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Jack Rico

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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

Jack Rico

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2016/08/15 at 5:22pm

Hidden Figures: The Film That Might Change Hollywood

08.15.2016 | By |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8xHq6dfAo

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

Jack Rico

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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!

Jack Rico

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2016/07/15 at 9:01am

Viernes de Estrenos con Jack Rico: ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘The Infiltrator,’ ‘Libertador’

07.15.2016 | By |

It’s Friday and for those of you just getting to know me, there is a Spanish-language version to me. I do a weekly Spanish-language Movie and Broadway segment on NY’s Telemundo 47. So why don’t we flip into Spanish? Si le gusta consumir sus noticias de cine y Broadway en español, entonces ‘Viernes de Estrenos’ es para usted. Esta semana les traigo 3 películas, una de Simón Bolivar. Veame cada jueves a las 10am por Telemundo 47 NY.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF42fTgGBCo&feature=youtu.be

Jack Rico

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2016/05/09 at 2:30pm

Interview: Rob Reiner On Trump Movie, Sequels, Superheroes And TV

05.9.2016 | By |

When one says the name Rob Reiner, plentiful thoughts of superlatives comes to mind, but what most people associate the name Rob Reiner with is his character Michael ‘Meathead’ Stivic from “All in the Family” and for his romantic-comedy classic “When Harry Met Sally,” at least for this writer. A further look into Reiner’s cinematic oeuvre and you’ll slowly understand how the tag of living legend might apply. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/04/13 at 2:57pm

‘Doctor Strange’: Marvel Debuts First Trailer!

04.13.2016 | By |

Superhero movies are at an all time high and it seems Hollywood can’t stop making them. The latest venture into cinematic superheroes is Marvel’s Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The first teaser trailer debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, introduced by Cumberbatch himself. It looks like a solid entry, but we all said the same thing about Ant-Man Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/03/23 at 10:52pm

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (Movie Review)

03.23.2016 | By |

The 1-4-0: #BatmanvSuperman is an important film that must be seen, but regrettably, it’s difficult not to be left with mixed emotions. Though flaws exist, the immensity of the characters and the significance of the film outweigh any negatives. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/03/16 at 11:09am

Watch The New ‘Ben-Hur’ Movie Trailer!

03.16.2016 | By |

Coming to theatres August 12, 2016, this remake of Ben-Hur has all the defects of whitewashing, but let’s not get into that right now. Will the film work? Will a historical drama about the Roman Empire work in 2016? There are no major stars, apart from Morgan Freeman in a minor supporting role. What are the expectations? Let’s begin by you seeing it.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/02/24 at 12:22pm

This John OIiver Video Nails EXACTLY Hollywood’s Whitewashing

02.24.2016 | By |

With the academy awards coming up, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackles Hollywood whitewashing in a humorous yet unflinching way. The focus of the video is self-explanatory, but this whole idea that there aren’t enough good roles for people of color is utter balderdash. Even when roles do exist, they still can be played by white actors. Just ask Emma Stone. Her portrayal of a half-Asian woman in Aloha is perhaps the most egregious act of whitewashing in the modern era. Read More

Justine Browning

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2015/10/23 at 1:39pm

Vin Diesel Flips Out When Compared to ‘Last Witch Hunter’ Character 

10.23.2015 | By |

Vin Diesel is an enthusiastic one. That’s for sure. During a recent interview for his film The Last Witch Hunter, the Fast & the Furious star decided to flip the switch and ask me what I thought about the action/adventure flick. I compared him to his character Kaulder, a man who is immortal and indestructible but faces loneliness and isolation. There’s a facade the character puts up, all the while consumed by weakness. In many ways, Diesel shares similar traits.  Read More

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