Transformers: The Last Knight is coming to theaters this coming June. Directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Isabella Moner, Stanley Tucci, and John Turturro.
The Blu-ray/DVD combo of Monster Trucks is available now. We got to talk to one of the stars, Tucker Albizzi (Sam) and special effects expert, Jim Schwalm. Check out the video interviews below. The plot: …
We attended an IMAX first look fan event of the next Transformers: The Last Night with director/producer Michael Bay in attendance. At the beginning of the intro video he said, he wanted his last Transformers …
All in all, I enjoyed the film. The music was great, it made me want to go back and watch the animated version again.
One of the things that bothered me was the time lapse close to the end; it felt rushed. But most won’t notice it and it will be a hit.
We thought we would share some images from our press day, a little performance treat we got with Josh Gad (LeFou), Alan Menken (songwriter) and Luke Evans (Gaston).
Present at our press day was Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Audra McDonald (Madame Garderobe), Gugu Mbatha Raw (Plumette), and director Bill Condon. — A.O.
Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.
If you enjoy bloody scenes, this horror film is for you. The Belko Experiment has enough funny and suspense to keep you watching. The guy behind it is no other than writer/producer, James Gunn, who told us about working with small independent film budgets compared to big blockbusters and what Guardian of the Galaxy 2 means to him.
They are many familiar faces in this movie, whose characters have to make some hard choices.
The plot: On what appears to be a normal day at Belko Industries, Belko employees are horrified when they find out that they’ve become guinea pigs in a company-wide experiment which will lead them to either kill their fellow employees or be murdered themselves.
We caught up with a few of cast; Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker, Adria Arjona who told us about the character she plays in the upcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising, John Gallagher Jr., and director Greg McLean. Now listen in on the fun conversations, just click on any of the audio buttons. The film also stars Tony Goldwyn, John C. McGinley, and Melanie Diaz.
The Belko Experiment in theaters March 17. — A.O.
The story: Gael (José Zuñiga), a Latin-American writer travels to Isla de Roatán, Honduras to finish his novel and finds love at first sight. Sofia and her father missed their cruise and are forced to stay in the wonderful island—three love stories told around this magical place.
Honduran writer/director Juan Carlos Fanconi brings an international cast together for his latest project, Un Lugar en el Caribe (A Place in the Caribbean). Starring José Zuñiga (Honduras), Gabriela de la Garza (México), Lali González (Paraguay), Rodrigo Guirao Díaz (Argentina), Daniel Zacapa (Honduras), Ana Clara Carranza (Costa Rica), Jamie Bernadette (USA), and Gastón Pauls (Argentina).
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate and Julie Andrews. Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda, and co-director Eric Guillon.
Despicable Me 3 will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.
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.
Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, and directed by Patty Jenkins.
Wonder Woman is in theaters June 2, 2017.
In Coco, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez), despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt).
Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University), Disney•Pixar’s Coco opens in U.S. theaters this fall.
Kong: Skull Island was a good action film, lots of explosions and creatures to watch. I enjoyed the music and the throw back to the 70s and monster movies.
For our press day, I told Samuel L. Jackson that I thought his character was scarier than some of the creatures in the film. Brie Larson told us about taking a lot of the behind the scene photographs with her own camera and how she got into photography. Listen in to hear their answers to me. Including the other actors who joined us; Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and screenwriter Max Borenstein.
All in all, I enjoyed Kong: Skull Island it was fun to watch and in theaters now.
I’ve known Al Coronel for many years and I’ve watched him work really hard on his craft. It is sure paying off.
This past year has seen him very busy with a recurring role on The Last Ship, guest roles on Jane the Virgin, NCIS: Los Angeles, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Secrets and Lies, and countless others.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Coronel has always been surrounded by the entertainment industry, but came to acting much later in life. Prior to his acting career, Coronel was a world-recognized dancer in the world of Salsa, traveling extensively to teach and perform at Salsa festivals and events around the globe.
He’s a military veteran, and he continues to support vets through the Veterans in Film and Television program, participating in many events for the members. He believes in giving back to the community and is very involved with Children’s Hospital LA; he is a co-host of their annual December blood drive.
In the video interview below, we finally got to catch up. Coronel is in the hit movie Logan, where he plays Federale Commander. Along with Logan, you can see him in USA Network’s Colony and CBS’ Training Day.
The Shack plays like the book it was based on. For a faith-based film, it doesn’t feel like your usual brimstone and fire story. The approach they took on this film would make an agnostic feel the positive message. I do feel that some bible thumping believers may not like some of the positivity shown in this film cause it doesn’t show a heaven or hell. On the down side, I think Sam Worthington was missed cast as Mack, he should have been the good buddy and Tim McGraw should have played the lead character.
With that said, here’s a bit of the plot: The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer).
We had the opportunity to talk with the story author William P. Young. It was a lively and passionate talk with him. He talked about music and his next two books that will be films soon.
Octavia Spencer told us she would not have done the movie if she didn’t believe in the message it conveyed. The Academy award winner talked about how diversity in front and behind the camera, starts with films that are green-lit.
Radha Mitchell is Nan Phillips, Mack’s wife. She told us why she loves to mix up different film genres to work on. The Shack to her was about forgiveness and she realized that her character had a deeper connection than her husband character played by Worthington.
I always enjoy doing roundtables and this one was a really good one. Now you can listen in on the conversations.
Also starring in the film are Avraham Aviv Alush, Sumire Matsubara, Alice Braga, Graham Greene, Megan Charpentier, and the young Amélie Eve. Directed by Stuart Hazeldine.
The Shack, in theaters March 3. — A.O.