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Film Review: ‘Blinded by the Light’

I’m not big Bruce Springsteen fan, but am a big fan of the film ‘Bend It Like Beckham,’ which Gurinder Chadha directed so I was definitely going to see ‘Blinded by the Light’ where Chadha is credited directing and being … Continue reading

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Film Review: ‘A Letter to Momo’ (2011)

A Letter to Momo (Momo e no Tegami) (2011) Japanese subtitled version: Karen Miyama, Yuka, Toshiyuki Nishida, Koichi Yamadera. English dubbed version: Amanda Pace, Stephanie Sheh, Fred Tatasciore, Dana Snyder. Directed and written by Hiroyuki Okiura. Twelve-year-old Momo has recently … Continue reading

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Review: The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words (2013) Voices of Kana Hanazawa and Miyu Irino. Directed by Makoto Shinkai. Available on DVD at Amazon The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭, or Kotonoha no Niwa) is a Japanese animated movie that, to its great credit, continues one Japanese … Continue reading

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LAAPFF 2013: Mix-cultural Asians Find Their Roots

EDITORS NOTE from Joz: 8Asians is proud to be a community co-presenter of various films at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, presented by Visual Communications. One common theme that has been echoing in some of the documentaries … Continue reading

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Review: Nintendo DSi’s Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: New Year Year’s Celebration

It’s tough being a little kid, let alone growing up with different cultures. So when you actually look at this preschool title of Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: New Year’s Celebration for the Nintendo DSi, you have to smile. And guess what: … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Love Yous Are For White People

I just ended a wondrously tumultuous journey reading Lac Su’s I Love Yous are for White People. In his memoir, Su poignantly paints vivid picture after picture of his family’s escape from Vietnam and their subsequent survival in the US. … Continue reading

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Made Me Sleepy

I have to admit that I was disappointed with the third installment of the Mummy movie, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Yes, I finally got it on Blu-ray and watched it, but it seems like as those Mummy … Continue reading

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