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Flower Drum Song

Flower Drum Song (1961)

Originally published September 29, 2009 Being an American of Asian descent and an avid student of classic Hollywood, Flower Drum Song was on my must-watch list for many years. It’s known as being the only musical meant for an all Asian American cast. Notice I didn’t hyphenate. Several of the characters were presented as Americans…

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Originally published January 4, 2009 Heartwarming AND heart-wrenching. The lengths one will go to for love. All within the context of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Who knew? Slumdog Millionaire had it all, as far as I’m concerned. Drama, comedy, family issues, romance, rising above what society expects of you to be. But what’s…

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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Originally published March 11, 2011 The trailer for “The Adjustment Bureau” paints the movie as an edge of your seat thriller. However, it was more of a slow burn thriller, if that makes sense. “The Adjustment Bureau” follows the life of David Norris (Matt Damon). He’s an aspiring politician with dirty laundry, and his “chance”…

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Watchmen (2009)

Originally published April 13, 2009 You can’t watch this movie just once. You’ll need to see it a few times to get everything. Wired was doing a LOT of constructive criticism during the marketing campaign for the movie. They filled in a lot of the blanks that I was bound to miss because I didn’t…

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