These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"Safe Haven" PG-13, 1:55, Maui Mall Megaplex.
Jason Statham (left) and Jennifer Lopez in “Parker.”
A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, N.C., where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel and Cobie Smulders star in this drama-mystery romance. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
"A Good Day to Die Hard" R, 1:37, Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Kaahumanu 6.
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. This action-filled crime thriller stars Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Sebastian Koch. John Moore directs.
"Beautiful Creatures" PG-13, 2:04, Kaahumanu 6.
Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Starring Alice Englert, Viola Davis and Emma Thompson in this drama fantasy romance. Directed by Richard LaGravenese.
"Escape from Planet Earth" PG, 1:29, Maui Mall?Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Astronaut Scorch Supernova (voice of Brendan Fraser) finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet. Also lending their voices to this animated adventure comedy are Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba. Cal Brunker directs.
"Broken City" R, 1:49, Maui Mall Megaplex (closes tonight).
Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Zones star in this crime-drama thriller. Director Allen Hughes takes the audience into a city rife with injustice as ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.
"Bullet To the Head" R, 1:31, Maui Mall Megaplex.
Sylvester Stallone, Christian Slater and Oahu's Jason Momoa star in this action-crime thriller. After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C., detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy. Walter Hill directs.
"Django Unchained" R, 2:02, Kaahumanu 6.
A former slave and a German bounty hunter become unlikely allies in the battle against a tyrannical plantation owner in this Western from director Quentin Tarantino. The all-star Hollywood cast features Jaime Foxx, Chris Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.
"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" R, 1:28, Maui Mall Megaplex, ends tonight at Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Tommy Wirkola directs this new spin on the famous fairy tale, in which Hansel and Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star.
"Identity Thief" R, 1:51, Maui Mall Megaplex.
Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity. Starrring in the comedy crime film are Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and John Cho.
"Life of Pi," PG, 2:07, Maui Mall Megaplex.
Academy Award winner Ang Lee directed this adventure-drama starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Akil Hussain. A young man survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor . . . a fearsome Bengal tiger. Some call it the "next Avatar," for its breakthrough of 3D technology.
"Mama" PG-13, 1:40, Kaahumanu 6.
In this horror flick, "Mama" Director Andres Muschietti leads Jessica Chastain and Nikolai Coster Waldau as Annabel and Lucas, who are now faced with the challenge of having to raise his young nieces who were left alone in the forest for five years. But how alone were they?
"Parker" R, 1:58, Maui Mall Megaplex.
Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham star in this crime-laced thriller about a thief with a unique code of professional ethics. He is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
"Side Effects" R, 2:00, Kaahumanu 6.
In this crime-drama thriller -Emily and Martin are a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist - intended to treat anxiety- has unexpected side effects. Starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
"Silver Linings Playbook" R, 2:02, Maui Mall Megaplex.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems.
"Sisterakas" R, 1:40, Kaahumanu 6.
The childhoods of Bernice (Vice Ganda) and Detty (Ai-Ai Delas Alas) were world's apart, but they did have one thing in common: their father. Bernice's birth was caused by an infidelity. Detty grew up with a wealthy family, Bernice and his mother were left to fend for themselves. Then they meet and the story plays out.
"Stand Up Guys" R, 1:35, Kaahumanu 6.
A pair of aging con men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade. Al Pacino, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken star in this comedy crime film. Directed by Fisher Stevens.
"The Impossible" PG-13, 1:54, Maui Mall Megaplex.
Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit in this true-life tale of surviving the tsunami in Thailand. Stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.
"Warm Bodies" PG-13, 1:37, Maui Mall Megaplex; Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
John Malkovich stars with Teresa Palmer and Nicholas Hoult. Director Jonathan Levine takes audiences on a comedic romp laced with horror and romance in this film about R (a highly unusual zombie), who saves Julie from an attack. The two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
"Zero Dark Thirty" R, 2:37, Maui Mall Megaplex.
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. "Zero Dark Thirty" reunites the Oscar-winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker") for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.
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