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Derek Mio Cast as Lead in Season 2 of AMC’s ‘The Terror’

Japanese-American actor Derek Mio has been cast as the lead in season 2 of AMC’s, The Terror. Mio will play a young soldier named Chester Nakayama. Nakayama, the son of Japanese-born immigrants, undergoes a transformation from being a naive kid to becoming a war hero, after leaving his sheltered life in his insular Japanese-American community to join the army. Just like […]

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Netflix Will Release ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ This August

Netflix acquired the distribution rights to Awesomeness Films and Overbrook Entertainment’s adaptation of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and has now set a release date. Jenny Han’s best-selling novel follows Lara Jean Song Covey whose life becomes incredibly complicated when the letters she wrote about the 5 boys she love gets mysteriously mailed out. The film stars Lana Candor […]

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Fourth Sequel in ‘xXx’ Franchise is in the Works

It seems Vin Diesel can make any film he wants, xXx might be getting another sequel.    H Collective are launching as a production-financing company that will be backing several projects, including the potential xXX: Return of Xander Cage sequel. ““In today’s Hollywood, it requires strong partners to produce and finance such big-budget movies as the xXx series, and The […]

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2017 L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival Lineup

The 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will take place this year between April 27th and May 4th. Locations include Koreatown, Little Tokyo, and Westwood. On May 5, Buena Park will host encore-presentation screenings. The eight day festival will showcase 184 films (45 features, 139 shorts) from 31 countries and host a series of panel discussions. . This year […]

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Asian Americans Exist! Sincerely, An Asian American

The live action film adaptation of Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell has been shrouded with controversy ever since Scarlett Johansson was cast as the lead. The issues of whitewashing and erasure of Asian representation have been the forefront of conversation. In a recent interview with Motherboard, Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders called the whitewashing controversy concerning the […]

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Steven Yeun Should Not Be Auditioning For 5 Line Roles

Last month on Tigerbelly, a podcast featuring comedian Bobby Lee and his best friend Khalyla, Lee spoke about a recent audition he went to read for. The project was a “stoner movie” and the role was a small one with 5 lines. To Lee’s dismay, he ran into actor Steven Yeun there, auditioning for the same part. Lee was pissed […]