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“Julius Caesar” takes the magic of stage to the screen. Photo courtesy Fathom Events

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

SPECIAL EVENT

“NT LIVE: JULIUS CAESAR” R, 2:15. Concert/Special Events. 7:30 p.m. tonight. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live bring Nicholas Hytner’s production of “Julius Caesar” from the stage to the big screen. This acclaimed production thrusts audiences into the street party that greets Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down, but a rally assembles for his funeral and chaos explodes in its wake. This production stars David Calder, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley and David Morrissey.

“PONYO 10TH ANNIVERSARY – STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018” G, 1:55. Concert/Special Events. 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Starring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Lily Tomlin and Liam Neeson, Ponyo returns to the screens. Image courtesy Studio Ghibli

Fathom Events and GKIDS present the 10th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki’s heartwarming family adventure, “Ponyo,” to Maui for a special three-day event as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2018. When the young boy Sosuke rescues a stranded goldfish named Ponyo, he discovers more than he bargained for. Ponyo is a curious, energetic creature who yearns to be human, but even as she causes chaos around the house, her father, a powerful sorcerer, schemes to return Ponyo to the sea. Featuring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Lily Tomlin, Liam Neeson and more.

NEW THIS WEEK

“PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING” PG-13, 1:51. Action/adventure. Kaahumanu 6. Opens tonight.

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. Starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny.

“7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE” PG-13, 1:46. Crime, drama, thriller. Kaahumanu 6. Opens tonight.

Alicia Vikander stars in the blockbuster “Tomb Raider.” Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.Starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl and Eddie Marsan.

“MY PERFECT YOU” Unrated, 2:01. Drama, romance. Kaahumanu 6. Opens Friday.

It tells the accidental meeting of Burn who is lost in his life after a heartbreak and Abi who is the lively owner of a hostel, Happy Sunshine Camp. Will they find the perfect love for them or will they have to have heartbreak again? Starring Gerald Anderson, Pia Wurtzbach and Tonton Gutierrez.

“PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST” PG-13, 1:48. Drama. Kaahumanu 6. Opens Friday.

The story covers Paul’s journey from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ’s most influential apostle as two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus. Starring James Faulkner, Jim Caviezel and Joanne Whalley.

Olivia Cooke (left) and Anya Taylor-Joy star in “Thoroughbreds.” Focus Features via AP

ONGOING

“ANNIHILATION” R, 1:55. Action/adventure,sci-fi/fantasy, suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson

“BLACK PANTHER” PG-13, 2:14. Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.

Black Panther springs into action when an old enemy threatens the fate of his nation and the world. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.

“DEATH WISH” R, 1:47. Action/adventure,suspense/ thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.

A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is violently attacked by robbers. Starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio and Elisabeth Shue.

“GAME NIGHT (2018)” R. 1:40. Action/adventure, suspense/thriller, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery. Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams and Kyle Chandler.

“GRINGO” R, 1:50. Action, Comedy. Kaahumanu 6. Ends Friday.

Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Starring Joel Edgerton, David Oyelowo and Charlize Theron.

“THE HURRICANE HEIST” PG-13, 1:40. Suspense, thriller, action/adventure. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Thieves attempt a heist against the U.S. Treasury as a massive hurricane approaches a small town. Starring Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace and Ryan Kwanten.

“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE” PG, 1:50. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.

This true story follows the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, who loses his father to cancer and inspires him to write the mega-hit song, I Can Only Imagine. Starring J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll and Dennis Quaid.

“JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE” PG-13, 1:59. Action, adventure, comedy. Kaahumanu 6. Ends Friday.

Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting becoming adult avatars. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart.

“LOVE, SIMON” PG-13, 1:50. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Starring Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford and Josh Duhamel.

“PETER RABBIT” PG, 1:34. Action/Adventure, Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Peter Rabbit’s feud with Mr. McGregor reaches new heights as both compete for the affections of a kind animal lover who lives next door. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne and James Corden.

“RED SPARROW” R, 2:19. Suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6.

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Matthias Schoenaerts.

“THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT” R, 1:25. Horror, Suspense/Thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex. A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Starring Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison and Martin Henderson.

“THOROUGHBREDS” PG-13, 1:40. Drama/Thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. They hatch a plan to solve their problems — no matter what the cost. Starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and the late Anton Yelchin.

“TOMB RAIDER” PG-13, 1:58. Action/Adventure. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.

Going against his final wishes, Lara leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West and Walton Goggins.

“A WRINKLE IN TIME” PG-, 1:49. Action/Adventure, Sci-fi/Fantasy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother and her friend to space in order to find him. Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

* Movie listings reflect showings that are made available by theaters at press time. For up-to-date movies and showtimes, visit www.fandango.com.­

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