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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series Presents: The 20th Anniversary – The Matrix (1999)

A-RON’S FILM REWIND SERIES TAKES YOU BACK IN TIME TO 1999 FOR THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GROUNDBREAKING POP CULTURE PHENOMENON “THE MATRIX” When released 20 years ago on March 31 1999. “The Matrix” had instantly become a milestone in movie history and of American pop culture. It was referenced, copied and parodied time and time again. It even influenced …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Captain Marvel

BRIE LARSON WILL LEAVE HEARTS IN YOUR EYES, IN THE MARVEL-OUS “CAPTAIN MARVEL” Come this October expect a lot of young girls to be dressing up as “Captain Marvel”. I’m of the opposite sex and even I want to be her. You can thank star Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Best Actress for “Room”) and indie filmmakers Anna Boden and …

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Theater Review: Black Comedy/ ‘Dentity Crisis

This is why I go to the theater and love it so much, because of productions like Lisa Teichner’s “Black Comedy/ ‘Dentity Crisis.” There is an adventurous spirit at hand, a willingness to push buttons, send up conventions and experiment with the possibilities of live performance, that immediately endeared me to this work. Allow me to explain just what this …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: How To Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World

“HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD” IS A BEAUTIFUL AND POIGNANT CONCLUSION TO ONE OF THE BEST FILM TRILOGIES  Within the past two weeks was the first time I had ever seen “How To Train Your Dragon 1 & 2”. First released in 2010 and 2014, the trailers I had seen for the film never appealed to me …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Isn’t It Romantic

“ISN’T IT ROMANTIC” IS “THE LAST ACTION HERO” FOR THE ROMANTIC COMEDY AND IT WILL LEAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE The mocking of romantic comedies is nothing new, but the new romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” is for people who both love and hate romantic comedies. If you love them it is a celebration of the genre. If you …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series Presents The Classics Retrospective: Chinatown (1974)

•A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series Classics Retrospective Takes You Back In Time. With Roman Polanski’s Classic 1974 Thriller “Chinatown”, starring Jack Nicholson. The term “classics” and “masterpiece”, were created for films like “Chinatown”. Released in 1974 and making it’s 45th Anniversary this year in 2019. An influential 1930’s noir, directed by controversial director Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby, The Ghost Writer). It’s …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Velvet Buzzsaw

Jake Gyllenhaal Is An Art Critic To Some Killer Art In Writer/Director Dan Gilroy’s “Velvet Buzzsaw” Netflix’s new original film “Velvet Buzzsaw”, is one of the prime examples of why filmmakers are flocking to the streaming service to get their films made. Netflix has proven to be a studio that gives the filmmaker the freedom to do whatever the hell …

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Fire Burns Structure in Upper Kanaio

Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in the upper Kanaio area at 8:09 a.m. on Thursday. Crews from Kula, Makawao, and Kahului responded along with Air 1. When crews arrived on scene in the remote area above upper Kanaio road, they found a structure approximately 600 square feet that had already been completely destroyed by …

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Queen of Soul Dead at 76

Music icon Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” whose unmistakable, booming voice helped define a music genre and provided an inspirational soundtrack for Civil Rights-era struggles, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76. -ABC News

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TAXWatch: Pray I Don’t Alter It Any Further

A few days ago, I got my annual emailed reminder from the Social Security folks that they prepared an electronic statement for me – they’ve gone green, so they aren’t sending those statements on paper any more.  So, for the first time in years, I logged in and looked at it.  There, in the middle of the page, were some …

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