Ken Hashibe

New Beverly Cinema Report: Samurai Style

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On the 17th and 18th of July, the New Beverly Cinema had two samurai classics, HARAKIRI (1962) and SAMURAI REBELLION (1967), on their schedule. I initially wasn’t going to go to the New Beverly that month because there weren’t any Hong Kong movies, but these films still caught my eye. I finally decided to attend after learning about both films’ …

New Beverly Kung Fu Report #1

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After six “kung fu-less” months at the New Beverly Cinema, two beloved kung fu classics, SNAKE IN THE MONKEY’S SHADOW (1979) and SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW (1978), appeared on their April calendar on the 19th for their weekly “Grindhouse Tuesday” screening. Even though I’ve already seen SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW …

Q-POP Shaw Bros Art Show

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As an avid Shaw Brothers fan, it’s only natural that I would get excited for the Q Pop Shop’s “Bros vs Bros” Exhibit. The Q2 Gallery in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles presented two new art exhibits simultaneously, including “Kinoko Oukoku: Mushroom Kingdom” which is a tribute to the iconic Super Mario Bros franchise, and “Deadly Venom: Tribute to Shaw Brothers Cinema.”