The Devil’s Double

Here’s a movie that I’d like to see come to the US screens.  It’d be nice to have access to movie theaters that play a larger variety of films, such as foreign. They could make it a business model where they play these movies maybe every Thursday night – like a foreign film night – or something like that. 

My mom would tell me that in the 70s, growing up in NYC, they would play Mexican comedy films in small theaters across the City.  My point is, there is a market out there for this product.  Right now, in the NYC metropolitan area, the only establishments that we have are the IFC Center and a theater in downtown Montclair, NJ.

I’d like to see more theater’s playing films beyond our borders!

The Devil’s Double is about the life of Latif Yahia who was forced to become the stand in double for Uday Hussein – son of the former toppled dictator of Iraq, Sadam Hussein. 



Alejandro Sanz – Como te echo de menos [Mtv unplugged]


Here’s an artist that I really like, and a song that means something to me. 


The Avengers

The Avengers movie is coming out soon.  Based on the trailer is it worth paying $12 to see it at the movie theater or maybe watching a online stream?  What do you think?  

I’ll be waiting for more trailers to come out before I cast my vote.  In the mean time, here’s the trailer:


Camila – Me Da Igual

I could understand these lyrics but from a different POV.

Como lejarte de una Paloma con las alas rota en en medio de una lluvia fria; muy triste.


Denmark vs Portugal – Euro 2012 Qualifying

Today at 2pm EST, Denmark and Portugal compete for a spot for the 2014 World Cup.  Today’s match takes place in Parken in Kopenhagen.  Should be a good game considering that both countries are tied in the Group H category.

Here’s a good read on today’s match:


Andres Cepeda – No Es Casual

Andres Cepeda – No es Casual





Get Ready for a Cold Winter


I can’t speak on other parts of the country but October in the NYC area feels like a cool summer.  Personally, I’m loving it. 

But, as seen below, everyone should get ready for a really bad winter. 

Is this just hype?  What are you thoughts?


The Long-Range Forecasting Team is predicting another brutally cold and snowy winter for a large part of the country, thanks in large part to La Niña… yet again….



Top Schools in Latin America

Here is an interesting article on the best universities in Latin American. 

I spent some time studying abroad in Europe.  I learned plenty, academically and culturally, but if I could do it over, I would have studied somewhere in Latin America. 

Brazil seems to have the most schools on the list.  Personally, considering how Brazil’s economy is doing and the upward trend economist predict, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for current students to spend some time studying abroad in Brazil learning about their economy, culture, and their language: Portuguese.


 Latin America



Brazil’s Sao Paulo Tops Universities In Latin America

SAO PAULO, Oct 5 (BERNAMA-NNN- MERCOPRESS) – Brazil’s Sao Paulo University (USP) ranks as the top higher education institution in Latin America according to a list published by British QS which includes universities from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina….