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Between the CW’s new line up and the 2013 summer blockbusters, there are plenty of choices for your viewing pleasure. NighcapTV will cover some of those choices.

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You may have seen the signs. Or passed by a school with his name, but many don’t know the real story of Cesar Chavez.

Filmmaker Diego Luna brings the story of Cesar Chavez to life. He became passionate about telling the Chavez story when he realized many people in the states were unaware of it. Actor Michael Peña was one of those people. You may recognize him from such films as Crash and End of Watch. He had to do some research before playing the Iconic Civil Rights Activist.

We also had a chance to talk with Hector Flores, a former president of LULAC, who was part of the migrant stream coming through Dallas and the states working the farms.

Cesar Chavez helped combat the oppressive conditions for migrant farm workers in the 60′s and 70s.

To honor Cesar Chavez cities like LA and Fort  Worth are calling today the Birth date of Cesar a Holiday.

 

CESAR CHAVEZ is now in theaters. See full interview with cast below.

www.wegothiscovered.com

 

FYI
03/23/14

BREAKING DOWN DIVERGENT

Divergent is blowing up the box office.  It’s a big weekend for fans of the Divergent trilogy. We met up with some of the stars of the film here is what they had to say.

SHAILENE WOODLEY

This young adult series is expected to compete with the likes of Twilight and Hunger Games. With names like Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence now being house hold names, Shailene Woodley is expected to be added to the mix. She can be seen opposite George Clooney in the Descendants and now opposite Ashley Judd in Divergent. Divergent’s Shailene Woodley talks about her  recent success.

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. TrisPrior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. 

When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet)to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

ASHLEY JUDD AND TONY GOLDWYN

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He may look a little familiar. He was the bad friend in Ghost and was trying to kill Ashley Judd in Kiss the Girls. Tony Goldwyn has been in front of and behind the camera in some capacity since the mid 80′s. In that time he’s worked with Ashley enough that she jokes that she can’t seem to get rid of him, even after Morgan Freeman killed him in Kiss the girls.

Both Ashley and Tony are in the new Divergent film based on the best selling young adult novel.

THE FACTIONS

Divergent  is the first installment in the Divergent trilogy written by  American author Veronica Roth.  It is set within a dystopian world similar but different than that in the Hunger Game series. This world is divided by factions. Each faction is based on the characteristics of the people in it. Some factions are more humble, others more daring, and at  a certain age a test will dictate which faction you are best suited for. Unless your test are off the charts and you are found to be DIVERGENT.

Ansel Elgort who plays Caleb Prior in the story explains the Factions Below.

Find out more about divergent at

Watch Divergent Movie Trailer Below.

It’s a big weekend for fans of the Divergent trilogy. This young adult series is expected to compete with the likes of Twilight and Hunger Games. With names like Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence now being house hold names, Shailene Woodley is expected to be added to the mix. She can be seen opposite George Clooney in the Descendants and now opposite Ashley Judd in Divergent. Divergent’s Shailene Woodley talks about her  recent success.

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Ashley Judd Talks about her co-star in Divergent.

Ashley Judd Visits Dallas for TV Pilot

He may look a little familiar. He was the bad friend in Ghost and was trying to kill Ashley Judd in Kiss the Girls. Tony Goldwyn has been in front of and behind the camera in some capacity since the mid 80′s. In that time he’s worked with Ashley enough that she jokes that she can’t seem to get rid of him, even after Morgan Freeman killed him in Kiss the girls.

Both Ashley and Tony are in the new Divergent film based on the best selling young adult novel.

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where
people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris
Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never
fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction
leader (Kate Winslet)to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust
in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out
what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

www.divergentthemovie.com

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ASHLEY JUDD BRINGS HOLLYWOOD TO DALLAS

Check out this fun marketing effort for the new Muppet Movie. The Ranger’s Prince Fielder can be seen in this video below.

The newest Texas Ranger, Prince Fielder, has not received a warm welcome from Muppet villain, Constantine. Constantine is determined to be the lead stealing baseman this year and has taken them from Prince! See exactly what Constantine is up to.
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She’s the attractive funny superstar that can be seen in such movies as Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy and soon can be seen in the upcoming blockbuster Divergent. I had a chance to talk with her. As soon as she heard I was from Dallas she got excited and told me about her upcoming pilot being shot here called Salvation.  So I wanted to see what else was going on in Dallas.

I met up with Janis Burkland the Dallas Film Commissioner, who was working on activities for the upcoming Dallas International Film Festival. It sounds like the Dallas Film Commission has been pretty busy. Conan O Brian is Coming to the Majestic, Two NBC pilots are being filmed in town, and the DIFF just around the corner.

All this production should be a good thing for local rental and production houses. Brad Beasley the Vice President for the Dallas MPS studio gave me a tour of the studio and told me about the healthy steady year his business has been having.

This boost in Dallas production is also a chance for local actors to get a chance to be seen. Legacy Casting founder Andrei Constantinescu  met up with me at the Angelica to talk about how good it is to be a background Actor in Dallas at the moment. With the Dallas TV show, and two NBC pilots in the works, its a good time to get on a studio set and make a little extra money.

Getting Back to Ashley

Ashley sent me home with a homework assignment of sorts. She wants to know where the best Zumba and Mexican food places are in Dallas. Let Ashley know on her Twitter @Ashleyjudd

And check her out next weekend on the new Divergent Film.

Her Pilot is needing extras. Go to the Legacy Casting Facebook for more details.

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DIVERGENT:

Ashley Talks about working with Tony on Divergent Film.

Jason Bateman has his directorial debut with Bad Words, and Kristen Bell revisits a fan favorite in Veronica Mars. Hear what they both have to say.

Both movies are due out in March.

Bad Words

From Bad Words Facebook page

 

BADWORDS:

Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition.

http://www.focusfeatures.com/bad_words

https://www.facebook.com/BadWordsMovie

 

While promoting her Veronica Mars Movie, Kristen Bell gave her passionate view against Paparazzi filming celebrity children.

FYI
02/28/14

A look at Non-stop and Pompeii

Movies you can watch this weekend.

Pompeii and Non-Stop give us two fun filled action flicks to check out at the theaters. We had a chance to talk with the actors of both movies.

Pompeii, is the tragic epic tale of  a slave turned gladiator who risks all to save his new found love from the devastation of an erupting volcano.

Non-Stop is the story of an air marshal who must figure out who’s text messaging him and threatening the passengers of his flight if he doesn’t deliver $150 million dollars.

POMPEII: The Epic Kiss

Few films have a kissing scene as Epic as the one in the new Roman Period Piece Pompeii. Emily Browning talks to us about kissing Game Of Thrones Star Kit Harrington.  He’s a fan favorite and many women would love having the chance to be romanced by him. But Emily tells us the real scoop behind kissing the heart throb. She told me it was awkward, the two had become so close it was almost like kissing her brother. And that it’s not like it is in the film. In real life a camera and audience watches the well choreographed scene.

NON-STOP ACTION

With the success of Taken and Taken II, Liam Neeson, has become the go to action figure. If you’ve seen his movies you no doubt have seen intense fighting and action. Now imagine that in an area as confined as an airplane 30,000 feet in the air. I asked Liam about the challenges of doing action scenes in a confined space. Julianne Moore even chimes in about her own stunts.

non-stop Interview

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