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Raya and the Last Dragon Sneak Peek Goes Inside the Making of a New Disney Classic

Raya and the Last Dragon Sneak Peek Goes Inside the Making of a New Disney Classic
Disney has released a brand new featurette that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Raya and the Last Dragon. Titled "Crafting Raya," it offers a glimpse into what it took to bring the movie to life. Walt Disney Animation Studios' latest is set to arrive both in theaters and on Disney+ through Premier Access in March.

The video offers a new look at the upcoming epic fantasy-adventure. It features stars Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Awkwafina (Ocean's 8), as well as the filmmakers. They discuss what inspired the story, characters and martial arts in the movie, in addition to how it was crafted by the artists, talent and filmmakers who were all working from home, given that it was finished during the shutdown Hollywood faced in 2020. Tran had this to say in the video.

"It is so exciting to be the first Southeast Asian Disney Princess. It is a big deal.
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Raya and the Last Dragon Big Game Trailer Does 'The Jumpy Thing' at Super Bowl

Raya and the Last Dragon Big Game Trailer Does 'The Jumpy Thing' at Super Bowl
A new Super Bowl ad for Raya and the Last Dragon provides a new sneak peek at the animated movie ahead of its premiere in March. Last week, Walt Disney Animation Studios released an official trailer for the movie, which will release simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. The new Super Bowl spot provides another thrilling new look at the anticipated movie, and if you didn't catch the game, you can watch the new ad below.

Per an official logline, "Raya and the Last Dragon takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where Raya, a lone warrior, must track down the legendary last dragon to stop an evil force that has returned after 500 years to once again threaten her homeworld."

Awkwafina also stars as the voice of Sisu the dragon, which has been drawing some comparisons to Robin Williams' iconic performance as the Genie in Aladdin.
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‘White Snake’ Film Review: Epic Saga Heralds New Wave of Chinese Animation

Computer-generated animation produced outside of high-budgeted U.S. studios has deteriorated into a minefield of technique plagued with soulless, talking-animal cash grabs. Few are the international CG features that boast both technical proficiency and idiosyncratic personality; Light Chaser Animation’s imperfectly phenomenal “White Snake,” from directing duo Amp Wong and Ji Zhao, slithers onto the screen like a welcomed rarity.

Heralded as the origin story of the shape-shifting entities popularized by one of China’s Four Great Folktales, “The Legend of the White Snake,” this quasi-prequel opens with Blanca (voiced by Stephanie Sheh) — a statuesque warrior and part of a race of snake demons who’ve been victimized by mankind for centuries — being tasked with murdering a perverse General in the human world. A hairpin made of precious jade holds her magical powers.

Richly textured backgrounds digitally painted in bold colors — chiefly the autumn trees shedding red leaves throughout the
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Movie Review – White Snake (2019)

White Snake, 2019. Directed by Amp Wong and Zhao Ji. Featuring the voice talents of Stephanie Sheh, Paul Yen, Vivian Lu, Matthew Moy, Faye Mata, Karen Huie, James Sie, and Vincent Rodriguez III. Synopsis: When snake spirit, Blanca, wakes up disguised as a human, she has no memories of who she is or where she […]

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Paul Yen Joins ‘Little Fires Everywhere’; Danny Vasquez To Recur On ‘You’

Hulu’s forthcoming adaptation of Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller Little Fires Everywhere has set Paul Yen in a recurring role.

He joins a star-studded cast of Reese Witherspoon (Elena Richardson), Kerry Washington (Mia Warren), Rosemarie DeWitt (Linda McCullough), Joshua Jackson (Bill Richardson), Jade Pettyjohn (Lexie Richardson), Jordan Elsass (Trip Richardson), Gavin Lewis (Moody Richardson), Megan Stott (Izzy Richardson), and Lexi Underwood (Pearl Warren).

Yen will step into the role of Scott who is described as an early adoptee of the man-bun that is sexy, but shady and unethical. He manages the local Chinese restaurant where Mia works and can’t hide his attraction to her.

Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood
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'How to Get Away with Murder' Season 5 Premieres September 27, Rome Flynn Now Series Regular

'How to Get Away with Murder' Season 5 Premieres September 27, Rome Flynn Now Series Regular
Season 5 of How to Get Away with Murder premieres Thursday, September 27 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on ABC.

In the season premiere episode, “Your Funeral,” Annalise selects students for her new legal clinic at Middleton and juggles job offers from competing firms, all while the Keating 4 attempt to move on from last semester’s turmoil. And in a startling flash-forward, a new mystery is introduced and it shakes things up for everyone.

How to Get Away with Murder stars Academy Award-winner Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom, Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton, Rome Flynn as Gabriel Maddox, Amirah Vann as Tegan Price and Timothy Hutton as Emmett Crawford.

Guest starring is John Hensley as interim D.
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‘Nightmare Code’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Andrew J. West, Mei Melançon, Googy Gress, Ivan Shaw, Nicholas Guest, Caitlyn Folley, Bret Roberts, Albert Thakur, Tonya Kay, Jamie Parker, Reginald Huc, Paul Yen, Wes Whitehead, Jamie VanDyke, Stephen Bralver | Written and Directed by Mark Netter

Nightmare Code is a psychological sci-fi thriller about behaviour recognition technology and 24/7 surveillance. Brett Desmond, a genius programmer with a troubled past, is called in to finish a top-secret behaviour recognition program, Roper, after the previous Lead Programmer went insane. But the deeper Brett delves into the code, the more his own behaviour begins changing… in increasingly terrifying ways. Suspense builds with surveillance, PC, and eyeglass cameras – often with four images onscreen at once… as if Roper itself is telling the story.

Computers are going to take over the world and kill us all! I knew it! No one is safe! Turn off your devices, run for the hills and live in
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New NCIS Los Angeles Season 6,Episode 16 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS: Los Angeles" episode 16 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Expiration Date," and it turns out that we're going to see some very dramatic and tragic stuff take place when poor Sam gets shot up during an attempt to capture a spy, and more! In the new, 16th episode press release: Sam is going to get shot after a mission to intercept a spy goes awry. Press release number 2: When Callen and Sam are tasked with apprehending a spy contracted by the CIA, Sam will get shot and the team will enlist the help of Thapa, the elite Nepali soldier from their past, to help to find the shooter. Also, Kensi and Deeks are going to have their first, official argument. Ernie Reyes, Jr. returns as Thapa and Parminder Nagra guest stars as the spy. Other guest
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