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Mediaversity Reviews: “The Great Wall”

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“Matt Damon swoops down on a balloon and saves her with my favorite line of the movie, “And here I am,” with all the non sequitur his very presence in this entire film brings.” Title: The Great Wall (2017) Director: Yimou Zhang ???? Writers: Carlos Bernard ????, Doug Miro  ????, Tony Gilroy  ???? Reviewed by…

The Stonewall Inn Is Now an Official Landmark

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The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village has been in the news recently, and unfortunately, it’s because of the critically-panned Roland Emmerich film, Stonewall. Mostly everyone who’s seen it has hated it, either for its poor story, its whitewashing of actual LGBT history (which includes people of color at its center) or both. But now, The Stonewall…

Racially insensitive casting: Zach McGowan as Ben Kanahele in “Ni’ihau”

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Another day, another whitewashing controversy. This one has been brewing for some days now, and it involves a historical film called Ni’ihau. The film is based on a true story of a Japanese WWII pilot crash landing on Hawaii, where he was taken in by local leader Ben Kanahele. Here’s the full scoop from Deadline: …Shigenori Nishikaichi,…

Being Asian in Hollywood: Actors, directors, and creators talk representation

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Representation in Hollywood is an issue by itself, but Asian representation in Hollywood is near non-existent. With the state of Hollywood being that black equates to “diversity” (despite there being more types of diversity out there than just being black) and Asian characters are still overrun with stereotypes or whitewashing, Asian actors and actresses have…

3 Ways the Live-Action “Mulan” Film Could Be a Hit, If Disney Listens to the Advice

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Disney is continuing its live-action bent by making the rumor of a live-action version of Mulan movie true. The studio officially announced that the film, based on the studio’s animated 1998 hit, is in the works. Cue the anxiety, and rightfully so; Asian characters are the least showcased group in movies and in television. The penchant for Hollywood…