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Hispanic actors Archives -

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Jack Rico


2015/08/24 at 3:43pm

Hispanic Actors Reign Supreme On New Fox Fall Shows

08.24.2015 | By |

The FOX network is the multicultural channel of the moment, not only with the most buzzed about show on TV, Empire, but also with a slew of new shows highlighting Hispanic actors. Amongst the new talent lighting up the screen are Wilmer Valderrama, Christina Milian, Diego Boneta and Jaina Lee Ortiz. Watch their show’s trailers, details on their roles and the premise of each program after the jump. Read More

Jack Rico


2015/08/21 at 12:20pm

AMC’s ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Spotlights Hispanic Actors

08.21.2015 | By |

New footage from The Walking Dead spinoff series, Fear the Walking Dead, showcases the new cast, which is to my gratification, very multicultural. They include legendary salsa musician and actor Rúben Blades, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Patricia Reyes Spindola. The new video from AMC shows a detailed look at them plus the rest of the cast.  Read More

Mariana Dussan


2014/07/31 at 12:10pm

Interview: Zoe Saldana and Benicio del Toro Talk “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

07.31.2014 | By |

“Guardians of the Galaxy,” one of the most anticipated films this summer, is finally arriving to theaters this Friday! What’s best is that Zoe Zaldana and Benicio del Toro, two prominent Hollywood-Latinos, have amazing roles in the film. In this interview, they discuss their roles in-depth and the reasons they decided to be a part of the film.

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Jack Rico


2012/10/17 at 12:00am

‘Skyfall’: Javier Bardem Discusses Being First Hispanic Villain In James Bond Movie

10.17.2012 | By |

With the premiere of ‘Skyfall‘ three weeks away, the twenty-third James Bond film celebrating its 50 years of existence, Columbia Pictures began there promotional tour in New York City where I had a chance to sit with the lead cast, including Spanish actor and Oscar winner Javier Bardem to discuss what else – BOND! Read More

Jack Rico


2012/04/11 at 12:00am

Exclusive: 5 Questions with ‘Bad Ass’ dude Shalim Ortiz

04.11.2012 | By |

What does it take to be a ‘Bad Ass‘ in Hollywood? Just ask Puerto Rican-Dominican actor Shalim Ortiz (Heroes), who seems to wear it as a badge in his young, but prolific acting career. From the USA to Mexico and back, English or Spanish, this bilingual, bicultural actor is working towards making a name for himself rather quickly in the tough turf of the acting business.

His latest cinematic effort is an indie action movie called ‘BAD ASS‘ starring Danny Trejo (Machete). A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime. Ortiz plays the young Trejo, who went to war and is down on his luck. But don’t mess with him, he might just break your neck. Read More

Mack Chico


2009/05/22 at 12:00am

Lookout: Latinos in summer films!

05.22.2009 | By |

Lookout: Latinos in summer films!

Several Latinos, including some working behind the scenes, are the creative forces behind this year’s summer movie fare. From blockbusters to indie flicks, we give you the rundown on who to watch and whose work to look for this summer.

Coming attractions

Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (2006’s “Babel”) plays Shaun San Dena, a medium trying to help a young woman exorcise a demon, in the Sam Raimi-directed horror thriller “Drag Me to Hell.” Opens May 29.

Oscar Nuñez goes from “The Office” to the big screen comedy “The Proposal,” opposite Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. He plays Ramone, who befriends Bullock’s book editor character as she prepares a quickie wedding to stay in the country. June 19.

Cameron Diaz plays Sara Fitzgerald, the mother of a critically-ill child, in the Nick Cassavetes-directed drama “My Sister’s Keeper,” opposite Jason Patric and Oscar-nominee Abigail Breslin. June 26.

Natalia Tena returns as Nymphadora Tonks in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the latest installment of the highly successful movie franchise based on the J.K. Rowling books. July 15.

‘High School Musical’ alum Vanessa Hudgens plays a musician competing in a battle of the bands contest in the musical comedy “Bandslam.” Aug. 14.

Alexis Bledel leaves the ‘Sisterhood’ to play a recent college graduate forced to move back home in the comedy “Post Grad.” Aug. 14.

Behind the scenes

Mexican-born filmmaker Roberto Orci teams with his longtime writing partner Alex Kurtzman – they’ve been friends since childhood – for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” the sequel to the duo’s 2006 film “Transformers.” Kurtzman and Orci, who’s also executive producer of “The Proposal,” are the writing team behind the summer movie season’s biggest hit, “Star Trek.” June 24.

San Antonio’s native son Robert Rodriguez (“Grindhouse”) takes on four duties in his upcoming “Shorts.” He’s the film’s director, producer, editor and writer. Rodriguez has described “Shorts,” as a “ ‘Pulp Fiction’ for kids,” referring to its overlapping storylines, not its violence. Aug. 7.

Brazilian-born animator Guilherme Jacinto, who was part of the team that created the Oscar-winning “Wall-E,” works his magic in “Up.” The animated film from Disney Pixar features the voices of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer and John Ratzenberger. May 29.


Oscar winner Penélope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) provides the voice of Juarez in “G-Force,” an animated film about government-trained secret agent guinea pigs. July 24.

John Leguizamo returns as the voice of Sid in “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.” It’s the third installment in the animated film series that follows the adventures of a group of pre-historic animals. July 1.

Mack Chico


2009/04/28 at 12:00am

Jim Jarmusch’s explores Spain in ‘The Limits of Control’

04.28.2009 | By |

Jim Jarmusch's explores Spain in 'The Limits of Control'

Woody Allen isn’t the only American filmmaker to have set up shop in Spain recently.

Jim Jarmusch surveys the striking architecture in “The Limits of Control,” an existential travelogue of a crime thriller (minus the thrills) taking its inspiration from, among other things, a William S. Burroughs essay , a Rimbaud poem and vintage crime films , particularly John Boorman ‘s 1967 classic ” Point Blank .”

Unfortunately, the whole seldom adds up to the sum of its illustrious parts, and Jarmusch’s trademark deadpan quirks seem to have gotten lost in the translation.

The resulting riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma won’t do anything to broaden the filmmaker’s loyal fan base when Focus Features releases the film Friday (May 1); as it is, many of his loyal followers will be left feeling as alienated as his central character.

That would be Isaach De Bankole’s Lone Man, an intensely focused, almost robotic man on a mission of some sort who is dispatched to various Spanish locations, where he meets up with a succession of oddball individuals who inevitably exchange little matchboxes with him.

They include a number of familiar Jarmusch faces — John Hurt (Guitar), Youki Kudoh (Molecules), Tilda Swinton (Blonde) and a Dick Cheney -channeling Bill Murray (American) — and new arrivals Gael Garcia Bernal (Mexican) and Paz de la Huerta (Nude), who definitely lives up to her character’s name.

But while the always effective De Bankole remains a captivating presence, and masterful Christopher Doyle’s cinematography is undeniably arresting, Jarmusch’s meandering musings on language as a control mechanism, as filtered through the impressionistic lens of an Antonioni or Jacques Rivette , fail to make any kind of lasting impression.

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