Reviews – April 2010


The Pantages Theatre
April 20 – May 9, 2010

There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. A sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz, it’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. And now it’s coming to your town! If you’re looking for your first Broadway musical CHICAGO has everything you could want: knockout dancing, an edge-of-your-seat story and one showstopper after another. If you loved the Academy Award®-winning film, nothing beats the live show, and if you are already intimately acquainted with the musical, experience that sizzle again, CHICAGO always delivers!


Santa Cecilia Orchestra celebrates Mexico!
Sunday, April 25, 2010, 4:00pm
Occidental College’s Thorne Hall

2010 is the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s Independence and the 100th anniversary of its Revolution. Santa Cecilia Orchestra, an orchestra with a special mission to serve the Latino community, will celebrate these two momentous events with a concert featuring works from Mexico’s greatest composers. A befitting celebration for this significant year since the largest concentration of Mexicans in the United States is found in Los Angeles.

In Theaters

Deep inside, Manuel has always been Manuela. Amidst her worst love crisis, Manuela reinvents herself as Manuel in order to pass as the fiancée of her best friend Coca – who is pregnant from a one-night stand and must face her conservative family. Hidden identities, misunderstandings, and the tension between two friends pretending to be what they are not, stage a colorful and up-beat story. MANUELA AND MANUEL is a visually captivating comedy about two friends performing in the melodrama of Latin America life.
RT: 94 min., in Spanish with English subtitles, Rated PG-13.

The film will be running starting on April 2 in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Sunset 5. www.regentreleasing.com


Julieta Venegas – Otra Cosa
Sony Music Latin

Vuelve a la escena musical una de mis cantantes favoritas luego de su exitoso disco MTV Unplugged. Otra Cosa tiene el sonido característico de Julieta Venegas, destacando instrumentos como el piano y el acordeón. Su primer sencillo es “Bien o mal”, otros temas muy buenos en el disco incluye “Amores Platónicos”, “Revolución”. Etc.

Prince Royce
Top Stop Music

Llega Prince Royce con un disco bachatero como pocas veces se ha visto, ya que en el cover que hace del tema “Stand by Me” combina partes en inglés y partes en español, haciendo de este tema un éxito rotundo. Actualmente se escucha fuertemente en la radio y en los clubs. Se le augura un gran éxito a Prince Royce en la escena musical.

Jorge Drexler – Amar la trama
Warner Music Latina

Amar la trama tiene una sincera calidez que envuelve unas canciones elegantes, con las que Drexler sigue demostrando que es un maestro a la hora de idear melodías inolvidables que se nutren tanto de la pulsión urbana como de esos ritmos cadenciosos propios de Río de la Plata.

Miguel Bosé – Cardio
Warner Music Latina

Luego del éxito de Papito, disco con el cual Miguel celebró 30 años de carrera artística y que durante dos años fue el disco más vendido en todos los mercados latinos llega Cardio, con canciones que aparentemente no pretenden decir casi nada y que sin embargo acaban diciéndolo casi todo, con su estilo muy particular y un toque electrónico.

Shontelle – No Gravity
SRC/Universal/Motown records

Licky is being released to the clubs while the stunning ballad Impossible is constantly hitting the radio with major pop and rhythmic stations already buzzing over her phenomenal vocal performance. Shontelle also toured with Beyoncé throughout Europe last summer.


The Blind Side
Warner Home Video

Teenager Michael is living on his own when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy. Learning that the young man is one of her daughter’s classmates, Leigh Anne invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night. What starts out as a gesture of kindness turns into something more as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds.

Fox Home Entertainment

Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.6 billion in worldwide box office. Director James Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. On DVD and Blu-ray April 22.

Easier with Practice
Breaking glass pictures

Tells the touching and provocative story of Davy, a 28-year-old writer on a road trip to promote his unpublished collection of short stories. A random phone call from a mysterious, sexy woman named Nicole leads to a series of emotionally and sexually satisfying phone sex sessions that him on a quest to find out the truth about who she is.
On DVD April 6.

The Missing Person
Strand Releasing

John Rosow, a private detective hired to tail a man, Harold Fullmer, on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers Harold’s identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing Harold back to his wife in New York City against his will.

Cómo no te voy a querer
Maya Home Entertainment

Hugo y Julia son dos chicos estudiantes, con diferentes sueños y metas, pero que comparten la pasión por el equipo de fútbol Pumas. Hugo se deja arrastrar por su sueño de ser jugador profesional de fútbol, descuidando tanto su relación con Julia, como sus estudios, pero sobre todo los valores con los que ha sido educado. Ahora en DVD.