These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"Mud" PG-13, 2:10. Drama. Kaahumanu 6.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in “The Great Gatsby,” opening Friday at Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Photo courtesy Warner Bros.
Reese Witherspoon plays Juniper in the new drama, “Mud,” opening Friday at Kaahumanu 6.
Photo courtesy Warner Bros.
Jack McCoy uses an underwater camera in a scene from “Deeper Shade of Blue.”
Photo courtesy New World Distribution
S. Epatha Merkerson (left) stars as Daphne Peeples and Tyler James Williams as Simon Peeples in a scene from the film, “Peeples.”
A pair of inquisitive adolescents encounter a charismatic drifter with an incredible story in this drama from Take Shelter writer/director Jeff Nichols. Mississippi adolescents Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are exploring along the mighty Mississippi when they stumble upon a small island inhabited by Mud (Matthew McConaughey), a desperado who claims to be on the run from brutal bounty hunters after killing a man in Texas. According to Mud, his true love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon) is awaiting his arrival in town, and together they plan to make a daring escape.
"The Great Gatsby" PG-13, 2:23. Drama. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
The year is 1922 as would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) leaves the Midwest and travels to New York City during an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Before long, Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.
"Peeples" PG-13, 1:35. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
An Average Joe crashes a luxurious family reunion in the Hamptons in hopes of asking for his true love's hand in marriage, and learns that even wealthy families have their fair share of quirks in this family comedy from producer Tyler Perry. Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) may not be a blue blood, but he loves Grace (Kerry Washington), and he's eager to propose. Convinced that his best bet is to make his move while Grace's entire family is present, Wade boldly invites himself to her family reunion, and does his best to make a good impression. Over the course of an eventful weekend, he learns that he may fit in better with the dysfunctional yet well-to-do clan than he ever could have anticipated.
"42" PG-13, 1:28. Drama, sport. Maui Mall Megaplex and closes tonight at Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Follow the life story of Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford). Also starring Nicole Beharie and T.R. Knight. Directed by Brian Helgeland.
"A Deeper Shade of Blue" NR, 1:30. History. Maui Mall Megaplex.
"A Deeper Shade of Blue," a film by Jack McCoy is a 2011 film about surfing, the Hawaiian surf culture and the spirit of aloha. Stars Trace and Chad Marshall, Terry Chung and Manoa Drolett.
"Iron Man 3" PG-13, 2:10. Action, sci-fi, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
In this third installment, Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. Starring Roberty Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Guy Pearce. Shane Black directs.
"Jurassic Park 3D" PG, 2:06. Adventure, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jurassic Park in 3D - more terrifying than you remember. Huge advancements in scientific technology have been able to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, plus his two grandchildren to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go as planned Especially when one of the parks own workers attempt to steal dinosaur embryos, and have to shut down all the electricity in the process. It's now a race for survival with everyone located all over the island. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
"Oblivion" PG-13, 2:06. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Kaahumanu 6.
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko. Directed by Joseph Kosinski.
"Olympus Has Fallen" R, 2:00. Action, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex and closes tonight at Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
When the White House is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the U.S. national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Antoine Fuqua.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" PG, 2:10. Action, adventure fantasy. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. Starring James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Harald Zwart.
"Pain & Gain" R, 2:09. Action, comedy, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A trio of bodybuilders in Florida gets caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg and Rebel Wilson. Michael Bay directs.
"Scary Movie 5" PG-13, 1:25, Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Happily-married couple Dan and Jody begin to notice some bizarre activity once they bring their newborn baby Aiden home from the hospital. But when the chaos expands into Jody's job as a ballet dancer and Dan's career as an ape researcher, they realize their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon. Together, with the advice of certified experts and the aid of numerous cameras, they must figure out how to get rid of it before it's too late. Starring Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale and Charlie Sheen. Malcolm D. Lee directs.
"Side Effects" R, 1:46. Crime, drama, thriller. Ends tonight at Maui Mall Megaplex.
A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law star. Steven Soderbergh directs.
"Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" PG-13, 1:51. Drama. Ends tonight at Maui Mall Megaplex.
An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal and recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life. Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood and Kim Kardashian star. Directed and written by Tyler Perry.
"The Big Wedding" R, 1:30. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding. Starring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams. Directed by Justin Zackham.
"The Call" R, 1:35. Thriller. Ends tonight at Maui Mall Megaplex.
When veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life. Evie Thompson and Abigail Breslin also star. Brad Anderson directs.
"The Company You Keep" R, 2:01. Thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A former weather underground activist goes on the run from a jounalist who has discovered his identity. Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Stanley Tucci. Directed by Robert Redford.
"The Croods" PG, 1:38. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures- and their outlook is changed forever. Stars Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Cloris Leachman.
"The Host" PG-13, 2:05, Action, adventure. Ends tonight at Maui Mall Megaplex.
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing people's memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger and William Hurt. Andrew Niccol directs.
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