Film and Television

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival preview

Venues Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post St. San Francisco’s Japantown (415) 346-3243 Viz Cinema 1746 Post St. San Francisco’s Japantown (415) 525-8600 Camera 12 Cinemas 201 South Second St. San Jose (408) 271-6840 Gala Presentations Surrogate Valentine “Surrogate Valentine” centers around Goh, a full time musician who imbarks on the strangest tour of his life. […]

‘Kaboom’: A college sex comedy sci-fi thriller

“Kaboom,” the new film from Gregg Araki, has been described as “sexy” and “silly.” It is certainly both of those things. However, it’s also suspenseful, thoughtful and surprisingly frightening.  The film is a college sex comedy sci-fi thriller and Araki does a graceful balancing act, with the disparate genre element — until he takes the […]

Kim Chee, Hapas and Heather Graham (and Hugh Jackman)

PBS has an interesting looking upcoming series, “The Kim Chee Chronicles,” about Marja Vongerichten, a hapa Korean adoptee, and her relationship with Korean food over her life. The show will take her back to her birth country, with her 3-Michelin-starred French restaurant chef husband, Jean-Georges and, for some strange reason (cough. ratings. cough.) her friends […]

“The Green Hornet”: John Cho vs. Stephen Chow vs. Jay Chou

So apparently, couldn’t tell John Cho and Jay Chou apart and listed the former as playing Kato in ‘The Green Hornet’ on its site. I have to admit, though, as I watched the film, I initially couldn’t help but think John Cho would have been great in that role. For the first half hour of […]

Long-running TV drama series ‘Kimpachi Sensei’ comes to an end: Popular series ran intermittently for 32 years

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The TV drama series “Sannen B-gumi Kimpachi Sensei,” which deals with timely social issues through the lives of a public junior high school teacher and his students, will conclude this spring after airing intermittently for 32 years. In the final episode, expected to be aired in late March, the main character, Kimpachi […]

ENTERTAINMENT RE-ORIENTED: Portrait of the superhero as a young man: Kato in the new ‘Green Hornet’

Since it was relegated to a garbage dump January release, expectations for “The Green Hornet” were low, despite it being a collaboration by critical darlings Seth Rogen, the screenwriter and lead actor, and Michel Gondry, the director. After seeing the film, most audiences felt they got the mess they expected. After seeing it myself, I […]

Cameron Diaz Wouldn’t Kiss Jay Chou in “The Green Hornet”

My review of “The Green Hornet” is coming out in today’s issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly. I largely liked the film a whole lot more than most critics. From an API representation perspective, it was somewhat groundbreaking, though it stops short of doing something revolutionary. From the review: “The film even seems like it’s […]

If Pixar’s ‘Up’ Were Made in 1965

By Ivan Guerro.

Tim Kang: Almost the subject of Nikkei Heritage Science Issue Editor’s Note

In an early draft of my editor’s note for the science issue of Nikkei Heritage, I made mention of an Asian American actor who appeared in a Shell gasoline ad. It turns out said actor was Tim Kang, whom I recently interviewed for the Nichi Bei Weekly. Here’s the original draft, in which I make […]

Eric Mar VS Aasif Mandvi

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c San Francisco’s Happy Meal Ban Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> The Daily Show on Facebook San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar appeared the other night on the Daily Show, which would have been fantastic if they weren’t completely unfair […]

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