Jordan Peele and Chance the Rapper Talk Get Out

“I feel like we often neglect one of the most powerful ways that we communicate and we can encourage more communication on a subject. And right now I feel like the way we talk about race in this country is broken. Maybe this will fuck shit up in the wrong way, I dunno. But I do feel like art and communication is like that’s the one tool we have against the true horrors of the world, which is violence. I hope that this is an inclusive experience and I hope that it inspires people to just talk.” — Jordan Peele on writing GET OUT 

Watch the Q&A video with Chance the Rapper, Jordan Peele and some of the cast of the film; Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Milton “Lil Rel” Howery. They talked about the need of a film like this and their love for the genre.

Synopsis: Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Then check out the images from Get Out Art Gallery featuring artwork inspired by Peele’s suspense thriller. Six pieces of striking original artwork, inspired by the film, are being showcased from artists Corey Barksdale, Frank Morrison, Sindisio Nyoni, Jermaine Rogers, Sharlene Artsy, and Taj Tenfold.

Get Out in Theaters February 24

Disney Moana on Blu-ray/DVD Release March 7

 

Moana Bluray

Moana Bluray available march 7

Se Fija!’s publisher Angela Ortíz and some of the Polynesian dancers.

Disney celebrated the in-home release of Moana on Blu-ray/DVD on March 7 and the Digital HD is available now. We were there to celebrate too.

We got to sit in on a talk with one of the directors, Ron Clements and producer Osnat Shurer, who shared with us all the extras that will be on the Moana Blu-ray version. That includes a 30-minute documentary called, Voice of the Islands—which is more than the making of the film, it’s about the people and their stories that help make Moana the classic film it’s becoming.

Moana goodies…

Se Fija!’s publisher Angela Ortíz, Jessica Gonzalez Ferrer and some of the Polynesian dancers, Tiana N. Liufau and musicians.

Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay

We even talked to visual developing artist, Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay about her work on the film. You can listen in on the conversation too.

Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay

Sastrawinata-Lemay

During the evening, we got to enjoy some Polynesian music and dancing. You can see them here in the photo collages and videos below.

They are many cool things coming on the Blu-ray; including some more music. You can check out our past post on Moana here.

Disney Mickey And The Roadster Racers Series Trailer

Mickey And The Roadster RacersMickey And The Roadster Racers sees Mickey and friends participating in humorous, high speed races around the world in unique transforming vehicles, while off the racetrack, Minnie and Daisy run their own successful business, solving problems for anyone in need.

Sunday mornings on Disney Junior.

Everybody Loves Somebody in Theaters Now

everybody loves somebody, Angela Ortíz, Karla Souza, Ben O’Toole, director Catalina Aguilar

L-r: Angela Ortíz, Karla Souza, Ben O’Toole and director Catalina Aguilar

Everybody Loves Somebody is Pantelion latest romantic comedy release is in theaters now; we got to sit with a few of the actors of the film—we talked to them about their work and experiences in the making of it.

everybody loves somebody, Angela Ortíz, Karla Souza, Ben O’Toole, director Catalina Aguilar, Tiaré Scanda, Patricia Bernal

T-b: Tiaré Scanda and Patricia Bernal

The story: On the surface, the young and beautiful Clara Barron (Karla Souza) seems to have everything-a great job as an OB-GYN; a great house in LA; and a big fun-loving Mexican family. But, the one thing Clara doesn’t have figured out is her love life. Pressured by a family wedding in Mexico, Clara asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend (Ben O’Toole) for the weekend festivities-only to be caught by surprise when her ex-boyfriend (and family favorite) suddenly shows up after disappearing from her life completely. In an adventure full of laughter, she learns that sometimes it takes the whole crazy family to help you find crazy love.

Souza, O’Toole & Aguilar

Souza, O’Toole & Aguilar

Tiaré Scanda, Patricia Bernal

Tiaré Scanda & Patricia Bernal

Starring Jose Maria Yazpik, Alejandro Camacho, Patricia Bernal, and Tiaré Scanda. Written and directed by Catalina Aguilar. Karla Souza (How To Get Away With Murder) is also a producer on the film.

Listen in on our conversations here. The Scanda and Bernal audio is in English and Spanish. Enjoy!

Ricky Martin, John Leguizamo on LIVE with Kelly

Kelly Ripa, Ricky Martin and John Leguizamo
Photo: David M. Russell//Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution
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A few fun videos of Ricky Martin and co-host John Leguizamo on LIVE with Kelly.

A Cure for Wellness Sparks Conversations

Gore Verbinski, the director of The Ring, comes a new psychological thriller, A Cure for Wellness. At first, it felt like an old Ingmar Bergman film, and then it took some turns I didn’t care for. I realized this film didn’t do it for me and I was hoping for a true psychological thriller, with that said, I’ve learned that they are films for every audience.

