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Movies: ‘The Intern,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’

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    Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro star in "The Intern."
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    Dracula (Adam Sandler), Griffin the Invisible Man (David Spade), Murray the Mummy, Frank (Kevin James), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Wayne (Steve Buscemi) and Johnny (Andy Samberg) in Columbia Pictures' "Hotel Transylvania 2."
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Wide-release film synopses from the Los Angeles Times. Note: The list of movies playing at Dole Cannery Stadium 18 was unavailable.

OPENING TODAY

‘The Green Inferno’ *

A band of student activists travels to the Amazon jungle, only to be taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save. With Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy and Daryl Sabara. Written by Guillermo Amoedo and Eli Roth. Directed by Roth. (R, 1:40)

‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ **

Dracula opens his spooky hotel to human guests and puts his half-vampire, half-human grandson through monster boot camp in this animated sequel. With the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg. Written by Robert Smigel and Sandler. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. (PG, 1:29)

‘The Intern’ ** 1/2

After discovering that retirement doesn’t interest him, a 70-year-old widower (Robert De Niro) becomes an intern at an online fashion site. With Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. (PG-13, 2:01)

‘Lost in Hong Kong’ (Not reviewed)

A married man on vacation (Xu Zheng) with his wife (Zhao Wei) hopes to reconnect with his first love (Du Juan) in this comedy sequel to 2012’s "Lost in Thailand." Written and directed by Xu. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (NR, 1:54) At Pearlridge West

‘Pawn Sacrifice’ *** 1/2

A drama about the turbulent life of chess prodigy Bobby Fischer, including his high-profile rivalry with a Soviet counterpart at the height of the Cold War. With Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard. Written by Steven Knight. Directed by Edward Zwick. (PG-13, 1:56) At Kahala 8

‘Stonewall’ * 1/2

Kicked out of his parents’ home, a gay man (Jeremy Irvine) finds his way to New York’s Greenwich Village and gets caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. With Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman. Written by Jon Robin Baitz. Directed by Roland Emmerich. (R, 2:09) At Kahala 8

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’90 Minutes in Heaven’ * 1/2

A biographical drama about a pastor who was declared dead by rescue workers after a horrific auto accident but ultimately survived, claiming he had experienced heaven during the ordeal. With Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth. Written and directed by Michael Polish. (PG-13, 2:01) At Kapolei and Pearl Highlands Stadium 12

‘Ant-Man’ ** 1/2

A master thief (Paul Rudd) seeking redemption dons a suit that allows him to shrink in size but increase in strength to face down a new generation of threats. With Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Corey Stoll. Written by Rudd and Adam McKay. Directed by Peyton Reed. (PG-13, 1:57)

‘A Walk in the Woods’ **

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte star in this adaptation of Bill Bryson’s best-seller about old friends hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail. With Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal. Written by Rick Kerb and Bill Holderman. Directed by Ken Kwapis. (R, 1:44) At Windward Stadium 10

‘Black Mass’ ***

In 1970s South Boston, Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) colludes with the FBI while eliminating his enemies. With Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch. Written by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth. Directed by Scott Cooper. (R, 2:02)

‘Captive’ *** 1/2

After being taken hostage in her own home by an escaped killer (David Oyelowo), a troubled suburban widow (Kate Mara) tries to reason with her captor with a Christian self-help book. With Leonor Varela. Written by Brian Bird. Directed by Jerry Jameson. (PG-13, 1:37) At Kapolei and Ward Stadium 16

‘Ex with Benefits’ (Not reviewed)

A woman (Coleen Garcia) will do anything to keep her ex (Derek Ramsay) in her life. In Filipino (Tagalog) with English subtitles. (NR, 1:52) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

‘Everest’ ** 1/2

A fact-based drama about two rival expeditions to the top of Mount Everest that were struck by a massive blizzard in 1996. With Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and John Hawkes. Written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. In IMAX and 3-D. (PG-13, 2:01) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Ward Stadium 16

