Legends Never Die and Shakespeare Lives

All Eyez On Me, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, biopic, Tupac Shakur, amosartphotos, SeFijaOnline, Demetrius Shipp Jr., LT Hutton, Benny Boom

T-b: Angela Ortíz, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham and Annie Ilonzeh

All Eyez on Me first half suffers from trying to get a lot of the back-story in at the beginning so it felt choppy in the editing. The second half was much better—you could follow the story much easier—we all know biopics are tricky to make.

All Eyez On Me, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, biopic, Tupac Shakur, amosartphotos, SeFijaOnline, Demetrius Shipp Jr., LT Hutton, Benny Boom

Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur

Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. does a good job for his first acting gig and it doesn’t hurt that he has a canning resemblance to the legend of Tupac, body and all.

The other standouts for me are, Danai Gurira (Afeni Shakur), Cory Hardrict (Nigel), Dominic L. Santana (Suge Knight), and of course, there’s the music.

All Eyez On Me, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, biopic, Tupac Shakur, amosartphotos, SeFijaOnline, Demetrius Shipp Jr., LT Hutton, Benny Boom

T-b: Angela Ortíz, producer LT Hutton
and director Benny Boom

Synopsis: All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.All Eyez On Me, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, biopic, Tupac Shakur, amosartphotos, SeFijaOnline, Demetrius Shipp Jr., LT Hutton, Benny Boom

We got to catch up with some of the cast, Cory Hardrict, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Demetrius Shipp Jr., producer LT Hutton, and director Benny Boom. We learned that it was a long process to finishing the film and how much passion producer LT Hutton has for this project and meant to do it the way he envision it. And to me it felt like a Shakespeare story. Now you can listen in on the conversations. Just click on the audio buttons.

Cory Hardrict

Cory Hardrict

Kat Graham

Kat Graham

Annie Ilonzeh

Annie Ilonzeh

Demetrius Shipp Jr.

Demetrius Shipp Jr.

Hutton & Boom

Hutton & Boom

All Eyez on Me is in theaters June 16. — A.O.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

47 Meters Down is a Fast Paced Thrill Ride

47 Meters Down, Mandy Moore, This is Us, Claire Holt, The OriginalsBy Scott Menzel

47 Meters Down was a total fun and unexpected summer surprise. This shark suspense thriller stars Mandy Moore (This is Us) and Claire Holt (The Originals) as two sisters that take a trip to Mexico to get away for the weekend. The girls decide it will be fun to go cage diving for sharks with two locals but their fun little getaway quickly turns deadly when the cage support cable breaks and leaves them stranded 47 meters below sea level.

Shark movies seem to really hit big with audiences so its great to see a film like 47 Meters Down that completely embraces people’s fears of sharks as well as claustrophobia. The film doesn’t take long before it becomes incredibly suspenseful and it left me gasping for air. Mandy Moore normally doesn’t star in Horror films so it was refreshing to see her take on a role that she has never done before. She shares the screen with Claire Holt, who is very good as well. They both have a nice sister dynamic and I felt the fear that each of them were feeling while stuck in a cage on the bottom of the ocean.

47 Meters Down, Mandy Moore, This is Us, Claire Holt, The Originals

47 Meters Down, Claire Holt and Mandy Moore

We got to sit down with Claire Holt and Mandy Moore to discuss the film as they talked about shooting the film and spending so much of their time underwater. Holt stated, “We shot for eight weeks at eight hours a day. We had a week above water, in the Dominican Republic, but the majority of this film, about 90 to 95% of it is underwater, and we did do all that.”

Moore responded with “I don’t think either of us knew how physically taxing it was going to be, just all that time underwater, even just the littlest movements or the seemingly simple days. We would get out at lunchtime, and I’m not usually a napper, and I couldn’t keep my eyes open, I was so exhausted. You just expend so much energy, and there was so much screaming and hyperventilating, and fast movement. It was exhausting physically and emotionally.”

47 Meters Down is a fast paced thrill ride. It will have you on the edge of your seat and will leave you stunned. I was shocked by the film’s ending and what ultimately happens. This is a smaller film but one that has a lot of bite.

The film also stars Matthew Modine, Yani Gellman, and Santiago Segura. 47 Meters Down is in theaters June 16.

Wonder Woman in 4DX

Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Patty Jenkins.By Gabriel Rodriguez (@GeeRodreezy)

When you think of a 4DX movie, you probably imagine endless movement and distractions that would take away from a movie experience. But this is definitely not the case with Wonder Woman. There are truly two sides to a 4DX experience, the intense movement and vibration, and then there are the subtle movements with effects that compliment the film.

This is not to say that the latter is better but it is a different experience overall. Though this movie has a lot of fighting and swift movements, the chairs in the theater replicate the movement just as smoothly, no bumpy rides or uncomfortable jabs in the back. There are smells inserted throughout the theater of a burning campfire or explosives that add an element that immerses the viewer into Wonder Woman’s universe.4DX Cinepolis Theater, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

One moment that stood out was when Wonder Woman dives into the ocean and the chairs actually splash the viewer as soon as she hits the water; it was unexpectedly amusing and didn’t take away from this pivotal moment in the film at all.

