Dick Grayson has gone through so much this season of the HBO Max’s Titans. After returning home to Gotham to settle some things from his past, Dick finds himself the de facto protector of Gotham after Batman suddenly vanishes. But, the weight of being the hero has its limits.Continue reading “Brenton Thwaites Discusses Nightwing’s Journey on ‘Titans’”
Ashly Burch is proud of her Thai heritage.
Being of Thai descent, Burch has never really gotten the opportunity to play a Thai character, let alone showcase her mixed heritage onscreen until now with Disney Channel’s new animated series, The Ghost and Molly McGee. After Burch was cast as the title character, the creators — Bob Roth and Bill Motz — decided to base Molly and her family on Burch’s own cultural background.Continue reading “‘The Ghost and Molly McGee’ Star Ashly Burch Celebrates Thai Culture in Her New Series”
Warning: This interview contains spoilers from last week’s Titans episode, “Souls”
With the events of last week’s Titans, Jay Lycurgo had a lot to say about Tim Drake’s time in purgatory and return to the real world.Continue reading “Jay Lycurgo is Ready to Be Robin on ‘Titans’”
Masi Oka’s life in the Star Wars Universe has come full circle. When he was fresh out of college, he took a job with Industrial Light & Magic as a digital and visual effects artist working on the Star Wars prequels. Now, the actor is voicing a Jedi in the new anime-inspired Star Wars series, Visions.Continue reading “Masi Oka on ‘Star Wars: Visions’ and How His Career Came Full Circle”
Jay Lycurgo is ready to represent mixed kids everywhere as Tim Drake in HBO Max’s Titans.
The 23-year-old British actor, who is himself a fanboy of comic books and pop culture, never saw someone who looked like him on television or in film. Prior to his casting, Lycurgo tweeted about needing more people of color as superheroes because these kids need more role models. After he was cast as Tim Drake, the biracial actor recalled seeing a mixed race kid wearing a Robin suit and feeling proud about it.Continue reading “‘Titans’ Star Jay Lycurgo on Representing and That Major Moment For Tim Drake”
The Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA) is hosting a free virtual launch party for the Viet Film Fest 2021 on Thursday, September 23. The evening will include the debut of the highly anticipated Viet Film Fest 2021 festival trailer, and the announcement of all the official curated film sets as well as nominations for Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress. The event, which celebrates Vietnamese voices and stories in cinema, will be hosted by The Song Collective co-founder Carolina Do, with performances by rapper Suboi, Nodey, Avin Lu, and Thang Dao.Continue reading “Date for Viet Film Fest 2021 Free Virtual Launch Party is Set”
It looks like we’re getting another Asian-led career series from Netflix. Fresh off the success of Sandra Oh’s The Chair, the streaming giant announced a new series based on Helen Wan’s novel, The Partner Track. Created by Georgia Lee, Partner Track tells the story of Ingrid Yun (Arden Cho), an idealistic young lawyer as she struggles with her moral compass and passion for law as she fights to club the partner track at an elite New York City firm.Continue reading “Arden Cho Stars in Netflix’s ‘Partner Track’”
The trailer to Disney and 20th Century Studios’ Ron’s Gone Wrong has finally been released today. The film, which centers on the friendship between the titular rogue robot (Zach Galifanakis) and socially awkward junior-high student Barney (Jack Dylan Graze), marks the first animated feature from Locksmith Animation in association with Disney and 20th Century Studios.Continue reading “‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Trailer Shows an Unlikely Friendship with Technology”
Director Aphton Corbin is excited and surprised to see her Disney-Pixar SparksShort Twenty Something come to life on Disney+.
“My inspiration was my own 20s journey through life where I just feel like a new director — the panic and stress of ‘oh my gosh, did they pick the wrong person?’ I’m just barely figuring out how to be a functional adult in life,” said Corbin during a Zoom interview with The Nerds of Color. It was a fun insecurity to dig into of what was making me feel this way.”Continue reading “‘Twenty Something’ Director Aphton Corbin Inspired By Her Youth for SparksShort”
Mixed Asian Media (MAM), formerly known as Hapa Mag, have announced their inaugural festival to celebrate mixed Asian and Pacific Islanders and their creative art forms — including film, theatre, art, dance, and many more! Partnering with Leviathan Lab and CRUX XR, the virtual celebration will take place on the platform Bizzabo.Continue reading “Mixed Asian Media Presents First Annual Mixed Asian Media Fest!”
