Saturday, August 19, 2017
Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, Birth of the Dragon is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man -- a battle that gave birth to a legend.
Before becoming a legendary icon, known to millions around the world, Bruce Lee was a driven young man working to establish himself as a top kung fu master. In 1964, everything changed for Lee when Wong Jack Man, a Northern Shaolin master from China, arrived in San Francisco and stepped forward to accept Lee's public challenge. Remarkably, the outcome of that ensuing confrontation was observed by only a handful of witnesses and, still hotly contested today, has taken on mythic proportions. But one thing appears certain: from that epic battle, Bruce Lee emerged as The Dragon -- the man who brought kung fu to the world.
Directed by George Nolfi, Birth of the Dragon is a lively imagining of that mythic fight. Philip Ng stars as the then unknown but irrepressibly talented Bruce Lee, and celebrated Chinese actor Xia Yu plays Wong Jack Man. The film also stars Steve McKee, Jingjing Qu, Jin Xing and Simon Yin.
Here's the trailer:
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Aaaaand we're back. Sorry, it's been a minute. After a lengthy hiatus, my original interview podcast Sound and Fury is back! Hopefully, we'll get back on track, keep things regular and stick around for a while.
In Episode 23, I talk to actor and filmmaker Justin Chon about his award-winning indie film Gook. He explains why he wanted to make a movie set during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, his Korean American family's personal connection to the conflict, and his reasoning behind the film's controversial title.
Check it out:
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Friday, August 18, 2017
Hello, internet friends. It it time, once again, to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Ji-Yeon Yuh.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
I don't know if you heard, but a horde of racist white dudes recently held a march in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. They weren't wearing hoods, but they were carrying torches and Nazi and Confederate flags to make it all too clear what they stood for: white supremacy, white power and nativism.
Ah, the ugly building blocks of our great nation.
While the man who is supposedly the President of the United States unsurprisingly refuses to denounce or distance himself from these racist shits -- let's face it, he wouldn't be in the White House without them -- some of us refuse to stand around and let literal Nazis trample, strangle and seize the soul of this democracy.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice has just launched a new pledge campaign calling on Asian Americans to come together, join the fight and take a stand against white supremacy.
"We call on all Asian Americans to join us in defending our vision of democracy -- one where we protect the vulnerable amongst us, resist efforts to erode our hard-won rights and protections, and fight to advance progress for all marginalized communities."
Read the full letter:
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Are you a fan of Korean dramas? Then this podcast is probably not for you. The Korean Drama Podcast is the K-Drama rewatch podcast by (and for) people who don't watch Korean dramas.
In season one, host Will Choi (founder of Asian AF) and I -- both self-professed Korean drama beginners -- with help and hand-holding by our resident K-Drama expert Joanna Lee, attempt to watch and discuss the 2009 megahit drama Boys Over Flowers in its entirety, episode by episode.
In this episode, a delicious ramyun scene, suspicious modeling jobs, and all around poor decision making from our heroine Jan Di as she ends up on the wrong side (again!) of the F4. We also meet a nice boy/potential love rival that seems almost too well adjusted for this show... until he suddenly becomes a creepy kidnapper...
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I have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in South Australia. Are there any time frames that I should be aware of?
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in South Australia you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and the effects of those.
However, time limits apply to lodging claim forms and finalising your claim through the compulsory third party system.
An injured person has six months from the date of the accident to file an Injury Claim form with the CTP regulator.
There are also time limits in relation to finalising any compulsory third party claim. An individual who is a minor at the date of the accident has three years from the date that they turn 18 (i.e. their 21st birthday) to finalise their claim. Anyone who is over the age of 18 years at the date of the accident only has three years from the date the accident occurred to finalise their claim. It is extremely important that these timeframes are complied with.
If you are uncertain as to your entitlements or what action you should be taking, contact one of our personal injury solicitors on 1800 324 324 or send us a message to arrange an obligation free appointment.
Yes. Yesssssssssss. Hell yes. People, our wildest dreams are coming true. Randall Park and comedian Ali Wong are set to star in a romantic comedy they wrote with Michael Golamco for Netflix.
Ali Wong, Randall Park Set To Star In Netflix Feature
According to Deadline, the untitled feature follows two childhood friends who find themselves in vastly different socioeconomic situations when they fall in love as adults. Netflix is currently looking for a director.
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