Many More New Films Coming our Way

Hot Pursuitchappie-Chappie-Final-Poster_rgbHere are some more trailers of upcoming films. We’ve listed their titles with director and cast below.

Hot Pursuit (March 6)
Director Anne Fletcher. Cast: Sofía Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, John Carroll Lynch, Rob Kazinsky, and Richard T. Jones.

Run All NightThe Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Chappie (March 6)
Director Neill Blomkamp. Cast: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja And ¥oLand Vi$$er, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Brandon Auret, Sigourney Weaver, and Hugh Jackman.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (March 6)
Director John Madden. Cast: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Diana Hardcastle, David Strathairn, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, and Ronald Pickup.

HomealohaRun All Night (March 13)
Director Jaume Collet-Serra. Cast: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ed Harris, Jaume Collet-Serra, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany, and Common.

Home (March 27)
Director Tim Johnson. Cast: Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Jim Parsons.

TrainwreckMagic Mike XXL

Aloha (May 29)
Director Cameron Crowe. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin.

Crimson PeakMagic Mike: XXL (July 1)
Director Gregory Jacobs. Cast Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Michael Strahan, Elizabeth Banks, Andie MacDowell, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Trainwreck (July 17)
Director Judd Apatow. Cast: Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Bill Hader, Vanessa Bayer, Colin Quinn, and LeBron James.

Crimson Peak (October 16)
Director Guillermo Del Toro. Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam.

The 2015 NHMC Impact Awards

©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

It was a good evening for all, at the 18th Annual National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Impact Awards Gala. Roselyn Sanchez (Devious Maids) and Lisa Vidal (Being Mary Jane) were the evening’s masters of ceremonies.

This year’s awards recipients were; actors Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine Nine), Jon Seda (Chicago PD), Carlos Ponce (Cristela) and Golden Globe winner, Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) for Outstanding Performance in a Television Series. Director of A Book of Life, Jorge R. Gutierrez accepted the Outstanding Direction in a Motion Picture award. Beatriz Acevedo of MiTú, Inc., a media company and digital multi-channel network operator, was giving the first Outstanding Innovation in Social Media award.

The evening’s most emotional moment came when actor/director Andy Garcia gave a special tribute to his dear friend, actress Elizabeth Peña who passed away last year.

To learn more about the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), click here.

Photos: ©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

A Romantic Comedy, An Over the Top Telenovela and A Thriller in Theaters

A La MalaA few more film choices in theaters now. Starting with a first for Mexico, releasing the movie A La Mala at home and in the U.S.A. on the same day.

A La Mala is about aspiring actress Maria Laura ‘Mala’ Medina (Aislinn Derbez) whose best friend begs her to flirt with her boyfriend to test his fidelity. And a lucrative new career adventure ensues.

A La Mala press junket. L-r: Aislinn Derbez, director PitipolYbarra, producer JorgeAragon,  Aurora Papile, Luis Arrieta and Se Fija!’s Angela Ortíz

A La Mala press junket.
L-r: Aislinn Derbez, director PitipolYbarra, producer JorgeAragon,
Aurora Papile, Luis Arrieta and Se Fija!’s Angela Ortíz

The actors had a great time on set and even love blossomed between the two lead actors (Derbez and Ochmann). Plus there’s a funny cameo between Derbez and her dad, actor Eugenio Derbez.

I liked the characters and found the storyline interesting and well acted. All in all, a fun film to watch.

Directed by Pitipol Ybarra and starring Mauricio Ochmann, Aurora Papile, Luis Arrieta, Daniela Schmidt, and Juan Diego Covarrubias.

Check out the trailer below and the music video of the theme song “Todo Para Ti” by Mexican rock band, Motel.

Ana Maria in Novela Land

Luis Guzmán, Juan Pablo Gamboa, Edy Ganem, Michael Steger and Dyana Ortelli

Luis Guzmán, Juan Pablo Gamboa, Edy Ganem,
Michael Steger and Dyana Ortelli

Ana Maria in Novela Land is an over the top comedy and fantasy, with Edy Ganem (Devious Maids) in the lead as Ana Maria. The film also stars Elizabeth Peña in one of her last roles, Luis Guzmán, Sung Kang, Michael Steger, Juan Pablo Gamboa, Jessica Camacho, Nestor Serrano, Pepe Serna, Dyana Ortelli, and Mercedes Mason. Directed by Georgina Garcia Riedel.

