These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" PG-13, 2:10. Action, adventure, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Martin Freeman (from left), Paddy Considine, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Eddie Marsan star in the action film, “The World’s End.”
Focus Features photo via AP
Nick Tucci (left) and Wendy Glenn star in the horror film, “You’re Next,” playing at Maui Mall Megaplex.
Lionsgate photo via AP
When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life. Also starring Jamie Campbell Bower and Jemima West. Directed by Harald Zwart.
"The World's End" R, 1:49. Action, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival. Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman. Edgar Wright directs.
"You're Next" R, 1:36. Horror, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci and AJ Bowen. Directed by Adam Wingard.
"Blue Jasmine" PG-13, 1:38. Drama. Kaahumanu 6.
A life crisis causes a vapid and narcissistic socialite to head to San Francisco, where she tries to reconnect with her sister. Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins.
"2 Guns" R, 1:49. Action, comedy, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
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.
"Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo " NR, 1:40, Comedy, drama, romance (English subtitles) Kaahumanu 6.
This Filipino film adaptation of Ramon Bautista's novel of the same title tells the story of a brainy ugly duckling girl and how she turns into someone who's worth loving. The romantc comedy film is produced by Star Cinema and is part of its 20th Anniversary presentation. Starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim.
"Despicable Me 2" PG, 1:38. Animation, comedy, crime. Kaahuman 6.
Gru (voicd 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.
"Elysium" R, 1:49. Action, drama, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley.
"Jobs" PG-13, 2:02. Biography, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century stars Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern.
"Kick-Ass 2" R, 1:43. Action, comedy, crime. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Lee Daniels' "The Butler" PG-13, 2:12, Biography, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The story of an African-American's eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. Starring Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo and Mariah Carey.
"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. Directd by Guillermo del Toro.
"Paranoia" PG-13, 1:46. Drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss' old mentor to secure him a multi-billion dollar advantage. Amber Heard, Liam Hemsworth and Harrison Ford star.
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" PG, 1:46. Adventure, family, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson star. Thor Freudenthal directs.
"Planes" PG, 1:32. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor, Skipper, and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. Starring Dane Cook, Stacy Keach and Brad Garrett.
"The Conjuring" R, 1:52. Horror, thriller. Ends toight at 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 Smurfs 2" PG, 1:45. Animation, comedy, family. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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.
"The Wolverine" PG-13, 2:06. Action, adventure, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6.
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.
"We're the Millers" R, 1:50. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts.