By Jason S. Yadao
As you may recall from last week’s Cel Shaded Report, there’s a pretty big movie coming out on Friday. No, not Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, silly (and besides, with Marvel suing and winning a $17,000 judgment against Gary Friedrich, the guy who actually created Ghost Rider in 1972 and who’s now in dire financial straits, I’m somewhat inclined to not want to see that movie, period). We’re talking about The Secret World of Arrietty, the animated film based on the novel The Borrowers which is the latest English-translated work from the house of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo, Studio Ghibli. And as I also established last week, any time I mention Arrietty here in Otaku Ohana, I get another excuse to post one of the pretty film stills that Disney provides to us press types. So here you go.
Arrietty’s local screening schedule has been fleshed out considerably since my last post. On Oahu, Consolidated’s Kahala, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearlridge and Ward complexes join the list, and there are more details on showings at Regal’s Dole Cannery and Windward Mall theaters. Fans on Maui can check out screenings at Consolidated’s Queen Kaahumanu Center theaters in Kahului, while those on Hawaii island can visit Hollywood Cinema’s Makalapua Stadium complex in Kailua-Kona. As for Kauai … umm … well … three out of the four major islands isn’t too shabby, I suppose. Sorry, guys.
Here’s when you’ll want to go if you want to see Arrietty any time in the next week:
Kaahumanu (Maui): 10:40 a.m. and 12:50, 3, 5:10 and 7:30 p.m.; 9:35 p.m. (Friday-Saturday)
Kahala: 10:50 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. (Friday-Monday); 1 p.m. (Tuesday-Thursday); 3:20, 5:35 and 7:50 p.m.; 10:10 p.m. (Friday-Sunday)
Kapolei: 9:30 a.m. (Friday) SOLD OUT; 10:40 a.m. (Saturday and Monday); 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20 and 9:30 p.m.
Makalapua (Hawaii): 11:50 a.m. (Friday-Monday); 2:10, 4:35, 7:05 and 9:25 p.m.
Mililani: 11:05 a.m. and 1:20, 3:30, 5:40, 7:55 and 10:05 p.m. (Friday-Monday); 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:25 and 9:40 p.m. (Tuesday-Thursday)
Pearlridge: 10:55 a.m. (Saturday-Monday); 12:05 p.m. (Friday and Tuesday-Thursday); 1:05 p.m. (Saturday-Monday); 3:20, 5:35 and 7:50 p.m.; 10:15 p.m. (Friday-Sunday); 10 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
Ward: 11 a.m. (Saturday-Monday); 1:20, 3:40, 6, 8:15 and 10:30 p.m.
Windward Mall: 12:55, 3:15, 5:35, 7:55 and 10:20 p.m.
Ghibli films tend not to linger in theaters for too long, so you’ll probably want to check out Arrietty at your earliest convenience. Advance tickets for all shows are available via Fandango. Also note that while all the times above are listed on Fandango, there have been occasions where, like Lucy pulling the football out from under Charlie Brown, they have been changed without warning. (Tag-team partner in fandom Wilma J. experienced this some time ago with Tales From Earthsea. She’s never seen it as a result. Thanks a lot, guys.) Enjoy the show, and please be considerate of your neighbors at the theaters.
Anime around town
“Draw the Line”: Friend of the blog and Star-Advertiser “Calabash” cartoonist Jon J. Murakami joins seven other artists for a second year at this fundraising event for Kumu Kahua Theatre. They’ll be drawing for close to two hours, and you can buy whatever they churn out during this extended art jam session for $20 apiece. Check it out from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at the theater at 46 Merchant St.
“Night Shuffle”: Oahu Anime Explorer president Kell Komatsubara joins host Colleen Ogura for his second show on KZOO 1210 AM. There were a few things I didn’t expect during the first show last week — the fact that half the show featured the host translating everything Kell said into Japanese, for instance, as well as the show lasting an hour instead of the half-hour I said it would last in my post. At least we’re better prepared for what will happen this time, right? If you’re within KZOO’s broadcast range, tune in at 11 p.m. Tuesday.