Jun 05 - Jun 11, 2013
Coming to America (1988) Prince Akeem searches for a new bride in America in rebellion against his African culture’s arrangement in this Hana Hou Picture Show.Ward Stadium, Wed., 6/5
Kung Fu Panda This keiki-friendly flick returns to the cinema in special showings, featuring a klutz-turned-hero.Wed., 6/5, 10am
This is the End
As a group of actor friends gets together for a party, the apocalypse
happens and not everyone gets saved.
Much Ado About Nothing
A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s comedy: two sets of lovers, one
bastard and a whole lot of misunderstanding.
The Croods--3D The world’s first family explores life outside the cave in this animated flick.
Epic--3D A battle of good versus (your guess here) takes place in a forest of tiny warriors.
Fast & Furious 6 Furiouser and furiouser . . . Vin Diesel and Co. somehow manage to make a sixth full-length movie about driving cars really fast (and furiously). film], at last done right for the screen, is the equivalent of capturing lightning in a jar.--D.W.
The Hangover Part III The Wolfpack gathers for more shenanigans in the final installment of this drunken comedy series.
Iron Man 3--3D When Tony Stark faces his toughest enemy yet, he questions whether it is him or his suit that truly holds the power.
Lore Five German children fend for themselves during WWII after their parents are taken.
Mud This is a well-cast, beautifully acted and nicely turned-out story by a promising writer/director.--Bob Green
Now You See Me (See Review, this page.)
Pieta [The film] succeeds in living up to its name because it embodies a character of utter repulsiveness and yet, as the title hints, engenders pity.--D.W.
Renoir The film is a three-way between Renoir, his latest model, Andrée . . . and Jean Renoir, only 21, wounded in the war and home to rehabilitate.--D.W.
Star Trek Into Darkness--3D Successful remakes are hard to create. Give [Director J.J.] Abrams his wings for passing this mission with flying colors.--Will Caron
Tai Chi Hero A story of Tai Chi master Yang Luchan and his ability to save a village from steampunk soldiers.
Doris Duke Theatre
Go Grandriders Seventeen octogenarians (people between 80--89 years of age) take an epic road trip across Taiwan on scooters.
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das The story of a singer who leaves his rock ’n’ roll life to begin a journey of spiritual discovery to the Himalayas.
Honolulu Rainbow Film FestivalAt Doris Duke Theatre and R&D (691 Auahi St.), runs 6/4--6/9, [hglcf.org]
Doris Duke Theatre:
Wed., 6/5 Laurence, Anyways, 5:30pm; I Want Your Love, 8:45pm
Thu., 6/6 Red carpet event, 6pm; GBF, 8:30pm
Fri., 6/7 Out in the Dark, Toeing the Line, 6pm; Any Day Now, 8:15pm
Sat., 6/8 I Am Divine, 1pm; Frauensee, 3pm; I Do, 6pm; Peaches Does Herself, 8:30pm
Sun., 6/9 Facing Mirrors, 12:30pm, Beyond the Wall, 3pm; Bye Bye Blondie, 6pm; Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, 8pm
Sat., 6/8 The Go Doc Project, 8:30pm
Sun., 6/9 Shorts Showcase, 12pm;
TWO: Roman & Nyro, Family Restaurant, 2pm; Ian Harvie Superhero, 4:15pm
My Way (South Korea, 2011) In Japan-occupied Korea on the eve of WWII, a Korean and a Japanese marathon runner compete fiercly.
Chosin (US, 2010) Documents, through first-hand accounts, the legendary Chosin River Campagin, Korean War.
Crying Out Love In the Center of the World (Japan, 2004) On the eve of a man’s wedding, audio tapes from highschool stir up bittersweet memories of a love past.
Warm Bodies (US, 2013) Even zombies can develop romantic feelings in this delightfully gorey romantic-comedy.
Mental (US/Australia, 2013) In this black comedy retelling of The Sound of Music, hitchhiker Shaz is hired as a nanny to a strange family.
Mosquita Y Mari (US, 2012) When two 15-year-old inner city girls with otally different interests get paired together for studying, something more than friendship develops. Mon., 6/10, 12pm and 6:30pm
Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii (US, 2009) Marlene Booth will show her film about the multi-ethnic language and give a talk.
Primal Twang: The Legacy of the Guitar (US, 2009) Guitar legends talk about their fave instrument.
HIFF Call for Entries Submit your film to the Hawaii International Film Festival. The final deadline is 7/1, but prices will increase over the next few months (Hawaii features and shorts will remain at $15 and $10, respectively). [hiff.org]/industry