‘Grandma’ ****

Having just broken up with her girlfriend, an ornery septuagenarian poet (Lily Tomlin) helps her teenage granddaughter (Julia Garner) try to rustle up money for an abortion. With Marcia Gay Harden. Written and directed by Paul Weitz. (R, 1:18) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Inside Out’ *** 1/2

An 11-year-old girl and her family move to a new city, prompting her five personified emotions to help guide her through the transition in this animated Disney/Pixar film. With the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling. Written by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley. Directed by Docter and Ronnie del Carmen. (PG, 1:35) At Mililani

‘Learning to Drive’ **

A New York City book critic (Patricia Clarkson) living through the aftermath of a divorce strikes up an improbable friendship with her new Indian-American driving instructor (Ben Kingsley). With Jake Weber. Written by Sarah Kernochan. Directed by Isabel Coixet. (R, 1:30) At Kahala 8 and Koolau Stadium 10

‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ **

Having escaped from a massive maze into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, young survivors search for clues to their predicament. With Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Written by T.S. Nowlin. Directed by Wes Ball. (PG-13, 2:12) At Kahala 8

‘Meru’ ***

A documentary following three American climbers as they attempt to become the first people to scale Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, a 21,000-foot peak in the Himalayas. Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. (R, 1:30) At Kahala 8

‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ ***

With the IMF disbanded, secret agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team face off against a shadowy group of highly trained operatives hellbent on creating a new world order. With Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. (PG-13, 2:11) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Ward Stadium 16

‘The Perfect Guy’ *

After a painful breakup, a successful lobbyist (Sanaa Lathan) jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger (Michael Ealy) who may not be what he seems. With Morris Chestnut. Written by Tyger Williams. Directed by David M. Rosenthal. (PG-13, 1:39)

‘Pixels’ **

Aliens misinterpret videos of classic arcade video games as a declaration of war and use them as models for an invasion of Earth, and an old-school joystick jockey (Adam Sandler) is enlisted to fend them off. With Kevin James and Michelle Monaghan. Written by Tim Herlihy Dowling. Directed by Chris Columbus. (PG-13, 1:38) At Kapolei

‘Straight Outta Compton’ ** 1/2

A biopic about the rise and fall of the seminal Los Angeles gangsta rap group N.W.A, led by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. With O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. Written by Andrea Berloff. Directed by F. Gary Gray. (R, 2:22) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Pearl Highlands Stadium 12

‘The Transporter Refueled’ *

An expert wheelman is coerced by a quartet of femmes fatales to help them take down a crew of Russian human traffickers. With Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson and Loan Chabanol. Written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Luc Besson. Directed by Camille Delamarre. (PG-13, 1:36) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Veteran’ (Not reviewed)

A tough and merciless detective (Hwang Jung-Min) goes up against a young arrogant millionaire (Yoo Ah-In). In Korean with English subtitles. (NR, 2:03) At Pearlridge West

‘The Visit’ * 1/2

Sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip, a brother (Ed Oxenbould) and sister (Olivia DeJonge) discover their relatives are up to no good. With Kathryn Hahn and Deanna Dunagan. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. (PG-13, 1:34)

‘War Room’ ** 1/2

A husband and wife’s lives take an unexpected turn when the latter’s new client challenges her to fight for her family through prayer. With Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings and Alex Kendrick. Written by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick. (PG, 1:20)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

University of Hawaii vs. Wisconsin

2 p.m. Saturday at Koko Marina and Koolau Stadium 10

College football live from Madison, Wis., $12.

"Just Let Go"

8 p.m. Monday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18

Based on the story of Chris Williams, who survived a drunken driving accident that killed his family, $13.09.

"Roger Waters the Wall"

8 p.m. Tuesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18

Documentary of the musician’s 2010-2013 solo tour, $18.85.

Royal Shakespeare Company: "Othello"

7 p.m. Tuesday at Kahala 8

Hugh Quarshie ("Faust," "Julius Caesar") returns to the company to play Othello in this classic tale with Lucian Msamati portraying Iago, $20.

National Theatre Live: "The Beaux Stratagem

2 p.m. Wednesday at Kahala 8

Simon Godwin directs George Farquhar’s comedy about two men who spent their fortunes in London and move to a provincial area to find someone rich, $20.

