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What are some of the most underrated movies?

Here are some of my favorite movies that I feel like flew under the radar

What’s up Tiger Lily (1966)

One of the most unique movies I think, and Woody Allen’s directorial debut, this movie took a Japanese spy thriller and dubbed it entirely in English except with different words and sentences to make it into a comedy. and its really funny!

More American Graffiti (1979)

Not as well known as the first one, and definitely not *as* good, but it’s not a bad film either, it explores the lives of the main characters from the first movie (except for Richard Dreyfuss’ character since he wasn’t in this one) and I definitely recommend it for fans of the first film.

Airplane II (1982)

Another movie that isn’t quite as popular as the first one, but trust me it’s 90% as funny as the first one. If you loved Airplane! you will love Airplane II.

Grandma’s Boy (2005)

Gosh I love this movie. Yes it has alot of toilet humor, but I found it hilarious. It’s one of those good stoner movies. If you liked Harold and Kumar and those kinds of films, this one is a good pick up!

Shanghai Kiss (2007)

Ok I’m biased here too. This is one of the very few movies that shows a relationship between an Asian dude and a white girl – but other than that, it’s also a pre-Crazy Rich Asians film about seeking out Chinese identity for an Chinese American. Really relatable for me.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)

One of my favorite movies of all time. The humor, the action, the comic book like sequences and editing… this movie is perfection. Chris Evans and Brie Larson are in this film (before they became bigger stars). I also might be biased because I’m Canadian.

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Why is Crazy Rich Asians considered groundbreaking for diversity and representation? Aren’t there tons of Asian actors in popular movies and TV?

To tell you the truth, this isn’t my favorite romantic comedy starring an Asian American lead, that would be Shanghai Kiss

(btw, Ken Leung gets with two white chicks + two chinese chicks in the film so some Asian american guys might be happy about that)

But Shanghai Kiss is unfortunately an indie film so was not widely released, so Crazy Rich Asians is the first wide release film starring Asian-American majority in 25 years. Which is why its such a big deal.

But aren’t there tons of other Asian actors in popular movies and TV shows like u said? Well let’s go over them

-Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Jet Li are always in martial arts style films. They rarely get more developed than that. Plus Jackie and Jet weren’t Asian Americans.

-John Cho was great in Harold & Kumar and I love that film series. But it’s a stoner comedy and is not a ‘mainstream’ film I would say

-Jay Chou in Green Hornet. Rain in Ninja Assassin and Speed Racer. Chow Yun Fat in a variety of films. They aren’t Asian American, and those movies bombed anyway. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Stephen Chow’s movies aren’t American films.

That’s about it for Asian men.

Asian women get more representation in American movies, but often as stereotypes

-Lucy Liu is usually in movies where she is an ass kicking love interest for a white guy lead

-Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Tang Wei, Gong Li, Fan Bing Bing, Claudia Kim, Fann Wong etc are in some American films but they aren’t Asian American and same as above ^.

-Jamie Chung, Brenda Song, Ming Na Wen, Lauren Tom, Sandra Oh, T.V Carpio etc also usually get roles where they are chased by white guys

-Kelly Hu, Tamilyn Tomita, great actresses just wish they were in more well known movies (well Tamilyn obviously had Karate Kid II but again, a love interest for the white kid..)

Actually its pretty incredible just how often Asian girls get cast in American movies as ‘ass kicking fierce love interests for white men’ but its almost all their roles!

But yeah Randall Park + Constance Wu in fresh off the boat, love it. This is just the natural extension of FOB into the world of movies, and I think it’s definitely a game changer considering all the stereotypical roles I just posted for Asians in hollywood

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Who are the most beautiful Hollywood actresses?

So disclaimer first, I’m usually attracted to Asian women, not Caucasian women (which most Hollywood actresses are), but that said since I am a straight male, I have had crushes on Hollywood actresses before. Here are a few:

Amanda Bynes (this was my childhood crush)

Hayden Panettiere (I mean just wow.. shes hot)

And here are a few others who when I saw them on screen I was like, yeah I wanna spend some time with them for sure:

Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers)

Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One)

Rose Byrne (X-men)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs The World)

Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands)

Lea Thompson (Back to the Future)

Kerri Green (The Goonies)

Rashida Jones (The Social Network)

Marisa Tomei

Daisy Ridley (Star Wars)

Cybill Shepherd

I think you can tell my type is not really the outwardly sexy types but rather the cute next door types