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9 Biggest Surprises of Comic-Con 2014

28 July 2014 3:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Some are still buzzing with energy, while others are a little sad that it's all over for another year. There are even those dour sourpusses who feel this year was nothing but lackluster. Even if that's the case, Comic-Con 2014 wasn't without its surprises. Maybe there weren't as many as in years past. And the fact that neither Marvel nor DC announced any of its upcoming titles still stings. But, dang that footage! Both studios are clearly on the path to releasing two of the biggest movies of all time! It's clear that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Avengers: Age of Ultron will be vying to knock Avatar off its perch as the top grossing movie of all time. But seeing the latest and first footage from these superhero behemoths wasn't the only fun studios had with their fans and ever-expanding audience. There were a couple of curveballs thrown »

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Comic-Con: Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate and Ron Perlman Talk The Book Of Life, Enjoying the Voiceover Process, Working without a Script, and More

27 July 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Mexico’s Day of the Dead will be brought to life in the animated fantasy adventure tale, The Book of Life.  A vibrant, magical and romantic journey, the story will tell the legend of Manolo (Diego Luna), a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.  The voice cast also includes Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube and Cheech Marin. While at Comic-Con for a presentation in Hall H, co-stars Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate and Ron Perlman spoke to press during a conference, in which they talked about what they enjoy about the voice-over process, what it’s like to see their voice matched to the finished product, what was appealing about the story, working without an actual script, and how they would describe the film.  Check out what »

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Comic-Con: Biz Markie Performs 'Just a Friend' at 'Book of Life' Panel

26 July 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

So far, the most memorable moment to happen inside Hall H, aside from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuting its first footage and a look at Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume, has been legendary rapper Biz Markie's surprise performance of 'Just a Friend' for The Book of Life panel. We have the entire performance for you to watch here, which includes Channing Tatum joining in on the fun. Check it out as the duo break it down for the San Diego crowd.

The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book of Life encourages »

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Comic-Con: 'Book of Life' Interviews with Biz Markie and Channing Tatum

26 July 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When 20th Century Fox was planning its big Hal H presentation that debuted yesterday at Comic-Con 2014, they probably didn't realize iconic rapper Biz Markie would still the show with a rendition of 'Just a Friend', but that's exactly what happened when he came out to promote the new animated movie The Book of Life from producer Guillermo del Toro. Even Channing Tatum, who voices one of the characters in the movie, had to get out of his seat and dance along. We have interviews from the event with Channing Tatum, Biz Markie, Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge R. Gutierrez. Check them out:

The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. »

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Comic-Con: Fox Brings The Biz For ‘Book Of Life’ As Two Jedis Boost For ‘Kingsman’

25 July 2014 7:12 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

It wasn’t an A-list star or surprise announcement that scored the biggest reaction during Fox‘s mammoth Comic-Con panel — it was rapper Biz Markie, who joined producer Guillermo del Toro‘s Book Of Life gang onstage belting his 1989 anthem “Just A Friend” in a moment of random pop culture mishmash. The song is covered in the 3D animated feature from director Jorge Gutierrez, a dazzlingly designed romantic adventure inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday and produced by Reel FX that Fox will open on October 17. The original story follows Manolo (Diego Luna), who must fight for […] »

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Comic-Con: Channing Tatum Is More Than Just His Looks

25 July 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The actresses at Comic-Con are used to being treated as mere eye candy, but today, turnabout was fair play at the Fox panel for Book of Life. The Day of the Dead-inspired animated film has a heavily Latino cast that's toplined by Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana, but Channing Tatum also has a significant role as Luna's romantic rival, and when the actor took the stage in Hall H for Book of Life's Q&A, one fan asked Tatum why he'd make any movie that didn't rely on his handsome mug or chiseled torso. "You're known for your good looks and your physicality," said the man at the microphone. "What is it about just your voice that you felt you could add to this movie?" Perhaps the question was well-intentioned, but as it hung there, a wave of "oh no he didn't" murmurs went through the crowd. Was »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Sdcc poster for the Guillermo del Toro-produced The Book of Life

25 July 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its panel at Comic-Con, Channing Tatum has taken to Twitter to release a Sdcc poster for the upcoming animated film The Book of Life, which we have for you here…

“From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. The Book Of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book Of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.”

The Book of Life features the voice talents of Diego Luna (Elysium), Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy), Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street), Danny Trejo (Machete »

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Comic-Con: Channing Tatum Tweets Out 'The Book of Life' Poster

24 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Channing Tatum says he's channeling his inner Joaquin for his appearance at Comic-Con this Friday, let's hope he means the new animated character he plays in The Book of Life and not fellow actor Joaquin Phoenix who hates taking fan questions and loathes events such as the one going on right now down in San Diego. Channing Tatum has tweeted out a new poster for The Book of Life to prepare us all for his god-like arrival at the convention center. Check it out and pray to the abs of Channing!

