The Action Packed Jurassic World Trailer

jurassic-world-JSW_Raptor1Sht16_NoBill_RGB_0416_1_rgbI enjoyed the previous Jurassic features and now I’m looking forward to this one. This one is set years later where everything seems more advance or is it?

Director: Colin Trevorrow. Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and Irrfan Khan.

In 3D and in theaters June 12.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Has Passed Over 30M

Star Wars The Force Awakens680Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has 30.65 million views during its first 24 hours on YouTube.

Warner Bros. Pictures Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer


Director: Zack Snyder. Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane.

New Season of Voces Premiere April 17

Voces LogoBy Angela M. Ortíz


“The films in the new season of VOCES explore the ever-evolving relationship between Latino culture and the larger fabric of American society, from a classic movie set in remote Texas to modern day Hollywood to the front lines of the drug war,” said LPB Executive Director and VOCES executive producer Sandie Viquez Pedlow

Season Four of Latino Public Broadcasting’s series, VOCES, starts on April 17 and goes to May 1 on PBS (check local listings).

16-year-old actress Elsa Cardenas on the right

16-year-old actress Elsa Cardenas on the right

This season has a few compelling documentaries, including Children of Giant, covering the making of the film Giant, based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel of the same name. I’ve always loved the film Giant, and after watching this documentary, Children of Giant, I have a new respect for the filmmakers behind it.

Now en Español explores the ups and downs of being a Latina actress in Hollywood, seen through the lives of five women who dub Desperate Housewives into Spanish for American audiences.

El Poeta is a tough one to watch, it deals with a father’s lost due to the war on drugs in Mexico. And it’s not just any father; it’s the renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited an international movement for peace after the brutal killing of his 24-year old son. And as you know, poets are revered in Latin American countries.

VOCES is presented by PBS SoCaL.

Another Terminator Genisys Trailer

terminator_genisys__2015____poster_by_camw1n-d8939k4I’m looking forward to Terminator Genisys, the prequel to the other Terminator films. This trailer gives us a glimpse into the unexpected turn of events that create an altered timeline.

Starring Jason Clarke as John Connor, leader of the human resistance against Skynet, Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese), Emilia Clarke (Sarah), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator guardian). They are faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies. In theaters July 1.

Action, Sci-Fi, and More Paranormal Trailers

Ant-ManThe next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. It’s in 3D and I can’t wait for July 17.

The film director is Peyton Reed. And it has an impressive cast, starting with Paul Rudd (Scott Lang aka Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne), Corey Stoll (Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket), Bobby Cannavale (Paxton), Michael Peña (Luis), Judy Greer (Maggie), Tip “Ti” Harris (Dave), David Dastmalchian (Kurt), Wood Harris (Gale), Jordi Mollà (Castillo), and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym).

tomorrowland-poster-hi-resinsidious-chapter-3-400Disney’s Tomorrowland (May 22)
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Thomas Robinson.



Insidious: Chapter 3 – When You Reach Out To The Dead (June 5)
The new chapter is a chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family. Director: Leigh Whannell. Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Hayley Kiyoko, and Lin Shaye.

Pixels (July 24)
Director: Chris Columbus. Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage.

The Vatican Tapes (July 24)
Director: Mark Neveldine. Cast: Michael Peña, Kathleen Robertson, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Michael Paré, and Noemi Gonzalez.

The Peanuts Movie in 3D this November!

The Peanuts MovieBy Angela M. Ortíz

YES! I’m a peanuts fan and looking forward to seeing Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut this NOVEMBER 6!

Snoopy, embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis “The Red Baron,” while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, The Peanuts Movie will prove that every underdog has his day.

A Listening Piece from NPR’s Alt.Latino


When you think of Latin American music, you may think of songs in Spanish or Portuguese.” Jasmine Garsd talks to NPR’s Rachel Martin about music sung in indigenous languages. I thought it was a cool piece to share.

For more Latin Alternative music and rock in Spanish, check out Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd at NPR’s Alt.Latino.

Furious 7 in Theaters Now!

F&F7By Angela M. Ortíz

For fans of the Fast & Furious franchise, the day has finally come: Furious 7 is in thousands of theaters now. Here’s some great behind-the-scenes insights.

L-r: Romeo Santos and Jordana Brewster

L-r: Romeo Santos and Jordana Brewster

The loss of Paul Walker during the filming of this latest installment has unexpectedly transformed Furious 7 into an unexpectedly heartfelt film, especially for Walker’s costars, who clearly and genuinely cared for him. We have a few “insider” soundbites with Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Jordana Brewster (Mia). They look back on the fourteen years of the Fast and Furious franchise, their characters, and the family and friendships they have developed over the years. And they hint at what might be next with F&F. There’s also a special moment with heartthrob singer (now actor) Romeo Santos, who has a cameo role as “Mando.” And we finish with an exclusive interview with Vin Diesel by our friend Arlene Gonzalez Santos at My Sangre Latina. He’s asked about Romeo Santos’ character and he gives an interesting answer.

Trailers, Trailers and More Trailers

Child 44EntourageWe have more trailers for you, including the anticipated Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and Daniel Craig’s 007 Spectre.

Child 44 (April 17)
Director: Daniel Espinosa. Cast: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman.

Entourage (June 5)
Director: Doug Ellin. Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.

Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation Poster

Terminator Genisys

Terminator: Genisys (July 1)
Director: Alan Taylor. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Jason Clarke, and Courtney B. Vance.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (July 30)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie. Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames. The film also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.

007 SPECTREFIRST RESPONSE007 Spectre (November 6)
Director: Sam Mendes. Cast: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott, and Stephanie Sigman.

First Response (2015)
Director: Philippe Gagnon. Cast: Dania Ramirez, Kristopher Turner, Joris Jarsky, and Adam Butcher.


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