Three films headed near you, we have the raunchy comedy “Bad Words” from Jason Bateman, making his feature-film debut as a director (he acted in the movie too alongside the super-funny Kathryn Hahn); We also have “Cesar Chavez” from actor/director Diego Luna helming his first English-feature starring Michael Pena as the beloved activist and America Ferrera as his wife. John Malkovich, Rosario Dawson, and Wes Bentley complete the cast.
And then we have the much-awaited “Noah” from the brilliant auteur, Darren Aronofsky. The biblical star-studded epic stars Russell Crowe as our hero, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Nick Nolte, and Anthony Hopkins.
So which one is my pick of the week? Take a look at my reviews:
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Joe Manganiello teams up with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the new action-thriller “Sabotage” from writer-director David Ayer (“Training Day,” “End of Watch”). Like his book Evolution: The Cutting Edge to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted, Manganiello has evolved from being Alcide in “True Blood” to starring in major Hollywood films like “Magic Mike” and “Sabotage” which opens nationwide on March 28.
What got him attracted to making “Sabotage” and how was it working with his childhood idol, Schwarzenegger? Oh, and the inspiration behind his look in the movie!
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Michael Pena is one of the sweetest, most down-to-earth guys in Hollywood! That’s why his new role, “Cesar Chavez,” is a perfect fit for the actor. Like the activist leader, Pena is humble and speaks the truth. And yes, he gained weight to play the part!
The last time I spoke with the actor, it was for the fantastic “End of Watch” in 2012. Now, the actor is in a quiet, soulful movie about how a revolution happened. In this interview, we talked about his interest for the role, gaining weight, and the big part that the Filipino people had in the revolution led by Chavez.
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America Ferrera stars as Helen Chavez, the wife of our hero played by Michael Pena, in the new political drama, “Cesar Chavez.” The last time I spoke with the actress, it was for “How to Train Your Dragon,” four years ago. Now, Ferrera is tackling more grown-up roles that challenge her.
In this interview, we talked about her interest in making “Cesar Chavez,” the importance of Helen in the life of Cesar Chavez, how she researched the part, and the rise of a revolution.
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Diego Luna, the actor who made his mark in “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” makes his English-language directorial debut with “Cesar Chavez,” a passionate film about the activist leader. Michael Pena stars in the title role with America Ferrera playing his wife, Helen. John Malkovich, Wes Bentley, and Rosario Dawson complete the cast. “Cesar Chavez” opens in theaters on March 28.
In this interview, we talked about Luna’s interest in making the movie, how he researched the film, and the importance of the Filipino farm workers in shaping the revolution.
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