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Food trends I hope will die soon

I’ve already said that I’m not a foodie and I firmly stand by it. Still, as often as I eat out, I can’t help but notice several dining trends that just make me SMH. Some of these have been shared…

Save the date: Taste of Korea

Get ready for a fun night of fine dining with a Korean twist, along with a few swigs of soju! The 3rd annual Taste of Korea takes place on Thursday, November 17 and once again this fundraiser for the Hawaii…

‘Don’t Breathe’ is a breath of fresh air

After a summer full of comic book movies, animated films and unnecessary sequels and reboots, I was hungry for something original and “Don’t Breathe” fit the bill just perfectly. Three young punks eager to get out of their dead end…

This ‘Tunnel’ is just a bit too long

I’ll never feel safe driving through the Pali tunnels again. The latest hit to come out of South Korea, “Tunnel” has a simple premise: A man is trapped under debris in a collapsed tunnel and has to fight for survival…

Top 5 new things at Saturday’s Korean Festival

The 15th Annual Korean Festival arrives this weekend and you’d think that after 14 successful years of delicious grinds, cultural presentations and entertaining performances, the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce would be happy with the status quo. After all, why…

You might avoid crashing this ‘Sausage Party’

Parents, keep the kiddies at home for this one. Despite the cute animated hot dogs and veggies, “Sausage Party” isn’t for them. Hell, it’s not even for many adults. Based on the very interesting premise that our favorite foods actually…

‘Suicide Squad’ is too sloppy

After the lukewarm reception to “Man of Steel” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” it feels like DC figured, if we can’t make fans happy with the most famous comic book characters in history, we might as well go…

Zombies kill on the ‘Train to Busan’

I honestly had no idea what to expect going into “Train to Busan.” When I received the invitation to review the screener, all I saw was a poster of a man clutching his young daughter as they ran from what…

Netflix review: ‘Stranger Things’

Hawkins, Indiana. 1983. A boy named Will goes missing on his way home from playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. At the same time, a young girl mysteriously appears who may have answers to his whereabouts. Meanwhile, a strange…

Vegas eats: Inyo Asian Restaurant

I always do my homework before I travel. While researching where to eat in Las Vegas before my last trip, one fairly new restaurant kept popping up on list after list — Vegas’ Hottest Restaurants, Best Vegas Restaurants, Best New…

‘Me Before You’ wasn’t quite for me

I walked into “Me Before You” yearning for a good dose of the “feels.” As much as I love action films, comic book movies and raunchy comedies, I actually appreciate a great tugging of the heart strings once in awhile.…

Something new: IKEA in Las Vegas

Where do you absolutely have to visit when vacationing in Las Vegas? Trader Joe’s? Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace? The Bellagio fountain show? No matter what you fancy, there’s now another mandatory stop to add to your list: IKEA just…

Gotta love ‘The Nice Guys’

Any fan of buddy action films with great storytelling and witty dialogue must know Shane Black’s work. The writer of classics such as “Lethal Weapon,” “The Last Boy Scout,” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” certainly knows how to team guys…

Summer movie preview

Summer. Time for the beach, drinking during the day and partying through the night. Also time for some of the most entertaining films of the year. So get ready to turn that brain off at the door and munch down…