AMC Theatres is an American movie theater chain headquartered in Leawood, is the largest movie theater chain in the world. Founded in 1920, AMC has the largest share of the American theater market ahead of Regal Cinemas and Cinemark Theatres. After acquiring Odeon Cinemas, UCI Cinemas, Carmike Cinemas in 2016, it became the largest movie theater chain in both the world and the United States, with 2,200 screens in 244 theatres in Europe and over 8,200 screens in 661 theatres in the United States. AMC Theatres was founded in 1920 by Maurice and Barney Dubinsky, traveling the Midwest performing melodramas and tent shows with actress Jeanne Eagels, they purchased the Regent Theatre on 12th Street between Walnut and Grand in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Dubinskys changed their name to Durwood, the company they formed became known as Durwood Theatres. In 1961, Edward's son Stanley H. Durwood took control of Durwood Theatres a small 10-theatre chain, when his father died. Stanley had attended Harvard University and served as a navigator in the U.
S. Air Force during World War II, he renamed Durwood Theatres as American Royal Cinema on October 1, 1968. During the incorporation process, the name was changed thereafter to American Multi-Cinema, Inc. and Stanley began to apply military management and the insights of management science to revolutionize the movie theatre industry. As he explained to Variety magazine, "We needed to define what our company was doing in the business. My dad wasn't that organized." It was structured under the belief that every customer was a "guest". Under its new name, AMC opened the two-screen Parkway Twin theatre in a shopping center on Kansas City's Ward Parkway in 1963; this marked the company's first foray into using the multiplex model. According to Variety, Stanley Durwood claimed in 1962 that he "was standing in the lobby of his 600-seat Roxy in Kansas City mulling over its poor grosses, when he realized he could double his box office by adding a second screen and still operate with the same size staff."
The industry embraced the multiplex concept, where additional screens meant little difference in staff and operating costs but resulted in a significant increase in profits. The concept provided more film choices at one location, drawing bigger crowds, it gave owners the flexibility to show big hits on more screens, less reliance on any individual film that could turn out to be a bust. By the 1980s, the company was experiencing strong growth. AMC had built and was operating a number of 10-screen multiplex cinemas in the United Kingdom, including sites at locations such as Dudley and Tamworth; these were subsequently bought and taken over by UCI. In 1995, AMC pioneered the first North American megaplex, a theater that could accommodate thousands, when it opened the AMC Grand 24 in Dallas, Texas. AMC continued to open other megaplex theaters, such as the AMC Hampton Towne Center 24 in Hampton and the chain's busiest theater in the US, the AMC Empire 25 in New York City near Times Square; the largest theaters in the AMC chain have 30 screens, including the AMC Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston, the AMC DINE-IN Grapevine Mills 30 in Grapevine, the AMC Ontario Mills 30 in Ontario, the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, the AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville, IL, the AMC Forum 30 in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
AMC's megaplexes were a success overseas as well. On December 20, 1996, AMC opened the AMC Arrábida 20 in Portugal. In January 2002, the 16-screen Great Northern theatre was opened in Manchester, supplemented by the opening of a 12-screen cinema on the Broadway Plaza site in Birmingham in October 2003. AMC's United Kingdom outlets serve a dual function. AMC was acquired by Marquee Holdings Inc. in 2004, an investment vehicle controlled by affiliates of J. P. Morgan Partners, LLC, the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase, Apollo Global Management, a private investment firm. At the time, AMC was publicly traded on AMEX under the code AEN. In 2006, the company announced a new initial public offering, expected to be worth $789 million; the company filed for a $450 million IPO in its third such filing since 2006 on 14 July 2010. Stanley Durwood died in 1999 and was succeeded by Peter Brown, the first non-Dubinsky/Durwood family member to head the company. Gerardo I. Lopez succeeded Brown as CEO and president on March 2, 2009.
