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From paper to the big screen

From paper to the big screen

Every year a certain percentage of all movies that make it to the big screen base their plot on famous novels. The last couple of years have been a storm…

32nd HIFF: It’s a wrap

32nd HIFF: It’s a wrap

The 32nd annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) wrapped on Oct. 21 after 11 days of media panels, film showcases and award ceremonies. HPU media students took an active role…

Heaven meets Hell is a winner

Heaven meets Hell is a winner

Miners hoist baskets on their shoulders and carry them out of the crater and down the volcano, a trip that can take up to 4 hours. Photo: HIFF Hell is…

The Bachelorette: chaotic and bitter

The Bachelorette: chaotic and bitter

Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan and Kirsten Dunst play bitter bridesmaids in The Bachelorette. Photo: Gary Sanchez Productions Bachelorette is a drunken, raunchy film that leaves audiences with comedy that is so…

Stolen words comes up short

Stolen words comes up short

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana star in The Words. Photo: CBS Films The movie opens with writer Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid) sharing his latest novel, “The Words,” with a small…

Titanic 3D: Relive the epic lovestory

Titanic 3D: Relive the epic lovestory

When Titanic first came out, it won over the hearts of millions. It was not only an incredible movie, but it also rekindled interest in the actual sinking of the…

Nineteen Eighty-Four for Dummies

Nineteen Eighty-Four for Dummies

First of all let me just point out that this is not “the new Twilight”.…

Mirror Mirror on the wall

Mirror Mirror on the wall

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”…

Wrath of the Titans: not the sequel of the year

Wrath of the Titans: not the sequel of the year

If you’re looking for a movie that will put you on top of your little brother’s Favorite People-list this is the movie for you. But the sequel to 2010’s big…

South African rugby flick inspires

The Viewpoints film series’ latest showing, “Invictus,” captured for HPU students an inspirational story of South African progression, vision and triumph. The event featured a discussion with a former South…

Memorable movies at this year’s HIFF

After multiple movies, hours of waiting, bag upon bag of popcorn and both good and bad movie experiences, the 31st annual Hawaii International Film Festival has come to an end. …

“The Wonder Year” documentary comes to life at Chinatown’s Nextdoor

“The Wonder Year,” a film that peeks into the life of Grammy Award-winning hip-hop producer 9th Wonder, made its Pacific debut on Oct. 14 at the Hawaii International Film Festival.…

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