Category: Pop Culture

LOST Moves to Thursdays

LOST Moves to Thursdays

The most hotly anticipated return of any television series is, hands down, the fourth season of ABC’s filmed-in-Hawaii hit, “LOST.” And today, ABC announced that the show will debut in a new Thursday night timeslot, at 9 p.m. EST. The January date calls into question the traditional advance screening of...

Anthony Bourdain in Hawaii

Anthony Bourdain in Hawaii

    Original photo by Neeta Lind. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Brilliant and sharply sardonic chef and author Anthony Bourdain is in Hawaii. He’s filming an episode of his fantastic Travel Channel series, “No Reservations.” We’re huge Bourdain fans. Having never tasted his food, we’re more enamoured of his...

Creative License

Creative License

Back in June, I took great glee in discovering that Judd Apatow’s summer comedy “Superbad” featured one of its characters getting a fake Hawaii driver’s license. Indeed, one of the film’s funnier scenes focused on how unconvincing the fake ID was, right down to the name, “McLovin.” Well, this week...

Another Taste of NYC

Another Taste of NYC

SPOILER ALERT! Although “LOST” production has essentially wrapped for the year, cameras are still rolling here and there for mobisodes, pick-ups and reshoots. Last night, my friend Ian reported seeing them setting up downtown. Christmas lights and a New York subway sign were among the props spotted. I wasn’t able...

LOST in the Big Apple

LOST in the Big Apple

SPOILER ALERT! From Fiji to New York City, it’s been a busy week for “LOST.” The production returned to Chapin Lane (which previously played Bangkok in a Jack flashback) and the area around Mark’s Garage to recreate the Big Apple. Streets were lit up with the Christmas spirit, and people...

LOST in Fiji

LOST in Fiji

It may be a holiday for some people, but “LOST” was hard at work today bringing the South Pacific to Honolulu. Kewalo Basin, the small commercial harbor in Kaka’ako, was transformed into the Port of Suva, Fiji’s largest port and gateway to its capital city. It was hard to miss...

HPU Gets Comic Treatment

HPU Gets Comic Treatment

Meet Columbidai and Mangus, the two newest Big Critters on Campus at Hawaii Pacific University. The pigeon and mongoose pair will star in a new online comic that saw its debut yesterday at FortStreetPulse.com. Columbidai and Mangus is (are?) the brainchild of FortStreetPulse.com founder Carlos Urreta and talented digital artist...

LOST Time

LOST Time

For the “LOST” crew, Halloween wasn’t so much spooky as it was slippery. Rain washed away some of the momentum during the Chinatown/Koreatown location shoot, as on-again, off-again downpours stalled filming several times. The crew took it all in stride, though, standing at the ready with umbrellas and towels to...

LOST in Korea

LOST in Korea

I’m beginning to get the sense that the secret to LOST Spotting is being hungry in the morning. Looks like Seoul has sprouted up in Chinatown, right next door to Char Hung Sut and its world-famous manapua and dim sum. Yes, I think toys and stuffed animals play a part...

LOST in Kalihi

LOST in Kalihi

“LOST” set up shop just around the corner from one of my new favorite breakfast spots in Kalihi this morning, near the industrial arts campus of Honolulu Community College. Though I’m not entirely confident in my pre-caffeine vision, there were two striking women among those preparing for a busy day:...

LOST Toys

LOST Toys

Here’s a little “LOST” tidbit to kick off the week! This morning, the production crew descended upon old Kaimuki, taking over the “Toys N Joys” store on Waialae Ave. For geeks and nerds of a particular bent, the place is a piece of heaven, a Mecca of video games, anime,...

LOST Beach Bow on Feb. 2, 2008

LOST Beach Bow on Feb. 2, 2008

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions at the Hawaii LOST Fan Club: When will the special sneak preview of the Season 4 “LOST” season premiere be held on Waikiki Beach? They’ve done it every year since “LOST” debuted in 2004, and it’s an incredibly fun, exciting event for...

Spam Musubi, Loco Moco are Top Island Treats

Spam Musubi, Loco Moco are Top Island Treats

Betty Shimabukuro, food writer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, has reached out to Mainland readers to educate them on Hawaii’s favorite foods. And they’re not coconut and pineapple. In a special to the Los Angeles Times titled, “10 Hawaiian culinary specialties to sample” (guess the headline writer missed the AP Stylebook...

Lee Jun Ki Snubs Hawaii Fans

Lee Jun Ki Snubs Hawaii Fans

I’d never heard of Lee Jun Ki until today, but I gather some of his fans now wish they could say the same thing. Hawaii is a hotbed of J-Pop and K-Pop fandom, a fact that has no doubt fueled some of the success of the Hawaii International Film Festival....

Help HIFF, Score Tix

Help HIFF, Score Tix

The Hawaii International Film Festival is undeniably the world’s premiere “East-meets-West” showcase, bringing Asian and western cinema, art, and culture together like nothing else… right here in the middle of the Pacific. For all its red carpets and top-shelf talent, however, HIFF still needs an enormous network of volunteers to...

LOST Keeping Cool

LOST Keeping Cool

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” wrapped a major, two-day location shoot today at the Laniakea YWCA, capping several days of work at the downtown building. Inside, Kate pleads not guilty to a laundry list of crimes, including murder, assault and weapons charges. Outside, crews worked hard to maintain both the ideal climate...

LOST Holding Court

LOST Holding Court

SPOILER ALERT! After nearly a week of preparation, including substantial carpentry and set building, court is now formally in session at the Laniakea YWCA. Much of the facility has effectively been taken over by the “LOST” production crew, with classes canceled today and tomorrow and “QUIET!” signs posted throughout. The...

UH Students Star in Online Reality Show

UH Students Star in Online Reality Show

Meet Bri, Elliot and Sarah, new students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and stars of “Project Freshman,” an online reality show by AOL. “Project Freshman,” now in its second season, features students’ video diary and blog entries documenting their campus lives. Bri Lagat-Ramos is the trio’s local representative....

LOST on Trial

LOST on Trial

SPOILER ALERT! Justice moves swiftly in TV land. “LOST” took over much of the Capitol District in downtown Honolulu today, including parts of the Hawaii State Capitol and the nearby Laniakea YWCA. Deep inside the Capitol, a police interrogation. Across the street, a courtroom. But out front, it was a...

LOST Building

LOST Building

“LOST” is settling in for another big shoot at the downtown YWCA, marking perhaps the fourth time in as many weeks the historic building across from ‘Iolani Palace has hosted the show. As in the past, details are few, as a rented building offers much more privacy than a city...