Latinos are not a homogenous group, yet when media celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month we’re lumped into one category. Rotten Tomatoes recently published a list of movies celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, but their list consisted of all Spanish language films, and left out American-based stories. The bicultural experience in America is different from their parent's homeland no matter your race. The bicultural Latino stories do exist and Netflix is the best media company putting out those stories. Below is a list of programming that captures that experience in America.
Heidi Schreck brings her Tony Award-winning Broadway play, "What the Constitution Means to Me" to Amazon Prime Video. While we were taught that "all men are created equal" under the Constitution, a closer look at the document reveals women and people of color don't have equal rights. CineMovie talks to Heidi about her eye-opening show and what the Amy Coney Barrett appointment to the Supreme Court means for America.
Mel Gibson has a penchant for dark comedy and action movies, and in his latest he's playing the not-so-jolly and violent Santa Claus aka FATMAN. Walton Goggins and Marianne Jean-Baptiste star alongside Gibson in FATMAN. Watch the over the top trailer.
ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY is now airing on Amazon Prime Video. The voter suppression documentary is the best one this year. Featuring Stacey Abrams, the film examines the historical practices of voter suppression from the beginning to the current climate of extreme threats to our basic rights as citizens of the United States.
TEHRAN stars Niv Sultan and Shervin Alenabi talk about their Apple TV+ espionage thriller from “Fauda” writer Moshe Zonder that tells the thrilling story of a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran that places her and everyone around her in dire jeopardy. The two actors from opposing countries say the show focuses on the human side of the Iran/Israeli conflict.
LOCAS POR EL CAMBIO will be Amazon Prime Video's first foray into Spanish language comedy from Latin America. The comedy, based in Mexico City, will premiere on November 27, 2020 on the streaming service in more than 240 countries and territories. The body switching plot isn't new but folks can get a view of Mexico that has nothing to do with narcos. Watch the hilarious new trailer.
Chicago, America’s third-largest metropolis has been painted as a violent city by the U.S. President's rhetoric. Oscar®-nominated documentarian Steve James (“America to Me,” “Hoop Dreams”) shot a five-part documentary about is longtime hometown to show the multi-faceted city, the crowded 2018 Mayoral race, and the communities of Chi-Town in "City So Real."
The stakes are higher for Mando and the Child aka Baby Yoda as we head into "The Mandalorian" season 2 on Disney+, premiering Friday. If you're a little rusty on why, a new recap video summarizes the events leading up to the premiere. Watch.
FOX's new series 'NeXt' tackles the idea of an AI like Alexa or Siri becoming a serial killer. We talked to "NeXt" stars John Slattery and Fernanda Andrade about the show and their own techie habits last year at Comic Con shortly before they started shooting the first season.
Selena fans are finally getting their first complete look at the Netflix series based on her short life. Part one of the "Selena: The Series" two-part series premieres on Netflix on December 4, 2020. In the new preview, the Dinos and her family are highlighted.