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Friday, April 18, 2014         

Features

The directorial debut for ace cinematographer Wally Pfister is very watchable, but the narrative flaws and logical leaps sabotage sustained enjoyment. "Transcendence" looks and sounds like a Christopher Nolan film that got attacked by malware. Story »

"Bears" is exactly the sort of nature documentary we've come to expect from Disneynature, the film division of the company that rolls out a new nature documentary every year at Earth Day. Story »

The current cultural directive to give the people what they want explains the existence of the "Veronica Mars" movie, a likable, unmemorable, feature-length footnote to the admired television series that was canceled in 2007. Story »

Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap you will find the fright film spoof "A Haunted House 2."  Story »

Scarlett Johansson as an extraterrestrial femme fatale cruising the streets of Glasgow in Jonathan Glazer's cerebral sci-fi horror fantasy "Under the Skin" is an indelible personification of predatory allure.  Story »

Celebrate the season with craft fairs, egg hunts, flower shows and other family-friendly activities • Craft & Gift Fairs • Egg Hunts • Spring Pictures • Arts & Crafts • Events • and more Story »

For Friday, April 18, 2014
Also opening Friday • For complete movie listings and schedules, see Friday's TGIF section. • Special screenings

For years James Au refrained from taking part in a Chinese ancestor veneration ritual held in graveyards during annual Ching Ming festivals because he felt it conflicted with his Christian beliefs. Story »

The weeklong holiday of Passover, also called Pesach, recalls liberation from slavery in Egypt 3,000 years ago with a mix of sober storytelling and merrymaking tied to a Seder service. Story »

Columns
When asked about our most favorite foods, many of us in the U.S. do not include vegetables. However, people in many other parts of the world do. Why are we different in this respect? Story »

Personal trainer Chris Ranes is no quitter and practices what he preaches. The owner of Fitness Ranes gym spends countless hours encouraging clients with gentle admonishments such as "Don't quit," "Push harder" and "You've got this." Story »

One of the most influential "wine minds" of our time is Kermit Lynch, a prominent importer based in Berkeley, Calif. Lynch began his career with a small specialty shop, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. Story »

 On the Scene


The actors are on vacation, production crew members have joined other local film and TV projects, and the Diamond Head soundstage is buttoned up. But even though "Hawaii Five-0" is on hiatus until July, location manager Timmy Chinn is already scouting for next season.  Story »

This week KITV turns 60 years old. The station has had three call letter changes over the years, but always remained an ABC affiliate. This month, we look back at the history of the station. Story »

Studies have found that home gardeners are apt to apply more pesticides than farmers or landscapers and with the National Garden Association reporting that 85 million U.S. households engage in home gardening, the collective misuse of pesticides is an issue of growing concern.  Story »

Author Bill McKibben calls himself an unlikely activist. McKibben, 53, of Vermont, would rather stay home and watch bees make honey than burn up jet fuel traveling around the world to build a climate movement. Story »

Shopping for beers is fun, but it can be intimidating for a newbie. With the number of new craft beers growing rapidly and the variety of different styles available (there are 138 beer styles encompassing subcategories, according to the Brewers Association), finding a beer that suits your tastes can be daunting. Story »

The first time I visited Nagomi Teppan restaurant in early January, it was a work in progress. The dining room was finished but the lounge was still under construction. So I made plans to return when the work was expected to be complete, in three weeks time.  Story »

We never had peanut butter coffee cake in any of the school cafeterias in any of the three institutions of my public school career. I want my money back. Story »

Traditionally, painted eggs were given during Easter to celebrate spring because they signify rebirth and fertility. We continue the tradition today with egg dyeing. Story »

These days, we rarely encounter our food outside of four walls. At the grocery store, fruits are always in season, and vegetables have barely a scratch on them. Story »

The Hawaii Youth Symphony, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has received a well-deserved Na Hoku Hanohano award nomination for its "He Makana O Na Mele" concert album.  Story »

Is a Seawind reunion in the works? Well, lead singer Pauline Wilson, who just did two concerts here with Music Magic to benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i, is off to Los Angeles for a reunion and recording session with Seawind, the jazz fave from waaaaaay back that has been mostly dormant in recent times.  Story »

South Korea is getting some Hollywood screen time as Marvel Studios films the next "Avengers" movie in Seoul. Filming of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" started March 30 with Captain America on Mapo Bridge from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Story »

With the release of "Hawai‘i Keawe (Music For the Hawaiian Islands Vol. 1)," Kuana Torres Kahele embarks on a musical project that is almost unprecedented in Hawaiian music.  Story »

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