I was thrilled to see that Netflix recently released a new romantic comedy featuring two Asian-American leads (Randall Park and Ali Wong). There were so many things that the film nailed that I made the above video with my wife to talk about them. We discuss what the film gets right about the Asian-American experience, and dive into details you might have missed. Check it out.
For the past seven years, I’ve recorded one second of video for every day of my life, then combined them all to create a 5-6 minute video that summarizes that year. Here is this year’s video.
Highlights from this year:
- I saw David Byrne live in concert at the very last Sasquatch Music Festival
- I attended XOXO fest in Portland
- I climbed to the top of Kokohead Crater in Oahu
- I joined a new team at Amazon (at Prime Video!)
- I ate lots and lots of food and saw lots of movies and shows
Thanks for taking a look at my life through this unique lens.
Here’s a video in which I ponder the really odd questions left by the ending of Avengers: Endgame. To make this video, I decided to subscribe to a popular stock footage company. I think you will agree that the result was not worth it.
This week: Jeff Cannata and I tackle the question of why it is we don’t watch movie trailers, and practical steps you can take if you want to do the same.
Check out Jeff’s new show at Caffeine.tv on Wednesday nights at 6PM Pacific on Caffeine.
I had a fun time chatting with Matt Singer about Shazam! recently. We discuss how it ranks in the DCEU, what it means to be a “chosen one”, and whether Zachary Levi really does look and sound like Asher Angel.
Passion of the Nerd has a video breaking down all the problems with the Buffy HD remaster. As a home video nerd, I’m fascinated by analyses like this. It’s a great look into how a show makes the jump from the 4:3 television era into the modern digital age.
I had a chance to see Jordan Peele’s new horror film Us at the Hollywood Arclight this week. In the above video, I chatted with /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta immediately after we watched the movie and are still processing its themes and storytelling. Check it out.
I was grateful to get a chance to chat recently with the filmmakers of the indie film Prospect. We talked about designing space helmets and what challenges you need to overcome when you’re trying to make a sci-fi film with mostly practical effects.
You can check out my interview in written form over at Slashfilm. Prospect is out on video on demand March 8th.