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Water & Power Trailer


Water and Power are twin brothers nicknamed so by their workaholic father; a blue collar worker at the Department of Water & Power of Los Angeles who insisted that you couldn't have one without the other. While Water is rising to the top in his illustrious political career, Power is caught up in a web of criminal deception as a cop in the LAPD, trying to keep the peace in the mean streets and struggling to work out whether he's doing a good job, or whether he is just like the gun-toting felons he's bringing in. After a particularly traumatic night, the pair reunite and find themselves in a motel room where they must join forces to survive - Water and Power have so many differences, but can they find common ground so they can work together just like their father always said they must?

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Latino International Film Festival 2013

Wanda De Jesus - Latino International Film Festival 2013 - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Friday 11th October 2013

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Latino International Film Institute & Festival, LALIFF 2013

Wanda De Jesus - Latino International Film Institute & festival, LALIFF 2013 Held at El Capitan - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 10th October 2013

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Edward James Olmos and Wanda De Jesus
Edward James Olmos and Wanda De Jesus

The World Premiere Of The Ministers Held At Lowes Lincoln Square

Wanda De Jesus and Harvey Keitel - Wanda De Jesus and Harvey Keitel New York City, USA - The world premiere of the Ministers held at Lowes Lincoln Square Tuesday 13th October 2009

Wanda De Jesus and Harvey Keitel
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Wanda De Jesus and Harvey Keitel

Conga Room Reopening Party Held At Conga Room - Arrivals

Jimmy Smits and Wanda De Jesus - Jimmy Smits and Wanda De Jesus Los Angeles, California - Conga Room Reopening Party held at Conga Room - Arrivals Thursday 1st January 1970

Jimmy Smits and Wanda De Jesus

Conga Room Reopening Party Held At Conga Room - Arrivals

Jimmy Smits and Wanda De Jesus - Jimmy Smits and Wanda De Jesus Los Angeles, California - Conga Room Reopening Party held at Conga Room - Arrivals Wednesday 10th December 2008

Jimmy Smits and Wanda De Jesus
Jimmy Smits and Wanda De Jesus
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Jimmy Smits and Wanda De Jesus
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Illegal Tender Review


Terrible
When the production credits that open writer/director Franc. Reyes' (we don't understand the period, either) crime drama Illegal Tender appear in gloriously cheesy '70s blaxploitation font with an equally gaudy title graphic depicting a sexy silhouette inside a dollar sign, the anticipation of either a riveting throwback or tongue-in-cheek parody appears. Either of these options would have been better than the nothing that follows.

For the first 15 minutes we're treated to the back story of '80s gangster Wilson Deleon Sr. (Manny Perez), a hard-working, merciful Bronx drug dealer just trying to make his way in this crazy world. He has a child on the way; her shrewd mother, Millie (Wanda De Jesus) has just laundered all his street earnings into a sizeable nest egg. Of course, on the night she tells him to stay in, he goes out and, of course, that's the night she delivers and, of course, that's the night his crew betrays him and two ridiculously buxom assassins gun him down.

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Blood Work Review


OK
Clint Eastwood is back to lay down the law and settle a new score. This time, his pursuit of justice has a new wrinkle (or many, I suppose): his age. In Blood Work, his aging lawman portrayal is highly convincing, but by the end of the film this fascinating character study looses all credibility at the hands of an age-old, Hollywood stereotype.

Eastwood plays experienced FBI profiler Terrell McCaleb, who is forced into retirement after a series of heart attacks and transplants have kept him sidelined for two years. Armed with a new ticker and new meds, McCaleb returns to investigative work when a stranger named Graciela Rivers (Wanda De Jesus) requests that he find the ski-masked gunman who murdered her sister. His involvement garners fierce objections from his doctor (Anjelica Huston) and an envious police detective (Paul Rodriguez). To assist with his investigation, McCaleb enlists the help of his alcoholic neighbor Buddy Noone (Jeff Daniels), and his friend, Los Angeles sheriff Detective Jaye Winston (Tina Lifford).

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Flawless Review


Grim

The recipe for Joel Schumacher's post-"Batman" cry for redemption goes a little something like this:

Take one part "As Good As It Gets," but give the anti-social bigot a gritty, blue-collar bent and a debilitating stroke instead of an obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Add one part irritating drag queen movie ("To Wong Fu..." will do nicely) and two parts syrupy, medicinal social commentary.

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Blood Work Review


Weak

Clint Eastwood has a talent for turning cliché-riddled scripts into absorbing, solidly entertaining motion pictures that are far better than they should be. His scrupulous, unhurried and intelligent direction is why 2000's "Space Cowboys" wasn't just "Grumpy Old Men in Space" and why 1999's "True Crime" -- about a reporter with 24 hours to prove an inmate's innocence before his execution -- wasn't a movie-of-the-week.

He doesn't have quite the same success with the cop-vs.-serial killer thriller "Blood Work," in which he plays an FBI profiler forced to retire after suffering a heart attack during a foot chase with his nemesis, called the "Code Killer." Eastwood judiciously tempers the picture's more hackneyed elements, like the oh-so-scripted, come-and-get-me puzzle pieces the murderer leaves as clues. But so many scenes invite easy second-guessing of the hero -- and of the cops he works with when the bad guy resurfaces after Eastwood has recovered from a heart transplant -- that the movie's strengths are often obscured.

Two months after his surgery, Terry McCaleb (Eastwood) is tracked down onboard his modest fishing-boat home by a woman named Graciela Rivers (Wanda De Jesus) who believes he received her dead sister's heart. She has learned of McCaleb's legendary reputation as a detective and wants his help solving the murder that got him his new ticker.

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