Sunday, August 28, 2011

First Look: "The Rum Diary" Filmed In Puerto Rico

The movie "The Rum Diary," has released its first trailer.  The Rum Diary, stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard.  The movie is about a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life, while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean.  The journalist is played by Johnny Depp.  The Run Diary was filmed in Puerto Rico, and it is based on a novel "Rum Diary" written by the late Hunter S. Thompson in the late fifties.

On the trailer you can spot many locations in Puerto Rico.  The Rum Diary appears to be another hit for movie star Johnny Depp.  It has been previously reported that Depp, enjoyed making the film in Puerto Rico.  Johnny Depp also spent time in Puerto Rico, while he was shooting the movie Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  The Rum Diary hits theaters on October 28, 2011.   

Take a look at the official trailer:


Friday, August 26, 2011

Puerto Rico Ready To Welcome Tourist After Hurricane Irene

According to The Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Puerto Rico is ready to welcome tourist after Hurricane Irene hit the island last Monday.  The majority of the roads have been reopened and electricity has been restored to most of the island.  Hotels, casinos, airports and ferries are operating as normal in Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques.  Cruise ships and airlines are arriving and departing as scheduled.

Hurricane Irene passed over Puerto Rico early Monday morning, toppling trees, downing power lines and leaving much of the island without electricity.  The hurricane flooded streets, and caused several rivers to overflow their banks.  Forecasters earlier said, Irene, then a tropical storm, was likely to pass south of Puerto Rico, but the storm shifted north and  passed directly over island.  During this time the storm was upgraded to Hurricane Irene.

Puerto Rico was lucky, as it suffered minimum damages with Hurricane Irene.  We hope the other  locations in Irene's  path, do not suffer major damages.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Photo Of A Shark Swimming In The Street, After Hurricane Irene Hits Puerto Rico, Is A Hoax

A photo that shows a shark swimming in a flooded street in Ponce, Puerto Rico, after the arrival of Hurricane Irene, is a hoax.  Hurricane Irene brought heavy rains and flooding to many areas of Puerto Rico, this is true, but the shark in the picture is not.  The picture was photoshopped.  A well done photoshop job, as it got a lot of people believing it was true, including a stateside local news television station, that ran the photo and the story as true.

It appears that the shark in the photo was taken from an existing photograph by Thomas Peschak, showing a man in a kayak being trailed by a 12-foot Great White Shark off the coast of Australia.

Were you duped by the picture? 

Take a look at a video of the picture of the shark, as it aired on a stateside television newscast:


Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Movie "Bait" To Be Filmed In Puerto Rico

The casting for the movie "Bait" has started.  The psychological shark thriller, will begin filming in Puerto Rico in November.  Filmmaker Paul Schrader is teaming up with author Bret Easton Ellis for the shark project "Bait."  Schrader, the writer behind "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull," will direct the picture.  Schrader and Ellis, who also wrote “Glamorama,” “Less Than Zero” and “The Rules of Attraction,”  will collaborate on the latest draft of the script.

The film "Bait" described as a psychological thriller, is about a man, who works at a posh beach club, who wants to take his revenge against the wealthy.  The man takes a yacht, full of wealthy people, into shark infested waters. 

Galavis Film, Picture Machine and Ithaka Entertainment are behind the movie. Hollywood movies filmed in Puerto Rico recently include: “The Rum Diary,” “Men Who Stare at Goats,”
"Fast Five" and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.




Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lago Dos Bocas, Utuado, Puerto Rico

Lago Dos Bocas is a great recreational area, just north of Utuado, Puerto Rico.  Lago Dos Bocas is a popular destination for day trips and offers a unique dining experience.  Lago Dos Bocas (lake with two mouths) is a man-made lake, built in the 1940's and is surrounded by the lush vegetation of route 143 in the mountain town of Utuado.  Utuado is located in the central mountainous region of Puerto Rico, known as La Cordillera Central.  The two lakes of Lago Dos Bocas, is each more than 2 miles long.  The lakes are the principal reservoirs for the island.

Ferries operated by the Department of Transportation of Puerto Rico provide transportation for residents on Lago Dos Bocas as well as for tourists.  Several boats take passengers on rides across the beautiful waters of the lake, and the impressive picturesque views of the surrounding country. 

Visitors and locals can enjoy lakeside dining.  Several lakeside eateries also have boats, transporting diners to and from these restaurants.  The boats operate daily from the Lago Dos Bocas park, to pick up visitors and transport them across the lake to a scenic outdoor restaurant.  Diners can sit down and enjoy the environment and a home cooked traditional Puerto Rican meal.  Be sure to read the menus beforehand, so you can choose which restaurant you like best.  The restaurants are open on the weekends.

Lago Dos Bocas is an escape from the daily grind.  Dos Bocas is a wonderful experience on the island of Puerto Rico.  There is more than relaxing boat rides and wonderful cuisine.  Lago Dos Bocas is also the place for kayaking and fishing.  No matter how you decide to spend your day at the lake, it will certainly be an unforgettable experience.
Lago Dos Bocas, Utuado, Puerto Rico
Lago Dos Bocas, Utuado, Puerto Rico
Lago Dos Bocas, Utuado, Puerto Rico
Lago Dos Bocas, Utuado, Puerto Rico
Lago Dos Bocas, Utuado, Puerto Rico



Sunday, August 7, 2011

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