New York Asian Film Fest Everyone?

For the last ten years, at around this time, the place to be was at the New York Asian Film Festival. Now, in its eleventh year, the place to be is still the New York Asian Film Festival, at its super plush and cuddly home in the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center and the
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And Now for Something Completely Ridiculous

I always wondered why the “Vikings” from How to Train Your Dragon spoke with thick Scottish accents…. First, some background. Jeffrey Katzenberg was responsible (mostly according to him, partially according to his studio nemeses) for the resurgence of Walt Disney animation during the Michael Eisner administration (resulting in everything from Beauty and the Beast to
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Bearly “Brave”

First things first: Disney/Pixar’s Brave is beautiful to look at, its “mother/daughter” theme is solid, and its heroine is enchanting. It is also preceded by La Luna, the latest in a long line of Pixar pre-film cartoons, which is absolutely magical and everything a Pixar film should be. As with many of its previous films,
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Martial Arts in Media 6/12

Got some vaguely promising, vaguely troubling, kung fu films on the horizon, not the least of which is Stephen Fung’s (House of Fury) new cyberpunk adventure Tai Chi 0. It’s set to be released in the States by Well Go USA in the fall (although I’m hoping to get a scene or trailer to sneak
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Better Albuquerque Than Never

I was supposed to guest here last year, but my first “Mental Martial Arts/Karmic Kung-Fu” seminar was held on the same date at the Open Center in New York City. Well, hopefully, that old adage “good things are worth waiting for” works both ways. I’m scheduled to appear along with many greats from movies, TV,
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