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Idris Elba stars in “The Dark Tower.” Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP photo

These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources.


“DETROIT” R, 2:23. Crime, drama, history. Kaahumanu 6.

Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel. Starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and Algee Smith.

“THE DARK TOWER” PG-13, 1:35. Action, adventure, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6.

Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) stars in “The Emoji Movie.” Sony Pictures via AP photo

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Katheryn Winnick.


“DISNEY’S NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUICAL!” PG, 2:15. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. Screening is 12:55 p.m. Saturday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions bring the Tony Award-winning musical “Newsies” back to cinemas for a special summer.


Charlize Theron stars in “Atomic Blonde.” Focus Features via AP photo

“ATOMIC BLONDE” R, 1:55. Action, mystery, mystery. Maui Mall Megaplex.

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy and John Goodman.

“DESPICABLE ME 3” PG, 1:30. Animation, action, adventure. Kaahumanu 6.

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker.

“DUNKIRK” PG-13, 1:46. Action, drama, history. Maui Mall Megaplex, Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Kaahumanu 6.

Will Poulter stars in “Detroit.” Annapurna Pictures via AP photo

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard and Aneurin Barnard.

“GIRLS TRIP” R, 2:02. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith.

“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING” PG-13, 2:13. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6.

Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges. Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr.

“THE BIG SICK” R, 2:00. Comedy, romance. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.

A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter.

“THE EMOJI MOVIE” PG, 1:26. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.

Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji. Starring T.J. Miller, James Corden and Anna Faris.

“VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS” PG-13, 2:17. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex and Kaahumanu 6.

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen.

“WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES” PG-13, 2:20. Action, adventure, drama. Kaahumanu 6, Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn.

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