The 4DX was executed to perfection for this movie and I hope to see future films follow this example. For anyone interested in seeing a 4DX movie but is weary of how they’ll take it, I recommend seeing a movie such as Wonder Woman that really puts you inside the movie instead of those extremely action heavy movies that will have you feeling like you are on a two hour ride.

Wonder Woman is in theaters and we watched it at a 4DX Cinepolis Theater.

The Classic Bambi at 75!

Bambi Blu-rayCelebrate the 75th Anniversary with the Signature Collection Release of Disney’s Beloved Animated Classic, Bambi. As of June 6 you can watch it on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand.

They are many fun bonus material for your enjoyment on the disc, especially a heartfelt feature on the incredible artist, Tyrus Wong, who inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette.

Bambi was released in 1942 during World War II and took over five years to make due to its exquisite hand-drawn artwork and attention to detail. Beloved by generations, Bambi holds the No. 3 spot on the American Film Institute’s “10 Top 10,” honoring the 10 greatest animated films of all time. The timeless tale features an adorable young deer named Bambi who explores the wonders and challenges of the woods with his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl–and ultimately fulfills his destiny as prince of the forest.

Angela Ortíz, Walt Disney, old Animation Studio Angela Ortíz, Walt Disney, old Animation Studio As part of the release celebration we got to tour part of the old Animation Studio where Walt Disney’s offices are. We got to meet Paul Felix, Bambi Walt Disney Signature Collection Disneygraph artist. You can listen to our audio with him. We also spoke to Peter Behn and Donnie Dunagan the young voices of Thumper and Bambi. You can listen to the audio and check out the video below.

Angela Ortíz got to stand in front of Walt Disney’s desk in his formal office during a tour of the old Animation Studio celebrating Bambi’s 75th anniversary.

Paul Felix

Paul Felix

Peter Behn, Donnie Dunagan

Peter & Donnie

In the front office, the secretary desk and many awards and a few more things in Walt Disney’s working office in the old Animation Studio with a cool kitchen attached. We love the history in

these rooms. — A.O.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

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Today’s Fast and Quick Giveaway, Power Rangers!

Saban’s Power Rangers

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We have FIVE copies of Saban’s Power Rangers for five lucky winners. If you are a fan of the series, you’ll enjoy the movie. Would you like to win a copy of Power Rangers? Then just click here to send us an email with your name and address. And that’s all!

We’ll draw the winner at 9A (PT), Tuesday, June 13! Get GOING!

Saban’s Power Rangers (2017) arrives on Digital HD June 13, on 4K UltraHD, Blu-ray, and DVD June 27!

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Steve Gaub and the VXF on Beauty and the Beast

Steve Gaub is a producer and production manager, known for Oblivion (2013), TRON: Legacy (2010) and Terminator Salvation (2009). Now include the live-action film, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The live-action film has surpassed the animation version in both domestic and worldwide earnings. Which of course has Disney looking towards the future for other films in the live-action realm.

We got to talk to visual effect producer Gaub about his work on this version of Beauty and the Beast. I asked him about what kind of challenges he encountered bringing this classic to live, “it was a little daunting, but they really wanted to stick to this feeling like a normal movie—live action movie with no animation characters—didn’t want it to come across as cartoon characters.” he said.

Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (the Beast), Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Bill Condon

Steve Gaub

You can listen to the audio (a little scrachy) but he had a lot to say and I think it was informative.

Beauty and the Beast, is a retelling of Disney’s 1991 classic animated film that stars Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (the Beast), Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, and directed by Bill Condon. It is available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

Thanks DC for Our First Female Super Hero, Wonder Woman !

Wonder Woman

I was in complete amazement while watching the Wonder Woman movie. I became a young kid lost in the story and the visuals. The story was enjoyable, the human story worked perfectly. Loved the humor and the special effects worked for me—and all the main actors were fun to watch.

Wonder Woman, Danny Huston (Ludendorff), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), director Patty Jenkins, Robin Wright (General Antiope)

Wonder Woman press day

At the press day we got to listen to Danny Huston (Ludendorff), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), director Patty Jenkins, and the badass, Robin Wright (General Antiope) talk about working on the film (audio below). Watch Gal Gadot talks about working on and training for Wonder Woman (in the video, she’s standing because of a back injury).

Angela Ortíz, Wonder Woman, Danny Huston (Ludendorff), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), director Patty Jenkins, Robin Wright (General Antiope)

Danny Huston, Angela Ortíz and some Wonder Woman goodies

The story: Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Wonder Woman, Danny Huston (Ludendorff), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), director Patty Jenkins, Robin Wright (General Antiope)

Wonder Woman Cast

I can’t wait to see it again and I am looking forward to more films. Cause I am ready for it. — A.O.

Wonder Woman in theaters June 2, in REAL D, 3D and IMAX!

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