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To Gina Rodriguez, ‘Miss Bala’ Is An Action Movie, Not A Mexican Movie

Gina Rodriguez stars in the new movie Miss Bala, an action movie based on a 2011 Mexican film of the same name. It will definitely come as a surprise to those who know Rodriguez from The CW’s Jane the Virgin, but she is very proud of the film. Does the fact that the movie comes [...]

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Will ‘Glass’ Be Cracked at Box Office by Bad Reviews?

Will ‘Glass’ Be Cracked at Box Office by Bad Reviews?
Two years ago, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” became one of the surprise box office hits of 2017. Critics and audiences hailed the film as a long overdue return to form for the “Sixth Sense” director, and the surprise twist ending that revealed the film as a secret sequel to his 2000 film “Unbreakable” created a wave of anticipation for “Glass,” the trilogy-completing film that hits theaters this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

But as Universal prepares to release the film on 3,700 screens, “Glass” is being hammered by critics as a big letdown, currently holding a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 38 percent compared to 76 percent for “Split.” What’s more, some critics are predicting that fans of “Split” are going to be very disappointed, leading to bad word of mouth.

Also Read: Why Didn't 'Bumblebee' Get Box Office Buzz Despite Series' Best Reviews?

“In a way, ‘Glass’ feels like a giant
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In 'Miss Bala,' Gina Rodriguez Risks It All; Here's Everything We Know

  • Fandango
Gina Rodriguez stars in the action-thriller Miss Bala as a young American woman who is visiting a longtime friend in Mexico. Very quickly, however, she and her friend are caught up in violence that could soon prove fatal to them both. The thriller will soon open in theaters nationwide. Here's everything we know about Miss Bala -- including the meaning of that title. Who stars? Gina Rodriguez. She broke out big on the small screen with her winning portrayal of the lead role in...

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‘Aquaman’s $940M+ Global Muscle Bests ‘Batman V. Superman’ & ‘Wonder Woman’; ‘Escape Room’ Packs $18M Stateside – Sunday Update

  • Deadline
5th Update, Sunday Am Writethru after Saturday and Friday updates: Even though it’s a quiet weekend at the box office after the mad holiday rush between Christmas and New Year’s Day, studios savor the first frame of the year given its great holdover business. Kids are still off from school and heading to the movies, and another big plus: There isn’t a major snow storm freezing out the Northeast.

Total ticket sales for the weekend per ComScore is $138.2M, -26% from the final weekend of 2018 (ComScore will report their figure soon). That weekend-to-weekend percent slide is roughly on par with the first frame of 2017 vs. the last weekend of 2016, but steeper than the onset of 2018 vs. the finale of 2017 at -15%. Last year at this time
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‘Carmen Sandiego’ Trailer: We Finally Know Where in the World She Is

  • Indiewire
We finally know where in the world Carmen Sandiego is, and it’s the same place as seemingly every other movie and TV series: Netflix. The streaming giant has released a trailer for its updated take on the globetrotting character, who first appeared in a 1985 video game and has led three previous shows. The last time the character appeared on TV was also in an animated series, “Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?”, which ended its four-season run in 1999. The most memorable iteration was the PBS game show “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?,” which won seven Daytime Emmys and a 1992 Peabody Award.

Watch the trailer for the animated series below, and fret not if you demand more Carmen Sandiego: Netflix also has a live-action feature starring Gina Rodriguez in production.

“You want the whole story?” Carmen (voiced by Rodriguez) asks at the beginning of the trailer. We
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Every Studio Film Directed By Female Filmmakers Coming Out in 2019 and 2020

Change comes slowly, at least in Hollywood. In its latest study, “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair? Gender, Race & Age of Directors across 1,000 films from 2007-2017,” the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative identified that, of a total of 109 film directors associated with the 100 top movies of 2017, a full 92.7% were male and 7.3% were female. It’s a slight uptick over the percentages that cover the last 11 years and 1,100 movies, which found that 95.7% of all directors were male and 4.3% were female. You can read the full report right here.

