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Bruno Mars homecoming

Tickets go on sale Saturday for Bruno Mars’ Honolulu homecoming concert Dec. 19 at Blaisdell Arena. Mars, a graduate of Roosevelt High School, made his debut as a professional entertainer in Hawaii almost 20 years ago and is returning as one of the hottest acts in the country. His "Just the Way You Are" single has spent four weeks atop Billboards’ Hot 100 chart, and he’s touring to support his debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans." Get tickets at the Blaisdell Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

TODAY’S HIFF HIGHLIGHTS

All showings at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theaters in Iwilei:

» "The War on Internet Addiction" (3 p.m., HIFF Interactive): The "YouTube of China," Tudou.com, presents the winner of its annual video contest. Based on the "World of Warcraft" game, 100 gamers congregated on the game platform and performed with their virtual characters in the game setting.

» "Matching Jack" (4 p.m., Halekulani Golden Orchid Award: Narrative Feature Nominees): An Australian drama starring Jacinda Barrett and Kodi Smit-McPhee about a woman who takes her chances on new love as she wrestles with her son’s illness and her husband’s infidelity.

» "The Actresses" (6:15 p.m., Gala Presentation): Fans of Korean entertainment should get a kick out of this pseudodocumentary about a group of screen stars from across three generations who gather for a cover shoot for Korean Vogue magazine, riffing on their various quirks, ranging from alcoholism to plastic surgery. (Also screens 3 p.m. tomorrow.)

» "Certified Copy" (6:30 p.m., EuroCinema Hawaii): The latest film from lauded Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami stars Juliette Binoche and William Shimell in this elegant, stream-of-consciousness story between two writers who spend the day on a driving tour through Italy. (Also 6 p.m. tomorrow.)

» "The Man from Nowhere" (9 p.m., Asian Showcase: Spotlight on Korea): A reclusive man with a dark past — namely as a former assassin — befriends a neglected young girl who is then kidnapped by a local drug dealer. This action thriller is South Korea’s highest-grossing feature of 2010.

» "Marwencol" (9:15 p.m., Real Life): In this documentary a brain-damaged man builds a tiny-scale World War II-era town in his back yard, populating it with dolls that represents his friends and family, and creates lifelike photographs detailing the town’s many relationships and dramas.

» "Ip Man 2" (9:45 p.m., AS: Hong Kong Cinema): Action superstar Donnie Yen returns as the Wing Chun master in this rousing sequel. The master and his family settle in the island nation after the end of World War II, but Master Ip’s attempt to establish his own school is met with resistance by a cabal of local martial arts instructors, led by Master Hung, who is played by the film’s action director, the legendary Sammo Hung. (Also 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.)

Call 792-1577 or visit www.hiff.org.

 

TO OUR READERS

Regal discontinues movie ads

Regal Cinemas has decided to discontinue its daily advertisement listing movies at its theaters. If you have questions or comments, please contact Regal.

 

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