The Cel Shaded Report, 3/2: ‘Arrietty’ encore, the encore

Well, Ghibli fans, you did it. Thanks to your getting the word out — or perhaps because of the buzz that this animated adaptation of The Borrowers is really good — The Secret World of Arrietty made another $4.35 million, 10th place on last week’s U.S. box office weekend top 10 list. I can vouch for that quality — I saw it for myself last week. It’s quite a calm film, filled with subtle moments — ants crawling, grasshoppers hopping, ladybugs flitting about — that look great on the big screen. So calm, in fact, that a person in the front row of the theater curled up and fell asleep. Yeah, don’t think I didn’t notice you, person at the 12:30 p.m. showing at the Mililani theaters Feb. 23. At least your snoring wasn’t TOO loud.

Anyway, there’s a fresh round of showtimes to report, at the same theaters as last week. As well as another Cel Shaded Report Obligatory Pretty Arrietty Promotional Film Still of the Week:

Strong-willed Arrietty (left, voice of Bridgit Mendler) shows her mother, Homily (voice of Amy Poehler), an amazing object that she has "borrowed" while on her first covert mission with her father in "The Secret World of Arrietty." (Courtesy Disney & GNDHDDTW)
Strong-willed Arrietty (left, voice of Bridgit Mendler) shows her mother, Homily (voice of Amy Poehler), an amazing object that she has "borrowed" while on her first covert mission with her father in "The Secret World of Arrietty." (Courtesy Disney & GNDHDDTW)

Roll ’em! (Standard disclaimer: Times, as reported by Fandango, are subject to change.)

Dole Cannery: 10:45 a.m. and 1:15, 3:45, 6:45 and 9:20 p.m.

Kaahumanu (Maui): 10:25 a.m. and 12:40, 2:50, 5 and 7:10 p.m.; 9:25 p.m. (Friday-Saturday, Thursday)

Kahala: 11 a.m. (Friday-Saturday); 1:10, 3:25, 5:40 and 7:50 p.m. (Friday-Sunday); 10:10 p.m. (Friday-Saturday); 11:30 a.m. and 1:40, 3:50, 6 and 8:10 p.m. (Monday-Thursday); 10:20 p.m. (Thursday)

Kapolei: 10:40 a.m. (Friday-Saturday); 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20 and 9:30 p.m.

Makalapua (Hawaii): Noon (Friday-Sunday); 2:30 and 5 p.m.

Mililani: 11:45 a.m. and 2:55, 5:10 and 7:35 p.m. (Friday-Sunday); 12:15, 2:25, 4:40 and 7:20 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)

Pearlridge: 10:55 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. (Friday-Sunday); 12:05 p.m. (Monday-Thursday); 3:20, 5:35 and 7:50 p.m.; 10:15 p.m. (Friday-Sunday); 10 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)

Ward: 11 a.m. (Friday-Sunday); 1:20, 3:40, 5:55, 8:10 and 10:25 p.m.

Windward Mall: 12:30, 2:50, 5:20, 7:40 and 10:05 p.m.

Anime around town

Honolulu Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hawai’i Convention Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and Ala Moana Center. You may have noticed that this week’s Cel Shaded Report is a bit shorter as compared to previous weeks; that’s because I’m working on a dedicated festival post. I hope to have that up in a few hours, so stay tuned.