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
It’s tough to sometimes find a good DVD movie to watch at home with your wife, kids or just by yourself, there is just too many films to select from. That’s why it is ideal to have the actors and directors themselves, from the movies you watch them in, recommend what you should be seeing in the comfort of your own home. One of the most literate when it comes to cinema, in particular, the horror and thriller genre, is Guillermo del Toro. He along with his protegé provide some excellent classics that should create some great movie memories.
Here are Guillermo del Toro’s 3 DVD picks you should watch tonight:Read More
I would say that ‘Mama’ which is presented by executive producer Guillermo Del Toro is not rightly labeled as a horror film, because it is more of a fantasy and supernatural thriller than it is scary. Argentinian director Andrés Muschietti made a short-film in Spanish in 2008 titled ‘Mamá’ along with sister Barbara Muschietti, Del Toro saw something he liked and convinced them to make it into a full-length film. The film approaches what we’ve come to expect from Del Toro such as beauty even in the darkest scenes, an interesting plot and weird supernatural characters. The film is entertaining in it’s own right, but for those that are looking to get spooked you will only be startled and will be taken in a completely different direction.Read More
Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron‘s “Gravity” finally has a release date. It will come out in theaters October 4th, 2013.
The science fiction thriller stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.Read More
As you might have heard, Disney purchased Lucasfilm for 4 billion dollars, and with it, the Star Wars and Indiana Jones saga. The big talks to come out of that deal is that Disney is gun-ho on continuing the Star Wars saga, ergo, the seventh chapter of the series. For now Indy is out of the conversation.
With a look into the future of the iconic sci-fi franchise, we pick 10 directors – Hispanic directors – that possess the skill, vision and passion to take it into the next 35 years. By selecting these helmers and cinephiles, we break Hollywood conventions and give rise to a new generation of directors whom most likely grew up wanting to be the new George Lucas, laser-sword fighting like Luke Skywalker, quoting Han Solo, crushing on Princess Leia and fearing Darth Vader.
So without further adieu, we pick the Top 10 Hispanic directors we think can and should helm the new Star Wars trilogy.Read More
When such cinematic detritus as Silent Hill: Revelation 3D(read our review)is out in theaters, blatantly robbing people of their hard earned money, it is then when one can appreciate in a better light the remarkable work Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.
Recently, he spoke to ABC/Univision.com about monsters and his realtionship with them in film and his perspective is far more than generic and equivocal – it is passionate and comprehensive. He is a connoisseur of the genre and his films reflect it, whether he is directing them or producing them. So when asked to name his Top 5 monsters in Hollywood history, he was not shy on quickly divulging the information:
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Mexican director Guillermo del Toro will be producing ‘Day of the Dead,’ a CG-animated movie. Del Toro will also present the film, which is being directed and co-written by Jorge R. Gutierrez (the co-creator of a Nickelodeon show named El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera) and is being eyed for a fall 2014 release.
‘Day of the Dead’ is described as a Romeo and Juliet-style love story set against the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead.
Music will play a key part in the movie and producers are hoping to snag an international who’s who for the soundtrack.
Reel FX who is also producing, is currently working on an animated feature adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel Beasts Of Burden.
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is certainly the master of suspense our generation. He now co-produces and co-writes (notice how he doesn’t direct) his latest project of fear ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark‘ which is a light stain in his magnificent career.
The plot revolves around Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison) a lonely, withdrawn child who just came to Rhode Island to live with her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) in a nineteenth century mansion that is being restored. While exploring the neglected property, the girl discovers a cellar, abandoned since the strange disappearance of the builder of the mansion, a hundred years ago. Soon the young girl discovers that living under the stairs are strange and sinister creatures willing to kill for their freedom.
‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’, a remake of the 1973 television series of the same name, is a haunted house movie, whose poor debutant director, Troy Nixey, does what he can to try to salvage the unsalvageable. The big problem here are the small dwarf monsters that produce more laughs than scares. The design of the creatures feels too unreal, to the extent you get used to it and it ceases to be scary or funny, to that point.
No one expects to find a masterpiece when it comes to genre of terror. But expectations may very well change, when you say that Guillermo del Toro is involved behind the scenes. One expects a cult film for the ages! But it was not so … the script, one of the lowest points of the film, is laughable, there are scenes too trite, too many explanations and situations that are not fully understood. One ends up almost up in arms, scratching their head wondering why such inconherence.
Anyway, to beat the boredom on DVD this choice isn’t so terrible, but the buying the darn thng would buy a disservice to your pocket. One thing left to say is that you will most likely come away feeling jipped and wanting to see something really creepy like ‘The Strangers‘ and ‘Paranormal Activity 3‘. Guillermo, you owe us one!