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We're Not All Ninjas: The Podcast

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films. Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester Music by Ryan Majoris
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Sep 10, 2019

This month, we have actor Lee Shorten on the pod! He's one of the stars of "The Terror: Infamy," AMC's supernatural series. This season takes place during the 1940s in America's Japanese Internment camps. Lee was also in Philip Dick's "Man In High Castle". We talk representation, history, and the heaviness of filming an Internment story. Spoilers ahead! 

Aug 20, 2019

We have a special South Asian bonus episode featuring director Gurinder Chadha talking about her new film "Blinded By The Light," in theatres now. 

Aug 13, 2019

Melissa, Alex, and special guest Sandie Cheng (Now In Color podcast) talk about the indie summer hit, Lulu Wang's The Farewell. We discuss Asian grandmothers, Awkwafina's Mandarin, and all the news in Asian-American cinema. 

Representing All Asians - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xggba/hollywood-doesnt-fully-represent-asian-americans-yet?utm_source=tcpfb&fbclid=IwAR09LmSqXJTaSBlu9FJosko64UVxa_nfZ-X1aBXdbW70Xz4UJ_mKLnUhfxQ 

Whitewashing The Farewell- https://www.indiewire.com/2019/07/the-farewell-lulu-wang-interview-a24-1202158932/ 

 

Jul 16, 2019

In our latest interview, Melissa spoke with writer/director Andrea A. Walter and actor/producer Osric Chau of the indie film Empty By Design. We talk about travel, identity, and Ikea. 

Empty By Design and In A New York Minute (last week's episode) will be in NYC for the Asian American International Film Festival, July 25th thru August 3rd. 

AAIFF Empty By Design: https://www.goelevent.com/AAIFF/e/EmptybyDesign

AAIFF In A New York Minute: https://www.goelevent.com/AAIFF/e/InANewYorkMinute

Jul 9, 2019

This month, we did a series of interviews for the indie film, In A New York Minute, which our very own Rachel Liu worked on. This episode features Melissa interviewing actors Celia Au, Yi Liu, and Amy Chang, and Rachel interviewing actor Ludi Lin. 

Look for the movie at a festival near you! If you're in NYC, you can catch this film at the Asian American International Film Festival. Buy your tickets here: https://www.goelevent.com/AAIFF/e/InANewYorkMinute

Jun 11, 2019

We discuss Detective Pikachu and John Wick 3 before diving into Always Be My Maybe, featuring Randall Park, Ali Wong, and our favorite Hapa, Keanu Reeves! 

https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/randall-park-always-be-my-maybe.html 

https://www.vulture.com/2019/06/keanu-reeves-became-ali-wongs-lover-in-always-be-my-maybe.html

Jun 6, 2019

Always Be My Maybe is out now on Netflix! Melissa interviews writer/actor Randall Park, director Nahnatchka Khan, and musician Dan the Automator. Alex interviews writer Michael Golamco. Check out our episode and make sure to watch the movie! 

May 14, 2019

We're in the Endgame now! Rachel and Melissa talk Endgame while Alex is on vacation. We have so many thoughts. Namely, should we even be talking about this movie? 

Apr 9, 2019

This month, we're covering a few movies, all of which left us wanting something a little more. Happy Death Day 2 (04:28) fell back into nerdy Asian Stereotypes, Battle Angel: Alita (13:30) whitewashed some of it's main characters, and Captain Marvel (25:10) covered Gemma Chan in green paint. 

"Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians": https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mb7yqx/cyberpunk-cities-fetishize-asian-culture-but-have-no-asians-blade-runner 

Mar 12, 2019

This month, we're discussing the Oscar-nominated documentary Minding the Gap. Directed by Bing Liu, Minding the Gap uses 12 years worth of footage that feature Bing and some of his skate boarding community in Rockford, IL. TW: this film and episode discuss domestic abuse. 

If you or someone you know need support, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7/365 in 3 languages: 1−800−799−7233 

Feb 19, 2019

We have a bonus for you! You might recognize actress Olivia Cheng from Marco Polo on Netflix, but she's making waves for her role in Syfy's Deadly Class and for the upcoming Cinemax show Warrior (based of the writings of Bruce Lee.) Olivia was kind enough to call us for an interview. 

