Does the "Cowboy Bebop" live-action lasso in the magic?
And another movie with a racist Asian accent being called out, ugh.
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The Good, the Bad and the Jazzy. “Cowboy Bebop” is widely considered one of the best anime series of all time. Does Netflix’s live-action adaptation recapture the magic? Yes and no.
From the crew to the look and feel, here’s a spoiler-filled breakdown of the ways that the new “Cowboy Bebop” succeeds and fails in comparison to the original.
Not again. Director Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza" is being criticized by some on social media for including scenes where a white businessman speaks in a fake Asian accent with his on-screen wife, who is Japanese.
While reviews so far have been overwhelmingly positive, some on social media who have gone to early screenings have called out a particular part of the film that they describe as racist.
Loveboat on the big screen. Abigail Hing Wen is exceedingly busy. An author, screenwriter, producer and tech leader who graduated from Harvard University and Columbia Law School, she is used to taking on a lot at once. “I haven’t really tested the boundaries of how many [projects] I can take on,” she laughed.
Wen will serve as an executive producer of the movie adaptation, which will begin filming at the end of this year. “Loveboat, Taipei” will star Ross Butler and Ashley Liao and include supporting cast members such as Nico Hiraga and Chelsea Zhang. Next Shark interviewed her to ask about her upcoming project.
🎬 Industry Insider
Gabriel Basso and Luciane Buchanan To Lead ‘The Night Agent’ Series at Netflix (Variety)
Ahsoka Tano Disney Plus Series Casts Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren (Variety)
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