A-Town Boyz is a documentary that everyone needs to get on their radar. The film, directed by Eunice Lau, focuses on several young second-generation Asian men living in Atlanta and their struggle to live productively amid a lack of opportunities, understanding, and role models. These young men were led to the allure of gang life, which provided the protection and sense of identity these men were desperately searching for throughout their lives.
Originally posted on Moniqueblog.net in 2013.
Wedding Palace, directed by Christine Yoo and written by Robert Gardner and Derek Draper and starring Brian Tee, Hye-jeong Kang, Bobby Lee, Jean Yoon and Margaret Cho, is a film that has charm, humor, and tons of sweet likability. The film is also unique–even though the film is one that’s about Korean culture, the writers, Gardner and Draper, are both African-American. So how did this film come to be, and what type of research was done to get the film’s voice just right? I was able to discuss this with Gardner in an email interview. Check out his insight into the writing process and what his favorite film from the scene is. Also look below for a behind-the-scenes video about the making of the film. Wedding Palace is now available to home audiences.
If you follow my writing on Entertainment Weekly’s Community blog, you’ll know that I’m a huge black-ish fan. I recap the show regularly for the website and just last week, I was able to talk to Andre Jr. himself, Marcus Scribner!
Another Interview Rewind! I mentioned in my IR post about Craig Bartlett that I’d also interviewed Hey Arnold! composer Jim Lang. I thought it’d be cool to republish both this and the Bartlett interviews to celebrate the release of Hey Arnold!: The Complete Series on DVD from Shout! Factory.
This month, the box set of Hey Arnold! : The Complete Series came out thanks to Shout! Factory and it is literally the best thing you could buy. Of course, it’s great if you grew up with the show and you want a nostalgic look back at your childhood. But it’s also a great buy if you love poignant storytelling and fun animation.
The campaign to get FOX’s beloved futuristic buddy-cop series Almost Human is still underway and the fans behind it are just as fired up as they’ve been when the sad news of the show’s cancellation came in the spring. If you’re a fan and you’ve felt awful about not seeing Dorian and Kennex yuck it up in the car and solve next-level crimes, read my interview with Michael Ealy at Entertainment Weekly!
Here’s a snippet from the interview,, originally published Jul. 24:
This interview was originally posted in September on whatwouldmoniquedo.com, which is now closed. It was subsequently posted on COLOR’s Tumblr page.
Christina Welsh is no stranger to the world of celebrities and film. But instead of covering Hollywood as a journalist, she’s getting ready for the premiere of Addicted, derived from Zane’s popular book of the same name. Welsh has turned in her microphone to focus on screenwriting full time, and now the screenplay, which features both Welsh and Ernie Barbarash with writing credits, will bring Zane’s book to life on the big screen.