Deadly Class is airing now on Syfy, and Warrior drops on April 5th. You can follow Olivia at @thatoliviacheng on Instagram and Twitter. 

Feb 12, 2019

We're taking a turn this week to discuss TV. It's awards season, and with all the success of Killing Eve, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace, we wanted to celebrate our favorite TV shows with AAPI actors. In this episode we talk about Killing Eve, the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and The Good Place.

 

Angry Asian Man Fall 2018 TV Shows: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2018/09/all-asians-on-tv-fall-2018-series.html

Jan 16, 2019

We've waited so long for a Hapa Hero! Jason Momoa stormed into our hearts as Aquaman, a shirtless, wet, halfbreed superhero. Do we spend a lot of time talking about how hot he is? Yes! Do we also discuss how Aquaman is Hapa AF? YES! 

Also, happy Season 4! 

Asians in Movies 2018: https://tinyurl.com/y7au3cfk 

Nerds of Color Review: https://tinyurl.com/y8luchct 

Hapa Mag: https://tinyurl.com/y8ocnuam

100 Most Handsome Men: https://tinyurl.com/y7mjk2xr 

Dec 11, 2018

Happy Holidays! We've got a special treat. We interviewed James Wan, director of the upcoming DCEU film "Aquaman." We talk the look of the underwater Kingdom, the biracial nature of Aquaman, and how James' film "The Conjuring" broke Rachel Liu. 

Nov 13, 2018

We've got an update for you! Listen to hear more and make sure to find Melissa at the Werk It! Podcast Conference at the Knockdown Center in Queens, NY on November 13th and 14th. 

Nov 13, 2018

In our final full film review of Season 3, we talk about the Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody! Melissa loves Freddie Mercury but is that enough to save this movie? With special guest Christian Dan Luu, Melissa and Rachel break down the film's interpretation about the first Asian Rock God. 

Oct 23, 2018

In a special October bonus, we interview Nick Neon, writer, director, actor and fellow Hapa. We discuss being a Hapa filmmaker, his film Zero One, and intersectional art. 

On Saturday the 27th at 3pm at the Wythe Hotel, we'll be cohosting Nick's film Zero One at KAFFNY (Korean-American Film Festival of NY).

Use promo code NOTNINJA30 for discounted tickets! 

Buy KAFFNY tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kaffny-2018-infinite-love-tickets-51109847931

KAFFNY Schedule: http://www.kaffny.org/

Oct 9, 2018

#AsianAugust live on! This month, we're talking about the thriller Searching. We talking John Cho and other leading Asian men, creating Asian families on screen, and what does the TV world looks like for representation in 2018. 

It's Been A Minute with John Cho and Aneesh Chaganty: https://www.npr.org/2018/08/08/636576081/john-cho-and-aneesh-chaganty-on-searching 

They Call Us Bruce with John Chohttps://theycallusbruce.libsyn.com/episode-47-they-call-us-john-cho 

 

Avatar and a non-whitewashed cast: https://deadline.com/2018/09/avatar-the-last-airbender-live-action-series-netflix-1202467089/ 

Sep 11, 2018

Keeping it going with #StillAsianSeptember. To All The Boys I've Loved Before is out on Netflix now, and we cover Lana Candor, Hapa representation and the lack of Asian males in teenage films. 

Callie Crossley for WGBH: https://www.wgbh.org/news/commentary/2018/09/02/im-thinking-of-going-to-see-crazy-rich-asians-again?platform=hootsuite

 

Lana Candor (The Cut): https://www.thecut.com/2018/08/interview-lana-condor-on-to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before.html 

Aug 28, 2018

Part two of two! We got special guest, Jonathan Castanien (host of Not So Ancient) to help us finish up Crazy Rich Asians. We talk the sequel, new Asian-focused projects, Awkafina's "blaccent", and Rachel drops some knowledge on China's relationship with hip hop. 

Yuri Kochiyama: Japanese-American Civil Rights Activist

Joel Kim Booster on Conan

Michelle Yeoh was called a Banana

Find Not So Ancient on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and more! @NotSoAncient

Aug 21, 2018

We saw Crazy Rich Asians a week before its official opening because we're, well, crazy like that. So this is our hot take in Crazy Rich Asians, before it's #GoldOpen 35 million dollar opening weekend. This is part one of two, since there's so much to cover, from hot abs to why #representationmatters. 

