Movies You Don’t Want to Miss in 2017

If you’re a fan of thrillers, prepare for two of the best thrillers in 2017. Split, an intriguing suspense-filled film centered on the mysterious corners of the mind of a man who has manifested 23 personalities with one personality remaining and still submerged set to materialize and dominate all the others. This film stars James McAvoy and Latina actress Anya Taylor-Joy (Morgan and The Witch), and will be released in theaters on January 20, 2017.


Split
(Universal Pictures):

 

Another thriller that you won’t want to miss is Get Out and will be in theaters on February 24. The film follows a meet-the-parents weekend getaway for a young African-American and his girlfriend at her family’s estate. Within the course of a few days, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.


Get Out
(Universal Pictures):

 

If you are feeling a like you need a little action in your life then The Great Wall will give you all the action you can handle. The film stars Matt Damon and Chilean actor Pedro Pascal from Narcos and Game of Thrones. This film, which premieres on February 17, 2017 tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.


The Great Wall
(Universal Pictures):

 

And of course we all need a little comedy. After all, laughter is one of the best ways to celebrate the new year. The new comedy starring Jacqueline Bracamontes, Sergio Mayer Mori, and Benny Ibarra Un Padre No Tan Padre, will have you literally laughing out loud as Don Servando Villegas (Hector Bonilla), an 85-year-old feisty and old-fashioned Mexican patriarch gets kicked out of his retirement home for bad behavior. Don’t miss it in theaters on January 27, 2017.


Un Padre No Tan Padre
(Pantelion Films):

 

If you’re feeling the love after Valentine’s Day then make it a date night (or a girl’s night out) for Valentine’s Day weekend, and catch two love-filled films. Everybody Loves Somebody (Pantelion Films), which will be in theaters on February 17 stars Karla Souza as Clara who confronts her ex-boyfriend at a family wedding after having completely disappeared from her life. Clara will have to decide between going back to the past or opening her heart to new and unexpected possibilities.


Everybody Loves Somebody
(Pantelion Films):

 

You’re Killing Me Susana, the new film with Gael García Bernal and Verónica Echegui will also be in theaters on February 17, 2017. This film follows Eligio (Gael), who wakes up one morning and realizes that his wife has suddenly abandoned him. After learning that she has enrolled in a writing program at an Iowa University, he decides to go after her and persuade her to return to him.


You’re Killing Me Susana
(Hola Mexico Distribution):

 

 

And finally, the team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. In theaters on June 30, 2017


Despicable Me 3
(Universal Pictures):

COMENTARIOS EN REALIDAD VIRTUAL EN 360° DEL ACLAMADO DIRECTOR PETER BERG EN “DEEPWATER HORIZON VR”, AHORA DISPONIBLE EN PLATAFORMAS iOS & ANDROID

COMENTARIOS EN REALIDAD VIRTUAL EN 360° DEL ACLAMADO DIRECTOR PETER BERG EN “DEEPWATER HORIZON VR”, AHORA DISPONIBLE EN PLATAFORMAS iOS & ANDROID

Deepwater Horizon Disponible en Digital HD Ahora
y en 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack y DVD el 10 de Enero

 

DWH_VRApp_Infographic_Final_Spanish[1].pngSANTA MÓNICA, CA y VANCOUVER, BC (21 de diciembre de 2016) – Para celebrar el lanzamiento Digital HD de Deepwater Horizon, Lionsgate está llevando los comentarios de las películas al siguiente nivel con Deepwater Horizon VR app, una aplicación nueva disponible ahora en plataformas móviles iOS y Android. Con la novedosa e inmersiva Deepwater Horizon VR, los fans sentirán por primera vez la emoción de compartir la misma habitación con el director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Patriots Day), mientras este se sumerge con comentarios exclusivos en la aclamada película Deepwater Horizon acompañado por el editor Colby Parker Jr (Lone Survivor, Patriots Day). Creado por SubVRsive en colaboración con Lionsgate, los espectadores estarán rodeados por reproducciones y diseños de los distintos efectos especiales utilizados en la película, que serán comentados por Berg y Parker Jr.

“Lionsgate fue una de las primeras compañías de comunicación en implementar las aplicaciones de consumo para VR, y estamos dedicados a que nuestra oferta evolucione para mejorar el involucramiento de los seguidores en nuestro contenido”, dijo Jim Parker, Presidente de Televisión Global y Distribución Digital de Lionsgate. “Con nuestra aplicación VR, los fans se sumergen por completo en el mundo de Deepwater Horizon como si estuvieran observando a través de los ojos de nuestros cineastas, y es una experiencia única que le da una dimensión más al cine en el hogar”.

La experiencia móvil Deepwater Horizon VR incluye tres escenas de la película con comentarios – solo disponible a través de la aplicación – y se puede descargar gratuitamente en la tienda de aplicaciones de Apple y en Google Play. Al descargar la aplicación se accede a la primera escena, mientras que las escenas adicionales se desbloquean mediante el reconocimiento de voz una vez que se está viendo Deepwater Horizon.

