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A sweet swan song for ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

Associated Press Born in the 3-D land rush, “How to Train Your Dragon” has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it from the start. But almost a decade since taking flight in 2010, these movies have made up for their lack of fire with enough sincerity and genuine ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “2019 OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS” NR, Concerts/special events. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A compilation of short films ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS * “BTS WORLD TOUR: LOVE YOURSELF IN SOUL” PG, 2:00. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Shot at the Olympic Stadium in ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE LEAST OF THESE” EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK PG-13, 2:10. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. tonight. A journalist investigates a ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF’ IN SOUL” PG, 2:00. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Shot at the Olympic ...

‘GLASS’

AP Film Writer Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, or Mr. Glass, as he prefers to be called, was by far the most compelling part of M. Night Shyamalan’s slow-burn comic book send-up “Unbreakable.” A brilliant, tortured manipulator and superhero enthusiast suffering from osteogenesis ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY” PG, 1:40. Action/adventure, animated. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7:30 p.m. today; 4 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Monday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR” G, 4:00. Concert, special event. Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Presented by Fathom Events ...

‘Escape Room’ is high-concept and not half bad

In retrospect, it’s actually kind of surprising that there hasn’t been an escape room-themed horror movie until now. The popular interactive mystery games are kind of mini films. There’s a built-in set, stakes, opportunities for conflict and teamwork and a logical start and finish. It’s ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “AT ETERNITY’S GATE” PG-13, 1:50. Documentary. Regency Kihei. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Academy Award-nominee Julian Schnabel’s “At Eternity’s ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “RACHEL HOLLIS MADE FOR MORE ENCORE” PG-13, 2:00. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Returning to cinemas for a special ...

Review: Spit spot! Blunt’s a practically perfect Poppins

AP National Writer In the half-century since the original “Mary Poppins” debuted, there are times when a little sugar — oh what the heck, let’s say a spoonful — is just what we need, if not for health then for happiness. So it’s sweet news indeed that “Mary Poppins ...

FirstLight celebrates two decades of bringing Oscar-worthy films to Maui

In the days before the world went digital, light was essential in bringing the magic of movies to the big screen, passing through film to ultimately project the images captured by the camera. When Maui Film Festival Director Barry Rivers decided to bring a film festival to the island, it was ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “ELF (2003)” PG, 1:37. Comedy, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex. Noon Saturday. Adopted as a baby by one of Santa’s elves, a man leaves the workshop to ...

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS “NEVER-ENDING MAN: HAYAO MIYAZAKI” PG, 1:25. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7:30 p.m. tonight and Tuesday. Academy Award-winning animator and director Hayao Miyazaki goes on a new adventure in this special premiere event presented by Fathom Events and ...

Too much Spider-Man? Not in the Spider-Verse

AP Entertainment Writer You might be forgiven for feeling superhero overload this holiday season. Had enough of, say, Spider-Man for a while? Well, this may sound nuts, but consider watching not just one web-slinger but five of them in the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “NT LIVE: ANTHONY & CLEOPATRA” PG-13, 3:40. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. tonight. Captured live from the National Theatre, ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “HAWAI‘I INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” Concert/special events. Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Various times, Friday ...

‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Creed’ fuel record holiday box office

AP Film Writer Movie sequels are having their own Thanksgiving feast at the box office and fueling record industry-wide grosses for the long weekend. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Creed II” took the top two spots on the North American charts, beat the openings for the original ...

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Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “POKEMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US” PG, 1:45. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Fathom Events and The Pokemon ...