These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"Pacific Rim" PG-13, 2:11. Action adventure, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Kevin James (from left), David Spade, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock in the comedy film, “Grown Ups 2.”
Columbia Pictures photo via AP
Charlie Hunnam (left) stars as Raleigh Becket, and Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori, in “Pacific Rim.”
Warner Bros. Pictures photo via AP
When an alien attack threatens Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace. Stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi. Directed by Guillermo del Toro.
"Grown Ups 2" PG-13, 1:41. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny (Adam Sandler), finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers, sometimes crazy follows you. Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. Dennis Dugan directs.
"Despicable Me 2" PG, 1:38. Animation, comedy, crime. Lahaina Wharf Cinema and Kaahumanu 6.
Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Also stars Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt and Ken Jeong.
"Epic" PG, 1:42. Animation, adventure, family. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world - and ours. Stars Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson and Beyonce Knowles. Chris Wedge directs.
"Fast & Furious 6" PG-13, 2:10. Action, crime, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) enlists Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his team to bring down former Special Ops soldier Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), leader of a unit specializing in vehicular warfare. Stars Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. Directed by Justin Lin.
"Four Sisters and a Wedding" NR, 2:05. Comedy, romance. Filipino with English subtitles. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
After a few years of not being together as a whole family, the five Salazar siblings find themselves reuniting when CJ announces his plan to marry his girlfriend of three months. An unforgettable romantic comedy about family relationships, siblings who have grown together and fell apart, and unconditional love. Starring Bea Alonzo, Toni Gazaga, and Enchong Dee. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
"Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" R, 1:15. Documentary, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart delivers material from his 2012 "Let Me Explain" concert tour. Stars Kevin Hart, Dwayne Brown and William Horton. Leslie Small and Tim Story direct.
"Man of Steel" PG-13, 2:23. Action, adventure, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do, but the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon star. Zack Snyder directs.
Monsters University" G, 1:50. Animation, adventure, comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
Mike Wazowski, voiced by Billy Crystal, and James P. Sullivan, voiced by John Goodman, are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met, they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Written by Disney/ Pixar.
"Now You See Me" PG-13, 1:56. Crime, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Louis Leterrier.
"The Heat" R, 1:57. Action, comedy, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with testy Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. The hitch: neither woman has ever had a partner - or a friend for that matter. Starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy and Demian Bichir. Directed by Paul Feig.
"The Internship" PG-13, 1:59. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation's most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.
"The Lone Ranger" PG-13, 2:29. Action, adventure, Western. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and William Fichtner. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
"This is the End" R, 1:47. Action, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.
"White House Down" PG-13, 2:11. Action, drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Capitol policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal star. Roland Emmerich directs.
"World War Z" PG-13, 1:56. Action, drama, horror. Kaahumanu 6 and Wharf Cinema.
United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. Also stars Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Daniella Kertesz. Directed by Marc Forster.
"My Little Pony: Equestria Girls" NR, 1:12. Animation, family, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6.
Via a magic mirror, Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternate universe in order to recover a crown that was stolen from the Crystal Empire. Upon her arrival she is horrified to learn that she has turned into a human. Voiced by Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball and Andrea Libman.
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