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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.

henry golding and constance wu as nick young and rachel chu in crazy rich asians movie

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)!”

awkwafina as goh peik lin in crazy rich asians

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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[PHOTO] Nice! DJ Khaled (@djkhaled) Joins Cast of “Bad Boys 3!”

Bad Boys 3 has to be one of the most highly anticipated films in recent movie history. We know, of course, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are both on board; however, the all-star cast is expanding to include DJ and music producer, DJ Khaled! He took to social media to announce his awesome news!

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Bad Boys 3 has to be one of the most highly anticipated films in recent movie history. We know, of course, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are both on board; however, the all-star cast is expanding to include DJ and music producer, DJ Khaled! He took to social media to announce his awesome news!

This is a really good look for DJ Khaled! We wonder what his role will be? He will star alongside newcomers, Charles Melton, Vanessa Hudgens, and Alexander Ludwig. We would love to hear what you think about this casting news. Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Warner Bros. Announces “Plastic Man” Movie in The Works!

Don’t hold your breath if you were waiting for the superhero movie genre to die down anytime soon. More and more superheroes are flooding the Big Screen and we could not be happier. The newest superhero to now get the movie works is none other than DC Comics’ Plastic Man! Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, aka Plastic Man was a criminal until he was shot and left for dead by the gang he ran with. Somehow a mysterious chemical made it into his wound granting him the ability to shape-shift and stretch into almost any shape he can imagine. 

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Don’t hold your breath if you were waiting for the superhero movie genre to die down anytime soon. More and more superheroes are flooding the Big Screen and we could not be happier. The newest superhero to now get the movie works is none other than DC Comics’ Plastic Man! Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, aka Plastic Man was a criminal until he was shot and left for dead by the gang he ran with. Somehow a mysterious chemical made it into his wound granting him the ability to shape-shift and stretch into almost any shape he can imagine.

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Plastic Man definitely is a popular hero, being a member of the Justice League and for awhile had his own cartoon series. The film will be written by Amanda Idoko, an up and coming writer in the film industry. She has worked as a staff writer on The Mayor,  a short-lived ABC series starring Brandon Michael Hall as a hip-hop artist who becomes the mayor of his city. There is no news on what Amanda’s take on the character will be but it is expected to be an action-comedic piece in line with the nature of the character and his rather silly overtones.

We have to say we are really glad Warner Bros./DC Comics is moving towards expanding the DC Cinematic Universe with new heroes. There is another Justice League movie set in the next few years and we may see an expanded line up if characters like Shazam, Batgirl, Supergirl, and Plastic Man join Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman. They will definitely need the help if they are going after Darkseid (think Marvel’s Thanos, but bigger, gray, more evil, and with eye beams that can disintegrate anything)!

What do you guys think of a Plastic Man movie? Sound off in the comments section below and click here  for more information on the new superhero turned movie star!

 

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[TRAILER] The Last Stand! Avengers: Endgame’s (@Avengers) First Trailer Arrives!

2018 has been a rough year for Marvel’s superheroes on the Big Screen. With the snap of a finger, Thanos wiped out half of the life in the universe. That includes half of humanity and The Avengers. Those who have survived; Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Rocket Raccoon,  Bruce Banner/Hulk, War Machine, Iron Man, Ant-Man, and Hawkeye must now lead the fight to avenge their losses and take down the Mad Titan, Thanos, once and for all!

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2018 has been a rough year for Marvel’s superheroes on the Big Screen. With the snap of a finger, Thanos wiped out half of the life in the universe. That includes half of humanity and The Avengers. Those who have survived; Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Rocket Raccoon,  Bruce Banner/Hulk, War Machine, Iron Man, Ant-Man, and Hawkeye must now lead the fight to avenge their losses and take down the Mad Titan, Thanos, once and for all!

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This first trailer for the film is dark and bleak, as you would expect it to be from heroes are now grieving and desperate. Thanos handed them their first true defeat and now they are out for his blood. Iron Man is adrift in space and Cap is rounding up forces for revenge! We love the darker outlook, it makes us wonder just what it will take for our heroes to defeat Thanos and restore the universe to some sort of order. Hawkeye’s return and his somber expression tells us his family did not survive, and there are so many questions we have about how Ant-Man managed to get out of the Quantum Dimension? When we last saw him in the post-credits of Ant-Man and The Wasp he was left stranded there when Janet Van Dyne, Hope Van Dyne (Wasp), and Hank Pym were all wiped out in Thanos’s cosmic-level genocide.

avengers endgameAll we know is that Captain Marvel is expected to join their ranks in this film, and perhaps we will see a few more surprising heroes come to the forefront. We really wish they would have used Netflix’s Marvel heroes, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Daredevil as backup to boost the ranks…Still we are stoked for this film. It’s time for some avenging–one more time! Avengers Assemble!

You be sure to catch all the action April 26, 2018! Happy viewing!

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