Wide-release film synopses from the Los Angeles Times.
‘Finding Mr. Right 2’
The sequel to the 2013 film, a blockbuster in China, has the couple rekindling their romance in new and exotic locations across the United States and Europe. With Wei Tang, Xiubo Wu, Liu Zhihong, Paul Chun and Yi Lu. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (NR, 2:30) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18
‘Green Room’ ***
Patrick Stewart stars as a sinister club owner who squares off against a hapless punk band after they witness a violent act backstage. With Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots. Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier. (R, 1:35) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Ward Stadium with Titan XC
The kidnapping of a beloved kitty (voiced by Keanu Reeves) forces two naive cousins to infiltrate a street gang. With Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish. Written by Peele and Alex Rubens. Directed by Peter Atencio. (R, 1:38)
‘Louder than Bombs’ **
The family members of a noted war photographer confront the truth about her death as they plan an exhibition of her work. With Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, David Strathairn, Amy Ryan. Directed by Joachim Trier. (R, 1:49) At Kahala 8
‘Mother’s Day’ *
Another holiday-themed romantic comedy of ensemble stories from director Garry Marshall. With Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson. Written by Lily Hollander and Anya Kochoff Romano. (PG-13, 1:58)
‘Pali Road’ **
After an auto accident, a young woman (Michelle Chen) finds herself in a life at odds with the one she remembers. With Jackson Rathbone, Sung Kang. Written by Doc Pedrolie and Victoria Arch. Directed by Jonathan Lim. (NR, 1:32)
‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’ *
The famous writer’s downward spiral is witnessed by a young reporter during the revolution. With Minka Kelly, Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson, Adrian Sparks. Written by Denne Bart Petitclerc. Directed by Bob Yari. (R, 1:49) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kapolei
Prince’s well-known 1984 film about a musician trying to escape his tumultuous home life through music. With Apollonia Kotero and Morris Day. (R, 1:51) At Pearl Highlands Stadium 12
‘Ratchet & Clank’ *1/2
A lonely lombax and a tiny robot team with the Galactic Rangers to save their world in this animated adventure. Voices of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne. Written by TJ Fixman, Kevin Munroe, Gerry Swallow. Directed by Munroe; co-directed by Jericca Cleland. (PG, 1:34) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8
‘April and the Extraordinary World’ ****
Ten years after her scientist parents were abducted, a Parisian woman (voiced by Marion Cotillard) carries on their secret research and gets pulled into a vast conspiracy. From the producers of the Oscar-nominated “Persepolis” and graphic novelist Jacques Tardi. Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci. Released in both English and French-subtitled versions. (PG, 1:43) At Kahala 8
‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ ***
More than a decade later, the Southside Chicago hangout has gone co-ed in this sequel to the 2002 comedy. With Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Regina Hall. Written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. (PG-13, 1:51)
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ **
Ben Affleck dons the cowl to take on Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel in the duo’s first big-screen pairing. With Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons. Written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. Directed by Zack Snyder. (PG-13, 2:31)
‘The Boss’ ** 1/2
Melissa McCarthy stars as a high-profile businesswoman who is sent to prison for insider trading, then tries to rebuild her image. With Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. Written by McCarthy, Ben Falcone and Steve Mallory. Directed by Falcone. (R, 1:39) At Kapolei and Kapolei Commons 12
The memories, secrets and skills of a dead CIA operative are implanted into the brain of a death-row inmate (Kevin Costner). With Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones. Written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. Directed by Ariel Vromen. (R, 1:53)
‘Elvis & Nixon’ **
Michael Shannon is Presley and Kevin Spacey the president on the day the King decided to visit the White House in 1970. With Alex Pettyfer. Directed by Liza Johnson. (R, 1:40) At Kahala 8
‘Everybody Wants Some’ ***
Writer-director Richard Linklater returns to the 1980s for this comedy about dazed-and-confused college baseball players. With Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch and Ryan Anthony Guzman. (R, 1:56) At Kahala 8 and Ward Stadium with Titan XC
‘Eye in the Sky’ *** 1/2
A joint U.S.-British military operation to capture terrorists in Kenya using drones takes a potentially deadly turn. Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman. Written by Guy Hibbert. Directed by Gavin Hood. (R, 1:42) At Kahala 8 and Ko‘olau Stadium 10
‘God’s Not Dead 2’
A teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) responds to a student’s question about Jesus and lands in deep trouble. (R, 1:58) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18
‘Hardcore Henry’ ***
