Name me a single raunchy R-rated comedy prior to 2022, starring Asian leads. Okay, you probably said the Harold and Kumar trilogy. But what about Asian women? That becomes a bit more challenging. It’s hard to find many Apatow-level comedies outside of Bridesmaids and Girls Trip even led by female ensembles or directed by female filmmakers, let alone a predominantly Asian one. But we now finally have one in Joy Ride.Continue reading “NOC Review: Strap in for a Smart, Sweet, and Hilarious ‘Joy Ride’”
Joy Ride is just as much a celebration of friendship as it is of finding your identity and family. And all of that is seen through the Asian lens. So while there may be cultural specificities, there’s a universal story that should resonate with audiences abroad.Continue reading “‘Joy Ride’ Cast and Crew on Being Unapologetically Funny and Changing the Narrative”
It’s the last day of AAPI Heritage month, Lionsgate gifted audiences with special character posters from their new comedy, Joy Ride. The posters speak for themselves on each of their unique personalities. The four main characters consists of Audrey (Ashley Park), the responsible one; Lolo (Sherry Cola), the mouthy fun one; Kat (Stephanie Hsu), the almost-famous one; and, Deadeye (Sabrina Wu), the chaotic — and unexpected — one.Continue reading “‘Joy Ride’ Celebrates Individuality with Character Posters”
Following in the footsteps of buddy comedies like Rough Night and Girl’s Trip, we are getting to see a new spin on friends going on one of those unforgettable trips where everything seems to go hilariously wrong. Directed by Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon scribe Adele Lim, Lionsgate has released the red band trailer for Joy Ride.Continue reading “Adele Lim Takes All-Star Asian American Cast on a Hilariously Raunchy ‘Joy Ride’”
There’s no fucking way they’re gonna be able to land this, I thought to myself.
I’m in a movie theater seeing Everything Everywhere All at Once for the first time. I had heard about it long ago, and was cautiously optimistic.Continue reading “When Something is Nearly ‘Everything’”
The anticipated Disney+ original series American Born Chinese has a premiere date — May 24! In honor of Everything Everywhere All At Once‘s Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu, all who all appear in American Born Chinese, Disney+ released a 30-second TV spot that will air during tonight’s Oscars telecast commercial breaks.Continue reading “‘American Born Chinese’ Premieres May 24 on Disney+”
The cast of Disney’s live-action adaptation of American Born Chinese was already stacked with the likes of Academy Award-Nominees and Golden Globe winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) joining Ben Wang (Chang Can Dunk), and two-time International Emmy Award nominee Yeo Yann Yann (Wet Season), Chin Han (Mortal Kombat), Daniel Wu (Reminiscence), former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liu, and Sydney Taylor (Just Add Magic).Continue reading “‘American Born Chinese’ Teaser Announces Full List of Guest Stars”
It’s about damn time Asian women get their own raunchy comedy!Continue reading “First Look at Adele Lim’s R-Rated Comedy ‘Joy Ride’”
In less than one week, the year’s best multiversal adventure will be released on home video. To celebrate, we have an exclusive, never-before-seen clip from the release’s loaded special features!Continue reading “Exclusive Deleted Scene from ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ on Blu-Ray”
Reading the synopsis for the Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All At Once, it already hints at a story that starts off simple enough that immediately takes a left turn: An overwhelmed, middle aged woman is trying to file her taxes when she suddenly finds herself in the position of having to save the world, by borrowing skills from her multiple alternative universes.Continue reading “‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Explores the Multiverse with Chaotic, Emotional Range”
Stephanie Hsu has it all.
She’s a talented singer with credits from Broadway. Her comedic timing on Comedy Central’s Nora From Queens and Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is perfect. She’s absolutely stunning. And, best of all, she’s humble and really a great person to chat with.Continue reading “Stephanie Hsu Finds Beauty in the Chaos of ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’”