Super happy fun HIFF review linkblogging GO!

October 17th, 2011

I’m still swimming in a sea of blog post drafts in what’s turned out to be a very busy writing season, but I thought I’d stick my head above water for a little bit to tell you about all the reviews of movies screening at the Hawaii International Film Festival that I’ve written for Honolulu Pulse (and collect all of those links in one place, to boot, so they’ll be easier later to find these reviews if/when the movies come out on home video.). Here’s what’s new, and when the movies are screening at the Dole Cannery theaters:

  • A Letter to Momo: “‘Momo’ is a smart, family-friendly film, a hand-animated production seven years in the making that showcases the simple charm and emotion that anime can carry.” Nominated for the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Narrative Feature. Screens at 5:30 p.m. today.
  • Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha: The Great Departure: “For anyone not familiar with the original manga, (it) will seem like a film that can’t decide what it wants to be.” Screens at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos: “For many (FMA) fans, it doesn’t matter what I write here; they just saw the title on this review, squealed “OOH! New ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ playing at HIFF!” threw on their costumes of Edward Elric or Roy Mustang or Winry Rockbell or Riza Hawkeye or what have you, and ran out the door to go wait in line at Dole Cannery.” Screens at 9:15 p.m. tomorrow.

Also coming later this week: A review of Legend of the Millennium Dragon. Please watch for it.

8 Responses to “Super happy fun HIFF review linkblogging GO!”

  1. Diane:

    Hmmm. Darn you! Now I think I want to go see Momo. I wasn’t going to…..

  2. parv:

    From completely selfish point of view, writings of yours, Jason, on more than one place puts a mild-to-medium barrier to chase them around. Is it possible to get a Honolulu Pulse URL that would directly bring up a collection of your most recent articles (similar to here with

  3. Diane:

    *Watching* *waiting not very patiently* =-)

    On October 17, 2011 you said:

    Also coming later this week: A review of Legend of the Millennium Dragon. Please watch for it.

  4. Jason S. Yadao:

    @parv: Sadly, everything aside from what I have direct control over here in Otaku Ohana is beyond my control.

    @Diane: Gah, sorry! I’ve been pretty busy lately. Here’s the link, too late for HIFF, but certainly useful for the DVD/Blu-ray release, which is already out:

  5. Diane Masaki:

    Hmm. I’m glad i didn’t spend $12 to watch it. Looks very pretty from the trailer. 4 heavenly kings might have something to do with the 4 Buddhist demon killers. Maybe. Was it worth seeing for free? I’m still considering buying it for the library… Maybe.

  6. Jason S. Yadao:

    @Diane: It’s not horrible, and things that aren’t horrible are certainly worth seeing for free (and LEGALLY, all you would-be pirates looking in on the comments), so yeah, go ahead and buy without regret.

  7. parv:

    Jason, well if Pulse is not going to show the articles by author itself, this …

    … should fill in till then.

  8. Diane Masaki:

    Bought, and watched with my anime club. Not bad. The 4 Heavenly Kings do seem to be the ones out of Buddhism, but I don’t know much about them other than that I’ve seen sculptures of them stomping on demons in temples in Japan. I will be sending it in for cataloging, for anyone who wants to borrow it from the library. Watch for it in the next few months. =-)

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