May 29, 2003 |
SOME might find it surprising to learn that actor Russell Wong -- who has been known to employ some mean martial arts moves on celluloid -- started out as a dancer. Those dance moves no doubt come in handy in weathering the strange fluidity that is Hollywood: Wong's TV series "Black Sash" was recently canceled by the WB network, but the veteran actor of "The Joy Luck Club" and "Romeo Must Die" can next be seen in the upcoming film "The Blackout Murders" with Ashley Judd and Samuel L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1995
First Judge Lance A. Ito is beamed to America's living rooms daily. Then actor Dean Cain, an Asian American, gets idolized as Superman and People magazine names actor Russell Wong to it's 50 Most Beautiful People list. Is this the year of the Asian male? That's what an Asian media group will explore during a panel discussion at the Japanese American National Museum tonight in Little Tokyo. "Is this a coincidence or has this been something that's been happening over time?"
October 15, 1994 |
The weekend offers a bundle of made-for-television movies, including today's new "Father and Scout," starring Bob Saget and Brian Bonsall, on ABC at 8 p.m. (Channel's 7, 3, and 42). Also premiering today at 8 p.m. is "Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies," starring Sean Patrick Flannery, in the first of four original films based on the ABC TV series, on cable's Family Channel. In tonight's story, Indy meets up with Hollywood legends Erich von Stroheim, Irving Thalberg and John Ford.
January 21, 1995 |
There's no time for the midseason rerun blues this weekend as plenty of first-run fare is available in a wide range of genres. * British comedian Rik Mayall dishes up some funnies in "Rik Mayall Presents," today at 6 p.m. on Bravo. * KTLA-TV Channel 5 presents two new syndicated action series--"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," today at 8 p.m., starring Kevin Sorbo, followed at 9 by "Vanishing Son," with Russell Wong. * If you get cable's Sci-Fi Channel, tune in at 8 p.m.
July 20, 1998 |
Supporters of notorious computer hacker Kevin Mitnick gathered outside Miramax Films' offices in New York last week to protest the way their hacker hero is being portrayed in an upcoming movie about his capture. "This movie makes him the Hannibal Lecter of hacking," said Emmanuel Goldstein, 38, who organized the protest and edits the pro-hacker 2600 Magazine. "It demonizes Kevin to an unbelievable extent."
March 22, 2000 |
"Romeo Must Die" may take its inspiration from Shakespeare, but in a Jet Li martial-arts action thriller it's more likely that Li, as the hero, will be the last man standing. So don't take that title too seriously, though certainly there are plenty of characters who are most eager to see Li removed from the scene, permanently. The scene happens to be the Oakland waterfront, four choice acres controlled by Delroy Lindo's Isaak O'Day and Henry O's Ch'u Sing.