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4 Best Kids' Movies Teaching Latino Culture Other Than 'Coco'

The Pixar animated movie "Coco" is not the only animated film that focus mainly on Latino characters and culture.
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DVD Releases of the Week: Zoe Saldana's 'The Book of Life,' 'Fury,' 'Mas Negro Que la Noche" Hit Home Video Market

This week the marketplace will see a number of Latino stars headlining DVD releases. Among these Latino actors are Michael Pena , Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Kate del Castillo and Zuria Vega. Latin Post takes a look at the week in new DVD releases, which also includes Indie dramas, Academy Award nominees and animated films.

Dancing with the Stars 2014: Tommy Chong Still Going Strong Before 'Cheech and Chong' Big Screen Reunion with Cheech Marin (Exclusive)

From the small screen to the big screen, most of us are suckers for reality TV, like "Dancing With the Stars" where former celebrities re-emerge into the spotlight to see if they can dance, to feel-good romantic comedies that tug at our heartstrings. Yet there's another type of comedy that also gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling -- but not in the way you'd expect. It's stoner comedy, and it's making a unique comeback to the box office with the long-awaited, big-screen reunion of "Cheech and Chong," otherwise known as Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.

Movie Box Office Analysis & Recap: 'Nightcrawler','Ouija' Tie at the Box Office

"Nightcrawler" and "Ouija" tied at the North American box office over the Halloween weekend.
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Cheech Marin Talks About Working With El Rey's Robert Rodriguez, 'Book of Life'

Many people know comedic actor Cheech Marin for his stoner comedy "Cheech & Chong" films in the '70s and '80s, but he's also made his mark as a director, writer, musician and a Chicano advocate and art collector. He's starred in feature film comedies and animated movies and has made bestselling bilingual children's music albums. Marin recently spoke to Latin Post about his role in the animated fantasy-adventure, "The Book of Life," directed by Jorge Gutierrez and produced by his longtime friend and Oscar-winning Guillermo del Toro. During the Latin Post exclusive interview, Marin reminisced of his early days and recalled other Latino trailblazers in film, including renegade filmmaker and fellow Mexican-American, Robert Rodriguez.

Box Office Recap: Latino Films 'The Book of Life', 'Birdman' Surprise; Why 'Fury' Won the Box Office

Latin Americans excelled at the box office this weekend, with "Fury" winning the overall marketplace and "The Book of Life" over performing.
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Cheech Marin Brings the Laughs with Comical Serenades and Helps Diego Luna in His Quest for True Love in Jorge Gutierrez and Guillermo del Toro's "Book of Life"

If you are ever in need of a wing man and a singing entourage to help woo your true love, Cheech Marin is your man! In "The Book of Life," Marin voices the hysterical role of Pancho Rodriguez, one of Manolo's (voiced by Diego Luna's hilarious mariachi friends, the "Rodriguez brothers" (also voiced by Gabriel Iglesias and Ricardo Sanchez "Mandril"). In the film, they try "fun, though hardly romantic versions of Rod Stewart's 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy' and Biz Markie's 'Just a Friend' - the latter to the accompaniment of a toy piano."

Hector Elizondo on Playing Father to Diego Luna in 'The Book of Life'

Celebrated actor Hector Elizondo, who was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors in New York, takes his roles very seriously, whether it's on the stage, the small or big screen, or on the radio as a member of the distinguished L.A. Theatre Works for National Public Radio.
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'Book of Life' Director Jorge Gutierrez: Guillermo del Toro-Produced Film Is 'Dream Come True'

Imagine seeing your life's work come alive on the big screen, watching your heartfelt storytelling and illustrations inspired by your upbringing and culture unfold -- all with the help of your favorite producer, Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, a stellar cast, including Diego Luna, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana and a soundtrack that features the legendary Plácido Domingo. Now imagine it all in 3D.
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Box Office Weekend Preview: "Fury" to Win Box Office, "Birdman" Set for Art House Audiences

Brad Pitt's "Fury", "The Book of Life" and "The Best of Me" are set to debut this weekend in movie theaters everywhere.
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2014: Rita Moreno's Groundbreaking Life in the Spotlight Continues to Inspire Latino Actors

Many people use the word "icon" loosely when singing a star's praises, though it's rarely truly justified. But sometimes the word and the subject are interchangeable, especially if it's a Latina trailblazer at the culmination of Hispanic Heritage Month.

'Book of Life' Movie Soundtrack Release Date & Trailer Songs: Album Features Voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna & Plácido Domingo

"The Book of Life" creators are asking their fans, "Quieres bailar?" (Do you want to dance?) as they are gearing up for the official release date of the highly anticipated animated film's soundtrack on Oct. 13.

National Geographic Top 'Sacred Places' List: Belize Ancient Mayan Cave Ranks First

Belize's Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre), or ATM, is a true gem and archeologist's dream. Now I understand why "Ghost Hunters International" Season 3, dedicated its ninth episode to feature "The Crystal Maiden: Belize and France" and evaluated the ghost stories behind the "Mysterious Maiden."

Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez's 'The Book of Life' Inspires Hot Topic Fashion Collection With Rockabilly Style

Jorge Gutierrez and Guillermo del Toro, the creators of the animated film "The Book of Life" from 20th Century Fox and Reel FX Animation Studios, are entering the fashion industry. Gutierrez's compelling "Day of the Dead" illustrations have inspired a limited edition fashion line at Hot Topic.
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Ron Perlman Tweets Answers About Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez Film 'The Book of Life'

Ron Perlman is temporarily leaving the prosthetics and makeup behind and lending his voice to the character, Xibalba, in Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez's beautifully animated film, "The Book of Life."

Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez's 'The Book of Life' Second Trailer Continues to Wow, Highlights Christina Applegate, Ice Cube Roles

The talented "Book of Life" team is at it again. They're revving up for the highly anticipated release of the film on Oct. 17 and have released the film's second trailer, which is sure to further reel in more audiences with its splendid animation.
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