The Guardians Are Back with Vol 2!

Kevin Feige, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Rooker, Chris Pratt, KurtRussell, James Gunn, GotGVol2

L-r: Kevin Feige, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Rooker, Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell and James Gunn

Kevin Feige, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Zoë Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Sylvester Stallone, Sean Gunn

L-r: Kevin Feige, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Zoë Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Sylvester Stallone and Sean Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is just fun to get lost in. I liked the storyline for the most part and enjoyed the back and forth between the characters.

I noticed there’s more music in this movie and it’s music that I enjoy and that was fine with me.

The one weakness in the film for me was Sylvester Stallone’s performance; I couldn’t understand him at times.

Now check out a few videos from the press conference below, watch the trailer and listen to director James Gunn talk about watching the film as a 4DX experience.

They saved the galaxy once. Now they are trying for a second time: Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoë Saldaña), Drax (Dave Bautista), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel-voice), Rocket (Bradley Cooper-voice), Yondu (Michael Rooker), and Nebula (Karen Gillen).

Now that they have the father issue behind them, we can move on to Guardians 3. Meanwhile, 2 is in theaters May 5, in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.

All in all, GUARDIANS Rules!

The Dark Tower Official Trailer

The Dark Tower coming August 4. Based on Stephen King’s book, The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba (last Gunslinger), Matthew McConaughey (Man in Black), Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley.

Cinco de Mayo, Good Food and Movies

GOYA products approached us again for a fun cooking post for Cinco de Mayo. And I said of course we’ll do it!

I’ve said before, I’m not a trained cook, but my love for cooking is strong. And fixing a dish for Cinco de Mayo would be fun.GOYA Logo

Cinco de Mayo means many different things to many people. Here in the U.S.A. it’s about parties and drinking—and I don’t have a problem with that, except that I like to think more about the reason behind the day. To me, it’s a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). It is not a huge holiday in Mexico, but over the years it has become a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage in the U.S.A.

Adding some mole flavors to the carne–ground turkey and pork with seasonings.

Now with the history of Cinco de Mayo behind us, I’ve chosen a dish that has flavors of a mole that’s fun to share with family and friends. To do a real mole, it takes time to prep and cook slowly. My quick version from start to serving takes roughly three hours. As most cooks know, the prep portion sometimes take more time than the actual cooking.

In this dish I used ground turkey and pork with Goya’s seasonings (garlic, comino, oregano), salt and pepper. I melted down some chocolate with 75% and 90% cacao with chili flakes and cayenne pepper, while Goya’s chile ancho soaked in some hot water.

In a sauté pan I had some leeks going and in the blender there were whole roasted tomatoes waiting for the chile anchos to join them with a little lime juice and añejo tequila.

The final dishes

The chopped almonds, sesame seeds and leeks are mixed into meat (see photos). At the end, I ended up with two tasty dishes: carne over leftover mac and cheese, and two tostadas with Goya’s refried black beans, plain yogurt (or sour cream), and meat. Both were garnished with Jicama, limejuice, queso fresco,and a little paprika. For dessert, pumpkin ice cream.

I also thought it would be fun to suggest a few films to enjoy for the day or evening.

Here’s the list:

As a sentimental favorite, it would be nice to watch the original 1931 Spanish-language version of Drácula, starring Mexican actress Lupita Tovar–the same Lupita Tovar who starred in Santa, Mexico’s first talkie, eighty-five years ago. She was actress Susan Kohner’s mother and grandmother to filmmakers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. Tovar passed on November 12, 2016 at the age of 106. — A.O.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

2017 Fiesta Broadway in Pictures

Bumblebee, ransformers: The Last Knight

Bumblebee figure from Transformers: The Last Knight

Fiesta Broadway takes place annually in downtown Los Angeles and for the past few year’s upcoming films have been promoted at the festivities. Here are a few fun images from the April 30 event.

Our publisher, Angela Ortíz had fun walking around and checking out all the special games and events promoting some of the films, like: Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23), King Arthur (May 12), Spiderman: Homecoming (July 7), The Emoji Movie (July 28), Baywatch (May 25), Wonder Woman (June 2), and Noche de Chicas (June). Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

©2017 Allied Contigo

©2017 Allied Contigo

©2017 Allied Contigo

Some goodies from Transformers: The Last Knight, Wonder Woman, Jumanji, Emoji Movie, Baywatch, King Arthur, and Noche de Chicas, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime truck, Transformers: The Last Knight, Fiesta Broadway

Bumblebee, Optimus Prime truck, Transformers: The Last Knight, Fiesta Broadway

Se Fija Online at Fiesta Broadway with the movies

Bumblebee, Optimus Prime truck, Transformers: The Last Knight, Fiesta Broadway

Selfies and people watching Fiesta Broadway

Bumblebee, Optimus Prime truck, Transformers: The Last Knight, Fiesta Broadway

Se Fija! hanging with some of Allied Contigo crew and our friends @nukethefridge promoting Bumblebee, Optimus Prime from this summer’s Transformers: The Last Night

Bumblebee, Optimus Prime truck, Transformers: The Last Knight, Fiesta Broadway

Bumblebee and Optimus Prime truck from Transformers: The Last Knight

Rings Psychological Horror Blu-ray Release

Rings, director F. Javier Gutíerrez, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Angela Ortíz, Alex Roe

