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2017/01/06 at 5:44pm

Episode 16 – Megyn Kelly to NBC, Zootopia, Movie Talk with Kellvin Chavez

01.6.2017 | By |

Happy New Year! On this first show of 2017, we tackle the Megan Kelly departure from FoxNews to NBC and its overall impact in the media industry with Rachel Stockman (1:15) of the media website Mediaite.com. We also catch up with Zootopia’s director and producer Rich Moore and Clark Spencer (7:30) to discuss the creative power and appeal of the film, as well as the details on how they managed to lure superstar Shakira to perform on the soundtrack. And finally, we shoot the breeze with our good friend Kellvin Chavez (26:45), founder of the movie website LatinoReview.com. We cover everything from the Golden Globes, today’s digital movie culture to fraudulent movie trailers.  Read More

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2017/01/02 at 4:29pm

TODAY: The Most Anticipated Movies and TV Shows Of 2017

01.2.2017 | By |

The first Monday of 2017 and I got the chance to be on the same show Katie Couric co-hosted. Alas, I didn’t get a chance to see her, but awesome to know I was feet away from her. This is also my second New Year’s Day segment in a row. Last year we pre-taped, but this morning was live. I discussed the ‘Most Anticipated Movies and TV Shows of 2017’. Check out above my personal picks for this year!
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2016/12/31 at 4:16pm

Episode 15 – A Discussion on the 3 Best Movies of 2016

12.31.2016 | By |

Christmas is here and instead of repeating a show, why not give you an original episode based upon 3 marvelous films. Joining me to discuss them is Mike Sargeant from WBAI and seen on FOX News and Lisa Rosman from NY1. The movies are La La Land (3:14), Moonlight (7:15) and Arrival (17:55). We also chat a bit about Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Birth of a Nation and diversity in Hollywood. Read More

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2016/12/29 at 12:24am

Jack Rico’s Top 10 Movies Of 2016

12.29.2016 | By |

 

It’s hard to look back at 2016 and not think how tragic it was to lose our beloved artistic icons. But when it comes to motion pictures, there were a couple silver linings one can sanguinely lean on as bright spots. Though this was by far the year of superheroes and animated films, it was also the year where we witnessed the Golden Age of African-American storytelling. With remarkable films such as Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Fences, Birth of a Nation, Kicks, Loving, 13th and I Am Not Your Negro in theaters, the outlook for black cinema finally looks hopeful. Women and multiculturalism were also front and center on screen and behind the scenes and no film was more demonstrative of those attributes than Rogue One. Movies, in general, impact people differently and I believe the Top 10 Movies I have selected above not only reflect those qualities, but provide the standard of excellence in cinema this year. Read More

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2016/11/06 at 8:20am

TODAY: Must Things To See And Read For Thanksgiving Weekend!

11.6.2016 | By |

Of all the segments I have done for the TODAY show in the last 3 years, this was by far the most challenging and visually dynamic one I’ve done. The concept is simple: discuss three cultural topics, under 5 munutes, on three stages with three hosts. It sounds like an obstacle course, right? Lol. From what I was told, these types of segments have been done before but with THREE contributors. The fact that TODAY producers allowed me to do all three means they have tremendous trust in me which I highly appreciate them for it. Also, I found out it was the first time they were testing out the new format so whatever you see here has never been done before on their show. I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity and for actually pulling it off!
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2016/10/27 at 12:47pm

5 Actors Who Could Reboot ‘Rocky’

10.27.2016 | By |

Creed was one of the surprise hits of 2015, and successfully revitalized the Rocky franchise in an unexpected way. While Sylvester Stallone stole the show as an aging Rocky training a protégé, it was Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Johnson character that positioned himself to continue the series. That means that in some sense Rocky will continue, though it will do so through a new character. Coming Soon, which tends to have up-to-date information on release dates in addition to its regular film news, has said that there’s a tentative November 2017 release date for Creed 2 (which may or may not feature Stallone in a major role). Read More

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2016/10/21 at 12:42pm

‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ Ep. 9 – Should Tom Cruise Still Be Making Action Films?, ‘Queen Sugar,’ Broadway’s ‘Holiday Inn’

10.21.2016 | By |

On this ninth episode, I talk about Tom Cruise’s new movie ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ with my good friend Mike Sargeant as we tackle Tom’s career, his longevity and our opinions on why he doesn’t seem to want to collaborate with another A-List actor (3:20). We also review Broadway’s new family feel-good musical Holiday Inn (24:46) as well as take a look at Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar (21:34), and I ask a New Yorker what he’s seeing, listening and downloading (27:43), plus, we recap the most important pop culture news you might have missed this week. Read More

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2016/09/19 at 9:19am

This Week In Movies: ‘The Magnificent 7,’ ‘Storks,’ ‘Queen Of Katwe’

09.19.2016 | By |

It’s been a while since I’ve done these, but we’re back on track. It’s mid-September, past Labor Day and you know what that means… it’s Oscar season time. The Fall Preview of films is really Oscar films testing the waters. TFF was the kickoff and the NYFF starts next week. Also, this week we see more female directors taking charge. Get ready for the next couple of months! Read More

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2016/08/15 at 5:22pm

Hidden Figures: The Film That Might Change Hollywood

08.15.2016 | By |

I’m watching the Olympics last night as Usain Bolt bolted by all his so-called competitors, including Justin Gatling, and right after his win, NBC aired a TV trailer spot for the film Hidden Figures. The movie stars Taraji P. Henson and tells the incredible untold true story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in the 1960s where they served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. What most stood out to me was my reaction… it was bizarre to see a prestige period Hollywood movie about accomplished black women at the highest levels. And you know why…? Read More

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2016/07/21 at 11:24am

Weekend Look At What Movies To Watch On Demand

07.21.2016 | By |

If you’re a movie buff, which I know some of you are, you should really watch this 30m show on NY1 called – Talking Pictures On Demand. I was a guest for the second time and it really breaks down with a fine tooth comb the new releases and movies that are currently “on demand”. We reviewed “The Duel” starring Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, “Len and Company,” “Green Room” and Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Demolition,” amongst others. Plus, a look at the brand-new Ghostbusters reboot. Click video above to have a look!

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