These are Maui Scene's minireviews, excerpts of wire-service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" PG 13, 1:59. Comedy. Lahaina Wharf Cinemas and Kaahumanu 6.
Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is author P.L. Travers in “Saving Mr. Banks.”
Disney Enterprises photo via AP
Will Ferrell is Ron Burgundy (left) and Christina Applegate plays Veronica Corningstone in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”
Paramount Pictures photo via AP
With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm. Stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd. Directed by Adam McKay.
"American Hustle" R, 2:18. Crime, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
"Saving Mr. Banks" PG 13. 2:05. Biography, comedy, drama. Kaahumanu 6.
Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, "Mary Poppins." Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Annie Rose Buckley. Directed by John Lee Hancock.
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" PG, 1:35. Animation, comedy, family. Ends today at 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.
"Dallas Buyers Club," R, 1:57. Drama. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto.
"Delivery Man," PG-13, 1:43. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. Stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders. Directed and written by Ken Scott.
"Frozen," PG, 1:25. Animation, kids and family. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Walt Disney Pictures presents one of its coolest comedy-adventures yet. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer, Sven. They embark on an epic journey to find Anna's sister, Elsa, and put an end to the Snow Queen's icy spell.
"Gravity" PG-13, 1:30. Drama, mystery, sci-fi. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6 (3-D).
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.
"Homefront" R, 1:40. Action, crime, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. Starring Jason Stathan, James Franco and Winona Ryder. Directed by Gary Felder.
"Last Vegas" PG-13, 1:45. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Three 60-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. Stars Kevin Kline, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman will take you on a senior romp through Sin City that will have you in stiches.
"Out of the Furnace" R, 1:56. Crime, drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice. Starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Zoe Saldana. Scott Cooper directs.
"Philomena" PG-13, 1:38. Drama. Kaahumanu 6.
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark. Directed by Stephen Frears.
"The Book Thief" PG-13, 2:11. Drama, war. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. Stars Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. Directed by Brian Percival.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" PG-13, 2:41. Adventure, drama, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahana Wharf Cinemas.
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. Stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage. Peter Jackson directs.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" PG-13, 2:26. Action and adventure, science fiction and fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinemas.
This middle chapter of "The Hunger Games" franchise doesn't have a dull moment: Bigger, better, broodier action sequences keep the story a success for many critics. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) return home after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games, only to have to turn around and leave family and friends for the Victor's Tour of the districts. Sensing a rebellion is brewing, Katniss moves from survivor to leader. Meanwhile, the districts prepare for the 75th games, a competition that could change Panem forever.
"Thor: The Dark World" PG-13, 2:00. Action, adventure, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6 (3-D).
Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.
"Tyler Perry's: A Madea Christmas" PG-13, 1:45. Comedy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on a rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas. Starring Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray and Tika Sumpter. Written and directed by Tyler Perry.