By BEN HOHENSTATT Capital City Weekly JUNEUA, Alaska (AP) — Leslie Ishii is glad to be in Juneau. Perseverance Theatre’s new artistic director—her hiring was announced Oct. 26—grew up in Seattle admiring the similarly rugged Pacific Northwest landscape. Plus, Ishii and the Last Frontier have crossed paths a lot over the years. “There’s been an […]
Good morning, Angels! Sadly, it appears most Angels are still asleep. The first Charlie’s Angels, an action TV series starring three ladies with a focus on sex appeal, was released in 1976. In 2000, a movie reboot starring Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, and Drew Barrymore was a box office success with the same cheesy dialogue, action, and provocative scenes.
I really love and hate what they are doing with movie trailers these days. Gone are the days when movie trailers basically gave you an accurate idea of what a movie is about, replaced by these two-minute light shows of cobbled-together scenes that make you think stuff like, oh, cool, another Christmas movie about a manic mess of a woman who can’t get her sh*t together even though she’s super white and super attractive.
If you want to make it to the top, you have to start small. Award-winning Chinese American pianist George Li knows that from personal experience.
As you might well expect from a play called “The Brothers Paranormal,” certain thriller aspects of the paranormal goings-on have to remain hidden from the general public. But director Mimi Katano was willing to let a few pennies drop.
Folks showed up early and in long lines for the sneak preview in Seattle of Joon-ho Bong’s new film “Parasite,” winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Bong’s seventh feature film, as a director, was the first film to win the prize with a unanimous vote from the judges, since 2013.
Right off the bat, you realize that “Raising Dion” does some things differently within the realm of the superhero genre.
Where Beauty Lies, the newest exhibition at the Wing Luke Museum, takes on the topic of beauty, particularly as it pertains to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
“When I was younger, I had a difficult time understanding what it means to be happa (half and half). What made me Japanese, and what made me Dominican? What does being American mean for a person such as myself? When my parents separated, my mother (Japanese) got custody of me, which is why I’ve spent most of my life exposed to Japanese culture. It wasn’t until later in life where I started to learn about Dominican culture through my Dad’s side in the Bronx, New York…
From “Sense and Sensibility” to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s choice of movie genres runs the gamut, yet what makes him successful is his ability to probe deep emotions—and his insistence upon stunning visuals. Both of these are present in Lee’s latest endeavor, “Gemini Man,” starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Clive Owen.