Blade Runner 2049 Featurette

Blade Runner 2049Uncover the world of Blade Runner 2049 and go behind the scenes with Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.

In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on October 6.

Annabelle: Creation Gets Three Thumps Up from Me!

The Conjuring, Annabelle: Creation, David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), Gary Dauberman, Peter Safran, James Wan, Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Miss Bala), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace), Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy)I usually rate the horror films I see by how many jumps I make during the film, with Annabelle, I had no jumps but I was enthralled in the story and suspense of the film. That was much more enjoyable than being scared out of my head.

I love the casting, liked that it was an international crew, from the director to the actors.

The Conjuring, Annabelle: Creation, David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), Gary Dauberman, Peter Safran, James Wan, Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Miss Bala), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace), Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Director David F. Sandberg, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman and Lulu Wilson at the LA Film Festival screening.
©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Experience the next chapter in The Conjuring Universe. Annabelle: Creation, The plot: several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

The crew and cast: David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote Annabelle. Produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, the film stars Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Miss Bala), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace), and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation Q&A

This prequel holds up so well, that you could watch the previous films with new clearer eyes. Annabelle: Creation is in theaters August 11.

Three thumps up! And Lulu Wilson ROCKS! — A.O.

Renée Victor in Disney•Pixar Coco

Renée Victor
©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Catching up with Renée Victor, an accomplished actress, voice-over artists and so much more. We talked about her new Disney•Pixar film Coco, her plans on doing a one-woman show and another film she’s involved with, The Green Ghost directed by Michael D. Olmos.Renée Victor, Disney•Pixar, Coco

Ms Victor has been a guest star and a regular on television shows (ER, House of Payne, Weeds), films (The Apostle, A Night in Old Mexico, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), many independent shorts, along with her love of dancing and singing makes her a renaissance woman.

We have previously spoken to Ms Victor and you can check out that interview here. Now sit back and listen in on our conversation below.

Cars 3 Has Cruz Ramirez!

Cars 3, Owen Wilson, Lightning McQueen, Armie Hammer, Jackson Storm, Cristela Alonzo, Cruz Ramirez, Kerry Washington, Natalie Certain, Brian Fee, Kevin Reher, Nathan Fillion, Sterling, Lea DeLaria, Miss Fritter, Isiah Whitlock Jr., River Scott, Larry the Cable Guy, Mater, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Cristela Alonso and Cruz Ramirez ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Cars 3, Owen Wilson, Lightning McQueen, Armie Hammer, Jackson Storm, Cristela Alonzo, Cruz Ramirez, Kerry Washington, Natalie Certain, Brian Fee, Kevin Reher, Nathan Fillion, Sterling, Lea DeLaria, Miss Fritter, Isiah Whitlock Jr., River Scott, Larry the Cable Guy, Mater

L-r: Kevin Reher (Producer), Brian Fee (Director), Kerry Washington (Natalie Certain), Armie Hammer (Jackson Storm), Cristela Alonzo (Cruz Ramirez) and Owen Wilson (Lightning McQueen)

One of the issues I’ve had with the Cars movies is, they are usually slow and dragged a bit. So I didn’t expect much for Cars 3 but I liked it! Yes, there are some slow moments but once it picked up it was fun to watch, and I have a new hero/heroine in Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo.

Cars 3, Owen Wilson, Lightning McQueen, Armie Hammer, Jackson Storm, Cristela Alonzo, Cruz Ramirez, Kerry Washington, Natalie Certain, Brian Fee, Kevin Reher, Nathan Fillion, Sterling, Lea DeLaria, Miss Fritter, Isiah Whitlock Jr., River Scott, Larry the Cable Guy, Mater, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

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Angela María Ortíz S.

I have to agree with many who say, Cars 3 may be the best movie in the franchise, and after listening to the new cast members along with returning favorites, you could hear their enthusiasm about the film.

