One Voice

Saw One Voice on the big screen at the Ward Stadium Theaters. It was magical! One Voice is a documentary of the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. But more so, it is about the Kamehameha Schools. I believe that this should be mandatory viewing for every KS employee….

I took a half-day vacation to see it. I walked over a few blocks to the theater. In fact, this was the first time that I ever went to a movie alone (something that I thought I’d never do.) I got my popcorn and sat in the best seat in the house.

After it ended, two things came to mind. First, I thought that the movie was terrific. It was very well made. Secondly, I realized how fortunate I was to have recognized the students, faculty, and buildings. In fact, I was there at that very Song Contest event.

Most people left the theater with only that first thought. I was fortunate to have had both. Yes, I am very blessed to be a part of the Kamehameha Schools. Imua….

Popcorn & Mochi Crunch….

Not a big fan of animated feature films….

But I gotta admit, “Toy Story 3” and “How to Train Your Dragon” were the two best movies I’ve seen so far this year. (“Prince of Persia” was OK, but “Iron Man 2” was a dud.) I can’t even remember what other movies I’ve watched….

My recent favs are “Rudy,” “Die Hard,” “A Walk to Remember,” and “The Hangover.”

But my all-time favorites will always be those old black & white classics like “Casablanca,” those old Gene Kelly movies, those old Audrey Hepburn movies, and of course, “The Sound of Music.” The latest technology will never be able to deliver the same kind of magic as those movies from the Golden Era….

That being said, go see “Toy Story 3.”

And the Winner Is….

….”The Hurt Locker.” Huh?

Since moving to 909 last year, I’ve become somewhat of a moviegoer. I’m literally 1 minute away from the Ward Entertainment Complex. We usually get together with a small group of friends. Our Friday night ritual usually consists of dinner at Buca di Beppo (order the pizza, not the pasta,) a movie, and then Starbucks for a late night cup of Pike Place™ coffee. Topics of conversation almost always seem to include Brett Favre….

We were able to take in some pretty good movies in ’09 like “The Blind Side,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Star Trek,” “The Proposal,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Surrogates,” “The Soloist,” and everyone’s favorite “Avatar.”

Let me now preface this post by mentioning that “Casablanca,” “The Sound of Music,” and “The Wizard of Oz” are among my all-time favorite movies (so that you won’t think too lowly of me….)

My pick for Best Picture of 2009?

Popcorn & Mochi Crunch….

Summer is all about the beach, baseball, and movies! What summer movies are you looking forward to?

So far, I’ve seen Iron Man and The Hulk. I thought Iron Man was good, and The Hulk was OK. I’m looking forward to seeing “Wanted” and “The Mummy.”

Dinner & Movies….

Met up with friends at the Ward Entertainment Complex tonight. Had dinner at Buca di Beppo and saw Iron Man. Thought it was pretty good. Robert Downey Jr. really carried this movie.

Felt like a kid again. Watching this type of movie and eating a Frosty Malt…. Good times.