Return for ‘Romance’
One of the most popular bands to come out of the emo movement, My Chemical Romance, returns to Hawaii, bigger than ever before since the release of last year's acclaimed "The Black Parade" album.
The band will play the Blaisdell Arena on Dec. 14.
Tickets priced at $37.50 go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Blaisdell box office and Ticketmaster outlets. Charge-by-phone at (877) 750-4400, and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Children's Alliance seeks ‘angels’
The Children's Alliance of Hawaii is seeking some real-life angels to turn its paper angels into holiday happiness.
The alliance's annual "Christmas Angel Project" provides gifts for sexually abused children and their siblings -- targeting families living in poverty.
The alliance has collected wishes from these children and written them on paper angels, and is asking that local schools, companies, civic and church groups or individuals claim a few of the angels and make the wishes come true. More than 650 gifts were assembled and given to families last year.
Gifts should be purchased, wrapped and delivered to the alliance by Dec. 10 so that volunteers can deliver them to the children.
To participate, call Kim Bartenstein at 599-2955, ext. 216, or e-mail email@example.com with a commitment for the number of "Angels" to be sponsored.
Movies opening Friday:
: The audience award winner at the 2005 Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival comes back to town for a limited theatrical release. It's a romantic comedy about a Chinese woman approaching her 50s who starts dating a Hispanic man, much to the horror of her mother. Sylvia Chang, Esai Morales, Collin Chou, James Hong and the late Pat Morita star. (PG-13)
: The formidable trio of director Ridley Scott and Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe combine to present the true story of Frank Lucas, a powerful if charming Harlem drug kingpin-turned-informant of the 1970s. (R)
"Bee Movie": The persona that is Jerry Seinfeld transforms into a bee in this animated movie he co-produced and co-wrote. He voices Barry B. Benson, a honeybee who decides to sue the human race for stealing bees' honey. Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally and Chris Rock help out with the fun. (PG)
"Martian Child": John Cusack plays a recently widowed science-fiction writer who forms an unlikely family with a close friend and an adopted boy who claims to be from Mars. Cusack's sister Joan, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo and Oliver Platt co-star. (PG)