#TBT: Revisiting Prudence From ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Originally published on September 14, 2017 Entertainment Weekly unexpectedly made me realize how much time has passed, when it released a listicle today of the songs from the Beatles jukebox musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, in honor of its tenth anniversary. In the midst of praises for Evan Rachel Wood’s vocal performances throughout the film, one …

The Maori-Dubbed MOANA is Debuting During New Zealand’s Maori Language Week

Originally published on September 8, 2017 Matewa Media, in association with Disney, is proud to present the Maori-dubbed MOANA. The film’s release is to coincide with New Zealand’s Maori Language Week, which kicks off on Monday, and will run until September 17th. This dub of MOANA is highly anticipated, for according to the New Zealand …

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 …

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 …