Emily Yoshida's Vulture Review

Seattle Times Review

Melissa's Nerds Of Color Review 

Aug 9, 2018

Almost ten years have passed since The Cove was released; the documentary about Japanese fishermen hunting dolphins and small whales became a international phenomenon. The Cove created a one-sided narrative. Japanese filmmaker Megumi Sasaki saw this disparity in narratives and decided to embark on her own documentary A Whale Of A Tale. Her film is a counter-narrative to that of The Cove. Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1960505270/a-whale-of-a-tale-a-documentary-film 

Aug 7, 2018

We are one week away from the premiere of Crazy Rich Asians! Writer/content creator Nathan Ramos (Club Mickey Mouse) guested this week to talk to about Crazy Rich Asians and all the controversies surrounding it from Henry Golding to the "Asian Black Panther." 

Jul 10, 2018

This week, we cover Ocean's 8, the all-lady reboot of the Ocean's franchise. We talk Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling, and how one cameo saved them all. So here's to all the little girls who want to grow up to commit some crimes!

 

Nerd's of Color: 

Mindy Kahling's 8 

Jun 26, 2018

In a summer bonus, we cover Deadpool 2, and the TV shows Altered Carbon and Sense8. Rachel breaks down the trope of Women in Fridges, and we break down the issue with Yukio's hair streak. 

Jun 12, 2018

Our Ocean's 8 episode will come out later. But in the meantime, we got an interview with star on the rise, Awkwafina! Besides Ocean's 8, her latest album, "In Fina We Trust", dropped a few days ago. And next she's starring in Crazy Rich Asians

So hear her here before she blows up this summer! 

"In Fina We Trust" is out now on Spotify, Itunes and anywhere music can be found. Ocean's 8 is in theatres now. 

May 31, 2018

HB Studio had a panel and we moderated! We talk Sierra Boggess in West Side Story, creating new works, and actors asking the question "Am I right for this role?" Big thanks to panelists Annie Henk, Tonilyn Sideco, and Peter J. Kuo, sound engineer Alexandra Chludzinska, and The New School.

HB Studio Panel: https://hbstudio.org/calendar/race-casting-and-representation-a-panel-discussion-live-podcast/

Sierra Boggess and West Side Storyhttp://www.playbill.com/article/sierra-boggess-withdraws-from-west-side-story-concert 

Linda Park and Cat On A Hot Tin Roofhttp://www.laweekly.com/arts/for-the-first-time-ever-an-asian-american-has-been-cast-in-a-classic-tennessee-williams-role-8049025

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and the Edward Albee Estate: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/theater/a-black-actor-in-virginia-woolf-not-happening-albee-estate-says.html 

May 8, 2018

We. Are. Not. Okay! We talk about the latest Avengers installment.  Rachel cries it out, Melissa lives in corrections corner, and Alex is plain mad. Is Wong a stereotype? Is Mantis more than meets the eye? Is there gonna be an Amadeus Cho movie? Find out in this episode! Spoilers start at 13:27

We also breakdown the Crazy Rich Asians trailer and Black Panther. 

 

Keep It (43:47): https://crooked.com/podcast/kanye-dont-impress-much/

Mantis and her original portrayal: https://www.polygon.com/2017/5/17/15624888/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-mantis-wrong 

Mantis and Submissive Asian Women: https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/asian-women-abuse-in-science-fiction 

 

Apr 26, 2018

We all watched a bunch of movies in March. Let's celebrate one of our favorites, Tomb Raider starring Into the Badlands' Daniel Wu! Plus a shoutout to our favorite Hapa, Lewis Tan. See how Tomb Raider does on the Abacus, and hear what movies we're excited about. 

Apr 11, 2018

We had so many movies to watch in March! We review some faves/dislikes, before moving on to Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs. Find out how we rate it on the Abacus! 

LA Times' Justin Chang piece: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-isle-of-dogs-review-20180321-story.html

Vulture's Emily Yoshida Piece: http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/what-its-like-to-watch-isle-of-dogs-as-a-japanese-speaker.html

Honest Trailers Every Wes Anderson Movie Ever:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trWLY6NrS2Q  

Mar 13, 2018

Awards season is officially over! We wanted to watch the Oscars and give our own thoughts to the biggest award show of the year. We talk Shape of Water, 3 Billboards, Call Me By Your Name, Abicus: Small Enough To Jail, and so much more! Big thanks to special guest Anne Hu (Cake).  

Feb 14, 2018

We're back! On Valentine's Day, we talk about Melissa's OTP, the lovely and talented Kelly Marie Tran, and why fan boys are in such a tizzy over TLJ. Featuring a tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. 

Nov 21, 2017

We put out 10 episodes, had some great guests and talked about some great (and not-so-great movies.) This is the end of Season 2, and we talk about all the things we're thankful for! Thanks, everyone! 

Nov 14, 2017

Comedian Jes Tom and Melissa sit down to talk about their Ghost In The Shell PSA (the viral video from this spring), their shared Japanese Internment history, and the responsibility of artists. 

Nov 7, 2017

It's a bonus with special guest Anna Suzuki! We talked the controversy surrounding director Ana Lily Amipour, rabbit cafes, and reclaiming the name of the Jewish American Princess. 

Oct 31, 2017

We break down Ana Lily Amirpour and her summer movie starring Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves. We have varying opinions but boy are they strong! With special guest Anna Suzuki (AZN-POP!) 

 

 

Oct 24, 2017

It's a Big Sick Bonus! We talk about growing up in Asian-American families, interracial relationships, model minorities, and how there are no Asian on SNL. 

Oct 17, 2017

Kumail Nanjiani shared his true life love story and we are here for it! We talk interracial dating, immigrant parents, relationships between the North and South, and who would play us in the story of our lives. 

Read Emily's Lenny Letter about the experience at Girlfriend In A Coma

Oct 10, 2017

Chung Tsang and Mark Singh from KAFFNY (short for Korean American Film Festival New York) joined us this week! We talk about their upcoming film festival in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 14th. The festival features films about food, fashion, migration, and more. Filmmakers from around the world will be showcased, and the guys discuss some pretty amazing films. RSVP to their free screening on ethical fashion, or use discount code NOTNINJA50 for 50% off! Check out their website for more information: http://www.kaffny.org/program/

Oct 3, 2017

Spider-man: Homecoming was a summer hit, but not without it's controversies. We talk Miles Morales, Jacob Batalon as the Asian Sidekick, and Tom Holland interviewing in Korea. All with the help of special guest, Joy Regullano. See her in Filipino AF at UCB LA on October 13th! Tickets on sale here: https://ucbtheatre.com/performance/56668

Sep 26, 2017

Anne Hu, New York based Editor and film director sits down with us to discuss her short Cake (www.cakethefilm.com). We talk horror films, the Museum of Sex, internet trolls, her Washington Post article, and much more! 

Website: www.annehu.com 

Washington Post, An Asian Sex Robo Aims to Challenge Stereotypes (www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/a-movie-about-an-asian-sex-robot-aims-to-challenge-stereotypes/2017/05/19/e047effa-3b37-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.22e26625d4b7

 

Sep 19, 2017

In our first bonus episode of Season 2, we talk about Jake Gyllenhaal, animal sex, and Obama's War Room picture. 

TW (5:40) for the slaughterhouse scene, and forced animal breeding, as well as rape scene choreography.  

We're Not All Ninjas is a proud member of Hard NOC Media. 

Sep 12, 2017

After a shakey Cannes start, Okja hit Netflix early this summer. We break down the plot, director Bong Joon-Ho, Steven Yuen portrayal of K, that slaughterhouse scene and more, with the help of special guest Eunice Bae. 

 

Steven Yuen's Vulture Article: http://www.vulture.com/2017/07/steven-yeun-interview-okja-walking-dead.html

Sep 11, 2017

Season 2 is here! Catch up on what's you've missed, what we'll be discussing this season, and what we're totally gonna skip (coughDeathNotecough). 

We're Not All Ninjas is now a part of Hard NOC Media, a podcast collective focused on producers of color. Like Hard NOC Media on Facebook and Twitter. And remember to subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Itunes! 

