Our End of Summer Giveaway!

Transformer300Answer a Question, Win Transformers: Age of Extinction Combo Pack (Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD)!

The folks at Paramount Pictures have offered us 3 copies to give away to three Transformers fans!

Would you like to win a copy? Then just click here to send us an email with your answer to this question:

Question: Name the lead actor in the previous three Transformer movies?

We’ll draw the winners from all correct answers at NOON (PT) ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 6.

Raini Rodriguez and Jorge Garcia Visit KTLA Morning News

Raini Rodriguez

Raini Rodriguez

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

Here are two video interviews from one of our favorite morning shows—Raini Rodriguez talks about her show Austin and Ally on the Disney Channel and Jorge Garcia talks about Hawaii Five-O, Lost and living in Hawaii again.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is Back!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

We came across a post about Brooklyn Nine-Nine in TheWrap that we liked and thought we would share it. There’s a video with Melissa Fumero (Det. Amy Santiago) and Andy Samberg (Det. Jake Peralta) talking about their characters. Click here or on the image on the image above.

The show is back on a new day, Sundays at 8:30P on FOX.

“The BoxTrolls” Food Truck, the Bug Chef and Me

David George Gordon and Se Fija!’s Angela Ortíz

David George Gordon and Se Fija!’s Angela Ortíz

My BoxTrolls fun adventure continued with a visit with David George Gordon aka the Bug Chef. It has been many many years since I tried a bug of any kind—and it was interesting watching others give it a try.

Watch the video below for my talk with the Bug Chef and me taking a taste.

“The Equalizer” Holds Up Just Fine

The Equalizer200By Angela Ortíz

Denzel Washington kicks ass and is a master of coolness as The Equalizer. You think I liked the Film? I didn’t even think of the 1980s show with the late English actor Edward Woodward.

Chloë Grace Moretz and Denzel Washington

Chloë Grace Moretz and Denzel Washington

I liked his scenes with Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass, Carrie) who I think is one of Hollywood’s very talented young actresses. And this is Washington’s second film with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua.

“The BoxTrolls” are in Town—Let’s All Dare to be Square

The Boxtrolls200By Angela Ortíz

Once in a while you come across a film you just really like, and for me, it’s Focus Features The Boxtrolls and is an adaptation of the book “Here Be Monsters!” by Alan Snow. The stop-motion animation studio Laika, the company that gave us Coraline and ParaNorman that were fun films made this one also.

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The talent behind some of the voices are; Sir Ben Kingsley (Archibald Snatcher), Elle Fanning (Winnie) and like her sister Dakota (the voice of Coraline) is now part of the Laika family. And Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones) is the voice of Eggs.

It’s a film for the whole family; even some very young ones (two-years-old) were able to sit through it.

Below is a video interview with one of the directors, Anthony Stacchi.

The Boxtrolls in theaters September 26.

“Más negro que la noche” (“Darker Than Night”) Opens on Friday

Mas Negra Que La Noche250A young film student and Se Fija! publisher Angela Ortíz offer two perspectives (and an interview with a star) about the first horror film from Mexico presented in 3-D

By Patricia Gonzalez

I had pretty good expectations for this film after watching the trailers, but I was a little disappointed when I finally saw the film. The story had great potential, but the final version just didn’t measure up.

Some of it works very well. The film has a lot of flashbacks that line up with the present-day story, and they add a lot to the film. The cinematography was done very well, too; there were many long shots that really gave you the feeling of this massive house. On the other hand, the 3D didn’t do much; I think it just made the image a bit clearer. It looked very similar to the graphics that you see in a new xbox or ps4 video game. It didn’t really include anything that popped out at you.

The film did include subtitles that translated fairly accurately. As far as characters go, the four main girls (Greta, Pilar, Maria and Vicky) were very believable; you could build relationships with them and understand them. Evangelina was the only character that I had issues with; her acting was too serious and simply not believable in some scenes.

I hope this film is successful, but I don’t think it’s like any typical horror movie we see today, primarily because it becomes more of a story then a “Hollywood” horror gory movie.

 

Zuria Vega ©2014 Angela María Ortíz S.

Zuria Vega
©2014 Angela María Ortíz S.

