comscore Movies: ‘The 5th Wave,’ ‘Dirty Grandpa’ | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Movies Calendar | TGIF

Movies: ‘The 5th Wave,’ ‘Dirty Grandpa’


    Zac Efron, left, and Robert De Niro travel to Florida for spring break in “Dirty Grandpa.”


‘The 5th Wave’

(Not reviewed)

Four deadly surges have left the world ravaged and a teen (Chloe Grace Moretz) must trust a mysterious young man (Alex Roe) to save her brother (Zackary Arthur). With Nick Robinson. Written by Susannah Grant and Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner. Directed by J Blakeson. (PG-13, 1:52)

‘Anomalisa’ ****

A customer service expert grapples with human connection during a stay in Cincinnati in Charlie Kaufman’s emotionally complex stop-motion animated drama. With the voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan. Written by Kaufman, based on his play. Directed by Kaufman and Duke Johnson. (R, 1:30) At Kahala 8

‘The Boy’

(Not reviewed)

In an English village, a young American woman (Lauren Cohan) is hired to care for an 8-year-old, who appears to be a life-size doll. With Rupert Evans and Jim Norton. Written by Stacey Menear. Directed by William Brent Bell. (PG-13, 1:38)

‘Dirty Grandpa’

(Not reviewed)

Ambitious Zac Efron jeopardizes his upcoming marriage when he reluctantly takes trouble-making grandfather Robert De Niro to spring break in Florida. With Aubrey Plaza. Written by John Phillips. Directed by Dan Mazer. (R, 1:42)

‘Ip Man 3’ ***

Donnie Yen returns as the real-life grandmaster who mentored Bruce Lee, this time taking on gangsters led by Mike Tyson. Directed by Wilson Yip. In Cantonese and English with English subtitles. (NR, 1:45)

‘Monster Hunt’

(Not reviewed)

A baby born to a human father and a monster queen is pursued by both mortals and creatures in this animated adventure from China. Written by Alan Yuen. Directed by Raman Hui. Mandarin with English subtitles. (NR, 1:57) At Ward Stadium 16


‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ **1/2

During the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya, elite ex-military operatives bravely fight back when plans go awry. With James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber and Toby Stephens. Directed by Michael Bay. (R, 2:24)

‘All You Need Is Pagibig’

(Not reviewed)

Heartwarming romantic story exploring the complexity of the various types of love, such as the emotion felt within a family, love between siblings, young puppy love, unrequited love, jaded love, true love and more. The ensemble cast includes Kris Aquino, Derek Ramsay, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, Nova Villa, Ronaldo Valdez, Pokwang, James “Bimby” Yap, and Julia and Talia Concio. In Filipino with English subtitles. (Not rated, 2:06) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

‘The Big Short’ ****

Angered by the greed of corporations and anticipating the housing bubble, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt set out to make the big banks pay. With Finn Whitrock, Marisa Tomei, Karen Gillan and Melissa Leo. Written by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay. Based on the book by Michael Lewis. Directed by McKay. (R, 2:10)

‘Bridge of Spies’ ****

A fact-based drama about James Donovan, a hard-nosed Brooklyn lawyer recruited by the CIA to slip behind the Iron Curtain and negotiate a prisoner swap in 1962. With Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Scott Shepherd. Written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Directed by Steven Spielberg. (PG-13, 2:15)

‘Carol’ ****

Cate Blanchett stars as a married woman who falls in love with young shopgirl Rooney Mara in 1950s New York, where their relationship is tested by societal conventions. With Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler and Jake Lacy. Written by Phyllis Nagy. Based on the novel “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith. Directed by Todd Haynes. (R, 1:58) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Creed’ ***1/2

“Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan portrays Apollo Creed’s son, who asks his late father’s former rival, Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone, to return to boxing as his trainer. With Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and Anthony Bellew. Directed by Ryan Coogler; written by Coogler and Aaron Covington, based on characters from the “Rocky” series written by Stallone. (PG-13, 2:12) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Daddy’s Home’ ***

The world of stepdad Will Ferrell is upended when the children’s anarchic biological father, played by Mark Wahlberg, pays a visit. With Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church and Hannibal Buress. Written by Brian Burns, Sean Anders and John Morris. Directed by Anders. (PG-13, 1:36)

‘The Danish Girl’ **

Eddie Redmayne stars as an artist who discovers his identity as a woman and becomes a transgender pioneer with the help of his wife and fellow artist in 1920s Copenhagen. With Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts. Written by Lucinda Coxon. Based on the book by David Ebershoff. Directed by Tom Hooper. (R, 2:00) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘The Forest’ **

Despite dire warnings, a young American (Natalie Dormer) enters Japan’s Aokigahara Forest in search of her missing twin sister (also played by Dormer) and encounters the malevolent souls of the dead. With Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken and Yukiyoshi Ozawa. Written by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca, based on an idea by David S. Goyer. Directed by Jason Zada. (PG-13, 1:33)

‘The Good Dinosaur’ **1/2

An apatosaurus makes a human friend in a world where dinosaurs did not go extinct in Pixar’s latest animated film. With the voices of Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Steve Zahn, Anna Paquin and Sam Elliott. Directed by Peter Sohn. (PG, 1:40) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘The Hateful Eight’ ***1/2

