“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what 12 Strong ends up being.
Jana Monji, made in San Diego, California, lost in Japan several times, has written about theater and movies for the LA Weekly, LA Times, and currently, Examiner.com and the Pasadena Weekly. Currently living in LA, she has found her inner Latina dancing Argentine tango. Her short fiction has been published in the Asian American Literary Review.
Jana Monji reports on iconic actress Sophia Loren being honored at the 2014 AFI Fest.
An FFC report on "Doraemon Stand by Me."
A report on Japanese animation at the 27th Tokyo Film Festival.
An interview with Cary Elwes about "The Princess Bride."
An FFC comments on domestic violence in film and her life.
A report from SDCC on Cartoon Saloon, "The Secret of Kells," and "Song of the Sea."
An SDCC report on the Best Documentary winner "Stripped: The Comics Documentary."
The first official day of San Diego Comic-con, Thursday, I sat down with the award-winning Broadway producer Vivek J. Tiwary for an interview about his first graphic novel, "The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story," which he is adapting and producing into a feature film.