Juanes and Disney’s McFarland, USA

Juanes

Juanes

We are happy to be sharing the music video of the original new song “Juntos (Together)” written and performed by Colombian rock superstar Juanes specifically for Disney’s McFarland, USA. The song will be the end title track of the film.

The film stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis, Diana Maria Riva and directed by Niki Caro.

Watch the music video and the movie trailer below. McFarland, USA comes to theaters February 20, 2015.

Al Madrigal Special: Half Like Me Funny Stuff

Half Like MeIf you are a fan of Al Madrigal like I am, you’ll enjoy his new docu-comedy where you get to meet Alessandro Liborio Madrigal who is trying to up his Latinoism but does he have to?

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The Al Madrigal Special: Half Like Me is showing on the Fusion Cable Network now (check cable listings) and by January 30 it will be on Hulu. You can also watch an interesting discussion about being perceived has not being Latino enough here on the fusion.net.

Two for the Family in Theaters Now

SPARE PARTS

L-r: David Del Rio, George Lopez, Oscar Javier Gutierrez II and Carlos PenaVega

L-r: David Del Rio, George Lopez, Oscar Javier Gutierrez II and Carlos PenaVega

In Spare Parts, four Latino students from a very impoverished neighborhood form a robotics club at their high school. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With the help of their high school’s newest teacher (George Lopez) and with $800 and parts scavenged from all over the place, they build a robot and compete against reigning champion MIT.

The film is much more than that, because along the way, the students not only learn how to build a robot they learn how to forge bonds that will last a lifetime.

A very inspirational film starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega, José Julián, Alexa PenaVega, Marisa Tomei, Esai Morales, David Del Rio, J.R. Villarreal, Romi Dias, Oscar Javier Gutierrez II, Alessandra Rosaldo, and Gerardo Ortiz. Directed by Sean McNamara.

Paddingtonpaddington-bearPaddington the film is based on “Paddington Bear” by Michael Bond. After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in the Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed “Paddington” for the London train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary Brown. Paddington’s amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, but someone else has her eye on him, Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington.

Kevin Hart + Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting + Josh Gad Make The Wedding Ringer Something Special

Kevin Hart, Angela Ortiz and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Kevin Hart, Angela Ortiz
and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

THE WEDDING RINGERThe Wedding Ringer is a new romantic comedy starring super-popular comedian Kevin Hart, Josh Gad of Frozen and Broadway’s Book of Mormon, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting of The Big Bang Theory–the story of a socially awkward guy who employs a “best man for hire” just a couple of weeks before his wedding, and the hilarity that ensues.

We had a chance to sit down with the stars and creators of The Wedding Ringer for a frankly hilarious press conference, and we wanted to share some of the highlights with you…like Kevin Hart’s boisterous arrival:

Both Kevin and Kaley obviously loved the work, and they’re not afraid to say so, and Kevin has some interesting things to say about just how long it took to get this movie off the ground:

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Victor Rasuk and Christina Milian KTLA Morning News Interviews

Victor Rasuk Stalker

Victor Rasuk Stalker

milian-turned-upVictor Rasuk talks to KTLA Morning NewsSam Rubin about his upcoming film Fifty Shades of Grey and his CBS show Stalker (Wednesdays 10P). And Sam also spoke to Christina Milian about her upcoming reality show premiere Christina Milian Turned Up (Sunday 10P on E). You can watch both video interviews below.

A First for Gina Rodriguez and a First for the CW!

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez Jane the Virgin

Birdman150We congratulate 2015 Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez on her win for best performance by an actress in a television series–comedy or musical in the CW’s Jane the Virgin. It’s also the first Golden Globe for a CW show.

And director Alejandro González Iñárritu won for Best Screenplay Motion Picture for Birdman.

Now check out Gina’s acceptance speech and our first interview with her back in 2012.


A Look at the First Trailer of Disney’s Ant-Man

ant-man-comic-con-612x380-103475-marvel-teases-with-ant-sized-trailer-for-ant-manAnt-Man (July 17)
Directed by Peyton Reed. Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale, John Slattery, Judy Greer, Jordi Molla, David Dastmalchian, and T.I.

New Trailers of Upcoming Films

FOCUS_Poster150Focus (February 27, 2015)
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro and Gerald McRaney.

A La Mala150A La Mala (February 27, 2015)
Starring Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann​​, Luis Arrieta​​, and Aurora Papile.

310254id1_InTheHeartOfTheSea_27x40_1Sheet.inddIn The Heart Of The Sea (March 13, 2015)
Directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Jordi Mollà, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson.

ENTOURAGE300Entourage (June 5, 2015)
Directed by Doug Ellin and starring Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Billy Bob Thornton, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rhys Coiro, Alan Dale, Rex Lee, Debi Mazar, Scott Mescudi, Haley Joel Osment, Emily Ratajkowski, Perrey Reeves, Ronda Rousey, Constance Zimmer, and Nora Dunn.

Latin Music Greats We Lost in 2014

Cheo FelicianoHere’s a post from Billboard.com I liked, because it was such an eclectic group of talent to look back at. It includes one of my favorite guitarists, Paco de Lucia, two salseros/balladeers Cheo Feliciano, Juan Formell, Rocker Gustavo Cerati and more talent that we will miss.

You can check out the Billboard post by Leila Cobo and Judy Cantor-Navas here.

New Movies Opening on Christmas Day!

Into_the_Woods_27The_Gambler_1Selma_4Here are a few of them: music in the woods, a reckless gambler, two war heroes, a non-violence believer, a fake artist and a controversial silliness.

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