Poltergeist is Back!

poltergeist-one-sheetIn theaters now! And still based on Steven Spielberg’s original story. The film holds up well as a remake. It had enough scare factors for me.

Chacon

Chacon

Director Kenan, DeWitt, Rockwell

Director Kenan, DeWitt, Rockwell

I tried not to compare it to the original that I saw. Now I’m waiting on the thoughts from the purist around me.

It stars, Sam Rockwell (Eric Bowen), Rosemarie DeWitt (Amy Bowen), Jared Harris (Carrigan Burke), Jane Adams (Dr. Brooke Powell), Saxon Sharbino (Kendra Bowen), Kyle Catlett (Griffin Bowen), Kennedi Clements (Madison Bowen), Nicholas Braun (Boyd), and directed by Gil Kenan. Even Sam Raimi is one of the producers.

Check out the q&a with Rockwell, Dewitt, director Kenan and paranormal expert, Christopher Chacon. —A.O.

Disney’s Tomorrowland Dreams

tomorrowland-poster-hi-resI enjoyed it! It is both a kid and the kid in you (adults) movie.

It’s based on Disney’s Tomorrowland concept of the future, which had my friend Brad all nostalgic. I’m not always looking for a message in a film, but I liked this one.

Director: Brad Bird. Cast: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Thomas Robinson. —A.O.

After School Screening Saturday, May 23

After SchoolIf you are in the Los Angeles area this Saturday, May 23, check out a film we were proud to show at the 2014 Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival (RRAFF).

After School with Mauricio Mendoza (actor/director), Adrian Moreira-Behrens and Yeniffer Behrens-Mendoza (actor/producer). Watch the trailer below and check out the flyer for more info about the evenings event and True Form Films. —A.O.

Hola Mexico Film Festival is In Swing

HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVALThe 2015 Hola Mexico Film Festival opened on Friday, May 8 at downtown Los Angeles Regal Cinemas at LA Live. The film for the evening was Gloria, based on the true-life story of rock singer Gloria Trevi.

The festival runs until May 17. Checkout their website here for more info and some of the red carpet photos below. Plus, a video taste of Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano at the opening after party at Don Chente Bar and Grill.

El Americano: The Movie Coming this Summer!

El Americano The Movie - POSTEREl Americano is about a Mexican parrot named Cuco who sets off on an adventure. A new family film coming your way this summer with a slew of recognizable voices; Rico Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Kate del Castillo, Lisa Kudrow, Gabriel Iglesias, Paul Rodriguez, Erik Estrada, Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez, Don Cheto, Argelia Atilano, and Edward James Olmos. Directed by Ricardo Arnaiz and Mike Kunkel.

El Americano: The Movie in theaters this August.

Oscar Issac, Lorraine Toussaint Talk to KTLA’s Sam Rubin

Oscar Issac Ex Machina

Oscar Issac Ex Machina

Lorraine Toussaint Orange Is the New Black

Lorraine Toussaint
Orange Is the New Black

I had to share these Sam Rubin KTLA Morning News interviews with Oscar Issac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Ex Machina) and Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black, Selma), two actors whose work I enjoy watching.

Issac talks about his indie film Ex Machina and the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Toussaint talks about not being able to watch herself on screen plus Orange Is the New Black third season (maybe). —A.O.

Mad Max: Fury Road Featurette and New Trailer

We have a new George Miller featurette and trailer of Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Enjoy the behind the scenes with the director and some of his actors.

Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters May 15.

Avengers: Age of Ultron—Action! Action! Action!

Scarlett Johansson, director Joss Whedon, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Aaron Taylor Johnson, and producer Kevin Feige

Scarlett Johansson, director Joss Whedon, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Aaron Taylor Johnson, and producer Kevin Feige

By Angela Ortíz

I know there are many comic book based films coming our way and it starts with the second Avenger film, Age of Ultron. And I’m ready to see it again.

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I got a chance to sit in at a press conference with ALL the major stars and director of the film. And you get to listen in too, just click on the square.

Director: Joss Whedon. Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Aaron Taylor Johnson, and producer Kevin Feige.

Photos: ©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

Family Fun at 26th Annual Fiesta Broadway

Mad Max-San AndreasI can’t believe it has been twenty-six years since the first Fiesta Broadway took place in downtown Los Angeles. I can say I was there for the very first one.

Evaluna Montaner ©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

Evaluna Montaner Hot Pursuit

Fiesta Broadway is known as the largest Latino event in the nation’s largest Hispanic market. The event brings thousands of people to downtown Los Angeles every year for a day of music, food, and family fun!

For me, the fun was checking out some of the booths of upcoming films. I loved the Mad Max: Fury Road in 3D trailer. At the Pixels booth, participants got to play on some old school arcade machines of “Pac Man,” I hung out with some of the characters of the upcoming Hotel Transylvania 2, I took some fun shots of singer/actress Evaluna Montaner who’s in Sofía Vergara, Reese Witherspoon’s comedy Hot Pursuit.

The Pixels-HT2-MI5Youngsters enjoyed bungee jumps at the Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation booth and over at the Duane Johnson’s San Andreas booth, they were raffling off t-shirts and tickets to the upcoming film, so they had a captive audience.

The Pixels arcade booth

The Pixels arcade booth

 

Check out the trailers of the films below.



Photos: ©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

Pitch Perfect 2 Original Song “Flashlight” by Jessie J!

Jessie Jpitch-perfect-2-400We are happy to share the official Pitch Perfect 2 original song called “Flashlight” by Jessie J!

The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s smash hit.

Director: Elizabeth Banks. Cast: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Hailee Steinfeld, John Michael Higgins, Katey Sagal, and Elizabeth Banks.

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