On the evening of the very last day of 2010, my husband and I zig-zagged our way through the Musashi-Kosugi train station markets where I admired clear plastic boxes of fresh shrimp tempura and soba.
A quirky 7-11 worker that demands uniformity, but not conformity, finds his place under the sun in “Right Place,” a delightful very short 5+ minute film.
I have always liked Ricardo Montalban, the only individual on this planet capable of doing justice to Kahn. He was so good as Kahn that “Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn” became one of my favorite Trek movies.
On a recent job interview with a local bank, the Vice President spent close to five minutes expressing her surprise that I was Japanese. “You look Chinese..,” she kept saying, as if waiting for me to get on my knees and confess that I lied. “Your skin is so white!,” she would continue, “and Japanese are so brown.”
My friend Carol was the only other person I knew who watched “Majin, Monster of Terror” on Creature Features. We were both dedicated fans of Creature Features, a late-night weekend show hosted by Bob Wilkins.
A. I am happy that there is a new Godzilla movie, although I am a bit peeved about the ongoing use of his image in so many crass television and print advertisement.