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Jack Rico


2017/04/12 at 1:05pm

Excellent Trailer of Salma Hayek’s ‘Beatriz at Dinner’

It is a rarity to see films with a central Hispanic lead, specially with one who possesses a strong accent such as Salma Hayek. But somehow, America forgives her (and a select few) and they allow themselves to be treated to the screenwriter’s imagination and the director’s vision of a story. These characteristics and more are in full display in Beatriz at Dinner. Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta, who made a favorite film of mine, Youth In Revolt, starring Michael Cera, casts Salma Hayek in what will arguably be known as her best performance since her Oscar nomination in 2002’s Frida. This is the type of films Latinos should aspire to be a part of – dark comedies with a melding of Caucasians and Latino sensibilities; those which break from the storytelling of border-crossing or drug cartels. Beatriz at Dinner seems to offer a new paradigm for Latino actors, one which they should be watching with a discerning eye. Read More

Mack Chico


2012/11/11 at 12:00am

Mexican actor Diego Boneta joins thriller ‘In the Blood’

Mexican actor Diego Boneta joins thriller 'In the Blood'

According to, Mexican actor Diego Boneta, a singer/actor back in Mexico then turned Hollywood crossover actor in “Rock of Ages,” will join the cast of John Stockwell’s new film “In the Blood”

Stockwell, for those of you who are unfamiliar with his work, LOVES working with Hispanic actors. To prove it, his resume highlights Hispanics in his movies such as: Crazy/Beautiful (Jay Hernandez), Blue Crush (Michelle Rodriguez), Into the Blue (Jessica Alba), Cat Run (Paz Vega), Dark Tide (Olivier Martinez) and now In the Blood with Diego Boneta. 

“In The Blood” is about a woman who tries to track down her husband after he is kidnapped on their South American honeymoon. Haywire star and former American Gladiators Gina Carano plays Ava the wife. Boneta will play Manny, a local who ends up joining Ava on her search. 

Jack Rico


2009/02/26 at 12:00am

Exclusive! Walter Perez speaks about ‘FAME’!

Walter Perez, who grew up in South Gate, California and is of Mexican descent, plays Victor Taveras in the new remake of ‘Fame’ out in theaters on Sept. 25th. We caught up with the Latin heartthrob to chat about the his experience on the set of his new film, the theater, NYC, his dreams and of course “FAME”!

Walter’s film credits include, HBO’s “Walkout”, “Emilio, “August Evening” which received the John Cassavetes Award, “Inhale” alongside Dermot Mulroney and Diane Kruger and “A Beautiful Life” opposite Dana Delany and Debi Mazar.

What you should also know is that he’s no stranger to television, Perez has made several guest appearances including, “CSI: Miami”, “The Closer”, “Free Radio” and a five episode arc on “Friday Night Lights” where he played Bobby “Bull” Reyes.

Mack Chico


2008/09/03 at 12:00am

Gael García Bernal’s brother debuts on film

Gael García Bernal's brother debuts on film

Alameda Films, Mexico’s oldest and most prolific film production company, marks its 60th year with a turn toward edgier fare. The producer of various Arturo Ripstein classics and 2003 Oscar-nommed “The Crime of Father Amaro,” the highest-grossing local pic in Mexican film history, started shooting “Daniel & Ana” last week. Drama tracks two siblings whose joint kidnapping takes its toll on their relationship and their family.

Budgeted at $1.5 million, somber tale is the directorial feature debut of Michel Franco and stars newcomers Dario Yazbek Bernal, the younger brother of “Father Amaro” lead Gael Garcia Bernal, and Marimar Vega, daughter of veteran thesp Gonzalo Vega.

Cinematographer Chuy Chavez‘s credits include the visually arresting “Me and You and Everyone We Know.” Spain’s Morena Films co- produces pic.

Under the stewardship of Daniel Birman Ripstein, who took over full reins of the company when partner/ grandfather Alfredo Ripstein (and father of helmer Arturo) died in January 2007, Alameda Films has a lined up a couple of ambitious projects.

Shingle moves into uncharted territory with its first animated pic, “El Santos,” based on the wildly popular ’80s comic strip by illustrators Jis and Trino. Development has been under way the past three years, according to Birman who, chafing at the sluggish pace of animation filmmaking, says the pic should be finished by 2010.

“El Santos” could bring Alameda box office gold, just as it did the makers of 2006 toon “Una pelicula de huevos” (A Movie With Eggs), which now ranks as the second all-time grossing Mexican pic. Alameda is also developing an adaptation of Arthur Machen’s short story, “The Islington Mystery” which inspired the darkly comic 1960 pic “El esqueleto de la Senora Morales” (The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales).

Meanwhile, company is prepping digitally restored collections of the more than 100 pics produced by Alfredo Ripstein/Alameda since 1948, among them Jorge Pons“Midaq Alley,” which launched Salma Hayek.

Shingle produced a couple of docus in the past years, among them Carrera’s “The Red Queen: A Mayan Mystery” for the Discovery Channel. Birman is co-producing the Mexican adaptation of Broadway show “Avenue Q.” He also heads sister distrib Film House, which has released a number of pics.

“There just weren’t that many good projects out there,” says Birman of the shingle’s five year hiatus from fiction pics. But once he read Franco’s screenplay, Birman jumped at the chance to produce it. “I know that this has been well worth the wait.”

Mack Chico


2008/09/02 at 12:00am

Mexican actress Bianca Marroquin comes back to ‘Chicago’

Mexican actress Bianca Marroquin comes back to 'Chicago'

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the CHICAGO company is pleased to welcome back Mexican stage sensation Bianca Marroquin to the role of merry murderess Roxie Hart beginning Sunday, September 15.
Marroquin first portrayed Roxie Hart in the Mexico City production of CHICAGO in 2002. For that performance, she received five awards from the Mexican Critics Association, including New Revelation and Best Actress.
Following the critical and popular success of that production, she was then invited to crossover from Mexico City to New York City, and made her English-language debut as Roxie Hart on Broadway later that year.
For that acheivement, Marroquin holds the distinction of being the first — and only — Latina actress to crossover from Mexico to Broadway in a leading role.
Marroquin later took Roxie on the road, kicking off the third National Tour of CHICAGO and earning a 2004 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.

Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart in Chicago the Musical

Earlier this year, she was recognized by the General Consulate of Mexico for her unparalleled success as a Mexican actress on Broadway. This citation was presented to Marroquin at a special ceremony hosted by Mexican Consul General Ruben Beltran on April 8, 2008.
Marroquin returns to CHICAGO this month in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, a nationwide observance to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation was enacted in August 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. The annual celebration begins on September 15 and continues through October 15.
CHICAGO also stars Tony nominee Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Tony nominee Tom Wopat as Billy Flynn, Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron “Mama” Morton.
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