Adam Sandler is in hot water right now, and hopefully, this particular issue will put the lack of proper representation for Native Americans in the spotlight.
Everly starring Salma Hayek and Hiroyuki Watanabe, is now out on DVD and Blu-ray, and the film features Hayek as a woman who is trapped in a building full of people who want to kill her. Her only goal is to get save her daughter and somehow get out alive, even though the odds are stacked against her.
I was excited to speak with Everly director Joe Lynch about the film, what it was like working with Hayek, and any advice he’d have for filmmakers. You can read our exchange below.
There were so many trailers coming out this weekend that it was hard to keep track of everything!
The filming for Creed, the spinoff of the lucrative Rocky series is underway, and we’ve got the first look! You’ve seen a snippet of it in the cover photo, but here’s the official photo, Instagrammed by Sylvester Stallone.
Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon are trying to outwit the bad guys and escape with their lives while developing friendship in Hot Pursuit.
There’s quite a bit of casting news from this and last week. Here we go.
It would seem that the diversity renaissance happening on TV has finally made its way to the movies. I say “finally” even though we’ve had tons of black films come out in recent years. But black films doesn’t mean all of diversity is shown, right? However, with the audience results for Furious 7, a film with a multicultural cast, films with truly diverse casts are on the verge of becoming not just a norm, but a prerequisite if studios want to see their film do well at the box office.
Ana Maria in Novela Land could be thought of as Lost in Austen meets the telenovela. A woman becomes a part of her favorite telenovela and realizes more about herself in the process. Edy Ganem plays the lead roles of the telenovela fan, Ana Maria, and the show’s star character Ariana Tomosa, and I was excited to be able to learn more about the roles from her. In an email interview, she explains more about the film, her opinions on the rise of the telenovela in American pop culture, and her favorite telenovela.
Ana Maria in Novela Land is now available on VOD.
Sometimes, Disney underwhelms me, what with the lackluster Alice in Wonderland live-action Tim Burton movie (which gave us the eye-searing sequence of Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter break dancing for no DOGGONE reason).
Then there are times when Disney will surprise me. First, it was with their announcement of animated film Moana. Now it’s with their announcement that animated classic (and one of my all-time favorites) Mulan will become a live-action film. My reaction to this news is the same reaction Mulan and co. had to Shang lifting those clay pots in the air with his staff, only to smash them with eloquence and precision. (Hence, the cover picture for this post.)
Today is the anniversary of Selena Quintanilla-Perez’s death. My relationship with Selena and her music is a lot like how I came to Aaliyah—after she died.