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Michael B. Jordan (left) and Chadwick Boseman star in Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” Marvel Studios-Disney via AP

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. NEW THIS WEEK “BLACK PANTHER” PG-13, 2:14. Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. Black Panther springs into action when an old ...

Helen Mirren is Sarah Winchester, heir to the rifle fortune, in the ghost story “Winchester.” CBS Films via AP

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENT “THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: L’ELISIR D’AMORE” G, 3:00. Concerts/Special Events. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and The Met: Live in HD present a ...

Timothee Chalamet is a young man discovering himself in “Call Me by Your Name”
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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. NEW THIS WEEK “WINCHESTER” PG-13, 1:39. Horror, suspense/ thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex. Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San ...

Daniel Day-Lewis (left) and Lesley Manville are brother and sister running a fashion house in “Phantom Thread.”
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‘Phantom Thread’ spins a rich showcase for Day-Lewis

• “Phantom Thread,” three stars out of four. With echoes of “Rebecca” and lavish Max Ophuls productions, writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson spins the tale of an obsessive fashion designer and his muse into a suspenseful and often funny parlor drama in “Phantom ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “PUCCINI’S TOSCA” PG-13, 1:50. Opera/Special Events. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present a one-day screening on ...

“The Post” offers a dramatic true story and stars Tom Hanks (left) and Meryl Streep.
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These are Maui Scene’s mini reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. NEW THIS WEEK “PROUD MARY” R, 1:28. Action/Adventure, Drama, Suspense/Thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex. A professional assassin causes a turf war when she ...

Jessica Chastain (left) and Idris Elba star in “Molly’s Game.” STXfilms via AP

‘Molly’s Game’ makes for an enjoyable tumble

* “Molly’s Game,” two and a half stars out of four. The Associated Press Aaron Sorkin has a knack for timing, and not just in the obvious way. The Oscar-winning writer of “The Social Network,” “Moneyball” and other fast-talking, crackling scripts has been celebrated for his ...

Ben Whishaw voices Paddington Bear in “Paddington 2.” Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “ALIEN INTRUSION: UNMASKING A DECEPTION” PG-13, 2:10. Concert/Special Events. Maui Mall Megaplex. Millions of people have experienced ...

Christopher Plummer stars as  billionaire J. Paul Getty in “All the Money in the World.” Invision photo via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENING TODAY “GANDARRAPPIDO!: THE REVENGER SQUAD” NR, 1:51. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6. Gardarra, Rapiddo and Kweenie are all trying to attain and ...

In this undated handout photo, actors David Bradley and Peter Capaldi appear in a scene from the Christmas special, which presents the epic finale to the Capaldi-era of “Dr. Who” screening tonight only at 7 p.m. at Maui Mall Megaplex. Special bonus segments will also be shown. BBC Worlwide Limited via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENING “DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME PG, 1:40. Music, performing arts. 7 p.m. tonight at Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide bring ...

This still frame is from producer Angelina Jolie’s  animated feature film, “The Breadwinner,” about female empowerment in pre-war Afghanistan. GKIDS photo

Get reel: FirstLight

Maui Film Festival’s 19th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui continues at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului for the holidays with centerpiece screenings Saturday and Tuesday; followed by closing night films Wednesday. The main thing Maui Film ...

John Cena and Kate McKinnon star in the fun animated film  “Ferdinand,” now playing at select Maui theaters. Twentieth Century Fox photo via AP

Sweet ‘Ferdinand’ satisfies

“Ferdinand,” three stars out of four. The Associated Press This holiday season, there’s all manner of conflict at your local movie theater — Jedis battling in the stars, Winston Churchill warring in Europe and Olympic athletes dueling on ice. And then there’s that 2,000-pound ...

Anna Kendrick, center, in a scene from “Pitch Perfect 3. Universal Pictures photo via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TODAY “FATHER FIGURES” R, 1:53. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6 Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased ...

Saoirse Ronan faces the challenges of adolescence in first-time director Greta Gerwig’s critically acclaimed coming-of-age film “Lady Bird.” Photo courtesy A24

Maui Film Festival FirstLight looms large at MACC

Maui Film Festival’s 19th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui returns to Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului to loom larger than life for four evenings. Opening night is Wednesday, followed by centerpiece screenings Dec. 23 and 26 and closing night films ...

“The Meshuga Nutcracker!” debuts in theaters nationwide Dec. 19, putting a unique spin on the classic “Nutcracker” ballet. Photo courtesy Fathom Events

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TODAY “STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI” PG-13, 2:32. Action, adventure, science fiction, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. Rian Johnson ...

Gal Gadot stars in “Justice League.” Ratpac-Dune Entertainment photo via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS FRIDAY “UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS” NR, 2:00. (Philippines) Comedy, romance. Kaahumanu 6. Two former high school friends Patty and Cocoy find each other 30 ...

The quirky Hector (left), as voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal, and Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, star in Disney-Pixar’s “Coco.” Disney-Pixar photo via AP

* “Coco” four stars out of four. The Associated Press At first, Disney-Pixar’s latest, “Coco,” sounds a lot like the 2014 Fox film “The Book of Life.” Both are animated features steeped in the aesthetics and customs of Day of the Dead: the Mexican tradition of creating ...

Jacob Tremblay (left) and Noah Jupe star in “Wonder.” Lionsgate photo via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS FRIDAY “DETROIT” R, 2:23. Crime, drama, history. Kaahumanu 6. Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police ...

The voice of Anthony Gonzalez, as Miguel, stars in “Coco.” Disney/Pixar photo via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. STILL PLAYING “A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS” R, 1 hr 57 min. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6. This sequel follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as ...

Jason Momoa (from left) Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher star in “Justice League.” Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. photo via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TONIGHT “JUSTICE LEAGUE” PG-13, 2:01. Action, adventure, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. Fueled by his restored faith in ...