Dane Dehaan

Gore Verbinski

Mia Goth

Synopsis: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

We got a chance to talk to some of the film stars, Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, and director Gore Verbinski. The film opens on February 17.

Thanks Jose Ángel Torres for audio input.

Gael García Bernal Romantic Comedy Trailer

You're Killing Me SusanaGael García Bernal stars in You’re Killing Me Susana by Roberto Sneider-Film opens this Friday in theaters in Los Angeles and New York; next week nationwide!

Mayes C. Rubeo Costume Designer for The Great Wall

Mayes Rubeo, Angela Ortíz, Mayes C. Rubeo, The Great Wall

Mayes Rubeo and Angela Ortíz

Mayes C. Rubeo is known for her work on Warcraft (2015), World War Z (2013), Avatar (2009), and Apocalypto (2006).Mayes Rubeo, Angela Ortíz, Mayes C. Rubeo, The Great Wall

Rubeo, born in Mexico City, Mexico; moved to Los Angeles, attended a technical school; later on she took a few classes at UCLA Extension and some courses in Italy. Following her studies, she managed to get a job as designer Enrico Sabbatini’s personal assistant, a highly important figure in Italy’s movie industry. It was he who trained her, and put her on the right path to personal and professional growth. She started working on independent films, where she learned to create great things with very few resources, she worked as a costume assistant on films like Total Recall and Born on the Fourth of July; then the director John Sayles asked her to do the design of the costumes for a film called Men with Guns. Right after that, other directors started seeking her out, since they’d already seen her work.

For her, “costumes are a distinctive and highly important element of a film.”

Next on her plate is, Thor: Ragnarok, which will be the third film in the saga, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cate Blanchett, to be released in November 2017.

In the video below, we talked about her resent work on The Great Wall, which opens on February 17.

Natalie Martinez is Back in Uniform in FOX’s APB

Angela Ortíz, Natalie Martinez, APB

Angela Ortíz and Natalie Martinez

It is always fun catching up with Natalie Martinez. At the FOX Winter TCA, we talked about her being back in uniform for the new series, APB. I enjoyed the episode I watched and I feel that the show could be more than your usual police procedural.

Natalie Martinez

Now you can listen in on our conversation then watch a behind the scenes video with Natalie, who plays the tough-as-nails, no non-sense Chicago cop, Theresa Murphy.

The show also stars Justin Kirk, Ernie Hudson, Taylor Handley, Caitlin Stasey, Tamberla Perry, and Nestor Serrano as the mayor.

APB, Mondays on FOX at 9P.

Gugino, Robertson, Butterfield in The Space Between Us

Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Rodies, Wayward Pines, Spy Kids, Spin City, Electra Luxx, The Space Between Us, Asa Butterfield, Peter Chelsom, Richard Lewis, G. Scott Hubbard, Gary Oldman, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery

L-r: Carla Gugino, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson and director Peter Chelsom

The Space Between Us starts off a bit slow but once it gets going it moves pretty well. I found the female leads, Britt Robertson and Carla Gugino to be quite compelling in their roles and fun to watch.Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Rodies, Wayward Pines, Spy Kids, Spin City, Electra Luxx, The Space Between Us, Asa Butterfield, Peter Chelsom, Richard Lewis, G. Scott Hubbard, Gary Oldman, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery

The plot: In this interplanetary adventure, shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet–never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield)–an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street-smart girl named Tulsa (Britt Robertson).

Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Rodies, Wayward Pines, Spy Kids, Spin City, Electra Luxx, The Space Between Us, Asa Butterfield, Peter Chelsom, Richard Lewis, G. Scott Hubbard, Gary Oldman, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery

Carla Gugino

Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Rodies, Wayward Pines, Spy Kids, Spin City, Electra Luxx, The Space Between Us, Asa Butterfield, Peter Chelsom, Richard Lewis, G. Scott Hubbard, Gary Oldman, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery

Butterfield & Robertson

Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Rodies, Wayward Pines, Spy Kids, Spin City, Electra Luxx, The Space Between Us, Asa Butterfield, Peter Chelsom, Richard Lewis, G. Scott Hubbard, Gary Oldman, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery

Peter Chelsom

Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Rodies, Wayward Pines, Spy Kids, Spin City, Electra Luxx, The Space Between Us, Asa Butterfield, Peter Chelsom, Richard Lewis, G. Scott Hubbard, Gary Oldman, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery

Lewis & Hubbard

We got to talk to some of the stars, the director Peter Chelsom, producer Richard Lewis and professor G. Scott Hubbard (science expert) about the making of the film. The fun they had and the difficulties they encountered; and you can listen in on it here. The film also stars Gary Oldman, BD Wong and Janet Montgomery.

All in all, a very sweet film and folks should read the book too.

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