These are Maui Scene's minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources.
* "HERCULES" PG-13, 1:38. Action, adventure. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson star in the action/sci-fi film, “Lucy”
Universal Pictures photo via AP
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. Starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt and Ian McShane.
* "LUCY" R, 1:30. Action, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6.
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Min-sik Choi.
* "MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY)" NR, 3:00. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The Pythons redo their old sketches in their last show ever. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Carol Cleveland.
* "SHE'S DATING THE GANGSTER" NR, 1:45. Comedy, drama, romance. Kaahumanu 6.
Athena Dizon plays a trick on campus heartthrob and bad boy gangster, Kenji de los Reyes. Setting up an arrangement to pretend to be lovers to make his ex jealous, they found themselves falling to each other yet falling apart. Starring Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla and Sofia Andres.
* "DESPICABLE ME 2" (2013) PG. 1:38. Animation, comedy, family. Screening is at 10 a.m. today at Kaahumanu 6.
Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Stars voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt.
* "RIO" (2011) G. 1:36. Animation, adventure. Screening is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kaahumanu 6.
When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams. Starring voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and George Lopez.
* "AMERICA" PG-13, 1:45. Documentary. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A story that questions the relevance of many of America's social and economic mistakes and questions the intentions of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in its fight to restore an America of several centuries ago. Starring Dinesh D'Souza, Barack Obama and Josh Bonzie.
* "BEGIN AGAIN" (2013) R, 1:44. Comedy, drama, music. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. Stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine.
* "DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES" PG-13, 2:10. Action, drama, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led to Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Andy Serkis.
* "EARTH TO ECHO" PG, 1:31. Adventure, Sci-Fi. Maui Mall Megaplex.
After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. Starring Teo Halm, Astro and Reese Hartwig.
* "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2" PG, 1:42. Animated action, adventure. Maui Mall Megaplex.
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Voiced by Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett and Gerard Butler.
* "MALEFICENT" PG, 1:37. Action, adventure, family. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Discover the untold story of one of Disney's most infamous villains: Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty." Fueled by revenge and a fierce desire to control her kingdom, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on the king's newborn infant, Aurora. Soon, Maleficent realizes that Aurora may be the only one who can restore peace to the animal and human kingdoms. The stone-cold villainess takes drastic action that threatens to change both worlds forever. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley.
* "PERSECUTED" PG-13, 1:31. Action, drama, mystery. Maui Mall Megaplex.
An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform. Starring James Remar, Bruce Davidson and Dean Stockwell.
* "PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE" PG, 1:23. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins forces with fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, The Smokejumpers, to battle a massive wildfire. Starring voices of Dane Cook, Ed Harris and Julie Bowen.
* "SEX TAPE" R, 1:30. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts. Starring Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and Rob Corddry.
* "SNOWPIERCER" (2013) R, 2:06. Action, thriller, sci-fi. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton.
* "TAMMY" R, 1:36. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Dan Aykroyd.
* "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS" PG-13, 2:05. Drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff.
* "THE PURGE: ANARCHY" R, 1:43. Action, horror, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences. Stars Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo and Zach Gilford.
* "THIRD PERSON" R, 2:17. Drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York. Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis and Adrien Brody.
* "TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION" PG-13, 2:46. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6.
An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons and a paranoid government official on them. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor.
* Movie listings reflect showings that are made available by theaters at press time. Films are subject to change and may be released after publication. For up-to-date movies and showtimes, visit www.fandango.com.