Lopez was the Executive Vice President of President Consumer Products Group, Seattle's Best Coffee and Foodservice at Starbucks. Under new leadership, one of the first major announcements came in March of the same year. In the same month, AMC announced that it had closed on a $315 million deal with Sony to replace all of its reel projectors with digital cinema projectors, starting in the second quarter of 2009 and completing in 2012; the company used to have its headquarters in downtown Kansas City. In September 2011, AMC announced plans to move its headquarters to a new $30 million four-story building designed by 360 Architecture in the Park Place development at 117th Street and Nall Ave
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos is an American actor, director and activist. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in Miami Vice, William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, its sequel Blade Runner 2049. In 2018, he played the father of a gang member in the FX series, Mayans MC. For his work in Miami Vice, Olmos won the 1985 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. For his performance in Stand and Deliver, Olmos was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, he is known for his roles as patriarch Abraham Quintanilla in the film Selena, narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of Zoot Suit, the voice of Chicharrón in Coco. Over the course of his career, Olmos has been a pioneer for more diversified roles and images of Hispanics in the U.
S. media. His notable direction and starring roles for films, made-for-TV movies, TV shows include Wolfen, Triumph of the Spirit, Talent for the Game, American Me, The Burning Season, My Family/Mi Familia, Caught, 12 Angry Men, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, American Family, Dexter. Olmos was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of Eleanor and Pedro Olmos, a welder and mail carrier, his father was a Mexican immigrant who moved to California in 1945 and his mother was Mexican American. His parents split up when he was 7 years old, he was raised by his great-grandparents as his parents worked, he grew up wanting to be a professional baseball player, at age 13 joined the Los Angeles Dodgers' farm system, playing as a catcher. He left baseball at age 15 to join a rock and roll band, which caused a rift with his father, hurt by the decision, he graduated from Montebello High School in 1964. While at Montebello High School, he lost a race for Student Body President to future California Democratic Party Chair Art Torres.
In his teen years, he was the lead singer for a band he named Pacific Ocean, so called because it was to be "the biggest thing on the West Coast". For several years, Pacific Ocean performed at various clubs in and around Los Angeles, released their only record, Purgatory, in 1968. At the same time, he attended classes including courses in acting. In the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Olmos branched out from music into acting, appearing in many small productions, until his big break portraying the narrator, called "El Pachuco," in the play Zoot Suit, which dramatized the World War II-era rioting in California brought about by the tensions between Mexican-Americans and local police; the play moved to Broadway, Olmos earned a Tony Award nomination. He subsequently took the role to the filmed version in 1981, appeared in many other films including Wolfen, Blade Runner and The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez. In 1980, Olmos was cast in the post-apocalyptic science fiction film Virus, directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on a novel written by Sakyo Komatsu.
His role required him to play a piano while singing a Spanish ballad during the part of the film. Although not a box office success, Virus was notable for being the most expensive Japanese film made at the time. From 1984 to 1989, he starred in his biggest role up to that date as the taciturn police Lieutenant Martin Castillo in the television series Miami Vice, opposite Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas, for which he was awarded a Golden Globe and an Emmy in 1985. At this time, Olmos starred in a short training video for the United States Postal Service entitled Was it Worth It?, a video about theft in the workplace. He was contacted about playing the captain of the USS Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation when it was in pre-production in 1986, but declined. Returning to film, Olmos became the first American-born Hispanic to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, in Stand and Deliver, for his portrayal of real-life math teacher, Jaime Escalante, he directed and starred in American Me in 1992, starred in My Family/Mi Familia, a multi-generational story of a Chicano family.
