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“Asian AF”: Asian American Performers in the Spotlight

posted by Brittney Le
Will Choi

Will Choi

“First you make them laugh, then you make them listen.”

That’s what actress Keiko Agena says about Asian AF,an Asian American variety show in Los Angeles to combat the underrepresentation of Asians in Hollywood, reports ABC News

The actress from Gilmore Girls and 13 Reasons Why was one of the featured performers … 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

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Feb 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Trust Is a Big Issue with The Great Wall

Trust Is a Big Issue with The Great Wall

posted by Louis Chan

Great Wall

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Much has been written about the whitewashing of The Great Wall, the movie starring Matt Damon who heroically saves the iconic structure from destruction (seriously, did you think the movie would end any other way?) and directed by China’s Yimou Zhang.

There’s a serious trust issue between the … Read more

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Oct 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on NY Daily News: Matt Damon Expresses Shock at Whitewashing Accusations

NY Daily News: Matt Damon Expresses Shock at Whitewashing Accusations

posted by Randall

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Matt Damon isn’t running away from the whitewashing controversy surrounding his character in the upcoming epic, The Great Wall.
 
The actor will play a great White savior who rescues all of China.
 
He received plenty of questions about it at New York’s Comic Con from the media this weekend.
 … Read more

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Jul 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Huh? White Savior Leaps the Great Wall to Save Chinese Hordes

Huh? White Savior Leaps the Great Wall to Save Chinese Hordes

posted by Louis Chan

Matt DamonBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

You don’t have to be a student of history to know the Great Wall was built by the Chinese to keep out foreigners.
 
That 3800 mile wall didn’t stop Hollywood from plopping Matt Damon in the center of China in the 10th century to save the country … 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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Dec 3, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Inquisitr: Justin Lin’s Bourne Identity Gets Release Date

Inquisitr: Justin Lin’s Bourne Identity Gets Release Date

posted by Randall

Justin LinJustin Lin’s next big franchise movie, Bourne Identity, has been given an August 2015 release date, reports the Inquisitr.

Lin dropped out of the Fast & Furious franchise, for which he is credited with invigorating, in part because he felt he could not meet the demands of the hectic production schedule the studio had … Read more

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Jun 4, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Post Noon: Fame in U.S. Eludes Hong Kong Superstar Andy Lau

Post Noon: Fame in U.S. Eludes Hong Kong Superstar Andy Lau

posted by Randall

Andy Lau is arguably the most popular actor in Hong Kong, maybe even China. His films between 1985 and 2005 grossed more than Jackie Chan and Stephen Chow, according to Post Noon

Yet Lau is not well known outside Hong Kong and China. He doesn’t have the international stardom of Chan, Jet Li, & … Read more

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