Movie Industry Still Lacks Asians

Really Hollywood?? Even when casting characters in the Hunger Games…so many choices of people, but barely any Asians selected? AND the only Asian people in the cast die first. Come on. We are strong fighters. If Jackie Chan or Jet Li were a tribute…they would’ve opened a can of whoop butt on everyone! *sigh* 12 districts and barely any screen time. Sad. So Sad.

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Netflix double-take.

So I was perusing movies and shows to watch on Netflix and came across a couple of movies I thought I recognized.

You thought you saw something you recognized, didn’t you? 

Nope! Fooled me too.

I decided to click and see what they were about. Who knows? Might be even better than the real movies!

Netflix, thank you for explaining that it’s a “lower-budget alternative” to the Disney movie. I’m sure you just put that there so you don’t get angry calls from people expecting the Disney version.

I would have given the movie a chance, but you make the description sound terrible. Basically, you’re telling me it’s a cheap-o version of a good Disney movie where the girl looks for her husband so she doesn’t end up broke poor. In vain.

Let me look that up on Merriam-Webster for you:

So you mean to tell me, this girl is essentially a gold-digger, looking for a guy so she can have her money, and she FAILS?

Seriously. Who is going to watch this?!

Also, “Not every frog turns out to be a prince!”

Thanks for spoiling it. I guess the frog doesn’t turn into a prince in this one.

But wait! There’s another one!

Thanks again for reminding me it’s unrelated to the Disney film. Unfortunately, your picture looks a lot like the one from Up! Can’t blame people for thinking it’s that one movie.

I feel betrayed. Kind of like “the cake is a lie” thing.

Step Up 2 Editing Mistake

Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) is wearing a jacket. Mike is not wearing a jacket. Come on. You think people we won’t notice the only Asian guy in the film…so you allow such editing mistakes. Disappointing mistake lah you ppl.

Cuz…I am able to notice details like this…

Home movies.

Remember back in the old days when every important part of your life had to be filmed on camera? And how annoying it was to have to sit and watch all the boring parts of the video before you get to something interesting only to realize that the graduation video you recorded or the wedding you taped wasn’t that awesome? If you can’t remember, just imagine how boring it might be. The event probably wasn’t that fun the first time. Do you really want to experience it a second time?!

Aren’t we lucky to be in the age of digital cameras and film editing programs?! And you can’t forget about the magical invention of the YouTube.

Now, instead of reminiscing about someone’s 2nd birthday, you can watch some kid name Charlie biting his brother’s finger or a pair of cute otters holding hands at the aquarium.

We can’t forget the rant against the media’s attention to Britney Spears or the guy who was interviewed on the news about the intruder who went into his sister’s bedroom. (That’s right, “he’s climbin’ in yo’ windows, snatchin’ you people up, so you better hide yo’ kids and hide yo’ wife!“)

Why watch your sister’s 9th grade beauty pageant when you can watch Miss Teen South Carolina worry about the education in Africa and Iraq affecting American kids?

Don’t forget, everybody do the Thriller with the prison inmates! Just don’t attempt OK Go’s awesome treadmill choreography.

And those darn Asians in the library! Can’t they say anything else besides “ching chong, ling long, ting tong?!” Seriously!

Sometimes, YouTube can teach you to be compassionate: Someone needs to give the zombie kid a turtle. And while you are at it, give the unicorn his kidney back! And who’s going to read Kittens to the little girl so she knows what the book is really about and that kittens don’t really talk?

It’s so much more fun to share memories online with random strangers you have never met than to watch your own home movies. The best part? All the boring stuff is cut out. No more fast-forwarding through an hour’s worth of a video cassette tape.

(Actually, it’s a bit sad that I recall more viral YouTube videos than special moments in my life worth video recording. That is quite sad.)(I will leave it up to you to try to figure out which viral videos I was referring to!)

It’s Friday! Friday! Friday!