"The Iron Giant: Signature Edition"

7 p.m. Wednesday and noon Oct. 4 at Dole Cannery Stadium 18

The 1999 animated film based on Ted Hughes’ 1968 novel "The Iron Man" returns to the big screen with two bonus scenes, $13.09.

"Flash Gordon"

7 and 10 p.m. Wednesday at Ward Stadium 16

The 1980 film about a football player and his friends fighting to save Earth from the leader of planet Mongo, $10.

"Attack on Titan, Part 1"

7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Ward Stadium 16

Dark fantasy-action film loosely based on the manga series of the same name. In Japanese with English subtitles, $8.75-$12.25.

"Frenzy"

7 p.m. Thursday at Ward Stadium 16

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1972 thriller about the police holding the wrong man as a serial murder suspect, $7.

Rifftrax Live: "Miami Connection"

8 p.m. Thursday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18

The guys are back to riff on the 1987 martial arts flick, $13.09.

Arthouse

DORIS DUKE THEATRE

Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. (532-8768, honolulumuseum.org)

Opera on Screen: English National Opera’s ‘Peter Grimes’

1 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, $20, $18 for members

Benjamin Britten’s British opera about Peter Grimes, who is suspected of killing his young apprentice at sea. The coroner rules it an accidental death, but Grimes still faces an outraged community unwilling to give him a second chance. Captured live in January 2014. (Opera in two acts, 3:14)

Seoul Cinema 2015

Through Oct. 2. A selection of contemporary Korean films, from new festival favorites to hidden gems, presented by the Korea Foundation. $10, $8 for members.

>> ‘A Hard Day’

1 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

A homicide detective named Gun-soo runs over a man on a dark rural street while driving back from his mother’s funeral and ends up desperately dumping the body in a coffin alongside his mother. A witness who happens to be a detective steps forward and wants to see the body, forcing Gun-soo to retrieve it — but this time he notices the gunshot wounds. In Korean with English subtitles. (2014, S. Korea, 1:51)

>> ‘The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow’

1 p.m. Saturday

Award-winning director Chang Hyung-yun provides this unique, animated comic sci-fi romance about an orbiting female satellite who picks up a pop song on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to locate the song’s source. On the way, she is transformed into Satellite Girl while the singer in question is fatefully turned into a cow. Recommended for ages 8 and older. In Korean with English subtitles. (2014, S. Korea, 1:21)

>> ‘Cart’

4 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Boo Ji-Young’s second directorial feature is based on a true story about three women — a middle-aged mother of two, a single mom and a female custodian nearing retirement age — who take a stand when contract workers at a big-box store are abruptly laid off. In Korean with English subtitles. (2014, S. Korea, 1:50)

>> ‘A Girl at My Door’

7:30 p.m. Saturday

Recent police academy graduate Young-nam quickly climbs the ranks in Seoul, but a drinking problem has her transferred to a small seaside town where she meets a troubled young girl with an abusive stepfather. Young-nam takes the girl in, but the drunken father decides he wants his daughter back. In Korean with English subtitles. (2014, S. Korea, 1:59)

>> ‘Painted Fire’

7:30 p.m. Sunday

Im Kwon-taek provides a vivid look into the turbulent life of Korea’s greatest artist, the temperamental and passionate 19th-century brush master Jang Seung Up. Winner of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Best Director award. In Korean with English subtitles. (2002, S. Korea, 1:56)

>> ‘Revivre’

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Based on Kim Hoon’s award-winning short story, director Im Kwon-taek’s 102nd film is about a successful cosmetics company executive whose wife is suffering from brain cancer. When a woman joins his marketing team, he finds himself dealing with pangs of forbidden desire. In Korean with English subtitles. (2014, S. Korea, 1:33)

>> ‘Sea Fog’

1 p.m. Wednesday

This thriller is based on a 2007 stage play and real-life tragedy about a longtime captain of a decrepit ship. With the crew in danger of losing its livelihood, the captain smuggles illegal migrants from China into South Korea. When the ship stalls in the open ocean, however, tragedy unfolds. In Korean with English subtitles. (2014, S. Korea, 1:51)

