Tarzan and The Purge 3 Opens!

Tarzan, The Legend of Tarzan, Margot Robbie, David Yates, Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, John Hurt, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2The Legend of Tarzan
I’ve always been a fan of Tarzan movies and now we have a new one, Warner Bros’ new version of The Legend of Tarzan.

The things that this Tarzan has going for it is, Margot Robbie as Jane. She’s a Jane to champion. And the film is virtually beautiful; it makes you want to visit the Congo.

The actual storyline is weak; there are a few wholes here and there. But the action could make up for it.

The film, directed by David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), stars Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, John Hurt, Djimon Hounsou, and Jim Broadbent.

The Legend of Tarzan in theaters on July 1. — A.O.

The Purge: Election Year, The Purge, Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Joseph Julian Soria, Mykelti Williamson, Edwin Hodge, Betty Gabriel, Liza Colon-Zayas, James DeMonacoThe Purge: Election Year
The Purge franchise is back, with “Election Year,” and this follow up is wilder than previous ones. And even though it wasn’t planned, it’s interesting since we are in a crazy election year. Plus this one has more humor than I expected…but just as scary.

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent.

Other cast members include JJ Soria, Mykelti Williamson, Edwin Hodge, Betty Gabriel, Liza Colon-Zayas, and directed by James DeMonaco.

The Purge: Election Year in theaters on July 1. — A.O.

Trolls Hits Theaters Everywhere on November 4!

Trolls, Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Russell BrandFrom the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls.

The synopsis: stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.

The film stars the voice talent of Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani and many more. And it features original music from Justin Timberlake.

The film hits theaters everywhere on November 4.

HULU’s Difficult People is BACK!

HULU, Difficult People, Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Gabourey Sidibe, Cole EscolaFor fans of Difficult People, the series second season premieres on Tuesday, July 12 with two episodes. Then streaming weekly until Tuesday, September 6 with the season finale. So you have 10 episodes to enjoy.

Cast: Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Gabourey Sidibe, and Cole Escola. Guest Stars: Tina Fey, Nathan Lane, Julianne Moore, Debbie Harry, Amy Sedaris, Joel McHale, Megan Hilty, John Mulaney, Real Housewives of New York’s Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan, Sandra Bernhard, Mark Consuelos, Fred Armisen, Method Man, and many others.

Rihanna Shares Her Love for Star Trek in this Featurette!

Rihanna, Star Trek, Justin Lin, Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldaña, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban

Rihanna

Rihanna shares her love for Star Trek and how she’s honored to have her song “Sledgehammer” be part of the new film. Directed by Justin Lin and starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldaña, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban. Star Trek Beyond is coming to theaters July 22.

Celebrate 100 Years of Roald Dahl with Us!

Roald Dahl, 2016 The BFGWe are remembering Roald Dahl’s on his 100 year birthday, with a look back of films based on his stories. Here is a list of Dahl’s works for children; James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine.

And now, with the release of Disney’s The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg, it seems appropriate to celebrate. In theaters July 1.

 

Roald Dahl, 2009 Fantastic Mr fox

Roald Dahl, 2005 CharlieRoald Dahl, 1996 Matilda

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The Shallows: The Attack is Just the Beginning

The ShallowsThe Shallows has a lot going for it. It is suspenseful, has a little humor, and its fright value works. Blake Lively is pretty good and she was a bit of a badass on a rock with a bird pal called Steven Seagull.

This is the third film of director Jaume Collet-Serra that I’ve watched and enjoyed. It’s no Jaws, but now the new generation has their own. The only thing I would have liked more is if it had ended without the “One Year Later” scene. The film is visually beautiful.

The Shallows stars Óscar Jaenada, and Brett Cullen. The film is in theaters June 24. — A.O.

FOX’ The Exorcist Is A Head Turner

Exorcist, Geena Davis, FOX, Alfonso Herrera, Adriana Fonseca, Kurt Egyiawan, Vannessa Vasquez, Hannah Kasulka, Geena, Angela Ortíz

T-b: Alfonso Herrera, Adriana Fonseca, Kurt Egyiawan, Vannessa Vasquez, Hannah Kasulka, Geena Davis and Angela Ortíz

We got a chance to screen an episode of the new FOX series, The Exorcist. And it was so much more than I expected.

At the little soiree after the screening I got to be part of a conversation with the iconic Geena Davis, who stars in the series along with Alfonso Herrera, who plays a pivotal role as Father Tomas Ortega.

Alfonso Herrera

Alfonso Herrera

Geena Davis

Geena Davis

Now check out the photos and listen in on the conversations.

FOX’ The Exorcist series premiere’s September 23. — A.O.

 

Photos: ©2016 Angela María Ortíz S.

Finding Dory Blows the Top Off at the Box-Office!

Dory, Finding Dory, Ellen DeGeneres, Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olson, ©2016 Angela María Ortíz S., Andrew Stanton, producer Lindsey Collins

Andrew Stanton, producer Lindsey Collins,
Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Eugene Levy,
Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell and Ed O’Neill
©2016 Angela María Ortíz S.

Yes! Disney•Pixar has another HIT! Finding Dory has broken US box office record. And of course, Dory is cute! Dory was always the cute one, and it was awesome to see her back after all these years.

They are some great laughs and sweetness in this film that I enjoyed. And for the new generation who are just getting to know her, they’ll be happy. I was happy to have it be the first theater movie my grandnephew got to attend.Dory, Finding Dory 2, Ellen DeGeneres

The only criticism I have is that it seemed a little long and a bit darker than Finding Nemo. Nemo had its darkness too but it was quick and at the beginning. And for those of us who’s kids watched Finding Nemo when it first came out, Nemo will always have a special place in our hearts.

Stanton & Collins

Stanton & Collins

The funny cast

The funny cast

Now we’ll share the audio with the director Andrew Stanton, producer Lindsey Collins and cast, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill, and Ellen DeGeneres.

The list of voice actors for this film is very impressive, with the likes of Diane Keaton, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bill Hader, and thanks Sigourney Weaver. — A.O.

Photos: ©2016 Angela María Ortíz S.

Al Coronel A New Face on TNT’s The Last Ship

Al Coronel

Al Coronel

Actor Al Coronel talks to Jesus Figueroa of Thisfunktional about joining the cast of The Last Ship for Season 3 as politician Manuel Castillo.

Coronel is no rookie when it comes to the limelight, as he can be seen in plenty of other shows including CBS’ Rush Hour, ABC’s Secrets and Lies, NBC’s Heist, and Telemundo’s Sin Verguenza.

He is also in the upcoming film The Darkness, starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell and has also just been casted in the new Wolverine film alongside Hugh Jackman.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, the bilingual actor currently resides in his hometown.

A military veteran himself, Coronel continues to support vets through the Veterans in Film and Television program, participating in many events for the members.

Al Coronel

Al Coronel

Coronel is very involved with Children’s Hospital LA as he is a co-host of their annual December blood drive.

TNT’s The Last Ship season 3 premieres with a special two-hour premiere on June 19.

Now listen in on Jesus and Al’s conversation.

Matthew McConaughey in Free State of Jones

free-state-of-jones-Free State Jones_rgbDirected by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

The film is in theaters June 24.

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