Jul 3, 2017

In our final episode of Season 1, we have Will Choi (Drunk Monk Podcast) and Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls; 13 Reasons Why.) They produce and host a monthly all Asian American variety show at UCB and this year made their NYC premiere! We talk comedy, representation, casting and more! 

Jun 27, 2017

Filmaker, producer, and a founding member of the Taiwanese American Film Festival, Roxy Shih, sat down with Rachel in LA. They talk, they laugh a lot, and talk some more about film, representation, and inspiration. 

The Taiwanese American Film Festival is on July 8th in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now! https://www.taff.la/

 

Jun 20, 2017

Happy Pride Month! In honor of our friends in the LGBTQ+ community, we  (and guest Orville Mendoza) watched Spa Night. Spa Night is the directorial debut of Andrew Ahn, and was featured at Sundance in 2016. This indie flick is more than a coming out story. It's about family, immigrants, class, and more. 

Jun 13, 2017

This week, we talk in depth about Asian American Poverty in Power Rangers, as well as just how fun and silly this franchise can be. 

 

Jun 7, 2017

That's right! We watched the latest Power Rangers reboot. And guess what? We don't regret it! This episode we talk about cutie pie Ludi Lin, filling a diversity quota, and using Power Rangers to promote Asian male role models. 

May 30, 2017

We're back with guest, actor Orville Mendoza (@orviactor). We talk Vin Diesel, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Orville's current gig, a sold out production of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures with Classic Stage Company. 

May 24, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made a gajillion dollars opening weekend. So we went to check out it. Helping us talk about Dave Bautista (Drax) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) is NYC actor Orville Mendoza. 

May 16, 2017

Deathnote, the beloved Japanese anime series, has been given a Netflix adaptation. The trailer is out and it stars......not a lot of Asian folks. Not like they didn't try. According to actor/producer Masi Oka (Heroes) "our casting directors did an extensive search...[but] the actors we did go to didn't speak the perfect English." What??? Well, Zoe Kim, Jenapher Zheng, and Sylvia Ray were having none of these shenanigans. They put together a great video explaining why these statements are ridiculous, and they also feature several Asian American actors who DO speak perfect English. 

 

Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/theLLAG/posts/10106496593770908

Edward Zo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdxz2htgPiQ

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May 9, 2017

We place each Kubo character into Hogwarts houses, wax poetic about Harry Potter (cos we're big nerds), and rant about representation in voice overs. 

May 2, 2017

After Wes Anderson's poster for Isle of Dogs was released, we thought it was pretty important to cover another stop motion animated film that used animals in a Japanese backdrop. In this episode, we talk about monkeys, gender steretypes, and seriously, why was Matthew McConaughey in this movie? 

Apr 25, 2017

A few weeks ago, Henry Golding was cast as the lead of Crazy Rich Asians. Women swooned and men....had a different reaction. Especially this guy (http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2083148/hollywood-adaptation-crazy-rich-asians-has-cast-its-chinese-male). 

But is casting a hapa as a full-Asian white washing? We brought together a panel of our hapa and full-Asian male friends (Viet Vo, Kevin Shuering, Eddy Lee, and Matt Park calling in) to give us some perspective. 

*Melissa totally misspeaks and says that she read somewhere that Nick is meant to be part British in CRA. That's incorrect. She's sorry. :( 

 

Apr 18, 2017

Gaby Wilson (MTV) returns for the second half of Ghost in the Shell. We cover the spider tank, Adwoa Aboah, transracialization, and our own mixed race heritage. 

 

 

- Why Japan Won't Save GITS From Being A Box Office Flop  from The Hollywood Reporter 

Ghost in the Shell: The Major's Body from Women Writing About Comics 

 

Apr 12, 2017

Gaby Wilson (MTV) is our special guest this week! We all watched Ghost In the Shell, which means we contributed to its 19 million dollar flop. 

*Jes Toms "Ghost in the Shell PSA"- https://youtu.be/0Ll7gt0meuU

*Ornamental Orientals and using Asian Bodies as Narrative Props- http://www.onstageblog.com/onscreen/2017/4/4/ornamental-orientals-and-using-asians-bodies-as-narrative-props 

Apr 4, 2017

It's a Rogue One Bonus! This episode features long discussions about how this might be the best starter Star Wars, how Melissa ships Chirrut and Baze, and how special this story is in the Star Wars cannon. 

