the last adventure of constance verity

Awkwafina is going to save the world. Not only will she soon be appearing in a Marvel superhero movie, the actress and comedian will be leading a blockbuster franchise of her own. Awkwafina has been tapped to star in The Last Adventure of Constance Verity adaptation as the titular heroine of the fantasy adventure novel by A. Lee Martinez. Awkwafina will be leading The Last Adventure of Constance Verity cast under Legendary.

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Full House with Nick Offerman

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the Full House opening credits improved exponentially with Nick Offerman playing every character. Find out how The Iron Giant movie compares to the original short story that inspired it, and watch as Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina strolls around Koreatown and answers 73 questions from Vogue. Read More »

Paradise Hills trailer

While there have been some notable exceptions, 2019 hasn’t exactly been a great year at the movies. If you’ve been feeling like you’ve been slowly drowning in a sea of mediocre blockbusters, take solace in the fact that you can soon burst back above the surface and gulp down a breath of fresh air in the form of a new indie called Paradise Hills, a visually stunning fairy tale which marks the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Alice Waddington.

I loved this movie when I saw it at its Sundance premiere earlier this year, and I’ve been eagerly anticipating its first trailer so you all can see the incredible style on display here for yourselves. That day has finally come, and you can check out the trailer below. Read More »

the farewell review

(This review originally ran during our coverage of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Farewell hits theaters on July 12, 2019.)

In 2018, rapper and actress Awkwafina broke out in a big way, delivering memorable turns in Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians. Those two particular performances were indeed enjoyable and fun, but they also bordered on schtick – the actress was very much playing characters; individuals that felt cooked up primarily in the minds of screenwriters. In Lulu Wang‘s lovely, melancholy The Farewell, Awkwafina breaks out in a much bigger way with her first major role, creating a wholly realistic character, and revealing a talent for dramatic acting that you may not have realized she possessed. It’s an incredible performance.

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The Little Mermaid cast

A live-action Disney remake of the 1989 film The Little Mermaid is inevitable. And since the studio’s track record with similar remakes of its animated classics is financially successful but creatively questionable, it’s frankly a bit hard to get genuinely excited about individual pieces of casting for future entries.

There are exceptions, of course: the entire cast of Jon Favreau’s The Lion King seems pretty perfect for their roles. And now The Little Mermaid may have joined its ranks by hooking two young actors for supporting roles: Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Predator) and Awkwafina (Ocean’s Eight, The Farewell). Read More »

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The cast of Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance just keeps getting better and better. Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame), and Sigourney Weaver are among the new additions to the cast, which already includes the likes of Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, and more.

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prom movie

Ryan Murphy‘s big Netflix deal is attracting big talent. Murphy is going to direct and produce a Prom movie, adapted from the Tony-nominated stage musical, and he’s lined-up an impressive cast to pull it off. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden and Andrew Rannells will all have “key roles” in the Netflix film about fading Broadway stars trying to rehabilitate their careers.

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the farewell trailer

One of the best films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival is arriving in theaters this summer. Lulu Wang‘s The Farewell is an honest, endearing, emotional dramadey featuring Awkwafina proving she can do a lot more than just comedy. The actress delivers a wonderful, and mostly dramatic, performance in this story of a Chinese-American returning to China to be close to her dying grandmother. But there’s a twist: the grandmother is unaware of her own diagnosis. Watch The Farewell trailer below.

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Crime After Crime

Awkwafina continues her meteoric rise to stardom, signing on to star and produce the comedy Crime After Crime. The actress will join Ike Barinholtz, who will also produce and appear in the film. The story, which was no doubt inspired by Serial, follows a true crime podcaster and the escaped convict she agrees to help. There’s a lot of potential in this premise, which will hopefully pay off.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 Trailer

Those Angry Birds are making the jump from your mobile game to the big screen again with a sequel to their animated feature film. And as the latest The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer reveals, there’s a new threat that will force birds and the egg-stealing pigs to join forces.

The titular birds and their pig enemies discover an icy island, which we became very well acquainted with in the teaser trailer that introduced us to Leslie Jones as a purple-feathered fowl who is sick of her chilly surroundings. Somehow her dissatisfaction with home has led to threatening the nearby angry birds and the dastardly green pigs with a frigid weapon that could destroy their own islands. Can the birds and pigs overcome their differences in order to survive? Read More »