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Kevin Bacon (standing), Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman star in “Patriots Day.” CBS Films and 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 TONIGHT “LIVE BY NIGHT” R, 2:08. Crime, drama. Kaahumanu 6. A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their ...

Lewis MacDougall appears with The Monster, voiced by Liam Neeson, in “A Monster Calls.” Focus Features photo via AP

‘A Monster Calls’ is a universal picture of grief

The Associated Press If you’re not crying by the third act of “A Monster Calls,” you may want to have your humanity checked. Anyone who’s experienced grief will be moved by Patrick Ness’ story of a lonely 12-year-old boy and the massive woody monster who befriends him. Beautifully ...

Octavia Spencer stars in “Hidden Figures.” Twentieth Century Fox photo via AP

In uplifting ‘Hidden Figures,’ three women rise

* “Hidden Figures,” three stars out of four. The Associated Press Theodore Melfi’s buoyant “Hidden Figures” is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable actresses playing black women who wouldn’t be stopped. Set ...

Janelle Monae (from left) Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in “Hidden Figures.” Twentieth Century Fox 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 “HIDDEN FIGURES” PG, 2:07. Drama. Kaahumanu 6. Based on a true story of a team of African-American women who provide NASA with important ...

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone kick up their heels in “La La Land”
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. SPECIAL SCREENINGS: • “DOCTOR WHO: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO” PG, 1:30. Special event. Screening is at 7 ...

Maui Film Festival honorees Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver co-star with Liam Neeson in “Silence,” the latest epic from director Martin Scorsese. Photo courtesy Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival FirstLight screenings continue today

The Maui Film Festival’s 18th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui continues at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Following is a list of films that will be screened today, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, visit ...

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star in “Passengers.” Columbia Pictures/Sony 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 SCREENINGS: “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” PG, 2:09. Special event. Screening is at noon and 7 p.m Saturday at Maui Mall Megaplex. An angel helps a ...

Felicity Jones and Diego Luna star in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Lucasfilm Ltd. 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 “MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” R, 2:17. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex. An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father ...

Tuesday screenings at the MACC: “Loving” at 3 p.m.

Maui Film Festival FirstLight screenings continue Tuesday

The Maui Film Festival’s 18th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui continues at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Following is a list of films that will be screened Tuesday. For a schedule of films that will screen later this month, read next week’s ...

“My Life as a Zucchini”

FirstLight screenings continue Tuesday

The Maui Film Festival’s 18th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui continues at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Festival Director Barry Rivers could barley hold back his excitement about the quality of the December films coming to FirstLight’s ...

Kate McKinnon (from left), Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller and Olivia Munn star in “Office Christmas Party.” Paramount 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 TONIGHT “OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY” R, 1:45. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. When his uptight CEO sister threatens ...

Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson star in Disney’s “Moana.” Disney 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 “INCARNATE” PG-13, 1:31. Horror, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex. A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the ...

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in “Allied.” Paramount Pictures photo via AP

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SPECIAL SCREENING: “BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S” PG-13, 4:00. Special event. Screening is at 7 p.m. Sunday and 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Maui Mall Megaplex. A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. Starring Audrey ...

Ian Walsh slices down a big wave at Jaws at Peahi. Zak Noyle for Red Bull Media House photo

‘Distance Between Dreams’

Catch one of the most historic big wave seasons on record through the eyes of Ian Walsh at the world premiere of Red Bull Media House’s new film “Distance Between Dreams” on Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and screenings ...

A spirited teenager named Moana (left) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. Along the way, she meets once-mighty demi-god Maui (right). Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of Moana and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, “Moana” opens Tuesday evening at Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Kaahumanu 6. Disney 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 “FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM” PG-13, 2:13. Adventure, family, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. The ...

“Manchester by the Sea”

FirstLight 2016 returns in November and December

The Maui Film Festival’s 18th annual 2016 FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui will be held over two days in November and six days in December, which will be shared with you a bit further down the road. The event will present 26 of the most award-worthy films of the year featuring an A-List ...

Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams star in the sci-fi drama “Arrival.” Paramount 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 TONIGHT “ARRIVAL” PG-13, 1:56. Drama, mystery, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6. A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien ...

Tilda Swinton (left) and Benedict Cumberbatch star in “Doctor Strange”
Disney / Marvel 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 “DOCTOR STRANGE” PG-13, 1:55. Action, adventure, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Lahaina Wharf Cinema. A former neurosurgeon embarks on a ...

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones star in “Inferno”
Sony 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 TONIGHT “INFERNO” PG-13, 2:01. Action, adventure, crime. Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Maui Mall Megaplex. When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian ...

Chamber Music Hawai‘i’s Spring Wind Quintet will collaborate with storyteller B.K. Cabigon to present the story “Paka‘a Lanakila!” 
Photos courtesy the MACC

Storytelling, music to combine at Hawaiian language show at MACC

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will present a first-ever Hawaiian language performance on Maui of the story “Paka‘a Lanakila!” at 5 p.m. Sunday in Castle Theater. The special musical work, based on a classic Hawaiian story, has been composed by Hawaii-based composer Jon ...