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An artist’s rendering of a scene from the film “Minari,” where a Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in hopes of achieving their American Dream.

‘Minari’ makes ethnic minorities like myself feel represented

Andrew Park March 11, 2021

Raised by South Korean immigrant parents in America, my ethnicity is naturally Korean American; growing up as an ethnic minority, my cultural identity largely defined who I am.  When watching American...

Joel (Dylan O’Brien, “The Education of Frederick Fitzell”) confronts Minnow (Ariana Greenblatt, “The One and Only Ivan”) about his decision to leave her and Clyde (Michael Rooker, “The Dark Tower”) to reunite with his girlfriend in Paramount Pictures’ “Love and Monsters” released Oct. 16. Originally, the film was scheduled for a Feb. 12, 2021 release under the name “Monster Problems.”

‘Love and Monsters’ offers just right amount of thrills for Halloween treat

Hope Li October 25, 2020

A hybrid of “Jurassic World” with its giant dinos and “The Maze Runner” with its pandemic-induced plot, “Love and Monsters” offers viewers a fast-paced adventure and a fresh take on the importance...

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

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

The group of actors for the fall musical,

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

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...

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

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

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...

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