Laughing with My Mouth Wide Open

The title itself, “Laughing with My Mouth Wide Open,” as well as the brightly colored poster can lead to expectations of chuckles and laughs from this one-woman show performed and written by Gwendoline Yeo and directed by Mark St. Amant. The audience did receive comedy, but they also received a glimpse of reality. Starting off…

Oh Hollywood, why

After dragging itself out of a dispute over rights to the original story, Oldboy (a Japanese manga by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya that was adapted into a critically acclaimed Korean movie in 2003), is back on track to be made into a Hollywood remake. There are three big-name directors who could become attached to…

Asians (who are sidekicks)

The Green Hornet is set to be released in January 2011. I hadn’t read the comic when the first news about it came out (and I haven’t read it yet, even now), so at first I thought Jay Chou was the Green Hornet. The first article I read discussed the controversy and issues raised by…

Asians (who are superheroes)

I’d heard about Secret Identities–the Asian American superhero anthology–a few times before, but I never got around to reading it until news came out that a second volume is slated for release in 2012 (the details are here). I ordered it on Amazon, read it, and loved it. It’s so refreshing to see Asians as superheroes,…