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Mana Mai Tai Meme Factory Launches

November 29th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Pop Culture, The Web, Video

Going viral. It’s the internet’s top prize, like winning the online lottery, the dream of nearly every artist, media maker and marketer on the web. This Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the teaser trailer for next year’s new “Star Wars” movie went viral. It was everywhere. A mere 90 seconds of footage watched by millions of people, and generating endless […]

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‘Godzilla’ will trash Waikiki this summer

February 26th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Pop Culture

Sci-fi fandom is buzzing with excitement with this week’s release of the official main trailer for yet another “Godzilla” movie. As usual, the film footage featured in the promo is being picked apart scene by scene, and eagle-eyed movie geeks in Hawaii caught a second or two of a scene filmed in Waikiki. At about […]

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Scott Caan on Hawaii: “There’s no hustle there.”

January 25th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · 34 Comments · Hawaii, Pop Culture, Television

Scott Caan, star of the CBS crime drama reboot “Hawaii Five-0,” appeared last night on Chelsea Handler’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” And not surprisingly, they talked about what it’s like living in Hawaii. Caan says that he can take Hawaii about six days at a time, but that otherwise, “I like to hustle and […]

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‘The Walking Dead’ Star Returns to Hawaii

December 3rd, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Pop Culture, Television

Zombies are in. AMC’s drama series “The Walking Dead,” based on a graphic novel series of the same name, is a huge hit. And Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawaii has just wrapped a presentation of “Uncle Vanya and Zombies,” a post-apocalyptic zombie story set on the UH campus. This Saturday, ‘Walking Dead’ star Sarah […]

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‘Catching Fire’ Filming in Hawaii

November 27th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Pop Culture, The Web

Production on ‘Catching Fire,’ the sequel to the ‘Hunger Games‘ movie, has moved to Hawaii. While shooting started in Atlanta in September, it’s expected to wrap here in the islands before the end of the year. The first film, based on the bestselling novel, has grossed over $400 million since its release in March, so anticipation is […]

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‘The River’ Shares Scares, Hawaii Ties

February 6th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Pop Culture, Television

Tuesday night brings the premiere of “The River” on ABC. Created by Oren Peli, the man behind the “Paranormal Activity” film franchise, the show is described as a “paranormal adventure horror” series. The modest production came to the islands with a modest, eight-episode first-season order, following in the much larger footsteps of ABC’s previous filmed-in-Hawaii […]

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Photos from the “Hawaii Five-0″ Beach Premiere

September 12th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Photography, Pop Culture, Television

Thousands of fans of the CBS reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” packed Waikiki Beach on Saturday night to enjoy an advance screening of the season two premiere episode.

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On to Comic-Con!

July 19th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Events, Pop Culture, The Web, Travel

It’s that time of year again, when over 130,000 geeks, nerds, collectors, artists, fanboys and fangirls of all stripes converge on San Diego for “The Nerd Prom.” And, once again, I’ll be making the pilgrimage to immerse myself in the beautiful chaos of Comic-Con. This will be my fourth trip to this massive pop culture convention, […]

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Classic ‘Transformers’ Return to the Big Screen

June 23rd, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Pop Culture

The Transformers are coming back to the big screen. And I don’t mean the forthcoming sequel to the big budget Michael Bay blockbuster from 2007. Honolulu has been reveling in movie nostalgia lately. Consolidated Theatres saw great success with its 25th anniversary screening of 1984’s “Top Gun,” kicking off a “Hana Hou Picture Show” series […]

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‘Toy Story’ Epilogue Goes Hawaiian

March 1st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Media, Pop Culture

Last year’s Oscar-nominated animation blockbuster “Toy Story 3″ was emphatically described as the final chapter of the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and friends.  But from Entertainment Weekly comes word of a new short film in which fans get one more glimpse of what became of these beloved characters after their curtain call. “Toy Story: Hawaiian […]

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