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Non-spoiler review of ‘STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI’ in 8 words: “Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico is awesome”

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. …Asians finally became a key part of the STAR WARS saga. TL;DR: The Tico Sisters rock my galaxy. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, … Continue reading

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National Film Society Debuts Cookie Monster’s ‘Karate Kid’ Parody: ‘The Biscotti Kid’

I have been a huge fan of National Film Society since they began, but it wasn’t until this moment when I became seriously jealous of these guys. They got to hang out with Cookie Monster as he debuted Hollywood movie … Continue reading

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Mythmaking: On YouTube “Celebrity” Cults, Their Hubris, and Avarice

The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what uncouples him from belief … Continue reading

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COLORBLIND: Jason Chu’s Poem Response to the La Jolla Playhouse

Check out this amazing spoken word piece by Jason Chu that comments on the La Jolla Playhouse casting controversy, as well as that of the obstacles Asian and Asian American actors when trying to be seen in the Hollywood system. … Continue reading

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Where Are The Asians In The Bachelor/The Bachelorette?

Following the heels of Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, two African American football players who filed an entertainment lawsuit against ABC, executive producer Mike Fleiss, and The Bachelor/The Bachelorette’s production companies, I demand there be some fine Asian brothers and sisters … Continue reading

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Warner Bros. To Adapt Japanese Anime “Bleach”

After a set back with Akira being shelved for the time being, Warner Bros is keen on adapting another manga for the big-screen. The manga in target sight is Bleach, a popular Japanese series written by Tite Kubo where “a … Continue reading

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Exclusive! Ask John Cho or Kal Penn a Question; Win Tickets to the Premiere of ‘A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas’

UPDATE 10/31/11 @ 9:30PM: Congrats to AnnPantaleon & declan who will be attending the Premiere! Congrats also to commenters AlPavangkanan, anunez587, ChrisML, henkster, jedifreac, JerryWon, KenNarasaki, ksakai1, legotech, Luv4theGame, MIDesigns, miheekimkort, nekohime, nregina.adams, tammyt110, w_liu483… their questions were all selected … Continue reading

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The Working APA Actor: James Huang

http://youtu.be/g3P2gS-wKA0 The Working APA Actor is a bi-monthly interview of Asian Pacific Islander American actors in the entertainment world, whether it be theater, film, television, the internet, or commercials. It is an inside look at these actors exploring their passion … Continue reading

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Is The Breakfast at Tiffany’s Boycott Unnecessary?

In New York, an Asian American group is planning to boycott the 1961 Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast at Tiffany, which is being screened in Brooklyn Bridge Park on August 11th. The film is being shown as part of the Park Conservancy’s free outdoor … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Need to be Consistent With Hollywood Protests

Do you really want Asians cast in Hollywood roles? Yes. My qualm about it? It doesn’t seem consistent. Everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon with movies that did terrible at the box office. There are multiple sites dedicated to … Continue reading

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Is Disney Remaking Snow White with a Chinese Warrior Theme?

I just caught word that Disney is attempting to make a live-action version of their beloved classic Snow White but this time, it’s going to be set in 19th century China. The plot goes like this: A 19th century Englishwoman who … Continue reading

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The Importance of Imported Asian Actors in Hollywood

Over the past year or so, there’s been a growing increase of Hollywood films and major television shows using Asian celebrities from their Asian homeland. From Rain in Ninja Assassin,Jackie Chan in The Karate Kid, Charice in Glee, and now Jay … Continue reading

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