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Maui Film Festival kicks off Wednesday

Award-winning musician and filmmaker Michael Franti’s (above) newest film “Stay Human” will screen after the 2018 Maui Film Festival’s opening ceremonies and honoree award on Wednesday at the open-air Celestial Cinema at Wailea. Also on the double bill will be “Find Your Voice.” ...

‘Adrift’ — a woman versus nature tale for the MeToo era

• “Adrift,” two-and-a-half stars out of four. Woman vs. nature. It certainly has a ring to it, especially when woman wins. But there are too few such stories in our popular culture, and certainly on our movie screens. Enter “Adrift,” based on the harrowing, real-life story of Tami ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “ANDY IRONS: KISSED BY GOD” R 1:55. Concert/special events. 7 p.m. Today. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events, The Orchard and Teton Gravity Research ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “A CHANCE IN THE WORLD: A CELEBRATION OF HOPE” PG, 2:00. Concert/special events. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events presents “A Chance in ...

A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff ‘Solo’

* “Solo: A Stars Wars Story,” two-and-a-half stars out of four. Associated Press If there’s one takeaway from “Solo: A Star Wars Story ,” it’s that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia. Sure, he’d talked up his ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “NATIONAL THEATER LIVE: MACBETH” R, 3:30. Concert/special events. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events, BY Experience and National ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “PUFFS: FILMED LIVE OFF BROADWAY” PG-13, 1:50. Concert/special events. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Maui Mall Megaplex. For seven years a certain boy wizard went ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGINS STORY” Not rated, Concert/special events. 6:30 p.m.. Tonight. Historic Iao Theater, Wailuku. Stacey Hayashi’s movie “Go for ...

In ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Marvel goes nuclear

• “Avengers: Infinity War,” two-and-a-half stars out of four. AP Film Writer After 10 years of lean, threadbare, Lilliputian tales, Marvel Studios has, thank heavens, finally decided to go big. The scale of “Avengers: Infinity War,” of course, isn’t a departure for Marvel. ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS MASSANET’S “CENDRILLON” G, 3:15. Concert/special events. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and The Met: Live in HD present a ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “THE RIOT AND THE DANCE” PG, 1:15. Concert/special events. 7 p.m. today. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and Gorilla Poet Productions present “The Riot ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “THE AMENDMENT” PG-13, 2:00. Concert/special events. 7 p.m. today. Maui Mall Megaplex. Sen. Brooks Douglass (R-Okla.) fights for victims' rights after ...

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SPECIAL EVENTS “EATING YOU ALIVE” PG-13, 2:05. Concert/special events, Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events brings the eye-opening documentary, “Eating You Alive,” to Maui Mall Megaplex for a special one-night screening at 7 p.m tonight. The documentary explores the dysfunctional ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “BEST F(R)IENDS” R, 2:00. Concert/Special Events. 8 p.m. Friday and Monday. Maui Mall Megaplex. The dynamic duo of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero have ...

Spielberg goes back to the future with ‘Ready Player One’

AP Film Writer “Why can’t we go backward for once?” wonders the protagonist of “Ready Player One” shortly before gunning his “Back to the Future” DeLorean in reverse. “Really put the pedal to the metal.” Pressing rewind is, if anything, an understandable desire these days. ...

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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 ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENT “THE RIOT AND THE DANCE” PG, 1:50 Concert/Special Events. 7 p.m. Monday. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and Gorilla Poet Productions present Riot and ...

‘Love, Simon,’ a fresh and classic take on first love

* “Love, Simon,” three and a half stars out of four. AP Entertainment Writer Some things are universal about being a teenager: The budding sexuality and sense of identity, the dramatic emotions, the profound need for acceptance and confusing inklings of first love. Countless movies (and ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “YU-GI-OH! THE MOVIE” PG, 2:00. Concert/special events. 7 p.m. today. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and 4K Media bring the 2004 anime hit, “Yu-Gi-Oh! ...