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Comic-Con 2013: Alfonso Cuaron calls ‘Gravity' ‘an amazing miscalculation'

By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - When Alfonso Cuaron first finished writing the script for "Gravity," his upcoming film starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, he promised cinematographer Emmanuel "Chip" Lubezki they would finish it in one year. The film, about two astronauts abandoned in outer space space, would have two characters and a simple premise.

Salma Hayek says she turned down many roles to be with family

Miami, Jul 9 (EFE).- Mexican actress Salma Hayek said Tuesday that she had rejected "many" roles to be with her family and enjoy a more home-oriented life. "I've said no to many things and I don't regret it," the actress, who was nominated for an Oscar for her starring role in "Frida" (2003) and who on Friday returns to the big screen in "Grown Ups 2," told Efe. Hayek, who is also a film producer, said that she had felt forced to work on big productions during the summer, when her 5-year-old daughter, Valentina Paloma, is not going to school.

Bullock, Clooney to open Venice film fest with 'Gravity'

Hollywood heavyweights Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will open the Venice film festival next month with their new movie "Gravity" where they play two astronauts on an ill-fated mission. The thriller by cult Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron will be shown in 3D on the first day of the festival on August 28, organisers of the yearly film industry gathering said in a statement. The festival on the Venice Lido runs until September 7.

Cantinflas grandson found dead

Mexico City, Jun 24 (EFE).- A grandson of Mexican actor Mario Moreno - "Cantinflas" - who has had drug addiction problems for years was found dead Monday. The media said that Mario Moreno Bernat, 22, was found hanging lifeless in the bathroom of a suite in the Hotel Santa Cruz at around 3:00 a.m. The young man was accompanied by a woman who has given a statement about the "apparent suicide," MVS radio said.

Young Mexican-Americans design the must-wear brand for Latinos

Chicago, May 31 (EFE).- Four young entrepreneurs of Mexican origin have made No Manches the indispensable clothing brand for Latinos in Chicago and are currently moving into other parts of the United States. In the vernacular of Mexico City, "no manches" has the meaning of "don't go too far." Miguel Angel Cambray, 32, one of the partners of No Manches Clothing Co., told Efe that the idea of patenting the phrase as a brand name in this country emerged five years ago among childhood pals and fellow students at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Antonio Banderas to endure Chilean miners' ordeal in 'The 33'

Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro will be co-starring in a feature film recounting one of the most harrowing events of 2010, reports Variety magazine. Antonio Banderas will star as the charismatic miner known as "Super Mario" in "The 33," a movie about the Copiapó copper/gold mine cave-in, in which 33 Chilean miners were trapped deep underground and eventually rescued after 69 days. This feature will be shot in Chile this fall by American-Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen, who made a name for herself in 2007 with "La Misma Luna" ("Under the Same Moon").

Antonio Banderas to endure Chilean miners' ordeal in 'The 33'

Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro will be co-starring in a feature film recounting one of the most harrowing events of 2010, reports Variety magazine. Antonio Banderas will star as the charismatic miner known as "Super Mario" in "The 33," a movie about the Copiapó copper/gold mine cave-in, in which 33 Chilean miners were trapped deep underground and eventually rescued after 69 days. This feature will be shot in Chile this fall by American-Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen, who made a name for herself in 2007 with "La Misma Luna" ("Under the Same Moon").

Antonio Banderas to endure Chilean miners' ordeal in 'The 33'

Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro will be co-starring in a feature film recounting one of the most harrowing events of 2010, reports Variety magazine. Antonio Banderas will star as the charismatic miner known as "Super Mario" in "The 33," a movie about the Copiapó copper/gold mine cave-in, in which 33 Chilean miners were trapped deep underground and eventually rescued after 69 days. This feature will be shot in Chile this fall by American-Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen, who made a name for herself in 2007 with "La Misma Luna" ("Under the Same Moon").

Antonio Banderas to endure Chilean miners' ordeal in 'The 33'

Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro will be co-starring in a feature film recounting one of the most harrowing events of 2010, reports Variety magazine. Antonio Banderas will star as the charismatic miner known as "Super Mario" in "The 33," a movie about the Copiapó copper/gold mine cave-in, in which 33 Chilean miners were trapped deep underground and eventually rescued after 69 days. This feature will be shot in Chile this fall by American-Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen, who made a name for herself in 2007 with "La Misma Luna" ("Under the Same Moon").

In Mexico, comedy and scandal expose class schism

How the mighty have fallen in Mexico -- at least on movie screens and in social media. A comedy lampooning the rich has become the highest-grossing film in Mexican cinema history, with five million moviegoers laughing at the story of a construction tycoon fooling his spoilt children into a life of poverty. "Nosotros Los Nobles" ("We Are The Nobles") has hit a nerve -- or the funny bone -- in a country with one of the widest income gaps in the world, where 10 percent of the people control 40 percent of the wealth while almost half live in poverty.
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