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Christopher Robin’s BFF: a bear, fuzzy and funny

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The misfortune of “Christopher Robin” is not only that it comes a year after “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” an earnest if sentimental tale about Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne and his son, Christopher Robin Milne, but that it arrives a few months after the screwball radiance of “Paddington 2.” Read More

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger reveals secrets of millenial generation

Iliza Shlesinger made her mark when she became the youngest competitor, and the first woman, to win “Last Comic Standing” in 2008. Read More

To Do: Nelly, George Lopez, Jim Jefferies, Creed Bratton

Highlights of events scheduled to take place in Honolulu over the weeks and months ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More

Traditional art, food and models featured at tattoofest

The Seventh Annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo presents tattoo industry celebrities Big Gus, Megan Massacre, Nikki Simpson, Nikko Hurtado and Justin Coppolino — all are scheduled to appear and tattoo during the weekend. Read More
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Kate McKinnon shines in slapstick ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

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What pleases in “The Spy Who Dumped Me” isn’t the twists and turns of the plot, it’s what Kate McKinnon fills into the interstitial moments, such as strange asides about how her teeth are so freakishly strong her orthodontist published a paper. Read More
 

‘Tattoo Nightmares’ star Big Gus headlines Pacific Ink & Art Expo

Internationally known master tattoo artist Big Gus is widely known for starring in Spike TV’s reality show “Tattoo Nightmares.” He’ll be at the 7th Annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo in Honolulu this weekend. Read More

Maggie Herron ‘Ton of Trouble’ a musical buffet

Two-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner singer/pianist Maggie Herron is back with an album “born during a year of flu, a broken arm and a natural lowering of my vocal range.” Read More
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‘Generation Wealth’ documents obsession with wealth

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“I loooove money” are among the first words we hear in “Generation Wealth,” Lauren Greenfield’s crammed compendium of capitalist excesses and toxic materialism. Read More
 
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‘Darkest Minds’ rehashes dystopian-horror tropes

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Kids under the age of 18 are being persecuted by adults for their special powers in “The Darkest Minds,” an adaptation of book one of Alexandra Bracken’s young adult trilogy that’s about five years and 15 movie dystopias too late to feel the least bit fresh or interesting. Read More

Island Brew’s bring-your-own pau hana is a treat

This is the only Island Brew shop offering a pau-hana experience. It’s also the only spot that boasts outdoor waterside seating at sunset, followed by dessert with a side of stargazing. Read More
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Netflix changes landscape of opportunity for stand-up comedians

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Streaming to more than 190 countries and reaching about 125 million subscribers, Netflix gives relatively little-known comedians the chance to exponentially increase their audiences. The company’s voracious need for fresh material is spurring it to reach deep below marquee names for alternative and boundary-pushing comics who are often overshadowed. Read More

Mina’s Fish House brings happy hour into the sunshine

Mina’s Fish House at the Four Season’s Resort at Ko Olina has two major selling points: The beach and chef Michael Mina Read More

Do It: Full Moon Fest, MayJah RayJah, Shakespeare Fest

Top picks for events scheduled this weekend and during the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
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The unconventional life of the late cartoonist John Callahan

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John Callahan wasn’t just a provocateur. He was also a quadriplegic alcoholic. In fact, the alcoholism came first, then the handicap, then the cartooning. Read More
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‘Blindspotting’ features the mean and merry streets of Oakland

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“Blindspotting,” the directorial debut of Carlos Lopez Estrada, stalks the streets of Oakland with a heightened, spoken-word flow, passionately freestyling on race, police brutality and gentrification through a searing story about two friends: one black, one white. Read More
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‘Teen Titans’ satirizes those men in tights

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When it comes to superhero movies, there’s a perception that you’ve got to choose between DC’s gritty, dour offerings or Marvel’s winking humor. But five cartoon wannabe heroes armed with fart jokes are trying to change that. Read More
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YouTube un-sensation endures in ‘Eighth Grade’

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Not even Joseph Conrad had the courage to venture into that darkest of hearts: middle school. Read More
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Outrageous stunts, nonstop action in new ‘Mission: Impossible’

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Is it even summer without a “Mission: Impossible” movie? Hardly. Read More
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Kolohe Kai joins fave island bands at Summer Bash

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A time-honored tradition of the entertainment industry is that the show must go on. Roman De Peralta — known professionally as Kolohe Kai — will be making that happen on Saturday when he headlines the Hi Finest Summer Bash at the Hawaii Convention Center. Read More

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