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Critic’s Choice Association Names Celebration of Latino Cinema Honorees and Presenters

The Critic’s Choice Association announced the honorees and presenters for the inaugural Celebration of Latino Cinema, taking place virtually on Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Pt / 8:30 p.m. Et. Writer, producer, actress and comedian Cristela Alonzo will host the event.The director award will go to Reinaldo Marcus Green, director of “King Richard,” the biopic […]

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda Channeled Disney Legend Howard Ashman for the ‘Encanto’ Animated Musical

With Disney’s “Encanto”, Lin-Manuel Miranda finally got to work on his first animated musical from the ground up after getting a taste with Disney’s “Moana” (featuring his Oscar-nominated song “How Far I’ll Go”) and Sony/Netflix’s “Vivo.” In fact, it’s the latest milestone in what has been an incredible year for the very hot Miranda, following […]

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Andrew Garfield and Will Smith Brought Best Actor Race Into Focus at AFI Fest

So have we seen everything yet?AFI Fest, which just wrapped in Los Angeles, is the final prominent film festival to unveil a handful of awards hopefuls.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, “Tick, Tick … Boom!,” from Netflix, premiered to strong reviews and plenty of Oscar buzz. As part of a banner year for Miranda that includes involvement […]

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‘Allswell,’ Starring Elizabeth Rodriguez, Liza Colón-Zayas and Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wraps Production

The indie drama “Allswell” wrapped principal photography this month in New York, N.Y. The film stars Elizabeth Rodriguez, Liza Colón-Zayas and Daphne Rubin-Vega (from “In the Heights”) along with a cast that includes Felix Solis, Max Casella, Michael Rispoli, Shirley Rodriguez, MacKenzie Lansing and J. Cameron Barnett.“Allswell” tells a story of family trauma and reconciliation. […]

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How ‘Encanto’ Art Team Brought Enchantment to Disney’s 60th Animated Feature

Disney Animation’s newest feature, “Encanto,” centers on the extended Madrigal family, who possess magical powers and live in an enchanted house. Only teenager Mirabel, voiced by “In the Heights” actor Stephanie Beatriz, lacks the gift of incantation.The movie, which debuts in theaters Nov. 24, is rooted in Colombian culture, so filmmakers Byron Howard and Jared […]

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First Batgirl Concept Art Shows Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon Watching Over Gotham

“Batgirl” has had a long and complicated journey to the big screen, but the latest addition to DC’s live action slate is finally coming together. Amongst the many treats presented at the DC FanDome event was our first look at the concept art for the upcoming “Batgirl” film, along with some very interesting tidbits from […]

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‘Vivo’: Making an Animated Musical as a Kindred Spirit to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’

From the start, Lin-Manuel Miranda envisioned his animated pet project “Vivo” as a love letter to the musical heritage of Cuba. In fact, he told director Kirk DeMicco (“The Croods”) when they started in 2016 that “Vivo” was a kindred spirit to “In the Heights.”That’s why Miranda recruited “In the Heights” writer Quiara Alegría Hudes […]

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‘Vivo’ Director Kirk DeMicco on the Film’s Evolution, Roger Deakins’ Involvement, and More [Interview]

In the wake of the success of his stage version of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda started writing songs for Vivo, a movie he pitched to Sony Pictures Animation in 2010. A changing of the guard at the studio meant that the film essentially slipped through the cracks, but after Hamilton became a mega-hit, the […]

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‘Vivo’ Trailer: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Gloria Estefan Energize A New Netflix Animated Film

Lin-Manuel Miranda is everywhere these days. Following “In The Heights” this summer based on one of his plays and the “Tick, Tick Boom” musical starring Andrew Garfield arriving later this year, Miranda is practically ubiquitous. But there’s more. He’s also the lead voice and has written all the original songs to the Netflix animated film, […]

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