These are Maui Scene's minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources.
* "GET ON UP" PG-13, 2:18. Biography, drama, music. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Chadwick Boseman grinds it out as James Brown in the film, “Get On Up”
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Chris Pratt takes the hot seat in “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
Disney-Marvel photo via AP
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis and Dan Aykroyd.
* "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" PG-13, 2:01. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. Starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
* "RIO" (2011) G. 1:36. Animation, adventure. Screening is at 10 a.m. today 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.
* "DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS" (2013) NR, 1:25. Animation, action, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6. Screening is at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Z-Fighters must contend with Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction. But it takes a god to fight a god, and none of them are gods not even the Saiyans. But now there is hope, the creation of the Super Saiyan God. Will the Z-Fighters be able to defeat Lord Beerus Starring voices of Masako Nozawa, Laura Bailey and John Burgmeier.
* "22 JUMP STREET" R, 1:52. Action, comedy, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex.
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube.
* "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.
* "AND SO IT GOES" PG-13, 1:34. Comedy, drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A self-centered Realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. Stars Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Sterling Jerins.
* "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 by 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 a 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.
* "HERCULES" PG-13, 1:38. Action, adventure. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Having endured his legendary 12 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.
* "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.
* "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.
* "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. Ends tonight at 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.
* "SHE'S DATING THE GANGSTER" NR, 1:45. Comedy, drama, romance. Ends tonight at 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 find themselves falling for each other yet falling apart. Starring Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla and Sofia Andres.
* "TAMMY" R, 1:36. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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 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.
* "TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION" PG-13, 2:46. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Ends tonight at 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.
* "WISH I WAS HERE" R, 1:46. Comedy, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Aidan Bloom is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career and his family. Starring Zach Braff, Joey King and Pierce Gagnon.
* 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.