Having An Asian Moment: Men in Black III, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, And The Rufio prequel

I pride myself in patrolling movie and TV news and finding something relevant for our 8Asians readers — and I find TONS of news. Unfortunately I find SO much news that I get overwhelmed and have a nervous breakdown. I end up on the floor in a fetal position, crying.

I’m totally joking.

In any case, I’m going to try to stay consistent with my weekly “Having an Asian Moment” blog post. But since there’s so much information, I’m going to throw chunky bits of news by the handful — just like this:

– I attended a screening of Men In Black III earlier this week. The first scene of the movie included the multi-talented ex-front woman of Eden’s Crush, Nicole Scherzinger. It was all pretty much all downhill from there.

– I think I am one of the dozens and dozens people who were excited for G.I. Joe: Retaliation directed by Jon Chu. My excitement was put on hold when Paramount decided to move the release date from June 29, 2012 to March 29, 2013. Why the delay? Well, cinematic geniuses are going to convert the ENTIRE movie to 3D. Once again, 3D ruins my moviegoing experience.

– BANGARANG RUFIO! It looks like Dante Basco is going to breathe life back into his character of Rufio from the HIGHLY underrated movie Hook. Mr. Basco is attached to produce a prequel about the crowing, mohawked, kind of arrogant Lost Boy. Who do you think would play a good younger version of Rufio? I’m sure Dante would be fine. He hasn’t age a day since he made Hook, right?

– If you’re a fair-weathered Smash fan like I am, then you’ll probably have lukewarm feelings about the recent casting shakeup about the making-of-a-musical show. Four actors from the show have been cut from the show as featured players in the second season including homeboy Razza Jaffrey. Remember when he played a butler in the horrendous Sex and the City 2? That was unfortunate.

– The new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby hit the internet this week. (IT’S IN 3D!!!!) In addition to a sweaty Leonardo DiCaprio and what appears to be a Jay-Z soundtrack, the movie also marks the Hollywood debut of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan.

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About Dino-Ray

Dino-Ray Ramos is a movie hobbit, social media swaggerist, pop culture junkie, smart-mouthed Asian American warrior, and a well-rounded inhaler of all things entertainment. After uprooting from Texas, he migrated to San Francisco where he shares his irreverent take on high and low brow aspects of culture. In addition to feeding TheFinerDandy.com he writes for AfterElton.com, Hyphen Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. You can also boost his self-esteem by following his musings on Twitter
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