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2018/04/23 at 11:04pm

VENOM – The Official Trailer!

Synopsis: One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott.

 

Jack Rico

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2018/04/20 at 5:55pm

PODCAST: Adrian Martinez Talks ‘I Feel Pretty’ and Perseverance, Allison Strong Talks Netflix’s ‘The Week Of’ and Being Bilingual

Adrian Martinez and Allison Strong join the show today to chat about going at it in Hollywood as Latinx actors. Adrian is in Amy Schumer’s controversial new film “I Feel Pretty,” out in theaters now. We talked why the movie’s premise has angered some women, if he thinks “beauty” is a fact or an opinion, and his #1 advice for any Latinx actor wanting to break into the business. Allison is a proud Colombian-American actress who has a new movie “The Week Of” coming out on Netflix April 27thwith Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, plus, she discusses her personal experiences of what acting in Hollywood is like for a bilingual actress; and she reveals the best lesson she learned from Steve Buschemi. Read More

Jack Rico

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2018/04/15 at 2:17pm

PODCAST: Gotham’s Michelle Veintimilla on Firefly, Latinx Representation and Why She Isn’t A Fan of Telenovelas

Ecuadorian-American actress and singer Michelle Veintimilla joins us on this episode to discuss her role as the villainess Firefly on FOX’s Gotham series. She has a solid resumé which includes performing on Broadway with legendary icon Chita Rivera, working in film opposite Russell Crowe, Octavia Spencer, and Aaron Paul, as well as TV credits in “Blue Bloods” and “The Goodwife”. She joins me today to talk how she got the part of Firefly, why identifying as Hispanic is crucial in Hollywood and the reasons why she isn’t a fan of telenovelas. Read More

Jack Rico

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2018/04/08 at 8:17pm

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” – Here’s The Official New Trailer!

Synopsis: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” releases May 25th.

Jack Rico

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2018/04/07 at 9:44am

PODCAST: NALIP’s Ben Lopez On Next Univision CEO, Latinos Breaking Into Hollywood, U.S Hispanic Stories

On episode 71 of Highly Relevant, Ben Lopez, Executive Director of NALIP joins us to discuss the rock-bottom depths Hispanic actors have reached in Hollywood. What is the African-American community doing differently than the Hispanic community? Also, Randy Falco, the CEO of Univision, recently announced he’s retiring early. What type of person should replace him? Is it time for a U.S. born Hispanic to run it and should it be a woman? Should they look into doing English-language programming? And we also chat about how NALIP’s whole mission is to help Hispanic creatives break into Hollywood.

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Jack Rico

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2018/03/25 at 10:29am

PODCAST: US Latino Pop Stars Singing In Spanish… A Business Move or A Cultural Rediscovery?

You’ve heard them – Miguel, Demi Lovato, Becky G, Jennifer Lopez – all US Latino pop stars who randomly decided to sing in Spanish. Why? What were the reasons behind it? Is it a money grabbing business move or is it a genuine rediscovery of their cultural roots? Music journalist Isabela Raygoza and myself explore whether Latino music listeners buy into their strategy to reach them in their language or if it stinks of commerce.

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Jack Rico

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2018/03/16 at 8:17am

The New “Avengers: Infinity War” Trailer Is Out!

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Read More

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2018/03/15 at 7:14pm

PODCAST: Why Do We Like Horror Movies? Director Johannes Roberts From “The Strangers: Prey At Night” Explains

There’s a new horror movie out in theaters called “The Strangers: Prey At Night” directed by Johannes Roberts. He joins the show to discuss why he feels horror movies are such a thrill for moviegoers and why his new movie is different than many others. Read More

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2018/03/12 at 5:00am

Love, Simon (Movie Review)

The 2-8-0: #LoveSimon is the coming-of-age movie we desperately needed. It’s a movie for all ages that is about love and understanding that everyone deserves to love and to be loved. Everyone deserves a great love story and Simon Spier shares his with the world. Read More

Jack Rico

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2018/02/19 at 12:51pm

PODCAST: “Black Panther”: Race, Colonialism, Afrofuturism, and Oscar 2019


“Black Panther” is out and already has broken records and movie myths. On this episode, we talk to three African-American guests: Soraya Nadia McDonald, a culture critic for ESPN’s The Undefeated, Mike Sargent, filmmaker and pioneering Afrofuturist, and Wilson Morales, EIC of Blackfilm.com, about the film’s significance, the social commentary on race and politics that lies beneath the whole film, and its chances at Oscar gold come 2019. Read More

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