'Miss Riot' film booked at Tapa's
THIS is the kind of beauty pageant Donald Trump
might not sponsor. The Miss Riot Pageant took place in December and featured 10 women, gay and transsexual contestants. A 12-minute trailer of "The Miss Riot Pageant Documentary" will offer a look at the details leading up to and during an event that invited anyone to enter. Plans for the completed film include the festival circuit and a DVD release. Producer Keoki Tavares
said participants were judged for their personalities in amusing Q-and-A sessions. "It's real life for real people who have real bodies," said Tavares. "It actually makes fun of real beauty contests." Winner Aleeciya Ashton is expected to attend the five-screen premiere on March 22 at 10:30 p.m. at Tapa's on Seaside.
A co-worker who is a firearms expert noted that last week's episode of "Lost" missed the mark with one detail. Mikhail Bakunin, the mysterious character with the eye patch, used a Mosin-Nagant rifle to shoot Sayid (Naveen Andrews). The Russian World War II rifle was a fitting prop for the guy who appeared out of nowhere, but was not portrayed accurately, according to my co-worker. "That thing can shoot a mile away!" he said. "It's like a cannon! And the kick is unmerciful. He shot Sayid from 20 feet away, and there's a little hole with a pellet. Really, it would have taken his arm off."
The Morning Light sailing crew is back in town filming the Disney documentary as they prepare for the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu in July. The young sailors spend mornings in the gym and in the classroom, and afternoons on the ocean during their two-week sessions in Honolulu each month.
"THE HIDDEN Battle," an independent movie by Hawaii filmmaker Jeff Katts, will screen at the University of Hawaii's Spalding Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Demons and angels battle for the soul of a young girl in this feature-length film that premiered last year at Dole Cannery Theaters. It stars Kyra Poppler, Gretchen Nilsen, Tanner Henderson, Chan Burch and Julia Gainey.
We haven't see much of Paulo on "Lost," and it's not likely that we will, with the actor's film career taking off. Brazilian heartthrob Rodrigo Santoro stars as Xerxes in the hit movie "300," which brought in $70 million on its first weekend. It doesn't hurt that the gorgeous Santoro is scantily clad and looks 9 feet tall. The movie is based on Frank Miller's novel about the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
The World Entertainment News Network reported that Josh Holloway blamed the big-fish-in-a-small-pond syndrome on the fact that three of his cast mates had been arrested and six (including Holloway himself) cited for driving incidents on Oahu in the past year and a half. Though nobody associated with the show will admit to any correlation between community behavior and plot lines, arrests to seem to have tangible results. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were rapidly killed off after their arrests for driving with blood alcohol levels over the legal limit.