October 29, 2020

Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez

Starting out as a film development executive dropping news tips to movie gossip site, AintItCool.com, from time to time, Umberto Gonzalez gained notoriety as a journalist while working with Latino-Review.com as their superhero flick reporter. He was the guy to follow for all the inside, news-breaking scoops on movies featuring your favorite cape clad vigilantes. Known to his online following as “El Mayimbe,” this film journalist isn’t your typical movie reviewer. His infamy comes from his ability to get the juiciest scoops by way of schmoozing his sources with VIP services at nightclubs or entry into the hottest events. Sometimes he comes by this top secret information before even the folks involved with the film know what’s up—something that has gotten him a few lawsuit threats from major film companies in the past. Self-proclaimed as a “fanboy journalist,” the New Yorker of Dominican and Colombian descent, parted ways with Latino Review last year and launched his own site, HeroicHollywood.com, where he and his team of writers serve up daily doses of superhero cinematic content including editorials and, of course, spicy, top-secret spoilers.


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About The Author

Born to Dominican parents in NYC and raised in Passaic, NJ, in nearly a decade as an entertainment writer, Emmanuel Ureña has written for numerous publications, including VIBE, Latina.com, BET.com, LLERO, Urban Ink, Inked, and many others. When he’s not typing away on his MacBook, Ureña is reading fictional novels and comic books while enjoying ice-cold Blue Moon beers. You might also find him at a local tattoo shop getting some fresh ink!

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