Three Films To Watch

Asian Americans in movies! Coming very soon to a theater (or store) near you.

Brenda Song
in The Social Network

It’s the film everyone is talking (and tweeting and status-updating) about. The Social Network tells the story of the troubled Harvard kids who created the online phenomenon known as Facebook. In the film, Song reportedly hooks up with Justin Timberlake, who plays Facebook’s first president Sean Parker. In theaters on October 1.

Michelle Rhee in Waiting For Superman

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is portrayed as the educational Joan of Arc in this documentary that lays out most of the arguments for what’s wrong with American public schools. Directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), the film is building tons of buzz, good and bad. In select theaters September 24.

Lucy Liu in Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

This straight-to-DVD/Blu-Ray Disney flick tells the story of Tinker Bell before she met Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Liu is the voice of Silvermist, a water fairy and one of Tinker Bell’s friends. In stores on September 24.