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Where have all the brown folks gone?

I sit at a bar and I count how many are like me, I count two in a room of 30, one is a bar back Latinx and one is an African American bartender, I’ve done this since I realized that I am the other, and I need to find allies quick, in case shit goes down, in case there’s a race war

I order thai food from a food truck and the señor making the food could be my primo, while the Asian owner takes my order [Mas…]

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In Hot Thrills Warm Chills, a 1967 movie advertised as “Wild Madness That Will Make Your Innards Sizzle,” Rita Alexander shimmies to Mama a Go Go by Perez Prado (credited as Dario De Mexico.)

Then there’s this 60s surf guitar mashup version: [Mas…]

cornVery late Wednesday night, I created a Twitter hashtag — #MakeMoviesMexican — and asked the Tuiteros if they had suggestions.

Huh? What do you mean? Like this:

#MAKEMOVIESMEXICAN. Gone With the Migra. White Men Can’t Cumbia. Get the idea?

(It turns out I wasn’t the first with this idea. Superstar pocho comic Felipe Esparza tried this concept in February.)

Here are the Pocho Ocho NEW Top Tweets we got in return (racist, ignorant Tweets not included — the entire thread is below.):

8. Mex In The City

7. Dude, Juarez My Car?

6. Finding Chapo

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“A Mexican standoff,” according to Wikipedia, “is a confrontation among two or more parties in which no participant can proceed or retreat without being exposed to danger.” ¡Orale! Let’s get some of those cinema standoff scenes and mash them up! [POCHO only presents this video after receiving assurances from responsible parties that “no actual Mexicans were harmed in the making of this mashup.” Your mileage may vary.]

The mashup highlights the “trio scene” from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, a classic example of film editing. The 1966 Western was directed by Sergio Leone, and starred Clint Eastwood before he lost his mind, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. Check the scene out here: [Mas…]


Do you have El Chapo and Kate Castillo piñatas? Claro! Coming right up! Euronews outlet RT explains: [Mas…]


Thrills, chills, tetas, monsters, suspense, and more tetas are back from the dead and live on screen in Mexican Kitsch, a mashup by 3 centavos & 2 botones. How many of these cinematic classics do you recognize? [NSFW brief nip slips.]

My report and photos from the set of Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six’

by RICARDO CATÉ April 29, 2015 Cultura

I had to post this after reading that the actors who walked off Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six set get tagged as heroes and those who stayed, like me, get belittled. My photograph (above) shows two of the men who walked off and the lady who stayed. They’re discussing the film’s infamous script, just after they […]

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Shocking uncensored uncut 1938 movie! ‘Reefer Madness’ [NSFW]

by Verdana Bold April 20, 2015 Cultura
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When high school students get addicted to weed, bad stuff happens. Reefer Madness depicts the horrific consequences — a hit and run, manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, hallucinations, and a descent into madness. [NSFW probably. It’s complicated.]

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Just 8% of SF/fantasy stars are pochos but Zoe Saldaña will save us

by María Purísima August 4, 2014 Cultura
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Almost no science fiction and fantasy movies feature protagonists of color — not to mention women of color — but thankfully we have Zoe Saldaña! Check out this study and awful infographic from Lee & Low Books:

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Opening Friday: The Latino superhero film you asked for! (toon)

by ALEX GARCIA DE AZTLAN April 10, 2014 Cartoons
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Stephen Colbert, John Malkovich: ‘Cesar Chavez’ hates America (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 3, 2014 Cultura
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Stephen Colbert praises Cesar Chavez’s villainous co-star, John Malkovich, for his work in trying to stop greedy farmworkers from stealing our lettuce and letting our table grapes rot on the vine. PREVIOUSLY ON STEPHEN COLBERT:

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Everyone’s a critic (toon)

by Santino J. Rivera April 2, 2014 Cartoons
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V-Day Movie Super-cut: Loving you is easy ’cause you’re beautiful

by Soy Capitan February 14, 2014 Cultura
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Loving you…is easy ’cause you’re beautiful, as this “super-cut” of creepy movie kisses shows. La la la la la la la.

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La Cucaracha at the movies: ‘My time at Walmart’ (toon)

by Chale Knickerbocker December 17, 2013 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY AT WALMART:

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Oh, the horror! Opening today: ‘Thanksgiving’ (video)

by JORGE SQUANTO ROMERO November 22, 2012 Cultura
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When Hell is full, pinche dead turkeys will stalk the living. Opening today — Thanksgiving — at a theater near you. (Violent, gory and maybe some side boob.)

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Pocho History 101: ‘Abraham Lincoln’ by Louis CK (SNL video)

by DOCTOR MUDD November 5, 2012 Cultura
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American History 101 – Pocho Style.

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Sabado Pochonte Video: ‘Zorro’s Fighting Legion, Flaming Z’

by CISCO F. CUPOLA May 12, 2012 Cultura
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Zorro’s Fighting Legion  is a 1939 Republic Pictures serial featuring Reed Hadley as Zorro. The plot revolves around Zorro’s alter-ego’s (Don Diego‘s) fight against the evil Don Del Oro, who wants to become Emperor of Mexico. An occasional trope in this serial is the ritual death of at least one native informant, much like the […]

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U.S. ♥ Mexico WWII propaganda film: ‘Mexican Moods’ (1942)

by JUNIOR WENCES April 21, 2012 Cultura
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Seventy years ago, when Mexico joined the Allies (AKA the United Nations) to fight against Nazi Germany, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs produced and released Mexican Moods praising our new BFF. Sometimes shaky period color footage is matched by shaky period narration and musical production numbers as the film celebrates Mexico’s joining the United […]

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Alien: The Easter Edition (video)

by JOSE JIMENEZ April 8, 2012 Cultura
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The crew of the USS Chocstromo really should have seen this coming.

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Laurel and Hardy are El Gordo y El Flaco in ‘El Flaco Va Al Dentista’

by CISCO N. IBER March 30, 2012 Cultura
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Is Will Ferrell — currently starring in Casa de Mi Padre — the first Anglo comic actor to make a Spanish-language comedy without knowing a word of Spanish? No guey! As you can see in this old movie clip, black and white jailbirds Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel AKA El Gordo y El Flaco visited […]

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My Bottom Line: ‘Casa De Mi Padre’ is (1) Funny and (2) Not racist

by Sara Inés Calderón March 29, 2012 Cultura
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Over the weekend I went with two guys to see Will Ferrell’s latest film, Casa De Mi Padre. The film stars several Mexican actors and was produced by a Latino production house. If you want the bottom line, here it is: I went into the movie with low expectations, but was surprised that it was funny, not […]

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Sabado Pochonte Video: The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (en Inglés)

by Comic Saenz January 7, 2012 Cultura
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The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (La Momia Azteca Contro El Robot Humano): The walking Aztec mummy Popoca has returned, and this time he is pitted against a mad scientist and his creation, the Human Robot, a cyborg with a mechanical body, steel claws and a human head! Enjoy one hour of cheesy Mexican horror […]

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