Korean American actor Sung Kang is probably the king of Asian American indie films. But he’s made quite a name for himself in Justin Lin‘s The Fast and the Furious films, appearing in the latest four of five films in the franchise.
In the latest of the series, Fast Five is five times the action, excitement and fun as Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of all-stars from the explosive franchise on speed to pull off one last job worth $100 million, with both a U.S. strike force fed (Dwayne Johnson) and a ruthless drug kingpin hot of their trail. Fast Five is on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download October 4; go to fastfivemovie.com for more info.
Each summer, moviegoers form lines at the theaters to be the first to see the newest crop of action-packed-hilarity-inducing flicks. For many it’s just something to do; for others it’s an addiction. And Hollywood doesn’t exactly make it easy for them to break the habit. Since the first summer blockbuster hit of yesteryear (thanks to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws), the movies have gotten bigger and better throughout the years (e.g., Independence Day, Iron Man, The Dark Night, Inception). But films with smaller budgets have also found their way into the spotlight (think Knocked Up and (500) Days of Summer).
This summer, the storylines of your favorite movies will continue, while new ones will be introduced hoping the marquee names catch your eyes. (Pick up our Summer 2011 issue, out in early June, for a full list of all the must-see summer movies!) Meanwhile, here’s a list of some pre-summer releases starring your favorite AA celebs (and some newcomers) — from Ken Jeong to Maggie Q – to whet your appetite.