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It is hard to believe it has been twenty-five years since we have seen a movie with an all-Asian cast. There are so many talented Asian actors that it seems rather absurd. Then, usually when we think of Asian dominated films we think of period pieces like The Joy Luck Club or Memoirs of a Geisha. However, one new movie, based off the best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians, is making waves with critics everywhere and we are here for it!

Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding & Constance Wu as "Eleanor Young," "Nick Young" and "Rachel Chu" in "Crazy Rich Asians"

(l-r) Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding & Constance Wu as “Eleanor Young,” “Nick Young” and “Rachel Chu” in “Crazy Rich Asians”

Crazy Rich Asians centers on Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) a gifted economics professor at New York University who unbeknownst to her lands millionaire playboy, Nick Young (Henry Golding), as her boyfriend. Rachel soon learns of what it means to be in Henry’s world when she travels to Singapore with him to attend his best friend’s wedding and meet his family. She soon learns the intricacies, relationships, forged by Nick’s family are not only steeped in tradition, but at times hostile; especially when it comes to his mother Eleanor Young (Michelle Yeoh) of her.

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Henry Golding & Constance Wu as “Nick Young” and “Rachel Chu” in “Crazy Rich Asians”

This film truly had something for everyone. We love the romance, drama, comedy, and sense of family we got from it. The cast was stellar and we were introduced to some pretty amazing actors. Constance and Henry have natural, believable chemistry as Rachel and Nick. We are not sure if they are dating in real life, but we would love it if they were.

Jemma Chan as "Astrid Leong" in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie

Jemma Chan as “Astrid Leong” in “Crazy Rich Asians” movie

Our two other favorite characters are none other than “Astrid Leong” and “Goh Peik Lin” played by Jemma Chan and Awkwafina, respectively. Jemma is BEAUTIFUL! As Astrid she is classic, regal, and well put together–the epitome of poise. Her character’s development is nothing short of moving. Meanwhile Awkwafina’s character can definitely be described as an “Asian Tiffany Haddish, (Girls Trip style)!”

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Awkwafina as “Goh Peik Lin” in “Crazy Rich Asians” movie

This movie is definitely one to support. As minorities representation and inclusion are very important. We definitely recognized this with Marvel’s Black Panther earlier this year and now it is time to show our Asian brothers and sisters the same love. We did it and they will too!

We are definitely going to see Crazy Rich Asians again and this time we are bringing ALL our friends. Singapore trip, anyone? Catch this movie in theaters everywhere, Wednesday, August 15th!

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[WATCH] Marvel Debuts First “Black Widow” Movie Trailer!

It has been a long time coming but we are only months away from the “Black Widow” movie! This standalone film will stand as a prequel of sorts falling in line between “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War;” detailing the origins of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) herself! Marvel has finally released the first trailer for the film and it looks promising!

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It has been a long time coming but we are only months away from the “Black Widow” movie! This standalone film will stand as a prequel of sorts falling in line between “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War;” detailing the origins of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) herself! Marvel has finally released the first trailer for the film and it looks promising!

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In the trailer we see Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, recounting her life as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and an Avenger with cameos from Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) .

However, she now has to return to take Russia home of The Red Room, a secret organization that creates super spies/femme fatales just like Black Widow. It seems she is seeking the help of her “family” of Russian spies; a “sister”/fellow Black Widow, Yelena Belenova (Florence Pugh), Melina Vostokoff the Iron Maiden (Rachel Weisz), and Alexei Shostakovto the Red Guardian (David Harbour) to take them down.

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The stakes seem to have been great, but we know she was ultimately success being that she (spoiler alert) only truly met her demise years later in “Avengers: Endgame” after sacrificing herself to claim the Soul Gem. We do, however, love seeing so many characters from her comic storylines. Red Guardian was actually her husband, but the Russian government tapped him to be their version of Captain America and dissolved their marriage. The Iron Maiden was trained similarly to Black Widow, but grew to hate living in her shadow and left Russia to become a freelance assassin and mercenary. Finally, Yelena was also code named Black Widow and has both a villian and ally to Romanoff.

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The villain of the film apparently is Taskmaster (rumored to be O-T Fagbenle), a villain with the ability to copy the movements and skills of anyone he has ever seen. This makes him especially deadly. In the comics he has taken on the Captain America’s shield throwing, Hawkeye’s archery, as well as the fighting style of a few Marvel Comics top hand to hand combatants.

