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 Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I am on a diet. I feel like I say that a lot. Actually, you can probably figure out how old I am by the number of times I say I’m on a diet every year. It’s like counting the rings in the cross section of a tree. Ah, […]
Thank you for your support! It is with pride and joy that Tsue Chong is moving forward into a new century. We are profoundly grateful of your friendship, loyalty, and generous support over the decades. We would not be here without the support of the community. Our grandfather started the business 100 years ago. We, […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters Written by Margaret Dilloway, illustrated by Choong Yoon Disney Hyperion, 2016 Xander Miyamoto is not exactly what you’d call hero material. Athletics are not his strength and at 12, all the sixth-grader wants to do is draw comics and create computer […]
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 […]
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.