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‘Definition Please’ Tells the Hilarious and Touching Story of a Former Spelling Bee Champion and Her South Asian Family

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Netflix recently released ‘Definition Please’, a film which tells the hilariously touching story of a former spelling bee champion and her South Asian family.

The film is described as the following: “When we meet Monica Chowdry in 2005, the eight-year-old is on top of the world as champion of Scribbs National Spelling Bee. Fast-forward to present day: grown-up Monica (writer-director Sujata Day) is still living at home in Greensburg, Pennsylvania with her ailing mom Jaya (Anna Khaja), making a living tutoring a new crop of future overachievers while hesitating to make any big moves in her own life.

Monica faces an unwelcome disruption in her mundane routine when her older brother Sonny (Ritesh Rajan) reappears from out of the blue. A sweet-natured, fitness-obsessed goofball, Sonny blithely refuses to address his bipolar disorder, and Monica is wary of embracing his presence lest they repeat past traumas. Known for her role on HBO’s INSECURE, Day has crafted an assured directorial debut that pays loving homage to Bollywood fantasy while offering a refreshingly nuanced look at a complicated South Asian-American family. An effervescent, feel-good film packing a genuine emotional punch, DEFINITION PLEASE is a lovely meditation on mental health, cultural expectations, and the universal challenges of growing up.”

Sujata Day stars in the film (and also directs) with Mindy Kaling serving as an executive producer – the trailer can be seen below.

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Netflix and Eiichiro Oda Confirm That the Live-Action ‘One Piece’ Series Will Return for a Second Season

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Netflix and Eiichiro Oda confirmed that the live-action ‘One Piece’ series will return for a second season.

In a video message, Oda said, “To the Straw Hat Grand Fleet: What did you think of Season 1 of the live-action ONE PIECE? I spent a long time working on it with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. It seems people around the world have been enjoying the show, which makes the hard work from the production team truly worth it.

To everyone who’s been a fan of ONE PIECE for years, and to those who experienced ONE PIECE for the first time, thank you so much.

Two weeks after the launch, I just received some great news. Netflix has decided to renew the show! The adventures of Iñaki and the live-action Straw Hats will continue onward!

It’ll still take a while to get the scripts ready, so please be patient.

From here on, it seems to me the Straw Hats will need a great doctor… We will see!”

‘One Piece’ is the #1 title globally on Netflix with 37.8 Million views amassed in less than two weeks since its release. The series reached the Top 10 in 93 countries, and debuted at #1 in 46.

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Hayao Miyazaki to Continue Making Films as ‘The Boy and the Heron’ is No Longer His Last

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Hayao Miyazaki may no longer be retiring from filmmaking as previously thought.

According to Studio Ghibli VP Junichi Nishioka, Miyazaki is already coming into the office with new ideas, suggesting that ‘The Boy and the Heron’ may no longer be the famed filmmaker’s final film as it had been previously.

‘The Boy and the Heron’ is set to make its US premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival, taking place from October 6th to 8th. It’s set to make its debut in theaters nationwide and IMAX on December 8th.

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Prime Video Released a First Look at Lulu Wang’s Series Expats Starring Nicole Kidman

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Prime Video released a first look at the upcoming series ‘Expats’ directed by Lulu Wang and starring Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue, Ji-young Yoo, Brian Tee, Amelyn Pardenilla, and others.

It’s described as the following: “Set against the vibrant and tumultuous tapestry of 2014 Hong Kong, Expats centers on three American women—Margaret (Nicole Kidman), Hilary (Sarayu Blue), and Mercy (Ji-young Yoo)—whose lives intersect after a sudden family tragedy. The series interrogates privilege and explores what happens when the line between victimhood and culpability becomes blurred.”

The first look images can be seen below.

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