Cars 3, Owen Wilson, Lightning McQueen, Armie Hammer, Jackson Storm, Cristela Alonzo, Cruz Ramirez, Kerry Washington, Natalie Certain, Brian Fee, Kevin Reher, Nathan Fillion, Sterling, Lea DeLaria, Miss Fritter, Isiah Whitlock Jr., River Scott, Larry the Cable Guy, Mater, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

L-r: Kevin Reher (Producer), Brian Fee (Director), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (River Scott), Lea DeLaria (Miss Fritter), Nathan Fillion (Sterling) and Larry the Cable Guy (Mater)

In this first part of the press conference we’ll hear about their experience on the film. Now watch producer Kevin Reher, director Brian Fee, Kerry Washington (Natalie Certain), Armie Hammer (Jackson Storm), Cristela Alonzo (Cruz Ramirez), Owen Wilson (Lightning McQueen) and moderator Ray Evernham (auto racing crew chief) talk about what they brought to the Disney•Pixar movie and in part two, watch Isiah Whitlock Jr. (River Scott), Lea DeLaria (Miss Fritter), Nathan Fillion (Sterling) and Larry the Cable Guy (Mater) tell us what it means to be part of the movie franchise.

Cars 3, Owen Wilson, Lightning McQueen, Armie Hammer, Jackson Storm, Cristela Alonzo, Cruz Ramirez, Kerry Washington, Natalie Certain, Brian Fee, Kevin Reher, Nathan Fillion, Sterling, Lea DeLaria, Miss Fritter, Isiah Whitlock Jr., River Scott, Larry the Cable Guy, Mater, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S., Adelina Ortiz, Jana Nascimento Nagase

Angela Ortíz, Adelina Ortiz and Jana Nascimento Nagase having some fun

We had fun at the press day event and we hope you enjoy some of our images from the day. Cars 3 in theaters June 16.

 

 

©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Flatliners Trailer

Flatliners, Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey ClemonsThe Flatliners remake plot: five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience-giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.  But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons.

The thriller is in theaters September 29.

War for the Planet of the Apes, July 14!

War for the Planet of the ApesYes, we are looking forward to this film. The plot: In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Directed By Matt Reeves. Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, and Terry Notary. In Theaters July 14.

Legends Never Die and Shakespeare Lives

All Eyez On Me, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, biopic, Tupac Shakur, amosartphotos, SeFijaOnline, Demetrius Shipp Jr., LT Hutton, Benny Boom

T-b: Angela Ortíz, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham and Annie Ilonzeh

All Eyez on Me first half suffers from trying to get a lot of the back-story in at the beginning so it felt choppy in the editing. The second half was much better—you could follow the story much easier—we all know biopics are tricky to make.

All Eyez On Me, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, biopic, Tupac Shakur, amosartphotos, SeFijaOnline, Demetrius Shipp Jr., LT Hutton, Benny Boom

Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur

Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. does a good job for his first acting gig and it doesn’t hurt that he has a canning resemblance to the legend of Tupac, body and all.

The other standouts for me are, Danai Gurira (Afeni Shakur), Cory Hardrict (Nigel), Dominic L. Santana (Suge Knight), and of course, there’s the music.

All Eyez On Me, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, biopic, Tupac Shakur, amosartphotos, SeFijaOnline, Demetrius Shipp Jr., LT Hutton, Benny Boom

T-b: Angela Ortíz, producer LT Hutton
and director Benny Boom

Synopsis: All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.All Eyez On Me, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, biopic, Tupac Shakur, amosartphotos, SeFijaOnline, Demetrius Shipp Jr., LT Hutton, Benny Boom

We got to catch up with some of the cast, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Demetrius Shipp Jr., producer LT Hutton, and director Benny Boom. We learned that it was a long process to finishing the film and how much passion producer LT Hutton has for this project and meant to do it the way he envision it. And to me it felt like a Shakespeare story. Now you can listen in on the conversations. Just click on the audio buttons.

Cory Hardrict

Cory Hardrict

Kat Graham

Kat Graham

Annie Ilonzeh

Annie Ilonzeh

Demetrius Shipp Jr.

Demetrius Shipp Jr.

Hutton & Boom

Hutton & Boom

All Eyez on Me is in theaters June 16. — A.O.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

47 Meters Down is a Fast Paced Thrill Ride

47 Meters Down, Mandy Moore, This is Us, Claire Holt, The OriginalsBy Scott Menzel

47 Meters Down was a total fun and unexpected summer surprise. This shark suspense thriller stars Mandy Moore (This is Us) and Claire Holt (The Originals) as two sisters that take a trip to Mexico to get away for the weekend. The girls decide it will be fun to go cage diving for sharks with two locals but their fun little getaway quickly turns deadly when the cage support cable breaks and leaves them stranded 47 meters below sea level.