He had a slight appearance in the video of the American rock band Toto, "I Will Remember", where he can be seen with the actor Miguel Ferrer. In 1997, he starred alongside Jennifer Lopez in the film Selena. Olmos played Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo in the 2001 movie In the Time of the Butterflies, he had a recurring role as U. S. Supreme Court Justice Roberto Mendoza in the NBC drama The West Wing. From 2002 to 2004, he starred as a widowed father of a Hispanic L. A.-family in the PBS drama American Family: Journey of Dreams. From 2003 to 2009, he starred as Commander William Adama in the Sci-Fi Channel's reimagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries, in the television series that followed, he directed four episodes of the show, "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down", "Taking a Break from All Your Worries", "Escape Velocity", "Islanded in a Stream of Stars". He directed a television movie based upon the show, The Plan. Regarding his work on the show, he told CraveOnline, "I'm grateful for the work that I've been able to do in my life, but I can tell you, this is the best usage of television I've been a part of to date."In 2006, he co-produced and played the bit part of Julian Nava in the HBO movie about the 1968 Chicano Blowouts, Walkout.
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Universal Pictures is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. Founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane, Jules Brulatour, it is the oldest surviving film studio in the United States, the world's fifth oldest after Gaumont, Pathé, Nordisk Film, the oldest member of Hollywood's "Big Five" studios in terms of the overall film market, its studios are located in Universal City and its corporate offices are located in New York City. Universal Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America, was one of the "Little Three" majors during Hollywood's golden age. Universal Studios was founded by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane and Jules Brulatour. One story has Laemmle watching a box office for hours, counting patrons and calculating the day's takings.
Within weeks of his Chicago trip, Laemmle gave up dry goods to buy the first several nickelodeons. For Laemmle and other such entrepreneurs, the creation in 1908 of the Edison-backed Motion Picture Trust meant that exhibitors were expected to pay fees for Trust-produced films they showed. Based on the Latham Loop used in cameras and projectors, along with other patents, the Trust collected fees on all aspects of movie production and exhibition, attempted to enforce a monopoly on distribution. Soon and other disgruntled nickelodeon owners decided to avoid paying Edison by producing their own pictures. In June 1909, Laemmle started the Yankee Film Company with partners Abe Julius Stern; that company evolved into the Independent Moving Pictures Company, with studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where many early films in America's first motion picture industry were produced in the early 20th century. Laemmle broke with Edison's custom of refusing to give screen credits to performers. By naming the movie stars, he attracted many of the leading players of the time, contributing to the creation of the star system.
In 1910, he promoted Florence Lawrence known as "The Biograph Girl", actor King Baggot, in what may be the first instance of a studio using stars in its marketing. The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was incorporated in New York on April 30, 1912. Laemmle, who emerged as president in July 1912, was the primary figure in the partnership with Dintenfass, Kessel, Swanson and Brulatour. All would be bought out by Laemmle; the new Universal studio was a vertically integrated company, with movie production and exhibition venues all linked in the same corporate entity, the central element of the Studio system era. Following the westward trend of the industry, by the end of 1912 the company was focusing its production efforts in the Hollywood area. On March 15, 1915, Laemmle opened the world's largest motion picture production facility, Universal City Studios, on a 230-acre converted farm just over the Cahuenga Pass from Hollywood. Studio management became the third facet of Universal's operations, with the studio incorporated as a distinct subsidiary organization.
Unlike other movie moguls, Laemmle opened his studio to tourists. Universal became the largest studio in Hollywood, remained so for a decade. However, it sought an audience in small towns, producing inexpensive melodramas and serials. In its early years Universal released three brands of feature films—Red Feather, low-budget programmers. Directors included Jack Conway, John Ford, Rex Ingram, Robert Z. Leonard, George Marshall and Lois Weber, one of the few women directing films in Hollywood. Despite Laemmle's role as an innovator, he was an cautious studio chief. Unlike rivals Adolph Zukor, William Fox, Marcus Loew, Laemmle chose not to develop a theater chain, he financed all of his own films, refusing to take on debt. This policy nearly bankrupted the studio when actor-director Erich von Stroheim insisted on excessively lavish production values for his films Blind Husbands and Foolish Wives, but Universal shrewdly gained a return on some of the expenditure by launching a sensational ad campaign that attracted moviegoers.
