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Jack Rico

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2016/07/22 at 10:47am

8 Movies With Latinos That You Should See This Year

07.22.2016 | By |

Latino Movie Poster CollageIt used to be that whenever Hispanics appeared in English-language media, it was an aberration, a freak happening, a shocking departure (much like when Daddy Yankee’s ‘Gasolina’ was played on Z-100). But that’s not the case anymore. Look at the poster collage below (courtesy of Brian Latimer), it is a testament to how far Hispanic actors have integrated themselves into the fabric of American cinema and pop culture. In my latest NBCLatino article, I highlight the top 8 movies showcasing Latinos that you should keep an eye out for. It begins today with Zoe Saldana in Star Trek Beyond!

Click on the graphic above to read the article…

Jack Rico

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2016/07/15 at 11:09am

Watch A New Behind-The-Scenes Teaser From ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

07.15.2016 | By |

There was a European Star Wars Celebration happening today where apart from guests like Mark Hamill, there was behind the scenes footage shown of the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film starring Mexican actor Diego Luna. Director Gareth Edward narrates it and it is quite impressive to see how much goes into making a blockbuster of this magnitude. Have a look and start your weekend off right with this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUb_zpdyDpU

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Jack Rico

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2016/04/07 at 8:27am

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Debuts With Multicultural Cast

04.7.2016 | By |

Star Wars fans… watch this trailer debut of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ aka Star Wars VIII. See anything different, see anything that stands out? The whole cast is basically diverse! I believe it is the first time a Star Wars film has introduced a full lead diverse cast.  Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/03/28 at 12:41pm

Cesar Chavez (Movie Review)

03.28.2014 | By |

The “1-4-0″: Great biography film about #CesarChavez. It’s emotional and inspirational, but it comes with gaps that make the film hard to fully appreciate. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/03/25 at 6:00am

Diego Luna: “Hollywood Wanted A ‘More Sexy’ ‘Cesar Chavez’ Movie”

03.25.2014 | By |

This week at a roundtable, I had the opportunity to chat with Diego Luna, director of the upcoming film Cesar Chavez. During the half hour-long segment the passionate Luna shared details of his four-and-a-half-year journey and the obstacles he had to overcome in order to bring the story of a nearly forgotten Mexican leader, Cesar Chavez, to fruition. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/01/01 at 5:54pm

The 5 Best Hispanic Films To Watch In 2014

01.1.2014 | By |

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

Mariana Dussan

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2013/12/03 at 1:22pm

6 Hispanic Actors That Could Play Zorro In Fox’s “Zorro Reborn”

12.3.2013 | By |

With our ‘Zorro Reborn’ proof-of-concept trailer article we exclusively posted last week, there has been a plethora of speculation in Hollywood on who could become the next Zorro and lead the Latino masked fugitive into the next generation. On film, Zorro was first played by Douglas Fairbanks in the 20’s, then most recently with Antonio Banderas in 1998 and 2005. Banderas to us inhabited the complete epitome of the character, but with the anti-hero off the screen for the last 8 years, there has been talk from 20th Century Fox, owners of the film rights, of rebooting the swashbuckling hero. But who could take Banderas’ place? With the film not yet greenlit and no set lead role, we take this opportunity to play around with the idea of proposing the six best Hispanic actors, in our opinion, that would be perfect to play the cunning hero of the flowing cape, flat-brimmed hat, and black eye-mask.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2013/08/09 at 6:17pm

Diego Luna Says That The Americas Will Be ONE Big Country

08.9.2013 | By |

I got a call at my apartment in New York City with a Los Angeles area code. I pick up and it was Diego Luna. I was slated to chat with him regarding Elysium, his new futuristic, politically charged project where he plays Julio, the best friend of Matt Damon’s character Max. He sounds like he is walking the streets of L.A., a deduction I make due to the fact he people keep saying hello to him. A little later the distractions stop and we commence our conversation which ranges from directing Matt Damon in the future, his terrible movies which he loves to the Americas uniting together to create one big ass country. Oh, and we tackle the most consequential question, to me at least… when the hell is he and Gael García Bernal shooting another movie? Read More

Jack Rico

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2013/08/08 at 1:23pm

The 9 Best Movies To See This August!

08.8.2013 | By |

August is here and summer is almost gone. Have you seen anything worthwhile lately at the movies? No clue of what to go see? Do not worry my cinematic cinephiles, we have sifted through all the irrelevant movies and are leaving you with an interesting array of films for all your tastes. From Wong Kar-Wai to Neill Blomkamp even animation like Disney’s “Planes,” our 9 Best Movies To See This August list is sure to make your life a little easier. Read More

Jack Rico

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2012/03/07 at 12:00am

Michael Peña will star in ‘Chavez’ from Diego Luna

03.7.2012 | By |

Michael Peña will star in 'Chavez' from Diego Luna

One of the most underrated Hispanic actors in Hollywood is Michael Peña. But little by little, his work is speaking volumes.

2011 he wowed audiences and critics with his perfomance in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer‘ and he might just do it again 2012 with Chavez from Mexican director Diego Luna, known mostly for his acting.

Peña will play the Mexican American labor activist Cesar Estrada Chavez, the man who organized the largest nonviolent protest in U.S. history to achieve its goal of obtaining basic human rights for more than 50,000 farm workers in California. Luna will direct the film, which will be co-produced by Canana Films and will feature Gael Garcia Bernal and John Malkovich in a long list of producers. Keir Pearson of ‘Hotel Rwanda‘ wrote the script.

Among the cast assigned to accompany Peña is America Ferrera who plays his wife, Helen Chavez, Rosario Dawson, who will also star as the right hand of Chavez, his assistant Dolores Huerta. This sounds like it’ll be very similar to ‘Milk’ where Luna co-starred opposite Sean Penn in 2008.

The film begins shooting in Mexico next month without an official release date.

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