Taking my inner Joaquin to #Sdcc tomorrow for #BookofLifeSDCC!Here's an exclusive 1st look at the movie's new poster.

Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) July 24, 2014

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge R. Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man »

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Who Is Ryan Dorsey, Naya Rivera's New Husband?

23 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Naya Rivera stunned fans when she announced that she had married little known actor Ryan Dorsey in an intimate ceremony in Mexico July 19.

Naya Rivera Marries Ryan Dorsey

Rivera, 27, and Dorsey, 30, announced the news on Wednesday, merely three months after Rivera broke off her engagement to rapper Big Sean. River has since changed her official name on Twitter to Naya Rivera Dorsey, but has refrained from spilling any more details on her mysterious relationship with her new husband.

Who Is Ryan Dorsey?

Dorsey, relatively new to the screen, has appeared in commercials for X-Box, Stanely Steamer and Corona, and has starred in multiple short films. Dorsey is perhaps best known for his bit parts in Southland, Parks and Recreation and Mob City. He just wrapped filming his feature film debut, Blood Father, which also stars Mel Gibson, William H. Macy and Diego Luna.

Such an honor sitting next to this guy! »

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Exclusive: Talking 'The Book of Life' with Director Jorge Guiterrez & Guillermo del Toro

18 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Latino Review recently had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at director Jorge Guiterrez new film The Book of Life. Produced by Guillermo del Toro and distributed by Fox we were treated to a presentation. We then sat down and had the opportunity to speak with both director and producer about their four year collaboration. 

Jorge this is your first feature how overwhelming has it been especially having Guillermo del Toro as a producer?

Jorge Guiterrez: Imagine a thousand dreams coming true at once this same year, and some nightmares, but mostly dreams. 

How did this collaboration work because Guillermo you're swamped with projects?

Jorge Guiterrez: He is like Batman, when Gotham City is in trouble I turn on the bat signal and Guillermo will show up. But like he said when (Pedro) Almodovar produced his movie, he told him I will be there when you need me and »

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14 July 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

It.s exciting for me as a viewer to see Guillermo del Toro lend his name and talents to animated fare. We saw that spark with 2012.s Rise Of The Guardians and this coming October he is bringing the magic and wonder of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead to life, thanks to the creative vision of director Jorge Gutierrez in his feature film debut. The Book Of Life stars Diego Luna as Manolo, a young man who would rather pour his heart out in a song than become a matador as his family would »

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Guillermo Del Toro says projects like 'The Book of Life' are 'worth protecting'

14 July 2014 3:09 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Century City, Calif. — For Guillermo Del Toro to get involved with a new filmmaker, to hop onto a project to produce when it will take him away from his family, away from his life, it goes without saying, it has to be worth it. And when animator Jorge R. Gutierrez came to him with "The Book of Life," an animated feature set for release by 20th Century Fox in October, it checked off a lot of boxes for the "Pacific Rim" director. "I try, as a producer, to specialize in introducing first-time directors because I think it's important to introduce new voices into genre," Del Toro explained to a small audience on the Fox lot Monday morning prior to a footage presentation. "But I need to see something that I have a kinship with, first of all. Second, I need see something that is worth protecting, that is very fragile, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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The Book Of Life Footage Review: Jorge Gutierrez and Guillermo del Toro’s Animated Film Looks Outstanding

14 July 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Just yesterday I was doing a news update on Guillermo del Toro’s potentially upcoming Haunted Mansion and found myself marveling at the amount of projects he has in the pipeline, either as a director or producer.  And, as I was listing them off, I totally forgot to include The Book of Life.  That won’t be a problem now since I just got back from a footage presentation (along with a Q&A with del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez) on the Fox Lot.  This movie is now on my radar in a major way.  Normally I’m not into footage presentations but this one was far enough ahead of release to get behind.  It was also largely fantastic, priming me for the full experience in October. The Book Of Life revolves around three childhood friends—Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoe Saldana), and Joaquin (Channing Tatum)—who find themselves »

- Evan Dickson

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Exclusive: Clip from Cesar Chavez Discusses Importance of Film

14 July 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Cesar Chavez,” the biopic that tells the story of the American activist who fought for reform, is coming to Blu-ray plus Digital HD Ultraviolet and DVD plus Digital Ultraviolet, and Pay-Per-View July 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is now available on Digital HD and Video on Demand. We have an exclusive clip from the film. The clip is from a behind-the-scenes featurette and includes commentary from stars Diego Luna and Rosario Dawson concerning the importance of the characters and what Dawson and America Ferrera brought to the film. check out the clip below the post. “Cesar Chavez” will be available for $19.99 (Blu-ray) and $19.98 (DVD) respectively. The  [ Read More ]

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Help crowdfund documentary film festival Ambulante

10 July 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are two of the co-founders behind Ambulante, a film festival that tours Mexico bringing documentaries to communities typically without access to such movies. Now they wish to spread the festival to the United States and tour across California, and they’ve turned to Kickstarter to help make it happen.

