entertainment

  • Cinequest Film Review: Lupe

    Jose Posadas El Observador A good film should entertain, but it should also provoke thought and conversation, and if it is a worthy film it might even change public perceptions and attitudes. The film “Lupe” premiering at the annual Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival is all those things. Directed...
  • “Captain Marvel” Brings Forth Comic Giant’s First Female Hero in a Starring Role

    Arturo Hilario El Observador Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Storm (Halle Berry) are all female superheroes that have graced the silver screen with their presence long before Brie Larson took on the helm of being Marvel’s first heroine leading their own film. Technically though, Larson’s portrayal...
  • Q&A: Getting Answers to “What Men Want”

    Director Adam Shankman on Empowerment, Sports, and How the Original “What Women Want” Would Not Work in This Era Arturo Hilario El Observador In the new film “What Men Want”, Taraji P. Henson stars as Ali Davis, a successful sports agent who has, until now, been able to navigate...
  • Ponte tus orejitas: Una celebración de Mickey y Minnie

    Disneyland Resort celebra una fiesta dedicada
al dúo legendario con el que empezó todo Disneyland Resort ANAHEIM, Calif. – Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration (Ponte tus orejitas: Una celebración de Mickey y Minnie) da inicio este mes en Disneyland Resort, invitando a todo el mundo...
  • Behind a Badge and a Band

    A revealing and suprising look at Tortilla Soup’s frontman, Robert Payne   Belinda Quesada Special to El Observador   San José native son, Robert Payne, is some kind of a genius. Not content with a career in law enforcement that lasted 27 years, he decided 16 years ago to...
  • 5 podcasts to capture your heart, tickle your funny bone

    BPT According to Podcast Insights, 73 million Americans listen to podcasts regularly, seven per week on average. You can find a podcast about virtually any subject that strikes your fancy, so if you’re looking for a new show to engage and delight you, there is no shortage of fun,...
  • Beyond the Glass Slippers: Q&A with “Cinderella” Performer Mandy McDonell

    Stage Version Changes up the Classic Story for Its Broadway Production Arturo Hilario El Observador Mandy McDonell is a theater performer and a San Jose native who is coming back home with the touring Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”. It will be at the Center for the...
  • Q&A: Michael Peña and the Birth of the Drug War

    One of the Leads of Netflix’s Spinoff of Colombia Drug Drama “Narcos” Talks About the Move to Mexico and the 1980s Arturo Hilario El Observador The term “narcos” has become synonymous with the seedy and violent world of the drug cartels in Latin America, and most recently Mexico. Within...
  • Directing the Punches: Q&A with Steven Caple Jr.


    Director of “Creed II” shares the making of a boxing drama in which, “you can’t escape your history” Arturo Hilario El Observador The Rocky series of boxing films has had a long history, with its first iteration hitting cinemas on November 21, 1976. Exactly 42 years to the day,...

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