What are Shang-Chi star Simu Liu’s fave films? New Google TV series has answer

Ever wonder what films inspire Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star, Simu Liu? How about Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox? Panoptica Director Samuel Miron knows the answer as he has directed Google TV’s Watch With Me, an ongoing series that spotlights entertainers, artists, and cultural icons, sharing the shows and … Continue reading “What are Shang-Chi star Simu Liu’s fave films? New Google TV series has answer”

Shang-Chi passes Black Widow as highest-grossing film of year

Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is coming in ahead of industry estimates of $12.8M for its fourth #1 weekend, with $13.3M. Shang-Chi has become the highest-grossing movie at the pandemic domestic Box Office, overtaking Black Widow‘s $186.7M domestic running total with a current $196.5 million.  Universal’s Dear Evan Hansen opened with … Continue reading “Shang-Chi passes Black Widow as highest-grossing film of year”

Shang-Chi is King of the Box Office Hill 3 weeks in a row

Marvel fans can’t seem to get enough of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the #1 movie for the past three weeks in a row. The Marvel Studios blockbuster, starring Simu Liu as the first big-screen Asian superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has grossed an estimated $320 million worldwide since opening only … Continue reading “Shang-Chi is King of the Box Office Hill 3 weeks in a row”

Shang-Chi dominates box office, validates Scar Jo’s beef with Disney

This weekend’s box office results completely validated Scarlett Johansson’s Disney lawsuit AND justified Disney’s decision to provide theater exclusive engagements for their remaining 2021 theatrical releases. Led by a very impressive second weekend at #1 for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as well as strongholds for Free Guy and Jungle Cruise … Continue reading “Shang-Chi dominates box office, validates Scar Jo’s beef with Disney”

Shang-Chi brings in $94m over Labor Day weekend

Disney claims the Friday-Sunday gross for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was $75.5 million, and estimates that with Labor Day added the total will be at least $94 million for the four days.  On Sunday Disney projected that Shang-Chi would finish the extended weekend with $90 million from 4,300 theaters, but the … Continue reading “Shang-Chi brings in $94m over Labor Day weekend”

Eight things about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings has arrived in theaters, and with its release, we see the origin story of a brand-new Marvel hero. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings follows Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten … Continue reading “Eight things about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings: What say the critics?

2020 was a difficult year for moviemakers and cinephiles alike and 2021 has presented its own level of difficulties. So far, only a handful of studio-backed films have been released exclusively in theaters including titles such as Green Knight and Free Guy (among others). Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Marvel Studios’ first … Continue reading “Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings: What say the critics?”

Shang-Chi: Watch the epic new trailer from Marvel

Here is the kick-ass new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, featuring Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), a young superhero whose journey of self-discovery unfolds in this never-before-seen origin story. Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings follows Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the … Continue reading “Shang-Chi: Watch the epic new trailer from Marvel”

Marvel releases trailer for Shang-Chi and 10 Rings

This is not Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Marvel Studios surprised everyone this morning as the studio released the first trailer for  Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings starring Simu Liu. This Phase Four Marvel film is the first film to introduce a new hero to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). The character was … Continue reading “Marvel releases trailer for Shang-Chi and 10 Rings”

Chevrolet and McCann launch video for Chinese branding

Chevrolet China and McCann Shanghai have launched the very first brand video for the Chevrolet Black Bowtie emblem, which was introduced to the China market in 2005. Brought to life through an exploration of the significance and striking visual impact of the color “black”, the brand value of Chevrolet’s “Born Powerful” theme echoes the spirit of today’s Chinese youth who dare to break through traditions and … Continue reading “Chevrolet and McCann launch video for Chinese branding”

Lexus teams with Ronny Chieng for Lunar New Year

To ring in the Year of the Ox, Lexus has partnered with Ronny Chieng to write and direct a branded content piece examining the etiquette of gift-giving during the global cultural holiday. The video, from IW Group, features the Crazy Rich Asians star and Daily Show correspondent, driving a 2021 Lexus IS F SPORT through … Continue reading “Lexus teams with Ronny Chieng for Lunar New Year”

Nike turns Chinese tradition into high octane chase

Chinese New Year, or The Year of the Rat, is upon us. One of the many delightful traditions is known as The ‘hongbao’ – a red envelope stuffed with money – that is given by older relatives to younger children in a family. A part of that tradition is a playful tug o’ war where … Continue reading “Nike turns Chinese tradition into high octane chase”

A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls

We’re a few weeks out from the Oscar nominations, but we are getting other nominations from the, DGA, PGA, AGD and WGA which are giving us clues as to what may be nominated for the Super Bowl of awards shows. This week, we look at Disney, who is the empire encompassing Marvel, LucasFilm, 20th Century … Continue reading “A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls”

‘Black Widow’ to launch in theaters and on Disney+

Can’t exactly say we didn’t see this coming. Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution today announced new release details for a number of titles on Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming slate of films. The announcement updates rollout details for the forthcoming Disney live-action Cruella, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and Disney and Pixar’s Luca, and also includes revised premiere dates for several … Continue reading “‘Black Widow’ to launch in theaters and on Disney+”

Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ pushed to 2021

There will be no I want to Live in America being sung this year. Steven Spielberg’s big screen remake of West Side Story has been delayed a year from Dec. 18 of this year until Dec. 10, 2021, Disney announced on Wednesday. The studio also pushed back Black Widow from Nov. 6 to May 7, … Continue reading “Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ pushed to 2021”

Disney Pushes back ‘Black Widow’ to 2021

Disney has announced they are pushing the theatrical release date of Scarlett Johansson and Marvel’s Black Widow, as well as the other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, back to 2021. The film was previously scheduled to be released on Nov. 6 but will now open May 7, 2021, the slot previously held by Shang … Continue reading “Disney Pushes back ‘Black Widow’ to 2021”

Disney pushes ‘Mulan’ to July 24, ‘Black Widow’ to Nov. 6

Following the announcement in March that several titles would be delayed due to the global health crisis, The Walt Disney Studios today announced updates to its upcoming release schedule. Disney’s Mulan is now slated to open on July 24, 2020, with Disney’s Jungle Cruise moving to July 30, 2021; while Marvel Studios’ Black Widow will arrive in theaters on November 6, … Continue reading “Disney pushes ‘Mulan’ to July 24, ‘Black Widow’ to Nov. 6”

M3GAN trailer is new viral sensation

She’s more than just a toy. M3GAN is part of the family. Creepy. But James Wan is no stranger to creepy. He is the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises, and Blumhouse, the producer of the Halloween films, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man. And now Wan is behind the newest face in terror. M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, … Continue reading “M3GAN trailer is new viral sensation”

AFI FEST announces full festival lineup

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for this year’s AFI FEST Film Festival including Bones and all, directed by Academy Award-nominee Luca Guadagnino, Le Pupille, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, SR., directed by Chris Smith, and Women Talking by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley, which … Continue reading “AFI FEST announces full festival lineup”

Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31

Today, Disney+ announced the Dancing with the Stars season 31 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners, while live in studio on ABC’s Good Morning America. The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and new co-host, actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a … Continue reading “Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31”