La aplicación se puede usar en teléfonos inteligentes iPhone y Android que cuenten con dispositivos compatibles de visionado de realidad virtual como Google Cardboard, el cual debería utilizarse cuando uno se encuentre sentado. Para el usuario sin un visualizador VR móvil, se puede disfrutar de la experiencia utilizando el modo de vídeo en 360 grados. Antes del uso del dispositivo compatible de visionado VR, deben seguirse todas las instrucciones que se incluyen junto a este. Dicho uso debe descontinuarse si se experimentan molestias o reacciones adversas para la salud.


Google Play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lionsgate.deepwatervr

 

Tienda de Aplicaciones de Apple

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/deepwater-horizon-vr/id1181710271?ls=1&mt=8

 

Sinopsis de Deepwater Horizon:

Mark Wahlberg encabeza un reparto estelar en una película inolvidable que se inspira en una apasionante historia sobre héroes en la vida real. Para las ciento veintiséis personas a bordo de la plataforma petrolera Deepwater Horizon, el 20 de abril de 2010 arrancó como un día normal. Pero antes de que el día acabe, el mundo será testigo de uno de los mayores desastres humanos de la historia de Estados Unidos. Deepwater Horizon expone la valentía de los hombres y mujeres que se crecieron ante el desafío que se les presentó – y que arriesgaron todo para conducir a otras personas a un lugar seguro.

360° VIRTUAL REALITY COMMENTARY BY ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR PETER BERG IN “DEEPWATER HORIZON VR” NOW AVAILABLE ON iOS & ANDROID PLATFORMS

360° VIRTUAL REALITY COMMENTARY BY ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR PETER BERG IN “DEEPWATER HORIZON VR” NOW AVAILABLE ON iOS & ANDROID PLATFORMS

Deepwater Horizon Available on Digital HD Now
and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray TM Combo Pack and DVD January 10th

 

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To celebrate the Digital HD release of Deepwater Horizon, Lionsgate is taking film commentary to the next level with the new Deepwater Horizon VR app, now available on iOS and Android mobile platforms. Using the new immersive Deepwater Horizon VR, fans will experience, for the first time ever, the thrill of being in the same room with director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Patriots Day) as he dives into the critically acclaimed film Deepwater Horizon with exclusive commentary alongside editor Colby Parker Jr (Lone Survivor, Patriots Day). Created by SubVRsive in partnership with Lionsgate, viewers will be surrounded by renderings and sketches of the various special effects used in the film, as Berg and Parker Jr. reference them.

“Lionsgate was one of the first media companies to embrace consumer applications for VR and we are dedicated to evolving our offerings to enhance the fan involvement in our content,” said Jim Packer, Lionsgate President of Worldwide TV & Digital Distribution. “With our VR app, fans fully immerse themselves in the world of Deepwater Horizon as seen through the eyes of our filmmakers, and it is a unique experience that adds a new dimension to home viewing.”

The mobile Deepwater Horizon VR experience includes three film scenes with commentary – only available via the app – and is free to download through the Apple App Store or Google Play. The first scene is fully accessible when the app is downloaded and the additional scenes are unlocked using audio recognition while viewing Deepwater Horizon.

The app can be used on an iPhone or Android smartphone with a compatible virtual reality viewing device such as Google Cardboard, which should be used while seated.  Alternately, users without a mobile VR viewer can enjoy the experience in 360 video mode. All instructions included with the compatible VR viewing device should be followed before use and such use should not continue if any discomfort or health reactions are experienced.

Google Play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lionsgate.deepwatervr

Apple App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/deepwater-horizon- vr/id1181710271?ls=1&mt=8
Deepwater Horizon Synopsis:

Mark Wahlberg leads an all-star cast in this unforgettably powerful film inspired by a thrilling story of real-life heroes. For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20, 2010, began like any normal day. Before day’s end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in U.S. history. Deepwater Horizon reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge—and risked everything to lead others to safety.

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS EN FAMILIA #Xfinity

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS EN FAMILIA

The holidays are a special time for all families, and if you are Latino, you know that everyone comes over to celebrate. More than likely your casa is going to be full of family, food, música and tons of suggestions for what to view on TV. Luckily, with Xfinity the entire family can get together and watch a variety of programming in your language of choice, whenever, wherever.


KIDS ZONE

For the house filled with little ones, Xfinity’s Kids Zone on the X1 platform will provide your family with hundreds of children’s TV shows and movies that have been specially curated and deemed appropriate to watch by Common Sense Media’s rating system. No more worrying about what your kids are watching! Kids can enjoy Holiday classics like Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas or catch up on their favorite TV shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

NETFLIX

For those with a Netflix account, Xfinity has seamlessly integrated all the content of this streaming service into the X1 platform. Browsing and searching for your favorite titles on Netflix has never been easier, especially with the X1’s voice remote control which takes you directly to the content you want with just the sound of your voice. Catch up on the new seasons of Netflix original shows like Gilmore Girls or The Adventures of Puss in Boots directly on the X1 browser.

