Actor Omar Chaparro Steps Up With One of the Most Iconic Pokémon in POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Omar Chaparro was surprised to have gotten to be a part of “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” a movie based in the universe of the global phenomenon Pokémon franchise.

Although Chaparro has loaned his voice to cartoon characters, appeared in movies internationally and has a singing career, stepping into the role of Sebastian the Charizard trainer was something different.

The role which directly affects the storyline had Chaparro speaking lines in English, which is not his preferred language.

When Chaparro was cast, he took two months learning his lines and getting the tone of the character to a place where he was comfortable, then on set the director decided to change things up.

Chaparro said English may not have been his primary language, but he was excited to change things up and work to bring his character out in the best ways.

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(L-R) Charizard and OMAR CHAPARRO as Sebastian in Legendary Pictures’ and Warner Bros. Pictures’ comedy adventure “POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Getting the opportunity to partner up with one of the largest and most iconic Pokémon in the series was fun for Chaparro, even if he was not aware of the fandom behind it.

Charizard has a major fight scene in the movie and Trainer Sebastian has some words to say before the fight begins.

Chaparro was able to use his imagination as he was working with a partner that wasn’t even there, but he said he felt confident that he was able to deliver a performance fans of the franchise could enjoy.

Coming off a record breaking movie, “No Manches Frida ,” Chaparro hopes to keep the success going with Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Pokémon Detective Pikachu.”

There are many times when you get rejected, Chaparro said, but you have to make the best of the projects you do get and put everything you got. After all, I am doing what I am passionate about.

Chaparro goes on to host a show in Mexico, continue producing projects and on to his next role.

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Universal Pictures has released the official trailer for its upcoming animated film THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 National Pet Day

Watch the new trailer for The Secret Life of Pets 2 and celebrate #NationalPetDay

Visit TheSecretLifeofMyPet.com and share the secret life of your pet, and don’t forget to try out the cat and dog Snapchat lenses. Plus download new photos.

Illumination’s tenth feature, “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or otherwise. 

Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?

Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic.

On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety.

Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.

Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. 

And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas.

But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be.

Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy, the visionary team behind Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch and the Despicable Me and Minions franchise, and is written by returning Pets screenwriter Brian Lynch. The film is directed by returning filmmaker Chris Renaud, who also directed Illumination’s Despicable Me series and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. thesecretlifeofpets.com

Discover the secret emotional life of pets in #TheSecretLifeOfPets2, in theaters June 7. Get tickets now: fandango.com/pets2

Actor Bruno Bichir finds PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS (PERFECT STRANGERS) more complex, exciting

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“Perfectos Desconocidos (Perfect Strangers)” has had a versión in several different languages, but actor Bruno Bichir finds that this universal story lends itself to take on sensitive topics in the Latino culture.

There’s flaws and differences in everyone, which this film touch upon magnificently, yet each character in this film the flaws are not exactly apparent until they consume the character.

“This character is so ambiguous that I, I love so much ambiguous art in any form, in any platform and in any way or shape,” Bichir said. “This character is so ambiguous because he seems like he’s honest, intelligent, sensitive and caring, but who know, the best liars perfectly lie.”

With the discovery of secrets from each character, the story seems to build up to a massive secret to be discovered, but it comes from an unexpected place.

Then as the characters come to another climactic moment another twist sends them to yet another unpredictable place which combines to present dilemmas and comments of some of the Mexican culture’s stereotypes.

“We Mexicans are very complex people. We deal with death and don’t know if we are laughing, crying, guilty or cynical,” Bichir said. “We don’t know if we are very open minded or very closed off.”

Bichir takes on a character that creates an opportunity for him to enforce the message of the story through subtleties in the way the character behaves.

Along with guidance from director Manolo Caro, Bichir establishes a character which many people can identify with.

This character is in every group of friends and if the audience cannot identify personally with him, they know the member of their friend circle which can.

“The first challenge is it’s me and everyone I know represented in this character. So, I thought I should be somehow me, me naked, obviously it’s not me, I’m not that character at all,” Bichir said. “In order to transmit, to transcend the message, feelings and thoughts of these situations and character, I thought I should be naked.”

After all that, Bichir is just one piece of the great puzzle which is put together in this film by a brilliant director and fabulous cast.

Through the scenes audiences can look at the characters on the screen and get caught up in such a manner that it is like peeking in on a group of friends.

The story is so universal that it has been recreated different times by different cultures in different countries.

“It seems all human beings are in the midst of that struggle,” Bichir said. “We are trying to open our hearts and minds to the new human beings we are all trying to be.”

PERFECTOS DESCONOSIDOS
(PERFECT STRANGERS)
In Theaters January 11, 2019

Watch exclusive clip PRACTICAL EFFECTS from HELL FEST

Get in Line for a Thrilling Horror Ride with “Hell Fest” on Digital December 21 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on January 8 from Lionsgate®

A group of friends are bound for a horror-themed Halloween event at a local amusement park — a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town.

But for one visitor, the ghoulish carnival of nightmares is not the attraction — it is a hunting ground.

On the night the friends attend, a masked serial killer turns the amusement park into his own playground, terrorizing attendees while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.

As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowd continues to rise, who will fight to survive the night?

