Okay, so the movie “Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins” is for entertainment. It’s for comic book fans (I guess?), GI Joe fans (maybe!), and definitely for fans of Henry Golding, fans of Asian actors in general, and fans of representation for Asians and Asian Americans in Hollywood.
M. Night Shyamalan greeted moviegoers in a special introduction to “Old,” his fourteenth film as a director. He spoke directly into the camera, welcoming us back to the big theaters with the big screens, saying how proud and happy he was creating movies for the big screen since 1999 (he tends to ignore his first two films, 1992’s “Praying With Anger” and 1998’s “Wide Awake”). And he spoke of how grateful he was that the moviegoing experience can begin anew in the wake of COVID-19.
The Northwest Nikkei Museum (NNM), part of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, on July 16 hosted local fourth-generation Japanese American artist activist Erin Shigaki, as part of its Speaker Series.
Those looking for definitive answers about Naomi Osaka and how she copes with the demands of her career and fame shouldn’t expect to find them in a new Netflix docuseries about the four-time Grand Slam champion.
When Grace Park was 10 years old, she realized that art can bridge distances between different races. Park was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in the fifth grade. She wasn’t fluent in English and felt like she didn’t belong at her new school.
Bowen Yang makes history as the first Chinese American man and first “Saturday Night Live” featured player to be nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. This year’s nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 13 during a live event streamed on the Television Academy’s website. If he wins, Yang […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I settled into my seat for “F9,” expecting nothing new from the long-running “Fast & Furious” franchise. I was not wrong. Over 145 minutes, I got a lot of slam-bang action, a lot of stuff blowing up, a lot of utterly unbelievable stunts that push the franchise further towards […]
Wish Dragon is a Chinese American animated film directed by Chris Appelhans and produced by Jackie Chan. Is seeing Jackie Chan’s production company a foreshadowing of cool martial arts in the film?
No matter how we may long for it, healing does not happen, for a person, a group, or a nation, until the past is revisited and the present repaired. This is what Vietnamese writer, director, and fashionista, Sally Tran discovered while making “Centuries and Still,” a short film tracking the legacy of anti-Asian discrimination in the United States.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The incarceration of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II is in itself no secret. But as writer Tamiko Nimura asserted about her work on a new graphic novel of the camps, “I’m hoping that people inside and outside the Japanese American community will see that the […]