It’s #FUNDAYMONDAY at the TODAY show this morning. Had a chance to discuss some couples gossip with Kathie Lee and Jenna Bush (Hoda is out on maternity leave), but my favorite topic was the Ricky Martin news about him being cast in FX’s upcoming miniseries “Versace: American Crime Story” premiering 2018. It’s a Latin-affair since he’s joining Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz in the show. Take a look above at the video and if you have a chance, listen to my “Highy Relevant” podcast when you can!Read More
Edgar Ramirez is in the new trailer of David O. Russell’s Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence. Ramirez plays J-Law’s love interest (from the looks of it, husband) in the film. Ramirez recently was seen in Libertador, a little seen Spanish language indie drama about Simon Bolivar, the George Washington of Latin America and would even argue he was better than him.Read More
This week on ‘Lengua, Cámara y Acción,’ Luis and I discussed Sly Stallone’s new sequel of Rambo 5 where Rambo gives the Mexican drug cartel hell, the future of music reality TV shows, Sting‘s woeful thoughts of helping his kids financially and more! Listen to the radio segment and tell us what you think! –
“Lengua, Cámara y Acción” is a radio segment that is a free flowing conversation on Hollywood and the entertainment industry with a dash of wit, humor and information with Jack Rico and radio star, Luis Jimenez. This way, you can keep abreast of what’s happening in Hollywood with a smile. “Lengua, Cámara y Acción” is broadcast every Tuesday at 9:50 AM on X96.3FM.
While all hell is breaking loose in Venezuela, at least one of their sons, actor Edgar Ramirez, is a shining light. His career is slowly but surely on a steady rise. After appearances in Hollywood movies such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, Wrath of the Titans, a key role in 2013’s Zero Dark Thirty, and his star role in the blockbuster Latin American film “Libertador” (about the life of Simon Bolivar), Ramirez has just been announced as Gerard Butler’s replacement in the classic Keanu Reeves remake of “Point Break“.Read More
We got our hands on the first official photo from the new Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran biopic, ‘Hands Of Stone‘. The photo was released by its director and writer, Venezuelan man Jonathan Jakubowicz, on his Twitter account. The photo shows Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez as Duran; behind are Robert De Niro as coach Ray Arcel, Rubén Blades as Carlos Eleta, the manager.Read More
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
Here is the first look at Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez as Simon Bolivar in the new movieLibertador being released in 2013.
For those of you that have no clue of who Simon Bolivar is and why they’re making a movie about this man, he is the George Washington of South America. He gave 6 countries in Latin America (Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia) their independence. He did more than Washington did!
If Hollywood is doing movies on J. Edgar Hoover, then Latinos should do a biopic on historical and political figures as well. Bolivar is perhaps the most important of all, if not the most.
Libertador is the largest independent South American production to date and will be directed by Alberto Arvelo, produced by Edgar Ramirez himself and scored by L.A. Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel, who is from Venezuela. Just Dudamel alone should be reason enough to pay money to see this film.
Libertador follows the life of Simon Bolivar, as he liberated many countries in Latin America from the Spanish empire. It’ll explore his political journey and his death.
Ramirez, who made waves with his performance in Carlos, is next in U.S. theaters in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, which Sony opens in December. In France, he’s currently in theaters in An Open Heart, starring opposite Juliette Binoche.
One of history’s most well known terrorist was a Venezuelan named Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, a.k.a Carlos the Jackal. French writer/director Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, Clean, Demonlover, Les Destinées) and IFC Films will now release the life story of Carlos the Jackal as a three part television miniseries in ‘Carlos‘. A fellow Venezuelan, actor Édgar Ramírez Arellano (Bourne Ultimatum),will play the gunman. Ramirez by the way, is also set to portray another terrorist, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in Joe Carnahan’s upcoming film Killing Pablo.
The real Jackal is serving a life sentence in La Santé Prison in Paris for the murder of two French agents of the DST (counter-intelligence) and an alleged informant.
‘Carlos‘ will first premiere on the Sundance Channel on October 11, then have a theatrical release in New York City On October 15.
I guess since the independent cinema industry couldn’t get enough of Steven Soderbergh’s epic ‘Che’ (Benicio Del Toro), we have this year’s version to keep us entertained. Below is the synopsis of the film along with pictures from the film to definitely keep you entertained.
Synopsis:A myth in his own lifetime, Carlos is a central figure in the history of international terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s, from pro-Palestinian activism to the Japanese Red Army. He was at once both a figure of the extreme left and an opportunistic mercenary in the pay of powerful Middle Eastern secret services. He formed his own organization, based it behind the Iron Curtain and was active during the final years of the Cold War. This film is the story of a revolutionary internationalist, both manipulator and manipulated, carried along by the currents of contemporary history and his own folly. We follow him to the end of his road, relegated to Sudan where the Islamic dictatorship, after having protected him, handed him over to French authorities. A contradictory character, as violent as the times he embodies, Carlos is also an enigma. That is what we set out to resolve, at least partially. The film CARLOS has been made based on historical and journalistic documentary research. That said, the life of Carlos includes significant uncharted periods, and thus is the subject of controversy. This film is then, above all, a dramatization retracing two decades in the life of one of the most notorious international terrorists of our time.
With a month to go before its US release (December 12th and Jan 9th, 2009) we obtained 8 never before seen movie clips from ‘Che’ starring Academy award winning actor Benicio del Toro and a prolific Latino cast.
These clips are in Spanish without English subtitles, just the way director Steven Soderbergh intended them to be. Cameos include Julia Ormond, Franka Potente and yes… Matt Damon as a US agent having a whole conversation speaking in Spanish.
We were surprised at the various Latino dialects we heard from Colombia, Puerto Rico and even Mexican, from many actors who were trying to sound Cuban. But at the end of a 5 hour journey through the life of Guevara, it is the last of your worries.
Nevertheless, we will have a review of the film in December. We enjoyed it, if it matters to you, so enjoy these clips and we hope they help you judge whether you want to invest your time and money in the film.