These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"Ender's Game" R, 1:54. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
“Last Vegas” is a fun, senior romp through Sin City with screen legends Kevin Kline (from left), Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas in the starring roles as great sixtysomething pals.
Harrison Ford heads to space in this action sci-fi adventure that will hit the Regal Maui Mall Megaplex Theaters this evening.
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The International Military seeks out a leader who can come to the rescue of the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth. Harrison Ford stars along with Asa Butterfiled and Ben Kingsley. Director is Gavin Hood. The screenplay is based on the book Ender's Game.
"Last Vegas" PG-13, 1:45. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. Of course, the friends are played by screen icons Kevin Kline, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman, and they'll take you on a senior romp through Sin City that will have you in stiches.
"Battle of the Year: The Dream Team" PG-13, 1:49. Music. Maui Mall Megaplex.
"Battle of the Year: The Dream Team" attracts all the best dancing crews 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.
"Captain Phillips" PG-13, 2:14. Action, biography, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
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 200 years. Stars Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahman. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
"Carrie" R, 1:39. Drama, horror. Kaahumanu 6.
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy, young outcast who's shunned by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother. Carrie unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Starring Chloe Grace Mortez, Julianne Moore and Gabriella Wilde. Directed by Kimberly Peirce.
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" PG, 1:35. Animation, comedy, family. Kaahumanu 6.
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 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 is dedicated to his family, friends and church, but he's plagued with an unrealistic expectation of relationships from years of watching porn. He soon must work 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.
"Escape Plan" R, 1:56. Action, mystery, thriller. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and 50 Cent star. Mikael Hafstrom directs.
"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 Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris. Alfonso Cuaron directs.
"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" R, 1:32. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex. Opens at Lahaina Wharf Cinema Thursday.
Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy. Stars Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll and Spike Jonze. Directed by Jeff Tremaine.
"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.
"Prisoners" R, 2:26. Crime, drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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.
"Romeo & Juliet" PG-13, 1:58. Drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each another. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever. Stars Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth and Damian Lewis. Carlo Carlei directs.
She's the One" (1996) R, 1:36. Comedy, drama, romance. Kaahumanu 6.
This film follows two Irish-American brothers: Mickey, who's older, wandering, lost, not quite sure about what he wants; and Francis, who's younger, a Wall Street power player and husband to beautiful wife Renee. Unfortunately, Francis is having an affair with Mickey's promiscuous ex-fiance, Heather. Mickey meets and marries a girl, named Hope, who he's known for 24 hours. Meanwhile Francis dumps Renee to ask Heather to marry him . . . not realizing that Mickey was right about her. Stars Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston and John Mahoney. Written and directed by Edward Burns.
"The Counselor" R, 2:05. Crime, drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. Ridley Scott directs.
"The Fifth Estate" R, 2:04. Documentary, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveal the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power by an Internet upstart. WikiLeaks quickly becomes the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl and Dan Stevens. Directed by Bill Condon and R.J. Cutler.