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Jack Rico


2016/03/26 at 5:18pm

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Movie Review)

03.26.2016 | By |

The 1-4-0: #MyBigFatGreekWedding2 is 14 years way too late. The original charming humor has faded and its comedy seems passé and stale. Even the cast can’t seem to save this Greek Wedding. Read More

Jack Rico


2014/02/14 at 12:35pm

About Last Night (Movie Review)

02.14.2014 | By |

The “1-4-0″: This @ALNmovie remake blends hard comedy with sincere romance creating a terrific date movie for couples on #ValentinesDay weekend. Read More

Jack Rico


2013/12/20 at 4:30pm

New Trailer: ‘The Other Woman’

12.20.2013 | By |

‘The Other Woman’ is the type of romantic comedy romps that I like. That doesn’t mean I’ll feel the same after I see it, but I anticipate it. What is captivating me is to see how the screenwriters will have these 3 beautiful women deal with this situation. Also, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann should create some very funny cinematic memories and I’m curious to see the film debut of Kate Upton. I’m rooting for her. Read More

Elle Castro


2013/11/17 at 12:43pm

The Best Man Holiday (Movie Review)

11.17.2013 | By |

The “1-4-0”: #THEBESTMANHOLIDAY is an emotional rollercoaster. Simply said, it’s just what the doctor prescribes to combat the soul. It’s an all around feel-good flick that will have you shifting through a multitude of emotions—bringing laughter one minute and in tears the next. Read More

Mack Chico


2011/03/16 at 12:00am

Danny Trejo to star in a movie called ‘Pendejo’

03.16.2011 | By |

Danny Trejo to star in a movie called 'Pendejo'

Danny Trejo has joined the cast of “Pendejo,” a romantic comedy by writer/director Jairaj Walia, of Gr8 Dane Films.

Trejo (“Grindhouse,” “Machete,” “xXx”) plays the role of Pedro, the gangster father of the main character’s love interest, Jenny.

“Pendejo” which the filmmakers translate as “idiot,” but is far more vulgar, is about a spoiled party boy whose wealthy father orders to either take a low-level position at the family company or lose his inheritance.

Walia said that the movie addresses both the Indian and Latin cultures.

The cast includes Raja Fenske (Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous”), Fernanda Romero (“The Eye”), Laksh Singh (“Little Fockers”), Marissa Caprielian (“Entourage”), Darlene Vazquetelles (“Kings of South Beach”) and Sevier Crespo (“Fast Lane”).

Bob Walia and Kim Walia are producing through Gr8 Dane. Crespo is producing through New Slant Productions.

Mack Chico


2009/06/03 at 12:00am

Jack Nicholson is reteaming with James Brooks

06.3.2009 | By |

Jack Nicholson is reteaming with James Brooks

Jack Nicholson is closing in on a deal to reteam with James L. Brooks on the helmer’s untitled romantic comedy at Columbia Pictures.

Nicholson is the last piece of casting to come together on the ensemble project, which stars Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson.

For months, Bill Murray had been in talks to portray the blueblood father of Rudd’s character, but no deal closed. In recent weeks Murray’s interest in the project waned and he fell out of touch.

With Murray unresponsive and production scheduled to start in less than two weeks, Brooks reached out to Nicholson.

Brooks, who also penned the screenplay, is producing alongside Paula Weinstein (“Blood Diamond”), Laurence Mark (“Dreamgirls”) and Gracie Films prexy Julie Ansell.

Story involves a love triangle, with Rudd playing a white-collar executive vying for Witherspoon’s affections, and Wilson portraying a professional baseball pitcher who is also a love interest.

Two of Nicholson’s three Oscars have come via Brooks films: 1983’s “Terms of Endearment” and 1997’s “As Good as It Gets.”

