Kausar Mohammed on Joining ‘The Flash’

There’s a new speedster in town on The Flash! Dr. Meena Dhawan made her debut in “Keep it Dark” and received the spotlight in last week’s “The Man in the Yellow Tie.” Who is Dr. Meena and why has she sought Barry Allen and his team out?

Continue reading “Kausar Mohammed on Joining ‘The Flash’”

The Middle Geeks Episode 39: ‘Ms. Marvel’ Episodes 1-2 Review

We discuss episodes 1-2 of the new MCU Disney+ series Ms. Marvel, starring Iman Vellani!

Ms. Marvel is here! We discuss the first two episodes of the series, discussing how wonderful Iman Vellani is in the main role, how well the series does at portraying Kamala and her family and friends, how well it does on portraying Islam, the change to her powers, and where it can do better in certain fronts.

Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Episode 39: ‘Ms. Marvel’ Episodes 1-2 Review”

‘Ms. Marvel’ Creators on Bringing Kamala Khan’s World to the MCU

Ms. Marvel is nearly here! How does one go about translating this beloved character and her story to life? We got to speak with head writer Bisha K. Ali and co-creator Sana Amanat on how they went about doing just that for Kamala’s entry into the MCU.

Continue reading “‘Ms. Marvel’ Creators on Bringing Kamala Khan’s World to the MCU”

The ‘Ms. Marvel’ Supporting Cast on Bringing Kamala Khan’s Friends and Family to Life

As Ms. Marvel approaches our Disney+ screens very soon, we got to sit down with the actors playing Kamala Khan’s family (Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff, and Mohan Kapur) and friends (Rish Shah, Yasmeen Fletcher, and Matt Lintz) on how they helped bring Kamala’s world to life in the newest MCU series!

Continue reading “The ‘Ms. Marvel’ Supporting Cast on Bringing Kamala Khan’s Friends and Family to Life”

Iman Vellani on Playing Kamala Khan, aka ‘Ms. Marvel’

Ms. Marvel is nearly here! The beloved Pakistani American Muslim character millions already love is making her debut to the MCU with her own series this Wednesday, June 8! And we got to speak with her newcomer star Iman Vellani, Kamala Khan herself!

Continue reading “Iman Vellani on Playing Kamala Khan, aka ‘Ms. Marvel’”

A100 List Honoree Poorna Jagannathan on the Impact of ‘Never Have I Ever’

Poorna Jagannathan is an honoree of Gold House’s 2022 A100 List, which recognizes the 100 APIs that have most significantly impacted American culture and society in the last year. The actress currently portrays Nalini Vishwakumar on Netflix’s Never Have I Ever. The third season of the series premieres on August 12.

Continue reading “A100 List Honoree Poorna Jagannathan on the Impact of ‘Never Have I Ever’”

Hard NOC Life 262: Moon and Thunder

Keith and Britney were going to discuss the most recent episode of Moon Knight, but Marvel just dropped the first teaser for Thor: Love and Thunder! After breaking that down, they turn back the skies to discuss Moon Knight and speculate what Discovery’s takeover of Warner Bros. means for the future of DC Films.

Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 262: Moon and Thunder”

Hard NOC Life 261: SWANASA Excellence (Feat. Swara Salih and Simone Ashley)

Dominic and Britney are joined by our very own Swara to break down episode two of Disney+’s Moon Knight and continue the debate over Kamala Khan’s power set in the latest Ms. Marvel promo. Then, newest NOC Lyra interviews Bridgerton star Simone Ashley about representing on the popular Netflix series before the crew speculates about what Ezra Miller’s predicament means for the future of The Flash in the DCEU.

Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 261: SWANASA Excellence (Feat. Swara Salih and Simone Ashley)”

The First ‘Ms. Marvel’ Trailer is Here

Ms. Marvel is finally coming to the MCU! And we finally have a trailer! In it, we get to see Kamala Khan as a regular Pakistani American Muslim teen girl fantasize about Captain Marvel and the Avengers, drawing fanart, and dealing with the ins and outs of American high school as a brown girl.

Continue reading “The First ‘Ms. Marvel’ Trailer is Here”

Samira Ahmed Talks about Writing ‘Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit’

Ms. Marvel has a new comic series out! In the five-issue Beyond the Limit, Kamala must deal with unexpected multiverse shenanigans as she visits her cousin Razia in Chicago. Writing her in this series is author Samira Ahmed, who is the first Desi Muslim to write Ms. Marvel!

Continue reading “Samira Ahmed Talks about Writing ‘Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit’”

How ‘Ted Lasso’ Failed Nate as a Character

Ted Lasso has taken our pop culture by storm. From its trademark humor to the soccer (AKA football) matches, to the great performances, and an often stunning exploration of mental health (at least for most of its main cast), it’s a show that inspires through showcasing the difficulties that the members of Richmond Football Club endure, and how they ultimately uplift each other through it all.

Continue reading “How ‘Ted Lasso’ Failed Nate as a Character”

‘Americanish’ Shines a Heartwarming Light on its Community

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”

Avantika and Michael Bishop Share Their Love of Music and Food in Disney’s ‘Spin’

Disney’s Original Movie Spin finally premieres tonight on The Disney Channel.

As the official NOC Kid Reporter, I got to chat virtually with Disney’s Spin stars Avantika and Michael Bishop about the importance of Spin showcasing the first South Asian family leading a Disney Original Movie; both Avantika and Bishop’s love of music, Indian food, and their characters.

Continue reading “Avantika and Michael Bishop Share Their Love of Music and Food in Disney’s ‘Spin’”

Abhay Deol and Aryan Simhadri on the Importance of Family in Disney’s ‘Spin’

Disney’s Original Movie Spin tells the story of Indian American teenager Rhea as she navigates through school, Coding Club, her friends, her family, and working at the family restaurant. She discovers her passion of music through an aspiring DJ named Max who shows her the ropes of the turntables. She is a natural at it!

Continue reading “Abhay Deol and Aryan Simhadri on the Importance of Family in Disney’s ‘Spin’”

Director Manjari Makijany on How Important ‘Spin’ is for Little Indian Girls Everywhere

As the NOC Kid Reporter, I got to chat with director Manjari Makijany about Disney’s upcoming film, Spin. It stars Avantika as Rhea, an Indian American teen whose life of coding and working at her family’s restaurant is turned upside down when she discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes that blend her South Asian culture and the world around her. And, she’s a natural. She just needs to figure it out if she could fit it in her busy schedule.

Continue reading “Director Manjari Makijany on How Important ‘Spin’ is for Little Indian Girls Everywhere”