Articles tagged vincent laresca

29 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

El Cantante

Every bit the camp classic that Gigli was supposed to be. El Cantante is nothing if not a generously budgeted, extended music video.

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4 Aug 2007 // 6:42 AM

El Cantante

Jennifer Lopez is the new Barbra Streisand. No, old Butta Babs can still act and sing rings around this entertainment wannabe. No, where J-Lo matches the Oscar winning diva is in the oversized ego department.

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‘El Cantante’ follows life, music of Puerto Rican superstar

Even his name meant music. Hector Lavoe’s real last name was Perez. Lavoe was invented, a Puerto Ricanized pronunciation of “la voz” - “the

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3 Aug 2007 // 4:32 AM

J.Lo’s heritage looms large in her music and new movie

With the opening of her film El Cantante—a biopic about Hector Lavoe, the vibrant soul of New York’s salsa scene in the `70s—

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3 Aug 2007 // 3:29 AM

El Cantante

The biopic formula overtakes historical details and even director Leon Ichaso's signature impressionism, with an awkward and unsurprising result.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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20 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Coach Carter (2004)

While the outcome is obvious (generic rules apply), Jackson is sharp and relatively restrained.

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14 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Coach Carter (2004)

Based on a real life coach, also named Ken Carter, Carter takes an approach that's part Lean on Me meets Hoosiers, part Stand and Deliver meets Friday Night Lights, and okay, maybe a little White Shadow, too.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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