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Naomi Scott (from left), RJ Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin and Becky G star in “Power Rangers.” 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 “CHIPS” R, 1:40. Action, comedy, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex. A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway ...

Dan Stevens and Emma Watson star in “Beauty and the Beast”. 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 “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” PG, 2:09. Family, fantasy, musical. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale ...

“Kong: Skull Island”. Warner Bros. Pictures photo via AP

In ‘Skull Island,’ Kong gets drafted into Vietnam

“Kong: Skull Island,” two stars out of four. The Associated Press Not since Marlon Brando in “Apocalypse Now” murmured of “the horror” has such a brooding beast lurked deep within a war-ravaged jungle as the King Kong of “Kong: Skull Island.” Yes, the big ape is back, ...

Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson star in “Kong: Skull Island.” Warner Bros. 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 “KONG: SKULL ISLAND” PG-13, 2:00. Action, adventure, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6. A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in ...

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Hugh Jackman in a scene from, "Logan."  (Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox 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 “BEFORE I FALL” PG-13, 1:39. Drama, mystery. Maui Mall Megaplex. February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out ...

Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya star in “Get Out.” 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 TONIGHT “COLLIDE” PG-13, 1:39. Action, thriller. Kaahumanu 6. An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, ...

Matt Damon stars as William Garin in “The Great Wall.” Legendary Pictures and 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 TONIGHT “A CURE FOR WELLNESS” R, 2:26. Mystery, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex. An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO ...

This image released by Lionsgate shows Keanu Reeves in a scene from, "John Wick: Chapter 2." • (Niko Tavernise/Lionsgate 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 “JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2” R, 2:02. Action, crime, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. After returning to the ...

James McAvoy stars in “Split.”
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Fun performances can’t save ‘Split’

* “Split” two stars out of four. The Associated Press – “Split” is a movie in which James McAvoy plays a man with 23 personalities. Some of them are kind. Some are strange. Some are talented. Some are deranged. One is a woman. One is a child. And one of them likes to kidnap ...

Britt Robertson and Asa Butterfield star in “The Space Between Us”
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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 “RINGS” PG-13, 1:42. Drama, horror. Kaahumanu 6. A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that ...

Dennis Quaid with a dog (voiced by Josh Gad) star in “A Dog’s Purpose.” 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 “A DOG’S PURPOSE” PG, 2:00. Adventure, comedy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex and Kaahumanu 6. A dog looks to discover his purpose in ...

Vin Diesel stars in “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.” 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 “XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” PG-13, 1:47. Action, adventure, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex and Kaahumanu 6. Xander Cage is left for dead ...

Kevin Bacon (standing, from left), Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman star in “Patriots Day.” CBS Films and Lionsgate Films photo via AP

In ‘Patriots Day,’ a community disarms terrorism

The Associated Press Bombs detonated in the center of Boston are disarmed by bonds of family and community in Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day,” a stirring ode to civic life in the age of terrorism. “Patriots Day,” which recreates the 2013 Boston Marathon and the subsequent four-day ...

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”
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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 ...