Emma Stone Criticized for ‘Peak White Feminism’ for Her Best Director Introduction at the Oscars

Emma Stone Criticized for ‘Peak White Feminism’ for Her Best Director Introduction at the Oscars When Natalie Portman announced the “all-male nominees” for Best Director at the Golden Globes, people were pretty into it. (Even Ron Howard, who was standing next to her onstage, got a laugh out of ...

Animation’s Whitewashing Problem: ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘BoJack Horseman,’ ‘The Simpsons’ Producers On How To Fix It

When “Rick and Morty” writer Jessica Gao wrote the episode “Pickle Rick” last season, she created a character named Dr. Wong, with an eye toward casting an Asian American actress in the part. But then ...

Wonder movie review: learning to be nice to a paragon

MaryAnn’s quick take… Reminders to be kind are all very well, but it’s time to move past the idea that it’s up to people who are different to inspire everyone else to be better people. I’m “biast” ...

Hawaii Five-0: Season Eight Viewer Votes

Are McGarrett and the team still doing their best to rid the Aloha State of its criminal element, in the eighth of the Hawaii Five-0 TV show on CBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play ...

‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Trailer: John Krasinski Brings the Action in First Full Spot for Amazon Series

‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Trailer: John Krasinski Brings the Action in First Full Spot for Amazon Series Jack Ryan may not be quite the international figure James Bond has become, but the analyst-turned-field agent has taken on almost as many forms over the years. After first appearing in the pages of ...

Battle of the Sexes movie review: totally ace

MaryAnn’s quick take… An essential history lesson with a smart smack of relevance for today (because feminism always has to be relitigated). It’s also warm, funny, and hugely entertaining. I’m “biast” ...

It movie review: a series of unfortunate events

MaryAnn’s quick take… The Goonies, Stand by Me, and Poltergeist went into a blender with a pinch of E.T. and John Hughes to smush into a mess of retro 80s mush. I’m “biast” (pro): big Stephen King fan ...

Ed Skrein’s Bold Move to Opt Out of ‘Hellboy’ Over Whitewashing Concerns Ratchets Up Pressure

Ed Skrein’s Bold Move to Opt Out of ‘Hellboy’ Over Whitewashing Concerns Ratchets Up Pressure Reversing Hollywood’s decades-long practice of casting white actors in Asian roles has proved vexing. Boycotts haven’t worked. Op-eds have drawn attention to the issue, and social media has magnified ...

Why Ed Skrein’s decision to walk away from Hellboy is a game changer

Anghus Houvouras on Ed Skrein’s decision to walk away from the Hellboy reboot following whitewashing criticism… Damn. That’s what I said out loud when I read Ed Skrein’s statement about why he was ...

Hellboy Casting Ignites Another Hollywood Whitewash Controversy

Hellboy Casting Ignites Another Hollywood Whitewash Controversy Hollywood just can't escape the whitewash controversy that has plagued many productions over the last couple of years. The latest movie to fall prey to this type of casting is the upcoming Hellboy ...

Opening Wednesday At A Theater Or Drive-in Near You: The Shadow Cinema Of The American ‘70S

“All the films in this book share an air of disreputability… I have tried to avoid using the word art about the movies in this book, not just because I didn’t want to inflate my claims for them, but ...

‘The Originals’ Season 5 Sneak Peek: There Is Hope for the Mikaelsons, Always and Forever – Watch

‘The Originals’ Season 5 Sneak Peek: There Is Hope for the Mikaelsons, Always and Forever – Watch Before “The Originals” heads into is farewell tour, there’s still one more season left that will no doubt be action-packed and heartbreaking all at once. At the Comic-Con panel for the show on ...

5 Directors Who Apologized for Their Bad Movies

There have been plenty of bad movies released over the course of decades and decades, so it should come as no surprise to learn that there have been plenty of directors who have apologized for the bad ...

Spider-Man: Homecoming movie review: boys and their alien toys

MaryAnn’s quick take… Thoroughly charming. Spider-Man’s signature light comedy works surprisingly well even as this story is uniquely steeped in the darker Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m “biast” ...

Spider-Man: Homecoming movie review: boys and their alien toys

MaryAnn’s quick take… Thoroughly charming. Spider-Man’s signature light comedy works surprisingly well even as this story is uniquely steeped in the darker Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m “biast” ...

CBS Made Wrong Call on Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Deals (Column)

CBS Made Wrong Call on Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Deals (Column) Season 8 of “Hawaii Five-0” will return to the special task force in the Aloha State — a state where 57.4% of residents claim some Asian heritage, according to the U.S. Census — without all of its ...

‘Hawaii Five-0’: Why CBS Must Quickly Solve The Show’s Lack of Asian American Stars

‘Hawaii Five-0’: Why CBS Must Quickly Solve The Show’s Lack of Asian American Stars As Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park exit “Hawaii Five-0,” the show suddenly finds itself without any regular Asian American cast members. That’s a huge problem for a show set in Hawaii, and a ...

Whitewashing Continues With Zach McGowan Cast As Hawaiian WWII Hero In ‘Ni’ihau’

Whitewashing Continues With Zach McGowan Cast As Hawaiian WWII Hero In ‘Ni’ihau’ Caucasian actor Zach McGowan has been cast as Hawaiian WWII hero Benehakaka “Ben” Kanahele in the upcoming film “Ni’ihau,” in yet another case of white actors playing roles that should go to ...

‘Whitewashing’ Accusations Fly as Zach McGowan Cast as Hawaiian WWII Hero

‘Whitewashing’ Accusations Fly as Zach McGowan Cast as Hawaiian WWII Hero Actor Zach McGowan has been cast as Hawaiian native Benehakaka “Ben” Kanahele in the upcoming WWII film “Ni’ihau,” reigniting the “whitewashing” controversy in Hollywood where Asian/Pacific Islanders ...

Star Sightings: Kerry Washington Receives Top Honors for Philanthropic Work, Nick and Joe Jonas Host Dinner Series in NYC!

Kerry Washington headed back to her hometown to receive a major honor! The Scandal star was celebrated at the inaugural Bronx Children’s Museum Gala in the Bronx, New York on Tuesday. The event ...

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