The film “Why Am I Doing This?” gets its DVD release today. It offers satirical look at what it’s like as an Asian American actor in Hollywood, while tackling issues like stereotypes, crazy Asian families, and interracial dating. The movie doesn’t follow a typical Hollywood formula, but we enjoyed the clever commentary about the struggles of Asian Americans in entertainment. Bigger name Asian American star like Tamlyn Tomita, Lynn Chen, James Kyson Lee, Garret Wang, and Gerry Bednob also lent their support to the film. If you’re an actor or actress, you’ll get a kick out of this film. With all the crap you need to put up trying to get your big break, sometimes you have to wonder “Why Am I Doing This?”
Here’s a synopsis of the film:
Lester (Anthony Montgomery) is trying be the next Seinfeld… except everyone wants him to be Martin Lawrence. Tony (Tom Huang) is trying to be the next Tom Cruise… except everyone wants him to be the Chinese delivery boy. Amber (Emma Caulfield) just wants to get a part. Against all odds, they chase the Hollywood dream, while juggling relationships, crazy families and the feeling that they’re never going to make it in this hilarious, award-winning film.
Pick up the DVD at Walmart or Amazon
“Why Am I Doing This?” is from a male point of view. For a female point of view, check out How do I pursue a career in Entertainment? with Artichoke & Peachies
Why Am I Doing This? Trailer
Stargate SG-U: 1.0 is out on DVD today with Ming Na on the cover. No love for Lou Diamond Phillips. Here’s more about Stargate Universe Season 1:
A group of soldiers, scientists and civilians fleeing an attack, is stranded billions of miles from Earth on an Ancient ship known as the Destiny. Locked on an unknown course, they must fight to survive and find a way home. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.
You can get the Stargate Universe Season 1 DVD on Amazon.
Stargate Universe Trailer
If you’re suffering from Glee withdrawal during the holidays, yourself the Glee Vol 1 DVD. It’s got the first 13 episodes of season one. Relive the singing and dancing of one of the hottest shows on TV. Go Jenna Ushkowitz! Don’t forget the Glee albums are out too.
Here’s the last episode from the first half of season one of Glee
Half-life, the acclaimed 2008 Sundance film directed by Jennifer Phang, combines live action with amazing animation to tell the powerful story of three young people. Scott Parker (Leonardo Nam), a Korean adoptee, struggles in a closeted relationship as he tries to come out to his fundamentalist parents. In his effort to communicate with them, he inadvertently jeopardizes his boyfriend’s job and their entire relationship. Meanwhile, Scott’s jaded best friend Pam (Sanoe Lake) and her precocious brother Timothy (Alexander Agate) must deal with their mother’s younger, charming, and manipulative boyfriend. Using their imaginative powers, they escape their confining home life and reinvent their world in a mind-bending conclusion.
If you missed this film on the festival circuit, you can get it now on or at Amazon. Find out why this film has won so many awards.
Interview with some of the vasts of Half-Life
The Hangover is out on DVD today with Ken Jeong’s infamous nude scene in it. He plays the villian Mr. Chow in film. See his Mr. Chow interview below.
Get the DVD at Amazon.
Ken Jeong interviewed as Mr. Chow
Glee fans. December is your month GLEE CDs and DVDs are getting released this month. Today is the release of Glee: The Music, Volume 2. You can get it on or at Amazon.
Later this month is the DVD release Glee, Vol. One: Road to Sectionals. Unfortunately, it won’t be out until after Christmas. You can get it at Amazon
Download digital episodes of Glee on as well as the soundtrack (Glee – The Music, Vol. 1) from .
Here’s Jenna Ushkowitz singing True Colors from a recent Glee episode.