These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"Captain Phillips" PG-13, 2:14. Action, biography, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Tom Hanks (center) stars in the biography, action-packed film, “Captain Phillips”
Sony-Columbia Pictures photo via AP
Steve the Monkey (from left), voiced by Neil Patrick Harris, Flint Lockwood, voiced by Bill Hader and Sam Sparks, voiced by Anna Faris, star in “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.”
Sony Pictures photo via AP
Chris Hemsworth stars as the English playboy James Hunt, in “Rush.”
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Danny Trejo (left) and Michelle Rodriguez star in “Machete Kills.”
Open Road Films photo via AP
Sandra Bullock stars in the sci-fi thriller, “Gravity,” playing at Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Warner Bros. Pictures photo via AP
Djimon Hounsou (left) and Paula Patton star in “Baggage Claim.”
Fox Searchlight photo via AP
The true story of Capt. Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Stars Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahman. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
"Machete Kills" R, 1:47. Action, crime, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. Starring Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega and Mel Gibson. Robert Rodriguez directs.
"Enough Said" PG-13, 1:33. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener. Directed and written by Nicole Holofcener.
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"Halloween (1978)" R, 1:31. Horror, thriller. Kaahumanu 6.
A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets. Starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Moran.
"Baggage Claim" PG-13, 1:36. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a 30-day, 30,000-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiance. Starring Paula Patton, Taye Diggs and Jill Scott. David E. Talbert directs.
"Battle of the Year: The Dream Team" PG-13, 1:49. Music. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in 15 years. Dante enlists Blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the trophy back to America where it started. Stars Josh Holloway, Lax Alonso and Josh Peck. Benson Lee directs.
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" PG, 1:35. Animation, comedy, family. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Stars Bill Hader, Anna Faris and Will Forte. Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.
"Don Jon" R, 1:30. Comedy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. Written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"Elysium" R, 1:49. Action, drama, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex.
In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine manmade space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley.
"Gravity" PG-13, 1:30. Drama, mystery, sci-fi. Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Kaahumanu 6.
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Stars Sanda Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris. Alfonso Cuaron directs.
"Insidious: Chapter 2" PG-13, 1:45. Horror, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. Directed by James Wan.
Lee Daniels' "The Butler" PG-13, 2:12, Biography, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The story of an African-American's eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. Starring Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo and Mariah Carey.
"Metallica Through the Never" R, 1:34. Action, music. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band's show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure. Stars Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" PG, 1:46. Adventure, family, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson star. Thor Freudenthal directs.
"Planes" PG, 1:32. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor, Skipper, and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. Starring Dane Cook, Stacy Keach and Brad Garrett.
"Prisoners" R, 2:26. Crime, drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
"Riddick" R, 1:59. Action, sci-fi, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past. Starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban and Katee Sackhoff. David Twohy directs.
"Runner Runner" R, 1:31. Crime, drama, thriller. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur. Starring Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton. Directed by Brad Furman.
"Rush" R, 2:03. Action, biography, drama. Kaahumanu 6.
A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Starring Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde. Directed by Ron Howard.
"The Family" R, 1:45. Action, comedy, crime. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France, under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. Starring Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer. Luc Besson directs.
"The Smurfs 2" PG, 1:45. Animation, comedy, family. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel (voiced by Hank Azaria), since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.