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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Sequels To Shoot Back-To-Back
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It was a crazy rich year for everyone involved with Crazy Rich Asians. Not only did it make truckloads of money, it’s also a turning point in the representation movement, particularly for Asian representation.

So after the film earned itself two Golden Globe nominations, plans for the sequels are coming to light. According to new reports, the plan now is to shoot the two sequels to Kevin Kwan‘s novels back-to-back. More on the report below.

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’: Read Jon M. Chu’s Letter To Coldplay Asking For Permission To Use “Yellow”; How Katherine Ho Was Chosen To Sing It
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Crazy Rich Asians is truly one of the best films of the year. But you don’t need my review to convince you. The film blew past its box office expectations earning itself a $26.5 million dollar opening weekend, and $35 million dollars overall when it opened last Wednesday. It may have been 25 years since we’ve seen an Asian ensemble of this size in a mainstream rom-com, but it does prove that Asians can lead a film and subvert some of those Hollywood clichés. But that wasn’t the only thing that brought me to tears. Aside from Kina Grannis‘ cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” The Voice season 10 contestant Katherine Ho‘s cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow” left me a sobbing mess. And I don’t even like Coldplay.

So how did director Jon M. Chu get permission to use that song – a song with a title that’s also a derogatory term towards the Asian culture – and how did Ho become the voice of a song that is considered to be an anthem? Check out the full story, Chu’s letter, and the song if you haven’t heard it below. Minor spoilers follow.

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Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians
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Crazy Rich Asians
Director: Jon M. Chu
Writer: Adele Lim, Peter Chiarelli
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Kris Aquino, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rated PG-13 | Minutes: 121
Release Date: August 15, 2018

Romantic comedies may be a dime a dozen, but every once in a while there comes one that can change the course of cinema. And in the age of having more representation on the big screen, no film is more important than Crazy Rich Asians. Director Jon M. Chu‘s adaptation of the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name represents that shift. It’s a film that changes the genre by looking at it from a different perspective, one that has been largely ignored for almost an entire generation.

And because of that, Crazy Rich Asians is not only a special film but one that is also highly entertaining and enlightening. Check out my full review below.

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Jon M. Chu Making His Own Thailand Cave Rescue Film In Order To Combat Whitewashing
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The world held their breath as they watched the efforts to rescue the Wild Boars, a youth soccer team composed of 12 boys and their coach. In a united front, nations and the Thai navy risked their lives to ensure that they were able to bring all 13 out of the flooding cave alive.

While one man bravely sacrificed his life, the team and their coach were brought out safely. Of course, such a story would inspire a movie. And that’s what we are getting.

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Trailer: Love, Family, and Glorious Wealth
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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Crazy Rich Asians. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the romantic comedy is based on the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name. The story centers on Rachel (Constance Wu), who accompanies her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited that she finally gets to meet his family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. She finds out that he comes from a rich family, and he is one of the most sought-after men in Asia. Check out the full trailer here below.

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