A Fun Event with Marigold the Matador

Marigold the MatadorWe are excited to support Kenneth Castillo’s 7th feature, Marigold the Matador.

Check out his crowd-funding event and be a part of this film’s adventure.

Click on Seed&Spark to find out more.

Marigold the Matador

Fun Summer Events Coming to the Hollywood Bowl

Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel

There’s always something fun to attend at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. If you have never been there, here are a few reasons to attend: Mozart with Dudamel, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, the Buena Vista Social Club, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

If you find yourself in SoCal, Los Angeles area, check out the Hollywood Bowl website for more information here or click on the image for ticket info.

Bugs Bunny

Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

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The New Vacation: I want to See It Again!

Ed Helms and Christina Applegate

Ed Helms and Christina Applegate

Helms & Applegate

Applegate

Helms

Helms

I laughed ALL the way through the movie. It had just enough crazy for me and I found it to be a great follow-up to the Vacation franchise. I love the new Griswolds!

T-b: Skyler Gisondo and Steeler Stebbins

T-b: Skyler Gisondo
and Steeler Stebbins

Rusty Gristwold is all grown up now, with a family of his own. He’s played by Ed Helms; Christina Applegate his wife Debbie; and his sons are played by two wonderful young actors, Skyler Gisondo and Steeler Stebbins. The rest of the cast is filled out by Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Chevy Chase, and Beverly D’Angelo. It was written and directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein

Listen in on our conversations with the directors, the boys, Applegate and Helms. It’s fun and full of laughter!

Photos: ©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

Daley & Goldstein

Daley & Goldstein

Gisondo & Stebbins

Gisondo & Stebbins

Comedy, Horror and Pinball Machines In Theaters Now…

SmoshSmosh the Movie

L-r: Anthony Padilla, Angela Ortíz, Ian Hecox and Alex Winter

L-r: Anthony Padilla, Angela Ortíz, Ian Hecox and Alex Winter

Audio-Button-200Smosh’s Ian Hecox, Anthony Padilla, and director Alex Winter talked to us about their hit YouTube channels and converting one into a film. These guys have more than 20 million subscribers and have had over seven billion views over the three channels they run. Sit back and listen to them talk about being one of YouTube’s top ten channels, hints of how they did it and are still working at it.

THE VATICAN TAPESThe Vatican Tapes

L-r: Michael Peña, Olivia Taylor Dudley and Mark Neveldine  ©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

L-r: Michael Peña, Olivia Taylor Dudley and Mark Neveldine
©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.

We caught up with producer/director Mark Neveldine (Crank, Crank: Crank: High Voltage, Gamer) and got to talk to him about his new horror thriller, The Vatican Tapes. That follows the ultimate battle between good and evil-God versus Satan through the life of an ordinary 27-year-old woman named Angela Holmes.

Mark Neveldine

Mark Neveldine

We know Neveldine from his work with Brian Taylor on the Crank pictures and his wife, actress Alison Lohman (Drag Me to Hell, Big Fish, Gamer). He talks about finishing the Crank trilogy, what he would like to do if they get to do a sequel of Vatican Tapes and set advice from his wife.

Michael Peña Olivia Taylor Dudley

Michael Peña
Olivia Taylor Dudley

We also spoke to actors Michael Peña and Olivia Taylor Dudley about events on the making of the film and working with Neveldine.

Also starring Kathleen Robertson and Djimon Honsou.

Check out the conversations by clicking the audio box.

PixelsPixels

I found Pixels nostalgic for the music and the old pinball machines. There are a few good laughs but I found the film a bit long…

Directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage.

Spectre Official Trailer! in Theaters November 6

007 SPECTREJames Bond is BACK! And he infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

Directed By Sam Mendes and starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista and Andrew Scott.

Coming on Blu-ray/DVD Soon

home-blu-ray-dvd-HOME-3D_rgbTwo films that are part of my favorite list for the year, I think you’ll enjoy them.

