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In ‘Motherless Brooklyn,’ ‘Chinatown’ goes East

The Associated Press Jonathan Lethem’s novel about a private eye with Tourette’s syndrome, “Motherless Brooklyn,” starts with a brilliant burst of uncontrolled profanity and an explanation of its protagonist’s condition. “Words rush out of the cornucopia of my brain to course ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “PSYCHO (1960)” R, 1:49. Horror, Suspense,/Thriller. Consolidated Theatres Ka‘ahumanu. 7 p.m. today. A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE RELIANT” PG 13, 1:40. Action. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. today. Economic collapse causes widespread rioting and social unrest, leaving a lovesick ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “ALADDIN” PG, 2:09. Adventure, family, fantasy. Free Starry Night Cinema screening at MACC’s A&B Amphitheater. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday, film starts at ...

The tech is advanced, but ‘Gemini Man’ is lifeless

The Associated Press Will Smith is usually an asset for a movie. He’s the kind of true movie star whose charisma can elevate even the most mediocre material. You’d think then that it would be a good thing to have not just one, but two Will Smiths in a movie if you can. That was at least ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME” R, 1:35. Documentary, Music. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Meet David Crosby in this portrait ...

A yeti prompts a China travelogue in ‘Abominable’

The Associated Press “Abominable” is just about the most cuddly piece of East-West synergy a corporation could dream up. The first co-production between DreamWorks Animation and the Shanghai-based Pearl Studios (formerly known as Oriental DreamWorks), “Abominable” is a rare kind of ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “LOVE, ANTOSHA” R, 1:32. Documentary. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A portrait of the extraordinary life and career of actor ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE 40TH ANNIVESARY” 2:25. Drama. Regency Kihei Cinema. 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday; 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Celebrate the 40th anniversary ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “PLACIDO DOMINGO GALA” 2:00. Concert /special events. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. From the Arena di Verona comes an operatic gala concert ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO” R, 2:01. Drama. Regency Kihei Cinema. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A man dreams of reclaiming the Victorian ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO – STUDION GHIBLI FEST 2019” G, 1:45. Fantasy/adventure. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “RIFFTRAX LIVE: GIANT SPIDER INVASION” PG-13, 2:00. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 8 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Fathom Events and Rifftrax have joined forces to ...

Review: ‘Scary Stories’ is a likable Frankenstein of a movie

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is, likably, a Frankenstein of a movie that stitches together tales from the cultishly beloved 1980s book series by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Schwartz’s stories, culled from folklore and urban legend, are mostly just a page or ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “HELLO, DOLLY! 50TH ANNIVERSARY (1969)” PG, 1:27. Concert/special events. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 1 p.m. Sunday and noon and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Fathom Events, TCM ...

Review: A spinoff happily spins its wheels in ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

AP Film Writer Add an “e” and “Hobbs & Shaw” might have been a time-traveling thriller about playwright George Bernard Shaw and 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Tantalizing as such a pairing may have been to the makers of “Fast & Furious,” they have instead opted ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP 2019” NR, 2:00. Music/performing arts. Consolidated Theatres Ka‘ahumanu. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. today. Celebrate the ninth ...

‘Maiden’ doc sails into hearts, souls

Just over 30 years ago, a woman named Tracy Edwards had the idea to lead an all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It wasn’t exactly met with a groundswell of support, or any support, for that matter. The thing is, for a pastime that has so many feminine terms ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE MUPPET MOVIE 40TH ANNIVERSARY” G, 1:35. Concert/special event. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:30 p.m. Today. They’re irresistible! They’re ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “ECHO IN THE CANYON” PG-13, 1:22. Documentary. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Celebrate the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel ...