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Eugenio Derbez’ How To Be A Latin Lover

©2017 Angela María Ortíz S., How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose JoseEugenio Derbez is back with a new comedy in which he wares two hats, producer and star. They are some funny stuff in this film—Derbez is Derbez and it’s all about family.

How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose Jose, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Raphael Alejandro

Some great talent, like the young Raphael Alejandro, who is a scene-stealer, joins him, along with icon Raquel Welch.

I enjoyed talking to the young actor, Alejandro who is quite a charmer and he told us, “I am the junior Latin lover, come see my movie.”

How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose Jose, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Rob Lowe

While we were talking about actors creating their own projects for online and cable, Rob Lowe told us “everybody does everything today and that’s really cool.”

How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose Jose, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Raquel Welch

Welch was a delight to listen to and a funny lady also. When asked about her role in the film, she said, she took it cause no one would believe that she would. Once she did her research on Eugenio Derbez and met him, she was on board.

Welch also told us about a comedy series (Date My Dad) she just worked on up in Vancouver, Canada. Where she gets to play a sexy Latina grandmother named, Rosa. Listen in to hear what she says when she’s not on the set.

How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose Jose, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Eugenio Derbez and Salma Hayek

I asked Derbez and Salma Hayek about the film soundtrack and their version of Jose Jose’s “El triste,” and I really liked their answers. 

Derbez & Hayek

Derbez & Hayek

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Raphael Alejandro

Raphael Alejandro

The plot follows; Maximo (Derbez) who has a dream to be rich without ever having to work a day in his life. Having made a career of seducing rich older women, he marries a wealthy woman more than twice his age. 25 years later, spoiled and bored from waking up next to his now 80-year-old wife—he gets the surprise of his life when she ends up dumping him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion and desperate for a place to stay, he must move in with his estranged sister, Sara, (Salma Hayek) and her nerdy but adorable son, Hugo (Raphael Alejandro) in their small apartment. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses his nephew’s crush on a classmate to get to his new target—her grandmother, Celeste, a widowed billionaire.

You know with Eugenio involved, it’s going to be pretty funny. It also stars, Kristen Bell and directed by Ken Marino, and it hits theaters on April 28. — A.O.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

La La Land Day in Pictures

La La Land Day, La La Land, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Damien Chazelle, BANDALOOP, Jordan Horowitz, Justin Hurwitz, Sandy Wasco, David Wasco, Linus Sandgren, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed April 25 La La Land Day in Los Angeles and honored writer/director Damien Chazelle for his magical portrayal of the city and its iconic locations.

La La Land Day, La La Land, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Damien Chazelle, BANDALOOP, Jordan Horowitz, Justin Hurwitz, Sandy Wasco, David Wasco, Linus Sandgren, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

To mark the occasion, BANDALOOP aerial dancers performed a medley of dances inspired by the film high up on the façade of City Hall and the mayor performed with the Jazz band from the movie.

Mayor Garcetti was joined by director/writer Damien Chazelle, producer Jordan Horowitz, composer Justin Hurwitz, production designers Sandy Wasco and David Wasco, and cinematographer Linus Sandgren.

Now enjoy some of the images and video clips of the day and composer Hurwitz tells us, how he keeps working on being a better composer all the time.

La La Land is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD. — A.O.

Fast and Quick Giveaway, Rings !

Ring, Rings, First you watch it, Then you die

*Thank you for participating, stay tuned for our next GIVEAWAY!

We have two copies of the new chapter in the Ring horror franchise, Rings for two lucky winners. Would you like to win? Then just click here to send us an email with your name and address. And that’s all!

We’ll draw the winner at 10A (PT), Wednesday, APRIL 26!

Rings Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand available on May 2.

First you watch it. Then you die.

*Blu-ray or DVD based on availability.

Fast and Quick Giveaway, Orange Is the New Black: Season Four !

Orange Is the New Black: Season Four

*Thank you for participating, stay tuned for our next GIVEAWAY!

We have three copies of Orange Is the New Black: Season Four of the thought-provoking, funny, and evocative show about life in a women’s prison for three lucky winners.

Would you like to win? Then just click here to send us an email with your name and address. And that’s all!

We’ll draw the winner at 12P (PT), Wednesday, APRIL 26!

Orange Is the New Black: Season Four Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD available on May 9.

*Blu-ray or DVD based on availability.

Unforgettable Struggles

Cheryl Ladd, Katherine Heigl, Denise Di Novi, Rosario Dawson, Geoff Stults and Alison Greenspan

L-r: Cheryl Ladd, Katherine Heigl, Denise Di Novi, Rosario Dawson, Geoff Stults and Alison Greenspan

We love Rosario Dawson in just about everything she does and we even thought Katherine Heigl did pretty well as a psycho in this psychological thriller.

I’ve seen many of these films before: Fatal Attraction, Mommy Dearest, Obsessed, and a few others, in between…and all of them much more entertaining. I really wanted to like this film but it had many issues for me. After listening to longtime producer and first-time director Denise Di Novi and the actors talk about the film, I realize the issue I had with the film was the editing.

Cheryl Ladd, Katherine Heigl, Denise Di Novi, Rosario Dawson, Geoff Stults, Alison Greenspan, Angela Ortíz

Angela Ortíz and Rosario Dawson
Photos: @janaoncamera, @dawson5233

The plot: Barely coping with the end of her marriage, Tessa Connover (Heigl) learns that her ex-husband David is now happily engaged to Julia (Dawson). Trying to settle into her new life, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her forget her troubled past. Soon, Tessa’s jealousy starts to consume her, and she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s paradise into the ultimate nightmare.

Unforgettable

Unforgettable

The film also stars Geoff Stults and Cheryl Ladd. Now listen in on the conversation.

Photos: ©2016 Angela María Ortíz S.

La La Land Activity Sheets

We have some fun LA LA LAND activity sheets for you to download for your pleasure of silliness. Click on the links below.

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La La Land, winner of 6 Academy Awards, is releasing a 4k Ultra HD combo pack, Blu-ray combo pack and DVD, all available on April 25. The Digital HD is available now.

The Circle Trailer

The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega.

When Mae (Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes, begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and all of humanity. In theaters April 28.

Newport Beach Film Festival Chilean Spotlight

We are proud to continue our relationship as an outreach partner for the 18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Chilean Spotlight event. This year’s spotlight is Family Life (Vida de Familia), a major Chilean film, followed by a Gala celebration of Latino film, food and culture. The evening will include several of Orange County’s top restaurants, serving signature testings, as well as a hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka, DJ entertainment, and a special performance by Grupo Folklorico Chile America Sur de California.

For tickets and information please visit Newport Beach Film Festival.

*For our Se Fija! followers, use code CHILENBFF  for $10 off Film and Party for Chilean Spotlight.

Today’s Fast and Quick Giveaway: La La Land!

*Thank you for participating, stay tuned for our next GIVEAWAY!

We have three *copies of La La Land the movie about dreamers for three lucky winners. Would you like to win? Just click here to send us an email with your name and address. And that’s all!

We’ll draw the winner at 3:30P (PT) TODAY, APRIL 17!

La La Land winner of 6 Academy Awards and now the 4k Ultra HD combo pack, Blu-ray combo pack and DVD are available on April 25. The Digital HD is available now.

*Blu-ray or DVD based on availability.

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