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‘The Lion King’ stampedes its way to Blaisdell

‘The Lion King’ stampedes its way to Blaisdell

The 1994 animated wild Disney film comes to life in the six-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical “The Lion King,” which has stampeded to the Island and runs until March…

LEGO Movie

In his forward to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis tells his goddaughter (to whom the book is dedicated) that he had intended the book to be…

The secret life of Walter Mitty

The secret life of Walter Mitty

What was the craziest thing you’ve done in your life? Have you gone on an adventure you never thought you’d embark on? If you got a chance to go somewhere…

Freerunner a gem for parkour fans

Freerunner a gem for parkour fans

Free running is an art of expressing oneself around his or her environment without any limitations of movement. I am guessing you might be more familiar with the term parkour.…

Academy Award winning film a must see

Operation Red Wings was a failed mission by the U.S. Navy SEALs that took place June 28, 2005. Four-man SEAL teams were supposed to track down Taliban leader Ahmad Shah,…

Touch the sound is inspiring

Touch the sound is inspiring

Have you checked out HPU’s film series yet? HPU offers a film series every Friday night with free pizza in Warmer Auditorium in the LB Building penthouse. They have a…

Viewpoint Film: Nothing Like Chocolate

Viewpoint Film: Nothing Like Chocolate

The HPU Viewpoint film screenings kicked off the spring semester with a down to earth (and dare I say mouthwatering) documentary about chocolate and the global cacao industry. The documentary…

Sweet message behind little book

Sweet message behind little book

The Cupcake Theory is a sweet book, literally. This little gem is full of wonderful illustrations and is easy to digest. The message in The Cupcake Theory makes it a…

The sci-fi highlight of the year: Gravity

The sci-fi highlight of the year: Gravity

It would appear that science-fiction blockbusters are all the rage this year, with movies like Oblivion and Pacific Rim hitting the big screen some months back.  Gravity is the latest…

Viewpoint Film: The Invisible War

Viewpoint Film: The Invisible War

I went to the Viewpoint Film Series to watch The Invisible War, a 2012 documentary on the rape of soldiers within the U.S. military.  I had heard of the documentary…

Film Raro: inspiring, heart-warming

Film Raro: inspiring, heart-warming

On the night I saw Film Raro, five of the seven short films were playing. The series was designed to expose the world to the Cook Islands and to help…

Remote Area Medical: A must-see documentary

Remote Area Medical: A must-see documentary

The first bus was early and the second one was late. Then I had a hard time finding a cab to take me to Dole Cannery.  Oh, the joys of…

HIFF brings opportunities to HPU students

HIFF brings opportunities to HPU students

The Hawaii International Film Festival isn’t just about films anymore. With the addition of the Creative Lab and student internships, HIFF brings opportunities to HPU students. HPU marketing senior Daniel…

Viewpoint Films: Bully

Viewpoint Films: Bully

Bully is the first full-length documentary to tackle the troubling issue of childhood bullying head on. It’s a hard watch but it’s necessary in order to understand the extent of…

‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ review

‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ review

James Wans’ Insidious: Chapter 2 uncovered the haunting mystery behind the Lambert family.  The film is based on the recollected past of a gifted young boy who is able to travel outside…

Viewpoint Films return to HPU: The Fruit Hunters

Viewpoint Films return to HPU: The Fruit Hunters

Since 2005, HPU has been organizing the Viewpoint Film Series – a number of screenings of independent, documentary, or international feature length-films. This semester is no exception, and I think…

Movie Review: The Mortal Instruments

Movie Review: The Mortal Instruments

Chances are you’ve heard of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – a movie adaptation of the first of six YA fantasy novels. Five of the novels have been published…

‘The Great and Powerful Oz’? Not quite

‘The Great and Powerful Oz’? Not quite

Lions, tigers, bears, oh my! Remember Dorothy singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the gang making their way down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City? Disney’s newest movie…

Hansel, Gretel, insulin, blood and witch slaying

Hansel, Gretel, insulin, blood and witch slaying

Albeit based on the classic German fairytale, there is little left of the storyline in Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola’s take on Hansel & Gretel.  In this movie we meet the…

Tsushima’s movie reviews vol. 1

Tsushima’s movie reviews vol. 1

Dr. Vince Tsushima is a psychology professor at HPU who loves cinema. These are his reviews of upcoming movies. This time Tsushima rates Looper, Seven Psychopaths and Cloud Atlas.…

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