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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. SPECIAL SCREENING TODAY “GANDARRAPPIDO!: THE REVENGER SQUAD” NR, 1:51. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6. Gardarra, Rapiddo and Kweenie are all trying to attain and ...

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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. SPECIAL SCREENING “DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME PG, 1:40. Music, performing arts. 7 p.m. tonight at Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide bring ...

Get reel: FirstLight

Maui Film Festival’s 19th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui continues at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului for the holidays with centerpiece screenings Saturday and Tuesday; followed by closing night films Wednesday. The main thing Maui Film ...

Sweet ‘Ferdinand’ satisfies

“Ferdinand,” three stars out of four. The Associated Press This holiday season, there’s all manner of conflict at your local movie theater — Jedis battling in the stars, Winston Churchill warring in Europe and Olympic athletes dueling on ice. And then there’s that 2,000-pound ...

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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 “FATHER FIGURES” R, 1:53. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6 Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased ...

Maui Film Festival FirstLight looms large at MACC

Maui Film Festival’s 19th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui returns to Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului to loom larger than life for four evenings. Opening night is Wednesday, followed by centerpiece screenings Dec. 23 and 26 and closing night films ...

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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 “STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI” PG-13, 2:32. Action, adventure, science fiction, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. Rian Johnson ...

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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 “UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS” NR, 2:00. (Philippines) Comedy, romance. Kaahumanu 6. Two former high school friends Patty and Cocoy find each other 30 ...

* “Coco” four stars out of four. The Associated Press At first, Disney-Pixar’s latest, “Coco,” sounds a lot like the 2014 Fox film “The Book of Life.” Both are animated features steeped in the aesthetics and customs of Day of the Dead: the Mexican tradition of creating ...

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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 “DETROIT” R, 2:23. Crime, drama, history. Kaahumanu 6. Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police ...

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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. STILL PLAYING “A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS” R, 1 hr 57 min. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6. This sequel follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as ...

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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 ...

‘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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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? ...

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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 ...