Marvel’s Shang-Chi premieres this week. As the first Asian-led Marvel film, there’s a lot of pressure to get this character and story right, given the comic book’s problematic history being rooted in stereotypical Asian tropes. Director Destin Daniel Cretton and screenwriter Dave Callaham did a lot of research on Shang-Chi’s comic book origins and knew what they wanted to do with him.Continue reading “‘Shang-Chi’ Screenwriter Dave Callaham on Keeping it Authentically Asian American”
Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, aka CAPE, have recently announced their inaugural program for the CAPE Animation Directors Accelerator — powered by Sony Pictures Entertainment, the same studio that brought you Into the Spider-Verse and The Mitchells Vs. The Machines.Continue reading “CAPE Partners with Sony to Launch AAPI Animation Directors Program”
Ahead of its premiere this October on the Disney Channel, the animated buddy-comedy The Ghost and Molly McGree has been renewed for a second season! Executive produced by Bill Motz, Bob Roth, and Steve Loter, the series follows Thai American tween Molly McGee (Ashly Burch), who lives to make the world a better place, and grumpy ghost Scratch (Dana Snyder), who is always miserable, as they go through life together and build this unexpected friendship.Continue reading “Disney Channel’s ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee’ Already Greenlit for a Second Season”
In just one week, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is set to premiere in theaters everywhere. As the first Asian-led Marvel film, with a predominantly Asian cast, Shang-Chi is about to get its very own #GoldOpen.Continue reading “‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is Getting a #GoldOpen”
During the global press conference for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings this morning, director Destin Daniel Cretton revealed that Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and Katy (Awkwafina) say they are strictly platonic.Continue reading “Shang-Chi and Katy are Just Strictly Friends”
Global organization icon and New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Sparking Joy, Marie Kondo is back to bring back the spark in our lives in the new Netflix series, Sparking Joy. Kondo has transformed so many lives with her techniques and way of living. In the three episode series, Kondo helps three deserving businesses organize their workplace, which in turn, provides them an emotional journey into their personal and public lives and relationships.Continue reading “Marie Kondo is Back to Spark More Joy”
There has been a lot of talk behind having The Blind Man aka Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang) of the first Don’t Breathe film to now be the protagonist in the upcoming Don’t Breathe 2. Executive producers/creators Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, who also serves as director, discussed the idea of Norman being the bad guy in the story.Continue reading “‘Don’t Breathe 2’ Creatives on Switching Roles and the Fate of Norman Nordstrom”
Marvel Studios just released Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings character posters. The posters features Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), Katy (Awkwafina), Xialing (Meng’er Zhang), Jiang Nan, and Wenwu (played by legends Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung, respectively). It also includes the Death Dealer, who we have no idea who plays them.Continue reading “‘Shang-Chi’ Gets Up Close and Personal With Character Posters”
It’s that time of year again!
HBO has announced the three finalists of the fifth annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film competition showcasing stories told by directors of Asian and Pacific Islander (APA) descent. Out of hundreds of submissions, the judges, made up of HBO executives, industry leaders, and fellow APA filmmakers.Continue reading “HBO’s Fifth Annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition Selects its Winners”
Marvel Studios released an all-new featurette titled “Destiny” for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. In the two-minute clip, producer Kevin Feige, stars Simu Liu and Awkwafina, and director Destin Daniel Cretton talk about Shang-Chi’s backstory and his connection to the Ten Rings and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.Continue reading “New Featurette & Poster Offer More Details on Shang-Chi’s Backstory”
With the success of McDonald’s collaboration with Travis Scott and BTS, Saweetie is joining in on the fun with her own McDonald’s meal.
Starting August 9, everyone can order The Saweetie Meal, which features a Big Mac, 4-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium World Famous Fries, a medium Sprite, Tangy BBQ Sauce and “Saweetie ‘N Sour” sauce — the same Sweet ‘N Sour sauce you know and love, re-named in honor of the new meal.Continue reading “McDonald’s Collaborates with Saweetie to Create ‘The Saweetie Meal’”
Marvel Studios is really kicking up the promotion for the September release of the anticipated film, Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.
In the new promo called Need, after going into hiding from his past, Shang-Chi (played by a very ripped Simu Liu) is found by his father, Wenwu (Tony Leung), the leader of the Ten Rings, who wants his son to be his right-hand man and eventually take his place. Shang-Chi doesn’t want to follow that path. In a voiceover, Wenwu tells his son, ‘You can’t outrun your destiny.’Continue reading “New ‘Shang-Chi’ Promo Teases Family Drama and Shirtless Simu”
With the first season of The CW’s Kung Fu now over, many fans have been wondering what’s next for our beloved Shen family. The season finale had Nicky and Zhilan come head-to-head at Pei-Ling’s monastery battling for control of the biàn gé power, with Nicky defeating Zhilan and releasing biàn gé back into nature where it came from.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Co-Showrunner Robert Berens Spills Some Details For Season Two [Part 2]”