@Thisfunktional talks with Eugenio Derbez OVERBOARD

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Eugenio Derbez talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his role in “Overboard.”

Derbez talks about learning that he works well with children, being a vegan and working with amazing co-stars.

OVERBOARD
Available On Digital July 17,
Blu-ray And DVD July 31
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@Thisfunktional talks with Adal Ramones HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

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Actor Adal Ramones talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his part in “Hasta que la Boda nos Separe.”

Ramones talks about finding that the movie represents Hispanic weddings in a comical way, speaks a bit on the original movie being Russian and how incredible it is for the movie to have been received so well.

HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE
Now Streaming On PANTAYA!
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Actress Diana Bovio talks about HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

Actress Diana Bovio talks about HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe,” premiered on PANTAYA on June 15, and actress Diana Bovio shared her thoughts.

Bovio’s first major leading role in a feature film that is released worldwide through the streaming service PANTAYA led her to be part of a romantic comedy which she was honored to be a part of.

The project was so thrilling, Bovio said, as she has never been married, but it was fun to explore extreme situations which could be stressful for a bride but funny to an audience.

Bovio’s character Maria has the opportunity to have two weddings, one that will please her family and her dream wedding as well and not let her parents know of the second wedding.

As Maria goes through the chaotic day of having two weddings and getting her dream wedding, because she’s had everything catered to her by her fiancé, the stress gets to her.

Bovio felt it was fun to part of a comedy that was very grounded in the Mexican culture, but still keeping universal themes.

Although all Mexicans can relate to the way the wedding is celebrated, much of the comedy comes from instances that can happen at any wedding.

Bovio isn’t married, but was thrilled to get to play the part of a bride and wear the dress. She enjoyed getting to go through the traditional wedding without the stress of a real wedding.

Since it was a romantic comedy, Bovio said that there is many hilarious parts and still some drama which is expected, especially when two weddings are involved.

PANTAYA allows a wide audience to be able to watch “Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe” much like Netflix, but centers around promoting projects from Mexico that wouldn’t have major distribution other wise.

Bovio is honored to have PANTAYA distribute the project so more people can get exposed to the talents of new actors from Latin America. More than 2 million people have watched “Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe” in Mexico and now there’s an opportunity for a wider audience to watch it as well.

Actress Shyrley Rodriguez Takes on an Action Filled Challenge as Part of PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Shyrley Rodriguez stepped into the role of Cadet Renata and in the controls of Jaeger Saber Arthena in “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” out on digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 5, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on June 19.

“Pacific Rim” was filled with an incredible cast who provided amazing action, but Rodriguez wasn’t nervous to follow up such an action-packed movie, rather the challenge helped her to provide a stronger performance.

The opportunity to follow up such an incredible story made Rodriguez feel fortunate to be a part of the “Pacific Rim” universe.

The larger than life Jaegers take much training for the cadets in “Pacific Rim,” for Rodriguez she had a strict diet as well as an exercise regimen six days a week with weight training, martial arts and even some boot camp classes to be ready for the physical challenges of the movie.

The opportunity to be a part of the orange jaeger Saber Arthena was thrilling for Rodriguez and makes her proud to have gotten to be in that team and made Saber Arthena her favorite jaeger in the movie.

The opportunity to travel to Australia and China for the filming of this movie was exciting for Rodriguez because she was able to explore, but she was mostly looking forward to being a part of a feature film.

Rodriguez said that for the special featured in the blu-ray she is looking forward to the audience seeing behind the scenes footage of how amazing the filming process was and for people to be able to peek behind the movie magic to what the actors go through.

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING
On Digital And MOVIES ANYWHERE On June 5,
On 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD And On Demand On June 19

 

@Thisfunktional At The Roundtable Discussion With Alex Rich GENIUS PICASSO

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Alex Rich talks with press about his role as young Picasso on NatGeo “Genius: Picasso.”

Rich talks about working with Antonio Banderas to capture a similar Picasso voice and attitude, the inspiration he has taken from portraying Picasso and the incredible time it has been while getting to portray Picasso.

National Geographic GENIUS: PICASSO
Airs On Tuesdays At 10/9 c.
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Ryan Carnes LA BODA DE VALENTINA

@Thisfunktional Talks With Ryan Carnes LA BODA DE VALENTINA

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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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