Did Cloud Atlas' "Yellowface" problem help to sink it at the box office?

It's official: Cloud Atlas is a flop. At least in the United States. Made for a reported $100 million, the book adaptation barely scratched $10 million in its opening weekend — but some observers say the film could make a tidy profit overseas, where most of its funding came from. Still, it's hard not to ask: Did the… » 10/29/12 3:00pm 10/29/12 3:00pm

More Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies that Hollywood Could…

The Last Airbender wasn't punishment enough. Whatever we did to deserve Hollywood's "racebending" shenanigans, we've still earned more suffering. Tron Legacy's Garrett Hedlund is reportedly starring in Akira. And there's still the Americanized Cowboy Bebop in the pipeline too. And an Americanized Space Battleship Yamato. » 10/25/11 12:00pm 10/25/11 12:00pm

The Imminent Whitewashing Of The Hunger Games’ Heroine

Fans of The Hunger Games - the dark and addictive YA trilogy that is the hottest kid-lit read this side of Twilight - have been avidly following casting rumors for the forthcoming film adaptation. But while director Gary Ross initially told Entertainment Weekly that the actress playing resentful revolutionary heroine… » 3/14/11 10:56am 3/14/11 10:56am

Who Sent Out The Last Airbender Casting Call Asking For "Caucasian"…

After fans got a hold of a Last Airbender casting call demanding actors who were "Caucasian and any other ethnicities," the movie's producer, genre legend Frank Marshall was forced to respond, producing his own original casting calls. » 4/08/10 4:47pm 4/08/10 4:47pm