Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources.
“THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: L’ELISIR D’AMORE” G, 3:00. Concerts/Special Events. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Fathom Events and The Met: Live in HD present a broadcast of Puccini’s L’Elisir d’Amore, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday. Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Starring Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and Davide Luciano.
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“FIFTY SHADES FREED” R, 1:41. Drama, Romance. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6.
Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins. Starring Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and Arielle Kebbel.
“ANG DALAWANG MRS. REYES” NR, 1:44. Comedy, Philippines. Kaahumanu 6.
After discovering their husbands have been having an affair with each other, two friends attempt to sabotage the relationship. Starring Judy Ann Santos, Angelica Panganiban and JC de Vera.
“CALL ME BY YOUR NAME” R, 2:12. Drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage and the beguiling Italian landscape. Starring Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg.
“COCO” PG, 1:49. Animation, adventure, comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery. Starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt.
“DEN OF THIEVES” R, 2:20. Action, crime, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank. Starring Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges and Pablo Schreiber.
“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN” PG, 1:45. Music, performing arts. Maui Mall Megaplex, Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
A musical about the life of entrepreneur P.T. Barnum who found fame and fortune by starting a circus in 1870’s America and believed in celebrating those with differences instead of scorning them. Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.
“HOSTILES” R, 2:15. Action/ Adventure, Drama, Western. Maui Mall Megaplex.
In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi.
“INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY” PG-13, 1:43. Horror, suspense/ thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
In the fourth installment in the “Insidious” series, parapsychologist Elise Rainier must delve even deeper into the world known as “the Further.” Starring Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell.
“JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE” PG-13, 1:59. Action, adventure, comedy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game’s jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart.
“MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE” PG-13, 2:01. Action, adventure, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Thomas leads escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must enter the deadliest maze of all. Starring Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Dylan O’Brien.
“PADDINGTON 2” PG, 1:43. Comedy, family. Kaahumanu 6.
In this sequel to the 2014 family film, Paddington Bear tries to earn enough money to buy an antique book for his aunt’s 100th birthday, Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Julie Walters.
“PHANTOM THREAD” R, 2:10. Drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex, ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Starring Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville.
“PITCH PERFECT 3” PG-13, 1:33. Comedy, music. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour. Starring Ruby Rose, Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
“THE POST” PG-13, 1:55. Drama, Suspense/Thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee of The Washington Post work together to expose government secrets. Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Alison Brie.
“THE SHAPE OF WATER” R, 2:03. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A mute cleaning lady working in a secret U.S. government lab in 1962 befriends an otherworldly, aquatic creature who’s being held there against its will. Starring Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones and Michael Shannon.
“STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI” PG-13, 2:32. Action, adventure, science fiction, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
This installment of the “Star Wars” saga picks up where “The Force Awakens” left off. Starring Adam Driver, Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley.
“WINCHESTER” PG-13, 1:39. Horror, suspense/ thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Starring Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke and Sarah Snook.
“12 STRONG” R, 2:10. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
This film chronicles the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. Under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena.
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