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Producer Janet Yang Was Just Elected President Of The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its new president today, and the honor goes to Emmy-winning producer Janet Yang. Yang was elected by the Oscar voting organization’s Board of Governors, and the exec behind movies like “The Joy Luck Club” and “Over the Moon” is the third woman and second person […]

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The west misses the point of Everything Everywhere All at Once – it gets the Asian psyche

Failure to understand the film’s message is just another example of the way Hollywood continues to dismiss Asian achievement and storiesIt isn’t every day the Chinese community – or Asians for that matter – see their stories writ large in Hollywood. You have The Joy Luck Club in 1993 and, more than 20 years later, […]

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‘Lucky Grandma’: Film Review

While Lulu Wang’s emotional family drama “The Farewell” may have broken through last year, and upcoming comic book adaptations “Birds of Prey” (by Cathy Yan) and “The Eternals” (from Chloé Zhao) spell fresh opportunities for filmmakers of Chinese descent in 2020, a rollicking little follow-the-money caper called “Lucky Grandma” from first-time feature director Sasie Sealy […]

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Delivers $34M Five-Day Opening; ‘Mile 22’ & ‘Alpha’ Fall Short

August may be a notoriously slow month at the box office, but Warner Bros. has now delivered back-to-back strong performers. Last weekend The Meg topped all expectations and continued its strong global performance this weekend, while the new release of Crazy Rich Asians delivered an estimated $34 million in its first five days of release. […]

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top ‘The Meg’s’ Second Weekend

“Crazy Rich Asians” is heading for a glamorous first weekend with an estimated $22 million from 3,384 North American locations.The Warner Bros. film debuted August 15 and has already racked up $16 million. Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, and Michelle Yeoh star in the Asian-led pic, the first of its kind since 1993’s “The Joy […]

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is 100 Percent ‘Fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes, but Some Miss the Book’s ‘Venom’

Warner Bros.’ sumptuous adaptation of bestselling novel “Crazy Rich Asians” impressed most early critics, who also regretted how much weight will be placed on its box-office performance. Not since Rob Marshall–helmed “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005) has there been a studio film centered on an Asian cast, while 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club” was the […]

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