When COVID-19 changed life as we knew it at the beginning of 2020, the pandemic also sparked another terrifying trend in America – the alarming rise of violent and racist attacks on AAPI communities and businesses across the country.
The notion that the virus originated in China, which was further provoked by a former president’s prolific use of the phrase “China virus,” led to Asian Americans, regardless of their ethnicity, becoming targets of blame and victims of xenophobic and racist attacks. In many cases, innocent, defenseless and elderly Asian Americans were murdered. These attacks were only acknowledged by mainstream media after months of fear, pain and heartbreak.
The “G.I. Joe” team raised some “questions” about the decision to cast Henry Golding as Snake Eyes due to his romantic comedy (rom-com) past, a producer in the upcoming origins movie revealed.
Movie genre past: Lorenzo di Bonaventura made the revelation in an interview with Empire on Tuesday, a day after Paramount released the final trailer for “Snake Eyes,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Crying in H Mart,” the debut memoir of Japanese Breakfast lead singer Michelle Zauner, is slated to become a feature film.
What it’s about: Published in April, “Crying in H Mart” chronicles Zauner’s life growing up as a Korean American in Oregon. Zauner also shares memories of her mother, Chongmi, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2014.
Vietnamese comedy-family drama “Bố Già” raised over $350,000 at specialty box offices over Memorial Day Weekend.
A little more than a year after starring as Ali Wong’s love interests in Netflix’s “Always Be My Maybe,” Daniel Dae Kim and Randall Park are teaming up again for an Asian American-led heist movie at Amazon Studios.
The untitled project, based on the script of Young Il Kim (“Billions,” “Rodham” and “Seoul Girls”), will reportedly focus on high school friends who reunite “in a nod to the classic, fun ensemble heist films.”
Koreans are plastered with plastic surgery, they’re manufactured and they lack originality. Asians aren’t expressive enough to be good actors. Asian culture is too bizarre and exotic to connect with an international audience.
These are just some of the misconceptions Hollywood has held onto for years regarding Asians in media and entertainment.
A Vietnamese model who showed up at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in a look that left little to the imagination has received widespread condemnation in her home country.
Ngoc Trinh, 29, attended the French film festival on May 19 for the premiere of “A Hidden Life,” a movie following an Austrian farmer who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
When “Crazy Rich Asians” drew in crazy amounts of money at the box office last summer, it set a very important precedent: there’s a market for Asian-led films, and it’s big. At least one studio took notice of that, because by December last year, Marvel announced that they were “fast-tracking” production on “Shang-Chi,” their first ever Asian superhero film.
We here at NextShark love Marvel movies and, needless to say, that announcement made us fall in love just a little bit more. But even as we try to contain our hype for both “Shang-Chi” and the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” — the epic culmination to the studio’s decade-long, 22-film superhero extravaganza — we’ll also be the first to point out that Asian representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) currently kind of sucks. “Shang-Chi” will be huge in changing that, obviously, but until then, how many Asian characters can you name off the top of your head? Yeah, we didn’t get that many either.
Cole Walliser, an Asian Canadian filmmaker, is astonishing users on social media with his amazing red carpet shots.
Walliser has been known for his work in music videos for stars such as Miley Cyrus, P!nk, and Katy Perry. He recently captured images at this year’s Grammys as well as the Oscars red carpet using Bolt CineBot, a high-speed camera rig also dubbed as “GlamBOT” and the results are phenomenal.
Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat had a terrible accident while filming his scene for “Sunny Days” that resulted in the actor receiving five stitches for the wound.
The 63-year-old Hong Kong veteran actor was reportedly shooting a scene for the movie when Chow suffered accidental injuries to the side of his forehead, according to a report on Apple Daily as translated by AsiaOne.
China’s science fiction film “The Wandering Earth” made an unexpected hit in the box office when it came out on the firs trading day of the Lunar New Year, making it the highest-grossing movie during the holiday.
The film, which has a scale rivaling even Hollywood’s high-grossing space movies like “Interstellar,” made a whopping 2 billion yuan ($296 million) in the box office when it first came out on February 5, according to South China Morning Post.
A trailer for the film adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Sun is Also a Star” featuring “Riverdale” jock Charles Melton dropped on Wednesday and we have never clicked on a video so fast.