FRONTERA: A Story of Perseverance, Love and Hope.

Magnolia Pictures brings us “FRONTERA” the story of Miguel (Michael Peña) a man wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff (Ed Harris).  Miguel is instantly branded a murderer after illegally crossing the border from Mexico to Arizona in search of an opportunity to provide a better life for his family.  If being in jail for murder isn’t enough?  Miguel’s pregnant wife Paulina (Eva Longoria)  is now being held for ransom by the same “Coyotes” who illegally smuggled her into the United States.   Ex Lawman Roy (Ed Harris) is not quite convinced of Miguel’s guilt and decides to investigate his wife’s murder.  Given that Roy is suppose to be retired its only natural that he will upset a few folks along the way.

 

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“FRONTERA” which is the Spanish word for BORDER could not come at a better time.  It’s like every time you turn on the News no matter what Network or Show, whether the broadcast is in English or Spanish there is always News from the US/Mexico border.  News reports  about the large number of unsupervised children crossing the border illegally.  Then we have President Barack Obama addressing the nation over the concerns of the Immigration system in the U.S. and its border with Mexico.  The President stated he will now bypass Congress and try to fix the Immigration system on his own, Good Luck with that buddy!!!  All fixing set aside Director Michael Berry who co-wrote the film with Luis Moulinet are not out to change the Immigration system.  Instead they took a different approach.  Not wanting to make the film bias, Berry and Moulinet wrote a script covering many issues related to immigration.  I am assuming that through the Miguel character and his family the filmmakers chose to take the time and show us the audience the circumstances and situations that lead a person to make the desperate choice of leaving their family and home behind to cross hundreds of miles of Barren Desert in search of the “American Dream”.  All while avoiding getting caught.   On the other hand while Roy is conducting his personal investigation I am sure we will also see those affected by illegal  immigrants, from the Landowners with property that border with Mexico to the people who lose work due to the cheap labor and those who have financial gain because of the cheap labor.

Considering Director Michael Berry’s background in Theater I look forward to a great performance from the wonderful cast.  Another fun fact, this is both Michael Peña and Eva Longoria’s first Spanish speaking roles which should be nice to hear.  The panoramic views of the South West also look like great eye candy for those of us who enjoy cinematography.  “FRONTERA” will be in Theaters September 5th however if you are like me and love to watch movies early then you will be able to get in ON DEMAND or iTUNES July 31st.

 

 

 

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Director: Robert Lorenz

Writer : Written by Randy Brown

Producers: Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Michele Weisler

Executive Producer: Tim Moore

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick,

Matthew Lillard, Joe Massingill

 

Drama. Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus—who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat—refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country’s hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus’s objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries—revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.

 

This film has been rated PG-13 for language, sexual references,

some thematic material and smoking. 

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Director: Robert Lorenz

Writer : Written by Randy Brown

Producers: Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Michele Weisler

Executive Producer: Tim Moore

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick,

Matthew Lillard, Joe Massingill

 

Drama. Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus—who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat—refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country’s hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus’s objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries—revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.

 

This film has been rated PG-13 for language, sexual references,

some thematic material and smoking. 

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THE HOBBIT in theaters December 14.!!

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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on December 14

(New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro
Based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Producers: Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Executive Producers: Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins, Carolyn Blackwood
Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner
Fantasy Adventure. The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

 

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Darren Aronosky’s “Noah” First Image now available!!!

Academy-Award winner Russell Crowe as Noah from Academy-Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH.  Based on the Biblical account of Noah’s journey, NOAH also stars Academy-Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Methuselah) and Academy-Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Naameh).  The film will be released worldwide in March, 2014.

  

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Russell Crowe is Noah in NOAH, from Paramount Pictures.

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