by the El Reportero’s news services
With almost five years of existence, Noches con Platanito (Nights with Platanito) is the critically acclaimed “late night” program and the only Spanish-language program of its kind during Prime Time in the American Union that has become an essential part of program circuit of “late night “and practically a mandatory publicity visit for any actor, singer or artist from Hollywood and Latin America who wants to promote his most recent work. “Many actors are super excited to be in Platanito’s chair,” said actor Curtis Lum of the hit series Sirens.
Recorded in the city of Burbank in front of a live audience and entertained by Mexican comedian Sergio Verduzco, also known as Platanito, and his buddy also actor and comedian David Villalpando, Nights with Platanito has been a continuous success and one of the favorites of the public of the EstrellaTV channel, and one of the most popular programs among the coveted demographic group of young Hispanics.
Spielberg’s Oscar-Winning ‘Schindler’s List’ Set For 25th Anniversary
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, Universal will be re-releasing the movie in a limited engagement on Dec. 7, with picture and sound digitally remastered as overseen by the filmmaker. This includes a release in formats such as 4K, Dolby Cinema and Dolby Atmos.
Schindler’s List was a very personal film for Spielberg and it went on to win seven Oscars including Best Picture and his first as Best Director. It also is one of the top-grossing black-and-white films at the domestic box office with $96M, part of its $321.3M worldwide take.
Schindler’s List tells the story of German industrialist Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. The movie was released on Dec. 15, 1993, and played limited before breaking 1,000 theaters in the middle of March 1994.
Co-starring Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes, the film also earned Oscars for composer John Williams, screenwriter Steven Zaillian and director of photography Janusz Kaminiski, as well as art directors Allan Starski and Ewa Braun, editor Michael Kahn and producers Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen and Branko Lustig.
Venice Film Festival Ready for 2018 Edition
The Venice International Film Festival continues the countdown for the inauguration of its 75th edition in which Mexican Alfonso Cuaron has a favorite place along with the Cohen brothers.
With Cuaron as the president, the organizers of the event predict a close contest for the precious Lion of Gold award, while the followers of filmmakers like Orson Welles await interesting proposals like ‘On the other side of the wind,’ an unfinished film of the emblematic director and actor whose shooting began in 1972.
The jury will be chaired this year by Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro, winner of the Golden Lion in the previous edition for ‘The Shape of Water,’ with which he accumulated 13 nominations and won prizes in the most important categories.
The list of competitors in the event includes Damien Chazelle’s First Man (‘La La Land,’ 2016), which will open the event with the main role of Ryan Gosling, as protagonist of the mission of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man who walked on the surface of the Moon.
The film ‘No Country for Old Men’ by Joel David and Ethan Jesse Coen is considered among the most anticipated, while the Italian director Luca Guadagnino (‘Call Me By Your Name,’ 2017) presents in this edition the film ‘Suspiria,’ in the horror genre.