EverlySalma Hayek Everly (1)In Everly, Salma Hayek is leading this action packed thriller as a “femme fatale unleashing the ultimate vengeance against a sadistic mob boss and his army of assassins.” It’s always fun and campy to watch Hayek in action films. Also starring Togo Igawa, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Laura Cepeda, and Akie Kotabe. And directed by Joe Lynch.

Adrian Martinez, the Best Sidekick You’ll Ask For

Adrian Martinez and Will Smith Photo: courtesy of Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez and Will Smith
Photo: courtesy of Adrian Martinez

Audio-Button-200I got a chance to catch up with actor Adrian Martinez. We talked about his upcoming film Focus, his character Farhad and Nicky’s (Will Smith) trusted friend. His great love for movies and being the only (he thinks) Dominican/Nicaraguan in the business. If you know of anyone else, hit him up.

Focus in theaters February 27 with Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro and Gerald McRaney. Listen in on our conversation.

Disney’s Academy Award Winner Big Hero 6 is Now Available

Big Hero 6-AMOS200Walt Disney Animation Studios Big Hero 6 is a fun, action-packed comedy adventure with my favorite vinyl friend, Baymax (voice-Scott Adsit). And now this academy award winning animation can be part of your home collection.


Follow the adventures of this lovable robot and his friends, voiced by the talents of Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, and T.J. Miller.

Available in Blu-ray Combo Pack—buy it now on Amazon. It’s fun for the whole family!

Birdman Wins Big for Director Alejandro González Iñárritu

AP Images/Invision

AP Images/Invision

Congratulations to Alejandro González Iñárritu for his Oscars for best director, best original screenplay with Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Nicolas Giacobone. And for taking the big winner, best picture for Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

And his longtime friend and collaborator Emmanuel “El Chivo” Lubezki won for best cinematography for Birdman.

Alejandro González Iñárritu and Emmanuel “El Chivo” Lubezki

Alejandro González Iñárritu
and Emmanuel “El Chivo” Lubezki

Birdman150González Iñárritu is best known for his films Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful which was nominated in the category of best foreign film, for 2011. It starred Javier Bardem who was nominated for best actor for the film.

Another interesting note of the evening was that its the second consecutive year that the best director award went to a Mexican-born director; last year being Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity. And Lubezki (Mexican-born) won his second Oscar on his seventh nomination—last year his first win for Gravity.

Watch the acceptance speech in the video below.

Hot Tub CRAZINESS in theaters Now

L-r: Steve Pink, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs and Josh Heald ©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

L-r: Steve Pink, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs and Josh Heald
©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

HTTM2_Teaser_TaglineAudio-Button-200Paramount/MGM’s Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is crazy fun from start to finish. You can listen in on part of the press conference with the director Steve Pink (Grosse Point Blank, High Fidelity, About last Night) who is currently directing Telenovela starring Eva Longoria, writer Josh Heald (Mardi Gras: Spring Break) and some of the cast, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Clark Duke, and Gillian Jacobs.

Alejandro González Iñárritu Talks Birdman with Sam Rubin

Michael Keaton and Alejandro González Iñárritu

Michael Keaton and Alejandro González Iñárritu

Listen in on their conversation on the KTLA Morning News.

Carlos Pratts Talks Kevin Costner and McFarland USA

Se Fija!’s Angela Ortíz and Carlos Pratts

Se Fija!’s Angela Ortíz and Carlos Pratts

Carlos Pratts and Kevin Costner

Carlos Pratts and Kevin Costner

I caught up with actor Carlos Pratts (The Bridge) we talked about how he got his role in Disney’s McFarland USA and working with actor Kevin Costner (Black or White, Bull Durham) and we had fun with some photos.


Listen in on our conversation by clicking on the button. The film opens on Friday, February 20.

Selena, The Voice that Was Silenced Twenty Years Ago

Selena Quintanilla-PérezThe twentieth anniversary of American singer, songwriter and fashion designer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’ death is coming up. The singer’s life was taken on March 31, 1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

On Monday night Los Angeles CBS2 News’ Elsa Ramon will be talking to her husband Chris Perez on the anniversary of her death at 11P (PT). Produced by Velia La Garda.

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