All posts tagged: awkwafina

Halle Bailey is “Under the Sea” as Ariel

oooooo the internet is going to have a field day with this one! Yes, The Grown-ish star has been officially cast to lead Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid as the princess Ariel. I know there are trolls that are going to hate this and I’m sure as I type this Twitter is being showered with haterade. Me? oh this put a smile on my face. I am so happy for Halle Bailey and even more excited for little boys and girls to see this depiction of Ariel. I don’t have much else to say about this other than to express my excitement. Our lead will be joining Melissa Mcarthy’s Ursula, Awkwafina as Scuttle(!!!!!), and Jacob Tremblay as Flounder. No word yet on who will be playing Prince Eric but I am HOPING they go with a nice handsome Mexican; let’s really punk the racists with this casting. Lastly, yes, I have been listening to “Under the Sea” for this entire entry. Thank you.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Review

Yes, I am aware this movie came out a year ago. Yes, I am aware this review is late as all living F#$^. BUT, I just saw it for the first time and S@$^ has to be said! I will get it out of the way that there was nothing about this film I disliked. It was completely up my alley. So I just want to rant about my favorite elements. Gemma Chan: Gemma played Astrid, Nick’s cousin with the heart of gold. Her first scene with the pearl earrings had me a bit skeptical of her character. I could tell that Nick’s family was going to be a roller coaster and give us the cliche “rich family that hates the commoner” and I thought she would prove to be the worst of them. However, she really was made with a heart of gold! I preach quite often that I’m all for feminist characters and female empowerment in film/television, but can get really annoyed when the direction doesn’t trust that the audience will understand on their …