Character actor Lon Chaney became a drawing card for Universal in the 1920s, appearing in dramas. His two biggest hits for Universal were The Phantom of the Opera. During this period Laemmle entrusted most of the production policy decisions to Irving Thalberg. Thalberg had been Laemmle's personal secretary, Laemmle was impressed by his cogent observations of how efficiently the studio could be operated. Promoted to studio chief, Thalberg was giving Universal's product a touch of class, but MGM's head of production Louis B. Mayer lured Thalberg away from Universal with a promise of better pay. Without his guidance Universal became a second-tier studio, would remain so for several decades. In 1926, Universal opened a production unit in Germany, Deutsche Universal-Film AG, under the direction of Joe Pasternak; this unit produced three to four films per year until 1936, migrating to Hungary and Austria in the face of Hitler's increasing domination of central Europe. With the advent of sound, these productions were made in the German language or Hungarian or Polish.
In the U. S. Universal Pictures did not distribute any of this subsidiary's films, but at least some of them were exhibited through othe
Casa de mi padre
Casa de mi padre is a 2012 Spanish-language American comedy film directed by Matt Piedmont, written by Andrew Steele, starring Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Génesis Rodríguez. It was described to be in the style of an "overly dramatic telenovela" and tells the story of Armando Álvarez, who must save his father's ranch from a powerful drug lord. Casa de mi padre was released on March 16, 2012. Armando Álvarez has worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life; as the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raúl, shows up with his new fiancée, Sonia. It seems that Raúl's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred, but when Armando falls for Sonia, Raúl's business dealings turn out to be less than legitimate, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza. Will Ferrell as Armando Álvarez, heir to a Mexican ranch.
Gael García Bernal as Onza, a Mexican drug lord. Diego Luna as Raúl Álvarez, Armando's younger brother. Génesis Rodríguez as Sonia Lopez, Raúl's fiancée. Pedro Armendáriz Jr. as Señor Álvarez, the father to Armando and Raúl. Nick Offerman as DEA Agent Parker. Efren Ramirez as Esteban. Adrian Martinez as Manuel. Dan Haggerty, who famously portrayed the titular character in the popular television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, appears as himself in a post-credits cameo. In August 2010, Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Carmaño Loquet of NALA Films announced that they were teaming up with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, Jessica Elbaum of Gary Sanchez Productions to produce the Spanish-language comedy, Casa de mi padre, starring Will Ferrell. NALA Films was to finance the project. Producer Darlene Caamano Loquet stated, "We are just thrilled he is on board and are moving full steam ahead since we have one month to teach him Spanish". In October 2010, it was reported that Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna had joined the cast along with Génesis Rodríguez, Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Héctor Jiménez, Adrian Martinez.
Bernal will play a family friend, Luna will play Ferrell's brother and Rodriguez will play Ferrell's love interest. Matt Piedmont, a frequent collaborator with Will Ferrell, was named as the film's director, it was reported that the plot will be told in an overly dramatic telenovela style and feature English subtitles. In January 2011, a synopsis of the plot was released along with a report that the title changed to Untitled Spanish Comedy. However, in April 2011, a teaser trailer for the film was released under the name Casa de mi padre; the film was shot in 24 days on a budget of about $6 million. In November 2011, Pantelion Films, a joint venture between Lions Gate Entertainment and Televisa, acquired the rights to distribute the film in the United States and set a release date of March 16, 2012. Upon release, the film played on 368 screens, a "fraction of what Mr. Ferrell’s movies receive." Televisa gave NALA Films approval over all aspects of the film's $8 million marketing campaign, spent on advertisements on TV networks such as Univision, a Televisa owned company.
The U. S. premiere was held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. The original score for the film was composed by John Nau. Singer Christina Aguilera provided the title track, "Casa de mi padre", appears during the opening sequence; the film's soundtrack consists of 20 tracks, includes the songs performed by Will Ferrell. The soundtrack was mixed by Dana Nielsen. Casa de mi padre opened on March 16, 2012, despite playing in only 382 locations, the film debuted in ninth place in its opening weekend and earned $2,200,000. According to exit polling the audience was 68 % Hispanic; the film closed in theatres on May 17, 2012, grossing $5,909,483 in the United States and $8,041,667 worldwide. Casa de mi padre has received mixed reviews from film critics. Metacritic assigned the film an average score of 52/100 based on reviews from 32 film critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 42% approval rating, with an average rating of 5.3/10, based on an aggregation of 103 reviews, offers the consensus.