HELL FEST

On Digital December 21, 

On 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD On January 8

CINDERELO la nueva película de William Levy se estreno el 7 de diciembre en PANTAYA

“Cinderelo” estará disponible en PantaYA ya, en la plataforma de streaming de películas en español.

El publico latino en Estados Unidos podrá ver esta divertida comedia desde su casa, en su computadora, tablet o celular.

Marlon Flores es un talentoso fotógrafo con una habilidad asombrosa para resaltar la belleza interior de cualquiera, pero no la suya.

Su fealdad atrae el rechazo y el ridículo de todas las mujeres, excepto su asistente María, que puede verlo por lo que realmente es.

Cansado del desprecio constante, inesperadamente se encuentra con su hada padrino, un misterioso hombre que le hace un hechizo transformándolo en un semental irresistible llamado Brando.

¿Cuál es el truco preguntas? Sólo tiene efecto por la noche.

Con la ayuda de su mejor amigo Félix, Marlon convierte al guapo Brando en el hombre más codiciado de la ciudad.

¿Pero puede encontrar el amor verdadero con una doble identidad?

Marlon ahora debe enfrentarse a un desafío aún mayor que su apariencia descuidada: superar los obstáculos de este hechizo mágico para ganarse a su media naranja, María.

La divertida comedia ha siso dirigida por Beto Gómez, cuenta con la actuación estelar de William Levy, Miguel Rodarte y Joaquín Cossio.

La película se rodó en 30 días, casi en su totalidad en la República Dominicana, con dos días de filmación en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Los productores lideraron un equipo de 105 personas, el 90% de los cuales eran dominicanos nativos con una gran experiencia y conocimientos en el oficio de la cinematografía.

La producción contó con el apoyo total de las instituciones cinematográficas dominicanas y las leyes cinematográficas del país.

En PantaYa El 7 De Diciembre

Support KickStarter project SAVING DAISY film

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This documentary will follow Daisy Coleman’s journey of healing from lifelong trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, using EMDR

Saving Daisy will pick up where the Netflix film “Audrie & Daisy” left off.

This documentary will follow Daisy Coleman’s journey of healing from lifelong trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, through treatment using EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) Therapy.

Millions of people from all over the world came to learn about Daisy’s sexual assault when her story went viral and was followed by a feature length documentary.

But that was only the beginning of her journey as a survivor.

With this film, Daisy has joined forces with a team of filmmakers and fellow survivors to follow her vulnerable PTSD recovery process, in an effort to inspire other survivors and their families in recovery.

They will follow her through her EMDR treatment to unlock the layers of trauma from her assault, the tragic death of her father prior to the assault, as well as the recent sudden loss of her younger brother.

Daisy has faced more trauma in her 21 years than anyone should ever be faced with in a lifetime, but this film will prove to survivors everywhere that healing is possible.

The goal and objective of this project is to record the impact and measurable results of EMDR treatment on a rape survivor and use this research and findings to ultimately create a narrative feature film based on Daisy Coleman’s life and recovery through EMDR.

In multiple research reports from 2015-2018, EMDR has shown the most long term and positive results in reducing PTSD trauma and triggers, specifically in rape survivors and trauma victims. 

Daisy has already attended a consultation session with her new EMDR specialist Dr. Heather Westbarn and is ready/excited for the next phases of her treatment. 

One of the most important goals of this process is to get Daisy the treatment she needs and deserves, so that she can thrive and fulfill her highest potential. 

But Daisy being who she is, wants her journey to be able to help others as well, so the making of this short documentary will bring awareness to EMDR as a treatment tool for assault survivors and give them the hope and will to want to thrive too.

This short documentary will become part of the learning tools offered by SafeBAE, the national organization that Daisy helped to found in 2015, which works to prevent sexual assault among teens.

Its already hard to talk about sexual assault, and no one even knows where to start when it comes to healing.

Daisy is a female artist, hero and advocate whom is brave in being vulnerable enough to share this next part of her journey.

In addition to this kick ass woman in this film, the filmmakers are approaching the industry at a new angle. 

This is a pivotal moment for everyone involved in the project and everyone involved wants you all to be apart of this beautiful project. 

Those involved are not just doing this for the sake of the film, they are also making this to spread awareness about this incredible therapy and prove to survivors that they can heal. 

This is also not the only thing under their belt, as mentioned above, in addition to this documentary they have a feature film in the process, being written with many celebrities attached, based on Daisy’s life and a tribute to her younger brother Tristan Coleman, whom passed away on June 19, 2018. 

Hitting the goals for this project will not only help heal Daisy but also ensure more projects around this issue in the near future.

For more information and to follow this project visit savingdaisyfilm.com if you could donate anything they would be grateful, and if you can’t, please just spread the word and like the project.

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Documentary PARIS TO PITTSBURGH airing on National Geographic December 12

The highly anticipated documentary, “PARIS TO PITTSBURGH” will air globally on the National Geographic Channel in 172 countries and 43 languages beginning with the broadcast premiere in the U.S. on December 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, “PARIS TO PITTSBURGH” celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.

And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.

Narrated by Rachel Brosnahan, Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards.  Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future and the Trump Administration’s explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, the film captures what’s at state for the communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.  Paris to Pittsburgh is co-directed by Sidney Beaumont and Michael Bonfiglio and produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia. Joe Berlinger, Katherine Oliver and Jon Kamen are executive producers.

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