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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources.

NEW THIS WEEK

“SONIC THE HEDGEHOG” PG, Action/Adventure, Family. 1:39. Consolidated Theaters Ka’ahumanu, Regency Maui Mall Megaplex, Regency Kihei Cinemas. Opens Thursday.

After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it.

“THE PHOTOGRAPH” PG-13, Drama, Romance. 1:46. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. Opens Thursday.

A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present.

n “DOWNHILL” R, Comedy, Drama. 1:30. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex, Regency Kihei Cinemas. Opens Thursday.

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

“FANTASY ISLAND” PG-13, Horror. 1:49. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. Opens Friday.

A horror adaptation of the popular ’70s TV show about a magical island resort.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“WEATHERING WITH YOU” PG-13, Animated, Drama, Scifi/Fantasy. 1:51. Noon and 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Consolidated Theaters Ka’ahumanu.

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

“HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE” PG, Action, Family, SciFi/Fantasy. 2:32. Consolidated Theaters Ka’ahumanu. 10 a.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Tuesday.

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

“THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: PORGY AND BESS ENCORE” Opera. 3:40. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

Classic opera staged at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion and heartbreak of its inhabitants. The overall combination of music, word and idea among a complex blend of Americana make this a unique and impressive work both within and beyond the operatic repertory.

“THE SONG OF NAMES” PG-13, Drama, Suspense/Thriller. 1:53. Regal Kihei Cinema. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Several years after his childhood friend, a violin prodigy, disappears on the eve of his first solo concert, an Englishman travels throughout Europe to find him.

“PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE RED SEA MIRACLE” Not Rated. Religion. 2:30. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

One of the greatest miracles in the Bible; Moses and the Israelites trapped at the sea by Pharaoh’s army when God miraculously parts the waters. But is there any evidence that it really happened?

“RIDE YOUR WAVE” Not Rated, Animation, Comedy, Drama. 1:34. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A surfer and firefighter meet and fall in love.