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“Bill & Ted” and the best of “Slacker Cinema”

“Bill & Ted” and the best of “Slacker Cinema”

April 22, 2014 by Brian Watanabe

One of the pioneers in “Slacker Cinema,” “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” is back, Wednesday at Consolidated Theatres Ward Hana Hou Picture Show. More »

The Cinerama: Brian Watanabe

Brian Watanabe is an advertising creative and screenwriter. His screenplay “The Rogues Gallery” was turned into the film “Operation: Endgame” starring Rob Corddry, Maggie Q, Ellen Barkin and Zach Galifianakis. Brian will be teaching a four-class screenwriting workshop for the University of Hawaii's Pacific New Media in April. Visit outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm for more info. Follow Brian on Twitter and Instagram at @brianwatanabe.
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Review of ‘Frozen’ by a 3-year-old

Review of ‘Frozen’ by a 3-year-old

March 11, 2014 by Brian Watanabe

Haven’t seen “Frozen”? Get an honest review from a 3-year-old before it’s released on Blu-Ray/DVD on Tuesday, March 18

Here’s to the other guy: Top 5 Harold Ramis Films

Here’s to the other guy: Top 5 Harold Ramis Films

February 25, 2014 by Brian Watanabe

Writer, director and actor, Harold Ramis, passed away yesterday. Here’s to an underrated comedic mind and one of the best “Other Guys” in the business.

Film 101: The 21st Century Guide to ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’

Film 101: The 21st Century Guide to ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’

February 5, 2014 by Brian Watanabe

“The Bridge on the River Kwai,” screens at Consolidated Theatres Ward, this Thursday at 7 p.m., the first film in their 4-part Oscar Classics Series.

‘Sherlock’ Season 3 Premiere

‘Sherlock’ Season 3 Premiere

January 17, 2014 by Brian Watanabe and Eric Baranda

“Sherlock” season 3 premiered last night at Consolidated Theatres Ward. Find out why you should watch it this Sunday at 9 pm on PBS Hawaii.

Top 5 Christmas movies not about Christmas

Top 5 Christmas movies not about Christmas

December 23, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

Need something to watch while wrapping gifts tonight? Check out these 5 films that may be a little more naughty than nice.

Top 5 reasons to watch ‘Big Trouble in Little China’

Top 5 reasons to watch ‘Big Trouble in Little China’

November 19, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

“Big Trouble in Little China,” is back on the big screen this Wednesday for the Hana Hou Picture Show at Consolidated Theatres Ward.

Why you have to watch ‘Rear Window’

Why you have to watch ‘Rear Window’

October 23, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s best, “Rear Window,” is back on the big screen for “Hitchcocktober,” this Thursday at Consolidated Theatres Ward

Why ‘The Lost Boys’ Will Never Grow Old

Why ‘The Lost Boys’ Will Never Grow Old

September 17, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

Timeless classic and 80’s time capsule, “The Lost Boys,” is back this Wednesday at Consolidated Theatres Ward Hana Hou Picture Show.

Enjoying ‘Sixteen Candles’ at age 16, 26 and 36.

Enjoying ‘Sixteen Candles’ at age 16, 26 and 36.

August 27, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

Any age is a good age to watch “Sixteen Candles,” back this Wednesday at Consolidated Theatres Ward Hana Hou Picture Show.

8 reasons to watch ‘Fight Club’

8 reasons to watch ‘Fight Club’

July 23, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

“Fight Club” is back on the big screen this Wednesday at Consolidated Theatres Ward Hana Hou Picture Show

Nonstop Movies: Master Sommelier madness in ‘Somm’

Nonstop Movies: Master Sommelier madness in ‘Somm’

June 18, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

Consolidated Theatres Kahala 8 is presenting a special screening of “Somm,” one night only, this Wednesday at 7 p.m. Following the show there will be a Q&A with Master Sommelier, Chuck Furuya.

Why ‘Coming to America’ is the anti-’Game of Thrones’

Why ‘Coming to America’ is the anti-’Game of Thrones’

June 4, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

“Coming to America” is back this Wednesday at Consolidated Theatres Ward Hana Hou Picture Show. The “Game of Thrones” season 3 finale airs this Sunday.

Why ‘The Last Crusade” was almost “The Monkey King”

Why ‘The Last Crusade” was almost “The Monkey King”

May 14, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” is back this Wednesday at Consolidated Theatres Ward, part of two films shown for the Hana Hou Picture Show’s 2nd anniversary. “Top Gun” screened Monday.

Why ‘Top Gun’ means summer

Why ‘Top Gun’ means summer

May 10, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

“Top Gun” is back on Monday at Consolidated Theatres Ward, part of two films shown for the Hana Hou Picture Show’s 2nd anniversary. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” screens Wednesday.

Why ‘The NeverEnding Story’ won

Why ‘The NeverEnding Story’ won

April 9, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

“The NeverEnding Story” is back on the big screen Wednesday at Consolidated Theatres Ward. But the Nonstop Honolulu Hana Hou Picture Show winner wasn’t the obvious choice

Why singing isn’t required at the ‘Grease’ sing-a-long

Why singing isn’t required at the ‘Grease’ sing-a-long

March 5, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

“Grease” is back on the big screen Wednesday with a special twist: Consolidated Theatres is screening the official, Paramount Studios, “Sing-A-Long” version

Why ‘Dirty Dancing’ is the female ‘Star Wars’

Why ‘Dirty Dancing’ is the female ‘Star Wars’

February 6, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

“Dirty Dancing” screens tonight at Ward Theatres as part of Consolidated Theatres’ Hana Hou Picture Show

Why ‘Labyrinth’ became a cult classic

Why ‘Labyrinth’ became a cult classic

January 8, 2013 by Brian Watanabe

Jim Henson’s last movie plays Wednesday at the Hana Hou Picture Show at Ward Theatres

Why the ‘The Breakfast Club’ matters

Why the ‘The Breakfast Club’ matters

December 11, 2012 by Brian Watanabe

A fan says the film can get you back in touch with your inner Brain, Athlete, Basket case, Princess and Criminal

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