Tagged: Television

Power of Vudu

Power of Vudu

The Vudu box, released into the wild in October, is a new way to enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows (including HD content) at home. No cable box or DVD mailers are required, just a broadband internet connection. And seeing another way to break into the monopoly cable companies...

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...

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...

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 Notes

LOST Notes

A smattering of “LOST” notes for the week, all from more fortunate friends. From Darcy, news of a location shoot at the old Honolulu Brewing Co. building on Queen Street, last seen in a flashback for the late, great Charlie Pace. From Nurse Ariel, news of a military camp of...

Malia Mattoch Pens Book on Isle Design

Malia Mattoch Pens Book on Isle Design

Malia Mattoch-McManus, known for her on-screen talents as a news anchor and reporter, has just written a new book on Hawaii’s distinct architecture and interior design. After working in journalism for ten years, with stints at Pacific Business News and KHON as well as television stations in California, she left...

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...

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...

Hawaii Home Makeover Airs, Questions Linger

Hawaii Home Makeover Airs, Questions Linger

ABC’s popular, heartwarming, primetime television show, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, kicked off its newest season tonight with its 100th build: a brand new 3,500-square-foot house and a 4,500-square-foot community center in Kalihi. As host Ty Pennington crowed, Hawaii was the furthest the show had traveled yet to change lives for...