Now get your collectors’ edition of Chicano Channel Magazine every other month delivered directly to your home or business. Every issue so far has been a collectible in our opinion, however now each issue is labeled a “collectors’ edition” and we expect them to live up to that distinction as we have already received reports of issues “disappearing” from households. Other family members are suspected of sneaking them away.
The idea for chicanochannel.com and its magazine, Chicano Channel Magazine (CCM), was born from the fact that Chicanos (Mexican-Americans) make up about 60% of all Latinos in the United States, we are the majority population in California and will soon be the majority population in the entire Southwestern United States, including Texas. So much power, united, yet divided we will fall. The power, as we saw it, came in two forms, economic in terms of purchasing power and political, because even if we disagree on many things, but if we agree on at least half or more of the issues out there,
Movie writers that have never personally experienced what they are writing about, should be banned from being the script writers for a movie on that subject. The writers for This Mean War are those writers I just talked about. They have never dated, they are probably virgins and here they are, writing for a movie that is 90% about dating. That is how bad and cheesy the lines are when it came to the interaction between the girls and boys in this flic and the director had to be in a cocoon or be a virgin as well, since he did not catch the pendejadas either.
San Antonio’s own musical sensation, Girl In A Coma, is on its way to the top where they have always belonged, but which the road to is full of obstacles. Those obstacles were so clearly shown in the Girl In A Coma Documentary, produced by Jim Mendiola and displayed last night at the infamous Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Theatre, the keepers and guardians of the gate for Chicano History in all categories. These Chicana performing stars gave up
Another Valentine’s Day is here and not because it’s this particular holiday, probably the most hated by guys, but in general there just seem to be too damn many holidays that call for a cash outlay. Thanksgiving is fine because you get together with family, the kids run around, some sports or games are played and you eat a shitload of good stuff. Christmas is cool, but it also forces a lot of people into debt they can’t afford simply to save face with friends and family.
Chile Dude is on a mission to see as many Genesis Rodriguez movies as possible, new or old, after her show-stealing performance in “Man On A Ledge”. From her Twitter account, she told Chicano Channel Magazine that on March 16th, “Casa De Mi Padre”, with herself, Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and other great actors, will be released.
Reading other reviews on the way to watch this, one thing stood out and that was that every reviewer was not expecting much from this flic, but came away with much more than bargained for. Maybe that’s why Chile Dude was not too big on the last “Mission Impossible”, because they set the expectations in the sky and then fall hard when they don’t meet it.
This movie was designed to market itself, not marketed to death to make you want to go to see what the fuss was all about, as many movies are. It is smartly made and attention should be given to detail to get the full effect, yet it does not inundate you with detail in the form of script only, instead mixing the superbly done text with equally masterful action. The two and a half hours the movie runs does not feel that long. The movie is in the mold of the great whodunit films, but very modern and hard-hitting, sparing no detail, no matter how violent or sexual.