Here’s the Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Do Revenge’

Netflix has just dropped the trailer for Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s Do Revenge! The film is a subverted Hitchcock-ian dark comedy starring Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, Austin Abrams, Rish Shah, Talia Ryder, Ava Capri, Jonathan Daviss, Maia Reficco, Paris Berelc, Alisha Boe, and Sophie Turner.

Continue reading “Here’s the Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Do Revenge’”

Samantha Futerman’s ‘From Here’ Explores Anti-Asian Hate from Korean Adoptee’s Lens

For about as long as the COVID-19 pandemic itself, Asian Americans have faced numerous cases of harassment. With the first reported cases of the virus originally hailing from China, people have been quick to scapegoat those of Asian descent.

Continue reading “Samantha Futerman’s ‘From Here’ Explores Anti-Asian Hate from Korean Adoptee’s Lens”

Hiroyuki Sanada Felt Respected in the Ending of ‘Bullet Train’

Bullet Train hit theaters this past weekend with a whopping $60 million at the global box office. The film, which stars Brad Pitt as Ladybug – an unlucky assassin who takes a job on the bullet train in Japan when there are other assassins at play – leading him to hilarious and action-packed situations. One of his unlikely allies turns out to be The Elder (played by Hiroyuki Sanada) and his foolish yet equally deadly son, Yuichi (Andrew Koji).

Continue reading “Hiroyuki Sanada Felt Respected in the Ending of ‘Bullet Train’”

Pallavi Sharda and Suraj Sharma Talk Netflix’s ‘Wedding Season’

Pallavi Sharda and Suraj Sharma star as Asha and Ravi in Wedding Season. The new movie is now streaming on Netflix! I spoke with the actors about what makes this love story so special, takeaways from the film, and their favorite romance tropes.

Continue reading “Pallavi Sharda and Suraj Sharma Talk Netflix’s ‘Wedding Season’”

The Killing of ‘Batgirl’ (and DC’s Dance with Diversity)

Let’s go way, way back to a time that maybe a lot of us don’t quite remember. It was a simpler time — before global pandemics, when a worldwide conflict was perhaps a bit less of a certainty — a bygone era known as “2017.”

Continue reading “The Killing of ‘Batgirl’ (and DC’s Dance with Diversity)”

‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Teaser Confirms Release Date and Lady Gaga Casting

It’s been a controversial week for WB and DC. With everything going on with Batgirl, and something of a lackluster showing at Comic-Con, the studio needed to drop some big news. And admittedly news for the sequel to the $1B grossing Joker is big.

Continue reading “‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Teaser Confirms Release Date and Lady Gaga Casting”

NOC Review: Amber Midthunder Hits Her Target Dead On in ‘Prey’

The Predator film franchise centered on the clash between its race of a highly evolved race of aliens who hunt alphas for sport versus man. While its predecessors were as bloody and violent as the next, Dan Trachtenberg’s Prey goes back to basics with a primal and bloody David vs. Goliath story that not only is worthy of being a part of the iconic franchise but something could stand on its own thanks to Amber Midthunder’s astonishing performance that subverts tropes in a way that finally makes indigenous cultures the heroes of their own story.

Continue reading “NOC Review: Amber Midthunder Hits Her Target Dead On in ‘Prey’”

Teeradon “James” Supapunpinyo on Preparing for His Role in ‘Thirteen Lives’

Teeradon “James” Supapunpinyo has a newfound appreciation for meditation. After being cast in Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives as the heroic coach Ekkaphon Chanthawong stuck in the Tham Luang caves in 2018 with 12 of his football players, Supapunpinyo had to do a lot of research for the role.

Continue reading “Teeradon “James” Supapunpinyo on Preparing for His Role in ‘Thirteen Lives’”

How ‘Thirteen Lives’ Represents the Humanity of Thailand and its People

When westerners think about Thailand, there are many thoughts that come to mind: the food, Muay Thai, or martial artist Tony Jaa. There are also many harmful stereotypes of the Thai people that Hollywood gets very wrong. Movies like The Beach or The Hangover II that showcase Thai people as dirty, thuggish gangsters and the country as an untrustworthy place. With Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives, based on true events from the 2018 Thai Cave Rescue, Thais are finally being seen as they truly are – people who love their country and its people. 

Continue reading “How ‘Thirteen Lives’ Represents the Humanity of Thailand and its People”

Sukollawat ‘Weir’ Kanarot on Playing Real-Life Fallen Hero in ‘Thirteen Lives’

Playing a real-life tragic hero is never easy, especially when one also needs to reenact their devastating death scene in a large scale production. Sukollawat “Weir” Kanarot felt the pressure of his performance as former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Kunan in Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives.

Continue reading “Sukollawat ‘Weir’ Kanarot on Playing Real-Life Fallen Hero in ‘Thirteen Lives’”

Dylan O’Brien on the Fascinating Messages in ‘Not Okay’ and More

Dylan O’Brien brings the character of Colin to life in Not Okay. The new dark comedy is now officially streaming on Hulu and is meant to serve as a mix of cautionary tale and social satire.

Continue reading “Dylan O’Brien on the Fascinating Messages in ‘Not Okay’ and More”

SDCC 2022: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Explores the Consistency of Excellence

After Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever brought the house down in Hall H, some of the film’s stars stopped by our spot on the press line and spoke to Ron from POC Culture about what the new film will mean to audiences, but especially to Black and Indigenous moviegoers.

Continue reading “SDCC 2022: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Explores the Consistency of Excellence”

SDCC 2022: Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd Reflect on the ‘Ant-Man’ Franchise

On the Hall H press line, Ron from POC Culture spoke to the stars of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to talk about the film that will officially kick off Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2023.

Continue reading “SDCC 2022: Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd Reflect on the ‘Ant-Man’ Franchise”

Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine Talk the Unique Love Story in ‘Purple Hearts’

Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine star as Cassie and Luke in Purple Hearts. Carson, who serves as an executive producer, also co-wrote and performed the original soundtrack. The movie will be released July 29 on Netflix.

Continue reading “Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine Talk the Unique Love Story in ‘Purple Hearts’”

The Official Trailer and Poster for ‘Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Finally Comes to Life

It’s a personal point of joy for me to be posting this given that Guillermo Del Toro is officially one of my heroes. As a director, his sense of style, imagination, and heart coupled with brutal honesty has paved the way for films like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, The Devil’s Backbone, and countless others to become cinematic classics. But as a human being, there’s no celebrity out there with a bigger heart and a more magical soul. And this holiday season, he will be injecting both into one of the most timeless characters of all time: Pinocchio!

Continue reading “The Official Trailer and Poster for ‘Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Finally Comes to Life”

SDCC 2022: DC Shares First Looks at ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’

With all of the excitement Marvel Studios brought to Hall H on Saturday, it was easy to forget that there was another huge comic book studio bringing upcoming releases to theaters this year: DC. And while they didn’t bring a multi-year plan of tentpoles building up to two major crossover events, they still bought something pretty epic: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!

Continue reading “SDCC 2022: DC Shares First Looks at ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’”

‘Prey’ Cast and Crew on Breaking Barriers in the ‘Predator’ Franchise

The Predator movies of the past have featured some soldiers of fortune being hunted by its titular alien race of hunters seeking to add to their trophy case. But in Prey, director Dan Trachtenberg takes a different approach to that dynamic by setting the film 300 years in the Comanche nation and follows Naru (Amber Midthunder), a fierce and highly skilled warrior who will do anything to protect her tribe, including hunting a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal. The result is a primal David and Goliath match unlike anything we’ve ever seen from the Predator franchise.

Continue reading “‘Prey’ Cast and Crew on Breaking Barriers in the ‘Predator’ Franchise”

SDCC 2022: New Trailer and Poster for ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’

As you already know, the upcoming, highly anticipated 2023 release, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has taken over San Diego Comic-Con. But in addition to the festive tavern offsite experience, the film’s directors and cast, including Chris Pine, Rege-Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, and Sophia Lillis were on hand in Hall H today to debut the new trailer and poster for the film.

Continue reading “SDCC 2022: New Trailer and Poster for ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’”

Eerie New Trailer for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Drops Online

We’re in the dog days of summer, folks. But we’re already looking to the chills of the fall movie season. Chief among them is the highly anticipated film from director Olivia Wilde, her second film after the brilliant Booksmart, entitled Don’t Worry Darling. The film and its Twilight Zone-y premise definitely has everyone’s curiosities peaked. Will Wilde deliver? Based on this eerie trailer, I think all signs point to “yes.”

Continue reading “Eerie New Trailer for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Drops Online”

SDCC 2022: ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ Offsite Delivers on What It Promises

Happy Comic-Con everyone! It’s been three years since we were able to indulge in the allure of exclusives, panels, and offsites. But at long last, we are back! And our first stop: the highly anticipated Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves offsite experience.

Continue reading “SDCC 2022: ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ Offsite Delivers on What It Promises”