Shortly after the Civil War, an octet of dangerous strangers convenes at a Wyoming stagecoach stopover during a blizzard in writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s Western. With Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Channing Tatum. (R, 3:02) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Ward Stadium 16

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ ***

Jennifer Lawrence is back for the fourth and final film in the young adult franchise, which pits Katniss and friends against President Snow as they attempt to liberate the citizens of Panem. With Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland. Written by Peter Craig and Danny Strong; adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on her novel “Mockingjay.” Directed by Francis Lawrence. (PG-13, 2:17) At Pearl Highlands Stadium 12

‘Joy’ **

Writer-director David O. Russell reunites with stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in this intergenerational story of a young woman who founds a business dynasty based on a cleaning product. With Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen and Isabella Rossellini. Story by Annie Mumolo and Russell. (PG-13, 2:04) At Kahala 8

‘Norm of the North’ *1/2

Animated tale about a talkative polar bear (voiced by Rob Schneider) who travels to New York City to stop a greedy developer from building condos in the Arctic. With voices of Heather Graham and Ken Jeong. Directed by Trevor Wall. (PG, 1:26)

‘The Revenant’ ***

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as an explorer left for dead in the wilderness, who fights for survival and a return to his family. With Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. Written by Mark L. Smith and Alejandro G. Inarritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke. Directed by Inarritu. (R, 2:36)

‘Ride Along 2’ *

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube reunite for this sequel to the 2014 comedy. With Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Bruce McGill and Tika Sumpter. Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Directed by Tim Story. (PG-13, 1:41)

‘Room’ ****

A young woman (Brie Larson) and her son (Jacob Tremblay) who have been locked in a 10-by-10-foot room for years carry out a daring escape and then must adjust to the world at large. With Joan Allen, William H. Macy and Tom McCamus. Written by Emma Donoghue. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. (R, 1:58)

‘Sisters’ **

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star as out-of-touch siblings who return to clean out their childhood home, which their parents plan to sell. They decide to throw one last party for old times’ sake. With Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest and James Brolin. Written by Paula Pell. Directed by Jason Moore. (R, 1:58)

‘Spotlight’ ****

A fact-based drama about the Boston Globe’s monthslong investigation of a cover-up of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. With Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Mark Ruffalo. Written by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer. Directed by McCarthy. (R, 2:08) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ ***1/2

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher return for the latest installment of the space saga as it kicks off another trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away. With Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Directed by Abrams. (PG-13, 2:16)

‘Youth’ ***

Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel play longtime friends, a composer and a screenwriter, reflecting on their lives and art at a Swiss resort. With Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda. Written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. (R, 2:03) At Kahala 8


Bolshoi Ballet: “Taming of the Shrew”

12:55 p.m. Sunday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $19 (PG, 2:05)

French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy starring Kristina Kretova, Anastasia Stashkevich and Artem Ovcharenko.

AAIC: “Florence & the Uffizi Gallery”

7 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $16 (Not rated, 1:40)

Multidimensional tour through the Italian Renaissance art period with a segment on Uffizi Gallery, home to many masterpieces, and the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci’s restored “Adoration of the Magi.”

Hana Hou Picture Show: “The Fifth Element”

7 and 10 p.m. Wednesday at Ward Stadium 16, $10 (PG-13, 2:07)

Luc Bresson’s 1997 sci-fi action-comedy stars Bruce Willis as former commando and New York City cabbie Korben Dallas and Milla Jovovich as “fifth element” Leeloo, who team up to save humanity.

Best of Rifftrax: “The Room”

7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13 (R, 1:50)

Not the Oscar-nominated indie film but a 2003 cult classic about a love triangle that is considered one of the worst movies of all time.



Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. (532-8768,; $10, $8 members

Bollywood Film Festival / ‘The Apu Trilogy’

Runs through Feb. 5. $10, $8 members.

>> ‘Margarita, With a Straw’

1 p.m. Friday

Coming-of-age film about a young woman with cerebral palsy who leaves India to pursue studies in New York while enduring a journey of self-discovery. In Hindi with English subtitles. (2014, India, 1:40)

>> ‘Bajirao Mastani’

7 p.m. Friday

Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh star in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly anticipated historical romance about the 18th-century warrior-turned-peshwa Bajirao I (Singh) and his second wife, Mastani (Padukone). In Hindi with English subtitles. (2015, India, 2:30)

>> ‘The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali: Song of the Little Road’

1 p.m. Sunday

The debut of director Satyajit Ray depicts rural Bengali life by following a family comprising multifaceted characters over several years and introducing us to little Apu and the women who help shape him: his independent older sister; his harried mother, who must hold the family together while her husband is often away; and an elderly aunt. In Bengali with English subtitles. (1955, India, 2:05)

>> ‘The Apu Trilogy: Aparajito: The Unvanquished’

4 p.m. Sunday

Second film in the trilogy finds Apu and his family living in the bustling holy city of Varanasi, where he progresses into a curious teen undergoing academic and moral education while his relationship with his mother grows complex. In Bengali with English subtitles. (1956, India, 1:49)