Claudia Puig of USA Today declared, "This funny spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns is decidedly offbeat and absurdly daffy". Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly praised Will Ferrell's performance, writing "Ferrell is a good straight actor for the same reason that he's an inspired comedian: He commits himself to every moment. In a movie whose highest ambition is to be true to its quaintly delectable tackiness". Manohla Dargis of The New York Times commented that "Casa de mi padre demands that you not take it and for the most part that's easy to do". Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter stated, "It makes sense that this Spanish-lingo farce plays much like an SNL sketch; the only problem is that it packs about as many laughs into its 85 minutes as a good skit does in eight or 10". Justin Chang of Variety called it "a likable enough lark that achieves outright hilarity". Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times remarked, "The movie is only 84 minutes long, includin
Ánima Estudios is an animation studio and media company boasting one of the largest original catalogues of animated programming in Latin America. It is the most prestigious animation studio in Latin America. Founded in 2002 by Fernando De Fuentes S. and Jose C. Garcia De Letona, the prolific house is best known for producing such recognizable brands as El Chavo, Top Cat, the Leyendas franchise, Familia Telerín. In 2018 the studio was rebranded as ÁNiMA and expanded its global distribution reach to include the U. K. South Korea and China among others; the company has offices in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Las Palmas The studio released their first feature film: Magos y Gigantes, on 19 November 2003, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was the first Mexican animated feature in over 30 years. On 11 March 2005, Ánima Estudios released its second film: Imaginum, a sci-fi comedy film, released worldwide by Porchlight Entertainment being sold in over 90 countries. On 14 December 2005, the studio announced a partnership with Estación Espacial to produce a new miniseries called Poncho Balón.
It ran on Canal 5 in Cartoon Network Latin America. In 2006, Ánima Estudios produced a new TV series: El Chavo Animado, based on the popular live-action series of the same name created by Roberto Gómez Bolaños, it premiered on Canal 5 in Mexico on 21 October 2006. It premiered in the United States on Univision on 24 January 2008 with successful ratings, it is, as of today, the highest rated animated show in all of Latin America. On 12 February 2008, Variety reported that the studio partnered with DreamWorks Classics to produce a new animated feature, titled Kung Fu Magoo, featuring Mr. Magoo, it marks the first time a Latin American production was sold to the US market and distributed worldwide in 65 territories. On 6 October 2008, Porchlight Entertainment and Ánima Estudios announced an international agreement to produce A Martian Christmas, a sci-fi holiday television film, it was released direct-to-video on 10 November 2009. On 13 February 2009 The studio released its third film: El Agente 00-P2, an action comedy film that references the popular James Bond movies.
On 7 December 2009, the company made an international agreement with Argentina's Illusion Studios and Toonz India Ltd to co-produce the computer animated film, based on the popular Argentine comic book series of the same name and was released on 10 September 2010 in Argentina in 3D. It was the first Indian-Latin American co-production and was hugely successful at the Argentinian box office. On 27 April 2012, the studio released Gaturro: La Película in Mexico, distributed by Santo Domingo Films. and on February 16, 2016, was released in the United States straight-to-DVD, distributed by Viva Pictures. On 11 May 2010, Kung Fu Magoo, an action comedy film based on the popular cartoon character, Mr. Magoo, was released direct-to-video in the United States, has its television premiere on Disney XD on February 7, 2011. In the English version, the film features the voices of Chris Parnell and Cole Sprouse, Alyson Stoner, Kenny Mayne as himself. On 22 January 2010, the studio released their fifth animated film, AAA – Sin Límite en el Tiempo, the fictional take on the most popular Mexican lucha libre professional wrestling league, AAA.
