‘McFarland, USA’ Interview: Rafael Martinez, Ramiro Rodriguez, Michael Aguero, Coach Jim White Talk Training, Film Counterparts, And Learning Curve

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McFarland, USA is the heartwarming film that chronicles the real life Coach Jim White’s journey from a down-and-out coach to a coach of a high school with multiple state championships under their belt.  But the film goes beyond winning and losing, and as White learned, there is a cultural gap that needed to be addressed.  There are also themes of family, faith, and and a community uniting as one to overcome some difficult odds both on the track and socially.

We had a chance to talk to the starts of the film Rafael Martinez, Ramiro Rodriguez, and Michael Aguero, as well as the real-life Coach Jim White.  Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more…]

‘McFarland, USA’ Interview: Kevin Costner, Niki Caro, and Cast Talk Training, Culture Gap, And More.

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McFarland, USA, the based on a true story of seven cross country athletes with no training or experience competing not only for their school but for a better future. Under the guidence of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), director Niki Caro‘s new film is is a heartwarming story of grit, perservance, and sportsmanship.

We were recently invited the to film’s press day where Costner and Caro talked about working on location in McFarland, the culture gap, and more. Also there were Johnny Ortiz, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, and Carlos Pratts, who talked about the training, meeting their real-life counterparts, and how they hope the film shows that Latinos can be more than the sterotypical characters you see on TV. Hit the jump to read their quotes. [Read more…]

‘Tomorrowland’ Super Bowl Commercial: Buckle Up For Disney’s Original Sci-Fi Adventure

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Disney’s super secretive Tomorrowland has a brand new promo that offers even more footage than its teaser trailer. Though much of the film still remains a mystery, we know that it is one of our most anticipated films of the year because of its director, Brad Bird; its screenwriter, Damon Lindelof; and its ordinality. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more…]

Review: Into The Woods

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The holiday movie that has a draw for everyone is Disney’s Christmas release of Into the Woods.  It’s  Rob Marshall’s (Chicago) adaptation of Sondheim’s broadway gem that showed audiences that happily ever-afters can be trickier than–well what we’ve been led to believe.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Chracter Names Revealed On Trading Cards

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Normally we’d learn about characters through the source material, a plot synopsis, or straight from the cast or crew. But given that everyone is so tight-lipped about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, trying to get information like names of the characters is next to impossible. We already know that the film is canon, and will see the return of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO, and more iconic starships. Plus the Sith. But since the trailer dropped a few weeks back, we don’t know who John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, or Oscar Issac is playing. We also don’t now who the Sith with the broadsword is – maybe it is Adam Driver. And we cannot just keep calling the rolling droid a soccer ball.

Now in a very cool move, EW has revealed the names of the characters seen in the trailer on trading cards. Okay, they aren’t actually trading cards, however, these images resemble the trading cards of yesteryear, and even us the Star Wars designs. Hit the jump to see them all. [Read more…]

‘Inside Out’ Trailer: Pixar Proves That Emotions Can Be Characters Too

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The first trailer for Pixar’s Inside Out, directed by Pete Docter, was released not to long ago. Normally we wouldn’t see a second trailer so soon, but given that the first trailer was just an announcement of sorts, this new trailer reminds us what the animation studio has in store for us.

Inside Out recently added Kyle MacLachlan and Diane Lane as the parents of Riley, who is going through the phases of growing up. The new trailer provides brand new footage, gives us a better look into the world of being inside one’s mind. [Read more…]

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer To Debut In Nine Select Theaters This Friday!

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This is pretty much the Black Friday for moviegoers. The trailer debut for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just been announced. Sources say it will be revealed in nine theaters, and it will be played before every movie shown. We don’t know exactly when it will be made available online. It’s a great movie marketing strategy, since the Friday after Thanksgiving is generally the busiest for various business, including movie theaters. Based on the information released, the nine theaters that will show this are exclusively Regal Edwards Theaters. Now there is a chance that it could expand to a few more, but for now, take the list of locations after the jump as the only theaters you will be able to see the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. [Read more…]

‘Big Hero 6′ Review: Dazzling Fun That Fuses Disney’s Magic With Marvelous Science

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Since Disney acquired Marvel Comics back in 2009, the metaphorical door of what the studio could come up with using the properties from the famed comic book house was endless. But instead of going the obvious route by having an animated adaption of an A-list title like Avengers or whatever property they had the rights to, director Don Hall went with a lesser known title called Big Hero 6. We could have gotten a straight up adaptation of the comic book itself, but we get something else. We get something that we have all be waiting for in these kinds of superhero films, a refreshing take that is not only grounded, but good wholesome entertainment.

Big Hero 6 mixes Disney’s gorgeous animation with Marvel’s sense of comic book action well, and Hall and co-director Chris Williams even throw in a few curve balls that changes the traditional storytelling seen in animated films, much like how Frozen changed the way we see characters and themes. The film swings for the fences, and hopefully it will inspire some of the younger audience members to see science in a new light. Hit the jump for the full review. [Read more…]

Big Hero 6: Jamie Chung And Genesis Rodriguez On The Smart And Strong Heroines Of Disney’s Latest

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Big Hero 6 is almost here! Catch up with Jamie Chung and Genesis Rodriguez, the ladies behind the voices of GoGo and Honey Lemon. At the film’s press day, they shared their thoughts about becoming Disney icons, the importance of science in the film and their favorite super hero teams. Hit the jump to find out which of the gals built robots in the real life.

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“The Force Awakens” In ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

starwars7Briefly: When Star Wars Episode VII was announced, fans of the legendary saga wondered what the film’s subtitle would be. Being the secretive filmmaker that he is, J.J. Abrams went through 8 months of principal photography without revealing anything about the movie, not even a title. Sure Abrams did the Force for Change teasers, showing off the set. There was even the little competition between Star Wars and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now that principal photography has officially ended, the official Star Wars Twitter posted an announcement of the end of filming along with a brand new title treatment. Star Wars: Episode VII is officially titled: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is unclear whether this new trilogy will completely abandon the numerical ‘Episode’ titles, hopefully not. However, it also makes sense that they would abandon that style as the original trilogy and prequels were an epic. This new trilogy, while it does continue the story, exists outside of that original saga.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18th, 2015!