Sunday, May 5, 2013


By Mary Alize Velazquez

It’s that time again to enjoy your favorite movie in theatres this week, the best from Hollywood brought to you buy El enjoy my friends.

IRON MAN 3 (PG 13):

To all the trilogy lovers this movie is perfect for you, especially if you have followed the first two parts. Directed by Shane Black and with the participation of actors Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, and many others this movie is set to be one of the most popular ones in theatres. Tony Stark must fight against the inner demons which have invaded his life as well as fighting with the demons that he has created himself. Tony must balance his mental health and his love life in order to contain himself in a healthy state of mind. To his surprise his tranquility and sanity are only momentarily, since he is now forced to face a terrorist who has threatened to bring America to its knees and destroy everything in his way. Tony Stark will take us into a breathtaking adventure.


Directed by Rafa Lara and with actors Kuno Becker, Angelica Aragon, William Miller, Liz Gallardo and Christian Vasquez, who are part of this movie released this last friday, just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I find great pleasure that our movie industry releases a movie that goes in depth into our roots and culture as a Mexican. Cinco de Mayo is perhaps the most important battle in Mexican History. This movie describes a true story of the famous and historical battle of Puebla May 5th 1862, when the legendary General Ignacio Zaragoza, with less than 5,000 men and not sufficient ammunition, defends the city of Puebla against the invasion of the well organized and powerful French Army.  As history was marked, Zaragoza led his men to fight for their city and their freedom. This is a great movie with a lot of culture and historical meaning a must see! A story of courage, hope and glory.


Susan Bier is the director of this great movie released this past weekend in theatres, and it´s a movie that tells the story of the real life that we live in. Actors Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Sebastian Jessen are among others who bring to the big screen, the powerful meaning of love. A story of a woman who is battling her cancer and finding out that her husband has a mistress who is much younger than him. On the other end, a father by the name of Phillip who has not seen his only son for years, but is going to attend his wedding. Both Phillip and Ida meet at their kids wedding and even though they seem not to have much in common as time progresses both parents believe that this marriage among their children perhaps is not the best choice. The connection between them will soon lead them to a unity of comprehension and commitment. In the end love seems to be the cure to all the problems.


Let’s save the scariest for last, director Ariel Vromen  along with actors Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, Michael Shannon and others bring you this movie that will make you jump out of your seat. With over 100 crimes committed including murdered people, the man known as Iceman because of his reputation of killing his victims and placing them in refrigerators, lives a life full of dark secrets. Married and with children he lives an ordinary life but his dark past is unknown by his family. His past will soon haunt him especially when his brother establishes a close relationship with his main mob contact. His creepy past and unrevealed murders will be discovered and this will lead to his final arrest.

This is it for this week, I  hope you all enjoy these movies and remember the New Media Film Festival coming up in June. El NotiCOTO Magazine is a proud media sponsor and we will be covering every aspect of it.


"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things..Are we missing?"

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