L-r: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Angela Ortíz and Alex Roe

Rings, director F. Javier Gutíerrez, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Angela Ortíz, Alex Roe, @joseangel818, @thisfunktional, @dandel17, @cheesyg, @desdehollywood

Rings Samara got into Se Fija!’s Angela Ortiz who put the fear into @joseangel818 @thisfunktional @dandel17 @cheesyg and @desdehollywood

Se Fija! publisher Angela Ortíz interviewed Rings director F. Javier Gutiérrez and its two leading stars, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz and Alex Roe on the release of the horror franchise’s third installment in Bluray/DVD combo on May 2. The Digital HD is available now. Now watch the interviews below.

Fast and Quick Giveaway, Fifty Shades Darker!

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

We have three copies of the second installment of the Fifty Shades franchise for three lucky winners. Would you like to win a copy of Fifty Shades Darker? Then just click here to send us an email with your name and address. And that’s all!

We’ll draw the winner at 10A (PT), Wednesday, May 3!

Fifty Shades Darker Digital HD available now, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand, on May 9. Bring home the exclusive unrated extended edition featuring an all-new sneak peek of Fifty Shades Freed.

*Blu-ray or DVD based on availability.

Disney•Pixar Cars 3 Coming June 16!

Eugenio Derbez’ How To Be A Latin Lover

©2017 Angela María Ortíz S., How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose JoseEugenio Derbez is back with a new comedy in which he wares two hats, producer and star. They are some funny stuff in this film—Derbez is Derbez and it’s all about family.

How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose Jose, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Raphael Alejandro

Some great talent, like the young Raphael Alejandro, who is a scene-stealer, joins him, along with icon Raquel Welch.

I enjoyed talking to the young actor, Alejandro who is quite a charmer and he told us, “I am the junior Latin lover, come see my movie.”

How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose Jose, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Rob Lowe

While we were talking about actors creating their own projects for online and cable, Rob Lowe told us “everybody does everything today and that’s really cool.”

How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose Jose, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Raquel Welch

Welch was a delight to listen to and a funny lady also. When asked about her role in the film, she said, she took it cause no one would believe that she would. Once she did her research on Eugenio Derbez and met him, she was on board.

Welch also told us about a comedy series (Date My Dad) she just worked on up in Vancouver, Canada. Where she gets to play a sexy Latina grandmother named, Rosa. Listen in to hear what she says when she’s not on the set.

How To Be A Latin Lover, Eugenio Derbez, Raphael Alejandro, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek, Jose Jose, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Eugenio Derbez and Salma Hayek

I asked Derbez and Salma Hayek about the film soundtrack and their version of Jose Jose’s “El triste,” and I really liked their answers. 

Derbez & Hayek

Derbez & Hayek

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Raphael Alejandro

Raphael Alejandro

The plot follows; Maximo (Derbez) who has a dream to be rich without ever having to work a day in his life. Having made a career of seducing rich older women, he marries a wealthy woman more than twice his age. 25 years later, spoiled and bored from waking up next to his now 80-year-old wife—he gets the surprise of his life when she ends up dumping him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion and desperate for a place to stay, he must move in with his estranged sister, Sara, (Salma Hayek) and her nerdy but adorable son, Hugo (Raphael Alejandro) in their small apartment. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses his nephew’s crush on a classmate to get to his new target—her grandmother, Celeste, a widowed billionaire.

You know with Eugenio involved, it’s going to be pretty funny. It also stars, Kristen Bell and directed by Ken Marino, and it hits theaters on April 28. — A.O.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

La La Land Day in Pictures

La La Land Day, La La Land, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Damien Chazelle, BANDALOOP, Jordan Horowitz, Justin Hurwitz, Sandy Wasco, David Wasco, Linus Sandgren, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed April 25 La La Land Day in Los Angeles and honored writer/director Damien Chazelle for his magical portrayal of the city and its iconic locations.

La La Land Day, La La Land, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Damien Chazelle, BANDALOOP, Jordan Horowitz, Justin Hurwitz, Sandy Wasco, David Wasco, Linus Sandgren, ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

To mark the occasion, BANDALOOP aerial dancers performed a medley of dances inspired by the film high up on the façade of City Hall and the mayor performed with the Jazz band from the movie.

Mayor Garcetti was joined by director/writer Damien Chazelle, producer Jordan Horowitz, composer Justin Hurwitz, production designers Sandy Wasco and David Wasco, and cinematographer Linus Sandgren.

Now enjoy some of the images and video clips of the day and composer Hurwitz tells us, how he keeps working on being a better composer all the time.

La La Land is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD. — A.O.

Fast and Quick Giveaway, Rings !

Ring, Rings, First you watch it, Then you die

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

We have two copies of the new chapter in the Ring horror franchise, Rings for two lucky winners. Would you like to win? Then just click here to send us an email with your name and address. And that’s all!

We’ll draw the winner at 10A (PT), Wednesday, APRIL 26!

Rings Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand available on May 2.

First you watch it. Then you die.

*Blu-ray or DVD based on availability.

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