She is no Jedi! But she is incredible! I’m referring, of course, to legendary Skywalker Padawan, Ahsoka Tano! When last we saw her, in both The Mandalorian Season 2 and The Book of Boba Fett Season 1, Ahoska was on the hunt for Grand Admiral Thrawn, while also providing some necessary words of wisdom to both Din Djarin and Luke Skywalker. But now it’s time for her to shine in her own epic series! This will be a review of the first two episodes of Ahsoka!Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Ahsoka’ is a Solid and Epic Slow Burn”
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Edgar Wright‘s live-action adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel of the same name, now considered to be a cult classic, is getting the animation treatment from Netflix. The streaming giant has released first trailer Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.Continue reading “‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ Trailer Teases Frenzied Animation Style and Rocking Music”
We are counting down to the ultimate showdown, and the return of a Star Wars legend! Ahsoka is coming out August 23 with a two-episode premiere. And to celebrate, Disney/Lucasfilm has just released a new series of character posters featuring some familiar rebels and some new adversaries.Continue reading “New Character Posters for ‘Ahsoka’ Reveal the Light and the Dark”
The Rebels are back! The Rebels ARE BACK! Oh it feels so good to say that!
This morning, Disney and Lucasfilm dropped a new trailer for Ahsoka. And if you were a huge fan of Star Wars: Rebels, there is simply just too much awesome in it for you to keep your chill! I can’t say more about it unless you watch it!Continue reading “New ‘Ahsoka’ Trailer: Once a Rebel, Always a Rebel”
It’s Dave Filoni’s birthday! And to celebrate, Lucasfilm has released a brand new trailer for Ahsoka. But that’s not all, you’ll find the trailer comes with a bonus surprise — the reveal of the show’s official release date!Continue reading “New TV Spot for ‘Ahsoka’ Reveals Release Date”
It’s Star Wars Celebration weekend! And today brought a flood of surprises. News of new films on the horizon! And the reveal of a new poster and trailer for Ahsoka!Continue reading “UPDATE: New Details, Poster, and Trailer for ‘Ahsoka’ are Revealed”
I really had high hopes for this one. The premise was pretty cool: an assassin has to take out the people responsible for poisoning her before she succumbs to death from the poison. And admittedly the action sequences look amazing. And I really do love Mary Elizabeth Winstead. But yet again, we’re getting another movie where Americans go into an Asian country and start shooting up minorities.Continue reading “‘Kate’ Shoots Up Tokyo in New Trailer for the Netflix Film”
Just last month, we unveiled a first look at the upcoming assassin thriller, Kate, starring the badass that is Mary Elizabeth Winstead. This week, during Netflix’s Geeked event, the streaming service dropped a really awesome motion poster for the film, revealing the release date to be September 10 this year. Have a look at the awesome motion poster and announcement below:Continue reading “Release Date and Motion Poster for Netflix’s ‘Kate’”
This Fall, Netflix will be unleashing Kate! The movie stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a ruthless criminal operative who has just been poisoned, and has less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies and in the process forms an unexpected bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.Continue reading “A Killer First-Look at ‘Kate’ Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead”
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Birds of Prey here at The Nerds of Color. Even though the film has been on demand digitally since the pandemic hit, Cathy Yan’s girl-gang opus is finally available to fans of physical media with its release on blu-ray and DVD. To celebrate, we’re giving away a digital copy* of the movie to one lucky follower on twitter!
Holy batshit, batpeople, Birds of Prey is powerful. It is an action-comedy escapade about a squad of DC Comics’ most beloved women characters, including Harley Quinn, Huntress, Black Canary, Renee Montoya, and Cassandra Cain. The film also does a thing which may befittingly fly under the radar: it displays a distinctly Asian American artistic aesthetic in the context of a modern superhero movie. I’ll belabor the question of “WTF is an Asian American artistic aesthetic?” only upon request, because it is so arguable and amorphous and also other a-words, I would never get to blabbing about the movie. To paraphrase the dude in Gladiator, “anything more than a whisper and it would vanish.” To brutally essentialize it, some artworks are more Asian American** than they are Asian or American, although they still may be both, and neither. I’ll attempt to argue for why Birds of Prey is exactly this.Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ is An Asian American Aesthetic Superhero Movie I’ve Always Wanted”
Separated from the Suicide Squad and dumped by the Joker, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), wants to move on but is not sure how. She’s kept the breakup a secret but wants to reveal it’s over. She comes up with the bright idea to blow up the location where they confessed their love for one another. Harley Quinn gets away with just about anything around Gotham because people are scared of the Joker’s wrath. Once that relationship is gone, though, all hell breaks loose for her as this sends a message that she’s no longer under the Clown Prince’s protection. Oops.
Change is in the air, ladies and gentleman! And this weekend, Los Angeles got a taste of that, when Margot Robbie, director Cathy Yan, and the full cast and crew of Birds of Prey took over Hollywood, in a gloriously chaotic stunt that turned the city into “Harleywood” for four-straight mayhem-fueled days. The massive Hollywood and Highland Center was home to the outfits, vehicles, and props of the film, as well as special photo activations and makeup demonstrations.
This weekend marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat. To celebrate, one of the stars of the upcoming Birds of Prey movie — Cassandra Cain herself, Ella Jay Basco! — recorded a special Lunar New greeting exclusively for The Nerds of Color in front of the latest trailer. Check it out!
We are less than a month away from the premiere of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) so it seems like the right time to drop a new trailer. Fortunately, our friends at Warner Bros. agrees.
Recently, the cast of the upcoming Birds of Prey movie — including Ella Jay Basco, Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Rosie Perez — recorded a special holiday greeting exclusively for The Nerds of Color. Check it out below and have a Happy Holiday season:
Anyone who visited ComplexCon in Long Beach, CA this weekend was in for a fantabulous surprise, as Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey hit the convention floor! Join them and make yourself a hell of a stylish video! Here’s a look at the fun booth!
Be sure to check it out when you visit ComplexCon between now and November 3!
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) hits theaters in February 2020!
Gemini Man, the action-packed latest film by master director, Ang Lee, hits theaters today. One of the biggest highlights of the film is a great welcome comedic performance by one of our favorite sorcerers/assassins/Stark Wedding guests, Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, Deadly Class, Avengers: Endgame). In the film, Wong plays Baron, Will Smith’s trusty eyes in the sky, and fellow soldier/best friend. Recently, The Nerds of Color were granted the incredible opportunity to sit down for a brief, intimate chat with Mr. Wong, to discuss the making of the film, as well as technological advancements in filmmaking, and the state of Asian actors in Hollywood today. Here’s what he had to say:
In anticipation of New York Comic Con coming this week, WB and DC have dropped the first trailer for the highly anticipated return of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, and the introduction of the Birds of Prey. The trailer gives us an awesome, surreal first look at the mayhem to come, including our introductions to the DCEU’s Huntress, Black Canary, Renee Montoya, and Cassandra Cain, as well as Ewan McGregor as the nefarious Black Mask.
This week the folks at DC and WB unveiled the first poster for Birds of Prey! The film brings back Margot Robbie in her iconic portrayal of Harley Quinn, but also brings a plethora of amazing actresses into the DC Extended Universe, such as Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya!
Maybe I’m being a little hyperbolic with the headline, but Warner Bros. and DC Films set the internet on fire when it released a 20-second “teaser” featuring our first looks at the main cast for the upcoming Cathy Yan-directed Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), including Margot Robbie as the titular Harley, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as The Huntress, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain. Also, that cast though!