On 16 September 2011, the studio released its seventh animated film, Top Cat: The Movie, a.k.a. Don Gato y su Pandilla in Mexico, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is based on Top Cat. The film became a huge box office success in Mexico and one of the most successful releases for a Mexican production. On 28 September 2011, the company has announced an international partnership with Australia's SLR Productions, Home Plate Entertainment, Ireland's Telegael to create a new animated series, called Teenage Fairytale Dropouts; the show was loosely based on the studio's first film, Magos y Gigantes and premiered on 31 December 2012 on Seven Network in Australia. It was sold to over 35 countries including Spain, HBO Asia and The Hub in the US. On 21 October 2011, the studio released a horror-comedy film, La Leyenda de la Llorona, a sequel to Animex's La Leyenda de la Nahuala; the movie was among the top 5 most successful movies of the year in Mexico. In 2012, the company celebrated its 10th anniversary.
The studio created a new film label, Átomo Films, aiming for teens and adults and has released the film, El Santos vs. La Tetona Mendoza, on November 30, it is a film adaption of the popular Mexican comic book series created by José Ignacio Solórzano and it stars an ensemble voice cast of famous Mexican actors such as Daniel Giménez Cacho, José María Yazpik, Héctor Jiménez, veteran filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. This film was shown at the 2013 Annecy Film Festival, becoming the first Mexican animated feature to premiere at that event. On 1 December 2012, Variety reported that the studio is focusing on developing new projects in English. “U. S. and European buyers pay close attention to the lip sync," said Fernando de Fuentes S. "Latin American buyers are more used to buying dubbed products. It’s right to go with English to attack those markets first.”On 5 February 2013, Ánima Estudios announced a partnership with Spain's Vodka Capital and Televisa Home Entertainment to co-produce a multi-platform series titled Bugsted.
The franchise consists of a series of collectible action figures, a game app developed for the iOS and Android systems and a TV miniseries aimed for children 8-11. On 2 August 2013, Top Cat: The Movie saw a limited theatrical release in the United States through Viva Pictures, with actors, Rob Schneider and Danny Trejo lending
Girl in Progress
Girl in Progress is a 2012 American drama film directed by Patricia Riggen. The film received a limited release on May 11, 2012; the film received the Favorite Movie Award at the 2012 ALMA Awards, which honors the accomplishments made by Hispanics in film and music. Cierra Ramirez won the Favorite Movie Actress Supporting Role Award. Grace is a single mom raising Ansiedad. Grace is busy juggling work and her relationship with the married Dr. Hartford, leaving Ansiedad to take care of herself as well as her mother most of the time; when Ansiedad's English teacher inspires her with coming-of-age lessons, Ansiedad decides it's time to rebel and grow up so she will be mature enough to move out. She creates a list of tasks, her first task is to remind everyone that she is a good girl – she signs up for her school's chess team and wins a match, goes to a nursing home and visits an old woman who Anisedad names'Maud'. Next, Ansiedad must befriend the most popular girl in Valerie. After much humiliation and bribery, Ansiedad completes this task, but is forced to act terrible toward her best friend, Tavita, to make this happen, calling her fat and useless.
Tavita runs off to her boyfriend, Ferguson. Ansiedad witnesses Ferguson harshly breaking up with Tavita, telling her that what they do in his basement will never mean they will be together. After Ferguson storms away, a crying Tavita tells Ansiedad that she was never there for her, that she hates her. Ansiedad moves onto her next tasks, requiring her to lose her virginity. For these tasks, she targets one of the most popular boys in the so-called womanizer Trevor, she confirms that he'll be at a particular party that night asks him to take her virginity there. He agrees, they kiss awkwardly. Ansiedad checks "first kiss" off her list, disappointing Trevor, who thought that she might have liked him. At the party, Trevor takes Ansiedad to an upstairs bedroom, much to Valerie's anger. Locking the door, Trevor tells Ansiedad that he thinks she's pretty, but she tells him off for being nice to her. Trevor tells Ansiedad that he only acts as a womanizer to bug his dad, but Ansiedad tells him she doesn't care.