Most of these movies, of course, come from the studio world, the home of the big blockbusters, the major moneymakers, and the kind of opportunities that continue to elude the vast majority of female filmmakers working in the contemporary era. And yet a look forward at the studio-backed selections hitting the big screen in the next two years signals that the tide is turning,
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12 Movies From Female Filmmakers to See in 2019

12 Movies From Female Filmmakers to See in 2019
While 2018 was another banner year for both female filmmakers and female-centric stories (as studies continue to show that movies that put women at the center of their stories are box office gold), 2019 seems poised to only exceed steadily rising expectations for women behind the camera.

From much-hyped blockbusters, indies from rising talents, acclaimed filmmakers trying something new on the big screen, and everything in between, 2019 has a woman-directed project for every movie buff.

Keep in mind, this list only includes films that have an announced release date for 2019, and it’s safe to assume that more titles will join these ranks once the festival season kicks in. Here are the 12 of the most anticipated female-directed films that you can add to your calendar right now.

Miss Bala,” directed by Catherine Hardwicke (February 1)

After taking a three-year break from feature filmmaking, the “Thirteen” and “Twilight” director is back behind the camera
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Apple Taps Sony’s Tamara Hunter As Head Of Casting For Worldwide Video

  • Deadline
Sony’s head of feature casting Tamara Hunter is leaving the studio to join Apple as Head of Casting, Worldwide Video. She landed the job after a lengthy search and will report to Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s Heads of Worldwide Video, who came to Apple from the TV side of Sony. Hunter, who will start in the new year, may not be replaced.

Hunter, a veteran casting executive, most recently served as Head of Feature Casting for Sony Pictures Entertainment, since 2016. There, she oversaw feature films and animation casting for Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Animation. The films she worked on included Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Equalizer 2, Hotel Transylvania, Venom, and upcoming films You Are My Friend, Miss Bala, Charlie’s Angels and Men in Black.

Hunter moved to Sony from 20th Century Fox where she also served as VP,
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Issa Rae, Columbia Sign Multi-Picture Production Deal Promoting Diverse Screenwriters (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Issa Rae, Columbia Sign Multi-Picture Production Deal Promoting Diverse Screenwriters (Exclusive)
Issa Rae’s production company, ColorCreative, has signed a multi-picture production deal with Columbia Pictures. The pact is unique in that under the agreement, ColorCreative will work with and back projects from emerging, diverse screenwriters.

The move comes as the entertainment industry is under pressure to develop films and shows that feature underrepresented talent both in front of and behind the camera. There’s a lot of room for improvement. Films such as “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” have demonstrated the commercial appeal of movies with minority leads, but they remain the exception, not the rule. A recent USC study found that only 29.3% of characters in the 100 top grossing movies of 2017 were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Rae is best known for creating, co-writing, and starring in the HBO series “Insecure.” Selected participants, to be announced in the spring of 2019, will work with Rae and the studio to
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Blue Beetle Movie in Development

Mike Cecchini Nov 30, 2018

The Dceu will grow to include a Blue Beetle movie, making Jaime Reyes the first Latino superhero to headline a movie.

There's a Blue Beetle movie coming, as Warner Bros. continues to keep the Dceu alive and well.

Jaime Reyes is a teenager who finds a mysterious, magically powered scarab, that soon binds with his body, allowing him to manifest a powerful exoskeleton, fly, and project energy. A little bit Power Rangers, a little bit classic DC superhero, it's easy to see how Blue Beetle will translate to the screen. The Wrap reports that Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (the upcoming remake of Miss Bala) has landed the writing job, and Zev Foreman will produce. The Jaime Reyes version of Blue Beetle was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner in 2005.

There's a legacy element to Jaime's story, as well. That magical scarab once belonged to Dan Garrett,
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DC is Moving Forward with The Development of Their Blue Beetle Feature Film

Over the past few years we’ve seen DC’s Blue Beetle pop up as a film and a TV series that Warner Bros. would like to make. Well, it looks like the time has come.

According to The Wrap, the studio is currently developing the film which will feature their first lead Latino superhero character, Jaime Reyes a.k.a. the Blue Beetle. Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer has been hired to write the script. He previously worked on Universal’s Scarface along with the upcoming Miss Bala remake for Sony.

I imagine this means that Greg Berlanti’s Booster Gold/Blue Beetle isn’t going to be happening any time soon.

