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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Suddenly, a shot rang out ...

Advertiser Staff

"The President's Last Bang" sound like a Bill O'Reilly-approved documentary about the final days of the Bill Clinton White House? It isn't. But it's based on the real-life final hours of a prominent political figure. The 2005 flick by South Korean writer-director Im Sangsoo revisits (in bloody yet satirical form, no less) the 1979 assassination of dictatorial president Park Chung-hee. Mixing elements of fiction and fact, "Last Bang" raised the ire of Park's family and collective eyebrows of South Korean filmgoers. Catch it today at the Doris Duke Theatre at 1 and 7:30 p.m. 532-8768.

Derek Paiva


Do you have any lau'ipala? That's what you'll be asking when you play Go Fish! Hawai'i (Card Shark, $7.99), which puts a local twist on the card game. This deck features 13 colorful reef fish found in Hawaiian waters. Along with a fish illustration, each card features the creature's Hawaiian, common and scientific names, and a description learn as you play. Available at the Waikiki Aquarium; bookstores, including Borders and Bookends; and at www.cardsharkpress.com.

Zenaida Serrano


"They had me lifting 50-pound boxes. I walked up to the manager and was like, 'See these cuts and bruises? I'm going to be famous one day and this won't do.' "

Michelle Rodriguez | the "Lost" actress on her short stint with UPS, in TV Guide