Meme Alert: Obama is Reading Your Email and the NSA knows you’re a dog

While the NSA’s scandal continues to dominate the news and with the leaker, Edward Snowden now publicly open with the reasons for leaking the documents, there’s also humor in some of the reactions. Meme culture has some pretty humorous responses to the news. There’s a whole tumblr dedicated to the idea of Obama is checking … Continue reading

Third Time’s the Charm – Thoughts on Cinequest

On my third day of actually seeing films I finally seemed to get it right. I took today easy on the film side due to that whole it’s a weekday and I should be an adult and do professional things. But I took the time to catch two films and I finally chose a selection … Continue reading

Back at the Movies

It’s that time of year again. And yesterday I spent the afternoon at Cinequest seeing several films and found – I’m less excited about it than last year. To be fair – I’m comparing the net effect of last year’s festival with only the beginning of this years – so ask me next week and … Continue reading

The Newsroom Women

Much has already been said about the problematic dynamic of women’s representation in Aaron Sorkin’s newest TV show, The Newsroom. (See here, here, here, and just Google “Newsroom Women” if you want more…) And tonight we got more of same. Which doesn’t surprise me, but here’s a few things that would be quick fixes if … Continue reading

SFIAAFF30 – Nice Girls Crew

Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing a Center for Asian American Media produced project, Nice Girls Crew with a sold out screening at the Kabuki Theater. Sheetal Sheth, Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen were stellar in their performances of three long time frienimies who attempt to start a book club but instead use the … Continue reading

Cinequest and SFIAAFF

Today I once again saw 3 film, however they were spaced between 2 festivals. (I am blogging this from my photo so pardon any autocorrect errors please!) I began the day with the Sunflower Hour, a comedy that looks at the dysfunctional characters behind children’s TV shows. It was rude, crude, and crass in the … Continue reading

Another Day at the Movies

Today I saw a collection of shorts in addition to one feature film, How to Cheat. However I don’t have time at the moment to review all of the shorts. But if you like the unexpected and sometimes creepy/horror genre then the Shorts 5 collection has enough good stuff to be worth your time. They … Continue reading

Originally posted on Parry Shen's Blog:
I wanted to do a good thing.  Really. It sounded like a good idea on paper to give a free show to all the folks out there but things just didn’t pan out the way I planned.  See for yourselves. Guess it’s probably best to just see it in…

Tuesday at Cinequest

Today I saw 2 films – but due to entering one of them late, I feel it would be unfair to give a review based on an incomplete viewing. The film Four Lovers was not what I expected – when one hears there’s a film about sex, couples and exploring relationships there’s the certain amount … Continue reading

Yes We’re Open Music Video – All of Our Friends

If you’re interested in seeing teaser shots from the film and a karaoke style performance from Lynn Chen and Parry Shen in HP Mendoza’s song for the comedy, Yes We’re Open, check this out. Official “All of Our Friends” MV from Yes, We’re Open on Vimeo.