Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 4:23 PM HST|
By Terry Hunter
The new movie called IN THE HEIGHTS is the film version of a hit Broadway musical created by Lin Manuel Miranda seven years before he wrote and starred in HAMILTON, the most popular musical of this century so far. Well directed by John M. Chu who made CRAZY RICH ASIANS, IN THE HEIGHTS gives us a mostly Latino cast of likable characters with great singing voices plus lots of exuberant dancing in the streets. The title of this rousing entertainment refers to Washington Heights, a Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan. It’s a tight knit community where people with big dreams struggle just to get by. IN THE HEIGHTS isn’t a masterpiece like HAMILTON, but it’s good summer fun. This movie looks great on a big screen but if you aren’t yet ready to go inside a theater, it will be streaming on HBO max until July 11th.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM HST
Hawaii's Jason Momoa is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Billy V has this story and more, including what the stars of the new "NCIS: Hawaii" have to say about their new show.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 9:08 AM HST
In entertainment news, Billy V interviews Vanessa Lachey. She's one of the stars for NCIS Hawaii. What she had to say about working in Hawaii. Also, Wayne Brady, one of the busiest men in Hollywood, is in Hawaii. Why he considers it his second home.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 10:07 AM HST
Dave Bautista will co-star as the brother of Momoa's character, Baba Voss, in the Apple TV series "See."
Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 10:56 AM HST
Itʻs a Japanese song written last March that talks about loneliness, but with the hope of knowing that weʻre going to be together again, as sure as the cherry blossoms bloom.
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 8:06 AM HST
Interested in being part of a major production in the islands? Casting directors are currently looking for extras to appear in the new CBS series “NCIS: Hawaii.”