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Jack Rico


2016/07/22 at 10:47am

8 Movies With Latinos That You Should See This Year

Latino Movie Poster CollageIt used to be that whenever Hispanics appeared in English-language media, it was an aberration, a freak happening, a shocking departure (much like when Daddy Yankee’s ‘Gasolina’ was played on Z-100). But that’s not the case anymore. Look at the poster collage below (courtesy of Brian Latimer), it is a testament to how far Hispanic actors have integrated themselves into the fabric of American cinema and pop culture. In my latest NBCLatino article, I highlight the top 8 movies showcasing Latinos that you should keep an eye out for. It begins today with Zoe Saldana in Star Trek Beyond!

Click on the graphic above to read the article…

Mariana Dussan


2014/07/31 at 12:10pm

Interview: Zoe Saldana and Benicio del Toro Talk “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

“Guardians of the Galaxy,” one of the most anticipated films this summer, is finally arriving to theaters this Friday! What’s best is that Zoe Zaldana and Benicio del Toro, two prominent Hollywood-Latinos, have amazing roles in the film. In this interview, they discuss their roles in-depth and the reasons they decided to be a part of the film.

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Jack Rico


2014/02/19 at 10:23am

New Trailer: Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

It’s here! The teaser trailer for Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ starring an ensemble casts that includes Oscar winner Benicio del Toro and Zoe Saldana. The trailer shows us some glimpses of action and a real good look at the lot of characters. The film is directed by James Gunn and seems to be the most ambitious project from Marvel Studios. Read More

Jack Rico


2013/12/05 at 4:15pm

Out Of The Furnace (Movie Review)

The “1-4-0″: As a revenge drama@OutOfTheFurnace offers solid performances and an intriguing story, but its goal of greatness falls short. Read More

Jack Rico


2013/05/17 at 12:00am

Star Trek Into Darkness (Movie Review)

We’re introducing “The 1-4-0″, a brand new movie review summary that will begin each review in 140 characters or less that you can then copy/paste onto Twitter. Enjoy!

The “1-4-0”: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is the best action movie of 2013 so far. Killer action scenes, throwback Star Trek homages & intense IMAX 3D. Read More

Jack Rico


2013/05/15 at 12:00am

Zoe Saldana wants to direct Ang Lee type movies

Dominican/Puerto Rican actress Zoe Saldana belongs to a rare and privileged club, where a small click of actors films rank in the top 3 box office movies of all time. Avatar is the leader in that category and she’s its key co-star. She is literally on top of the world. Her huge blockbuster films have put her on the lips of every top producer and director in Hollywood as well as a profusion of money in her bank account. As she nears the release of another gi-normous franchise film in “Star Trek Into Darkness,” where she plays Uhura, she seems to be in a reflective mood about life, work and her place in it. Read More

Mack Chico


2012/08/14 at 12:00am

‘Avatar 3D’ Bluray will be released Oct 15th!

'Avatar 3D' Bluray will be released Oct 15th!

Finally! 3 years since its release on December 18th, 2009, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced this morning that James Cameron’s Avatar will arrive as a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray 3D on October 15 globally and in North America on October 16. Three years to wait for a 3D bluray?? Nuts.

“3D television is the future of home entertainment,” said Cameron, “I’m a huge proponent of the technology and very pleased that ‘Avatar’ can be viewed in the living room the way it is meant to be seen.”

“As the number of homes with 3D televisions continues to grow, we thought it was important to bring the biggest 3D film ever right into your living room,” continued producer Jon Landau, “This is the only way fans should experience the world of Pandora and this release offers the highest picture quality possible.”

Previously only available to consumers through an exclusive deal with Panasonic, the two-disc Avatar 3D Blu-ray Collector’s Edition will feature the original theatrical release and be available in all-new collectible packaging. Seen by more than 310 million people worldwide, the Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest-grossing film of all time, taking in more than $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.

Dominican actress Zoe Saldaña who played Neytiri in the movie, is on the cover of the 3D Blu-ray movie.

Zoe Saldana in

Mack Chico


2012/06/24 at 12:00am

Zoe Saldana: First poster of ‘The Words’

Zoe Saldana: First poster of 'The Words'

The new poster for The Words, a romantic drama starring Dominican actress Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons, is here. The film follows Cooper playing a young writer who passes off another author’s work as his own and deals with the consequences that inevitably arise. The Words is directed by debut directors Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal and will open September 7th. 

