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DVD Releases of the Week: Will Smith's 'Focus,' 'McFarland USA' and 'Kristen Stewart's 'Camp X-Ray' Among New Releases

This week a number of February films will be released on DVD and on demand. Among these films include Will Smith's latest "Focus," the animated film "Spongebob," the Wachowski siblings' "Jupiter Ascending" and Kristen Stewart's Sundance film "Camp X-Ray." These films will offer an alternative to "Entourage," "Spy" and the horror flick "Insidious 3."
Romeo Santos and Juanes

'Furious 7' & 'McFarland USA' News: Romeo Santos, Juanes Rock the Billboard Latin Music Awards

"The King of Bachata," Romeo Santos, and Colombian rock star Juanes have been sharing their talents with the big screen lately.
Focus

Box Office Analysis & Recap: Will Smith's 'Focus' Underperforms; Oscar Winner 'Birdman' Soars

"Focus" won the box office but underperformed while "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" continued to play solidly.
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Juanes to Perform 'Juntos' During First-Ever 'Victoria's Secret Swim Special' Thursday (WATCH BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO!)

Imagine hearing the sounds of Colombian superstar Juanes on a beautiful beach in Puerto Rico while the sun is setting alongside some of the most stunning women in the world, well it's not a dream, but will become a reality as Juanes will perform "Juntos" during the first-ever "Victoria's Secret Swim Special" on CBS tonight.
Fifty Shades of Grey

Box Office Analysis & Recap: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Flops, 'Birdman' Continues to Soar

"Fifty Shades of Grey" won the box office for the second consecutive weekend but crashed after a massive opening.
'McFarland USA' hits theaters this weekend and stars Diana Maria Riva, Kevin Costner and Maria Bello among others.

EXCLUSIVE 'McFarland USA's' Diana Maria Riva on Portrayal of Latin American Women in Media, 'Telenovela' & Working With Kevin Costner

Diana Maria Riva speaks with Latin Post about working on "McFarland USA" and what needs to change in order for Latin American women to get better representation in the mainstream
Carlos Pratts recently spoke with Latin Post about his work on

EXCLUSIVE: 'McFarland, USA's' Carlos Pratts on Working With Kevin Costner, Bonding With Cast & Spider-Man Rumors

Carlos Pratts recently spoke with Latin Post about his experience in creating the character and working with Costner among other things.
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Movie Weekend Preview 2015: Several Latino Films Like 'McFarland, USA,' 'Wild Tales' Among New Titles

After a record breaking Valentine's Day Weekend, Hollywood will release three mid-sized films that will compete with the Oscars for exposure. Among these films are three Latino films from three different countries.

Will Oscars Hurt McFarland U.S.A's Box Office Success?

How will the latest Kevin Costner flick do at the box office on Oscar weekend?
'McFarland USA' recycles a lot of conventions of the high school Latino sub-genre, but it makes solid use of them overall.

'McFarland USA' Movie Review: Inspiring Entry Into Latin American Genre, But Hardly a Game Changer

Ultimately "McFarland USA" is created to inspire and for the most part it does. There is reverence and sincerity in the approach to the genre, though it is clear that this film, unlike its real-life subjects, is not pioneering new ground for depictions of Latin Americans in mainstream cinema.
Johnny Ortiz

ABC's 'American Crime' to Star 'McFarland, USA's' Johnny Ortiz (EXCLUSIVE)

It's been a pivotal year for 18-year-old actor Johnny Ortiz, who has landed roles in ABC's "American Crime," created and executive produced by Oscar winner John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave") as well as Disney's "McFarland, USA," alongside Kevin Costner and Carlos Pratts, among others.
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Juanes to Perform 'McFarland, USA's' Track at 2015 Grammy Awards, Movie Actor Johnny Ortiz Thrilled by News (EXCLUSIVE)

Colombian rock star Juanes has been added to the 2015 Grammy Awards line-up and will perform the first Spanish-language, original Latin music song performance in the last ten years at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
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Juanes Lends His Grammy-Winning Voice to New 'McFarland USA' Music Video for 'Juntos' (Together) (WATCH)

Colombian rock star Juanes is once again celebrating the unity and "togetherness" of people, but this time it's not for his fellow Colombians, but for his fellow Latinos in McFarland, California in his new music video exclusively for the movie.
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Top Februrary 2015 Latino Movie Releases: 'McFarland, USA,' 'Buen Dia, Ramon' and 'Wild Tales' Among Anticipated Titles

A number of Latin American films featuring high-profile stars will be released in the month of February.
Will 'Birdman' win the essential BAFTA Best Picture award?

Latino Films in 2015: A Look Back At the Critical, Box Office Success & Failures of Latin Films in 2014

With such films as "Spare Parts," "Gloria," "Wild Tales" and "McFarland USA" on the horizon, 2015 looks primed to be another year where Latin American cinema gets its rightful place alongside more mainstream fare. But is Latino cinema slated to be a big box office success?

Disney Delves Into Diversity: 'McFarland USA' Starring Kevin Costner is Based on Latino Students' Inspiring True Story of First Cross-Country Team

Walt Disney Pictures revisits Latino diversity with its release of the heroic sports film, "McFarland, USA," starring Kevin Costner and Carlos Pratts ("The Bridge") on Feb. 20, 2015.
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