MULAN Is Still The Wokest Disney Princess Movie Your Kid Hasn’t Seen 600 Times Yet

To be fair, it’s a really limited genre, but it’s also no contest: MULAN is by far the most progressive-minded cel-animated Disney Princess film, while also performing its essential sedative-hypnotic function on your child’s developing emotional vocabulary. (POCAHONTAS argues for a distant second, but the underlying genocide story is so far our of Disney’s natural…

ROGUE ONE Revisited: Why And How It Beats The Bantha Poodoo Outta The Other New STAR WARSes

December 10 is the two-year anniversary of ROGUE ONE’s premiere in Los Angeles/the world. There’s no new STAR WARS film coming out this Christmas, so, two years after the release of the first non-episode-numbered STAR WARS feature, let’s revisit the scorecard: EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS – Dec 18, 2015ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY –…

Talking Marvel’s CLOAK & DAGGER With Filmmaker Jennifer Phang (Interview Pt. 2)

Here’s the second part of my chat with filmmaker Jennifer Phang, on directing last week’s episode of Marvel’s CLOAK & DAGGER, swamping squadgoals, and the craft of TV directing. The first part, discussing her two episodes of THE EXPANSE Season 3, can be read here. (Mild SPOILERS for episode 6 follow.) Dom Mah: So you directed CLOAK & DAGGER S1 Episode…

Marvel’s SILK Could Be An Asian American BLACK PANTHER (Or An Asian American CATWOMAN Starring Halle Berry)

Let’s get in front of this one, can we? Sony and producer Amy Pascal are in early development of a film based on SILK, a superhero from the Spider-Man section of the Marvel Universe. In the comics, Silk is a Korean-American woman with spider-abilities similar to those of Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen, et al. SILK joins a number of…

The Asian Marvel Heroes Really Oughtta Defeat Thanos In INFINITY WAR

Asian superheroes aren’t usually something one considers when balancing the universe, but it’s important to note that the highly-anticipated AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (a.k.a. The One With ALL The Marvel Superpeople) features a number of Asian actors (granted, two of them are playing aliens) and oddly enough, the Marvel Asians stand a pretty good chance of…