“There are many things I never told you,” Tzi Ma‘s Pin-Jui tremulously tells his daughter (Christine Ko) in Alan Yang‘s moving immigrant drama Tigertail, the Emmy-winning Master of None writer’s feature directorial debut. It’s the emotional catharsis, the eye-opening reveal of an aging father’s untold life and memories, in Yang’s generations-spanning immigrant tale. And it’s a sentiment shared by hundreds of first-generation immigrants whose children struggle to overcome those generational divides.
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Alan Yang has a talent for making us cry over intergenerational immigrant stories. The Master of None co-creator co-wrote with Aziz Ansari the Netflix series’ acclaimed episode “Parents,” which sped through the entire lives of two pairs of immigrant parents, capturing their small joys and big sacrifices they made for the American dream. Now Yang is making his feature directorial debut with Tigertail, which stars Tzi Ma as a fictionalized version of Yang’s own father as he charts a young Taiwanese factory worker’s journey to America to old age, as he grapples with his many regrets. Watch the Tigertail trailer below.
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Apple already has one anthology TV series planned with Amazing Stories, but now the tech giant is teaming with Oscar-nominated talent to develop another one. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, who earned an Oscar nom for writing last year’s indie hit The Big Sick, have been hired to write Little America, an anthology series that tells the true stories of American immigrants.
And while Nanjiani and Gordon’s names alone would make us pay attention to this project, the additional talent involved here makes us even more excited. Read More »
Last year Netflix doubled the amount of original programming that they put out in 2015, and it seems like this year they’re going to have even more as they move towards having a library where 50% of their content is original. That includes a slew of new shows and movies, but it also means the return of some Netflix favorites, and one of them has just announced a return date.
Master of None marked comedian Aziz Ansari‘s first solo outing in the world of comedy serials, and his work as a creator, writer, director, executive producer and star resulted in four Emmy nominations (including Outstanding Comedy Series) and one win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Therefore it should come as no surprise that the show is coming back for a second season, and Netflix has just announced when we’ll get new episodes, along with a tease of what’s to come.
Watch the Master of None season 2 release date teaser below, but beware that we’ll dive into spoilers from the first season below the video. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2011 by Angie Han
Community‘s hiatus starts now, but Greendale’s coolest study group isn’t about to go quietly. Also, people who’ve previously created things we like are creating other things we also hope to like. After the jump:
- The Community gang makes a “Save Greendale” PSA, crashes The Soup
- The WGA and PGA announce their award nominations
- J.J. Abrams and One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn sell a drama to The CW
- HBO is about to start production on The Viagra Diaries with Goldie Hawn
- Parks & Recreation co-creator Greg Daniels develops two animated projects for NBC
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When Paramount picked up Paranormal Activity, which turned out to be a smash hit, the company helped push forward the idea of major studios making films on shoestring budgets. Paramount has been developing a program to make microbudget movies, and now Lionsgate has announced a ‘microbudget’ initiative that will ideally generate up to ten films per year. Lionsgate’s version of ‘microbudget’ is a little different than most — these are budgeted under $2m. That’s a lot less than what most studio films cost, but the term usually conjures up films costing around $100k.
Regardless, info is out on the first three Lionsgate movies. One is Rapturepalooza, starring Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Office) as the Antichrist. More info on that and two others, after the jump. Read More »