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Tracing the ‘Star Wars’ saga, from prequels to ‘The Last Jedi’

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm
While die-hard fans may be able to accurately guess where the “Solo” film fits into the bigger timeline, more casual viewers will have a tougher time deciphering the proper order. Read More

The Elevations debut tonight at Hawaiian Brian’s

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm
After 20 years with Go Jimmy Go, including three years of nonstop touring, saxophonist Eric White thought he was ready to retire from music. However, White wasn’t out of the business very long before he changed his mind. Read More

Amuse expands, Roy’s Waikiki adds happy hour

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm
TGIF’s guide to Oahu’s latest happy hour specials. Read More

Richard Natto caps career with ‘Life’

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm
The release of multi-talented Richard Natto’s new CD caps a career that goes back to the 1970s and his on-again, off-again musical partnership with Dave Toma. Read More

‘Beast’ shows inspired look at dark sides of life

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm
For his debut feature, the chilling psychological thriller “Beast,” British director Michael Pearce turned to the true crime lore of his hometown — the island of Jersey, a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom located off the coast of France. Read More

For ‘The Rider,’ every rodeo might be his last

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm
Subtle, elemental and powerfully beautiful, writer-director Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” is the Western of the new century, and the most enveloping film experience so far this year. Read More

Waipuna celebrates 10 years of music

Wai‘puna’s 10th anniversary album reflects on the meaning of their name — it refers to a deep well spring where fresh water bursts forth — with songs that connect in one way or another to the cultural and spiritual foundations of the group. Read More

Verna Apio-Takashima designs items to be worn again and again

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 5:04 pm
Fabric is one of the things we take most for granted in the modern age. Yet for Native Hawaiians, creating cloth, or kapa, from bark and other available materials was a multistep, physically demanding, creative process that can take a lifetime to perfect. Read More

Star-packed ‘Book Club’ addresses aging women’s desires

Jane Fonda said recently that “Book Club” was the most fun she’s ever had making a movie. She was ostensibly talking about getting to know her castmates — namely Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen — but may also have been referring to the wine. There is lots and lots of fine wine. Read More

Pope Francis urges ‘poor church for the poor’ in documentary

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm
It’s tempting to forgo a regular review of the new documentary “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” and simply print as many of the film’s laudable quotations from this remarkable man as space will allow. Read More

Insane as ever, ‘Deadpool 2’ doesn’t disappoint

Hold onto your seats as Ryan Reynolds once more dons the red suit and katana swords for “Deadpool 2,” a saucy, overstuffed and very entertaining sequel to the 2016 massive hit “Deadpool,” which became the second-highest grossing R-rated film domestically. Read More

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