Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources.
“FIREWORKS” PG. 1:45. Concert/special events. 7 p.m. Today and Saturday. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Fathom Events and GKIDS invite you to the premiere screening of Fireworks on the heels of producer Genki Kawamura’s mega-hit, “Your Name.” This tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist features Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke who are goo-goo-eyed over the same classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-colored ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together.
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“THE FIRST PURGE” R, 1:37 Suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Discover the origins of the movement that evolved into 12 hours of annual lawlessness. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion violently explodes across the nation. Starring Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis and Joiwan Wade.
“ANT-MAN AND THE WASP” PG-13. 1:58. Action/adventure, Sci-fi/fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy. Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.
“DEADPOOL 2” R, 1:51. Action/adventure comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, the all-powerful Cable. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin.
“HAPPY FEET” PG, 1:48. Action/Adventure. Animated. Ka’ahumanu 6.
Set deep in Antarctica — the land of Emperor Penguins, where each needs a heart song to attract a soul mate — a penguin is born who cannot sing. Our hero Mumble, son of Memphis and Norma Jean, is the worst singer in the world . . . however, as it happens, he is a brilliant tap dancer! Starring Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Brittany Murphy.
“HEREDITARY” R, 2:07. Drama, horror, suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about its ancestry. Starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and Anne Dowd.
“INCREDIBLES 2” PG, 1:58. Action/adventure, animated. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6, Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Telecommunications guru Winston Deavor enlists Elastigirl to fight crime and make the public fall in love with superheroes once again. That leaves Mr. Incredible with one of his greatest challenges ever — staying home and taking care of three rambunctious children. As Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack offer him a new set of headaches, a cybercriminal named Screenslaver launches his dastardly plan –hypnotizing the world through computer screens. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson.
“JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM” PG-13, 2:08. Action/adventure, sci-fi/fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Ka’ahumanu 6, Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
When Isla Nublar’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Goldblum.
“OCEAN’S 8” PG-13, 1:50. Action/Adventure, suspense, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting — that’s how long Debbie Ocean hasbeen devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take — a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball and fashion designer Rose. Their target — a necklace that’s worth more than $150 million. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway.
“SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO” R, 2:02 Action/Adventure Drama. Ka’ahumanu 6.
In the drug war, there are no rules — and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver calls on the mysterious Alejandro, whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin and Catherine Keener.
“SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY” PG-13, 2:15. Action/adventure, Sci-fi/fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins a gang of galactic smugglers. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson.
“TAG” R, 1:40. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
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 their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing. Starring Ed Helms, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner.
“UNCLE DREW” PG-13, 1:43. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Desperate to win the Rucker Classic street ball tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend — “Uncle Drew” and convinces him to return to the court one more time and recruit Drew’s old squad, now all in their seventies, to play in a tournament. Starring Lil Re Howery, Kyrie Irving and Nick Kroll.
“WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?” PG-13, 1:43. Documentary. Maui Mall Megaplex.
This intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor — Mister Fred Rogers. This moving portrait of the man whom we all think we know, is an emotional and touching exploratory film that takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
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