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

The “Disney Princess” mythos is a genre as restrictive as it is globally-superpowered, but in terms of the Official Princess Movie with the most patriarchy-subverting politics, I think it’s 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….

What GODZILLA, An Asian-American Icon, Has Been Trying To Tell Us For Like 65 Godzilladamned Years Now

What better way to close out Asian Pacific American Heritage Month than with release of a new GODZILLA film by director Michael Dougherty, who is of mixed-race Asian heritage (his mother is Vietnamese) from Columbus, Ohio. As we know, one of Godzilla’s most endearing traits is he hardly, if ever, says anything in a language…

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 –…

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…

If Karma Isn’t In The NEW MUTANTS Film, It’s Very Bad Karma For The X-MEN Universe

***UPDATED: It now appears that the twice-postponed NEW MUTANTS film is till in Limbo (so to speak) pending unscheduled reshoots, as per Screen Rant.*** Is it too much to demand that Karma be in the NEW MUTANTS film? Early script reports on the Josh Boone-directed X-MEN spinoff mention the main characters Magik, Cannonball, Wolfsbane, and Mirage. Notably…