These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources.
“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 dies. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler.
“ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY” PG-13, 2:13. Action, adventure. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk.
“COLLATERAL BEAUTY” PG-13, 1:37. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. Starring Will Smith, Edward Norton and Kate Winslet.
“THE SUPER PARENTAL GUARDIANS” NR, 1:55. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
Shortly after the murder of his friend, a young gay man accepts guardianship of her two kids while her brother tracks down her killer. Starring Vice Ganda, Coco Martin and Onyok Pineda.
“THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: L’AMOUR DE LOIN” Encore. 3:00. Special event. Screening is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maui Mall Megaplex.
A special live in HD broadcast of Saariaho’s “L’amour De Loin.”
“ALLIED” R, 2:04. Action, drama, history. Maui Mall Megaplex.
In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard and Jared Harris.
“ARRIVAL” PG-13, 1:56. Drama, mystery, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
“BAD SANTA 2” R, 1:32. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates and Tony Cox.
“DOCTOR STRANGE” PG-13, 1:55. Action, adventure, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams.
“FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM” PG-13, 2:13. Adventure, family, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Colin Farrell.
“HACKSAW RIDGE” R, 2:11. Biography, drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex
World War II American Army medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first conscientious objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey.
“INCARNATE” PG-13, 1:31. Horror, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past. Starring Carice van Houten, Aaron Eckhart and David Mazouz.
“MOANA” PG, 1:53. Animation, adventure, comedy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui. Starring Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and Rachel House.
“MISS SLOAN” R, 2:12. Drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
In the world of political power-brokers, Sloane takes on the most powerful opponent of her career and will do whatever is required to win. Starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
“NOCTURNAL ANIMALS” R, 1:56. Drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale. Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon.
“OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY” R, 1:45. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand. Starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn and T.J. Miller.
“THE ACCOUNTANT” R, 2:08. Action, crime, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise. Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons.
“THE BOUNCE BACK” PG-13, 1:44. Romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A relationship guru and best-selling author finds himself falling for the licensed therapist who questions his methods. Starring Nadine Velazquez, Shemar Moore and Michael Beach.
“THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN” R, 1:44. Comedy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
High school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson and Blake Jenner.
“THE UNMARRIED WIFE” NR, 2:10. Drama, romance. Ends today at Kaahumanu 6.
A businesswoman confronts her husband about his infidelity. Starring Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban and Paulo Avelino.
“TROLLS” PG, 1:32. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and Zooey Deschanel.
* Movie listings reflect showings that are made available by theaters at press time. Films are subject to change and may be released after publication. For up-to-date movies and showtimes, visit www.fandango.com.