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Chris Hemsworth Needs to Improve His Spanish

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Celebrity Babies, Features,

Elsa Pataky and Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth's wife has ordered him to improve his Spanish.

The Snow White and the Huntsman actor's Madrid-born spouse Elsa Pataky has vowed to only speak to their baby daughter India - who was born earlier this month - in her native language, so thinks her husband should work harder at his linguistic skills so he doesn't get left behind.

"I'm only going to speak to the baby in Spanish, I already told my husband, 'Get ready fast with Spanish because if not, you're not going to be able to understand what we say!" she said.

Despite the language problem, Elsa previously revealed she was very confident her husband would be a good father: "He's the person I feel closest to and we understand each other very well. And then I see him as a great dad - it's important to know if the person you're with will be good at parenthood. Chris is very good with kids. His older brother has two little girls and a third on the way. We always spend our holidays together and it's lovely to watch him with his nieces. I was mesmerized by it. He's going to make a great dad."


Amazon launches Spanish section in Kindle bookstore

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Corporate News, Internet,

Spanish kindle store

There’s some good news for all you bookworms out there that enjoy reading in Spanish! Amazon has launched a dedicated section of the Kindle Store that features best sellers, such as The Hunger Games, in Spanish. The Spanish catalog also features best selling Spanish authors such as Jose Emilio Pacheco and Sergio Pitol. The selection isn’t only geared towards adults, as kids will have the option of reading Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! in Spanish as well.

Amazon says that, “All of the Spanish-language Nielsen best sellers available as eBooks in the United States, and 65 of the top 100 Spanish-language print best sellers from Amazon.com.” Furthermore, the Amazon Kindle Store features the most Spanish reading content when compared against other ebook stores, and will continue to grow as the market matures.

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Will Ferrell’s Homage to His Spanish Teachers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies,

Will Ferrell in 'Casa de mi Padre'Will Ferrell's new Spanish language film ipays "homage" to his Spanish teachers.

The comedian speaks entirely in Spanish in Casa de mi Padre, and tried particularly hard to make his accent and phrasing realistic.

"This is all an homage to all my former Spanish teachers to show them that I was listening. I was paying attention. I wanted my Spanish to be as good as it could be - I didn't want the joke to just be that I was speaking bad Spanish," he said.

In the film Will plays a rancher who falls in love with his brother's fiancee, and discovers he has been using shady business practices, landing the family in trouble with a drug baron. Will added it was a good opportunity for him to make fun of a few stereotypes as well as take off Mexican soap operas:

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American Idol: Season 6 Finals - Week Five

Jennifer LopezGuess who I am:  I only have one Spanish-language album to my credit, yet American Idol has already deemed me a Latin-music afficionado.  If you guessed JLo—I mean Jennifer Lopez—then you’d be right.

Well - no matter how well she may/may not sing…we all know that Jennifer can dance and put on a show.  Was she able to help infuse a little rhythm and spice into the contestants’ performances?  Read on!

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Pan’s Labyrinth Review: A Violent but Visual Delight

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth centers on an imaginitive young girl named Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) who is moved with her mother and unborn brother to a military outpost in 1940s postwar Spain.  Her new stepfather, the violent and merciless Captain Vidal (Sergi Lopez), is trying to round up the last of an insurgency living in the surrounding forest.  When Ofelia stumbles upon a fantastical underworld in which she will be made princess, she must prove her worth to a host of mystical creatures while protecting herself and her loved ones from the belligerent captain.  While the film isn’t for children or anyone with an intolerance for graphic violence, it is by far the most visually stunning spectacle of 2006 and leaves one with the faint but distinct desire to believe in the supernatural.

Pan’s Labyrinth is written and directed by Guillermo del Toro.  Rated R.

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