Shark movies seem to really hit big with audiences so its great to see a film like 47 Meters Down that completely embraces people’s fears of sharks as well as claustrophobia. The film doesn’t take long before it becomes incredibly suspenseful and it left me gasping for air. Mandy Moore normally doesn’t star in Horror films so it was refreshing to see her take on a role that she has never done before. She shares the screen with Claire Holt, who is very good as well. They both have a nice sister dynamic and I felt the fear that each of them were feeling while stuck in a cage on the bottom of the ocean.

47 Meters Down, Mandy Moore, This is Us, Claire Holt, The Originals

47 Meters Down, Claire Holt and Mandy Moore

We got to sit down with Claire Holt and Mandy Moore to discuss the film as they talked about shooting the film and spending so much of their time underwater. Holt stated, “We shot for eight weeks at eight hours a day. We had a week above water, in the Dominican Republic, but the majority of this film, about 90 to 95% of it is underwater, and we did do all that.”

Moore responded with “I don’t think either of us knew how physically taxing it was going to be, just all that time underwater, even just the littlest movements or the seemingly simple days. We would get out at lunchtime, and I’m not usually a napper, and I couldn’t keep my eyes open, I was so exhausted. You just expend so much energy, and there was so much screaming and hyperventilating, and fast movement. It was exhausting physically and emotionally.”

47 Meters Down is a fast paced thrill ride. It will have you on the edge of your seat and will leave you stunned. I was shocked by the film’s ending and what ultimately happens. This is a smaller film but one that has a lot of bite.

The film also stars Matthew Modine, Yani Gellman, and Santiago Segura. 47 Meters Down is in theaters June 16.

Wonder Woman in 4DX

Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Patty Jenkins.By Gabriel Rodriguez (@GeeRodreezy)

When you think of a 4DX movie, you probably imagine endless movement and distractions that would take away from a movie experience. But this is definitely not the case with Wonder Woman. There are truly two sides to a 4DX experience, the intense movement and vibration, and then there are the subtle movements with effects that compliment the film.

This is not to say that the latter is better but it is a different experience overall. Though this movie has a lot of fighting and swift movements, the chairs in the theater replicate the movement just as smoothly, no bumpy rides or uncomfortable jabs in the back. There are smells inserted throughout the theater of a burning campfire or explosives that add an element that immerses the viewer into Wonder Woman’s universe.4DX Cinepolis Theater, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

One moment that stood out was when Wonder Woman dives into the ocean and the chairs actually splash the viewer as soon as she hits the water; it was unexpectedly amusing and didn’t take away from this pivotal moment in the film at all.

The 4DX was executed to perfection for this movie and I hope to see future films follow this example. For anyone interested in seeing a 4DX movie but is weary of how they’ll take it, I recommend seeing a movie such as Wonder Woman that really puts you inside the movie instead of those extremely action heavy movies that will have you feeling like you are on a two hour ride.

Wonder Woman is in theaters and we watched it at a 4DX Cinepolis Theater.

The Classic Bambi at 75!

Bambi Blu-rayCelebrate the 75th Anniversary with the Signature Collection Release of Disney’s Beloved Animated Classic, Bambi. As of June 6 you can watch it on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand.

They are many fun bonus material for your enjoyment on the disc, especially a heartfelt feature on the incredible artist, Tyrus Wong, who inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette.

Bambi was released in 1942 during World War II and took over five years to make due to its exquisite hand-drawn artwork and attention to detail. Beloved by generations, Bambi holds the No. 3 spot on the American Film Institute’s “10 Top 10,” honoring the 10 greatest animated films of all time. The timeless tale features an adorable young deer named Bambi who explores the wonders and challenges of the woods with his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl–and ultimately fulfills his destiny as prince of the forest.

Angela Ortíz, Walt Disney, old Animation Studio Angela Ortíz, Walt Disney, old Animation Studio As part of the release celebration we got to tour part of the old Animation Studio where Walt Disney’s offices are. We got to meet Paul Felix, Bambi Walt Disney Signature Collection Disneygraph artist. You can listen to our audio with him. We also spoke to Peter Behn and Donnie Dunagan the young voices of Thumper and Bambi. You can listen to the audio and check out the video below.

Angela Ortíz got to stand in front of Walt Disney’s desk in his formal office during a tour of the old Animation Studio celebrating Bambi’s 75th anniversary.

Paul Felix

Paul Felix

Peter Behn, Donnie Dunagan

Peter & Donnie

In the front office, the secretary desk and many awards and a few more things in Walt Disney’s working office in the old Animation Studio with a cool kitchen attached. We love the history in

these rooms. — A.O.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

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