Entertainment Spotlight

The Year of Sheltering Dangerously

Posted by AC Team - on Wednesday, 03 March 2021

The Year of Sheltering Dangerously
The Year of Sheltering Dangerously By Ben Fong-Torres   Well, hasn’t THIS been a fun 365? As we approached the anniversary of the shelter-in-place orders for the San Francisco Bay Area, on March 16, I thought of some of the changes we’ve been through.  In February, our calendar was packed with restaurant dinners and a large, loud gathering at Harbor Villa, saluting our friend, the civil rights attorney Dale Minami. And there was my 24th time as co-anchor of the...

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FOB Squad

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 08 August 2003

Wayne Chiang achieved his first 15 minutes of fame by winning the StarCraft Brood War World Championship in 1999. He parlayed his new-found fame to eventually meet his idol Eugene of S.E.S. that same year, appearing off-camera in the music video "Love." Wayne is currently a student at UCSD and spends his free time on FOB Squad , his comic strip on the lives and misadventures of two Asian dudes, Wes and Joey.

FOB Squad 1.02

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 16 September 2003

Wes and Joey dole out some education by visiting an aquarium.

Enter to Win A Trip to the New Orleans Jazz Festival and DVD Classics from Universal!

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 11 February 2004

Enter to Win a Trip for 2 Couples to the famed New Orleans Jazz Festival and your own set of the cult classic "Imitation of Life" just released by Universal Studios Home Video.

Considered one of the most acclaimed films of its time, Universal Studios Home Video is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the timeless classic by featuring both the original 1934 and 1959 versions on one disc.

A favorite of many, this is the first time ever that you can own the original 1934 version.

"Imitation of Life" - brought to life the reality of racial misogyny and the hidden conflicts that for many in America during this era, the ability to pass as white presented the opportunity for a better life. Timeless and still relevant today, Universal's "Urban Suite" DVD set is being introduced to a whole new generation.

Enter to Win exciting prizes, including a vacation for two to the 35th
Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

TO ENTER:

Entry can be done online or by mail. To learn more visit:
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Winners will be announced April 5, 2004.
Complete sweepstakes rules are available by request at
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Director Greg Pak's Robot Stories screens nationwide this month

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 13 February 2004

Charlotte Sometimes director Eric Byler Reviews Robot Stories

Winner of over 23 film festival awards, Robot Stories is science fiction from the heart, four stories in which utterly human characters struggle to connect in a world of robot babies and android office workers.

The stories include: My Robot Baby , in which a couple (Tamlyn Tomita and James Saito) must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; The Robot Fixer , in which a mother (Wai Ching Ho, Best Actress, St. Louis Int'l Film Festival and Puchon Int'l Fantastic Film Festival ) tries to connect with her dying son by completing his toy robot collection; Machine Love , in which an office worker android (Greg Pak) learns that he, too, needs love; and Clay , in which an old sculptor (Sab Shimono) must choose between natural death and digital immortality.

Awards include the Special Jury Award for Emotional Truth from the Florida Film Festival ; Best Feature Film
from the Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival , the Sci Fi London Film Festival , the DC APA Film Festival , and the F Korean American Media Arts Festival ; and Audience Awards from the Fantastisk Film Festival in Sweden , the Boston Fantastic Film Festival and the Michigan Film Festival .

Charlotte Sometimes director Eric Byler Reviews Robot Stories

In film school we are warned against anthology films, the wisdom being that three or more separate segments are unlikely to add up to a cohesive whole. If cohesion is an indisputable criteria, Greg Paks...

ENTER AsianConnections' Harold & Kumar Giveaway!

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 22 July 2004

Harold and Kumar are trying to get to White Castle. AsianConnections is celebrating their adventure and giving away some dope gear inspired by the movie! Enter Now!

AsianConnections.com and FiringSquad.com proudly present "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle" Dope Gear Giveaway .

HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE stars JOHN CHO, KAL PENN, and is directed by Danny Leiner and distributed by New Line Cinema.

To enter, CLICK HERE and enter your name and email address for a chance to win one of eleven prizes including: official CD's featuring music from Harold and Kumar, autographed mini posters, autographed "Got Munchies" CD-ROMs, or the Grand Prize: an official Harold and Kumar T-shirt, Trucker Cap, and a cup of goodies all inspired by the movie! Good Luck!!

"HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE" is rated R (MPAA).

"HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE" on July 30th !!!

OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

Harold Lee (John Cho) is stuck in a low-level investment banking job, overworked and definitely under-appreciated by his colleagues, who arent shy about handing off their own work for him to finish over the weekend. To make matters worse, he cant find the courage to talk to his pretty neighbor (Paula Garces) from down the hall at home.

While Harold toils away, his best friend, Kumar Patel (Kal Penn), is doing everything he can to avoid the real world, valiantly upholding his carefree partying ways while making half-hearted attempts to gain admittance to medical school and...