@Thisfunktional Talks With Ryan Carnes LA BODA DE VALENTINA

@Thisfunktional Talks With Ryan Carnes LA BODA DE VALENTINA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Ryan Carnes talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about the home entertainment release of “La Boda de Valentina.”

Carnes talked about his role as Jason Tate in “La Boda de Valentina,” what special features he’s hoping for the home entertainment release and his return to “General Hospital.”

LA BODA DE VALENTINA
Is Available Now On DVD
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Nitzia Chama NEEMKOMOK’ (SHE RETURNS)

@Thisfunktional Talks With Nitzia Chama NEEMKOMOK’ (SHE RETURNS)

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Actress Nitzia Chama talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, talks with Nitzia Chama about her New Filmmaker Los Angeles award nominations for short film “Neemkomok.”

Chama talks about the challenges it was to play her character Isidora who is a complete contrast to her own personality, how thrilled she is to be nominated and recognized for efforts.

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@Thisfunktional Talks With Gabriel Iglesias SHOW DOGS

@Thisfunktional Talks With Gabriel Iglesias SHOW DOGS

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Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his role in “Show Dogs.”

Iglesias talks about lending his voice for the role of Mr. Sprinkles in “Show Dogs,” his family friendly style of comedy and thanking Netflix for the opportunities they have given him.

SHOW DOGS
In Theaters May 18
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Veronica Diaz, Luis Victor Jimenez TACO SHOP

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Actors Veronica Diaz and Luis Victor Jimenez talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about their roles in “Taco Shop.”

Diaz talks about supporting independent business and how most Latina grandmothers have had to be entrepreneurs.

Jimenez talks about gentrification and how he was able to relate to the themes of the movie because of his experience with gentrification in Los Angeles.

TACO SHOP
Available Now On DVD
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Roselyn Sanchez TRAFFIK

@Thisfunktional Talks With Roselyn Sanchez TRAFFIK

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Actress Roselyn Sanchez talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about her part of Malia in “Traffik.”

Sanchez talked about how uncomfortable it was to film the culminating sequence to her character’s story, being compelled to be a part of this story in part by the writer-director’s story and being proud to have gotten to play such a complex role which challenged her.

In the action-packed thriller, “Traffik,” plans for a romantic weekend getaway at a secluded mountain estate turn to terror when Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) accidentally discover the hidden world of a brutal biker gang.  Joined unexpectedly by their friends, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez), the foursome is forced into a deadly fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to keep their dangerous secrets from getting out.  The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor, and produced by Roxanne Avent, Paula Patton and Taylor.  Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate will release the film wide on April 20.

TRAFFIK
Out In Theaters April 20
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Laz Alonso TRAFFIK

@Thisfunktional Talks With Laz Alonso TRAFFIK

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Actor Laz Alonso talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his role as Darren in “Traffik.”

Alonso talks about filming in a secluded spot in Sacramento away from society and cell phone reception, getting to improve many lines and seeing how well the role came together and what he came away realizing once this project was done.

In the action-packed thriller, “Traffik,” plans for a romantic weekend getaway at a secluded mountain estate turn to terror when Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) accidentally discover the hidden world of a brutal biker gang.  Joined unexpectedly by their friends, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez), the foursome is forced into a deadly fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to keep their dangerous secrets from getting out.  The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor, and produced by Roxanne Avent, Paula Patton and Taylor.  Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate will release the film wide on April 20, 2018.

TRAFFIK
Out In Theaters April 20
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Thisfunktional Talks With Lucia Leyba PACIFICO NORTE

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Filmmaker Lucia Leyba talks with Jose Angel Torres, of EstrellasEnLA.com, about “Pacifico Norte” which was shown at the San Diego Latino Film Festival.

Leyba talks about filming “Pacifico Norte” on location, relating to the story and how the audience can enjoy the film.

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Thisfunktional Talks With Luis Arrieta REBELDES DE ALTURA

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Actor Luis Arrieta talks with Jose Angel Torres, of EstrellasEnLA.com, about his project “Rebeldes de Altura” being part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival.

Arrieta talks about Latino films, how thrilled he was to work on “Rebeldes de Altura” and being part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival.

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Thisfunktional Talks With Erick Elias, Luis Arrieta INQUILINOS

 

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Actors Luis Arrieta and Erick Elias talk to Jose Angel Torres, of EstrellasEnLA.com, about their project “Inquilinos” which was shown at the San Diego Latino Film Festival.

