This Christmas Eve John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch is bringing you a funny, musical, joyous, and surprisingly profound special reminiscent of a bygone television era when children would sing songs about their feelings on funky outdoor sets with celebrity guests. Directed by Rhys Thomas, who directed Documentary Now, SNL, John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid the show has a spectacular celebrity guest roster. Guests David Byrne, Tony Award winner Andre De Shields, Natasha Lyonne, Shereen Pimental, Richard Kind, and Jake Gyllenhaal along with the young cast create a collage of broadway caliber showstoppers, comedy sketches for all ages, meditations… Read more »
Mulan is a historical legend in China, not just a Disney character.
Disney decided to just remake all our childhood favorites and honestly, with how they’re looking, you can’t be mad. The first glimpse of the live-action Mulan film is stunning. The movie ins’t entirely a remake though, set for release March 27, 2020, it won’t include any of the songs from the 1998 release. While much of the movie will be familiar it is also influenced by the 6th-century poem “The Ballad of Mulan”. The cast is an epic collection of talent starring Liu Yifei, known by some as Crystal Liu, an accomplished Chinese star who earned the role of Mulan… Read more »
When you think about your favorite childhood films, it is likely that a Disney Princess or two come to mind. If you grew up in the late 90s or early 2000s, you were probably obsessed with singing songs from each soundtrack with your parents. Something is to be said about how this music made us feel as kids. With today’s diverse and inclusive lineup of characters, how this music makes us feel today. The current catalog of Disney Princess songs features a wide range of genres and cultural influences. From the shimmering sounds of Middle Eastern guitars in ‘Aladdin,’ to… Read more »
Puss in Boots has to finally grow up and deal with his mortality in this fairytale romp that breathes new fire into the Shrek universe.
Almost the same Disney Pinocchio you remember but with some perplexing changes.
Properties featured: Only Murders in the Building, Cristela Alonzo: Middle Classy, Motherland: Fort Salem, Baymax!, The Upshaws, The Princess, Stranger Things, The Terminal List
Last year a report from USC brought to light that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up less than 6% of speaking roles in the entertainment industry and 4% of lead roles. The study looked at 13,000 popular films and found that of the 4% with AAPI leads, only 6 were women, 0 were women over 40, 0 were in the LGBTQ+ community, and 14 were Dwayne Johnson. The numbers for people behind the camera were incredibly low as well. Every year, for one month, we tell people in the AAPI community they are important. We tell them we want… Read more »
A Hollywood buddy cop movie with the power of The Disney Afternoon of the 1990s.
Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride: Geek Girl Riot talks The Harder They Fall, before revisiting our talk all about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.