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Morelia International Film Festival

Morelia International Film Festival

And thousands of Americans just googled Jodorowsky.   Kanye West –rapper, pop star– is known for his bluster and bravado.  I feel a bit bad for him, he makes a lot of money but no matter how many hits he gets,  it`s never enough.  He has been out on tour lately and venting in public...

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Guillermo del Toro, master of fantasy and allegory

Guillermo del Toro, master of fantasy and allegory

Guillermo del Toro's “Pan’s Labrynth” held its Mexican premiere at the 2006 Morelia International Film Festival.


I consider myself to be pure, but not innocent. – Guillermo del Toro  October 17, 2006 (Morelia International Film Festival 2006) Guillermo del Toro is one of the most unusually gifted and versatile directors to have emerged in recent years fromMexico. Master of the horror and fantasy genre in the country, since his international debut...

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7th Annual Morelia International Film Festival

7th Annual Morelia International Film Festival

For the seventh year Morelia, Michoacán, hosted the increasingly prestigious international film festival, Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia (FICM).  This year the special invited guest was Quentin Tarantino and his movie, Inglourious Basterds, inaugurated the week-long event. As every year, there was a wide offering of selections in many genres, with films and filmmakers...

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Morelia Film Festival 2007

Morelia Film Festival 2007

  The 5th Annual Morelia Film Festival was held October 5 – 14, 2007, in Michoacan’s picturesque capital city. Just four hours north of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and well worth the trip, this film festival just gets better every year. Well on its way to becoming a truly important event for international cinema, I highly recommend attending....

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Babel: The Children are not Alright

Babel: The Children are not Alright

With Babel, Alejandro González Iñárritu has created a multi-layered, cinematic collage that takes us around the world where adults have problems, true. But the poignancy of the film lies in the fact that no matter where, privileged or poor, children are subjected to harsh absurdities lurking like a sub-terra contagion. González Iñárritu, the current master at...

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At the movies – Oscar Preview

I’ve only seen one but no need to worry, it seems an obvious choice to me (wanna bet?).” The 72nd Annual Academy Awards are coming up this month (Sunday March 26, 2000, 5:00 PST) and as usual this time of year, the media buzz is deafening. Well, at least in America, that is. If you’re...

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At the movies- The World is Not Enough

“The chase scenes are exciting thrill-a-minute rides on cars, boats, hot air balloons, snow-mobiles and skis.” He’s back, not Jack, James. Bond, James Bond. 007, special agent on her Majesty’s Secret Service and this time his mission is to save the damsel in distress. Oh, and by performing this duty, he might just save the...

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At the movies- El Dia Final (End of Days)

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, End of Days (“El Dia Final“) made it to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo just in time for the millennium and for better or worse came here to stay. If you didn’t catch it in its seemingly month long run at the area theaters—whoa—better run out and rent it. Got to be one of the worst movies...

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At the Movies – Go

There is one movie theater in Downtown Zihuatanejo. CINE PARAISO, on the pedestrian walk at the corner of Nicolas Bravo and Cuauhtemoc. Movies change weekly, usually on Thursdays or Fridays, show times are roughly 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 (give or take ½ an hour) with matinees on the weekends. A new movie theater just opened...

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At the Movies (Sort of)

FYI – NEW MOVIE THEATER OPENING IN IXTAPA – DECEMBER 1ST (located in the shopping area behind Señor Frogs, next to Nueva Zelanda) There is a movie theater in Downtown Zihuatanejo. CINE PARAISO, on the pedestrian walk at the corner of Nicolas Bravo and Cuauhtemoc. The higher ups of this publication have decided to go ahead with this column, even...

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At the movies…

A great way to beat the heat in Zihua is to take in a movie. With air conditioning and comfortable seats, the local theaters offer incredible value for your peso. There are two theaters in downtown Zihuatanejo, showing two different films every week. Nightly showing times differ, but they usually start between 6:00-6:30 for the...

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