Jarritos – The Journey: Our Journey! #BetterTogether #sp

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Jarritos. All opinions are my own. If you know me, then you know how excited the following ad called The Journey by Jarritos must have made me when it first came out a few days ago. I don’t honestly remember when […]

Conversation with Ryan Velasquez, (Writer/Director, ‘Drowning’)

The journey to filmmaking for Ryan Velasquez was somewhat unconventional. The San Francisco Bay Area native first discovered his interest in film when he was in high school, but it wasn’t until he entered business school as and adult that he truly uncovered his desire to tell stories through this medium. In […]

First Look: The Gloria Trevi Story

First Look: The Gloria Trevi Story

Well, according to media reports Mexican super star Gloria Trevi is not very happy with the forthcoming biopic film about her life. If you’ll recall, Trevi, once considered the Mexican Madonna, spent several years of her life in Brazilian prisons after accusations against her and her manager, Sergio Andrade, claimed the […]

Dora The Explorer: The Live Action Film?

This is not necessarily new, but it is kind of funny…  I guess.  Digo, how many spoofs on the Nickelodeon character Dora The Explorer are not already out there?!  The worst one, according to me, is the one that incorporates Consuela from Family Guy to poke fun at the eight […]

‘Filly Brown’ to Open New York International Latino Film Fest

Yes, the same film starring Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jenni Rivera, Chingo Bling, Baby Bash and newcomer Gina Rodriguez, is set to open the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) on August 14th.  Filly Brown tells the story of Maria Jose “Majo” Tonorio (Rodriguez), an aspiring rap […]

Diego Luna Bringing Life of Cesar Chavez to Film

Filming is already well underway in Hermosillo, Mexico.  Director Diego Luna and his stellar cast – Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez, America Ferrera as his wife, and Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta – are there filming essentially what is the first feature length film about one of the United States’ most […]

The Apple Pushers of New York City – Movie Review

You can’t compare apples to oranges, the saying goes.  Well… why not?  In the new documentary The Apple Pushers, which I had the opportunity to screen this week, the argument seems to be that when it comes to America and immigration no two populations are really all that different.  The […]

Dulce Maria and La Doña Carmen Salinas in a Movie

Here’s an unlikely pairing.  Dulce Maria of RBD fame and La Doña Carmen Salinas, famous for being well… La Doña Carmen Salinas, starring in a movie together.  It’s called ¿Alguien a visto a Lupita? and just as the name implies the subject matter of this film is a little confusing. […]