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Stories with person: Michael Pena
  • Rosario Dawson wants a Dolores Huerta movie 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - Playing renowned civil rights activist Dolores Huerta in the new biopic "Cesar Chavez" doesn't seem to be enough for Rosario Dawson. The actress, who knows and has worked with Huerta, would now like to bring her friend's life to the screen.

  • 30 minutes of 'Spider-Man 2' shown at CinemaCon 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:47 am
  • LAS VEGAS - Sony Pictures debuted 30 minutes of 3-D footage of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" at movie-theater convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

  • Review: 'Chavez' gives leader routine treatment 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:36 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Diego Luna's heartfelt biographical drama, "Cesar Chavez," chronicles the five-year struggle of the United Farm Workers co-founder in the 1960s to get California grape growers to the negotiating table to hammer out fair wages and better conditions for exploited field laborers. It's a stirring story of a real-life fight for social justice, and clearly a passion project for the Mexican actor-turned-director. But while the film's old-fashioned virtues and the integrity of its subject matter give it some traction, pedestrian handling, a lumpy script and some significant miscasting mean it only occasionally summons the dramatic power to match the events it depicts.