Moonshot is the kind of rom-com that leaves you well-fed when it comes to cheesy goodness. It’s not perfect. Let’s clear that up, first and foremost. And I don’t expect perfection when it comes to rom-coms or for things to make sense. (The space fan in me was like, “That doesn’t make sense” every five minutes.)Continue reading “‘Moonshot’ Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Enjoyable”
The Nerds of Color absolutely loves Brenda Song and Lana Condor! And yesterday, the two leading Asian American actresses had a chance to sit down with one another to discuss their portrayals of multi-faceted Asian women on-screen and the importance of having representation in mainstream media.Continue reading “Brenda Song and Lana Condor Discuss AAPI Representation in Entertainment”
This past Wednesday the stars aligned on the blue carpet for the premiere of HBO Max’s upcoming original film, Moonshot! Among those in attendance were, of course, the amazing Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse. Read more to check out some photos of some really, really, really ridiculously good looking people!Continue reading “Seeing Stars at the ‘Moonshot’ Premiere”
We, at The Nerds of Color, have always been proud fans of Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse. The To All the Boys I’ve Loved trilogy stands as a favorite of ours. And you know our girl, Sophia Soto is always bringing you the latest on Riverdale. So when we heard these two crazy kids were making a movie together, we knew it was going to be out of this world!Continue reading “Trailer for ‘Moonshot’ Starring Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse has Launched”
Jenny Slate and Manny Jacinto star in the new rom-com, I Want You Back. The film premieres today, exclusively on Prime Video. Slate portrays Emma while Jacinto takes on the role of Logan.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Jenny Slate and Manny Jacinto Discuss ‘I Want You Back’”
Nina Dobrev, Darren Barnet, and Jimmy O. Yang star in Netflix’s next holiday rom-com obsession, Love Hard. The film will begin streaming on November 5. Netflix has just released some new first look images to get fans in the holiday spirit, which will have you counting down the days until Love Hard is released!Continue reading “Get a First Look at Netflix’s New Rom-Com, ‘Love Hard’”
Iman Zahawry provides a refreshing and heartwarming romantic comedy centered in a community that is so often ignored in media. What might feel like a run of the mill indie film straight from the early 2010s, the films sets itself apart and elevates itself with its likable characters and message of trying to find one’s independence and what it means to be Americanish.Continue reading “‘Americanish’ Shines a Heartwarming Light on its Community”
Last year, Amazon debuted its groundbreaking anthology series, Modern Love to solid reviews and an enthusiastic fanbase. I’m happy to report that the acclaimed series is coming back for another season, and this time it’s bringing some heavy acting talent with players like Dominique Fishback and Gbenga Akinnagbe, along with Zoe Chao, Kit Harrington, Anna Paquin, and a host of others!Continue reading “Official Trailer Debuts for the Second Season of Amazon’s ‘Modern Love’”
Never Have I Ever returns this week for its sophomore season, and it seems like our protagonist, Indian American teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), has not learned her lesson from last season on how to be a better person. As shown in the trailers, the second season starts with Devi having to deal with two romantic suitors — Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet) and Ben Gross (Jared Lewison) — and attempting to juggle them both. Of course we know it will lead to heartbreak for the trio and leaves Devi in a really difficult place trying to make things right. There were many times I felt aggravated watching Devi make mistake after mistake and felt like she was never really growing as a person. The thing is, nobody is perfect and as annoying as Devi is when mistakes are made, Never Have I Ever still finds a way to make it as charming and relatable as possible.Continue reading “‘Never Have I Ever’ Charms as it Deals with Grief and Growing Up”
Netflix has just shared the poster for The Kissing Booth 3, which stars Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney. It reads, “The end of an era. The beginning of everything else.” Are you ready to see how the beloved Netflix trilogy ends? Mark your calendars for August 11.Continue reading “Take a Look at the Official Poster for Netflix’s ‘The Kissing Booth 3’”
This Tuesday evening, I will have the pleasure of leading a conversation with Kevin Kwan, the New York Times-bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and Sex and Vanity. The event is part of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library’s “Writers LIVE” series. Audio of the event will be available on the Southern Fried Asian podcast feed next month.Continue reading “‘Writers Live’ with Kevin Kwan, Hosted by the Enoch Pratt Free Library”
With the events from last season of Never Have I Ever, we last left Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) making out with Ben (Jaren Lewison) in the car post-scattering her dad’s ashes in the ocean. Paxton (Darren Barnet) was also trying to get ahold of Devi to tell her how he really felt about her. This season, we see Devi trying to figure out her feelings for the two.Continue reading “‘Never Have I Ever’ Season 2 Trailer Ups the Stakes”
Have you ever had a dream that you met a famous hot actor and instantly become inseparable?