In the comics, “Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes is the third character to assume the mantle of the Blue Beetle after Dan Garret and Ted Kord.” The character was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner.

Jaime
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Blue Beetle Will Be DC's First Latino Superhero Movie

Warner Bros. is developing a Blue Beetle standalone that will serve as their first Latino-led DC superhero movie. For years we've been hearing that Booster Gold was going to team up with the character for a movie set within the DC universe, but that never came to fruition. Now, as the studio has been making big changes behind the scenes, they're taking a very different approach to Blue Beetle, which adds some diversity to their slate of comic book projects currently in development.

According to a new report, Mexican-born screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer has been hired to pen the script for Blue Beetle, which will center on the Jaime Reyes version of the character. Jaime Reyes is the third person in the comics to hold the title. Previously, Dan Garrett and Ted Kord held the mantle, with Reyes being introduced in 2006 in the world of DC Comics. This particular version of
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DC and Warner Bros. developing Jamie Reyes 'Blue Beetle' superhero movie

  • JoBlo
As DC continues to chart a bold new course of action for their cinematic universe, it's been announced exclusively by The Wrap that DC and Warner Bros. are developing a feature film centered around the Latino superhero Jamie Reyes a.k.a. Blue Beetle. Penning the screenplay is Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who most recently wrote the script for Miss Bala starring Gina Rodriguez,…
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Jaime Reyes ‘Blue Beetle’ Latino Superhero Movie in Development at DC and Warner Bros (Exclusive)

  • The Wrap
DC and Warner Bros. are developing their first Latino superhero movie about Jaime Reyes, aka the “Blue Beetle,” individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively tells TheWrap.

Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Universal’s “Scarface,” has been tapped to write the screenplay. Dunnet-Alocer also wrote the upcoming “Miss Bala” remake for Sony.

Zev Foreman is executive producing for Warner Bros.

Also Read: 11 Latino Superheroes Ready for the Movies, From Spider-Man to Miss America (Photos)

In the comics, Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes is the third character to assume the mantle of the Blue Beetle after Dan Garret and Ted Kord. Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner, the character made his first appearance in the comics in 2006’s “Infinite Crisis” #5. His own monthly series debuted two months later with “Blue Beetle” #1 in May 2006.

Jaime Reyes discovered the Blue Beetle scarab on the way home from school with two
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Gina Rodriguez’s ‘Miss Bala’ Features Rare Leading Role for Latinx Actor, Diverse Crew

  • Variety
Gina Rodriguez’s ‘Miss Bala’ Features Rare Leading Role for Latinx Actor, Diverse Crew
Gina Rodriguez’s upcoming film “Miss Bala” is being hailed as a barrier-breaking action film. That’s the glass-half-full take on things. There’s another way of looking at the story of a beauty queen trying to escape a violent drug cartel, however. When it opens Feb. 1, “Miss Bala” will represent one of the starkest reminders of the dearth of big-studio films featuring Latinos in leading roles.

In 2017, just two of the year’s top 100-grossing films featured Latino actors in lead roles, according to USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s annual report on female and minority film representation. None of last year’s top 100 films featured a Latina actress in the lead role, and nearly 65 had speaking roles for Latinas. The release of “Miss Bala” comes at a time in Hollywood when other landmark films featuring African-American and Asian-American performers such as “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” have dominated the box office.
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Los Cabos: Panorama Global Links to Alcala, Katz for ‘Frogtown’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Los Cabos, Mexico — Gerardo Gatica and Alberto Muffelmann’s Panorama Global, the company behind Alfonso Ruizpalacios’ “Museo,” are partnering with its co-screenwriter, Manuel Alcalá, and Mauricio Katz, screenwriter of “Miss Bala,” and NetflixManiac,” on futuristic thriller “Frogtown.”

As talent become one – if not the – key competitive issue in the world’s new film-tv landscape for every company from Netflix downwards, the deal sees Panorama, fast emerging as a Mexican movie powerhouse, teaming with two of Mexico’s top writing talents. “Frogtown” will mark both the writers’ directorial debuts.

