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First season of Netflix’s Korean-imported drama quite ‘Okay’ to binge watch

An artist's rendering of a scene from Netflix's Korean-imported TV series,

Yeihn Lee

August 29, 2020

It’s a classic story revolving around a pair of star-crossed lovers -- only with a hint of mild horror yet still quite satisfying to watch. The debut season of the Korean TV drama, “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,” originally aired from June 20-Aug. 9 in South Korea but has been available for st...

Can’t go ‘wong’ with videos about Asian-American culture, identity from Wong Fu Productions

Founded in 2003, Wong Fu Productions has posted several of its video shorts about Asian-American culture and identity for viewing on its featured works page.

Anthony Keem

May 15, 2020

With such little Asian representation in today's Hollywood media, Wong Fu Productions has provided a unique perspective that continually explores the nuances and the richness of the culture Asian Americans bring with them. By creating everything from short films to original series, the 17-year-old, Pasad...

Netflix’s gory, violent ‘The Decline’ best for those with a strong stomach

Locked and loaded, the survivalist trainees led by Alain (left) get ready for their next training exercise in Netflix's

Sydnee Tallant

May 6, 2020

A few weeks into California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order to flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve, Netflix released a Quebec-produced film aptly titled, “The Decline.” One can easily fill in the blanks after these two words:  “The Decline … of motivation to do school work.”...

Get ready to sing along with Disney Plus’ latest movie adaptation of the young adult novel, ‘Stargirl’

Hope Li

March 22, 2020

In a March 13 interview with USA Today, Grace VanderWaal said she wrote her song, “Today and Tomorrow,” on the set of her debut film, “Stargirl,” without any intention of including it in the movie. The 16-year-old “America’s Got Talent” Season 11 winner said she showed it to the movie’s director Julia Hart (“Fast Color”), who ...

Fall musical ’Sister Act’ to be staged off campus — just one of many firsts for Sunny Hills’ theater program

The group of actors for the fall musical,

Daniel Kong

October 16, 2019

This fall’s musical, “Sister Act,” will have several firsts for theater teacher Amanda Gieser. First time the performances will be held off campus -- because of Performing Arts Center modernization at Sunny Hills, audiences will have to travel to Buena Park High School’s theater to watch “Sister...

‘47 Meters Down’ not worth taking the dive to watch

Alex (Brianne Tju) swims into a thin underwater passage in which she finds human remains. Image from the EPK.TV.

Michelle Buckley

August 25, 2019

Is it really summer without a grotesque shark movie hitting theaters? Probably not. That is, if the film is any good.  If not, then it’s safe to say that the film should be prevented from killing the June-August mood. Such is the case of “47 Meters Down: Uncaged.” Released on Aug. 16, the...

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