>> ‘How to Steal a Dog’

1 p.m. Thursday

This film, based on the novel by Barbara O’Connor, is about a young girl who "borrows" dogs from wealthy families to obtain reward money. Her plans for Wally, who belongs to a fancy gallery-restaurant owner, are thwarted by the owner’s greedy nephew. Directed by Kim Sung-ho. In Korean with English subtitles. (2014, S. Korea, 1:49)

MOVIE MUSEUM

3566 Harding Ave. (735-8771); $5, $4 members

‘Pitch Perfect 2’

11 a.m., and 2:45 and 6:30 p.m. today; and 1:15, 3:15, 5:15 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday

In this musical comedy sequel, the champion all-girl a cappella group is stripped of its title following a disastrous, yet hilarious, performance for the President of the United States, then decides to enter an international competition in Copenhagen that no American team has ever won. With Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Skylar Astin and Adam Devine. Rated PG-13. (2015, 1:55)

‘For a Handful of Kisses’ (‘Por un punado de besos’)

1, 4:45 and 8:30 p.m. today

A touching love story about a girl who places a personal ad and a boy who answers it, but both have painful secrets to reveal in order to find true love. For ages 15 and older. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2014, Spain/Venezuela, 1:38)

**’In the Name of My Daughter’ (‘L’homme’)

11 a.m., and 2:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday ; and 1, 5 and 9 p.m. Monday

This true-to-life courtroom drama delves into the world of casino owner Renee Le Roux, who must defend her casino against her own daughter. Rated R. In French with English subtitles. (2014, France, 1:56)

‘The Dinner Guest’ (‘L’invite’)

1, 4:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday

Gerard, an unemployed 50 year old, is thrilled when he gets a job offer in Indonesia, so he decides to invite his new boss over for dinner — but there’s one problem: His wife is a terrible cook. In French with English subtitles. For ages 12 and older. (2007, France, 1:26)

** ‘Negotiator: Mashita Masayoshi’

11 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sunday; and 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursday

When a high-tech prototype Tokyo subway train is hijacked, Japan’s top negotiator is called upon to investigate — but it turns out the bomber has a personal vendetta against him. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2005, Japan, 2:07)

‘Liberi’ (‘Break Free’)

11 a.m., and 3 and 7 p.m. Monday

When Cenzo loses his job, he falls into a deep depression as his wife leaves him and his son, Vince, leaves home to work in a tourist town. Vince ends up being hired as a cook and even finds love, but will his family ever reunite? For ages 15 and older. In Italian with English subtitles. (2003, Italy, 1:53)

‘Black Cat’s Revenge’ (‘Kaidan nobori ru’)

1:15 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday

As members of a yakuza clan are killed off by a rival gang, its lady boss is shocked to learn the identity of her rival, setting up a supernatural showdown in this martial arts cult thriller. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1970, Japan, 1:25)

‘The Devil Rides Out’

2:45 and 8:15 p.m. Oct. 1

Set in England during the 1920s, this classic sets up an intense battle between good and evil as a fight ensues over the souls of two young adults. (1968, U.K., 1:35)

FRESH CAFE DOWNTOWN

Monday Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. Monday, 1111 Nuuanu Ave. (436-4326) $5 at the door.

‘Paul Taylor: Dancemaker’

Matthew Diamond’s Academy Award-nominated documentary about choreographer Paul Taylor and his dance company. (1998, 1:38)

UNITE HERE! LOCAL 5 HALL

Presented by Hawaii People’s Fund, followed by discussion with local activists. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 1516 S. King St. (593-9969, RSVP: peoples@lava.net) Free, potluck encouraged.

‘Ethical Eating’

This award-winning documentary probes deeper into the nature of our food sources and asks questions such as whether the food we are eating is organic, grown locally or genetically modified, and whether pesticides were used. It also urges consumers to inquire about farmers and farm workers, cooks and food servers, revealing the conditions under which many workers in the food chain labor. (2014, 1:23)

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