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Stewart can’t save ‘Underwater’ from sinking

The Associated Press Welcome to January, which, in terms of quality movies, is the worst, the lowest, the abyss. Actually, that’s pretty accurate when it comes to the latest, straight-to-January release “Underwater,” which steals from “The Abyss” and many other movies like ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. NEW THIS WEEK “BAD BOYS FOR LIFE” R, 2:04. Action/Adventure, Comedy, Crime. Consolidated Theaters Maui. Opens Thursday. Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowry have to confront new issues ...

Jordan and Foxx shine in urgent drama ‘Just Mercy’

The Associated Press There’s usually one film that tops lists whenever powerful legal thrillers are debated — “To Kill a Mockingbird,” set in the 1930s. Now comes a film showing how little has changed since then, based on a murder in the same Alabama town where Harper Lee wrote her ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. NEW THIS WEEK “JUST MERCY” PG-13, 2:16. Drama. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. Opens Thursday. World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly ...

Box office belonged to Disney in 2019

NEW YORK — Every movie year offers up a parade of hits and flops. But in 2019, no winner was in the same galaxy as the Walt Disney Co. And the biggest loser might have been anyone less thrilled about the box-office domination of franchise films. When the year closed out Tuesday, the top 10 ...

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“SPIES IN DISGUISE” PG. 1:41. Animation, Action, Adventure. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. “UNCUT GEMS” R. 2:15. Comedy, Drama, Mystery. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. A ...

Dench is the special effect in ‘Cats’

The Associated Press There’s apparently enough groundbreaking technology used in “Cats” for NASA to send a rocket to unexplored parts of the universe — perhaps to a far-off planet where cats sing, dance on two legs and recite T.S. Eliot poetry in half-Cockney accents. But let’s ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. NEW THIS WEEK “STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER” PG-13. 2:21. Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Regal Wharf Cinema Center, Regal Maui Mall Megaplex, Consolidated Theaters Ka‘ahumanu. ...

‘Bombshell’ breezes through a Fox News network rebellion

The Associated Press It’s probably a testament to the makeup artists of Jay Roach’s Fox News docudrama “Bombshell” that the movie opens with a disclaimer announcing that the people depicted within are played by actors. Films don’t ordinarily require a heads up that that’s, you ...

New ‘Jumanji’ sticks with the formula and just adds

The Associated Press The creators of the latest “Jumanji” sequel have begun from an age-old premise — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And they’ve taken note of other successful franchises to adopt what must surely be a new Hollywood motto — just add more. So “Jumanji: The ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL” PG-13. 2:03. Action/Adventure, Comedy. Regal Wharf Cinema Center, Regal Maui Mall Megaplex, Consolidated Theaters Ka‘ahumanu. Open ...

‘Knives Out’ is a whodunit for the Donald Trump era

The Associated Press Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” unravels not just a good old-fashioned murder mystery, but the very fabric of the whodunit, pulling at loose threads until it has intricately, devilishly woven together something new and exceedingly delightful. For all the detective ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “MONOS” R. 1:43. Drama, Suspense, Thriller. Regal Kihei Cinema. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. On a remote mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch ...

Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale

The Associated Press Director Marielle Heller frames “ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood “ as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “ELF” PG. 1:37. Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Fantasy. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 1 p.m. Saturday. After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North ...

HIFF to screen 3 feature films and 10 short films

MMaui Arts & Cultural Center presents a return to Maui of Hawai‘i International Film Festival. There will be three films and an evening showing of eight short films in MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater starting today and concluding Saturday. Tickets are on sale at the MACC Box Office. Maui ...

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Previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES” PG-13, 1:32. Documentary, Music/Performing Arts. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, ...

Evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen II’

The Associated Press Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to save you, my dear!” Actually, he doesn’t. He just says, “I’m here. Whaddya need?” She has a plan, and off they go. This little ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?” PG-13. 1:37. Documentary. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “LYNRYD SKYNYRD: LAST OF THE STREET SURVIVORS FAREWELL TOUR” 1:50. Concert. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. today. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band performs ...