Now on Creators.co

The essence of Asian & Entertained can now be found on Creators.co, at creators.co/@abekoby. This site will remain open, as it contains all of my older work, and I’ll still be able to respond to any comments on the older pieces. Check out my first post, on the 1996 blockbuster, “Independence Day.” And thanks to everyone who … Continue reading

Xpocalypse Now: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

Xpocalypse Now: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

It’s hard to believe it’s been long enough since the last X-Movie installment, 2014’s “Days of Future Past” that it was time for another one. Even odder is the fact that two Marvel Comics properties are actually in theaters at the same time competing for movie dollars, and it’s also the third Marvel Comics movie … Continue reading

A Boy Stranded … in a Room (“Room”)

A Boy Stranded … in a Room (“Room”)

Much regarding the story of “Room” has been written about on the Internet already, so it’s probably difficult to avoid reading about how the movie unfolds, but as I read little about it before seeing it, I found that I was better off for doing so. I will talk about the movie in detail, so … Continue reading

A Man Stranded … Among Women (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)

A Man Stranded … Among Women (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)

Oscar season is upon us once again, so it’s time to examine the Best Picture nominees in all their whiteness.  —————————————— Returning to a once-acclaimed franchise that’s last iteration was released 30 years ago and not well received is generally not a recipe for success at the box office, and especially not when it comes to raking … Continue reading

SPOILERS: About that “Star Wars” thing

SPOILERS: About that “Star Wars” thing

Now that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has been out for a while, it seems like a good time to start talking about it. If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for? If you have seen it or don’t fear spoilers, then feel free to read on…   **************SPOILERS********************   If you’re … Continue reading

Declaration of (Star) War(s)

Declaration of (Star) War(s)

I will be seeing “The Force Awakens” on Saturday, so I’ll be one of the last people I know who’s going to make it to the theater for the film. I’ve pretty much run out of time on my JJ Abrams thing, because I’m terrible at sticking to my own script. But before I see … Continue reading