We love Rosario Dawson in just about everything she does and we even thought Katherine Heigl did pretty well as a psycho in this psychological thriller. I’ve seen many of these films before: Fatal Attraction, Mommy …
We are proud to continue our relationship as an outreach partner for the 18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Chilean Spotlight event. This year’s spotlight is Family Life (Vida de Familia), a major Chilean film, followed …
The story: Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) …
xXx: Return of Xander Cage, the third chapter of the blockbuster franchise, that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box.
In this chapter he recruits an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.
I thought the second half of the film was much better than the beginning.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage will do fine with its fan base and they can listen in on the press conference here, which was quite funny. And we, the press, got an acapella serenade by Nicky Jam.
Directed by D. J. Caruso and also starring Deepika Padukone, Toni Collette, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Tony Jaa, Kris Wu, Michael Bisping, Rory McCann, Nicky Jam, Neymar Jr., and Samuel L. Jackson.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage is in theaters now.
Director Baran Bo Odar Sleepless has nearly as much crazy action as the French version, Sleepless Night.
The fight scenes between stars, Jaime Foxx and Michelle Monaghan are crazy—they felt like they were out to hurt each other. The stars told us about how they did the scenes and all about the bumps and bruises they got.
For me, it is hard to watch films based on other versions that are made so well already. This version has its own take on the storyline and definitely aimed to the U.S. market.
Knowing that this was director Odar first U.S. film, he did a good job with what he had to work with. He talked to us about the making of the film and future plans. The film also stars Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Scoot McNairy, Gabrielle Union, and Octavius J. Johnson. Sleepless opens January 13. — A.O.
At the time of James Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript for I Am Not Your Negro. Now, in his new documentary, filmmaker Raoul Peck (Lumumba, Sometimes in April) envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of Black Lives Matter.
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 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, Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, and directed by Ken Marino, and it hits theaters on April 28.
From the producer of Oculus and The Strangers comes The Bye Bye Man, a chilling horror-thriller that exposes the evil behind the most unspeakable acts committed by man.
The plot: When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t think it, don’t say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control. Is there a way to survive his possession?
Starring Carrie-Anne Moss (I have her Trinity action-figure from The Matrix), Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Doug Jones, Faye Dunaway, Cressida Bonas, Michael Trucco, Marisa Echeverria, and directed by Stacy Title.
No words needed…Annabelle 2 in theaters May 19.
In celebration of the release of Monster Trucks on January 13, we thought we would do a fun “Monster” post. We know it could be a longer piece—but here is just a quick fun one with a few of our favorites.
Directed by Chris Wedge with Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon, and Holt McCallany.
Monster Trucks in theaters January 13.
Special effects supervisor Burt Dalton sat down with Se Fija’s publisher, Angela Ortíz to talk about the special effects in last summer’s action packed Deepwater Horizon.
The biopic film based on the 2010 disaster that took the life of several crew members when the offshore drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball.
Deepwater Horizon Blu-ray DVD combo will be available on January 10. Directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, and Kate Hudson.