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2016/09/16 at 7:10am

‘Highly Relevant’ Podcast Ep. 6: Rafael Amaya on Crossing Over, Enrique Santos From Univision to iHeartLatino

09.16.2016 | By |

Episode 6 of the HIGHLY RELEVANT podcast is here! Two big A-list guests join me this week to discuss television and radio. Rafael Amaya, the star of Telemundo’s “El Señor de los Cielos” and Enrique Santos, the new Chairman and CCO of iHeartLatino.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2012/11/20 at 12:00am

Exclusive: John Ortiz to do Ozzie Guillen biopic

11.20.2012 | By |

Exclusive: John Ortiz to do Ozzie Guillen biopic

Puerto Rican actor John Ortiz, who can currently be seen in David O. Russell’s Oscar buzz film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and who is known for his roles in ‘Miami Vice’ and ‘Fast and Furious,’ exclusively told ShowBizCafe.com that he is in the early stages of developing an Ozzie Guillen biopic baseball movie in the form of ‘Moneyball’. Guillen, the former Chicago White Sox manager who managed the team between 2004 to 2011, is considered one of the most controversial managers in recent baseball history. 

When we asked Ortiz if he was interested in directing anytime soon, he revealed he was working on a baseball movie:

“Ozzie Guillen and I are going to meet when I’m in Chicago. I don’t want to make a straight up baseball movie, but something along the lines of “Moneyball”. It’d be a lot more than just 9 guys on the baseball diamond. I want to do something where we focus on the profession of him being a baseball manager, how complex of a man he is, the culture, immigration, Chicago, Miami, [Fidel] Castro, there is so much there. I’m fascinated with him, I think he’s such a charismatic dude and people seem to love him or hate him. So I think he’d be a great subject for a movie.”

John Oriz in 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Ortiz, who plays Ronnie, a stressed-out married man in ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ is still unclear whether he will direct, produce or star in the film. It could be one of them or all of them, but he says he will have a better sense of his role in the movie as the project gets closer to pre-production. Ortiz would be perfect for the Guillen role since they have a similar look and Ortiz possesses the acting pedigree from the theater to give the character weight and credibility.  

For those who are unfamiliar with Ozzie Guillen, he is a well-known Venezuelan baseball player since his days as a top flight shortstop for the Chicago White Sox back in the 80’s and 90’s. But later in his career, he became a controversial and larger-than-life personality as the manager for the same team he played for, including the Miami Marlins earlier this year. Amongst his polemic on various issues, he called a Chicago Sun-Times columnist a homosexual slur, said Asian players are treated better than Latino players, and was quoted as loving Communist dictator Fidel Castro, which infuriated Cubans residing in Miami. Despite his quarrels with the press, Guillen is an accomplished baseball mind. In 2005, he became the first Latino manager in major league history to win a World Series.  

Ozzie Guillen

Ortiz made his film debut as Al Pacino’s young cousin ‘Guajiro’ in Carlito’s Way. He went on to appear in over 30 films including Pride and Glory, El Cantante, American Gangster, Before Night Falls, Amistad, Ransom, and Narc.

What other Latino baseball player do you guys think should have a movie based on their lives? Our money is on the Yankee’s Alex Rodriguez and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson should play him. Leave us your comments below.

Jack Rico

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2012/08/17 at 12:00am

Radio Reviews: ‘The Expendables 2’, ‘Compliance’

08.17.2012 | By |

Radio Reviews: 'The Expendables 2', 'Compliance'

This week from Miami, on the Enrique Santos Morning Radio Show, Jack Rico reviews the new film releases: THE EXPENDABLES 2, and one of the best indie films of the year, COMPLIANCE.

You can hear our movie review segment in Miami on the ‘Enrique Santos Morning Show‘ every Friday at 7:25 AM and 9:25 AM by Univision Radio ‘MIX98.3FM’ in Miami or the global network by visiting: http://www.enriquesantos.com/

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2012/06/29 at 12:00am

Radio Reviews: Ted, Magic Mike

06.29.2012 | By |

Radio Reviews: Ted, Magic Mike

This week from Miami, on the Enrique Santos Morning Radio Show, Jack Rico reviews the new film releases: the rated R comedy TED starring Mark Wahlberg, and MAGIC MIKE, the stripper movie for the ladies.