A La Mala

A family film, Home will be available on Blu-ray/DVD on July 28. The Home party edition is packed with over an hour of hit music and fun dancing content. Great for the whole family to do their Boov Thing! Check out our previous post here.

The other film is a romantic comedy, A La Mala, will be available on DVD on August 4. We wrote about it here.

Laughter, Heartache and LOVESTRUCK

LovestruckWe rarely do pieces on live theater here at Se Fija!, and when we do, it’s because there was something special about the play. (And I admit it, I really enjoy live theater. A lot.)

I recently checked out Lovestruck, a comedy with a little drama and–most of all–a big heart, and it has that “something special.”

Lola Anthony

Lola Anthony

It stars two very talented actresses, Lola Anthony (Laura) and Ivet Corvea (Rachel), who are dealing with the ups and downs of being in a committed relationship. And if you are in one, or have been in one, you’ll find yourself laughing out loud at some of the topics that are touched on in the play.

Ivet Corvea

Ivet Corvea

Credit definitely goes to the two actresses for making you feel that you are right there, experiencing it with them.

The play was directed and produced by playwright Odalys Nanin, founder of Macha Theatre who cowrote the play with Marie Barientos. If you are in the Los Angeles/West Hollywood area, there are Only TWO performances left, July 31 and August 1 at 8P, at Macha Theatre.

For me, it was a nice way to spend a Friday evening. Lovestruck really is “a sexy romantic comedy, Cuban style.” I bet you’ll love it! —A.O.

A Behind-The-Scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw

SouthpawAcademy Award® nominated star Jake Gyllenhaal underwent some demanding training for his role as fighter Billy “The Great” Hope. He was joined on his training by director Antoine Fuqua. Check out the video below.

In theaters July 24.

The X-Files Series Teaser

To Fanfolk Far and Wide: Don’t Worry, You Can Enjoy Ant-Man

Top: Kevin Feige, Corey Stoll, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian and T.I.

Top: Kevin Feige, Corey Stoll, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian and T.I.

By Brad Munson

 

We were all so afraid that the Disney/Marvel creators had finally stepped in it. But you can relax: even the most stalwart fan of the many lives of Hank Pym and Scott Lang will like Ant-Man.

Even in the crazed, inconsistent world of contemporary superhero comics, Ant-Man has had a rough go of it. He was a scientist/engineer turned hero, like Tony Stark and Reed Richards and Ray Palmer over in the DCU. Then he was a mad scientist who created Ultron, the greatest threat to the world (don’t worry, that was retconned out of existence long ago). Then he was a Giant-Man, then he was Yellowjacket (a sad case of comic-book split personalities), then a drunken washout, then a wife-beater over in the Ultimate Universe. Then Scott Lang came along and tried, over and over, to reboot the franchise with little success, and he fell into the slightly jokey and pathetic place that Hawkeye has known far too well.

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Ant-Man PosterClearly the folks behind Ant-Man know this all too well…and they don’t care. They’ve crafted an all-new, slightly different Ant-Man & Company that exhibits great affection for his many (often awful) incarnations; a film that, yes, is a little more humorous, a little more goofy than the other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies like Avengers, Captain America and the rest (and in themselves separate from the upcoming trainwreck of the X-Men/Fantastic Four fiascoes [fiasci]?), but fun and smart and legitimately action-packed. It fits surprisingly well into the MCU and makes even the most jaded fan look forward to the (equally risky) Captain America: Civil War.

Check out the conversation from the press conference, just click on the audio box.

So relax, fanpeople! Have fun!

Photos: Angela María Ortíz S.

A Conversation Behind the Making of Independence Day: Resurgence

independence day resurgenceTwenty years later, we have Independence Day: Resurgence scheduled to open June 24, 2016. it has some familiar faces and of course some new ones. Check out the video below with director Roland Emmerich and some of the cast, Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Maika Monroe, Angelababy, Sela Ward and Jessie Usher. The panel is moderated by Jake Roper, of YouTube channel VSauce3.

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