“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is another great Marvel film and one that really aims to and succeeds in boosting Chinese representation in a Hollywood film. These “Ten Rings” of representation talk through the different ways in which it helps to combat the under-representation and negative light in which many Chinese and East Asian characters are portrayed on screen.
After more than a decade in talks and production and a year later than its original release, “Black Widow” has finally been released. A much overdue origin story focusing on Natasha Romanoff, played by the ever-popular Scarlett Johansson, will this be a fitting end for her character’s era in the MCU as she comes face-to-fist with her troubled past?
“Danny Chung Does NOT Do Maths” is the debut novel by ESEA author Maisie Chan. Danny Chung has a lot to deal with, including school bullies, fighting racial stereotypes, annoying family “friends”, and most of all, looking after his Chinese granny. How will he cope? A lovely story about being who you want to be, self discovery, and the importance of intergenerational relationships – even if you don’t speak the same language…
Season 2 of “Love, Victor” is out now! Follow this post for weekly updates of my review of this show as Victor and Benji’s relationship is set to go public at school, Mia continues to struggle with that and everything else going on in her life, and both Victor’s parents try to put on brave faces through their separation and after their son’s coming out.
“Loki” is the next long-awaited Disney+ TV series to be released this year after “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. A fan favourite character despite his tendency to be a both a supervillain and an antihero but always cocky and nearly always self-serving, what will the narcissistic but lovable “God of Mischief” get up to in this TV show centred on himself?
“If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will!” Well, this reimagined, younger, punk rock rebel version of Cruella de Vil isn’t scary but she’s definitely a badass. Read here to find out what I thought of the new Cruella film, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson.
Comedy queen Melissa McCarthy and versatile, award-winning actress Octavia Spencer team up as unlikely superheroes in the action comedy “Thunder Force”. It might not be a game-changer in the genre and won’t change most people’s minds about McCarthy, but is an enjoyable watch nonetheless.
Sue Cheung’s debut young adult novel “Chinglish” retells her funny, quirky and often sad life growing up above her mad parents’ Chinese takeaway. Here’s my review of this award-winning book.
Jackie Chan’s most recent film “Vanguard” (2020), has been described as putting “James Bond and Ridley Scott sci-fi to shame”. But does this action-packed thriller where Chan isn’t even the lead character live up to its expectations?
Following on from the acclaimed WandaVision series comes The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which brings together Captain America’s two former friends as they have to team up once more! This review will be done in six parts as each episode is released.