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Kelly Marie Tran Still Can’t Believe She’s in Star Wars

posted by Randall
Kelly Marie Tran with John Boyega

Disney Photo

Star Wars debuts in theaters nationwide tomorrow and perhaps no one is more excited than Kelly Marie Tran.

Tran was overcome with emotion at the Hollywood premier this past weekend.

The newest addition to the Star Wars legacy can hardly contain her excitement.

“I’m so happy that’s finally happening,” she said to Channel Read more

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AAPI Actors Making the Move from Sidekick to Star

posted by Randall

 

Darren Criss in Versace

Darren Criss will star in Versace: American Crime Story in January.

Views from the Edge

Asian Americans may be on the cusp of a Golden Age with an increased multifaceted presence on U.S. television.

One 10-episode miniseries will air in January and three sitcoms, three dramas and a dramedy starring Asian Americans are in … Read more

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Jun 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vir Das: Thought-Provoking Comedy from an Indian Perspective

Vir Das: Thought-Provoking Comedy from an Indian Perspective

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Var Das

Vir Das
Via Facebook

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Vir Das is charming and witty, and at times salty.

His comedy special Var Das: Abroad Understanding is currently playing on Netflix.

He’ll jump from topic to topic, politics to heartbreak, religion to his overall idea of racism. Sure, at times, his humor is self-deprecating … Read more

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Ghost in the Shell earnings for the weekend looking much lower than initial predictions, is this a response to whitewashing?

posted by Takuma Okada
Ghost in the Shell

From Paramount Pictures

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

Weekend box office sales are in through Saturday, and the whitewashing adaptation of the multi-media Japanese phenomenon Ghost in the Shell struggled against Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Ghost took the number three spot, taking in only $20 million compared to $48 million for … Read more

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Why We Should Pay Attention to the Single Asian Character in Get Out

posted by Takuma Okada

Get Out

Photo from Universal Pictures

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

 
In a movie almost entirely focused on the modern-day dynamic between Black and White America, there is a lone Asian. Jordan Peele’s new movie, Get Out, has achieved critical acclaim for its use of the horror movie genre to emphasize how relevant anti-black racism … Read more

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Jan 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Policy Mic: 6 Asian American Filmmakers who are changing America’s perceptions of Asians

Policy Mic: 6 Asian American Filmmakers who are changing America’s perceptions of Asians

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Leading ManThere are very few well-known Asian American filmmakers in Hollywood. The exceptions include Taiwanese directors Ang Lee and Justin Lin. However, a recent article in Policy Mic by Dana Ter highlights a group of young Asian American filmmakers who are moving beyond the one-dimensional portrayals of Asian people in the media and creating new space … Read more

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Deadline: Director Justin Lin to remake ‘The Shaolin Temple’ in 3D

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

The Shaolin TempleJustin Lin, the Asian American director responsible for the “Fast and Furious” franchise and upcoming “Bourne 5”, has just signed on to direct a remake of Jet Li’s 1982 debut film “The Shaolin Temple”.

The kung fu classic follows the story of a lowly slave worker as he trains with shaolin monks and rises up Read more

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Nov 23, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on IBT: Vanessa Hudgens to Play Teen Mom in “Gimme Shelter”

IBT: Vanessa Hudgens to Play Teen Mom in “Gimme Shelter”

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

Vanessa Hudgens will play a teen mom in the  film Gimme Shelter. She recently sported a drastically short haircut as part of her role in the upcoming movie.

The film follows Apple (Vanessa Hudgens), a pregnant teenager who is kicked out of her house by her mother.

“I’m so excited and proud … Read more

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Dec 18, 2012 Ξ Comments Off on Jackie Chan Announces Next Movie Project

Jackie Chan Announces Next Movie Project

posted by Randall

  Hollywood Stars graphicWasn’t Jackie Chan supposed to go into retirement, at least from action movies. He reportedly announced he’s going to be in Expendables 3 with Sylvester Stallone. Now if that’s not an action movie, not sure what an action movie is.

 comicbookmovie.com reports Chan made the announcement at a news conference to promote his latest movie, … Read more

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Dec 13, 2012 Ξ Comments Off on The Obscure Pop Culture Gift Guide For Asian Americans

The Obscure Pop Culture Gift Guide For Asian Americans

posted by Randall

If you find yourself combing through ads in the newspaper or on the internet for gift ideas, look no more. GMA has come up with the Obscure Pop Culture Gift Guide for Asian Americans. These gifts are items no self proclaimed hip Asian American should be without.  See why the  first gift on the list … Read more

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