Eugenio Derbez video interview for HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER, opening this weekend

Eugenio Derbez video interview for HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER, opening this weekend

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If you’re not familiar with Eugenio Derbez, chances are you’ll be hearing more and more about him as American audiences become familiarized with the man who is already considered a comedic genius in Mexico. He frequently writes and directs his films, in addition to starring in them, but his latest might just be his most universally accessible production to date. HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER very cleverly appeals to both Spanish and English-speaking viewers, never once feeling like it totally belongs to one side or the other. Derbez leads a cast that includes Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Rob Riggle, Rob Corddry and Raquel Welch… and all of them look like they’re having a blast. Ken Marino is the director on this one, and it’s really fun seeing his comedic style mixed with Derbez’s comedy timing. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting to like this film as much as I did, but it very much reminded me of classic 1980s comedies, like something Steve Martin or Gene Wilder would make. Check out my interview with Eugenio below, and be sure to make time to see HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER this weekend.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community’s leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.