“THE DESCENDANTS” MAY BE THE MOST HONEST FILM EVER ABOUT HAWAII LIFE

“THE DESCENDANTS” MAY BE THE MOST HONEST FILM EVER ABOUT HAWAII LIFE

JIMMY BUFFET MAKES HIS DEBUT AS GUEST START ON HAWAII FIVE-0’S “KI’ILUA” EPISODE It’s a major departure for Reel Hawaii to review films, but I can’t restrain myself from gushing over the Sony Pictures film The Descendants directed by Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne. It is a flawless work of art and a model of reserved filmmaking understated in the dialogue, acting, and the Hawaiian music…Clooney once again gives a stellar everyman performance conveying honest feelings and doubts in trying…

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JASON SCOTT LEE CO HOSTS LIFE IN THESE ISLANDS

JASON SCOTT LEE CO HOSTS LIFE IN THESE ISLANDS

    Jason Scott Lee recently co-hosted Life In These Islands, a one-hour television special and future series that will celebrate Hawaii’s unique cultural heritage as well as provide practical ways in which people can move into a more positive and sustainable future. Lee’s co-host is radio personality Skylark Rosetti. Life in these Islands will do this through music, story telling and aloha. It’s about capturing and sharing the essence of all that we are and doing it in a way that inspires us…

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WWII DRAMA HEADED TO OAHU

WWII DRAMA HEADED TO OAHU

          UPDATE   UPDATE   UPDATE   UPDATE      PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON TO DIRECT; JOAQUIN PHOENIX AND PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN TO STAR           Western Film Company executives are on Oahu scouting locations for a one or two day shooting of an as yet “UNTITLED WESTERN MOVIE” that it’s being called by the production company…The military themed feature will film on Oahu on Aug. 12 or and maybe another day…The film began…

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DAVID LA CHAPPELLE TO DIRECT INDIA ARIE MUSIC VID ON MAUI

DAVID LA CHAPPELLE TO DIRECT INDIA ARIE MUSIC VID ON MAUI

            Star photog/artist Dave La Chappelle (above) will direct a music video in Hana, Maui next month featuring the artist India Arie. Filming is scheduled  June 1-3 wrapping on June 4. The production company is Hana Productions. The production is looking for key players for the shoot,including  a 1st AC, 2nd AC, BB Electric, Grips, VTR, Playback, PA’s and 12-15 dark complected  model/dancer types. For more information contact  Shawn Spillett at spillett@hanaproductions.com or by calling 808-268-1081…           Hawaii holds a special place in…

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RENOVATED USS MISSOURI MAY APPEAR IN U’S “BATTLESHIP”

RENOVATED USS MISSOURI MAY APPEAR IN U’S “BATTLESHIP”

JUST IN: The historical USS Missouri which has been in dry dock at Pearl Harbor for nearly three months is being considered for a supporting roll in Universal Studio’s $150-million mega special effects flick Battleship… Missouri sources said that an Oahu production company will be hired by Universal Studios for the Jan. 7 filming using two teams of photographers to capture the vessel coming out of dry dock and sailing to the Pearl Harbor entrance then returning to its docking pier……

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MAYOR MUFI’S HOLLYWOOD VISIT PROMOTES OAHU PRODUCTION

MAYOR MUFI’S HOLLYWOOD VISIT PROMOTES OAHU PRODUCTION

    (L-R) Walea Constantinau, Honolulu film commissioner; Mary & Mike Wilkins, director of sales and marketing, Turtle Bay Resort; Kristen Bell, star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall which filmed at the Turtle Bay Resort and Mayor Mufi Hannemann     It may be old news since it happened in January but not many Hawaii folks know that Honolulu  mayor Mufi Hanemann who’s always been a major supporter of Hawaii’s production industry trekked to Hollywood to spread aloha and promote the…

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LOCALS LANDING ROLES A PLENTY ON “YOU MAY NOT KISS THE BRIDE”

LOCALS LANDING ROLES A PLENTY ON “YOU MAY NOT KISS THE BRIDE”

  Jeanne Rogers   CONGRATS to acting coach Scott Rogers and his Academy of FIlm and Television who’s landed two actors on Hawaii Film Partners on Please Don’t Kiss the Bride which begins principle photography on Monday on the North Shore of Oahu…Jeanne Rogers (above), Scott’s wife, is playing “Borislava”, the Russian gangster’s wife who according to the script is supposed to be  “a VERY ugly Russian woman.”  Looks like she could have a two week contract out of the…

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YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE LOOKS LIKE A WINNER

YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE LOOKS LIKE A WINNER

        (L-R) Dave Annable, Tia Carrere, Rob Schneider, and Mena Suvari take a Bride ride through Lanikai           You May Not Kiss the Bride, Hawaii Film Partners’ romantic comedy  and first feature, is burning through locations all over Oahu so far shooting at scenic Kawela Bay on Oahu’s North Shore, the grand Paul Mitchell Estate in Lanikai, Restaurant Row – where photogs captured Katharine McPhee in a bridal gown and dress for the…

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TROPIC THUNDER “MAHALO KAUAI” PREMIER SET FOR AUG. 14

TROPIC THUNDER “MAHALO KAUAI” PREMIER SET FOR AUG. 14

    DreamWorks Pictures, Red Hour Films and Kauai County will hold a private, invitation-only premier of Tropic Thunder at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at Kukui Grove Cinema for county workers who helped the production through it’s nearly nine months on the Garden Isle. The premier is being organized by Kauai Film Commissioner Art Umezu. The film opens nationally Aug. 13. Most of the film starring Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black was shot on Kauai. None of the…

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