[Interview] Director Jon M. Chu reignites his passion for filmmaking with CRAZY RICH ASIANS

August 14th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Director Jon M. Chu is no stranger to making us fall in love. Whether it be with dance (STEP UP 3), music (JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS), magic (NOW YOU SEE ME), or nostalgia (G.I. JOE: RETALIATION), the talented filmmaker knows exactly how to conjure a heck of a seductive lure. With his latest, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, he’s the one falling head over heels for the culture and swoonworthy romance of an immersive fantasy world – and that ...

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‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ is a cultural celebration of colorful, richly-written characters

August 13th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic It’s taken an astonishing 25 years since the last Hollywood studio has taken a “gamble,” investing in an all Asian ensemble to tell a culturally significant tale. That was the now defunct Hollywood Pictures’ THE JOY LUCK CLUB. Now, another film based on a best-selling novel, is set to take the world by storm: Warner Brothers’ CRAZY RICH ASIANS. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the story centers on Asian-American economics ...

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‘NEVER GOIN’ BACK’ director takes us back to days of youth, rebellion

August 11th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor Dallas filmmaker Augustine Frizzell knows teenagers rebel. She made a film loosely based on her own upbringing that’s filled with the complexities of youth and that need to upset the established order, titled NEVER GOIN’ BACK. “You do have so many memories associated with a time in your life that was difficult, and you maybe were doing things that were energetically very bad,” Frizzell said. “I think it’s a ...

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