Netflix has just announced the all-star cast — led by executive producer Ali Wong — for its upcoming supernatural animated series from first time show runner Echo Wu, Jentry Chau vs. the Underworld!Continue reading “Netflix’s ‘Jentry Chau vs. the Underworld’ Animated Series to Star Ali Wong”
It’s Shazam! Week at The Nerds of Color. And so far, we’ve been incredibly lucky to have been able to chat with stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer about their new film Shazam! Fury of the Gods. And it has been a true honor for us because the first Shazam! film was an absolute delight. However, with Fury of the Gods coming to theaters this Friday, the question becomes — will lightning strike twice? Let’s break down the answer for this right now!Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Charms a Bit Less than its Predecessor”
Many of today’s comics were inspired by the page-turning action-adventure pulp comics of the past. The characters leaped off the page as they ventured into uncharted territory, where all sorts of dangerous creatures awaited them. Some fearlessly took the lead, while others provided a supportive role. And while most were one-dimensional and stereotypical, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Strange World subverts what we know about the genre with its relatable characters, modern themes, and a wholly engaging story about the legacy.Continue reading “‘Strange World’ Has Tons of Heart Despite its Few Shortcomings”
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the newest featurette for their upcoming feature Strange World. From directors Don Hall (Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6, Raya and the Last Dragon) and co-director/writer Qui Nguyen (co-writer Raya and the Last Dragon), the film is a take on the classic pulp comics of the past and centers on a family exploring a strange world that is just as crazy and bizarre just as it is mysterious, thrilling and mind-blowing.Continue reading “‘Strange World’ Featurette Has Cast Promising an Exciting Adventure”
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the newest trailer for their latest feature film, Strange World. Directed by Don Hall and Qui Nguyen, both of whom worked together on Raya and the Last Dragon, Strange World follows Searcher Clade (Jake Gyllenhaal), a simple farmer who comes from a long line of explorers.Continue reading “‘Strange World’ Trailer Brings Classic Sci-Fi Adventure with a Bit of Disney Magic”
Disney is a household name. From the moment we learn to walk or talk, we are exposed to the most legendary stories and cinematic classics that the company has produced over the past 100 years; from Snow White to Encanto.Continue reading “D23Expo: The Future Classics of Disney Animation”
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’”
During DC’s FanDome 2021 event, Shazam actor’s Asher Angel and Zachary Levi took viewers on a behind-the-scenes look of Shazam: Fury of the Gods. The upcoming superhero sequel sees Angel and Levi teaming up once more to play the role of Billy Batson/Shazam. The hero joins forces with his Shazam family — powered up at the end of the first film — against a newer, tougher threat.Continue reading “‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’ Has Fantasy, Monsters, and Magic”
[Ed. note: In most geek circles, the BBC’s modern interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories — starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman — gets most of the praise and attention from fans. In 2012, CBS put its own Sherlock Holmes adaptation on the air in the form of Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as the iconic Holmes and Watson. Needless to say, we at the NOC prefer the latter. Here are ten reasons why. — KC]
Oh yes, I go there.
So a few days ago, I wrote a thing. Maybe you’ve seen it. Ever since that post has been passed around, I’ve been taken to task about the stars I included (or didn’t include) on the list and whether or not I was basically proving Sorkin’s point by coming up with only three names.
On the first point, the names I included were not meant to be my casting suggestions for the role of Brad Katsuyama in a hypothetical Flash Boys movie. Instead, I was more concerned with Sorkin’s assertion that Asian movie stars didn’t exist. So I went to Box Office Mojo, and scanned their list of actors’ all-time domestic grosses and looked for the ones who were (North) American of Asian descent — whether or not you think hapas or Pacific Islanders should’ve been appropriately considered criteria is another matter1.
Last week, North Korean hackers allegedly broke into the personal files of Sony Pictures execs as retaliation for the studio producing the James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy The Interview, which is about a CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un. Normally, we’d be all over the nerd-friendly news about, say, Spider-Man coming home to Marvel Studios, but that’s been covered plenty of times on the web. Besides, we already told the world the best way to mashup Spidey and the MCU.
The thing to emerge out of the Sony leak that really bugged me was the assertion by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin that “there aren’t any Asian movie stars.”