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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Jet Li scores big at theatres with 'Hero'

Advertiser Staff

The epic "Rashomon"-style "Hero," starring Jet Li, right, handily won the weekend's top spot, earning an estimated $17.8 million and the highest per-screen average of $8,765 as tabulated by the firm Exhibitor Relations. "Excellent reviews and beautiful imagery no doubt lured curious moviegoers who were ready for something new, yet unwilling to taste the second-rate pre-Labor Day offerings," Zap2It.com said.

Two sequels debuted over the weekend. "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid," came in at No. 2 with $13.2 million. At Nos. 3, 4 and 5: the guy comedy "Without a Paddle," family friendly "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" and horror prequel "Exorcist: The Beginning" with $8.7, $8.1 and $6.7 million, respectively.


GQ offers help on whether to tuck

GQ magazine's "The Style Guy" has a quick solution for those wondering if it's still hip to wear button-down shirts untucked:

"If a button-down shirt has a finished, squared-off bottom, it's okay to wear it untucked in casual scenes. If it's cut curvy — long in front and back, short on the sides — then tuck. ... You'll feel better when you look at pictures of yourself 10 years from now."


Noel Holston | Newsday TV critic, on Duane "Dog" Chapman of A&E's "Dog the Bounty Hunter":

"Chapman ... looks like one of Mel Gibson's "Road Warrior" nemeses — or a Motley Crue roadie. Seeing him at your door could scare you straight in a Honolulu minute."