Zuria Vega, one of the stars of Más negro que la noche, spoke with Se Fija! publisher Angela Ortíz. Here’s what Angela had to say about their conversation:

It’s always interesting to hear what the actors say about the films they make, and Zuria was no exception. A well-known Mexican soap opera actress, Zuria is also the daughter of Gonzalo Vega, Mexico’s beloved actor who’s been dealing with some health issues—but doing well.

Zuria doesn’t speak a lot of English but she does get by just fine. This is her third feature film and she would like to make more films in different parts of the world (U.S., Spain, etc.). She knows they will be critics who don’t like the film, but that’s fine with her. I can see she’s young, ambitious and about to get married.

Zuria said she tried to make the best film possible in this genre and hopes that this will bring Mexico back in the forth front of filmmaking and that they need to see that you have to open films in more than 200 theaters where others are opening in thousands.

Más negro que la noche open nationwide on Friday, September 26. Enjoy the trailer here:

Angela Ortíz and Latinos in Hollywood Photo Exhibit

Angela Ortíz and Pepe Serna ©2014 Anselmo Sinclair Ortiz

Angela Ortíz and actor Pepe Serna
©2014 Anselmo Sinclair Ortiz

Se Fija! publisher Angela Ortíz had a great opportunity to curate a photography show about “Latinos in Hollywood” in celebration of Latino Heritage month.

Angela said, “The exhibit is a sample of Latinos in Hollywood in front and behind the camera. It would take many more walls to do a comprehensive exhibit of this magnitude.” …“It is the first exhibit of this type in one of the world busiest airport—and we get to celebrate some of the contributions of Latinos in the entertainment industry through these images.”

The exhibit is at American Airlines Terminal 4 at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The exhibit consists of 37 photographs of some of Hollywood’s brightest Latino stars, both past and present. Out of the 37 photographs, 26 are Angela’s and one is by her son Gabriel P. Rodriguez. She’s very proud and happy to share these images with such a large traveling audience—and she hopes people will follow-up by educating themselves on the history of Latinos in Hollywood.

Angela thanks Nilza Serrano, LACERS Commissioner and LatinoHeritageLA for the opportunity to work on this project.

Here’s a glimpse of the show in the video below:

Laz Alonso Talks about his Past, Present and Future Works

Laz Alonso and Debra Messing The Mysteries of Laura

Laz Alonso and Debra Messing
The Mysteries of Laura

Laz Alonso has been impressing us with honest and often raw performances of real men–cops, gangsters, soldiers, and the like. Now he’s bringing a new character to life–another cop!–on the new NBC crime dramady The Mysteries of Laura, officially premiering Wednesday, September 24. (The pilot’s been available on line for a few weeks now, and the reactions to Debra Messing’s work with Alonso have been pretty good).

Angela Ortíz had the pleasure of talking with Laz on the phone just recently, for an in-depth conversation about his past, present and future work as an actor…and something more. Audio and trailer below:

The New Season Premieres on Tuesday

Marvel Agents of Shield

Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Monica Raymund Chicago Fire

Monica Raymund Chicago Fire

Joe Minoso Chicago Fire

Joe Minoso Chicago Fire

NCIS

NCIS

Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tonight on ABC at 9P and another episode of Forever with Alana De La Garza at 10P. Over on NBC at 10P one of my favorites is back, Chicago Fire with Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson and Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz. On CBS, NCIS is back for a 12th season with Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, Michael Weatherly, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll, Emily Wickersham, and Brian Dietzen—and even though we miss Cote de Pablo it’s still a strong show. Now a new member to the franchise follows it, NCIS New Orleans with Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder, Zoe McLellan, and Lucas Black at 9P. And at 10P, we have season 4 of Person of Interest with Sarah Shahi as Shaw, Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, and Amy Acker. And of course we still miss Carter (Taraji P. Henson).

NCIS New Orleans

NCIS New Orleans

Person Of Interest

Person Of Interest

These are the shows I’m looking forward to tonight.

On Monday: A Season Finale and New Seasons Begin

TNT’s Dallas

TNT’s Dallas

The-Big-Bang-Theory-poster335A two-hour Season finale of TNT’s Dallas and new season of CBS’ The Bing Bang Theory on a new day, FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, NBC’s The Blacklist all start tonight—and still a new episode of CBS’ Under the Dome to watch. Check networks for times.

FOX’s Sleepy Hollow

FOX’s Sleepy Hollow

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