After Hours

Daniel Radcliffe, former boy wizard and Hogwarts’ hero, sees his latest Hollywood venture premier this week. The August 8th US opening follows a red-carpet tussle in Mexico City where police stepped in to shut down the event, fearing the British actor would be mobbed by adoring fans. According to the Hollywood Reporter, local authorities and distribution executives cancelled the premier of the romantic comedy What If after a huge number of fans swept into a shopping mall in the Mexican capital, scrambling to catch a glimpse of Radcliffe. “We appreciate the response and enthusiasm for this event,” Diamond Films said in a statement. “Sorry, but this decision is out of our control.” Who knew Mexico sheltered so many witches and warlocks? For all you mad Mexican (and other) fans out there, check out the trailer.

Indie romantic comedies often spark advice for the lovelorn. A recent study by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México claims that falling in love is akin to temporary dementia. According to neurologist Eduardo Calixto, the early stages of a romantic relationship closely resemble losing your senses, right down to your neurons. You can’t stop thinking about your new flame, and it’s hard to get anything that requires even the slightest bit of concentration or creativity. But beware. Once the thrill starts to fade, at around the three-year mark, couples start to long for what they’ve lost. The trick to a long-lasting relationship, according to UNAM, is to remember that the best medicine is an ounce of prevention. Check out the good doctor on the subject.

Better yet, let Frank Sinatra to get you in the mood!

Hasta la próxima!

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