An XFINITY Asia Tribute to the Late Iranian Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

Cinefiles mourned this weekend when news spread that award-winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami passed away on July 4, 2016 after undergoing treatments for gastrointestinal cancer. Just last week, Kiarostami was among 683 film-makers asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an honor that many felt was a long time coming for the internationally-respected […]

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Merle Dandridge On Her First Leading Role in “Greenleaf”

by Mitzi Uehara Carter Merle Dandridge started her career on Broadway with leading roles in “Spamalot,” “Aida,” ‘Rent,” “Tarzan,” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Not only does she have singing chops, she shines on screen. Dandridge — who is biracial with an African American father and Korean and Chinese mother —  has been cast in recurring roles […]

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Asian LGBTQ Films to Watch for Pride Month!

June is Pride Month, and we at XFINITY Asia have a number of excellent film recommendations for you to help celebrate and support our friends and family in the LGBTQ community. Check it out! “To Be Takei” – A documentary chronicling the epic life of George Takei, from a child in Japanese American internment camps, […]

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James Wan's Sequel 'The Conjuring 2' Opens in Theaters This Week

James Wan’s Sequel ‘The Conjuring 2’ Opens in Theaters This Week

“The Conjuring,” released in 2013, stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, real-life paranormal investigators who called in to investigate a house in Rhode Island that had been experiencing disturbing activity in the 1970s. Directed by Malaysian Australian director James Wan, known for his work in the “Saw” and “Insidious” horror film series, […]

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XFINITY Asia’s TV Japan On Demand Picks!

The number one Japanese-language channel in North America, TV JAPAN provides a rich lineup of news, entertainment and sports from top Japanese networks: NHK, Fuji TV, TBS, TV Asahi, Nippon TV and TV Tokyo. Many of the news programs offer English as a secondary audio service. Select programs are provided with English subtitles and bilingual coverage of the […]

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What to Watch: 2016 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Edition

May is APA Heritage Month, and to celebrate, XFINITY brings you diverse programming all month long! Don’t know where to start? Well, first thing’s first: are you caught up with all your television shows starring Asian and Asian-American leads? If not, series including “Quantico,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Walking Dead,” “Scorpion,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Elementary” […]

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