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The First Trailer For ‘Dora And The Lost City Of Gold’ Is Here And People Are Surprised And Ready

We all know “Dora the Explorer” from our nieces, nephews, younger siblings, and, low key, us, watching her explore the world around us. Who doesn’t have at least one fond memory that involves you screaming “Swiper no swiping!” The interactive children’s show that slowly taught viewers Spanish will soon be in theaters as a full-length, live-action movie. Obviously, the trailer would draw attention but people are surprised and here’s why.

The first trailer for “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” is out and wow.

People have been waiting for this movie for a long time. They won’t admit it but all of your friends have quietly been waiting for this trailer to drop and chances are they are hyped about it. It might be a children’s story and all but the movie is much more grown up. Think Lara Croft but Latino and, obviously, funnier and more entertaining.

Most people are so ready for this live-action Dora movie that they can barely contain their excitement.

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As you can see from the tweet, even people who didn’t know that this was a thing can’t help but lose their minds over it. It is pretty exciting news. Millennials are very familiar with popular cartoons from their youths turning into live-action movies or getting long-awaited sequels. The rule is always the same, this is for us, not the kids. They can go after opening weekend. K, thx, bye.

Some people thought they’d be funny and try to talk bad about the movie while hiding behind their keyboard.

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That’s a cute opinion but it is not accurate. It is a story we all want to see and we are so excited that we finally have it. Now, if you don’t want to watch it, then don’t. That’s totally fine but let the rest of the Dora fans have some time to be excited about this story finally getting the grown up treatment it deserves.

But, don’t worry. Someone checked them real quick.

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The trailer proves that this is more than just a movie to tell a story that would make money. They really thought this through and gave the characters depth and gave us enough in the trailer to make us want more. The whole Lara Croft angle hits us all int he nostalgic feels and, for that, we are so grateful.

However, there are so many questions that remain.

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Part of Dora’s appeal is that she teaches us things and gives us a chance to interact with what was happening. Will she let us play along? Are there going to be moments where we will get to yell at the screen? These are all things we kind of need to know.

Also, where is Swiper?

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Never did he show up in the trailer. It is something everyone is asking about because he wasn’t in the trailer. Will Swiper make an appearance in the movie? Is Swiper going to be involved at all? Not cool to just cut him out. Let’s hope Nickelodeon does the right thing and brings him into the story, where he belongs.

Aaaaand, some people are confused about her age.

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It does seem jarring that she is suddenly in high school after spending years not aging. While it is surprising, we should be celebrating her getting an education. This whole time, we were all thinking that she was falling behind in her classes to be an ultimate explorer. Good for you, Dora.

Either way, this is all of us on the day the movie opens.

We are already planning out our outfits and can’t wait to make it happen. Who is getting excited for Dora to take her adventures to the next level?

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Star Of Netflix’s New ‘Selena’ Series Says She Felt The Pressure Of Playing Her Idol

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Star Of Netflix’s New ‘Selena’ Series Says She Felt The Pressure Of Playing Her Idol

Justa little a while ago last year, Netflix announced that it hadofficially selected a Latina to keep the legacy of Tejano music legend, Selena Quintanilla, alive. For its highly anticipated show “Selena: The Series,” the big-time streaming platform has tapped Christian Serratos, AKA Rosita Espinosa of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” series.

In a recent interview with People magazine, Serratos revealed that she was anxious about stepping into her role as Selena.

“I’ve been listening to her since I was way below single digits,” Serratos told People in the recent interview. “’Baila Esta Kumbia’ (the second single released on Quintanilla’s 1990 ‘Ven Conmigo’ album), that was my song as a baby. Then it became my karaoke song as a teenager. I’ve always looked up to and really admired her, but I never thought I would have the opportunity to play her.

“It was really intimidating to audition and to play her, but I felt prepared in life to accomplish what I think we did on this show,” Serratos explained. “I gave it everything I could.”

Twenty-four years after her tragic death Selena is, once again, being brought back to life on the screen.

Little information has been released by Netflix about the series, but Serratos casting will undoubtedly launch quite a bit of chatter.

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The series, which was created with the participation of the Quintanilla family and announced by Netflix last December, has already garnered quite a bit of anticipation online. Back in 1997, the casting process for the singer had the Latino community astir for months until it was finally revealed that then-dancer, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez (still known as a triple threat for her moves, voice and acting chops) had earned the role. The Boricua’s casting caused quite the controversy primarily because she was not Mexican. This time around, Netflix kept the controversy in mind while conducting casting. In a recent interview with NBC News, Moisés Zamora– who is the head writer and one of the executive producers for the show– explained how crucial it was for him to ensure Mexican- identity was strongly included in the show.

“I associated her with my family and being Mexican in America,” he told the outlet at the time while highlighting how the younger singer was shaped by her identity of being a woman of Mexican heritage who also grew up in Corpus Christi while speaking English.

