These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"The Smurfs 2" PG, 1:45. Animation, comedy, family. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Vanity (from left), voiced by John Oliver; Grouchy, voiced by George Lopez; Clumsy, voiced by Anton Yelchin; and Papa Smurf, voiced by Jonathan Winters star in “The Smurfs 2.”
Sony Pictures Animation photo via AP
Michael B. Jordan (left) and Kevin Durand star in “Fruitvale Station,” the true story of Oscar Grant.
The Weinstein Company photo via AP
The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette who has been kidnapped by Gargamel (voiced by Hank Azaria), since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.
"2 Guns" R, 1:49. Action, comedy, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton and Denzel Washington. Baltasar Kormaku 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.
"Fruitvale Station" R. 1:30. Biorgraphy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The true story of Oscar Grant, 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.
"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.
"Pacific Rim" PG-13, 2:11. Action adventure, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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.
"The To Do List" R, 1:44. Comedy, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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 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.
"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.
"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.
"World War Z" PG-13, 1:56. Action, drama, horror. Opens Friday at Maui Mall Megaplex.
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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