Cinema Asian America: Director Lorene Machado Talks Margaret Cho, the ’80s and ‘Bam Bam and Celeste’

This month Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand presents “Bam Bam and Celeste”, starring and written by comedian Margaret Cho. The first feature film made by Cho and her long-time creative partner Lorene Machado, “Bam Bam” is a hilarious road-trip, buddy movie that follows the exploits of social outcasts Celeste (Cho) and Bam Bam […]

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From ‘Menace II Society’ to ‘Poetic Justice’: Was 1993 the Golden Age of Black Movies?

By Adam Howard theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) Whether you love him or hate him, it seems as though Tyler Perry is the only game in town these days when to comes to movies targeted specifically at black audiences. His melodrama “Temptation” is set to hit theaters in just a couple weeks and will surely […]

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Chris Rock Says Today’s Comedians Aren’t Bringing the Funny

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Today’s comedians need to step up their game, according to Chris Rock. Compared to greats like George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby, they just aren’t bringing the funny. When they do, the laughs are entirely too “situational.” The veteran headliner shared his thoughts on the condition of comedy with Judd […]

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