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Michelle Yeoh is heading to Pandora.

The legendary actress, who recently earned critical acclaim for her roles in Star Trek: Discovery and last year’s Crazy Rich Asians, is the latest person to join the sprawling cast of James Cameron‘s mega-budget science fiction sequels to the highest-grossing movie in the world. Find out who she’ll play below.
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star trek discovery featurette

When Section 31 was first introduced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s sixth season, the clandestine organization was cloaked in secrecy. But as the secret group has made more appearances — first in the alt-timeline “Kelvin” reboot movie Star Trek Into Darkness, and most recently Star Trek: Discovery — more light has been shed on what exactly Section 31 is. Now a new Star Trek: Discovery featurette released by CBS All Access delves into Section 31, and its grand designs — as well as the design of its sleek, dark set.

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michelle yeoh star trek spin-off

Michelle Yeoh is the captain now — kind of. The Crazy Rich Asians actress had a recurring role on CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery season 1, and now she’ll be taking the helm in her own Star Trek spin-off. But the untitled Michelle Yeoh Star Trek spin-off won’t center around her first character, the noble Captain Philippa Georgiou. Instead, Yeoh will get to stretch her vamping skills as Georgiou’s evil doppelganger who was introduced during a journey to the Mirror Universe.

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star trek discovery spin-off

Michelle Yeoh could soon be at the helm of her own Star Trek spin-off series. Hot off the blockbuster success of Crazy Rich Asians, the actress is set to reprise her role as Captain Philippa Georgiou in the second season of CBS All Access’ Star Trek Discovery. Now, reports say that Yeoh’s Captain Georgiou could take the helm in her own spin-off show.

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everything everywhere all at once

The Crazy Rich Asians effect is continuing to take over Hollywood. Michelle Yeoh and Awkafina, who both starred in the groundbreaking Asian-led hit, are reuniting in a film that is worlds away from that luxe rom-com. Yeoh and Awkafina are teaming up with Swiss Army Man directing duo Daniels for a sci-fi action film titled Everything Everywhere All At Once.

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crazy rich asians spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Crazy Rich Asians.)

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” That is the rather grandiose Napoleon Bonaparte proverb that Crazy Rich Asians opens with, setting the stage for a wild, escapist fantasy of a film that is both keenly aware and uncaring of the burden it carries. Crazy Rich Asians knows it presents a landmark moment for Asian-Americans in film, and right off the bat, it declares its intentions. It’s a weighty promise for Jon M. Chu’s romantic-comedy to live up to — but does it live up to it? Yes, and no.

On a barebones level, Crazy Rich Asians doesn’t quite shake the world. It’s a romantic-comedy that follows a standard meet-the-parents set-up, with an outrageously wealthy twist. But add in the all-Asian cast and Asian-American heroine, and you’ve got something revolutionary.

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When American-born Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) meets her boyfriend Nick’s mother Eleanor Young (Michelle Yeoh) for the first time at their lush Singaporean mansion in Crazy Rich Asians, she enthusiastically lists off her accomplishments: lauded economics professor at NYU, talented, brilliant, probably played piano since elementary school. It’s a check list that any Asian-American parent would beam at, but to which Eleanor only coolly responds, “Pursuing one’s passion…how American.”

This fleeting confrontation toward the beginning of the film perfectly illustrates the divide between Asians and Asian-Americans that both communities still try to navigate today. And surprisingly, Crazy Rich Asians’ conflict between filial piety and passion gets to the heart of the muddled, ill-defined Asian-American identity.

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crazy rich asians tracking

Crazy Rich Asians is looking at a crazy solid opening weekend at the box office. Early tracking numbers estimate that the Jon M. Chu romantic-comedy based on the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name will open to a respectable $18 million. Not crazy rich, but not crazy terrible either.

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Crazy Rich Asians trailer

This is it. This is the Asian-led romantic comedy that we’ve been waiting for. And it looks fabulous.

The Crazy Rich Asians trailer is wealthy in both opulence and in talent, with Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu leading an ensemble cast that includes the legendary Michelle Yeoh, comedian Awkwafina, and more.

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Star Trek Discovery review

(We are running two reviews of Star Trek: Discovery – one from an old school Star Trek fan and one with less experience in this iconic universe. Here is the second of the two reviews.)

Star Trek: Discovery feels like J.J. Abrams’ Trek films.

Your mileage may vary on whether or not that’s a good thing. For me, a non-Trekkie whose familiarity with the universe doesn’t really extend beyond the original series timeline, I had no idea what to expect with this new series. But my enjoyment of the Abrams movies – including the Justin Lin-directed Star Trek Beyond, which Abrams produced – was enough to carry me through the first two episodes of Discovery with a basic understanding. If you’re also a non-Trekkie looking for a series gateway, this is a good place to start. Read More »