Trailer Parkin’: Revenge of the Green Dragons

Sometimes AzN and CBruhs spend a whole day’s worth at work emailing each other back and forth about something random until we both realize we should probably just copy/paste and make it into a blog post. This, as you may have guessed, is one of those times. 

AZN: Did you see this? It looks awesome, but just like Revenge of the Nerds, I was wondering where the original film, The Green Dragons is? Never mind, that kinda sounds like a Chinese fast food chain.

CBRUHS: Wow, that movie could be huge; in terms of Asian repping. Like the next Better Luck Tomorrow. Or it could be really bad, but the fact the director is actually Asian gives me hope that the characters will be portrayed with humanity. Like Justin Chon won’t be wearing a bra and a teddy bear glued to his wiener. Or that kid from Glee will take off his shirt.

AZN: It’s gonna take a lot for me to hop back on the HK cinema train. To keep the analogy going, I’ve long since gotten on the plane and landed in Korea and am now firmly affixed at Seoul Station never to set foot back in HK. Was that clear enough?

CBRUHS: Maybe Scorcese exec producing this movie is his way of paying back the favor of ripping off Infernal Affairs? I hope he pays viewers the favor of making Harry Shum Jr. git nekkid.

1360749946_infernal-affairs-2002-33-gAZN: If I was Wai-Keung Lau and Martin Scorsese wins a GD oscar for MY movie idea and forgot to thank the Infernal Affairs team for sourcing him the original material, then the least he can do is EXECUTIVE produce my movie. Executive producing a movie is the equivalent of a “digital introduction” which is right up there with forwarding a PDF to someone in the work world. And did I say “source”? I meant stole cause every Bostonian I know thinks this was a homegrown Boston crime story and no one knows who Wai-Keung Lau is and what Infernal Affairs 1, 2, and definitely 3 are.

CBRUHS: The trailer kinda made me homesick for my old Chinatown neighborhood (altho this took place in Queens) and is serving up a touch of Notorious MSG realness. I’m a sucker for matching jackets, wifebeaters, and manperms. I once asked an ex-banger friend of mine if they were accepting interns. Wish I was playin’ but I’m not.

AZN: If this movie were made in the ’80s I might be a gangster right now. Instead, I had Dustin Nguyen playing a “Japanese” undercover cop. Worst case scenario this might make Asian American gangsters more known in the mainstream which means breaking down Asian American stereotypes right? Hello? Right? Don’t make me come in there looking for your Bank of A-Mattress.

CBRUHS: Affirmative. Here’s where I say something about throwing off the yoke of the Model Minority Myth and the imperative of broadening AAPI media representation. And Harry Shum Jr.’s chesticles.

revenge-of-the-green-dragons-slice-560x186AZN: I’m just super glad Justin Chon is surviving the Twilight series. If he gets an Oscar nom from this he would be getting rewarded, like Anna Kendrick, for recovering from their “Bella’s BFF crew” role for all three (or was it four?) Twilight films. A feat in itself.

CBRUHS: You know what’s also a feat? Mike Chang’s physique. Is his 12-pack — uh, I mean Revenge of the Green Dragons gonna be screening in 4D??

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Top Five Asian Hotties

Patrick and Stephen of The National Film Society made a noteworthy video last month paying tribute to their “Top 5 Asian Hotties”. And it’s not Grace Park, Olivia Munn, or Ling Valentine — but hottie Asian MENS!

WARNING: Contains shirtless Harry Shum Jr….gird your loins, people.

I appreciate the commentary here, especially the attention to details like tracksuit panache, bone structure, and…abs that could knock your teeth out. While Bruce Lee is a DUH and in my opinion should be “#1 Asian Hottie Supreme of the Galaxy For Ever and Ever Amen”, I like the inclusion of unusual suspects — like the manly, bellowing Toshiro Mifune. Again, great attention to detail, guys. Cheers and long live the hotness.

America’s Best Dance Crew What?

We at BcB have always prided ourselves for being the most informative source of ABDC news among all the Asian American blogs (we will battle anyone that thinks otherwise). But since ABDC has sucked the past few go-arounds, what to do? Luckily for us, there’s the League of Extraordinary Dancers, and they look damn good:

So why are we so into this stuff? Is there even an Asian American angle? Well, other than the fact that I do like Filipinos dancing (as Lil Mama would say), this new crew is the brainchild of John M. Chu, Asian American director of Step Up 2 the Streets. In between that movie and now, he’s been doing YouTube videos with “battles” between his crew and, uh, Miley Cyrus (I guess he knows his demographics). I’ll forgive him for that, but only because the crew’s choreography is done by “The Other Asian” from Glee and Step Up 2 the Streets, Harry Shum, Jr. So what now? Are they doing a show with these folks or is this a one time thing on So You Think You Can Dance?

PS. Kid Rainen from Jabbawockeez is on the crew, as well as three of my future ex-wives.

Thanks RyRy!