As she strips down and gets into bed, Anisiedad realizes how scared she is, changing her mind when a naked Trevor emerges from the bathroom. She dresses and runs out where Valerie stops her and calls her a slut; the party guests refuse to believe Ansiedad's protests that she and Trevor didn't have sex, made worse when Trevor yells out that they did. Ansiedad runs home, crying out for her mother, not home, she cries until the next morning. Grace had fallen asleep at her co-worker's, Misión Impossible, in love with Grace, she wakes in the morning to find Misión gone. She hurries to work and finds that someone has robbed the family-owned business' money, which means they will be closing down. Grace finds Misión in the back of the restaurant and he tells her he stole the money so Grace could pay Ansiedad's tuition. Grace tells him what he promises to return the money. Ansiedad has boarded a bus to New York, only to be stopped by her mother, told about Ansiedad's actions by the English teacher. Ansiedad and Grace fight but Grace stops Ansiedad by saying, "I don't want what happened to your friend to happen to you."
Ansiedad asks what happened, Grace says that Tavita took weight pills and died. Ansiedad and Grace wait at Tavita's house to see how she's doing; the English teacher gives Ansiedad's class their last assignment for the year: write a conclusion about coming of age stories. A series of shots show that Misión returns the money, Ansiedad starts to dress and act like a normal fourteen year old and Grace watches Ansiedad play chess and embarrasses her with enthusiastic cheering though Ansiedad's smile shows she is happy that Grace is there. Ansiedad apologises to Tavita, who hugs her and asks her if she wants to hang out, but Ansiedad smiles and says that her mom is waiting for her; the film ends with Ansiedad getting on a bus together. Eva Mendes as Grace Gutierrez, the main character of the story, she considers herself a hard working mother, but Ansiedad begs to differ, because Grace is never home when Ansiedad needs her and she puts herself before her daughter. Matthew Modine as Dr. Harford, Grace's boyfriend, a gynecologist and a married man.
Cierra Ramirez as Ansiedad "Ann" Gutierrez, is a hardworking 15-year-old girl, never noticed by her mother and plots to runaway and start her adulthood young. Patricia Arquette as Ms. Armstrong Eugenio Derbez as Misión Impossible Russell Peters as Emile Brenna O'Brien as Valerie Landon Liboiron as Trevor Raini Rodriguez as Tavita Girl in Progress received 32% positive reviews on the aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 44 reviews, with the consensus stating: "Despite a well-intentioned and novel premise, Girl in Progress is plagued by jarring tonal shifts and does little to break its characters out of cliches." Girl in Progress on IMDb
Un gallo con muchos huevos
Un gallo con muchos huevos, released in the United States as Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure, is a 3D Mexican computer animated film produced by Huevocartoon Producciones. The third film in the blockbuster Huevos animated film franchise, as well it being the first CG film, it is written and directed by Huevocartoon alumni Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste and Rodolfo Riva Palacio Alatriste; the Spanish version features the voices of Bruno Bichir, Maite Perroni, Omar Chaparro, Ninel Conde, Carlos Espejel, Sergio Sendel, television host Facundo. The film was released on 20 August 2015 in Mexico in 2D and 3D theaters, where it became a major commercial success and grossed $167.8 million pesos during its theatrical run in the country. The film is the highest-grossing animated film produced in Mexico, the eighth in the industry of all time. Pantelion Films released this film in the United States on 4 September 2015 in the original Spanish-language format with English subtitles, where is it was a surprise box-office success.