The actors talk about the excitement they have about getting to see this movie shown at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, working on a horror film and having fun on set.

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Thisfunktional Talks With Jesus Zavala COMPLICES

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Actor Jesus Zavala talks with Jose Angel Torres, of EstrellasEnLA.com, about his project “Complices,” which was shown at the Sandiego Latino Film Festival.

Zavala talks about being part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, being able to work with magnificent filmmakers and actors and the how Latinos keep making better and better projects.

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Thisfunktional Talks With Pepe Serna, Rajesh Golla, Erick Lopez FLAVOR OF LIFE

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Actors Pepe Serna and Erick Lopez and writer director Rajesh Golla talk with Jose Angel Torres, of EstrellasEnLA.com, about their project “Flavor of Life,” which premiered at the San Diego Latino Film Festival.

The cast and filmmaker talk about their excitement for the project, the honor of presenting it at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and their favorite food.

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@Thisfunktional Talks With Adam Robitel, Leigh Whannell INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY

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Writer Leigh Whannell and director Adam Robitel talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Robitel talks about coming into the project wanting to mimic what made the prior movie successful, being thrilled to move this story forward and trusting in the actors.

Whannell talks about changing things up on Elise’s story, putting himself in the audience’s seat and mixing comedy into the story.

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY 
Now Available On Blu-Ray, DVD And Digital
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Lyn Shaye, Spencer Locke INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

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Actors Lyn Shaye and Spencer Locke talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Shaye and Locke were part of a special Q&A and deleted scenes presentation in honor of the Blue-ray, DVD and digital release of “Insidious: The Last Key” at The Basement of The Victorian in Los Angeles, California.

Shaye talked about beginning to explain her character Elise’s past, the changes that came from once she began to read the story of “Insidious: The Las Key” and the family which Elise discovers.

Locke talked about being so fortunate to work with Shaye, the fun she had while working on the movie with the talented and amazing actors and filmmakers and wanting to continue discovering the story of this family.

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY 
Now Available On Blu-Ray, DVD And Digital
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Patrick Schwarzenegger Talks About the Emotional Journey of Being in MIDNIGHT SUN

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An emotionally charged “Midnight Sun” takes on the serious topic of being in a relationship with someone with a terminal illness in a respectful manner which doesn’t engulf the entire story.

Patrick Schwarzenegger is entrusted to play Charlie, the love interest who unknowingly falls for the terminally ill Katie, played by Bella Thorne.

The emotional task Schwarzenegger takes on was massive and due to the shooting schedule became much more challenging than what the script called for.

“Unfortunately for this movie its in Vancouver and you never know when you will get sunshine, so we had a sunny day on the second day, so we filmed the whole end on the second day,” Schwarzenegger said. “All the boat scenes, the car scenes, all the stuff was filmed the second day, so that was tough.”

Finding out the end to a story driven by emotion and leading to the emotional climax which ties the entire story together which couldn’t have happened if not for the trust Schwarzenegger had for Thorne and the way they worked together to best come to the the right emotions needed for each scene.

The work between the two main stars helped to make a connection, to push each other to a new level of acting which worked for the emotions they each needed to convey.

Building a trust with director Scott Speer also made for an easier time getting into the mindset for the emotions as shooting went along, Schwarzenegger said. Allowing the director to dig into life experiences made it easier to get to the emotional state needed.

“I love a romance, a love story and obviously this isn’t your ordinary love story,” Schwarzenegger said. “It deals with a character, which is portrayed by Bella Thorne, that has a real rare genetic disease called XP, in which even the smallest amount of sunlight can be proven deadly.”

Schwarzenegger was thrilled to be the character to pull Katie out of her world and help her feel like a normal person.

Although there is precautions that Katie takes to not be in the sun while keeping a semi-normal relationship with Charlie, the movie doesn’t treat Katie’s disease as a crutch to make the audience feel pity and treats Katie and the relationship with dignity.

MIDNIGHT SUN
In Theaters Now

 

@Thisfunktional Habla Con Matias Novoa ENEMIGO INTIMO

Escrito Por Jesus Figueroa

Actor Matias Novoa habla con Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional de Thisfunktional.com, de su rollo en la super serie de Telemundo “Enemigo Intimo.”

Novoa habla de su rollo en la serie, tener que ser dos personajes y mas de la super serie.

ENEMIGO INTIMO
En Telemundo Lunes A Viernes De 10p.m./9c
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