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May 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Controversy and Buzz Follows Korean Filmmaker’s Okja to Netflix

Controversy and Buzz Follows Korean Filmmaker’s Okja to Netflix

posted by Randall

Okja
 
You can’t necessarily judge a film from its trailer, but Okja which will make its U.S. debut on Netflix has a fascinating child-like premise with the intensity of an action thriller.

The film from South Korea’s Bong Joon Ho made its world premier at the Cannes Film Festival.

It stars An Seo Hyun as … Read more

Asian Americans

May 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on “Asian AF”: Asian American Performers in the Spotlight

“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

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Vanity: Margaret Cho and Tilda Swinton Exchange Emails over Whitewashing of Dr. Strange

Vanity: Margaret Cho and Tilda Swinton Exchange Emails over Whitewashing of Dr. Strange

posted by Randall
Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton

A series of emails between comedian Margaret Cho and actress Tilda Swinton over the recent whitewashing controversy of Dr. Strange has been made public.

It all started when Cho went on Bobby Lee’s podcast Tiger Belly and described their conversation that took place prior to the release of the movie as tense. Swinton … Read more

Blogs

Visual Effects Used to Whitewash Ghost in the Shell

posted by Len Patel
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johannson is made to look more Asian in Ghost in the Shell

By Len Patel

Scotch tape is out. Digital effects are in. The results are the same.

Movieweb.com reports that the makers of the movie adaptation of the Japanese manga series Ghost in the Shell are using CGI VFX to make Scarlett Johansson … Read more

Chinese American

Tibetan Feminist: Is Marvel Breaking the Glass Ceiling or Whitewashing?

posted by Randall

Dr Strange

Dr. Strange


 
Coming off the recent controversy over the casting of Emma Stone as a Hawaiian Chinese in the movie Aloha, the internet has been buzzing about another whitewashing controversy.
 
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tilda Swinton is in negotiations to play a Tibetan character in the Marvel studio’s Dr. Strange.
 … Read more

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