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The Nicolastick is a corn puff snack with Nicolas Cage’s face on the packaging

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Nicolas Cage has become the “Nicolastick” in Japan, thanks to some creative marketing. Ahead of December’s release of his 2016 movie, Army of One, in Japanese cinemas, some theatres are offering a limited edition Nicolas Cage corn puff snack that only comes with an advance ticket purchase. SEE ALSO: The 1982 ‘Blade Runner’ film vs. the 1968 novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ Army of One is only coming out in the Asian country a year after its U.S. debut, and its Japanese title translates more accurately to “Bin Laden is My Prey.”

People are tweeting #ExpressiveAsians in response to racist Hollywood casting directors

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Are Asian actors less expressive than their white counterparts? Asians are taking to Twitter in anger, after a Hollywood casting director allegedly said Asian actors were more difficult to cast because they were “not very expressive.” SEE ALSO: The 8 main excuses Hollywood uses for racially insensitive casting – and why they’re BS An article by Paste Magazine quotes Nancy Wang Yuen, a sociologist, in which she recalls talking to an unnamed casting director regarding Asians. “I work with a lot of different people and Asians are a challenge to cast because most casting directors feel as though they’re not […]