“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.
“My Neighbor Totoro” became a massive commercial success in China when it finally reached Chinese cinemas three decades after its first release in Japan.
Released to critical acclaim in Japan in 1988 and in the United States in 1993, the cinematic masterpiece from legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki officially made it to China on December 14.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is nowhere on the list of the official nominees for the 91st Academy Awards, leaving fans incredibly disappointed.