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Chromatic Casting: The All-Female Expendables

By Arturo R. García

Film bloggers got a bit abuzz last week at reports that an all-female spinoff of the Expendables franchise was being developed, with “several prominent actresses affiliated with the action genre” being contacted.

This being Hollywood, of course, don’t expect too much on the diversity front–heck, even seeing Jet Li as part of the crew in Sylvester Stallone’s original ensemble and Yu Nan and Terry Crews in the sequel–is about as good as we’re probably going to get in that series.

But here at Chromatic Casting, we know we can do better. And so we’ll give it a shot under the cut.

Keeping in mind that this series basically involves anthropomorphic tropes as characters, we won’t get too deep with the descriptions, but we’ll slot folks into some archetypal roles for the protagonist team, with the villains being a bit more fluid.
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Wipeout!: The Racialicious Review of Hawaii Five-O 1.1

By Arturo R. García

The Good News: Hawaii Five-O managed a casting coup in attracting members of three of the biggest sci-fi shows in recent memory: Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), Masi Oka (Heroes) and Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica).

The Bad News: Hawaii Five-O? More like Hawaii Five-Bro.

Unfortunately for fans of the actors listed above, the rebooted series’ new creative team – Peter M. Lenkov and the Star Trek & Transformers 2 writing duo of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci – shoves them clear to the back of the room from the get-go.

But, hey, at least they kept the theme song in one piece.

SPOILERS AHEAD

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