These are Maui Scene's minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources.
"THE EXPENDABLES 3" PG-13, 2:06. Action, adventure, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush star in “The Giver”
The Weinstein Co. photo via AP
Rob Riggle (from left), Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. star in “Let’s Be Cops.”
Twentieth Century Fox photo via AP
Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li.
"THE GIVER" PG-13, 1:34. Drama, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex.
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
"MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT" PG-13, 1:37. Comedy, drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. Starring Colin Firth, Antonia Clarke and Natasha Andrews. Written and directed by Woody Allen.
"ONCE A PRINCESS" NR (Philippine), 1:55. Drama, romance. Kaahumanu 6.
Once upon a time, a princess named Erin Almeda played the innocent heart of their school geek, Leonard Jamieson. Seven years later, they crossed paths. And it seemed like their roles have been reversed. Starring Erich Gonzales, J.C. de Vera and Enchong Dee.
"WHAT IF" (2013) PG-13, 1:42. Comedy, drama, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Megan Park.
"RIFFTRAX LIVE: GODZILLA" PG-13, 2:30. Special interest. Screening is at 8 tonight and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Maui Mall Megaplex.
Sony Pictures and RiffTrax.com present a never-before-seen take on Godzilla - the one with Mathew Broderick. Don't miss this two-night event, as it will be your only chance to see his wisecracking commentary on the big screen.
"A MOST WANTED MAN" R, 2:02. Thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Starring Grigoriy Dobrygin, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and Homayoun Ershadi.
"DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES" PG-13, 2:10. Action, drama, sci-fi. Ends tonight at Kaahumanu 6.
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.
"GET ON UP" PG-13, 2:18. Biography, drama, music. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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.
"HERCULES" PG-13, 1:38. Action, adventure. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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. Ends today at 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.
"INTO THE STORM" PG-13, 1:29. Action, thriller. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Storm trackers, thrill-seekers and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton. Starring Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies and Matt Walsh.
"JAMES CAMERON'S DEEPSEA CHALLENGE" R, 1:30. Documentary. Ends tonight at Maui Mall Megaplex.
A 3D documentary chronicling filmmaker James Cameron's diving expeditions in his Deepsea Challenger submersible. Starring James Cameron, Frank Lotito and Lachian Woods.
"LET'S BE COPS" R, 1:44. Action, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. Starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr. and Rob Riggle.
"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.
"PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE" PG, 1:23. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
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.
"STEP UP ALL IN" PG-13, 1:52. Drama, music, romance. Kaahumanu 6.
All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. Starring Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan and Adam G. Sevani.
"TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" PG-13, 2:00. Action, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan. Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett and William Fichtner.
"THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY" PG, 2:02. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The Kadam family clashes with Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own nearby eatery, until undeniable chemistry causes the Madame to take gifted young chef Hassan under her wing.
"THE PURGE: ANARCHY" R, 1:43. Action, horror, thriller. Ends tonight at 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: 1 AGE OF EXTINCTION" PG-13, 2:46. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Ends tonight at Maui Mall Megaplex.
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.