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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE COLD BLUE” NR, 1:35. Documentary. Maui Mall Cineplex. 7:30 p.m. today. This documentary is a meditation on youth, war and trauma, and stands as a tribute ...

In ‘Parabellum,’ John Wick is on the run again

AP Film Writer Movies can be blessedly simple. As the first “John Wick” showed, all you really need is a car, a gun, a dead dog and Keanu Reeves. Who needs “kiss kiss” when you’ve got plenty of “bang bang”? Alas, nothing in today’s movie-land stays minor-key. Chad ...

2019 Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival

The ninth annual Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival premieres 10 short environmental films beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. This environmental education nonprofit instructs youth from 14 different schools in Maui County to pitch, plan, shoot and edit ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “SAGA OF TANYA THE EVIL — THE MOVIE” R, 1:55. Drama. Maui Mall Cineplex. 7:30 p.m. Today only. Be the first to see “Saga of Tanya the Evil — The Movie” on ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1995)” R, 2:22. Drama. Ka‘ahumanu 6. 7 p.m. Wednesday. This critically acclaimed drama tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a man ...

‘Long Shot’ — a smart and big-hearted comedy

AP Film Writer Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a sparkling comedic duo in the unconventional romantic comedy “Long Shot,” about a sleek politician and a schlubby journalist that is more than its superficial premise. The film from director Jonathan Levine, which does its fair share ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT” R, 1:51. Comedy, drama. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Two cousins from New York are players in the high-stakes game of ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “42ND STREET — THE MUSICAL” NR, 2:35. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. Wednesday. One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales comes ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “RIFFTRAX LIVE: OCTAMAN” PG-13, 2:00. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 8 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “ARCTIC” PG-13, 1:38. Drama. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in ...

Henson, Rockwell bring sensitivity to true-life tale of racism of 1960s

If you didn’t know that “The Best of Enemies” was based on a true story, you’d likely find the premise preposterous, and for a movie, probably ill-advised: A lowbrow Klan leader in North Carolina and a black single mom/community activist are forced into dialogue and become lifelong ...

‘The Beach Bum’ offers symphony of debauchery

Matthew McConaughey is at his dirt bag finest as a good-time Charlie stoner-poet named Moondog in Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” a bizarre and transfixing carnival of vulgarity and vice. In some ways it’s the part he was born to play. Whether or not that’s a good thing for him, ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “CAT VIDEO FEST” NR, 1:10. Concerts/special events. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “STOKE” NR, 1:29. Drama. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 7 p.m. today. A grieving woman decides to take a spontaneous trip to Hawaii Island to visit an active ...

Get Out! Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ shatters records with $70.3M

AP Film Writer Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker’s “Get Out” became a box-office sensation, “Us” opened March 22 well above forecasts. It was the largest debut for an original horror film (only the “It” remake and last year’s “Halloween” have ...

DC superhero pic is a cinematic joy, yep!

AP Film Writer Holy superhero fatigue, Batman, “Shazam!” is actually good. OK, so it’s basically “Big” with superheroes and villains instead of businesspeople and girlfriends, but director David F. Sandberg has infused his film with so much heart and charm that it hardly matters. ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “FANDANGO EARLY ACCESS: SHAZAM! PG-13, 2:12. Action/adventure, sci-fi/fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex. 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday. We all have a superhero inside ...

Success for ‘Captain Marvel’ equals big defeat for trolls

AP Film Writer Captain Marvel possesses superhuman strength, cosmic awareness and, it turns out, the ability to vanquish trolls. Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” the superhero factory’s first movie fronted solely by a female hero, last weekend notched the sixth largest global opening ever ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE MOSES CONTROVERSY” PG-13, 2:20. Concert/special events, Maui Mall Megaplex. 6:30 p.m. today. From “Patterns of Evidence” comes the ...