Sunday, May 31, 2020

You're Invited: Take a (Virtual) Hawaiian Holiday with #FoodNFlix

Fall Break, Oahu, October 2017
For June, I am hosting Food'N'Flix, the movie-watching, food-making group rallied by Heather of All Roads Lead to the Kitchen.

This week, my older son was supposed to graduate from high school and we were supposed to leave on a family vacation to the Big Island. But, as enter our eleventh week of being sheltered in place to flatten the curve of the coronavirus, all of our summer plans were canceled, including this long-planned graduation trip to Hawaii.

Boo. I understand the need to self-isolate. And we are abiding by the social distancing guidelines put in place by our state. But, boo, nonetheless.

Oahu, October 2017

So for this month's Food'N'Flix, I chose to open up the field and let all of the food bloggers take a (virtual) Hawaiian holiday.  My boys have been to Oahu several times with my parents in recent years as my dad grew up there and wanted to spend some time on the island with his grandsons.

Ke'e Beach, Kauai, July 2003
Jake and I honeymooned on Kauai in 2000. Sadly, we haven't been back since 2003 when we traveled to the islands with a toddler (the one who just graduated from high school!), my pregnant belly, and both of our families. It was such a great time. But it's been far too long. I was really looking forward to browsing the sunshine markets and relaxing on island-time this month. Oh, well...

Thankfully, the airline gave us vouchers for the full amount that I had paid for our non-refundable tickets. And our rental let us cancel with no penalties. So, when the world opens back up, we'll try to get to Hawaii sooner rather than later.

How to Participate
For now, I hope you'll join me for a virtual trip to the Hawaiian islands. I've done some research to give you a bit of direction, but this is really wide open to your interpretation on the month's theme. Watch a movie about Hawaii...or one that's just filmed in Hawaii. I'll even open it up to television series. I'm thinking of rewatching LOST or maybe even the revamped Hawaii Five-O! Or I might dig out the kids' DVDs and revisit Finding Nemo or Lilo and Stitch.

Pride of Maui posted their Top 20 Movies Filmed in Hawaii, suggesting...both Point Break movies, Elvis' Blue Hawaii, two Jurassic movies, and more. Hawaii.com has a list of Hollywood’s Tropical Backlot: Movies You May Not Know Were Filmed in Hawaii, including Jumanji: The Next Level and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and more.

I'm sure there are a ton that I missed, but here's a list with movie titles and movie release dates to get you going...

The White Flower – 1923
Bird of Paradise – 1932
From Here to Eternity – 1953
The Enemy Below – 1957
The Old Man and the Sea – 1958
South Pacific – 1958
Wackiest Ship in the Army – 1960
Blue Hawaii – 1961
Gidget Goes Hawaiian – 1961
Girls, Girls, Girls! – 1962
Donovan’s Reef – 1963
Ride the Wild Surf – 1964
In Harm’s Way – 1965
Hawaii – 1966
Paradise Hawaiian Style – 1966
Blue Hawaii – 1967
Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970
The Hawaiians – 1970
Man With The Golden Gun – 1974
Islands in the Stream – 1977
Death Moon – 1978
Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1981
Uncommon Valor – 1983
Black Widow – 1985
Karate Kid, Part 2 – 1986
North Shore – 1987
Throw Momma From the Train – 1987
Lord of the Flies – 1990
Honeymoon in Vegas – 1991
Point Break – 1991
Jurassic Park – 1993
Waterworld – 1995
Outbreak – 1995
Picture Bride – 1995
Race the Sun – 1995
A Very Brady Sequel – 1996
The Lost World – Jurassic Park II – 1997
George of the Jungle – 1997
6 Days, 7 Nights – 1997
Beyond Paradise – 1998
Lani Loa – 1998
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien – 1999
Johnny Tsunami – 1999
Paniolo O Hawaii: Cowboys of the Far West – 2000
Rip Girls – 2000
Pearl Harbor – 2001
Planet of the Apes – 2001
Blue Crush – 2002
Lilo & Stitch – 2002
Tears of the Sun 2003
The Ride – 2003
Punch-Drunk Love – 2003
The Rundown – 2003
Finding Nemo – 2003
The Big Bounce – 2004
Along Came Polly – 2004
50 First Dates – 2004
Pipeline – 2006
10.5 Apocalypse – 2006
Superbad – 2007
Tropic Thunder – 2008
Forgetting Sarah Marshall – 2008
Avatar – 2009
Princess Kaiulani – 2009
A Perfect Getaway – 2009
2012 – 2009
Soul Surfer – 2011
Just Go With It – 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – 2011
The Descendants – 2011
Battleship – 2012
Catching Fire – 2013
Big Eyes – 2014
Godzilla – 2014
Aloha – 2015
Point Break – 2015
Jurassic World – 2015
Finding Dory – 2016
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – 2016
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – 2017
Kong: Skull Island – 2017
Snatched – 2017
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – 2018
Jumanji: The Next Level – 2019

Join the fun. Watch something or multiple some things, then post about it on your blog with a link back to this post and to Food'N'Flix. Use of the logo is optional.

Your post must be current (during month of the event). And of course we don't mind if your post is linked to other events...the more the merrier. Have fun with it!

Email your entries to me at: constantmotioncamilla [at] gmail [dot] com and include...

  • Your name
  • Your blog's name and URL
  • The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you're submitting
  • Attach a photo of any size (or just give me permission to "pull" one from your post)
  • Indicate "Food 'n Flix Submission" in the subject line

Deadline for submission: June 28th. 
I will have the round-up posted by the 30th.

5 comments:

  1. I had just started researching but missed some on your list so thanks. What a fun idea for FnF. I can't wait to see what everyone picks for their virtual vacay. So sorry about graduation. That is tough. Did his school plan a virtual event of some kind?

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    1. Emailed you a few photos! It was really quite fun.

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  2. This should be fun, I can't wait to see what everybody chooses. Thanks so much for taking us to Hawaii this month!

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  3. I think we are finally going to be able to sit and watch a movie tonight. Now to choose which one.

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  4. I just linked up and posted :-)

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