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TAXWatch: State Auditor’s Review of GET Exemptions and Exclusions

The opinions and information expressed in the Community Viewpoint are solely those of the authors and not the MAUIWatch Community Network. I n 2016, lawmakers came up with a law requiring the State Auditor to review exemptions, exclusions, and credits in the general excise, public service company, and insurance premium taxes.  Under the terms of the law, HRS section 23-71, …

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Police Search for Man Reported Missing

The Maui Police Department is looking for a 28-year-old man who has been reported missing. Authorities say that Ryan Rodriguez was reported missing on Friday. Rodriguez was last seen, shortly before 8:20 p.m., walking in the area of Kauhale Street wearing a white t-shirt and tan shorts with no shoes. Police say the man does not have a vehicle and …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: The Island (2005) – 15th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “My name is Lincoln Six Echo and I’m your insurance policy”. A 15th anniversary of Michael Bay’s “The Island”. I explore why Michael Bay is the auteur of awesome. In being only of a few filmmakers who are stylistically consistent. Michael Bay is a visionary with a clearly identifiable style and a tendency toward filmmaking that …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: The Best Of Disney’s Pixar Studios

Pixar is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios. Pixar began in 1979 as part of the LucasFilm computer division, known as the Graphics Group, before its spin-off as a corporation in February 1986, with funding from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who became its largest shareholder at the time. Disney purchased Pixar in …

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A-Ron’s Film Emporium Presents: The Best Films For Valentines Day

As a movie fan, I love all genres of movies. One that I love and I’m a sucker for is romantic comedies. Every February I go on a month long binge to celebrate the month of love: Valentines Day. I’ve compiled a list of the best and my favorite romantic comedies, I must include one way or the other during …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Tremors – The 30th Anniversary

“Can You Fly You Sucker?!” A 30th anniversary celebration of Kevin Bacon’s beloved “Tremors”. It’s B-movie heaven that is funny, exciting and fun. “Tremors” was created by the writers of “Short Circuit”, and deemed a box office failure but becoming a cult favorite phenomenon. If your looking for a B-movie horror movie, with flashes of comedy, you can’t go wrong than …

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A-Ron’s “Simply The Best!”: The Best Films Of 2019

Another year has come and gone, and it’s been another year of great films. I’ve seen all the films I could have so here is my list of Best Films Of 2019. Below is my list of the top 10 films, below the list you will find my honorable mentions (runner ups 11-20) listed at the bottom. I hope you …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Marriage Story

Top 10 Film Of 2019! Premieres today on Netflix. Writer and director Noah Baumbach lays his life out on the screen literally (as it’s based on his real life divorce) and gives us a tale about love, marriage, divorce and parenthood. “Marriage Story” is a beautifully detailed story about the lives of it’s couple Charlie and Nicole, featuring masterclass Oscar …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews – IT: Chapter Two

Director Andy Muschietti Returns To The Town Of Derry To Continue The Story Of The Losers Club As They Vow To Defeat Pennywise For Good. With A Triumphant Leading Cast & An Excellent Show Stopping Performance From Bill Hader. At Nearly Three Hours Long “It Chapter 2” Is Still A Solid, Well Crafted & Great Looking Follow-Up. Although It Would …

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