What GODZILLA, An Asian-American Icon, Has Been Trying To Tell Us For Like 65 Godzilladamned Years Now

What better way to close out Asian Pacific American Heritage Month than with release of a new GODZILLA film by director Michael Dougherty, who is of mixed-race Asian heritage (his mother is Vietnamese) from Columbus, Ohio. As we know, one of Godzilla’s most endearing traits is he hardly, if ever, says anything in a language…

MELANCHOLYBALL Season A Is On The Way! Support Via Patreon And It’ll Happen!

This here blog Melancholyball.com is also the hub for my production company, Melancholyball Media. I’m pleased to announce that our slate of projects-in-development has reached the stage where we may as well call it what it is: A full season of independently-produced live entertainment, stage performances, videos and theme parties, ideally to culminate in production…

A Chat With Jennifer Phang, Director of CLOAK & DAGGER Season 2 Episode 1: “Restless Energy”

Marvel’s CLOAK & DAGGER Season 2 premiered last week on Freeform; graciously returning for a fresh new interview is filmmaker Jennifer Phang, who directed S2’s premiere episode “Restless Energy.” (My earlier chats with Phang on her work on CLOAK & DAGGER S1 and THE EXPANSE can be found here and here.) Dom Mah: Hi again!…

19 CAPTAIN MARVEL Easter Eggs & Rad References You Might’ve Missed Because 2019 Itself Is A Total Shitstorm

….And it’s looking like ‘19 is gonna be another tumultuous year for the planet, am I right? And yet we still push ahead. SPOILERS for the CAPTAIN MARVEL film ahead, as well as fun facts, science-fiction trivia, and Marvel Minutiae: 1. The score by Pinar Toprak is, I would opine, a bad-ass score. One of the…