We lead off this month’s new releases with the long-awaited 20th film from director Wayne Wang (“The Joy Luck Club”, “Last Holiday”), and his first documentary, “Soul of a Banquet,” an intimate portrait of chef Cecilia Chang.
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Happy Halloween from Xfinity Asia, and check out Xfinity’s collection of James Wan films.
Have a happy Halloween from Xfinity Asia, and if there are no parades, clubs or parties in store for you, here’s some TV to catch up on instead this week.
If you haven’t seen H.P. Mendoza’s 2012 horror film “I Am A Ghost,” you’re in for a Halloween treat. The award-winning film stars Anna Ishida as Emily, a ghost trapped in her own house, and she carries the entire film as the sole cast member — other than the disembodied voice of Sylvia (Jeannie Barroga), a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits. The resulting story, influenced by films including “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and “Poltergiest,” is an eerie, haunting delight.
“Ek Villain,” stars Sidharth Malhotra and Shradhha Kapoor and is directed by Mohit Suri. This is first big release for Shraddha Kapoor after the stupendous success of the Mohit Suri directed “Aashiqui 2.” It is also the first time that Riteish Deshmukh will be seen in a character with grey shades.
Perhaps the biggest news last week was that Archie Panjabi announced she’d be leaving “The Good Wife” at the end of this season. Panjabi won an Emmy in 2010 for her portrayal of fan favorite Kalinda Sharma, and audiences may also remember her from her work on “Bend It Like Beckham” and “A Mighty Heart.”
Last week, Marvel announced their new superhero Silk, aka Cindy Moon, an Asian American girl who was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Spider-Man.
In this week’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Antonio Sabato Jr. entertained audiences with a Bollywood number, while Janel Parrish and Tommy Chong survive another week — but they weren’t the only ones dancing up a storm in TV land.
Arden Cho shares her experiences and upbringing as an Asian American growing up in Texas, what nurtured her passion for acting, her role as Kira on “Teen Wolf,” and her own perception and hope towards the media landscape and its representation of the Asian American narrative.
“Memories to Light” is a project that explores the historical, cultural, and artistic richness of home movies made by Asian American families on small gauge film: 8, Super 8, and 16mm.