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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ built on DNA of beloved franchise

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• Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm
Audiences appear to be as dino-crazy as ever over the series of films spawned from Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic “Jurassic Park,” which was adapted from Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel about geneticists playing God with dinosaur DNA. Read More

Rita Rudner mines laughs in family, life experiences


• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 10:38 am
Comedienne Rita Rudner, a veteran of more than 35 years in comedy, star of HBO and PBS comedy specials, and a published author, has been making people laugh since she broke into comedy in the early 1980s. Read More
 
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Crime caper/thriller/social commentary ‘American Animals’ doesn’t work — any of it

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• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 10:55 am
“American Animals” can’t quite decide what it wants to be: a slick, speedy caper; a goofball comedy; or a commentary on the state of the American soul. It’s none of those — a tame and toothless creature that is neither fish nor fowl. Read More
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Kitchy “Jurassic World” features dinosaurs making mischief

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• Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ” is more fun than “Jurassic World.” It’s not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. Read More
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‘Neighbor’ takes loving look at Fred Rogers’ legacy

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• Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm
Mr. Rogers was not shy about being a role model or a benevolent authority figure. On the contrary, he took the responsibilities of adulthood seriously. He might have been the last of his kind. Read More
 
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It’s criminal what film ‘Gotti’ does to mob boss’ legacy

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That the long-gestating crime drama “Gotti” is a dismal mess comes as no surprise. What does shock is just how multifaceted a dismal mess it is. Read More

New Order announces Hawaii shows

British rock band New Order announced its 2018 tour dates today, and it included October dates on Oahu and Maui. Read More
Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Artweek


• Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 4:38 pm
Send items at least two weeks in advance of event or opening to tgif@staradvertiser.com. Photos welcome. Note: If submitting classes, please include name of instructor, address where classes will be conducted, fee and contact information. Read More

Arthouse calendar

Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Stage Calendar

An updated listing of stage-related events and productions taking place in Honolulu, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Music and Nightlife Calendar

Highlights of music- and nightlife-related events in Honolulu over the next week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Out ‘N’ About Calendar

Highlights of general interest events in Honolulu this weekend and beyond, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm
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Like the game, ‘Tag’ is a whole lot of fun

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One antidote for blockbuster fatigue during the summer is a loose, lighthearted and playful comedy. Read More
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Long-awaited ‘Incredibles’ sequel is entertaining, witty

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• Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 5:07 pm
It’s been 14 years since the premiere of Brad Bird’s beloved animated superhero film, “The Incredibles,” one of the mega-hit Pixar films that cemented the animation studio’s reputation as the production company for film humor and heart that would satisfy both parents and children. Happily, Bird has pulled it off again, in the long-awaited sequel which is as good, if not better than the original. Read More

Hook good bites during happy hour at Herringbone


• Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 5:13 pm
Herringbone, a restaurant with a “fish meets field” concept, is a winner for seafood-lovers, as its menu focuses on the ocean’s bounty. Read More

Pianist John Bayless creates masterpieces with 1 hand


• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 10:26 am
Close your eyes when John Bayless plays the piano and you will be enchanted. Read More
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A honeymoon goes awry in ”On Chesil Beach”

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• Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm
According to a famous poem by Philip Larkin, “sexual intercourse began in 1963.” It hardly seems accidental that “On Chesil Beach,” director Dominic Cooke’s new film, like the Ian McEwan novel on which it’s based, takes place mostly in the previous year. Read More

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