By John Liu NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY After the stellar box office run of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” in 2017, the same cast is back in an all-new adventure with a few additions and some new concepts. Jumanji has added veteran actors Danny Glover and Danny Devito, and rising star Awkwafina. Ever since I saw […]
Mark Ma is a Chinese citizen in Australia, waiting for his residency, and working for a natural gas company called GPEC, when one night of infidelity at a company schmooze fest goes south (as these things tend to do).
As a fourth generation Chinese American who grew up in a then-white Beacon Hill, Cheryll Leo-Gwinn said she “really didn’t know what it meant to be Chinese.” In Leo-Gwinn’s family, this isn’t unique.
By LINDSEY BAHR and JAKE COYLE AP Film Writers Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2019. LINDSEY BAHR “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”: Quentin Tarantino’s movie business fairy tale, featuring all-time performances from two of our great living movie stars, and the shadow of […]
The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)’s exhibit “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” didn’t originate in Seattle. But MOHAI’s guest curator Amy Bhatt wanted to make sure that local audiences saw a special, unique version.
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.