Well, in the new HBO Max series Starstruck, Jessie (played by comedian Rose Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel). What she thought would become an amusing anecdote soon turns into something more, as the couple realize they can’t keep away from each other. The ensemble cast also includes Sindhu Vee, Emma Sidi, and Minnie Driver.Continue reading “British Romantic Comedy Series ‘Starstruck’ Coming to HBO Max”
Start counting down the days because The Kissing Booth 3 is coming to Netflix on August 11! The romantic comedy follows the first two The Kissing Booth films and stars Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, and Meganne Young.Continue reading “‘The Kissing Booth 3’ Officially Has a Release Date”
Earlier this week we posted our interview with the amazing Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper from the upcoming comedy, We Broke Up. In addition to Cash and Harper, we were given the great opportunity to speak with the film’s … Continue reading NOC Interview: The Fantastic Filmmakers of ‘We Broke Up’ Jeff Rosenberg and Laura Jacqmin
Ever been in one of those relationships where you’ve felt like you’ve always been on the same page with your partner, only for everything to change suddenly, and you realize you’re really not? That’s essentially what happens in the new … Continue reading NOC Interview: The Amazing Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper from ‘We Broke Up’
There is a lot of responsibility when it comes to the final installment of a trilogy. With The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, fans are expected to see the fairytale conclusion for the characters that they learned to love from the first two films. The YA romantic comedy To All the Boys series is no exception to this rule. After falling in love with idyllic dreamer Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and her dreamy boyfriend Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), there was a lot riding on To All the Boys: Always and Forever.Continue reading “‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ is a Love Letter to the Fans”
Celebrating the upcoming release of the final installment of the To All the Boys series, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Asian American Girl Club has teamed up with Netflix for a week filled with fun events!Continue reading “‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ and Asian American Girl Club Team Up to Celebrate Film Release”
After COVID-19 forced the cancellation of SXSW, several movies set to debut at the annual Texas festival had to shift their premieres. Friend of the NOC Lynn Chen’s directorial debut, I Will Make You Mine, was one of those movies. Fortunately, the movie has finally been released on blu-ray/DVD and is available to stream on nearly every digital platform!
Director Alice Wu didn’t always think she’d become a filmmaker.
Her first film back in 2005, Saving Face, a romantic comedy about queer Asian American woman, was written as a “love letter” to her mother about Wu’s own coming out to the Chinese American community.
At some point within the Jeremy Bearimy, I eventually lost count of how many people I told about The Good Place after the first season aired. I caught it over the hiatus before season two and couldn’t stop telling people about it. That season one twist and (subsequent) cliffhanger were my bread and butter. Just three years later, one of the best shows on TV is coming to a speedy end (reveling in brevity like Deirdre and Margaret but with fewer years and far more episodes).
Last Christmas really tried.
It really did.
It had the makings of a cute, cheesy Christmas romantic comedy. The film stars Emilia Clarke as a 20-something Londoner who lost her moral way after a life-changing surgery and Henry Golding as the man who helps her find her way back. It had the perfect cheesy formula and all perfectly wrapped during Christmas. The film even had a great supporting cast with Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson.
What many were hoping for a story similar to Love Actually (which Thompson also starred in) ended up with an awkward coming-of-age Brexit Christmas story.