Based on a true story. Amateur boxer Stuart Long played by Mark Whalberg, whose boxing career has ended due to an injury that pushes him into a search for a way to turn his life around. Long moves to Los Angeles where he meets Carmen, played by Teresa Ruiz. A tale of a man determined to impress his new love interest by following her Mexican traditional values. Long is later faced with a motorcycle accident that gains him a second chance at life and inspires him to help others. He ends up finding solace in the overall values of the Catholic religion and decides becoming a priest is his calling. Releasing in a theatre near you on Good Friday April 15th.
The movie "Coda" wins the Oscar award for Best Picture and for the first time in history, a deaf cast has been recognized for their talents. Released in August of 2021 on Apple TV, Coda is a heartwarming film about a young 17-year old woman Ruby (Played by Emilia Jones) who is the only hearing member in her family with a deaf brother and parents, Ruby's responsibilities in translating and caring for her families business keep her from pursuing her dreams and passion to sing. The movie is something to remember and think about after watching deaf actor Troy Kotsur's outstanding performance as a father just trying to relate to his hearing daughter's passion for singing and feel the sound of his daughter's voice in one tear-jerking scene. Actor Eugenio Debez plays a dedicated music instructor that motivates Ruby to pursue her passion for singing. Long-time actress and the woman accredited to being an advocate for deaf actors, Marlee Matlin plays Ruby's mother. Congratulations to the cast and if you haven't seen Coda, you must add it to your list of must-sees.
In this heartwarming video, Abuela teaches her great granddaughter how to make Arroz Con Leche. I have to say, watching these older videos from Abuelaskitchen on Youtube have me in tears because they make me miss my Abuelita and brings me back to a long time recipe that has been passed down from her to my grand kids. Watching three generations cooking together shows the love Abuela had for her family and the true legacy she left behind. May she rest in peace.
If you aren't already a fan of Arroz Con Leche, this is one recipe your children will love. Follow abuelaskitchen on instagram and youtube.
Music By Lin- Manuel Miranda, with voice overs done by John Lequizamo, Diane Guerreo from "Orange is a New Black" and many more Latino/a/x cast members, Encanto highlights a young Columbian girl Mirabel who lives in a magical house with her family, hidden in the mountains of Columbia. An enchanted place believed to have given each child who lives in it a special gift. When Maribel learns she doesn't have a gift, her journey begins to find one and to be the hero that saves the family home. This movie is a perfect film to watch with every little child that has dreams of being anything they want to be just by searching deep within and finding that gift.