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    LatinoBuzz: The Nominees for the 4th Annual Cinema Tropical AWARDS Are...

    As the leading presenter of Latin American Cinema in the U.S. Cinema Tropical advocates for the Latino filmmaking community and honors their achievements. Cinema Tropical Awards now in its fourth edition have announced this year's nominees

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    What to Rent/Buy on Blu-Ray This Week: Criterion Release of 'The Devil's Backbone,' Survival Thriller 'Black Rock' and More

    VOD is all the rage right now, and for good reason (check out our July VOD list). But while it's gratifying to know that you can watch pretty much anything with the simple click of a button, there's something comforting about tearing into a DVD/Blu-ray case and popping the disc into your player. Tha...

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    Latinobuzz: Sneak Peek At Gina Rodriguez’s New Comedy And Interview With Director, Nicole Gomez Fisher

    Unveiling at the Brooklyn Film Festival this weekend is the world premiere of Sleeping with the Fishes, the directorial debut of former stand up comic and actor, Nicole Gomez Fisher.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: How Much 'Mud' Money Will McConaughey and Company Make?

    Matthew McConaughey continues a rather constant presence in movie theaters this past year or so with "Mud" -- one of the best reviewed films of his recent lot (which also includes "Magic Mike," "The Paperboy," "Killer Joe" and "Bernie" -- all in the past 12 months). Almost a year after it debuted in...

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    Listen: Exclusive Song From Music World Drama 'Filly Brown'

    Last month, we brought you an exclusive dubstep track from the SXSW thriller "Snap." Co-directed by Youssef Delara, the film featured msuic by longtime industry veteran and musician Reza Safinia, but it wasn't the first time they worked together. They had previously collaborated on "Filly Brown," wh...

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    LatinoBuzz: How Do We Turn a Latino Film Into a Latino Blockbuster?

    The internet has been buzzing about Filly Brown. The film starring Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, and Jenni Rivera hit theaters this past Friday and made close to $1.5 million over the weekend. It’s an impressive opening for an independent Latino film.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Home Run,' 'Filly Brown' Show Surprise Indie Strength

    The top arthouse performers this week were unexpected outsiders that did not follow the usual release patterns for high-end critically-driven openings, which is increasingly the norm among independent and specialized releases. In fact "Home Run" from Samuel Goldwyn (distributed by partner IDP Films)...

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    Weekend Preview: Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' a Mediocre Mission, Francois Ozon's 'In the House' Liked by Critics

    Tom Cruise apocalyptic vehicle "Oblivion," which is expected to score about $30 million when it opens wide this weekend, is a rare thing these days: a movie that arrives full-blown from the head of its filmmaker. While critics agree that Joseph Kosinski's spectacular piece of grown-up sci-fi boasts...

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    Watch: See Gina Rodriguez Rap Like a Pro in Exclusive Scene From 'Filly Brown'

    In the rousing hip-hop drama "Filly Brown," newcomer Gina Rodriguez gives a commanding turn as the titular young hip-hop artist. Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos' Sundance indie centers on Brown, a Los Angeles-based struggling rapper with a mother in prison (the late Jenni Rivera) and one big sho...

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