You can hear our movie review segment in Miami on the ‘Enrique Santos Morning Show‘ every Friday at 7:25 AM and 9:25 AM by Univision Radio ‘MIX98.3FM’ in Miami or the global network by visiting: http: / / www.enriquesantos.com/

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2012/04/03 at 12:00am

DVD Radio: War Horse, We Bought A Zoo

04.3.2012 | By |

DVD Radio: War Horse, We Bought A Zoo

This week from Miami, on the Enrique Santos Morning Show, Jack Rico reviews the new DVD/Bluray releases: the epic war film War Horse by Steven Spielberg, and the family drama We Bought A Zoo starring Matt Damon.

You can hear our DVD review segment in Miami on the ‘Enrique Santos Morning Show‘ every Tuesday at 7:25 AM and 9:25 AM by Univision Radio ‘MIX98.3FM’ in Miami or the global network by visiting: http: / / www.enriquesantos.com/

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2012/03/27 at 12:00am

DVD Radio: Extremely Loud, Chipmunks, Dangerous

03.27.2012 | By |

DVD Radio: Extremely Loud, Chipmunks, Dangerous

This week from Miami, on the Enrique Santos Morning Show, Jack Rico reviews the new DVD/Bluray releases: the drama EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, the cerebral indie A DANGEROUS METHOD, and the family film ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED.

You can hear our DVD review segment in Miami on the ‘Enrique Santos Morning Show‘ every Tuesday at 7:25 AM and 9:25 AM by Univision Radio ‘MIX98.3FM’ in Miami or the global network by visiting: http: / / www.enriquesantos.com/

 

 

Jack Rico

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2011/08/01 at 12:00am

‘Scarface’ to be re-released for one night event

08.1.2011 | By |

'Scarface' to be re-released for one night event

Centennial, Colo. – August 1, 2011 – Blasting onto the silver screen with the intensity of its original release nearly 30 years ago, the pop culture phenomenon Scarface, starring Al Pacino and directed by Brian De Palma, returns to movie theaters in a one-night Fathom event on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Presented by NCM Fathom and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, audiences nationwide will get the opportunity to experience one of the most influential gangster classics ever made like never before — with all-new restored high-definition picture and enhanced audio. Fans who attend this special event will also get an exclusive look at a 20-minute special feature that showcases interviews with popular filmmakers and talent expressing how this epic feature redefined the gangster genre, leaving an enduring influence on cinema.

Tickets for the Scarface Special Event are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). The Scarface Special Event will appear in more than 475 select movie theaters across the country via the new digital cinema projection systems.

“Almost 30 years after its initial release, Scarface remains iconic and stirs passionate responses from audiences around the world,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. “Now, fans can experience Scarface like never before in theaters with spectacularly updated visual and sound quality, and never-before-seen elements in an historic, one-night event.”

Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama and masterful collaboration between acclaimed director Brian De Palma and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Oliver Stone. Produced by Martin Bregman, Academy Award® winner Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who finds wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams…at a price he never imagined. Scarface was nominated for three Golden Globe® Awards (including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score), and was named one of the Top 10 Gangster Films of All Time by the American Film Institute.

This one-night, in-theater event celebrates the first-ever Blu-rayTM release of Scarface on September 6 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Fans of Scarface will enjoy the restored high-definition picture and 7.1 audio plus see exclusive new bonus content that reveals the film’s iconic legacy as one of the greatest crime sagas of all time. For a limited time only, the Scarface Special Limited Edition Blu-rayTM comes with collectible SteelBookTM packaging, 10 exclusive art cards, a digital copy of the film and a DVD of the original 1932 Scarface, making it a must-own addition to every film fan’s library. And, for the ultimate collector and cigar enthusiast, an elegantly hand-crafted Scarface-themed humidor will also be made available in an exclusive, never-before-available, limited edition.

Jack Rico

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2011/06/21 at 12:00am

Video: Cameron Diaz explains her Latino heritage

06.21.2011 | By |

Cameron Diaz isn’t known to talk much about her Latina roots, but in a press day for her new R rated comedy ‘Bad Teacher‘, Diaz opened up about her cultural heritage in detailed form like never before. She said she doesn’t speak Spanish, but you could tell that she has close ties to her Cuban side and seems to be proud of it.

She says in the interview: Read More

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