Jack Rico


2009/05/14 at 12:00am

Management (Movie Review)

05.14.2009 | By |

Aniston plays a traveling saleswoman who sells cheap art to small companies in motels. She has a fling with an aimless, underachieving assistant motel manager (Zahn) at one of her stops, and he ends pursuing her all over the U.S. Talk about getting suckered into vulnerability. Steve Zahn dripped that adjective in his latest performance in the film ‘Management’, also starring Jennifer Aniston. The movie, which has all the makings of an indie film, but it’s really targeted towards a more mainstream audience, is perhaps the best romantic comedy of the year. That’s really not saying much since the genre hasn’t put out a real charmer in a while. Read More

Mack Chico


2009/03/20 at 12:00am

Pitt and Portman lovers in new romantic comedy

03.20.2009 | By |

Pitt and Portman lovers in new romantic comedy

It will be a May-December romance between two of Hollywood’s most beautiful people: Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman.

An onscreen romance, that is.

Pitt, 45, and Portman, 28, have been cast in a new romantic comedy in which he will play an aging photographer and she a New York Times food columnist, Variety reports.

The film, in the works at Paramount, is based on the book, “Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry,” by Leanne Shapton.

They are some the hottest stars around, but will audiences like them as a couple … or will it just be weird … kind of like Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt in “As Good as it Gets”?

Mack Chico


2009/02/08 at 12:00am

‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ #1 at the box office!

02.8.2009 | By |

'He's Just Not That Into You' #1 at the box office!

The star-studded romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You is the early leader at the weekend box office, having grossed $10.6 million on Friday. That’s well ahead of the $6.3 mil taken in by hearty holdover Taken on the weekend’s first day, and it far surpasses the grosses for the frame’s other big new releases — Coraline ($4.5 mil), Push ($3.5 mil), and The Pink Panther 2 (a very disappointing $3.4 mil). Friday’s chart is below, and please check back here tomorrow for a full weekend recap in the Box Office Report.

1. He’s Just Not That Into You — $10.6 mil
2. Taken — $6.3 mil
3. Coraline — $4.5 mil
4. Push — $3.5 mil
5. The Pink Panther 2 — $3.4 mil

Mack Chico


2009/01/08 at 12:00am

‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ nominated by the WGA

01.8.2009 | By |

'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' nominated by the WGA

Woody Allen received his 19th screenplay nomination from the Writers Guild of America on Wednesday, when he was named for his romantic comedy “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Allen, 73, has previously won the WGA award for original screenplay for “Annie Hall,” “Broadway Danny Rose,” “Hannah and Her Sisters” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Joining Allen in the original screenplay category are Joel and Ethan Coen for “Burn After Reading” — the brothers won the guild’s award for adapted screenplay last year for “No Country for Old Men” — Dustin Lance Black for “Milk,” Tom McCarthy for “The Visitor” and Robert Siegel for “The Wrestler.”

Nominated for best adapted screenplay are “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” screenplay by Eric Roth, screen story by Roth and Robin Swicord, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald; “The Dark Knight,” screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, based on the characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, Batman created by Bob Kane; “Doubt,” screenplay by John Patrick Shanley based on his stage play; “Frost/Nixon,” screenplay by Peter Morgan based on his stage play; and “Slumdog Millionaire,” screenplay by Simon Beaufoy based on the novel “Q&A” by Vikas Swarup.

Although “Dark Knight” didn’t perform well with many critics’ groups or with the Golden Globe nominations — save for Heath Ledger’s supporting actor turn as the Joker — the box-office blockbuster is still shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with this award season, having earned nominations this week from the Producers Guild of America, the American Society of Cinematographers and now the WGA.

Competing in the documentary screenplay categories are “Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story,” written by Stefan Forbes and Noland Walker; “Chicago 10,” written by Brett Morgen; “Fuel,” written by Johnny O’Hara; “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson,” screenplay by Alex Gibney from the words of Hunter S. Thompson; and “Waltz With Bashir,” written by Ari Folman.

Though the WGA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences haven’t always seen eye to eye on screenplay picks over the decades, the academy was in agreement with last year’s WGA winners: “No Country for Old Men” and Diablo Cody’s original screenplay for “Juno.”

The 2009 Writers Guild Awards will be held simultaneously Feb. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre in New York.

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