For the latest portrayal of Selena, the executive producer was involved in the casting of Serratos, a Latina of both Mexican and Italian descent.

Serratos knows all about breathing life into deceased characters.

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For four seasons she has raged against the undead in “The Walk Dead” and in her earlier career played Angela Webber, friend to Bella Swan lover of vampires, in Twilight.

According to outlets, it’s unclear how the series will tackle Quintanilla’s vocals.

Back when Lopez took her turn as the singer, she was made to lip-sync to Quintanilla’s vocals. We’re pretty sure that if Netflix doesn’t decide to do the same, they’ll be in good hands because Serratos voice is banging. She even sings “Baila Esta Cumbia” in this compilation!

So far fans of Selena are on board with the news.

While buzz online hasn’t quite ramped up, we’re pretty sure once news of the casting catches on Latina Twitter will be doing the washing machine for days.

And it appears Serratos has the Selena Fan Club seal of approval.

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And it’s no wonder why! Serratos cuts a pretty uncanny resemblance to the Tejano beauty.

Of course, while most of the reactions to Serratos casting have been positive the TWD club is a bit worried.

Okay TBH it feels like a worthy sacrifice.

Like literally people are bummed.

Pero… like I said! Serratos as Selena will totally be worth it.

(Jeeze… wonder if she’ll die by zombie attack?)

But there is a silver lining to the upset.

If fans of “The Walking Dead” are this bummed over possibly losing Serratos, that means she must be pretty damn good at taking on great roles. So here’s to Serratos and her new role! Hopefully, for TWD fans she’ll be able to juggle both… if not bidi bidi bom bom.

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These ’90s Movies Are The Perfect Nostalgic Feels To Make It Through The Holiday Season

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These ’90s Movies Are The Perfect Nostalgic Feels To Make It Through The Holiday Season

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Quick disclaimer: These are not holiday movies but they will take you back as we all make it through the rest of the holiday season.

These are different holidays than we’ve ever seen. It is a good thing not to see your family and stay where you are as we brace for the rest of Covid’s second wave. To get through it, we collected some ’90s movies to help you make the best of your holidays.

1. “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar”

“To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar” is truly a classic. Three New York City drag queens set off for a national drag competition in Los Angeles. Along the way there are lessons in being the best drag queen you can be. Of course the lesson translate into real life experiences when the queens face a homophobic sheriff in a tiny town in Nebraska. John Leguizamo is Chi Chi Rodriguez, the youngest and newest drag queen of the bunch. You have to watch Leguizamo’s incredible glow up from beginning to end.

2. “Jawbreaker”

“Jawbreaker” is a classic teen murder film. What starts as a birthday prank takes a horrible and fatal turn for one high school student on her 17th birthday. The worst part is it happened because of her best friends. To hide their crime, three girls give a less fortunate classmate a makeover and make her one of the popular ones. However, not everything goes to plan. Tatyana Ali is part of the cast of high school students as Brenda living in a movie as the mystery of Elizabeth Purr’s death unfolds.

3. “Clueless”

We all know “Clueless.” The wildly successful movie gives people a peek into the lives of the rich and spoiled teenagers of Beverly Hills. Stacey Dash plays Dionne, Cher’s best friend, and is there for her bestie through it all. There are makeovers, complicated love stories, one terrifying freeway drive, and a mugging deep in The Valley. Combined, they make one of the greatest movies created in the ’90s and you’re better for watching it.

4. “The Sandlot”

Boys everywhere know “The Sandlot” like it was their own childhood. A group of neighborhood boys spend the coming-of-age summer living the All American boy dream. There is baseball, fake drowning in a public swimming pool, and a legendary junk yard monster play out before our eyes. If you haven’t seen this, or just want a walk down memory lane, give this a watch. Mike Vitar plays Benjamin Franklin “Benny the Jet” Rodriguez and his friends have the most epic summer and grow significantly by the end.

5. “10 Things I Hate About You”

Andrew Keegan plays a less than desirable man in “10 Things I Hate About You.” Desperate to be the coolest, Keegan’s character Joey offers someone money to date his crush’s sister in a bid to date his crush. The plan quickly unravels, as one would expect, and Joey gets his comeuppance.

6. “Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion”

Jacob Vargas plays Ramon in “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.” If it wasn’t for Ramon, Romy and Michele would have never made it to Tucson for their 10-year high school reunion. The two women are not successful in making up their lies to impress people but the adventure is incredible to watch unfold.

7. “The Blair Witch Project”

“The Blair Witch Project” terrified little millennials everywhere. The movie shot as if it is found footage of a horrific event struck fear into the hearts of all of us. We can thank Cuban director Eduardo Sánchez for making this a crucial point in our fear development. The director created this gem in 1999 and he went on to work on other horror films, including multiple sequels of “The Blair Witch Project.”

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