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HPU Theatre department brings out the elegance, hilarity and nostalgically vibrant work of Noel Coward’s Private Lives

HPU Theatre department brings out the elegance, hilarity and nostalgically vibrant work of Noel Coward’s Private Lives

The Paul and Vi Loo Theatre came alive with the dazzling production Private Lives by Noel Coward. The one-act show was directed by Hawai‘i Pacific University’s (HPU) Eden Lee Murray,…

“Ready Player One” brings nostalgia to the screen

“Ready Player One” brings nostalgia to the screen

Rating: B+, Pretty darn good movie!   Ready Player One, the latest film from legendary director Steven Spielberg, succeeds by sticking to the tropes and emotional beats that characterized the…

Black Panther Claws its Way to the Top

Black Panther Claws its Way to the Top

Black Panther, the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, manages to introduce fresh new characters and a vibrant setting without sticking too closely to the tried and true formula…

2018 Oscars roundup

2018 Oscars roundup

Oscars season is finally here, and because we know of no better time for the unapologetic expression of our opinions, here is a complete list of the best picture nominations…

Barefoot in the Park: A humorous glance at the 60s

Barefoot in the Park: A humorous glance at the 60s

Neil Simon’s romantic comedy, “Barefoot in the Park”, was entertaining throughout every scene. The play was presented by the theater department at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). The Paul and Vi…

Review: Blade Runner 2049

Review: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to a science fiction classic that lost money when initially released in 1982, though it gained significant popularity in the subsequent decades. According to…

The Hawaiian Experience

The Hawaiian Experience

  Some students at Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU) seem to think the “Hawaiian Experience” consists of daily acai bowls, trips to the beach and yearlong daisy dukes. But, none of…

Downtown pizzeria offers more than just pizza

Downtown pizzeria offers more than just pizza

From the outside it looks like a tiny vintage pizza parlor, but don’t be deceived, J.J. Dolan’s offers customers the chance to try New York-style pizza and drinks in the…

Three “Hidden Figures” In NASA

Three “Hidden Figures” In NASA

Hidden Figures was an exhilarating movie. Three African American women during the 1960s took on the world and changed history forever by helping NASA, in their own significant ways, to…

“La La Land”: A Traditional Hollywood Romance

“La La Land”: A Traditional Hollywood Romance

Director Damien Chazelle aimed to make a movie that captured the idea of a classic Hollywood romantic musical. For the most part, he succeeded, but in parts of the movie,…

Review: “Mr. Robot” Hacks TV’s Doldrums

Review: “Mr. Robot” Hacks TV’s Doldrums

I’ve waited a long time for a new show to capture my attention and make television exciting once again. Over the summer, I started watching “Mr. Robot,” a USA Network…

Review: “A Monster with a Thousand Heads” Cuts Right to the Chase

Review: “A Monster with a Thousand Heads” Cuts Right to the Chase

Mexican film is one of those best kept secrets that deserves more attention than it receives. When I came across “A Monster with a Thousand Heads” (Un Monstruo de Mil…

Review: “Lady Dynamite” is Clinically Hilarious

Review: “Lady Dynamite” is Clinically Hilarious

Mental health is a difficult subject to discuss due to a lack of understanding among the general public. There is heavy stigma that hangs over those afflicted with problems like…

“The Neon Demon”: A Devilish Treat

“The Neon Demon”: A Devilish Treat

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a review of a film, but I haven’t seen a film so visually stunning and engrossing in such a long time that I thought…

“Black Mountain Side”: Canadian Chills

“Black Mountain Side”: Canadian Chills

Do you love horror films but are tired of being scared below the Arctic Circle? Well, grab your tuque and your parka, because you’re about to get freaked out in…

“The Revenant”: Lessons in Survival

“The Revenant”: Lessons in Survival

The camera is in near-constant motion and the angles are highly personal. From the very beginning, I felt like I was right there with the fur trappers along the Missouri…

The Best Films of 2015

The Best Films of 2015

The last two months of the year normally arouses excitement within me for two reasons: the holidays and a big batch of quality, thought-provoking movies. Normally, many of these films find…

Make “Room” in Your Schedule

Make “Room” in Your Schedule

Ahh, finally, my favorite season of the year. Yes, winter; but, another official season of the year unrelated to the weather is Awards Season. With the Venice and Telluride film festivals both…

“Tyke Elephant Outlaw”

“Tyke Elephant Outlaw”

A documentary on Tyke, the elephant that went on a rampage on the streets of Kakaako in 1994, was greeted with an outburst of applause when it was screened in…

“Transfatty Lives”: A Facelift for ALS

“Transfatty Lives”: A Facelift for ALS

An internet phenomenon, an artist, an unconventional young adult. This was Patrick Sean O’Brien. He made interesting videos and had fans all over the United States praising him for his…

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