Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources.
“AMERICAN ANIMALS” R, 1:57. Drama. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The unbelievable but true story of four young men who mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Starring Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan and Blake Jenner.
“DUMMYCRATS, FEATURING DIAMOND & SILK” PG-13, 1:55 Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 8 p.m. Monday.
Trump-loving social media stars Diamond & Silk are on a mission to expose the Democrats as Dummycrats. If the media won’t report the truth … Diamond & Silk will. “Dummycrats” documents the duo’s journey across America to reveal the hypocrisy of big-government-loving politicians on the left.
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“BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE” R, 2:21. Suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex. Opens Thursday.
The El Royale is a run-down hotel that sits on the border between California and Nevada. It soon becomes a seedy battleground when seven strangers — a cleric, a soul singer, a traveling salesman, two sisters, the manager and the mysterious Billy Lee — converge on a fateful night for one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cynthia Erivo and Dakota Johnson.
“STEPHEN KING’S PET SEMATARY” R, 1:39. Horror, suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex. Opens Wednesday.
Doctor Louis Creed moves his family to Maine, where he meets friendly local Jud Crandall. After the Creeds’ cat is accidentally killed, Crandall advises Creed to bury it in the ground near the old pet cemetery. The cat returns to life, its personality changed for the worse. When Creed’s son dies tragically, Creed decides to bury the boy’s body in the same ground despite the warnings of Crandall. Starring Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne and Denise Crosby.
“CRAZY RICH ASIANS” PG-13, 2:00. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6, Maui Mall Megaplex.
Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse. Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh.
“EXES BAGGAGE NR, 1:43. Drama, music/performing arts. Kaahumanu 6.
After a memorable chance encounter, Pia and Nix instantly hit it off. But when their love blossoms into a relationship, their differences will test their love and will make them question: Who is the one who really needs fixing? Starring Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino.
“FAHRENHEIT 11/9” R, 2:10. Documentary. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out? It’s the film to see before it’s too late.
“HELL FEST” R, 1:29. Horror. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A masked killer targets unsuspecting patrons at a horror theme park on Halloween night. Starring Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards and Bex Taylor-Klaus.
“THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS” PG, 1:45. Action/adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6, Regal Wharf Cinemas.
Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and warlocks. Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett and Owen Vaccaro.
“NIGHT SCHOOL” PG-13, 1:51. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Regal Wharf Cinemas.
A man deals with misfit students and a feisty teacher while attending night school to get his GED. Starring Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Rob Riggle.
“THE NUN” R, 1:36. Horror, suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2.” Starring Taissa Farmiga, Demian Bichir and Bonnie Aarons.
“PEPPERMINT” R, 2:02. Action/adventure, suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Riley North awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Starring Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz and John Gallagher, Jr.
“THE PREDATOR” R, 1:41. Action/adventure, horror. Maui Mall Megaplex.
When a boy accidentally triggers the return to Earth of the universe’s most lethal hunters, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Jacob Tremblay.
“SMALL FOOT” PG, 1:36. Animated, Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6, Regency Kihei Cinemas, Regal Wharf Cinemas.
A Yeti named Migo stirs up his community when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. Starring Channing Tatum, James Corden and Zendaya.
“A STAR IS BORN” R, 2:15. Drama, music/performing arts. Kaahumanu 6, Maui Mall Megaplex, Regency Kihei Cinemas.
In this new take on the tragic love story, Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just given up on her dream to make it big as a singer … until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. Starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Andrew Dice Clay.
“VENOM” PG-13, 1:53. Action/adventure, horror. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6, Regal Wharf Cinemas, Regency Kihei Cinemas.
Reporter Eddie Brock develops superpowers after becoming a host to an alien parasite. Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed.
* Movie listings reflect showings that are made available by theaters at press time. For up-to-date movies and showtimes, visit www.fandango.com.