First-Time Reactions to ENTER THE DRAGON

Originally published on July 26, 2018 On July 26, 1973, not even a full week following the unexpected passing of actor/martial artist Bruce Lee, ENTER THE DRAGON was released in theaters in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong-American film, directed by Robert Clouse, follows Lee as he enters a kung fu competition, in order to crack …

MULAN: 20 Years of Being Swift as a Coursing River

Originally published June 19, 2018 “I’ve heard a great deal about you, Mulan.” This line spoken by the Emperor of China encompasses the thoughts of many about MULAN; the Disney animated adaptation of the Chinese tale of the same name, which was released 20 years ago today. When her elderly father is reported for duty …

From Homemade Beginnings to a Vengeful Return: 15 Years of LUMPIA

Originally published on May 21, 2018 The Roxie Theater in San Francisco was sold out Saturday night with an anniversary screening/reunion of the quirky, Daly City-shot film, LUMPIA. With the casts of both the original film and its upcoming sequel, LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE, in attendance, this special presentation for CAAMFest 36 made for a …

30 Years Later, Studio Ghibli Double Feature Stands the Test of Times

Originally published on April 16, 2018 On April 16th, 1988, Studio Ghibli released a double feature into movie theaters all over Japan, with each of the films directed by two of the animation powerhouse’s co-founders. Those titles were MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO directed by Hayao Miyazaki and GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES directed by the late Isao …

A Retrospect of KANGA RODDY: Meet the Cast (Part 1)

Originally published on March 26, 2018 Several child actors had come in and out of the cast during the three-season run for ADVENTURES WITH KANGA RODDY. The memories of the experience still remain sentimental for two of them in particular: Cori (Najarian) Laemmel and Allison (Miller) Langley. Both of them have been in the performing …

A Retrospect of KANGA RODDY: Meet the Co-Creator

Originally published on March 19, 2018 George Chung has a long line of credits as a producer, director, and businessman in the media industry; including as executive producer for Myx TV’s CALL TO COSPLAY and oversees the streaming platform, JungoTV, as its CEO. Following a string of acting credits and a brief stint producing low-budget …