What to Watch: Jhené Aiko, Zhu and Anoushka Shankar Up for Grammys Plus an Asian Terminator!

The Grammy nominations were announced last Friday, and a number of Asian and Asian American musicians were among the honorees, including: Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Sail Out,” Jhené Aiko Best Dance Recording: “Faded,” Zhu Best World Music Album: “Traces Of You,” Anoushka Sharma Best World Music Album: “Our World in Song,” Wu Man, Luis Conte & Daniel Ho […]

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Suju Vijayan on Her Feature Debut ‘The Playback Singer’

This month, Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand presents the feature narrative debut from Los Angeles-based filmmaker Suju Vijayan, “The Playback Singer.” A family drama where all members come of age, regardless of their age, “Playback” tells the story of an aimless, would-be jungle-gym architect Ray (Ross Partridge) who finds his existence disrupted – […]

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What to Watch: ‘Selfie’ Heads to Hulu, ‘The Mentalist’ Is Back, and Did North Koreans Hack Sony?

Hope everyone has recovered from food coma brought on by a festive Thanksgiving holiday! The big news last weekend was that Sony was the target of a cyber attack that is rumored to be the work of North Korean hackers teaching the big studio a lesson for their involvement with the upcoming Seth Rogan/James Franco […]

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‘Selfie’ Cancellation Causes Fans to Spring into Action

By Dino-Ray Ramos After six weeks on air, ABC announced the cancellation of “Selfie,” the romantic comedy starring John Cho and Karen Gillan. In the show, Gillan plays Eliza, an Insta-monster who thrives on her social media fame. When an embarrassing video of her goes viral, her Facebook/Twitter/Snapchat reputation is compromised. She then decides she […]

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What to Watch: ‘Selfie’ Is Canceled, ‘Big Hero 6’ Tops the Box Office, and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Gets Its Own Lego Set

By Ada Tseng The big news last week was that “Selfie,” starring John Cho and Karen Gillan was canceled by ABC. Oddly, the show that polarized audiences — the name itself was a source of disagreement — was just starting to hit its stride, and it seems like the most love it’s gotten so far […]

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