When MTV put out a casting call looking for white people to talk about things like “do you think some people treat you unfairly because you’re white,” initial scorn was replaced by interest when the maker of the documentary was revealed to be Jose Antonio Vargas. MTV has recently announced the premiere of Vargas’s documentary called White People. I have included a few other clips available before the documentary airs. One shows the viewpoints about […] Continue »
Every year, the annual Comic-Con convention invades San Diego, California in July. In probably the most anticipated panel of the convention was for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which kicks off the new trilogy of Star Wars films taking pace after the original Episodes 4,5 & 6 with Episode 7. During the audience Q&A session, director J.J. Abrams was asked: “Two young Asian fans said that one of the reasons they enjoyed Abrams’ […] Continue »
We have been following the Twinsters story since last year when they were still crowdfunding for the film, and our some of our L.A. readers even got to see the film at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), but now the documentary directed by Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto is receiving a theatrical release: THEATRICAL RELEASE: July 17 – New York (Empire 25 Time Square) July 24 – Los Angeles (Arclight Cinemas) […] Continue »
South Korean heart throb star and martial artist Lee Byung-hun takes on the role of T-1000 in the newest Terminator franchise installment “Terminator Genysis“. Lee is familiar to American viewers from previous role as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009).
Deadline reports that… After recurring in Season 1, Chelsey Crisp (Reconcilation, The Harvesting) has been promoted to series regular for the second season of ABC comedy Fresh Off The Boat. She plays the Huangs’ neighbor Honey. Based on Eddie Huang’s memoir, the 1990s-set series revolves around a Chinese family that moves to suburban Orlando. It centers on hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang, raised by an immigrant father (Randall Park) who is obsessed with all things American and […] Continue »
I stumbled across Patricia Park’s debut novel Re Jane while looking through reading lists saying what should have been on this year’s (not surprisingly) all-white cast of New York Times recommended summer books. And I have to say, that it is a kind of ideal summer read — based loosely on Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (which I confess to not having read) — it follows Jane Re, a mixed-race Korean-American orphan, as she steps into the “real world” […] Continue »
Howdy Dallas! Who's kickin' it with me tomorrow at @dallascomiccon? I brought the LA sunshine & my cowgirl boots! A photo posted by Ming-Na Wen (@mingna_wen) on May 29, 2015 at 4:43pm PDT At the Dallas Comicon, both Carrie Fisher and Ming Na Wen were in attendance, and apparently, according to Ming Na Wen’s Instagram, they had an exchange that included some undressing. Wen claims to have the video of said interaction between these two […] Continue »
Nearly two decades after the first release, a remake of the wildly popular and epic Final Fantasy 7 has been announced bringing this classic game up to date. Production on this remake has already begun, and it will be available first on PlayStation 4.
#robotsoldier #castleinthesky #ghibli #GhibliMuseum #HayaoMiyazaki A photo posted by Carlomus Prime (@carlomusprime) on Dec 23, 2014 at 9:41pm PST Having been a Hayao Miyazaki fan for a long time, I just had to finally visit the Studio Ghibli Museum. The unfortunate thing is that photography was not allowed inside the museum, but if you watch the movie “From Up on Poppy Hill”, school clubhouse that they build in that movie is a lot like what […] Continue »
I’ve never watched an episode of Entourage, let alone know what the show is even about, so honestly, I have to say that I never knew much about actor Rex Lee was until I saw the ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ episode ‘Blind Spot‘ where Lee plays Oscar, Jessica’s ex-boyfriend. So when I saw this Wix commercial with Lee co-starring with the famous supermodel Heidi Klum, I was pretty excited. I thought the commercial was pretty entertaining and great to see Lee […] Continue »
By now, you probably heard about the controversy over actress Emma Stone playing a quarter Chinese quarter Islander half White character named Allison Ng and the whitewashing of Hawaii in the movie Aloha. But what would the movie looking like with a real quarter Chinese quarter Islander half White person playing the role? Thanks to some cutting and pasting, this actual quarter Chinese quarter Islander half White person shows us how! We have talked about […] Continue »
The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is one of the premiere Asian American festivals in the American Southwest. The festival is committed to bringing the best in Asian and Asian American cinema to the vibrant city of Austin. It is well attended and is supported by prominent cultural organizations and local businesses in one of the top cities for film in the US. The 2015 Austin Asian American Film Festival will be held from […] Continue »