Tag: Movies

Latinos Go To The Movies More But Are Underrepresented Onscreen

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November 13, 2013 

Latinos love to go to the movies. In fact, Latinos go to the cinema more than Whites, Blacks, or Asians. And yet they are the most underrepresented onscreen. A recent study from the University of Southern California finds that Latinos average about 9 movies a year where as your average White moviegoer may only go….

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Michael Peña To Play Cesar Chavez In Biopic

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March 07, 2012 

Variety is reporting that Mexican-American actor Michael Peña has been cast to play labor movement icon Cesar Chavez in a biopic directed by Mexican actor (and sometimes filmmaker) Diego Luna.

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Mel Gibson in Mexican Gun Fight With “Get The Gringo”

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February 01, 2012 

Considering that Mel Gibson hasn’t had the greatest track record when it comes to race relations, we were a bit skeptical when we heard about his upcoming movie set in Mexico: Get the Gringo.

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Brett Ratner Is A Horrible Person That Needs To Give His Latino Card Back

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November 07, 2011 

Yes, part of this post is in response to the homophobic comment Brett Ratner made at a Q&A following a screening of his latest feces-on-celluloid , Tower Heist). More than that though, I’m taking time from my busy schedule of wearing sweatpants to start a campaign to revoke Brett Ratner’s Latino card.

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Our Five Favorite Luis Guzman Performances

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September 28, 2011 

In an industry built on looks, it’s somewhat surprising that Luis Guzman would have a Hollywood career. He’s pudgy and has a face like a bulldog. Despite all of this (or because of it), the lovable actor has become one of the most prominent role players in film. In honor of his accomplishment we’ve compiled our five favorite acting performances.

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Is Anyone Actually Interested In Seeing Saving Private Perez?

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September 08, 2011 

Have you heard of the Mexican film Saving Private Perez? The movie has been on our radar for a couple of months now and it’s playing states side now.

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This Week On Being Latino: Latinos In Horror Films

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July 01, 2011 

Being Latino, the largest Latino community on Facebook, is a communication platform designed to educate and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. They also have a fascinating online magazine. Every week, we’ll be featuring a story we feel you should read. It’s a well-known fact that Latinos love going to the movies. In….

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This Week On Being Latino: Whitewashing In Hollywood

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April 29, 2011 

Being Latino, the largest Latino community on Facebook, is a communication platform designed to educate and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. They also have a fascinating online magazine. Every week, we’ll be featuring a story we feel you should read. It’s no secret that Hollywood has a tendency to cast white dudes….

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Tu Vez Blast-From-The-Past Truck: Zorro: The Gay Blade

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April 13, 2011 

As we’ve mentioned before, there are very few Latino superheroes out there. One of the few is Zorro, the masked man who fights against the evil Spanish governor in colonial California. Though there have been many incarnations, the best one thus far is George Hamilton in the campy classic Zorro: The Gay Blade.

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This Week On Being Latino: Baseball In Arizona & Latinos In Disaster Movies

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March 24, 2011 

Being Latino, the largest Latino community on Facebook, is a communication platform designed to educate and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. They also have a fascinating online magazine. Every week, we’ll be featuring several stories we feel you should read.

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