By John Liu NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Just like my headline, the jokes in Ninjago try to be witty, but they just aren’t. What the heck is Ninjago and how do I pronounce it? That was my first question as I looked up Ninjago. Turns out it can go either way. It’s pronounced Nin-jaw-go when referring […]
By John Liu NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” debuted on Sept. 15 on Netflix. This is the first film that I’ve seen directed by Angelina Jolie. Her inspiration for this movie started 17 years ago while filming “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” in Cambodia. Angelina came upon a […]
By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer Stop us if this sounds familiar: A tall, dark, bearded servant of rough breeding comes from far away to suddenly charm a grumpy, widowed Queen Victoria and thus upend Britain’s royal court at the turn of the 20th century. You were perhaps thinking of the film “Mrs. Brown,” starring […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Actor Daniel Dae Kim confirmed last week that he’s joined the cast of the new “Hellboy” reboot by Lionsgate and Millennium. “I’m excited to confirm that I’ve officially joined the cast of Hellboy,” said Kim in a Facebook post. “We start shooting [on Sept. 13] and I’ll be playing Ben […]
By Brandon Hadi NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Everyone has a story. Everyone has a reason for their behavior, whether you know it or not.” — Luke Tang You’re seated in a small noodle shop in a college town. It seats 30. The noodle shop quickly fills up, but you were lucky to have been seated already. […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Director Steve James, the mastermind of award-winning documentary films such as “Hoop Dreams” and “Stevie,” knows that his new film works on a verbal level, at least as much as its visual level. Indeed, knock out the images from “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” and the voices would tell […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Riz Ahmed has become the first man of Asian descent, and the first Muslim actor, to win an acting award at the Emmys. The British actor of Pakistani descent won in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for his role in ‘The Night Of.’ He […]
With his new feel-good YouTube series that airs every other Friday, Your Time with Thomas! (YTWT), Thomas Orlina hopes to promote diversity and inspire others to follow their dreams.
Monika Jolly, who stars as Zarina in ArtsWest’s production of Ayad Ahktar’s play, “The Who & The What,” came by the role in a manner you don’t hear about every day. She created it.
The first thing we see is a first person perspective of someone running around, shooting everyone with pinpoint precision, and stabbing multiple assailants. Blood sprays and limbs go flying in the air. Each goon is dispatched in spectacular style and barely scratches our hidden assassin.