>> ‘The Apu Trilogy: Apur Sansar: The World of Apu’

7:30 p.m. Sunday

In this final chapter, Apu is in his early 20s and out of college, with aspirations of becoming a writer. Meanwhile an unlikely turn of events results in romance and fatherhood. In Bengali with English subtitles. (1959, India, 1:45)

>> ‘Waiting’

1 p.m. Tuesday

Two strangers form a special connection after meeting in a hospital where their partners lie in comas. Together they learn to deal with grief and, in the process, discover a new meaning of life. In Hindi with English subtitles. (2015, India, 1:32)

>> ‘Enthiran — Robot’

7 p.m. Tuesday

Dr. Vaseegaran successfully creates Chitti, the ultimate android in his own image, which impresses his fiancee, Sana, by rescuing her from a near mugging. After the doc gives Chitti the gift of human emotion, however, Chitti rebels against his creator. In Tamil with English subtitles. (2010, India, 2:54)

>> ‘Ok Kanmani’

12:30 p.m. Wednesday

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam explores the romantic lives of two Mumbai couples living very different lives. In Tamil with English subtitles. (2015, India, 2:19)

>> ‘Meet the Patels’

1 p.m. Thursday

True romantic comedy about a 30-something Indian-American involved in a “love triangle” with the woman of his dreams and, of all people, his parents. In English and Gujarati with English subtitles. (2014, India, 1:28)

>> ‘Dhanak: Rainbow’

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Orphaned and inseparable siblings Pari and her blind younger brother are on their own after an uncle is no longer able to care for them. After seeing a poster with an image of the great Shah Rukh Khan, Pari is convinced this man will help her brother, and together they set off on a colorful, magical journey. In Hindi with English subtitles. (2015, India, 1:46)


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

Double feature:

11 a.m., and 2:45 and 8:15 p.m. Friday

>> ‘An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker’

A poor Roma family is faced with a medical crisis in a shantytown far from any urban center. For ages 12 and older. (2013, Bosnia/Herzegovina/France/Slovenia/Italy, 1:15)

>> ‘Fatima’s Hand’

A BASE jumper travels to Mali to jump off the 2,000-foot-tall rock formation known as the Hand of Fatima, a challenge filled with sharp rocks and aggressive winds. For ages 12 and older. (2006, Germany, 0:38)

‘Spanish Affair’ (‘Ocho apellidos vascos’)

1, 4:45 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; 3:30 p.m. Monday

Romantic comedy about Amaia, a Basque girl who, after being jilted by her groom as she visits Seville for her bridal shower, gets into a squabble with Rafa, an Andalusian waiter who pokes fun at Basque people. After spending a rowdy night together, Rafa finds himself traveling north in search of Amaia, perhaps in search of love. In Spanish and Basque with English subtitles. (2014, Spain, 1:38)

‘Josee, the Tiger and the Fish’ (‘Joze to tora to sakana tachi’)

11:45 a.m. and 4:15 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday

An unusual romance blossoms between a college student and a young woman with cerebral palsy who’s been kept hidden from society by her grandmother. For ages 15 and older. (2003, Japan, 1:56)

‘A Distant Cry From Spring’ (‘Haruka naru yama no yobigoe’)

2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday

A young widow, with the help of her 10-year-old son, runs a dairy farm in rural Hokkaido. A mysterious man appears on a stormy evening to help with the birthing of a calf and later offers to work for room and board. The mother and son grow to love this silent man, yet it becomes clear he is hiding something. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1980, Japan, 2:03)


11:30 a.m. and 1:45, 4, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday

Based on a 1996 expedition during which climbers encounter a violent storm that places them in grave danger. With Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Jason Clarke and Ang Phula Sherpa. Rated PG-13. (2015, U.K./U.S./Iceland, 2:01)

‘Devil in the Flesh’ (‘Le diable au corps’)

11:30 a.m. and 5:15 and 9 p.m. Monday

Newly restored version of this famous and rarely seen World War I romance based on Raymond Radiguet’s novel about an affair between a 16-year-old schoolboy and a woman engaged to a soldier. For ages 12 and older. (1947, France, 1:57)

‘Pattes Blanches’

1:30 and 7:15 p.m. Monday

Gothic film presents a compelling story involving a femme fatale, a lonely aristocrat and his bastard brother, a wealthy fish merchant and a hunchback girl. For ages 12 and older. (1949, France, 1:43)

‘Finding Mr. Right’

Noon, 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday

A high-maintenance woman travels to Seattle to give birth to the “love child” of her married Chinese tycoon boyfriend, but after her unlimited credit card stops working, she is forced to rely on a driver who is the complete opposite of what she desires in a man. For ages 15 and older. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (2013, China/Hong Kong, 2:01)

‘Mort d’un Pourri’ (‘The Death of a Corrupt Man’)

2:15 and 9 p.m. Thursday

An attorney becomes caught in a dangerous web after his politician friend kills a swindler and asks him to hide a diary that chronicles payoffs and illegal deals involving prominent figures. For ages 12 and older. In French with English subtitles. (1977, France, 2:03)

Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up