South America

Bruce Willis as John McClane takes aim in LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD.

After our inspired list of Die Hard sequel ideas, it’s clear that Fox is passing on all of them (including, somehow, Die Hard: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire) in favor of filming something with a bit more Latin flavor. In other news, Bruce Willis wasn’t joking about another Die Hard movie. The fifth in the series will reportedly film in 2011 in Puerto Rico, down South America way. It follows Bad Boys II and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights in the grand tradition of filming there, although there’s no word on the plot yet. Plus, it’s also filming in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver (which I’m told is also somewhere down South America way, but I can’t find it on the map). [Latino Review]


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You’re sitting in your living room when the call comes. It’s a crackle, then a bright tone, then a recorded voice asking if you’ll accept the charges. You agree, and instantly the other end explodes with an angry rasp yelling at you about money and your loved one’s life. If you don’t follow through with the amount they want, they’ll cut off another body part. This is the startling opening to Sequestro, a documentary getting its hands dirty in the big business of disappearances in Brazil. Following the special police force assigned to the epidemic and delivering the heart-shaking details of the families dealing with a father, a mother, a brother, a sister who is in the hands of kidnappers, the film is an insightful look at something nightmarish that exists in everyday life in South America.


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A few months ago, the trailer for The Disappearance of Alice Creed came online and surprised with its stark look at the taking of one young woman. Leave it to a documentary to blow all of that out of the water. Sequestro focuses its cameras on a police force meant to fight kidnapping and retrieve victims in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They shot for four years (or for 386 kidnappings (or for over 1,500 if you count all of Brazil)). Imagine if you were the one who got the phone call.



In the mid-1930s, Walt Disney put down his pens and pencils to head to South America to battle Nazis. While completely misleading, that sentence is factually accurate, and there’s a documentary coming out Friday to fill in the details. Check out the trailer inside.



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