Alcala co-won a Berlin screenwriting Silver Bear with Ruizpalacios for “Museo”; Katz co-wrote “Miss Bala,” produced by Canana, wrote and executive produced Netflix original series “Maniac,” and is a co-creator on one of the biggest upcoming TV series from continental Europe, the Sky-Canal Plus “ZeroZeroZero,” starring Gabriel Byrne and Andrea Riseborough, and from the creative team behind “Gomorrah.”

“Manuel and Mauricio
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Gina Rodriguez Set To Star In ‘Miss Bala’, Ismael Cruz Córdova Cast As Male Lead

Gina Rodriguez Set To Star In ‘Miss Bala’, Ismael Cruz Córdova Cast As Male Lead
Exclusive: Gina Rodriguez has officially signed on, along with newcomer Ismael Cruz Córdova, to topline Sony’s Catherine Hardwicke-directed drama Miss Bala, a remake of the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2011. to the 2011 Oscar nominated film of the same name. Deadline first reported the Jane The Virgin star as a front-runner for this project. Rodriguez stars Gloria Meyer who, after her friend Suzu goes missing in Tijuana, finds herself a pawn in a…
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Carmen Sandiego Netflix Series: Trailer Release Date, Cast

Chris Longo Jan 16, 2019

Carmen Sandiego has conquered video games, books, comics, and television shows. But can she outrun Netflix?

Carmen Sandiego is coming to Netflix! The animated adaptation will have Gina Rodriguez voicing the globetrotting thief. Netflix has ordered a 20-episode first season, which will be produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Here's everything you need to know about the Carmen Sandiego Netflix series...

Netflix just released the opening theme for the Carmen Sandiego series and it's gorgeous. Give it a watch below.

#CarmenSandiego swings back into action next Friday but you can steal an exclusive first look at the show's new theme and opening credits now! pic.twitter.com/cfwCSNt0o7

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Carmen Sandiego Netflix Series Trailer

So how did Carmen Sandiego ever wind up in crime school? Glad you asked. Netflix has released the first trailer for its brightly-colored Carmen Sandiego adaptation. Take a look below.
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Gina Rodriguez to voice Carmen Sandiego in Netflix animated series

Fresh from signing on for the Miss Bala remake, Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez is set to lend her voice to the title character in Netflix’s upcoming animated series Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?.

The Tracking Board reports that Netflix as ordered 20 episodes of the series, which – as with the video game series in which it is based – aims to be as educational as it is entertaining.

The franchise launched in 1985 with the release of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? from Brøderbund Software, where the aim of the game was for players to track down Carmen – a criminal mastermind – by solving a series of clues and cases.

The game spawned a host of sequels, as well as a TV game show, animated series, books, games and more. There has also been several attempts to bring the franchise to the big screen, with both Sandra Bullock
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“The Raven Cycle” Gets Pilot Order, Catherine Hardwicke to Direct

Catherine Hardwicke: Tiff/YouTube

Fantasy fans, rejoice. Maggie Stiefvater’s best-selling four-book series “The Raven Cycle” is being adapted for TV, and Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to helm the pilot and serve as an executive producer, Birth.Movies.Death. reports.

According to Publishers Marketplace, the story follows “four private school boys and a psychic’s daughter who quest for a sleeping king of Welsh legend in the mountains of Virginia, uncovering ancient magic, powerful dreams, and the devils in themselves.” The first installment of “The Raven Cycle” was published in 2012, and the final book hit shelves in 2016.

Andrew Miller (“The Secret Circle”) will act as showrunner. No word on casting or potential networks.

Another upcoming adaptation of a woman-penned fantasy novel we’re keeping an eye on is “Maresi.” The award-winning Ya title was written by Finnish author Maria Turtschaninoff, and the film rights to the book have been optioned by Film4, the London-based company behind Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey.”

Miss You Already,” “Twilight,” and “Thirteen” are among Hardwicke’s credits. She helmed the music video for “Til It Happens to You,” the Oscar-nominated Lady Gaga and Diane Warren song featured in 2015 documentary “The Hunting Ground.” The film investigates the ubiquity of sexual assault on U.S. campuses and the rape culture within those institutions that denies survivors justice.

Hardwicke’s upcoming projects include a big screen adaptation of Ya novel “Stargirl” toplined by Joey King (“Fargo”) and a remake of the 2011 Academy Award-nominated Mexican drama “Miss Bala.”

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