Their goal is to raise roughly $52K in order to schedule screening events and bring filmmakers and other guests across the state. If they raise the money, they say the California tour will act as a pilot program to be able to schedule future events across other parts of the country.

Ambulante started in 2005 by Bernal, Luna, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes, travelling across 12 different states in Mexico. They’ve screened everything from Oscar winner Searching for Sugar Man to the critically acclaimed The Act of Killing and the LCD Soundsystem rock-doc Shut Up and Play the Hits. »

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Garcia Bernal, Luna Look To Kickstarter For First Ambulante California Docu Fest

3 July 2014 2:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Moving forward on its first official attempt to establish a long-term presence outside Latin America, Mexico’s Ambulante – an innovative itinerant docu fest created by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, producer Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes – has launched a Kickstarter crowd-sourcing campaign to back its first U.S. documentary tour in Los Angeles.

Running Sept. 21 to Oct. 4, Ambulante California will travel and tap into Los Angeles’ multi-ethnic neighborhoods to connect and activate audiences offering free docu screenings at different alternative venues, from universities to community centers, museums to parks and makeshift outdoor spaces.

One opening event wil be a screening of Eugenio Polgovsky’s 2004’“Tropico de Cancer,” about families surviving in Mexico’s San Luis Potosi desert by hunting animals. The documentary inspired Bernal and Luna to co-found Ambulante, said Luna.

The program will showcase U.S. and international documentaries, and offer a focus on Mexican docu highlights screened by Ambulante over the last decade. »

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LatinoBuzz: Participant’s 'Cesar Chavez' is Nominated for Four Imagen Awards, Including Best Picture

25 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The nominees for the  29th Annual Imagen Awards, honoring portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film, have been announced and Diego Luna's "Cesar Chavez" is up for four awards: Best Picture Best Actor (Michael Pena) Best Actress (America Ferrera) Best Actress (Rosario Dawson) The awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner on Friday evening, August 1st, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, airing as a one hour special on PBS SoCal. The complete list of nominees is below: Best Primetime Television Program: Drama or Comedy The Bridge (FX Networks/Shine America and FX Productions) Chicago P.D. (NBC/Wolf Films/NBCUniversal Television) The Fosters (ABC Family in association with Prodco, Inc.) Law & Order: Svu ...


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Taormina Film Fest Gets World Cup Fever

21 June 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Taormina, Sicily -- Friday turned out to be soccer themed at the Taormina Film Fest, with a late afternoon screening of Italy's World Cup soccer match against Costa Rica drawing the day's biggest crowds, ahead of the Teatro Antico Italian premiere of Diego Luna's Cesar Chavez. The fest handed out several awards ahead of the Cesar Chavez screening, including one to former Italian soccer star Antonio Cabrini. Among the other honorees: Italian producer Marina Cicogna, whose 1970 crime drama Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra ogni sospetto) won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language

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Crowdfund This: Mexico's Ambulante Going To California

19 June 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Mexican stars Gael García and Diego Luna need your help. For almost a decade now, they have been known in Mexico not only for their acting but also as film producers and distributors. Together with Pablo Cruz, García and Luna founded in 2005 the film company Canana and the traveling documentary film festival Ambulante, which has brought to several Mexican states, during its latest editions, such docs as Searching for Sugar Man, Blackfish, and The Square. Canana itself has produced movies like Miss Bala and this year's Cesar Chavez, as well as been responsible of theatrical and home distribution in Mexico for such films as Only God Forgives and The Master. Now García and Luna are heading to Kickstarter, trying to expand their duties to...

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Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna Hit Kickstarter to Bring Ambulante Project to California

18 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Mexican actor-director-producers Gael Garcíá Bernal and Diego Luna are seeking to bring their traveling documentary festival, Ambulante, to the U.S.--and they're crowd-sourcing funds on Kickstarter to help them do it. Ambulante began 10 years ago as a documentary festival that would move around Mexico, bringing new audiences together in public spaces to share in the experience of watching new films.  According to Ambulante, the group's mission is to "reach areas with limited access to film to diversify and democratize documentary culture."  Eventually, the festival's creators hope to set up Ambulantes globally, each run by the local community and responding to the needs of the region. First, though, they have their sights on California, with the help of the Ford Foundation.  From September 21 to October 4, Ambulante plans to screen one documentary per night in different neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area, all for free.  Past documentaries that »

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