“Mad Like the Devil” movie features local everything!

My timing is really off.  I recently saw “Mad Like the Devil” at Gallery 201 in its 2nd Laredo screening.  August 14, 2015 is the 3rd screening, also taking place at Gallery 201, 513 San Bernardo Ave, Laredo, TX, at 7pm.  What you need to know:

11222837_10207514680723755_3823705816733874316_o1) Local talent WITH super talent!
2) Locally shot
3) Locally shown – thanks Gallery 201!!
4) Young people with real determination and get-go did it
5) It’s a Western
6) Lots of sweat, tears & thought went into it for about 2 years
7) Makes you wish you had their determination and imagination
8) It’s bloody, with profanity, and shockingly – does not contain strong Laredo accents & a few unusual ones are intentionally thrown in… hmm…
9) Unexpected twists
10) If you don’t go to this one, you definitely should go to the next or consider hosting and supporting local Laredo efforts

 

“Casa de Mi Padre” Trailer

A Will Ferrell cult classic in the making, oh, yeah…

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El Infierno not in Laredo

Guess what movie Sergio Chapa of Action 4 News in the Valley says is NOT playing in any Mexican border city?

“El Infierno” is a black comedy by the same guys who brought us La Ley de Herodes – that one I did see but it was meh. I can understand some of the sensitivities involved in showing such a film in the area where most of these cartels have been operating and warring but… how different is it from the thousands who watch the telenovela called El Cartel? I am not a novela watcher but I think commercials even have El Cartel 2 out. I could be wrong.

Unfortunately, because of the power that cartel members obviously have, the culture is slowly changing and you do hear about kids who say they want to grow up to be in that life – nevermind the ruthlessness, the conscious killing attitudes, the disregard for life.

Regardless of whether it shows in regular theaters or not, people still get hold of movies they want to see. Even if La Barbie had finished the movie about his life as quoted in the Washington Post:

…and that he paid “some movie guys” $200,000 to film the story of his life – but didn’t much like the script.

What happened to the filmmakers?

He says doesn’t know.

Someone would have sought it out. El Infierno was made and some call it “controversial” and because people like me write about it – I am sure more people will now watch it. Who knows, maybe someone will watch it and become a cartel crusher or something.