The Emoji Movie is Meh

The Emoji Movie with the beautiful Liu familia Angela Ortíz

The Emoji Movie was probably a great idea on paper—cause even the bright colors to attract kids didn’t work with the audience I was with. My crew was made up of five people, ages 10 to 61 and we all agreed that what was funny wasn’t funny just ironic. We did think that the funniest line in the whole movie was when Poop (Patrick Stewart) chanted, “We are number 2!”

Synopsis: The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression–except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.

Yes, we were hoping for more but instead we got a long phone info-commercial—We are sorry.

We did get some fun pictures and video to share.

Other voice talents include, Steven Wright, Christina Aguilera, Sofía Vergara, Jake T. Austin, Maya Rudolph, and Jennifer Coolidge. The movie is in theaters July 28.

The Star Movie Teaser Trailer

This holiday season, you’re invited to discover the story of the first Christmas…from an entirely new perspective.

Deborah (Oprah Winfrey) with Mouse (Kristin Chenoweth)

Synopsis: In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told-the first Christmas.

Directed by Timothy Reckart, screenplay by Carlos Kotkin and starring the voice talent of Steven Yeun (Bo the donkey), Gina Rodriguez (Mary), Zachary Levi (Joseph), Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove), Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse), Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat), Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep), Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog), Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the dog), Patricia Heaton (Edith the cow), Kristin Chenoweth (Abby the Mouse), Christopher Plummer (King Herod), Tracy Morgan (Felix), Tyler Perry (Cyrus), and Oprah Winfrey (Deborah).

The Star, in theaters November 10.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power

Al Gore in Paris, France for “24 Hours of Climate Reality” in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power from PARAMOUNT PICTURES and PARTICIPANT MEDIA.

Synopsis: A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes–in moments both private and public, funny and poignant—as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Directors Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen with Al Gore. In theaters July 28.


Gina Torres Beyond Suits

Angela Ortíz, Gina Torres, Suits, The Catch, ABC, USA Network, Se Fija Online

Angela Ortíz and Gina Torres

UPDATE: The Catch was cancelled. But Gina continues to be busy on different projects and we just watched her on an episode of TNT’s Claws.

Angela Ortíz and Gina Torres

Ortíz & Torres

It was good to catch up with Gina Torres at the ABC/Disney 2017 Winter TCA. We talked about her role in the hit USA series Suits and joining the second season of ABC’s The Catch as Justine Diaz. Now listen in our conversation and you can check out a couple of our previous post on Ms Torres here and here.

Angela Ortíz, Gina Torres, Suits, The Catch, ABC, USA Network, Se Fija Online

John Simm and Gina Torres, The Catch

Fast and Quick Giveaway, How to Be a Latin Lover!

How to Be a Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch, Kristen Bell

*Contest Closed. Thank you for participating, stay tuned for our next GIVEAWAY!

We have FIVE copies of How to Be a Latin Lover  for five lucky winners. If you are a fan of Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek and Raquel Welch, here’s a funny comedy for your collection. Would you like to win a copy of How to Be a Latin Lover? Then just click here to send us an email with your name and address. And that’s all!

We’ll draw the winner at 12P (PT), Monday, July 31! Get GOING!

How to Be a Latin Lover is on Digital HD on August 1, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on August 15, from Lionsgate.

*Blu-ray or DVD based on availability.

Generations Coming to Comic Shops this August!

New Marvel comics coming this August, Generations. In a flash, the Marvel heroes are offered a gift: to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who came before them!

These heroic journeys all launch from the same point: the Vanishing Point! This epic 10-issue series brings together iconic and present-day heroes such as Laura Kinney and Logan, Amadeus Cho and Bruce Banner, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, and many more of your favorite characters. 

Dunkirk in Theaters Now


Mark Rylance, Christopher Nolan

L-r: Actor Mark Rylance and director Christopher Nolan

This is not the first film about the battle of Dunkirk—it is the most impressive looking film made about it. More than 90% of the film was shot with an IMAX camera and minimum dialogue that just draws you into the emotion of the film. At times I felt like I was walking on the beach with the soldiers. It’s a feeling when watching films in an IMAX theater.

Dunkirk, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Christopher Nolan, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Emma Thomas

L-r: Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Christopher Nolan, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles
and Emma Thomas

1958 film, Dunkirk

Behind the story: In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.



Now listen to director Christopher Nolan with actors Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, and producer Emma Thomas talk about making the film.

Dunkirk in theaters July 21. Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.


Kingsman: The Golden Circle Opens September 22!

Kingsman: The Golden CircleWhen we watched Kingsman: The Secret Service, which was a fun kickass film, I said, I would watch these characters again if they planned on doing a franchise. Now I am excited to see the new installment, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

The back story: Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman-an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Sir Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges

Director Matthew Vaughn co-wrote the film with Jane Goldman, based upon the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Sir Elton John, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges.

In Theaters September 22 and we can’t wait.


The Shape of Water Official Trailer

THE SHAPE OF WATERThe plot: From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape of Water-an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.

Film opens nationally December 22.

Marvel’s Inhumans Official Trailer

Meet Marvel’s Inhumans early in IMAX theaters September 1, and experience the full series starting September 29 on ABC.

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