Dedicated to the memory of Carrie Fisher. RIP. 

Mar 28, 2017

Sta Wars is the biggest movie franchise there is. This episode, we're talking about Chirrut, Baze, and Bodi. 

Mar 21, 2017

Welcome to the first ever Hapa Hour Bonus Episode! Host Alex Chester, and her theatre company We So Hapa, is putting on a cabaret. Alex and I sat down with Rebecca Lee Lerman, Kevin Shuering, Stephanie Mieko Cohen, and Carlos Martin to talk about what their upcoming performance, and what being hapa means to them. 

Hapa (noun): a slang term for a person of mixed ethnic heritage 

6:51- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAndx2oLYk8

Mar 15, 2017

This week, we consider The Great Wall and how it's like Pacific Rim, Game of Thrones, and Ghost in the Shell. At the same time. 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.

Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester

Music by Ryan Majoris

Image by Brett Love

Edited by Melissa Slaughter 

Mar 8, 2017

Matt Damon saves China. Or does he? The first foray into a Chinese-American creative partnership, The Great Wall has some ups and some major downs. 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.

Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester

Music by Ryan Majoris

Image by Brett Love

Edited by Melissa Slaughter

Feb 21, 2017

In this bonus episode, Melissa Slaughter and Keith Chow gush over Hamilton, breakdown the importance of casting, and recast La La Land. 

 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.

Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester

Music by Ryan Majoris

Image by Brett Love

Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Feb 14, 2017

Keith Chow, founder of Nerds of Color, joins Melissa to talk about Moana. In a host-lite episode, Melissa and Keith talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Rock, and what it means to be a Brown Disney Princess

 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.

Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester

Music by Ryan Majoris

Image by Brett Love

Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Feb 7, 2017

Is Memoirs of a Geisha really a Cinderella story? Or is it just a male fantasy? We'll discuss that and so much more! 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.

Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester

Music by Ryan Majoris

Image by Brett Love

Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Jan 31, 2017

So are geishas artists or prostitutes? Is Ken Watanabe sexy or creepy as the Chairman? Does it matter that Ziyi Zhang is Chinese and not Japanese? Alex, Melissa, and Rachel discuss Rob Marshall's Memoirs of a Geisha

 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.


Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Jan 17, 2017

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle Bonus round! This week we talk about how all Asians, and South Asians, know each other. And we've got a webseries idea for Chris Meloni. With special guest, Aneesh Sheth

 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.


Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Jan 10, 2017

Special guest Aneesh Sheth came to the studio to help us discuss the stoner classic, Harold and Kumar. This week we talk about weed, Neil Patrick Harris and riding cheetahs. 

 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.


Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Dec 27, 2016

It's the last episode of 2016! In this bonus episode, we talk about Justin Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow, the "model minority" stereotype, Roger Ebert, and Hogwarts House Sortings. 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.
Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

 

Dec 20, 2016

This week we talk about Justin Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow. High school haunts us all in this 2003 MTV movie. Starring Sexy Asian John Cho. 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films. 


Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

 

Dec 13, 2016

In this week's bonus episode, we talk about Quentin Tarantino's obsession with blood, Sophie Fatale, and Bill as a Daddy. 

 

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films. 


Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Dec 6, 2016

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films. This week, we talk about Alex's favorite movie, Quentin Taratino's Kill Bill. See how Oren Ishii and the Crazy 88 rank on the Abacus. 


Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Nov 29, 2016

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films. This week, we have our Harry Potter Bonus, where we talk about Ron, Hermoine, and the Yule Ball, and Harry as a Ravenclaw 


Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Nov 22, 2016

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films. This week we focus on Cho Chang and her role as Harry Potter's love interest in Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix. Does she live up to the hype? Or is the the token Asian hot chick? 

Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester 

Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

Nov 11, 2016

We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films. In our premiere episode, we dissect Disney's first (and only) East Asian warrior princess. We talk about everything from Donny Osmond singing for Shang, to Mulan's tan. How will Mulan rate on The Abacus? 

Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester 

Music by Ryan Majoris
Image by Brett Love
Edited by Melissa Slaughter and Keith Scopinich

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