Every year, the annual Comic-Con convention invades San Diego, California in July. In probably the most anticipated panel of the convention was for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which kicks off the new trilogy of Star Wars films taking pace after the original Episodes 4,5 & 6 with Episode 7. During the audience Q&A session, director J.J. Abrams was asked: “Two young Asian fans said that one of the reasons they enjoyed Abrams’ […] Continue »
We have been following the Twinsters story since last year when they were still crowdfunding for the film, and our some of our L.A. readers even got to see the film at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), but now the documentary directed by Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto is receiving a theatrical release: THEATRICAL RELEASE: July 17 – New York (Empire 25 Time Square) July 24 – Los Angeles (Arclight Cinemas) […] Continue »
South Korean heart throb star and martial artist Lee Byung-hun takes on the role of T-1000 in the newest Terminator franchise installment “Terminator Genysis“. Lee is familiar to American viewers from previous role as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009).
Howdy Dallas! Who's kickin' it with me tomorrow at @dallascomiccon? I brought the LA sunshine & my cowgirl boots! A photo posted by Ming-Na Wen (@mingna_wen) on May 29, 2015 at 4:43pm PDT At the Dallas Comicon, both Carrie Fisher and Ming Na Wen were in attendance, and apparently, according to Ming Na Wen’s Instagram, they had an exchange that included some undressing. Wen claims to have the video of said interaction between these two […] Continue »
#robotsoldier #castleinthesky #ghibli #GhibliMuseum #HayaoMiyazaki A photo posted by Carlomus Prime (@carlomusprime) on Dec 23, 2014 at 9:41pm PST Having been a Hayao Miyazaki fan for a long time, I just had to finally visit the Studio Ghibli Museum. The unfortunate thing is that photography was not allowed inside the museum, but if you watch the movie “From Up on Poppy Hill”, school clubhouse that they build in that movie is a lot like what […] Continue »
By now, you probably heard about the controversy over actress Emma Stone playing a quarter Chinese quarter Islander half White character named Allison Ng and the whitewashing of Hawaii in the movie Aloha. But what would the movie looking like with a real quarter Chinese quarter Islander half White person playing the role? Thanks to some cutting and pasting, this actual quarter Chinese quarter Islander half White person shows us how! We have talked about […] Continue »
The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is one of the premiere Asian American festivals in the American Southwest. The festival is committed to bringing the best in Asian and Asian American cinema to the vibrant city of Austin. It is well attended and is supported by prominent cultural organizations and local businesses in one of the top cities for film in the US. The 2015 Austin Asian American Film Festival will be held from […] Continue »
The title of this movie sounds pretty standard as kung fu movies come. You’d expect that there’s a really strong kung fu guy who kills a lot of people. Well, that is actually the case, but there is a pretty interesting plot in place. Basically, there is a serial killer that kills only martial artists, and he doesn’t just go around taking out master martial artists with like a bazooka or anything–he kills them with […] Continue »
2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the western half of the Transcontinental Railroad by Chinese immigrants.Often, the immigrant Chinese’s role in this historic accomplishment has been literally white washed. As part of celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Center for Asian American Media-produced YouTube-hosted mini-documentary presents the story of these 10,000 forgotten workers through photographs, paintings and political cartoons from the period.
8Asians is proud to be a community co-presenter of KTown Cowboys at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF). As a reader of 8Asians, please enjoy a discount to this film using the code: KC15 or other films with 8ASIANS15 Screenings Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 PM (Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo) Wednesday, April 29 at 9:15 PM (CGV Cinemas 1, KTown) What a difference five years makes: back in 2010, music video director […] Continue »
8Asians is working with McDonald’s to give away free tickets for you and a guest to watch the highly anticipated documentary Twinsters at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on April 25, 2015, AND reconnect over a shared meal at McDonald’s. In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After […] Continue »