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Jack Rico


2017/09/29 at 1:23pm

PODCAST: Salsero Luis Enrique On Salsa’s Relevance Today and Spanish Director Mateo Gil On Life and Death in Sci-Fi Film ‘Realive”

09.29.2017 | By |

On episode 51 Luis Enrique and Mateo Gil are our guests on episode 51. Salsero Luis Enrique, who most people know for his global hit “Yo No Se Mañana” from 2009, has a new book out titled “Autobiografía“. We discuss many topics from his difficult immigration experience in the US to meeting his mother for the first time at 15, but perhaps the most salient moments of the interview had to do him being discriminated by Latinos, “Yo No Se Mañana” almost being sung in English, should Latinos have their own award shows and how salsa can become #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/01/31 at 5:46pm

Episode 18 – Trump v Mexico, Oscar Nominations, Latino Actors

01.31.2017 | By |

This week, I breakdown the Oscar nominations with NY1’s film critic Neil Rosen (:55). We’ll talk snubs and surprises and go over the top categories. Also, I’ll tackle the lack of visibility of Latinos in Hollywood films with my good friend and film contributor on The Insider and Entertainment Tonight, Tara McNamara (29:30). Why are we so invisible when we should also be at the forefront of film and pop culture? And finally, I discuss Trump, the wall, our new Mexico feud and sanctuary cities with The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler (20:41). Will cities abide by the new immigrant proposals? Miami already has and that is bad news for Latinos. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/01/20 at 8:39pm

‘House Of Cards’ Season 5 To Premiere May 30th!

01.20.2017 | By |

Who would make a better President? Frank Underwood or Donald Trump? Season 5 of House of Cards will never be more timely and reflective of the current political landscape. With Donald Trump now officially in office, Kevin Spacey’s fictional character of President Frank Underwood will be a eerie example of life imitating art. Check out the trailer and tell me your eyes didn’t pop wide open. Read More

Jack Rico


2017/01/18 at 10:57am

Episode 17 – Trump vs. The Media: It’s War!, Obama Post-Presidency, Most Anticipated Movies/TV Shows 2017

01.18.2017 | By |

In our 17th episode, we tackle the lunacy of what was the Donald Trump news conference this week with The Atlantic’s David Graham. From Trump’s harsh comments of CNN and Buzzfeed, what will be the future of these media organizations in the next 4 years? We also discuss Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech with’s Chauncey DeVega and his article “Farewell, my black president”. He was there at the event and we’ll discuss if history will vindicate Obama’s legacy, will Donald Trump destroy it or will Obama stay politically active and defend it? And what are the most anticipated movies and tv shows of 2017? I’ll share with you the list on announced on the TODAY show. Read More

Jack Rico


2016/11/18 at 11:48am

Episode 12 – Trump as President… How Do We Move Forward?

11.18.2016 | By |

In this episode I chat with Sean Braswell (2:18), a Senior Writer at, to take me through who he thinks are the top political contenders poised to challenge Trump in 2020; and are we officially now in the “Age of the Celebrity Presidents”? With The Rock now also interested in becoming President, how serious do we take our celebrity’s political ambitions moving forward? Also, is the psychology of America shifting to the 60’s culture wars? What is the future of multiculturalism in America and what is our role in it? writer Sean Illing (11:33) explains the complexities in maintaining a multiethnic democracy. I will then be joined by reporter Oliver Staley (21:56) from the business website QUARTZ to illustrate the potential threat to corporate workplace inclusion under the Trump administration. And we end with same-sex marriage attorney and Trump supporter Brad Berfas (30:42) about the realistic outlook at Trump nullifying same-sex marriages. Read More

Jack Rico


2011/03/07 at 12:00am

Arnold to do remakes of ‘Terminator,’ ‘Predator’?

03.7.2011 | By |

Arnold to do remakes of ‘Terminator,’ ‘Predator’?

Since leaving his post as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has said publicly that he is interested in returning to the profession he loves – no, not bodybuilding – movies. Hollywood has heard the call of the ex Mr. Olympia and he is already considering one of three scripts. During his competitive bodybuilding he organizes every year, the Arnold Classic, Schwarzenegger was asked to give an update on the projects he is viewing.

“Well, first of all it’s more like 15 films, obvious ones from ‘The Terminator’ to remakes of ‘Predator’ and ‘The Running Man’ and all of those things,” he said.

Schwarzenegger added that there’s “also a lot of original stuff too. But I am also packaging a comic book character right now. I’m going to announce that sometime by the end of March or the beginning of April.”

Surprisingly, McG won’t be involved in any other Terminator films after his big flop with ‘Terminator: Salvation’. Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan, who are currently working on ‘Fast Five’ are now in talks for a fifth ‘Terminator ‘ with or without A-R-N-O-L-D!

Mack Chico


2009/01/09 at 12:00am

Obama and Spidey campaigning together for ’09?

01.9.2009 | By |

Obama and Spidey campaigning together for '09?

Marvel Comics just announced that issue No. 583 of “The Amazing Spider-Man” will hit the stands on Jan. 14 with two different covers, one of them a special Inauguration Day edition that shows the wallcrawler with the president-elect.

It’s been quite the fanboy election. There was talk that Obama is a devotee of “Conan the Barbarian” and other Marvel Comics, and then he was also the star of a graphic-novel biography that was surprisingly poignant and well-executed. There’s also that memorable portrait of him by comic superstar Alex Ross that you can see below.

Marvel Comics executives said it was a natural to put the 44th president in a heroic context.

“When we heard that President-Elect Obama is a collector of Spider-Man comics, we knew that these two historic figures had to meet in our comics’ Marvel Universe,” says Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada.  “Historic moments such as this one can be reflected in our comics because the Marvel Universe is set in the real world.  A Spider-Man fan moving into the Oval Office is an event that must be commemorated in the pages of ‘Amazing Spider-Man.’”

There’s plenty of presidential history in the comics, such as the time that JFK appeared in the pages of Superman (the issue was written and drawn before Kennedy’s 1963 assassination but actually hit stands after that dark day in Dallas) and Richard Nixon’s 1972 cameos in “The Fantastic Four” and in “The Incredible Hulk.” 

Obama and Spidey

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