Hapa Mag Launches Inaugural Issue

Originally published on September 7, 2017 Yesterday saw the release of a new magazine called Hapa Mag. Founded by Alex Chester, the voice behind the Me So Hapa blog, the mission of this quarterly publication is to celebrate and capture the many existing identities, perspectives, stories, and experiences within the Hapa community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVU5e6NmZwE&feature=youtu.be Yesterday saw …

An Unfocused Interpretation of Bruce Lee Unfolds in BIRTH OF THE DRAGON

Originally published on August 25, 2017 As of today, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is officially out in theaters for all to see. The film, directed by George Nolfi, was inspired by the infamous 1964 fight between young martial artist Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) and kung fu master Wong Jack Man (Xia Yu); several years before …

Here’s a Different Storyline for Tamlyn Tomita in COBRA KAI

Originally published on August 7, 2017 THE KARATE KID is gaining new life for a new audience next year in a YouTube Red series called COBRA KAI, where Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) find themselves on unsteady ground once more when Johnny re-opens the Cobra Kai dojo. Previously, Offender Phil suggested …

Director Alex Bocchieri on Commemorating the 442nd Infantry Regiment in New Feature Film

Originally published on May 22, 2018 “Go for broke” is a phrase in Hawaiian Pidgin that means “to wager everything.” The phrase became the motto for the 442nd Infantry Regiment; the most decorated unit in the United States Army comprised almost entirely of Japanese Americans. The story of how it got started is the core …

Of Wolf Gods and Curses: PRINCESS MONONOKE Turns 20

Originally published on July 12, 2017 PRINCESS MONONOKE: A film so highly admired and so beautifully animated, and with a story so boldly told, that it’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since this Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece was originally released. Two full decades and yet despite many animated films being done entirely on the …