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Gook Tells a Timely Poignant Story of Black-Asian Relations

posted by Mandy Day
Gook screening at SDAFF

Alex Chi, Ben Munoz and James Yi at screening of Gook at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.
Photo by John Pascasio

By Mandy Day

For those of us whose love of film often intertwines with our involvement in social justice issues,  we often need reminders about the history that played a large part … Read more

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Hollywood Studio Picks Up Justin Chon’s Gook

posted by Randall

 Gook by Justin Chon
 
Justin Chon’s Gook will be screened nationwide this summer.
 
The Next Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival has been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films, reported Variety.
 
The film evolves around the story of two Korean American brothers and their unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African American girl during … Read more

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Mar 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on KPop Parody from Asian American Social Media Stars Tops the Charts

KPop Parody from Asian American Social Media Stars Tops the Charts

posted by Randall

Boys Generally AsianIn just five days, a song intended to be a parody of Kpop has generated five million views on You Tube.
 
Boys Generally Asian is a group of five actors and social media stars consisting of Ryan Higa, David Choi, Philip Wang, Justin Chon, and Jun Sung Ahn.
 
Next Shark reports the song … Read more

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Jul 13, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Seoul Searching May Be the Biggest Asian American Film since Better Luck Tomorrow

Seoul Searching May Be the Biggest Asian American Film since Better Luck Tomorrow

posted by Louis Chan

 

 

 

Benson Lee directed Seoul Searching

Benson Lee directed Seoul Searching


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Writer

Wearing a leather jacket, dark shades and spiky hair, teen Sid Park (Justin Chon) arrives at Seoul Kimpo Airport acting as high as a kite.  He’s set to embark on a summer of excessive drinking, teen hi jinks and, unbeknownst to … Read more

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San Diego Asian American Film Festival Goes Seoul Searching
Nov 13, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on San Diego Asian American Film Festival Goes Seoul Searching

San Diego Asian American Film Festival Goes Seoul Searching

posted by Mandy Day

By Mandy Day

At the San Diego Asian Film Festival, one of the United States’ premiere film festivals, there is a film for every taste. Many are independent films and some are mainstream theatrical releases in their home countries. There are horror movies, comedies, short films, Kung Fu classics, and documentaries made by San Diego … Read more

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Mar 10, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Review: Kev Jumba & Justin Chon Forced to Man Up

Review: Kev Jumba & Justin Chon Forced to Man Up

posted by Randall

Man UpBy Sung Kim

YouTube sensation Kev Jumba (Kevin Wu) and movie star Justin Chon star in one of the most entertaining films of 2015, Man Up. Kevin, who plays Martin, is faced with a dilemma that many young people face today: early unwed pregnancies. Martin’s girlfriend, Madison (Galadriel Stineman), announces her pregnancy to Martin … Read more

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Dec 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Korea Times: Korean American Film Chosen for Sundance

Korea Times: Korean American Film Chosen for Sundance

posted by Randall

Seoul SearchingA film inspired by the racist depiction of Asian Americans in the film Sixteen Candles will make its debut at Sundance next month.

Seoul Searching will be included in Sundance’s  Premiers lineup, a showcase of some of the most highly anticipated dramatic films of the year, reports the Korea Times.

The film is directed … Read more

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Oct 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Complex: Revenge of the Green Dragons an Eye Opener for Harry Shum Jr

Complex: Revenge of the Green Dragons an Eye Opener for Harry Shum Jr

posted by Randall

Harry Shum JrRevenge of the Green Dragons starring Harry Shum Jr., Justin Chon and Kevin Woo opens in selected cities nationwide today.

The film produced by Martin Scorsese and co-directed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo is based on Asian street gangs in New York in the 1980s.

“Paul Wong is this soft-spoken, very basic gang leader … Read more

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Aug 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Deadline: Star-Studded ‘Revenge of the Green Dragons’ Debuts Trailer

Deadline: Star-Studded ‘Revenge of the Green Dragons’ Debuts Trailer

posted by Theodore Tae

Revenge of the Green Dragon Movie PosterAn upcoming action crime drama flick featuring an all-star Asian American cast has finally released its trailer, reports Deadline.

 Asamnews ran the trailer earlier, but this post has a little more information about the movie.

Directed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, Revenge of the Green Dragons is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and … Read more

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Apr 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on KPop Starz: 7 Korean American Leading Men

KPop Starz: 7 Korean American Leading Men

posted by Randall

Ken Jeong The article in KPop Starz   featured 7 Asian American leading men in Hollywood.

But when I went down the list, none of them were really leading men.

It’s not that they wouldn’t make good leading me. All of them have played in supportive roles.

That’s the sad part. Hollywood doesn’t think these men could attract … Read more

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