These are Maui Scene's mini-reviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"Riddick" R, 1:59. Action, sci-fi, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Vin Diesel starring in sci-fi thriller, “Riddick,” opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
Universal Pictures photo via AP
Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines (left) and Forest Whitaker s Cecil Gaines in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.”
The Weinstein Company photo via AP
Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace (left) and Lilly Collins as Clary in “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”
Sony Pictures photo via AP
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past. Starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban and Katee Sackhoff. David Twohy directs.
Special Double Feature today
"Star Trek Into Darkness" PG-13, 2:12. Action, adventure, sci-fi. "World War Z" PG-13, 1:56. Action, adventure, horror. Maui Mall Megaplex. at noon and 5:15 p.m.
"Star Treck Into Darkness": After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a warzone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. "World War Z": United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
"2 Guns" R, 1:49. Action, comedy, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton and Denzel Washington. Baltasar Kormaku directs.
"Blue Jasmine" PG-13, 1:38. Drama. Kaahumanu 6.
A life crisis causes a vapid and narcissistic socialite to head to San Francisco, where she tries to reconnect with her sister. Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins.
"Elysium" R, 1:49. Action, drama, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6.
In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley.
"Getaway" PG-13, 1:30. Action, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Brent Magna must get behind the wheel and follow the orders of a mysterious man to save his kidnapped wife. Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight star. Courtney Solomon directs.
"Jobs" PG-13, 2:02. Biography, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century stars Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern.
"Kick-Ass 2" R, 1:43. Action, comedy, crime. Kaahumanu 6.
The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Lee Daniels' "The Butler" PG-13, 2:12, Biography, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The story of an African-American's eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. Starring Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo and Mariah Carey.
Monsters University" G, 1:50. Animation, adventure, comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
Mike Wazowski, voiced by Billy Crystal, and James P. Sullivan, voiced by John Goodman, are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met, they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Written by Disney/ Pixar.
"One Direction: This is Us" PG, 1:32. Documentary, music. Kaahumanu 6.
Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Directed by Morgan Spurlock.
"Pacific Rim" PG-13, 2:11. Action adventure, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex.
When an alien attack threatens Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace. Stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi. Directd by Guillermo del Toro.
"Paranoia" PG-13, 1:46. Drama, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss' old mentor to secure him a multi-billion dollar advantage. Amber Heard, Liam Hemsworth and Harrison Ford star.
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" PG, 1:46. Adventure, family, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson star. Thor Freudenthal directs.
"Planes" PG, 1:32. Animation, adventure, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor, Skipper, and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. Starring Dane Cook, Stacy Keach and Brad Garrett.
"The Grandmaster" PG-13, 1:48. Action, biography, drama. Kaahumanu 6.
This is a story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. Starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang and Jin Zhang. Directed by Kar Wai Wong.
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" PG-13, 2:10. Action, adventure, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life. Also starring Jamie Campbell Bower and Jemima West. Directed by Harald Zwart.
"The Smurfs 2" PG, 1:45. Animation, comedy, family. Maui Mall Megaplex.
The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel (voiced by Hank Azaria), since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.
"The Wolverine" PG-13, 2:06. Action, adventure, fantasy. Kaahumanu 6.
Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Hugh Jackman, Farmke Janssen and Will Yun Lee star. James Mangold directs.
"The World's End" R, 1:49. Action, comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival. Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman. Edgar Wright directs.
"Turbo" PG, 1:36. Animation, family. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Maya Rudolph. Directed by David Soren.
"We're the Millers" R, 1:50. Comedy. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts.
"You're Next" R, 1:36. Horror, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex.
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci and AJ Bowen. Directed by Adam Wingard.