Here’s the complete plot: Rory Jansen, a struggling writer, aspires to be the next great literary voice. When he discovers a lost manuscript in a weathered attaché case, he realizes he possesses something extraordinary that he desperately wishes he had created. Rory decides to pass the work off as his own and finally receives the recognition he desperately craves. However, he soon learns that living with his choice will not be as easy as he thought as he faces a moral dilemma that will make him take a hard look at the man he has become.

In their directorial debut, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal have crafted a subtle tale that examines how overwhelming desire can lead to unforeseen and unwanted consequences. Bolstered by a strong cast, led by Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons, The Words adeptly assembles multiple narratives that reveal how one man’s lost legacy holds the life of another man captive.

Zoe Saldana - The Words poster

Jack Rico


2012/03/07 at 12:00am

Zoe Saldana could work alongside Batman

Zoe Saldana could work alongside Batman

Dominican actress Zoe Saldaña, known worldwide for her starring role as Neytiri in Avatar, is in negotiations to join Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) in ‘Out of the Furnace . Little is known about the role other than that she will act as the ex-wife of Bale in the film. There is also speculation that her screen time will be plentiful.

The argument will focus on an ex-convict (Bale) trying to integrate back into society in a small town in Indiana, but is haunted by a figure from his past.

In an interesting note, the project, whose original name was Low Dweller, Rupert Sanders was initially attached to direct it, but Sanders retired and Scott Cooper was hired. Also Channing Tatum and Garrett Hedlund were considered to play the brother of Christian Bale. From what we understand, Casey Affleck is the winner of that competition.

Saldaña will join two other Hispanics at heart, Robert Duvall, who is about to confirm his role as Bale’s uncle while Viggo Mortensen could end up being the villain.

The Dominican actress has 4 upcoming films: Avatar 2, Blood Ties, Star Trek 2 and The Words.

The distribution company for Out of the Furnace is Relativity Media with Appian Way as the producer. Leonardo DiCaprio and Ridley Scott will serve as producers of the film. Still no release date.

Mack Chico


2009/05/10 at 12:00am

‘Star Trek’ is #1 at the box office!

'Star Trek' is #1 at the box office!

Resistance proved futile: “Star Trek,” the Paramount Pictures prequel, sold an estimated $76.5 million in tickets at North American theaters in its first three and a half days of release, the top draw of the weekend.

The opening was propelled by a megawatt marketing campaign and unexpectedly strong critical notices. Going into the weekend, though, Paramount was a bit nervous about how the film, which cost $140 million, would perform.

Would the average moviegoer dismiss it as a geek flick? What about older women, an audience that has been tough for science fiction films to crack but is needed for a movie to reach blockbuster status? Historically “Star Trek” movies have performed poorly overseas. Would Paramount’s harder-than-usual sell in Europe pay off?

Rob Moore, Paramount’s vice chairman, sounded giddy in an interview on Sunday morning. “A giant new audience came along for this ride,” he said. “It’s a great relaunch to this classic property.”

The studio, Mr. Moore said, thinks “Star Trek,” directed by J. J. Abrams and starring the newcomer Chris Pine as a young James T. Kirk, has “a real shot” to make more than $200 million domestically, a big number for a film with this size of opening weekend. Overseas, where sales information is slower to trickle in, Mr. Moore said “Star Trek” could sell more than $100 million in tickets, more than double the previous showing for the franchise.

Paramount executives said they had hoped the movie would perform like “Batman Begins,” the 2005 series reboot that opened to about $49 million in ticket sales. Helping “Star Trek” was the decision to start showing the movie in limited release on Thursday evening, a move meant to spur water-cooler talk in the office on Friday and give some padding to the weekend total.

Imax also helped boost results, selling an estimated $8.2 million of “Star Trek” tickets over the weekend, an Imax record. “We’ve never even been close to this kind of turnout before,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of Imax Filmed Entertainment.

In general the box office continues to sizzle. So far this year North American moviegoers have bought $3.44 billion in tickets, a 16 percent increase over the same period in 2008, according to Attendance is up 13 percent.

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (20th Century Fox),which had the year’s biggest opening last weekend, taking in more than $85 million, was No. 2 this weekend, with an estimated $27 million for a cumulative total of $129.6 million (including weekday sales). “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (Warner Brothers) earned an estimated $10.5 million for third place (and a new total of $30.2 million).

Rounding out the Top 5 were “Obsessed,” a low-budget thriller from Screen Gems, with $6.6 million ($56.2 million), and the Warner Brothers comedy “17 Again,” with $4.4 million ($54 million).

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