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The Evolution of Asian Cinema

Photo by James Hargis Connelly – © MPTV – Image courtesy Though Asian actors have been performing in movies for more than a century, they were often cast in one-dimensional roles that stereotyped them as either hopelessly passive or brutally aggressive. In many cases, Asian characters were often played by non-Asian actors in “yellowface.” For example,…

Jackie Chan to Star in Upcoming Action-Comedy, ‘Panda Plan’

Jackie Chan will be portraying a fictionalized version of himself in Panda Plan, an action-comedy that will focus on his efforts to save an endangered baby panda. The upcoming film will be directed by Zhang Luan, who gave us Song of Youth and Give Me Five, and produced by Mandarin Motion Pictures and Wishart Media….

Ang Lee to Direct Son Mason Lee in Bruce Lee Biopic at Sony’s 3000 Pictures

Ang Lee has signed on to direct Bruce Lee, a biopic about the eponymous legendary martial arts legend, for Sony’s 3000 Pictures. The Oscar-winning filmmaker will work with his son, Mason Lee, who has been cast in the titular role, Deadline is reporting. Dan Futterman, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original…

Brandon Lee’s Family Issued the Statement on Alec Baldwin Fatal Set Shooting

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally wounded and writer-director Joel Souza was injured yesterday afternoon on the Santa Fe set of the Western film, Rust. The accident occurred when actor-producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm, CNN is reporting. After the incident, Hutchins was transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital via helicopter, where she…