All-Latino Voice Cast, Reveals New Poster

06.7.2017 | By |

Back in March we posted the new trailer to Disney/Pixar’s Coco. Now, they have announced their new Latino voice cast, plus has revealed a first look at their new poster. According to co-director Adrian Molina, “Our voice cast is incredibly talented, helping to shape our eclectic group of characters. Each actor has told us they find something relatable in this film, so they’re finding it easy to capture the heart of this story—it’s all about family, so we hope that these characters will resonate with everyone.” Check out the full cast after the jump. Read More

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2017/03/15 at 1:47pm

‘Coco’ Trailer: Here’s The First Look At Pixar’s First Latin-Themed Animated Movie!

03.15.2017 | By |

Synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”). Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

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