New this week: 'Black Bird,' Lizzo and 'The Rehearsal'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Lizzo, the crime drama “Black Bird” from the mind of novelist Dennis Lehane, and a tearful roadtrip when a single father played by John Cho drives his teenage daughter across the country in “Don’t Make Me Go.”.
TV's 'Warrior' latest proof that Bruce Lee still holds sway
(Cinemax via AP)PHOENIX – Even nearly 50 years after his death, Bruce Lee can still make ripples. Shannon Lee isn’t giving up on finding a new home for “Warrior,” which will eventually be available on HBO Max. “I think he’s really getting his due as a creative — someone who knows how to story-tell,” Shannon Lee said. “It’s just little things that the writers put in there to pay homage to Bruce Lee without being a caricature, which I think is the danger zone whenever you get to the subject of Bruce Lee,” Nguyen said. “He believed in celebrating people’s cultures and backgrounds and not holding it against them,” Shannon Lee said.
Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit
LOS ANGELES – Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups. Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's “Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will be joined by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and other stars in a socially distanced reading of the film's script. Penn is handing the role of stoner Jeff Spicoli over to another actor, with details about who's playing what part to be unveiled at next week's event. None of those actors, nor Roberts or Aniston, appeared in the original film. It will be available on Facebook Live and TikTok via CORE’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CoreResponse.
'Fresh Off the Boat' leaving indelible mark on TV landscape
This undated photo made available by ABC shows Randall Park, left, and Hudson Yang in the Jan. 31, 2020 television episode of "Fresh Off the Boat." "I take representing my experience as an Asian American in this country very seriously," Huang said in an interview in January. But because of “Fresh Off the Boat,” there's already hope that Asian American-led successors will no longer be seen as out of the ordinary. “It helped redefined a space that will help all creative Asian American media, producers and artists.”As a young Asian American actor, Yang said it's been exciting to see how much the landscape has already changed in six years. “It's been a focus of mine tell more stories from an Asian American perspective.”Park also recently was in a position to direct.