Learning his home is in bankruptcy and being sold, a timid young rooster named Toto summons the courage to fight a rooster boxing champion Bankivoide at el Palenque to save his home. Bruno Bichir as Toto, the main protagonist, now a timid rooster, he dreams of becoming a champion boxer like Bakivoide until his points-of-view changes when he decides to fight him. Angélica Vale as Bibi, a beautiful chicken egg and Willy's girlfriend. Omar Chaparro as Patín Patán, a hyped goofball, but smooth duck egg who trains Toto to becoming a boxer by teaching him fighting and non-fighting moves such as flying and swimming. Maite Perroni as Di, a beautiful hen and Toto's girlfriend. Sergio Sendel as Bankivoide, the championship boxer rooster. Ninel Conde as Chiquis, a feminine peacock and Bankivoide's girlfriend, she secretly hatches a plan to launch vultures at the farm home to distract Toto. Carlos Espejel as Willy, a chicken egg and ex-sergeant, Toto's best friend and Bibi's boyfriend. Facundo as Soup Duck, a professional rapping duck.
He is a spoof of American rapper Snoop Dogg. José Lavat as Don Poncho, a rooster, an ex-boxer and Di's father who tries to help Toto "find his voice". Rubén Moya as Matías "El Oscuro" Jiménez, a cowboy man and Bankivoide's former owner who made and won many bets from the chicken fights. Maria Alice Delgado as Abuela Humberto Vélez as El Padrino Gabriel Riva Palacio as Confi, a Cascarón egg. Gabriel voices Fabián. Rodolfo Riva Palacio as Cuache / Cíclope Fernando Meza as Tlacua / Pato Anfitrión Lourdes Morán as Mamá Gallina, a loving hen and Toto's mother. Kintaro Mori as Pato Cool J Zachary Gordon as Rolo Amber Montana as Dee Jon Heder as Mickey Mallard Alyson Stoner as Sweet Pea Jason Mewes as Carney Mark Silverman as Talons of Thunder Talon Reid as Announcer Anna Brisbin as Grandma Garrett Clayton as Willie Keith David as Don Alfonso Travis Randall Clark as Duck MC Meredith O'Connor as Mama Hen Leon Thomas III as Soup Duck Olivia Grace as Bibi Dan O’Day McClellan as Shady Slim The film was released in theaters in the United States on 4 September 2015 by Pantelion Films in 395 theaters across the country.
It expanded to 616 theaters the following week, making it the first time a Mexican animated feature had received a wide release in the United States. "We're pleased about the quality we achieved," Gabriel Riva said in an interview. He stated that being able to debut the film in the U. S. "is a dream come true". In Mexico, the film spent three weeks at the number one position. In its first week it earning around $56,904,145 pesos from 2,462 screens, it dropped by -40% in its second week to end the weekend with $1,712,867, by 30 percent to end the weekend with $1,198,137. It's cumulative total after three weeks is $7,613,968. In the United States, the film opened at #9 earning around $3.4 million. In its second weekend it increased to 616 screens, seeing a decline of 41 percent to $2,024,134, its cumulative total after two weeks was $6,791,486. As of April 18, 2016, the film has grossed $9,080,818 at North American theaters and $16,161,585 from international markets, giving it a worldwide total of $25,242,403.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 63% based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10. According to CinemaScore, audiences gave the film a rare grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale. Un gallo con muchos huevos was rumored to be the final installment of the franchise. However, it was announced that the fourth and fifth installments are in development and will be released in 2019 and 2022. Both of the films will be animated in computer animation; the fourth film, titled Huevitos en fuga, will focus on protagonists Toto and Di now living a new life as roosters, with their new egg children who are inexperienced but cute. Slated for release in 2019, the film is in production; the fifth film, titled Un gallo congelado, will feature a new antagonist, a pirate, who hates Toto and wants to do anything to stop his life. Miguel Rodarte, in which the film is his first voice-acting role, Arath de la Torre have joined the film's voice cast, it will be released in 2022. Una Película de Huevos Otra Película de Huevos y un Pollo Marcianos vs. Mexicanos Official website Un gallo con muchos huevos on IMDb Un gallo con muchos huevos at Box Office Mojo Un gallo con muchos huevos at Rotten Tomatoes