These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"The To Do List" R, 1:44. Comedy, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine in “The Wolverine”
Twentieth Century Fox photo via AP
Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Clark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons and Bill Hader. Directed by Maggie Carey.
"The Wolverine" PG-13, 2:06. Action, adventure, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Hugh Jackman, Farmke Janssen and Will Yun Lee star. James Mangold directs.
"Fruitvale Station" R. 1:30. Biorgraphy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melone Diaz and Octavia Spencer. Directed by Ryan Coogler.
"The Way, Way Back" Comedy, drama. 1:43. Comedy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
This poignant coming of age story follows 14-year-old Duncan's summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and his daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Allison Janney. Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.
"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.
"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.
"Grown Ups 2" PG-13, 1:41. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
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.
"Man of Steel" PG-13, 2:23. Action, adventure, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and ends tonight at 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. Ends tonight at 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.
"Pacific Rim" PG-13, 2:11. Action adventure, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex and last showing at 7 p.m. tonight Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
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.
"Red 2 " PG-13, 1:56. Action, comedy, crime. Kaahumanu 6.
Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Also starring John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins. Dean Parisot directs.
"R.I.P.D." PG-13, 1:36. Action, comedy, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon. Directed by Robert Schwentke.
"The Conjuring" R, 1:52. Horror, thriller. Kaahumanu 6.
Paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. Also starring Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston and Shanley Caswell. Directed by James Wan.
"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 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.
"Turbo" PG, 1:36. Animation, family. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Maya Rudolph. Directed by David Soren.
"White House Down" PG-13, 2:11. Action, drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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. Opens Friday at Maui Mall Megaplex and ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
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.
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