These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources.
“BIRTH OF THE DRAGON” Rating, 1:43. Action, biography, drama. Kaahumanu 6.
Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, “Birth of the Dragon” is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend. Starring Billy Magnussen, Yu Xia and Philip Ng.
“WIND RIVER” R, 1:47. Action, crime, mystery. Kaahumanu 6.
An FBI agent teams with a town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. Starring Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner and Julia Jones.
“RIFFTRAX LIVE: DOCTOR WHO — THE FIVE DOCTORS, PG-13, 2:00. Special event. Screening is at 8 tonight at Maui Mall Megaplex.
Fathom Events, RiffTrax.com®, and BBC Worldwide present a LIVE never-before-seen hilarious riffing of the 1983 Doctor Who feature length episode The Five Doctors.
“EUROPERA HD: MADAMA BUTTERFLY – ANCIENT THEATRE TAORMINA NR, 2:23. Music, performing arts. Screening is at Noon Saturday and an encore at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Maui Mall Megaplex.
Nagasaki, early 20th century. The geisha Cio-Cio-San, called Madame Butterfly, has married an American naval officer, Pinkerton, who deserts her shortly after the wedding.
“THE KID” (1921) NR, 1:08. Comedy, drama, family. Screening is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Maui Mall Megaplex.
The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. Starring Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance and Jackie Coogan.
“ANNABELLE: CREATION” R, 1:49. Horror, mystery, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. Starring Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto and Lulu Wilson.
“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.
“FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE” NR, 2:05. Comedy, romance. Kaahumanu 6.
Aprilyn who is left by her groom on the day of their wedding becomes viral online. Devastated, she meets Raffy who works at a PR agency hired by the father of the groom who will help her move on. Starring John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo and Joey Marquez.
“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.
“KIDNAP” R, 1:21. Thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. Starring Halle Berry, Sage Correa and Chris McGinn.
“LOGAN LUCKY” PG-13, 1:59. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Seth MacFarlane.
“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING” PG-13, 2:13. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Ends tonight at 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 EMOJI MOVIE” PG, 1:26. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji. Starring T.J. Miller, James Corden and Anna Faris.
“THE GLASS CASTLE” PG-13, 2:07. Biography, drama. Kaahumanu 6.
A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts.
“THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD” R, 1:58. Action, comedy. Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Maui Mall Megaplex.
The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman.
“THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE” PG, 1:31. Animation, adventure, comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park. Starring Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph.
“WONDER WOMAN” PG-13, 2:21. Action, adventure, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6.
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright.
* 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.