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
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
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
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
Justin 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
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