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Review: Better films wanted than ‘What Men Want’

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After seeing “What Men Want,” the answer to what men want is probably the same as what women want: Not to be ripped off by yet another dubious rom-com like this. Read More

Pau Hana Patrol: Cheesecake Factory Kapolei offers tasty items at good prices

The Cheesecake Factory in Kapolei is a bit of a drive for town folks, but unlike the Waikiki location, it offers a happy hour. Read More
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Review: Gina Rodriguez undercut by weak ‘Miss Bala’

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If you’re looking for a movie with something substantive to say about Mexico and drug wars and, well, anything but a PG-13 “You go, girl!” action film, you won’t find it here. Read More

Singer, actress, former Miss America Vanessa Williams comes to Blue Note Hawaii

Hawaii will see more of Vanessa Williams’ creative stagecraft and musicianship this weekend when she returns to Honolulu for three nights at Blue Note Hawaii. Read More
 

Island Mele: ‘Kalikoikawai,’ ‘Na Wai ‘Eha’

Brickwood Galuteria returns with an all-star single, and Na Wai ‘Eha makes a memorable debut with an album by the same name. Read More
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Review: Nicole Kidman sheds the glamour in “Destroyer”

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Nicole Kidman is almost unrecognizable in “Destroyer,” in which she plays a very bad cop. She undergoes such a startling transformation, it forces you to scan her face and look, really look, at a woman you might otherwise turn away from. Read More
 

Chinese New Year Calendar 2019

Check out this list of Chinese New Year happenings, courtesy TGIF. Read More

Logic, Sheck Wes to open for Eminem at Aloha Stadium

Rappers Logic and Sheck Wes have been named as the opening acts for Eminem at Aloha Stadium next month. Read More

Mike Izon’s ‘Purple Haze’ fundraiser at Nextdoor

Mike Izon’s fundraiser concert for the ALS Association Golden West Chapter featured his new song 'Purple Haze' at Nextdoor Friday night. Also joining the show were Rachel Cruz, Keith Batlin and Yoza. Read More
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Review: ‘Kid Who Would Be King’ puts refreshing spin on ancient legend

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The Arthurian legend gets a modern and more youthful spin in “The Kid Who Would Be King,” a surprisingly delightful film full of action, heart, a crazy-haired Patrick Stewart (as “old” Merlin) and a few genuinely good gags. Read More
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Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’ explores troubled comedy team Laurel and Hardy

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Don’t sleep on “Stan & Ollie.” It is simply terrific — an understated but smartly told crowd-pleaser about the legendary comedy duo in their last act, with wonderful production value, a sharp and surprisingly poignant script and brilliant performances from John C. Reilly, as Oliver Hardy, and Steve Coogan, as Stan Laurel. Read More
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Review: ‘Serenity’ leaves McConaughey, Hathaway out at sea

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The elevator pitch for Steven Knight’s “Serenity” would be: “‘Key Largo” meets “Westworld.’” And it’s every bit as ridiculous as that sounds. Read More
 

Island Mele: Camarillo blends genres, ‘Waiting for the Sunrise’ supports veterans

The integration of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, hip-hop and R&B with Hawaiian island themes continues with the release of a sweet and smooth song by Maui-born multi-instrumentalist Kamaka Camarillo. Read More

Pau Hana Patrol: Hank’s offers happy-hour sliders, tacos in Kakaako

Happy hour brings Hank’s into the Kakaako evening scene, but not too far into it. Read More

John Sebastian brings hits, new music to Blue Note Hawaii

If John Sebastian had retired from the music business when he left the Lovin’ Spoonful in 1968, he would still be one of the significant American songwriters of the ’60s. Since leaving the Spoonful, Sebastian has still enjoyed a prolific solo career. Read More

Lionel Richie turns to touring as music biz evolves

Lionel Richie is booked for two shows this weekend at Blaisdell Arena, where his plan is surely to have his audience singing and dancing throughout the evening to the dozens of hits he scored both as a solo artist and with the Commodores. Read More

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