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Trailer: Final Trailer for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Trailer: Final Trailer for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a

Diversity Aboveground: Asians Ignored

Asians haven’t had it easy in Hollywood. For most of American film’s existence, East Asian characters have been portrayed by Caucasians in yellowface and/or consistently the villain or man servant. Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong complained in a 1933 interview, “Why is it that the screen Chinese is nearly always the villain of the piece,

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Diversity Aboveground: Oscars Boycott?

Last Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards  and once again, it appeared comprised almost entirely of Caucasian males. Women did fare better with previous years. The eight Best Picture nominees had seven female producers although the only solo female directors represented are Deniz Gamze Ergüven under

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