We are hoping this film somehow will have a plot twist from “Avengers: Endgame” that allows us to resurrect Black Widow, similar to Gamora’s surprising return in the film. Black Widow has been such a staple of the Avengers films and the MCU as whole that we are not ready to let her go. Wasn’t losing Cap and Iron Man enough?

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Battle of The Supermen? Henry Cavill Wants to Continue as Superman, while Michael B. Jordan Pitches Superman Movie to Warner Bros!

Who will be the DCEU’s next Superman? At this moment no one is quite sure. One thing for sure is two major actors may be vying for the part as Henry Cavill as expressed he wants to continue on as the Man of Steel, while it is being reported Michael B. Jordan has pitched a Superman movie to Warner Bros!

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Who will be the DCEU’s next Superman? At this moment no one is quite sure. One thing for sure is two major actors may be vying for the part as Henry Cavill as expressed he wants to continue on as the Man of Steel, while it is being reported Michael B. Jordan has pitched a Superman movie to Warner Bros!

via Variety

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“The cape is in the closet,” Cavill said in Mens’ Health’s December cover story. “It’s still mine. I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honest of the character I wasn’t to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan has his own plans to become the Man of Tomorrow

 On a slightly more official note, Variety says Michael B. Jordan actually had a meeting with the studio earlier this year in which he pitched Warner Bros. on “a vision” for Superman.

via AV Club

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Warner Bros. was presumably intrigued by whatever he had to say, but Jordan wouldn’t commit to a big superhero project because filming wouldn’t be able to happen for a few years and he has a bunch of things in the works already. Variety says there are no current Superman projects in development at Warner Bros., so we’ll most likely have to wait until Warner Bros. exhausts all of its other ongoing superhero projects before it considers this Michael B. Jordan movie.

Henry Cavill or Michael B. Jordan are great Supermen and honestly they can both coexist in the DCEU. As you may already know from the comics, there exists a multiverse where each universe has its own Superman. On another Earth, Calvin Ellis exists, he is Kryptonian and Superman (and President of The United States) but resembles a Black human. He is presumably from Vlathos Island, a place where traditionally dark-skinned Kryptonians lived. Thus, the Calvin Ellis version of the character could stand side by side with the traditional one. The two have teamed up before as well in the comics!

What do you guys think of the Superman drama? Are you #TeamCavill or #TeamJordan? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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“Frozen 2” Breaks Box Office Records Becoming the Largest Opening Ever for an Animated Film!

Clearly the world will never “Let It Go” as Frozen 2 broke box office records this past weekend with a $127 million opening weekend. It brought in $350.2 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing debut ever for any animated film globally!

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Clearly the world will never “Let It Go” as Frozen 2 broke box office records this past weekend with a $127 million opening weekend. It brought in $350.2 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing debut ever for any animated film globally!

via NBCNews.com

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Six years after “Frozen” kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf’s adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The opening for the Walt Disney Co.’s “Frozen 2” buried several records. It’s the highest-grossing debut ever for any animated film globally. It marks a new high in the U.S. and Canada for an animated movie released outside of the summer season. And it’s the largest opening for any Walt Disney Animation Studios release.

Disney opted for the week ahead of Thanksgiving to open “Frozen 2,” meaning it will get a significant second week bump from kids out of school. The first “Frozen” opened over Thanksgiving, earning $93 million in five days and $67 million for the three-day weekend.

The original, though, quickly grew into a sensation, remaining in the top 10 at the box office for 17 weeks and ultimately grossing $1.27 billion. Propelled in part by the hit song “Let it Go,” “Frozen” begat a flurry of merchandizing, untold numbers of Elsa dresses and a Broadway musical. It won two Academy Awards, for best animated feature and original song.

Matching that total gross won’t be easy sledding, but “Frozen 2” has a head start. Cathleen Taff, distribution chief for Disney, granted there’s a “high bar” set by “Frozen,” but she’s confident of the film’s enormous appeal.

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We have no doubt “Frozen 2” will be an even bigger hit than the original movie. This weekend will definitely prove that as families will pour into theaters with their kids to see the Elsa, Anna, and their friends venture into “The Great Unknown” beyond Arendelle. Be sure you catch “Frozen 2” in a theater near you this weekend and check out our review by clicking here!

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