NOC Review: ‘Shang-Chi’ is Spectacular

Whether it’s an overall sense of fatigue from mainstream audiences who aren’t into comic book films, or perhaps a general sense of pandemic malaise from folks unsatisfied with the state of entertainment these days, it seems like the momentum and good will the MCU has cultivated the past 12 years has turned to mixed sentiment for most of this year.

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‘Turning Red’ Features Pixar’s First Asian-Led Film

Turning Red is a big deal. It’s the first time a full-length Pixar film has featured an Asian protagonist and primarily centers on Asian characters. It’s also the first Pixar film to be fully directed solo by a woman, and the first by a woman of color, with the brilliant Domee Shi, who brought us the now-classic Oscar-winning Bao. And that’s not even the half of it!

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ShoPowSho Episode 041: Producer/Actor, Christopher T. Wood

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Episode 041: We welcome Producer/Actor, Christopher T. Wood! Our first Non-Filipino guest, Christopher comes on to tell us his personal story and one of the earliest stories of Black-Asian solidarity in the story of David Fagen, an African-American soldier who defected during the Philippine-American War to fight alongside the Filipino army. Fagen became a successful guerrilla leader and his capture became an obsession to the U.S. military and American public.

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ShoPowSho Episode 040: Actor, Derek Basco

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Episode 040: We welcome Actor, Derek Basco of The Fabulous Filipino Brothers! From dancing with his brothers to building up Filipino representation in Hollywood with films like The Debut and the latest project, The Fabulous Filipino Brothers, Derek shares his FilipinX journey thus far! Come thru and check out the video interview and stay all the way until after the credits for a sneak appearance of another amazing Basco family member who is tearing up Hollywood!

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ShoPowSho Episode 039: Comics Creator/Writer, Budjette Tan

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Episode 039: We welcome Comics Creator/Writer, Budjette Tan of Trese! Find out how being possessed, exorcised, animated cartoons, big robots, photo-copied comics and the support of an amazing artist friend in Kajo Baldisimo, helped pave the way to an animated series at Netflix for Budjette Tan!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ Actor, Andrea Andrade

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with Actor, Andrea Andrade to discuss her role in the upcoming film, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It‘!

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ShoPowSho Episode 038: Kuya P’s Childhood Friend, Myke Agojo

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Episode 038: We welcome Host Kuya P’s childhood friend, Myke Agojo! As we search and explore our Filipinx identity, we have invited our friends and family to share in their experiences and give insight on us. First up, Kuya P’s childhood friend, Myke Agojo!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: Asian American Eyz’d’s Ana Tuazon Parsons and Nicky Endres

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with Actor/Comedians’ Ana Tuazon Parsons & Nicky Endres to discuss Asian American Eyz’d (An Immigrant Comedy Special)!

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ShoPowSho Episode 037: Actor/Writer/Producer, Cori Dioquino

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Episode 037: We welcome Actor/Writer/Producer, Cori Dioquino! “Unapologetically Asian”, Cori tells her us her unique journey as a Filipino immigrant, finding her passion with arts and entertainment, being a Teaching Artist and the 90s X-men animated series.

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ShoPowSho Episode 036: Author/Writer, Lauren Lola

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Episode 036: We welcome Author/Writer and fellow member of The Nerds of Color, Lauren Lola! The Author of “A Moment’s Worth” and “An Absolute Mind” shares her unique journey of exploring her mixed FilipinX ancestry.

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ShoPowSho Episode 035: ‘Lumpia with a Vengeance’ Comic Creators!

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Episode 035: We welcome back the Comics Creators behind Lumpia with a Vengeance: Interlude #2 comic book: Patricio Ginelsa, Lawrence Iriarte, Whilce Portacio, Rey Cuerdo, Chris Gallevo, Kristoffer Tolentino, Dante Fernandez and Varinder Singh!

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ShoPowSho Episode 034: Singer/Musician, OG Moose

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Episode 034: We welcome Singer/Musician/DJ, OG Moose! OG Moose is an amazing performer out of Las Vegas! Whether he is getting the party started as a DJ, producing tracks with other performers or performing his songs that get the party vibing, music is the reflection of his soul that he is always sharing with the world!

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ShoPowSho Episode 032: Actor, Alain Uy of ‘The Paper Tigers’

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Episode 032: We welcome Actor, Alain Uy, star of The Paper Tigers that premieres today in Theaters and On Demand! Alain is a multi-talented Filipino actor, writer, producer, and director with credits on Helstrom, True Detective, The Passage, ER, Veronica Mars, Parenthood, Monk, and more!

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ShoPowSho Episode 031: Artist, Destiny Snyder of Adobowasabi Studio!

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Episode 031: We welcome Artist, Destiny Snyder of Adobowasabi Studio! Destiny is an amazing artist that pursues her love for the arts while also serving in the U.S. military! Salute!

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‘Yasuke’ is a Beautiful and Bloody Love Letter to the First Black Samurai

Yasuke. A real life folktale. Not so much in the sense that he never existed. It’s more like there isn’t much known about his mysterious life, aside from how challenging it must have been.

All that’s known about history’s first Black samurai is that he was likely born around 1540 in Africa, around the Mozambique area. At some point in his life he came in contact with Oda Nobunaga, a feudal lord of Japan, and became a member of his samurai guard.

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ShoPowSho Episode 030: Photographer/Actor, Rollence Patugan!

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Episode 030: We welcome Photographer/Actor, Rollence Patugan! Whether in front of the camera or behind it, Rollence Patugan is a star! Join us a we learn how this actor turned photographer uses his art to reflect the ethnic diversity that has always been a part of his experience and uses his voice through his art to allow people to be “seen”!

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ShoPowSho Episode 029: Writer, Ryan Thomas Riddle!

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Episode 029: We welcome Writer, Ryan Thomas Riddle! Join us a we learn more about this award-winning journalist & writer, as we discuss his life growing up Filipino, being a Pre-WGA screenwriter, proud nerd (Star Trek & Superman), and Filipinx queer!

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ShoPowSho Episode 028: Actor, Tisha Custodio!

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Episode 028: We welcome Actor, Tisha Custodio! What?! Yes! We ARE giving you two episodes this week because we are celebrating the launch of the new Disney+ series, Big Shot featuring emerging talent and our Special Guest: Actor, Tisha Custodio! Join us as we learn and discuss Tisha Custodio’s rising star in Hollywood and of course… growing up Filipino!

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ShoPowSho Episode 027: Actor, Zedrick Restauro!

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Episode 027: We welcome Actor, Zedrick Restauro! With credits in How To Get Away With Murder, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, G.L.O.W., Powerless, Modern Family, Teen Wolf and many more, join us as we learn and discuss Zedrick Restauro’s journey as an Actor in Hollywood and growing up Filipino!

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ShoPowSho Episode 026: Artist, Tammy Vince Cruz AKA Ninang NuNu!

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Episode 026: We welcome Artist, Tammy Vince Cruz AKA Ninang NuNu! Join us as we learn and discuss the Artist known as a ‘Ninang NuNu’ from her own artistic endeavors to her work with Pokemon!

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