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Jason Momoa (from left) Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher star in “Justice League.” Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. photo via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TONIGHT “JUSTICE LEAGUE” PG-13, 2:01. Action, adventure, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. Fueled by his restored faith in ...

Mila Kunis (from left), Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn star in “A Bad Moms Christmas.” STX Entertainment photos via AP

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ tastes like a stale chestnut

* “A Bad Moms Christmas,” one and a half stars out of four. The Associated Press In that old Christmas stalwart “Love Actually,” the wonderful Bill Nighy plays an aging rock star angling for an easy payday by cynically subbing the word “Christmas” into one of his hits, and ...

Judi Dench (left) and Olivia Colman star in “Murder on the Orient Express.” Twentieth Century Fox Film photo / via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TONIGHT “DADDY’S HOME 2” PG-13, 1:40. Comedy. Maui Mall and Kaahumanu 6. Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the ...

Kristin Bell (from left), Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn rebel against society’s expectations in “Bad Moms Christmas.” STX Entertainment via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TONIGHT “THOR: RAGNORAK” PG-13, 2 hr 10 min Action/Adventure Sci-Fi Fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf. The mighty Thor finds himself in a ...

Miles Teller (left) and Beulah Koale in “Thank You for Your Service.” DreamWorks Pictures via AP

Teller delivers strong, thoughtful performance in latest vet drama

* “Thank You For Your Service,” three stars out of four. The Associated Press “Thank You For Your Service” may be an Iraq war film. But its most harrowing scene takes place far from the battlefield: in the sterile, dingy waiting room of the Department of Veterans Affairs. There, ...

“Only the Brave” based on true events. IMDB photo

Good intentions go up in smoke in ‘Only the Brave’

* “Only the Brave,” two stars out of four. The Associated Press Firefighters must be our last real superheroes. They run toward stuff that’s on fire, for heaven’s sake. There are the few public servants — not cops, politicians or doctors — as beloved or who have managed to ...

Matt Passmore stars in “Jigsaw.” IMDB photo

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TONIGHT “JIGSAW” R, 1:31. Crime, horror, mystery. Kaahumanu 6. Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As ...

Idris Elba stars in the romance/survival movie “The Mountain Between Us.” Twentieth Century Fox via AP photo

Romance, survival mix in ‘The Mountain Between Us’

Associated Press “The Mountain Between Us” is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what comes naturally. They try to eat each other. No, no, no. Are you crazy? ...

Miles Teller (left) and Taylor Kitsch in a scene from “Only the Brave.” Sony Pictures via AP

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS tonight “ONLY THE BRAVE” PG-13, 2 hr 14 min. Action/Adventure, Drama. Kaahumanu 6. A drama based on the elite crew of firemen from Prescott, Arizona ...

Jackie Chan stars in his latest movie, “The Foreigner”
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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TODAY “LAST NIGHT” NR, 1 hr 46 min. Romance. Kaahumanu 6. As they spend time together and in every failed attempt of leaving this world, both Mark and ...

Tom Cruise stars in “American Made.”
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In ‘American Made,’ a new (but the same) Tom Cruise

* “American Made,” three stars out of four. There are basically two kinds of Tom Cruise performances, and both can look pretty similar on the surface. Each likes sunglasses, going fast and smiling big. He never exactly loosens up or slows down — the most unfathomable thing of all in ...

Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas star in “Blade Runner 2049”
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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TONIGHT “BLADE RUNNER 2049” R, 2:43. Sci-fi, thriller. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried ...

Domhnall Gleason (left) and Tom Cruise star in the suspense/thriller “American Made”
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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TONIGHT “AMERICAN MADE” R , 1 hr 55 min Suspense/Thriller. Kaahumanu 6. In this ’80s-set thriller based on a true story, airline pilot Barry Seal ...

Channing Tatum and Halle Berry star in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”
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OPENS TONIGHT “BRAD’S STATUS” R, 1:41. Comedy, drama. Kaahumanu 6. A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life’s choices. Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams and Jenna ...

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‘Paradigm Lost’

NR. Surfing. Screening is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the MACC’s Castle Theater “Paradigm Lost” is a film by Kai Lenny and Johnny DeCesare. The evening will include prize giveaways, meet and greet and autograph-signing session with Kai Lenny and other film principals. Tickets are $12 for ...

Jennifer Lawrence stars in “Mother!”; Paramount Pictures via AP photo

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OPENS tonight “MOTHER” R, 2:01. Drama, horror, mystery. Maui Mall Megaplex A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Ed Harris. “THE HEART OF MAN” PG-13, 1:40. ...

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Starry Night Cinema: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents “Beauty and the Beast.” An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans. Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket. Come early and enjoy ...

Bill Skarsgard stars in “It”; Warner Bros. Pictures via AP photo

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OPENS TONIGHT “IT” R, 2:15. Drama, horror. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children. Starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher and Finn Wolfhard. OPENS FRIDAY “HOME ...

Alicia Vikander stars in “Tulip Fever.” The Weinstein Company via AP photo

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OPENS FRIDAY “TULIP FEVER” R, 1:47. Drama, romance. Kaahumanu 6. An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. Starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan and Jack O’Connell. SPECIAL ...

Yu Xia and Philip Ng star in “Birth of the Dragon.” BH Tilt and WWE Studios via AP photo

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These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS FRIDAY “BIRTH OF THE DRAGON” Rating, 1:43. Action, biography, drama. Kaahumanu 6. Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, “Birth of the ...