Category Archives: Entertainment

Pixar’s Asian-led ‘Turning Red’ Feature to be Released March 2022

While checking out the #GoldOpen for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Five Rings, another feature on the #GoldOpen list caught my eye.  My niece’s husband works for Pixar and when I asked him about what he was working on, … Continue reading

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” breaks Labor Day Box Office Records

As I mentioned in a previous post about this movie, it was an open question how the it would fare during the Delta Variant surge.  Looks like the question has been answered – it would fare very well!  According to … Continue reading

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8mm Film Review (Non-Spoiler): ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

I’ve been a fan of Marvel comics as a kid, collecting comics including Spider-Man, The Avengers, the Fantastic Four, etc. and a fan of the film adaptations from the first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man to the first official Marvel Cinematic Universe … Continue reading

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ gets a #GoldOpen

Variety reports that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is slated to open this week on September 3 with a Gold Open.  For those of you who don’t know, this means that the Gold House organization and CAPE … Continue reading

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A Sesame Street Song: Proud of Your Eyes

In the context of the attacks and bullying of Asian Americans that has gone on during the pandemic, Sesame Street has recently released this video of a song they created.  Proud of Your Eyes talks about one of the most … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver talks about Asian Americans

This Last Week Tonight segment on Asian Americans hosted by John Olliver gives an overview of Asian American history and the current issues facing Asian Americans, done in his usually satirical style.  I was pleasantly surprised by how thorough it … Continue reading

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8 reasons to move ‘In The Heights’ to the top of your movie list

In the Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda’s adaptation of his broadway musical, hits the big screen this June. Here are 8 reasons to move it to the top of your movie list: Music  In The Heights is jam-packed with musical numbers … Continue reading

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H.A.G.S. (Have A Good Summer), a short documentary by Sean Wang

I stumbled upon Sean Wang’s short documentary ‘H.A.G.S.’ an opinion piece in the New York Times (with support from the Sundance Institute) and although it was supposed to be about “adulthood,” it turned out to be much more meaningful and … Continue reading

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“Racist, Sexist Boy” by the Linda Lindas: A Song for the Asian American Pandemic Experience

A little while before we went into lockdown, a boy in my class came up to me and said that his dad told him to stay away from Chinese people. After I told him that I was Chinese, he backed … Continue reading

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8Books Review: Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan

Tashie Bhuiyan’s debut novel Counting Down with You is a heartwarming YA novel about Bengali teen Karina Ahmed and 28 life-changing days. When Karina’s parents go back to Bangladesh for a month, she starts tutoring bad boy Ace Clyde. Before … Continue reading

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Asian Rapper DESTROYS Model Minority Myth

I saw this rap on Facebook recently and was shocked that this was published last July 2020 and had not gone viral (as I last saw it had less than 1,200 views). ‘Matt R. Fact‘ does a brilliant job of … Continue reading

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Asian Americans raise Visibility at the 2021 Academy Awards

Asian Americans became increasingly visible at the 2021 Academy awards, with Chloe Zhao getting Best Director and winning Best Picture for Nomadland.  Youn Yuh-jung won best supporting actress for her role in Minari.  H.E.R. won an award for best song … Continue reading

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