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Jon M. Chu Makes Airline Safety Videos Actually Interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtyfiPIHsIg As someone who flies almost every month, I usually tune out the safety talk, with the aim of being asleep before the airplane takes off. This flight safety video that Jon Chu made for Virgin America is one that … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: “Movement” For Microsoft Surface

This commercial is not so notable for Asian Americans in it as the Asian Americans behind it, such as director Jon M. Chu (GI Joe 2, Step Up 2, Step Up 3D, Justin Biefer:  Never Say Never) and our favorite … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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John Chu’s G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation Trailer Is Asian Enough

http://youtu.be/bSX2oxLdcWA The first full trailer for John Chu’s kind of anticipated G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation flooded blogs and websites. The follow-up to the first million dollar installment worthy of B-movie acclaim, looks promising. It has lots of explosions, guns, Asian … Continue reading

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Jon Chu Talks About Directing ‘G.I. Joe 2’

Earlier in March, we found out that Hollywood’s Asian American token director Jon Chu was going from singing Bieber’s “Baby” to hollering “YO JOE!” In other words, he will be directing the much-anticipated sequel to G.I. Joe. Actually, calling it … Continue reading

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Jon Chu Goes from Bieber to G.I. Joe 2

The transformation is nearly complete: director Jon Chu is becoming the Asian Brett Ratner. Fresh off his stint with Justin Bieber’s groundbreaking (and in 3D!) documentary, Never Say Never, Chu was tapped last week to hop into the cockpit of … Continue reading

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