Tag: movie

April 5, 2017

Why I cried when I watched the Beauty and the Beast (live action)

Belle was my favorite Disney princess growing up. I wore this costume two Halloweens in a row when I was younger because I loved what she stood for so much. She was beautiful, smart and kind AKA the kind of person I wanted to be as I grew up. I mean…  Just look at my cheesy grin! It's finally March! Which means @beautyandthebeast and the…

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August 25, 2015

*Exclusive* Interview with ‘Always’ Filmmaker, Derek Ting

I’m going to my first movie screening in LA this week, and what makes it doubly special is that I’m going to support someone and something that I’ve been keeping my eye on for years now. I’ve blogged about Ryan Matthew Chan and how he in his early 20’s created Acceptance, a film that introduces the “Third Culture Kid” perspective, something I wish I saw more…

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January 4, 2015

Crazy Rich Asians NY location map

Ahhh! Have you heard? China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel of the book Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan is out for pre-order on amazon!! It will be released on June 16, 2015. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so I’ll let you read the synopsis here on amazon. I’ve been waiting for the sequel ever since I finished the book. I’m even more excited…

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June 20, 2014

Crazy Rich Asians movie soundtrack

My blog post on “Who I’d Cast in Crazy Rich Asians the Movie” gets the most views on my blog to this day, even though I wrote it almost a year ago… so I thought I would follow up with a post on a “soundtrack.”  If you haven’t heard, they’re working on the movie, a sequel is in the works and production is to start early…

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May 13, 2014

*Exclusive* interview with Acceptance filmmaker, Ryan Matthew Chan

update 3.14.15: Acceptance is now on youtube for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy. Original post written 5.13.14 Last week I went to the NYIFF- the New York Indian Film Festival for the very first time. I was on Eventbrite doing something for work, when I started clicking around and this caught my eye: WORLD PREMIERE AT NYIFF 2014 Synopsis – “Acceptance” is a 50-minute international film directed by Ryan Matthew…

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April 18, 2014

Feast your eyes on General Tso

Surely you’ve heard of General Tso’s Chicken… In fact you’ve probably ordered it before. The fried boneless chicken in a sweet and spicy sauce, found in Chinese restaurants across the United States…  I’ll admit it was one of my favorites growing up. mmm I have since moved onto more authentic Chinese dishes: dan dan noodles, xiao long bao, char siu bao…ever since I found out that…

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March 25, 2014

Hopeful Romantic in “Marry Me”

This past weekend I found myself watching a movie that you’ve probably never heard of. It’s one of my favorite movies, partly because it satisfies all of my hopeless romantic fantasies, but mostly because it is able to express my thoughts in the most direct (albeit cliche) way possible. Lucy Liu who plays Rae Carter sums up my optimistic view on relationships: Mom: So what are…

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September 27, 2013

My first [MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY]!: The Spy starring Daniel Henney

Buzzfeed did a (somewhat recent) post on “Asian Leading Men who deserve more airtime”. If you haven’t seen the list of 27 actors yet, I’d definitely take a peek at the amazing, not to mention handsome talent here. You might see some new faces but one of them should be familiar: Daniel Henney.  Not familiar with him or maybe you’ve been waiting for another chance to…

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August 14, 2013

Who i’d cast in CRAZY RICH ASIANS: the movie

**This post was originally written August, 2013. The majority of the cast has been announced but not all roles have been made official for the actors. In this blogpost I predict the roles they will fill. There was one thought going through my mind as I turned the last few pages of the book Crazy Rich Asians: “This has got to be made into a…

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