BINGE-WORTHY SERIES OF 2016

If you want to binge on TV series during your holiday posadas, there are thousands of options for everyone in the family. For my family it’s all about This Is Us! This heartwarming series is perfect for the holidays. There’s other shows as well like NBC Universo’s hit series El Vato featuring Mexican regional star El Dasa, to Telemundo’s El Señor de los Cielos, there’s plenty you can enjoy with your family. Young and old can also binge on Mexican classics and over 30 of famed Mexican comedian Cantinflas’ best movies available on Demand via Cine Sony Television. Just say “Cantinflas” to your remote control.

BILINGUAL HOLIDAY MOVIES

And no family gathering is complete without binging on Holiday movies and specials. The content options for your fiestas are endless and even more now that many of these films can also be viewed in Spanish (via the SAP filter). You can watch Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, and many more favorites completely in Spanish with your abuelos or primos!

 

Catch this and even more content via the On Demand menu, on the mobile app Xfinity Go and the web portal at es.Xfinity.com.

Get ready to experience the best holidays ever. A echar la casa por la ventana con Xfinity!

@Keishamaze Movie Review: Does Assassin’s Creed Break the Video Game Movie Curse?

 

Directed by: Justin Kurzel

Starring: Marion Cotillard, Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed and Charlotte Rampling

Rated: PG-13

Assassin’s Creed reunites director Justin Kurzel and actors Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender (who worked together on 2015’s Macbeth) for a fun adaptation of the the popular video game.

The story centers on Calum Lynch (Fassbender), a descendant of a secret society known as the Assassins. He’s recruited by Sophia Rikkin (Cotillard) and subsequently forced into the Animus, advanced technology which unlocks his genetic memory and allows him to assume the life of his ancestor Aguilar during the Spanish Inquisition. It’s these flashbacks that allow him to acquire the skills needed to take down the modern day Templars who are holding him and other Assassins hostage.

Fassbender says they chose that timeline because “we wanted to get a brand new timeline from the games and play wit history.” That means this original story is now canon in the game world. As such, Kurzel focused on making the 15th century scenes as accurate as possible by using real locations and avoiding the camp that befalls many a movie adapted from a video game. What follows is a series of beautifully shot scenes with minimal dialogue that almost make you feel like you’re in the game. And according to Fassbender, he performed about 95% of the stunts (just not that 150 ft Leap of Faith because…well, you know!) to add to the authenticity.

I can’t say that this breaks the video game movie curse but it does put forth a decent effort. The Aminus scenes alone are worth the ticket price because they deliver all the action you could ever want from the film. Rather than showing a guy writhing in a chair, Kurzel makes him more active by adapting the Animus into a mobile arm that allows Lynch to jump and flip—those scenes perfectly intercut with the ones in which his ancestor is performing the same actions.

Where the film falters is in the storylines outside of 15th Century Spain. In the real world, Sophia believes she’s doing good by her subjects when, really, she’s only after the Apple of Eden which supposedly fixes the aggression trait in people. She thinks she can save humanity with it but her father Rikkin (played by Jeremy Irons) believes subjugation is the way to go. There is a lot of story in this film which makes it a little hard to follow at times. Plus, they drag down the pace. On top of that, we’re also dealing with an interesting group of assassins we barely get to see. I often found myself wondering who they were and from which timeline their ancestors came from.

Still, it’s an enjoyable film overall and not the worst of the bunch. Since we’ve only scratched the surface with the assassins, it’s clear that more films will follow. According to the Playlist, Fassbender says the movie was originally intended to be a trilogy. If they do decide to continue the story, I hope Kurzel’s team fixes the pacing and realizes that they don’t need to cram so much into one film. Makes for a smoother ride.

-Keisha (@Keishamaze)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Assassin’s Creed is out in theaters now.

DESPICABLE ME 3 | Watch the Trailer

dm3_teaser-posterHey, everyone!

I’m so excited to share the new trailer for Despicable Me 3 with you all!

The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.  Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

The animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.  Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.  

 

 

DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters June 30, 2017

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | GruTube |Despikipedia | #DespicableMe3

 

Trailer: ‘EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY’

everybody-loves-somebody-one-sheetHey, everyone!

Check out the trailer below for Pantelion Films’ new romantic comedy Everybody Loves Somebody, which opens in theaters on February 17.

The cast includes Karla Souza (How To Get Away With Murder), Jose María Yazpik, Ben O’Toole, Alejandro Camacho, and Patricia Bernal.

In addition to its release in U.S. theaters, the film’s world premiere will take place on January 7 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS: On the surface, the young and beautiful Clara Barron (Karla Souza) seems to have everything- a great job as an OB-GYN; a great house in LA; and a big fun-loving Mexican family. But, the one thing Clara doesn’t have figured out is her love life. Pressured by a family wedding in Mexico, Clara asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend for the weekend festivities – only to be caught by surprise when her ex-boyfriend (and family favorite) suddenly shows up after disappearing from her life completely. Torn, Clara must decide between going back to the past or open her heart to new and unexpected possibilities. In an adventure full of laughter, she learns that sometimes it takes the whole crazy family to help you find crazy love.