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Mar 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Promising Start to Season 2 of Into the Badlands

Promising Start to Season 2 of Into the Badlands

posted by Takuma Okada
Daniel Wu

Photo from AMC

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

The first season of Into the Badlands was too short. Most of its problems stemmed from the length, including badly-paced scenes and not enough development for the large cast of characters. But if the season two premiere is anything to go by, we’re in for a much … Read more

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Feb 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Awards Season Means the Return of the Anna Awards

Awards Season Means the Return of the Anna Awards

posted by Randall
Rogue One

Best Picture goes to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by casting three Asian actors in prominent roles. Above, the Rogue One crew didn’t include a single white male (See below).

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s award season for the entertainment industry and once again, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have mostly … Read more

Blogs

Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall

2016

By Ed Diokno
 
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
 
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more

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Celebrity Short Takes: Constance Wu, Justin Lin, Daniel Wu, Matt Damon, Vanessa Hudgens and More

posted by Randall
Full Metal Alchemist

The anime characters in Full Metal Alchemist and their human actors.

By Ed Diokno

Director’s decision counters Hollywood’s ‘whitewashing’ practice

 

When the live-action adaptation of the wildly-popular manga-turned-anime Fullmetal Alchemist hits theaters next year, its entire cast of lead characters will be Japanese.

“I want to depict something that follows the original work as

Read more

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Oct 21, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on 2nd New Show Starring Asian American Gets Full Season. Wolverine’s Will Yung Lee to Guest Star on ‘Dr. Ken’

2nd New Show Starring Asian American Gets Full Season. Wolverine’s Will Yung Lee to Guest Star on ‘Dr. Ken’

posted by Randall

Dr KenABC has announced it is ordering a full season run of its Friday night comedy Dr. Ken, starring Ken Jeong.

It’s the second 1st year show starring an Asian American to get a full season. The other is Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico

Deadline reports that ratings for Dr. Ken have held steady. It’s up 25 … Read more

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Daniel Wu Set to Play Lead Role in ‘Into the Badlands’

Daniel Wu Set to Play Lead Role in ‘Into the Badlands’

posted by ShirleyNLew

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

Isn’t it about time we had an Asian male play the leading man in a drama and being bad ass, I might add?

During New York’s Comic Con this weekend, AMC presented Into The Badlands, a new martial arts drama starring Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero) … Read more

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Sep 11, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Into the Badlands’ Star Daniel Wu Says It’s Good to Be Bad

Into the Badlands’ Star Daniel Wu Says It’s Good to Be Bad

posted by Randall

Daniel Wu stars in into the Badlands

Born in Berkeley, California and raised down the highway in Orinda, the 40-year-old Daniel Wu has nearly 70 acting credits to his name.

Almost all of them in Hong Kong.

The executive producer and star of the upcoming AMC series Into the Badlands admits he never really thought much about helping to change the image … Read more

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Jul 14, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Crienglish: AMC announces new drama based on Chinese tale

Crienglish: AMC announces new drama based on Chinese tale

posted by Randall

Forbidden Kingdom with Jet Li & Jackie ChanThe AMC cable network has announced it will air Badlands, a drama based on the Chinese tale Journey to the West, reports Crienglish.

Hong Kong based actors Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung have been asked to assist with the show’s martial arts choreography, but there’s no word on who will be cast … Read more

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Dec 9, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Policy Mic: Why Asian Americans are escaping Hollywood

Policy Mic: Why Asian Americans are escaping Hollywood

posted by Randall

Talented Asian Americans denied an opportunity in Hollywood are escaping the Southern California sun for the friendlier confines of Asia, reports Policy Mic.

Such stars as Maggie Q (Maggie Qpictured) left Hollywood to get her big break in Asia before returning and landing good gigs back in Lala land.

Actor Russell Wong did the … Read more

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