Watch Fresh Off The Boat Season 2, Episode 13 “Phil’s Phaves”

Fresh Off The Boat Season 2, Episode 13 “Phil’s Phaves”The Cattleman’s Ranch receives a bad review, which doesn’t sit well with Louis and Jessica; and Eddie makes a romantic mix tape for More »

Watch Fresh Off The Boat Season 2, Episode 12 “Love and Loopholes”

Fresh Off The Boat Season 2, Episode 12 “Love and Loopholes” Honey and Marvin babysit the boys while Jessica and Louis enjoy a Valentine’s Day evening out; Emery walks in on his More »

Watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1, Episode 11 “That Text Was Not Meant For Josh!”

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1, Episode 11 “That Text Was Not Meant For Josh!” Rebecca accidentally sends a revealing text to Josh and takes drastic measures to ensure he never sees it. CW More »

Watch Fresh Off The Boat Season 2, Episode 11 “Year of the Rat”

Fresh Off The Boat Season 2, Episode 11 “Year of the Rat” The Huangs’ plan to celebrate Chinese New Year with family in Washington, D.C., but a problem with their plane tickets More »

Watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1, Episode 10 “I’m Back at Camp With Josh!”

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1, Episode 10 “I’m Back at Camp With Josh!” When Rebecca learns Josh is a volunteer at a camp for at-risk teens, she realizes it is the perfect opportunity More »

The Japanese Lover – by Isabel Allende

If you read the book, you’ll find it was given the wrong title. It should have been titled The American Lover. In a nutshell, The Japanese Lover is about octogenarian Polish immigrant More »

Watch Into the Badlands, Season 1, Episode 6 “Hand of Five Poisons”

Into the Badlands, Season 1, Episode 6 “Hand of Five Poisons” In the Season 1 finale, Sunny and M.K. fight to escape Quinn’s grip once and for all. Meanwhile, the Baron’s enemies More »

Watch Fresh Off The Boat Season 2, Episode 10 “The Real Santa”

Fresh Off The Boat Season 2, Episode 10 “The Real Santa” Jessica and Louis convince Evan that Santa is a scientist with multiple post-graduate degrees who’s also a good friend of his More »

Watch The Wiz Live!

The Wiz Live! NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition: a 3-hour LIVE event production of the groundbreaking Broadway show that brought Oz to life in a funky sing-along journey down More »

NOW Streaming on Netflix: Jane the Virgin, Season 1

 Jane the Virgin, Season 1 Stream now on Netflix After vowing to remain chaste until marriage, Jane Villanueva learns she’s pregnant due to a medical slip-up and has to rethink her future. More »

Watch Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 8 “Start to Finish”

Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 8 “Start to Finish” After having a few moments of peace, trouble finds its way to Alexandria yet again. Only this time, the threat might be too More »

Watch Jane the Virgin Season 2, Episode 7 “Chapter Twenty-Nine”

Jane the Virgin Season 2, Episode 7 “Chapter Twenty-Nine” Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) interview potential babysitters to help take some of the pressure off everyone, but Jane has specific More »

Watch Dr. Ken Season 1, Episode 8 “Thanksgiving Culture Clash”

Dr. Ken Season 1, Episode 8 “Thanksgiving Culture Clash” Molly gets a Japanese tattoo, which sparks a culture clash between Allison and Ken over their Japanese and Korean heritages, respectively, and makes for More »

NOW Streaming on Netflix: Master of None

Master of None A Netflix Original Stream now on Netflix More »

Watch Quantico Season 1, Episode 6 “God”

Quantico Season 1, Episode 6 “God” The NATs practice surveillance on Miranda and her son; Shelby tries to keep her distance from Caleb; Raina opens the door to a closer relationship with Simon; More »

Available tomorrow: Meru

Meru On their first attempt in 2008, the trio battles 19 days of violent storms and sub-zero temperatures, teetering on a portaledge night after night, only to be beaten back 100 meters More »

Allegiance: An American Musical (review)

Allegiance: A New Musical Inspired by a True Story Opening night, Sunday, November 8. Now in preview at The Longacre Theatre, 220 W 48th Street, New York, NY Box Office Hours Mon-Sat: 10:00am-8:30pm Sun: 12:00pm-6:00pm Phone: 212-239-6200 More »

Pixar's Up

Throwback Thursday: Pixar’s Up

When Up was first announced, I was one of the many folks who thought this would be Pixar’s first flop. Boy were we wrong about that. It’s a charming tale throughout, where More »

Kimmy's in a Love Triangle!

Watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 1 Episode 10 “Kimmy’s in a Love Triangle!”

Watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 1 Episode 10 “Kimmy’s in a Love Triangle!”  Kimmy is torn between two guys and trying not to act like a fool. Titus finds a different kind More »

Watch Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden

Watch Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden

In front of a sold-out crowd at the iconic Madison Square Garden, Aziz Ansari is at his best in his second Netflix special. Known for his stand up as well as TV More »

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Available tomorrow: Meru

Meru

On their first attempt in 2008, the trio battles 19 days of violent storms and sub-zero temperatures, teetering on a portaledge night after night, only to be beaten back 100 meters from the top. Returning home, a series of disasters, losses, and doubts seriously test their dream of one last try. Finally in 2011, they confront the breathtaking, treacherous Meru once again. But at what cost?

Throwback Thursday: Pixar’s Up

Pixar's Up

When Up was first announced, I was one of the many folks who thought this would be Pixar’s first flop. Boy were we wrong about that. It’s a charming tale throughout, where the adventure isn’t just one of geography. Since Up is a movie about life, love, humanity and adventure, you will cry, laugh and scream.

Watch it again here:

Flash Boys Draft Picks – #TheSorkinChallenge

In my article for FictionDiversity, I wrote that a movie adaptation of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt would be like “Jerry Maguire meets Erin Brockovich” But after re-reading the character breakdown from my October 2014 article, I’ve come to realize that Flash Boys, with its ragtag crew of unlikely Wall Street disruptors, is more akin to Jerry Maguire meets Ocean’s Eleven.

Because the Hollywood establishment lacks imagination when it comes to casting, this is my attempt at assisting where they fall short. Just like Evan at CultureWarReporters, I’m not too knowledgeable about actors myself. But unlike Aaron Sorkin, I don’t shy away from “research intensive” work. Here’s my list of who I think should be cast in the Flash Boys movie…

Watch Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden

Watch Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden
In front of a sold-out crowd at the iconic Madison Square Garden, Aziz Ansari is at his best in his second Netflix special. Known for his stand up as well as TV and film credits, such as “Parks and Recreation” and “I Love You, Man,” Aziz delivers his hilarious, sharp-witted take on topics ranging from the food industry to the struggles of American immigrants to why the only polite way to cancel on someone used to be dying.
Watch Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden now on Netflix:
Watch Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden

Watch Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden

Kumaré

Kumaré

Filmmaker Vikram Gandhi presents himself as a guru and then must deal with the consequences for his following of devoted but misguided disciples.

RealMericans we love: Ming-Na Wen

RealMericans we love: Ming Na Wen

Ming Na Wen is best known for her roles as Deb Chen on ER, June in Joy Luck Club and as the voice of Disney’s Mulan. She can also be found in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and Street Fighter. And on Tuesday nights you can see her on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Remarkably, at age 50, she’s just as lovely and empowered as ever.

 

Ming Na Wen on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ming Na Wen on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Opening this weekend: Revenge of the Green Dragons [watch trailer, order tickets]

In the vein of crime classics like MEAN STREETS and INFERNAL AFFAIRS, REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang “The Green Dragons”. The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. From acclaimed Director Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and legendary Executive Producer Martin Scorsese comes a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of “The Green Dragons”.
Starring: Justin Chon, Kevin Wu, Harry Shum Jr., Shuya Chang, Geoff Pierson, Ray Liotta
Watch Revenge of the Green Dragons at a theater near you:

View Revenge of the Green Dragons trailer below:

Opening today: To Be Takei

It’s a great day for the men who have played the part of Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu. Not only do we get to see John Cho in the pilot episode of Selfie, but today is also the release date of George Takei’s To Be Takei. Interestingly, this documentary is on simultaneous release in theaters and in digital distribution on iTunesGoogle Play and Amazon.

Now on Netflix – Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

Watch Jake Shimabukuru: Life on Four Strings now

Tonight 9pm on PBS: Jake Shimabukuru in Life on Four Strings

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From the website:

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings is a compelling portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro (she-ma-BOO-koo-row), Life on Four Strings reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. On the road from Los Angeles to New York to Japan, the film captures the solitary life on tour: the exhilaration of performance, the wonder of newfound fame, the loneliness of separation from home and family.

http://www.lifeonfourstrings.com/