Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources.
“RIFFTRAX LIVE: SPACE MUTINY” R. 2:00. Concert/special events. 8 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday . Maui Mall Megaplex.
Fathom Events and RiffTrax.com present a live never-before-seen riffing on the out-of-this-world adventure, Space Mutiny. Join the guys who make movies funny — Mike, Kevin, and Bill — as they take on this hilariously bad sci-fi epic. Combine a wardrobe of spandex and tinfoil; a set boasting AstroTurf and spray-painted floor buffers; and special effects that, well, aren’t so special, and you’ve got one of the most hysterical cheeseball movies to ever come out of the ’80s.
“POM POKO – STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018” PG. 2:10. Concert/special events. 12:55 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Fathom Events and GKIDS are excited to bring Pom Poko to movie theatres nationwide for a special three-day event as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2018. From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata, comes an action-packed ecological fable about the clash between nature and human civilization. The tanuki of Tama Hills find their fun-loving community under attack when their quiet woodlands are threatened by encroaching developers looking to create still more houses and shopping malls. Desperate to survive, the tanuki band together and learn the ancient art of transformation — shape-shifting into a comical variety of humans and spirits — as they undertake a last-ditch plan to scare away the humans and save their home, in this deeply-affecting, funny and heartfelt look at what it means to live in the modern world.
“THE MET SUMMER ENCORE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY” Unrated. 2:40. Concert/special events. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The Met: Live in HD Summer Encore series presents a re-broadcast of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” in select cinemas nationwide. Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.
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“INCREDIBLES 2” PG, 1:58. Action/adventure, animated. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6.
Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge — taking care of the problems of his three children. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson.
“SUPERFLY” R, 1:56. Action/ adventure, suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Career criminal Youngblood Priest hatches a plan for a big score. Starring Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell and Lex Scott Davis.
“TAG” R, 1:40. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade — risking it all to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” Starring Ed Helms, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner.
“ACTION POINT” R, 1:25. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A man and his loony crew of misfits try to save their low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where rides are designed with minumum safety but maximum fun. Starring Johnny Knoxville, Aidan Whytock and Joe Vaz.
“ADRIFT” PG-13, 2:00. Romance, drama. Kaahumanu 6.
Based on the true story of human survival, a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime. Starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Thomas.
“AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR” PG-13, 2:29. Action/adventure, Sci-fi/fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. Starring Karen Gillan, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Pratt.
“BOOK CLUB” PG-13, 1:44. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
The lives of four friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey.” From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter their best chapter yet. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen.
“THE BOSS BABY” PG, 1:37. Animated, Comedy, Family. 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only. Kaahumanu 6.
The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. Starring Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi and Miles Christopher Bakshi.
“BREAKING IN” PG-13, 1:28. Suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A woman will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission. Starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke and Richard Cabral.
“DEADPOOL 2” R, 1:51. Action/adventure comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, the all-powerful Cable. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin.
“HEREDITARY” R, 2:07. Drama, horror. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about its ancestry. Starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and Anne Dowd.
“HOTEL ARTEMIS” R, 1:37. Action/adventure, suspense, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, “Hotel Artemis” is a secret, members-only hospital for criminals run by The Nurse. Starring Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella and Dave Bautista.
“KASAL” PG, 1:53. Romance. Kaahumanu 6.
Lia Marquez is a spirited woman who is set to marry Philip Cordero, Cebu City’s most eligible bachelor. However, things get a little bit shaky when Wado dela Costa, Lia’s ex-boyfriend, returns to win her back before he loses his chance. Starring Bea Alonzo, Derek Ramsay and Paulo Avelino.
“OCEAN’S 8” PG-13, 1:50. Action/Adventure, suspense, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6, Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Eight female thieves try to steal a valuable necklace at New York’s annual Met Gala. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway.
“OVERBOARD” PG-13, 1:52. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work. Starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris and Eva Longoria.
“SHOW DOGS” PG, 1:32. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A canine cop and an FBI agent work under cover at the world’s most exclusive dog show in Las Vegas. Starring Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.
“SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY” PG-13, 2:15. Action/adventure, Sci-fi/fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6, Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins a gang of galactic smugglers. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson.
“UPGRADE” R, 1:35. Action/adventure, horror. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel and Harrison Gilbertson.
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