These are Maui Scene's minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews provided by studios and other sources.
"MALEFICENT" PG, 1:37. Action, adventure, family. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Angelina Jolie plays Maleficent and daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt appears as Young Aurora in the Disney spin-off of its classic, “Sleeping Beauty.”
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Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler star in the comedy, “Blended.”
Warner Bros. Pictures photo via AP
Nicholas Hoult stars in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
20th Century Fox photo via AP
Discover the untold story of one of Disney's most infamous villains: Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty." Fueled by revenge and a fierce desire to control her kingdom, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on the king's newborn infant, Aurora. Soon, Maleficent realizes that Aurora may be the only one who can restore peace to the animal and human kingdoms. The stone-cold villainess takes drastic action that threatens to change both worlds forever. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley.
"A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST" R, 1:56. Comedy, western. Kaahumanu 6.
A cowardly sheep farmer named Albert dodges a gunfight, only to have his fickle girlfriend ditch him for another man. Albert beings to find courage - and love - when a mysterious and beautiful woman arrives in town. But, a notorious outlaw, who happens to be the husband of Albert's new crush, shows up to seek revenge. That's when Albert must decide: Be sheepish or strong. Seth MacFarlane of "Ted" directs, produces, co-writes and plays the leading role. Stars MacFarlane, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson.
"OLA I KA WAI" unrated; 30- minute film followed by talk-story discussion and Q&A session at 3 p.m. Sunday at McCoy Studio Theater; $10 tickets; www.mauiarts.org.
Water, a public resource that is vital to sustaining our communities, must be conserved for present and future generations. Water rights are a topic with environmental impact and potential repercussions for all who live and work in these islands. Presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center in partnership with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, "Ola I Ka Wai" focuses on decisions and actions by the State Water Commission, including the diversion of water from streams for private use.
"BLENDED" PG-13, 1:57. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Stars Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
"BRICK MANSIONS" PG-13, 1:30. Action, crime, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall, with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. Stars the late Paul Walker, David Belle and RZA.
"CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER" PG-13, 2:16. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Anthony and Joe Russo direct this action, adventure, sci-fi movie about Steve Rogers, who struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Stars include Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson.
"CHEF" R, 1:55. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson.
"GOD'S NOT DEAD" PG, 1:53. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
College student Josh Wheaton's faith is challenged by his philosophy professor, who believes God does not exist. Stars Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo and David A.R. White.
"GODZILLA" PG-13, 2:03. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
The world's most infamous creature is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston.
"HEAVEN IS FOR REAL" PG, 1:40. Drama. Maui Mall Megaplex.
A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church.
"MILLION DOLLAR ARM" PG, 2:04. Biography, drama, sport. Kaahumanu 6
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi and Alan Arkin.
"NEIGHBORS" R, 1:36. Comedy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne ad Zac Efron.
"RIO 2" G, 1:41. Animation, adventure, comedy. Kaahumanu 6.
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. Starring voices of Jesse Eisenberg as Blu, Anne Hathaway as Jewel and others such as Bruno Mars, Jamie Fox and Will i Am.
"TURBO" PG, 1:35. Animation, kids, family. Kaahumanu 6.
Welcome back to the big scrreen one of the most beloved animated films of 2013. From the makers of "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda," this high-velocity comedy followes a snail who dares to dream big - and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. Voices by Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Samuel L. Jackson.
"THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2" PG-13, 2:22. Action, adventure, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex.
Peter Parker enjoys Spider-Man benefits, i.e., spending time with Gwen. But his ordinary and extraordinary lives are in grave danger when he's faced with new threats, Electro, and the mysterious company OsCorp. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.
"THE OTHER WOMAN" PG-13, 1:49. Comedy, romance. Maui Mall Megaplex.
After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the three-timing SOB. Stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.
"X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST" PG-13, 2:11. Adventure, fantasy. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman.
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