These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"The Family" R, 1:45. Action, comedy, crime. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Robert DeNiro stars as Fred Manzoni in the action-comedy film “The Family”
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Mariah Carey stars as Hattie Pearl in a scene from Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.”
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Danielle Bisutti stars in the horror film, “Insidious: Chapter 2”
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“Riddick,” starring Vin Diesel, is now playing at Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
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The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France, under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. Starring Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer. Luc Besson directs.
"Insidious:?Chapter 2" PG-13, 1:45. Horror, thriller. Kaahumanu 6.
The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. Directed by James Wan.
"The Bit Player" NR, 1:51. Drama. Filipino with English subtitles. Kaahumanu 6.
"Ekstra" is the original title of this film. Starring Vilma Santos, Marlon Rivera and Vincent de Jesus. Directed by Jeffrey Jeturian.
"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.
"Blue Jasmine" PG-13, 1:38. Drama. Ends tonight at 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.
"Elysium" R, 1:49. Action, drama, sci-fi. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
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.
"Getaway" PG-13, 1:30. Action, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Brent Magna must get behind the wheel and follow the orders of a mysterious man to save his kidnapped wife. Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight star. Courtney Solomon directs.
"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. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
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.
"Monsters University" G, 1:50. Animation, adventure, comedy. Ends today 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.
"One Direction: This is Us" PG, 1:32. Documentary, music. Ends today at Kaahumanu 6.
Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Directed by Morgan Spurlock.
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" PG, 1:46. Adventure, family, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
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.
"Riddick" R, 1:59. Action, sci-fi, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past. Starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban and Katee Sackhoff. David Twohy directs.
"The Grandmaster" PG-13, 1:48. Action, biography, drama. Kaahumanu 6.
This is a story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. Starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang and Jin Zhang. Directed by Kar Wai Wong.
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" PG-13, 2:10. Action, adventure, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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 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. Ends today at 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.
"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.
"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.
"We're the Millers" R, 1:50. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
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.
"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.