CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), the organization leading the charge for API in entertainment, has announced their inaugural event RADIANCE, celebrating the achievements of API Women and Non-Binary luminaries in entertainment. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 21 at The Ebell in Los Angeles.
Following in the footsteps of buddy comedies like Rough Night and Girl’s Trip, we are getting to see a new spin on friends going on one of those unforgettable trips where everything seems to go hilariously wrong. Directed by Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon scribe Adele Lim, Lionsgate has released the red band trailer for Joy Ride.
Fuse’s standout original series Made From Scratch invites viewers into the kitchens of their favorite celebrities, like comedian Atsuko Okatsuka, as they cook their favorite dishes while sharing their most cherished memories with loved ones.
Kung Fu’s season finale aired last week with a happy ending for our Shooby gang as they embraced their future. With season 4 still up in the air, the showrunners Robert “Bob” Berens and Christina Kim wanted to give the series a fitting goodbye to at least this chapter of Nicky Shen’s (Olivia Liang) story.
The anticipated Disney+ original series American Born Chinese has a premiere date — May 24! In honor of Everything Everywhere All At Once‘s Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu, all who all appear in American Born Chinese, Disney+ released a 30-second TV spot that will air during tonight’s Oscars telecast commercial breaks.
Disney+’s Chang Can Dunk is now streaming on Disney+! We speak with the producer Rishi Rajani on the process of getting the film out there and how he sees the landscape changing for Asian American stories.
When Disney+’s Chang Can Dunk was first announced, many questioned the idea of an Asian person centering their story on basketball and — from the look of the photos released at the time — his style of dress, which could be construed as appropriating Black culture to benefit another race’s story.
Stories resonate and have a stronger connection with audiences when it has key specificities that give them more layers and nuance. So when something like The Harvest comes along, it can explore the complexities of family dynamics and make much more of a connection through a cultural lens.
With Kung Fu’s season finale approaching, we are slowly getting closer to the mystery of Xiao (Vanessa Kai) and what her plans are for the Guardian-Warrior bloodline. As Xiao grows stronger, she has taken over Pei-Ling’s body, which leaves Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) at a loss.
The new comic book series White Savior is an adventure story which parodies a certain kind of adventure story. Written by Eric Nguyen and Scott Burman, with art by Nguyen, the first and second issues of the limited series from Dark Horse are available now.
The trailer and key art for the new Disney+ Original Film Chang Can Dunk has just been revealed. Written and directed by Jingyi Shao, the coming-of-age sports comedy stars Bloom Li as Chang, a 16-year-old Asian American kid in the marching band who bets the school basketball star that he could dunk a basketball by Homecoming.
Tonight’s Kung Fu had a new Shen on the frontlines of a mission. With Nicky (Olivia Liang) now under house arrest, someone had to step up for an undercover mission to infiltrate Delta Security Endeavors’ shareholders meeting. That’s where Althea Shen (Shannon Dang) comes in. As the business-savvy tech-wiz with the PI.I know-how, Althea was the perfect choice to send on the mission.
The cast of Disney’s live-action adaptation of American Born Chinese was already stacked with the likes of Academy Award-Nominees and Golden Globe winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) joining Ben Wang (Chang Can Dunk), and two-time International Emmy Award nominee Yeo Yann Yann (Wet Season), Chin Han (Mortal Kombat), Daniel Wu (Reminiscence), former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liu, and Sydney Taylor (Just Add Magic).
The new thriller Daughter is hitting theaters and VOD. The film is the feature directorial debut of Corey Deshon, and is a tense slow burn, following in the footsteps of first time features like Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. And we were very lucky to speak with the cast of this smart and suspenseful psychological thriller!
It seems like Nicky Shen can’t seem to catch a break.
Before Kung Fu’s midseason break, Nicky (Olivia Liang) and her family are attacked by Xiao (Vanessa Kai), who had completely taken over Pei-Ling’s body, all thanks to Nicky’s new boyfriend, Bo (Ben Levin). After discovering his deception,Nicky brutally beats him before running away.
It’s been well over a year since I met Super Smack in our last interview for his song “Black and Gold” featuring Mega Ran, and we’ve talked and hung out several times after. So when he approached me about interviewing him for the singles off his new project, I was a bit hesitant at first, but my curiosity and excitement won out. I’m happy to say that this is the first of many short interviews with Super Smack for each of his upcoming singles and debut album.
We all know Reyn Doi didn’t grow up in the ‘90s. Heck, Doi wasn’t even born yet when the original series That ‘70s Show was even on television in the ‘90s to its conclusion in 2006. He was born three years after that. Yet, the 14-year-old actor felt a connection to his ‘90s counterpart Ozzie in the new Netflix revival That ‘90s Show.
When I first ran into writer Pornsak Pichetshote to talk about his latest DC Comics series The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives, he was nervous about the conversation that would come up — especially since I texted him prior that I had a lot to say after receiving an early copy of the first issue. Pichetshote and I have known each other for years in the same Thai American entertainment circles. So, when I was alerted he was penning the next Dead Boy Detectives comics surrounding Thai culture and the Thai American community, I knew I had to talk to him about it.
Hard NOC Life is back! Keith is joined by guest co-host Lauran Lola to break down the 95th Annual Oscar nominees, including the historic showing by Everything Everywhere All at Once, which leads with 11 overall nominations!
It is exciting to see so many Asian Americans being celebrated in film and television lately. With films like Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Farewell and television series like The CW’s Kung Fu and Disney+’s American Born Chinese, Asian Americans are finally getting some visibility, but those films highlight Chinese Americans — which is also great, but limited for other Asians, including South and Southeast Asians.