An amnesiac awakens only to be immediately shot at before his wife (Haley Bennett) is kidnapped by a vicious Moscow warlord. With Sharlto Copley and Danila Kozlovsky. Written and directed by Ilya Naishuller. In English and Russian with Russian and English subtitles. (R, 1:36) At Pearl Highlands Stadium 12
‘A Hologram for the King’ ***1/2
American businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) travels to Saudi Arabia to close a huge deal and is befuddled by local customs and bureaucracy. With Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury. Written and directed by Tom Tykwer; based on the novel by Dave Eggers. (R, 1:37) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8
‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ **
Queen Ravenna’s (Charlize Theron) ice queen sister Freya (Emily Blunt) returns home to avenge her sister’s death. With Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain. Written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. (PG-13, 1:54)
‘The Jungle Book’ ***
Director Jon Favreau guides this live-action and CGI version of Rudyard Kipling’s tale, which follows the adventures of the raised-by-wolves boy Mowgli. With Neel Sethi and the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba. Written by Justin Marks. (PG, 1:46)
‘Miles Ahead’ **1/2
Don Cheadle co-wrote, directed and stars as jazz legend Miles Davis. With Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Michael Stuhlbarg. Co-written by Steven Baigelman. (R, 1:40) At Kahala 8
‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ *1/2
Nia Vardalos returns in this follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. With John Corbett, Lainie Kazan and Gia Carides. Written by Vardalos. Directed by Kirk Jones. (PG, 1:34) At Kapolei Commons 12
Rookie cop Judy Hopps — a bunny — teams up with slick con-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve a mystery in Disney’s 55th animated feature. Voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Shakira. Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore; co-directed by Jared Bush. (PG, 1:48)
The Metropolitan Opera: ‘Elektra’ Live
12:55 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium, $25 (NR, 2:10)
This tale of vengeance stars soprano Nina Stemme in the title role, mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier as Elektra’s mother, and soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens as Elektra’s siblings.
Bolshoi Ballet: “Don Quixote”
12:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kahala 8, $20 (PG, 3:10)
Alexei Fadeyechev directs the tale of Quixote’s search for the perfect woman.
7 p.m. Monday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $16 (PG, 2:00)
Film skeptical of global warming, produced by Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a conservative Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization, and CDR Communications, a media and publishing company.
‘Come to the Garden — On Stage!’
7 p.m. Tuesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13 (PG, 1:30)
Storyteller and author Jennifer Wilder Morgan brings scenes from her book to the big screen. Morgan shares her journey to The Divine with the help of her guardian angel (Chonda Pierce). The screening will end with a filmed discussion with New York Times best-selling author William Paul Young.
‘Rifftrax Live: Time Chasers’
8 p.m. Thursday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13 (PG-13, 2:00)
Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett give their take on the 1994 cult classic.
Captain America marathon
8 a.m. Thursday at Ward Stadium with Titan XC, $25 (PG-13, 12:40)
Watch all five films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe back-to-back: “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Captain America: Civil War.” The “Civil War” film will be shown in 3-D.
Studio Ghibli Festival
Consolidated Theatres is winding down its Studio Ghibli Festival, which ends Thursday. Tickets are $10 per show.
‘From Up on Poppy Hill’
Dubbed in English, 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani (PG, 1:31)
Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki present this unique coming-of-age story centered on the blossoming romance between teens Umi and Shun in 1963. Top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation.
‘The Wind Rises’
Dubbed in English, 11 a.m. Saturday at Kahala 8; and in Japanese with English subtitles, 7 p.m. Monday at Kapolei and 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pearlridge West (PG-13, 2:06)
Hayao Miyazaki’s final film finds a nearsighted man unable to fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot. Instead, he works in the aircraft division of a Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers.
‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’
Dubbed in English, 11 a.m. Sunday at Koko Marina; and in Japanese with English subtitles, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pearlridge and 7 p.m. Thursday at Ko ‘olau (NR, 2:17)
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata turns one of Japan’s most famous folk tales into a hand-drawn masterwork.
‘When Marnie Was There’
Dubbed in English, 11 a.m. Sunday at Ko‘olau; and in Japanese with English subtitles, 7 p.m. Monday at Ward Stadium with Titan XC and Thursday at Kapolei (PG, 1:43)
A shy girl moves in with her aunt and uncle and instantly forms a bond with a mysterious young girl named Marnie. Their friendship blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.
‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’
In Japanese with English subtitles, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kapolei and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani (NR, 1:58)
Director Mami Sunada follows the lifeblood of Studio Ghibli — directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and producer Toshio Suzuki — as they rush to complete “The Wind Rises” and “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.”
DORIS DUKE THEATRE
Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. (532-8768, honolulumuseum.org); $10, $8 members
>> ‘Embrace of the Serpent’
1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 p.m. Friday
Shot in black and white, director Ciro Guerra’s film focuses on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the lone survivor of his people, and two scientists who befriend him over 40 years. (2016, Colombia/Argentina/Venezuela, 2:07)
>> ‘Dream Big: Nanakuli at the Fringe’
7 p.m. Thursday, followed by a panel discussion, free, RSVP online at 808ne.ws/23PkyP9
In 2011, Nanakuli Performing Arts Center students and alumni represented the U.S., performing in the largest arts festival in the world, Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications.
3566 Harding Ave. (735-8771); $5, $4 members
11 a.m. and 2:45, 4:45 and 8:30 p.m. today; noon, 4:45, 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday
Adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel about an Irish immigrant girl who falls in love with an Italian boy in New York in the 1950s. When an emergency forces her to return to Ireland, she realizes how much she’s missed home and is pursued by Jim, the town’s most eligible bachelor. Rated PG-13. (2015, Ireland/U.K./Canada, 1:51)
>> ‘Paperback Hero’
1 and 6:45 p.m. today
A macho trucker secretly writes a romance novel and credits his friend Ruby as the author. Then a hot-shot publisher arrives in their rural community, hoping to land a book deal with Ruby. With Hugh Jackman and Claudia Karvan. For ages 12 and older. (1999, Australia, 1:36)
>> ‘Barney Thomson’
11:30 a.m. and 3:15 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 8:45 p.m. Monday
A barber who lacks people skills is on the verge of being fired and becoming a criminal legend. For ages 15 and older. In Scottish with English subtitles. (2015, Canada/U.K., 1:36)
>> ‘Song ‘E Napule’
1:15, 5 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday
In this action comedy, a pianist works undercover for the Naples police to identify a dangerous mob boss. All he has to do is land a gig as a keyboardist for singer Lollo Love and snap a picture of the crime kingpin. If only it were that simple. For ages 15 and older. In Italian with English subtitles. (2013, Italy, 1:54)
>> ‘Sanshiro Sugata’
2 p.m. Sunday
This adaptation of Tsuneo Tomita’s novel follows a young judo student’s spiritual growth as he becomes a martial artist. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1965, Japan, 2:33)
>> ‘Suite Dreams’ (‘Uchoten Hoteru’)
12:15 and 4:15 p.m. Monday
A hotel manager tries to avoid his ex-wife’s new husband, who is set to receive an award at a hotel party, while also dealing with an event schedule that includes a duck and a fugitive hooker on the loose. For ages 13 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2006, Japan, 2:00)
>> ‘Momotaro Samurai’
11:30 a.m. and 3:15 and 7 p.m. Thursday
A masterless samurai, who calls himself Momotaro (“Peach Boy”) after the Japanese fairy tale hero, is challenged by a ronin who threatens his twin brother. For ages 10 and older. (1957, Japan, 1:27)
>> ‘Broken Promise’
1, 4:45 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday
A boy uses his quick thinking and soccer skills as he embarks on a heroic journey to survive the Holocaust when members of his family are transported to Poland and every Jew is forced to wear a star. In Slovak and Russian with English subtitles. (2009, Slovakia/Czech Republic, 2:10)
MONDAY DINNER THEATER
7 p.m. Monday, Cafe Julia (YWCA), 1040 Richards St., $5, 436-4326. RSVP if ordering dinner prior to film screening.
‘This Is Bossa Nova: The History and the Stories’
The great bossa nova composer Roberto Menescal is profiled in this documentary by his former student, filmmaker and screenwriter Paulo Thiago. Menescal, along with fellow trailblazing composer Carlos Lyra, shares stories of the people, places and performances that put Brazilian music on the map in the early 1960s. (2005, Brazil, 1:59)
KO OLINA CHILDREN’S FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Kohola Lagoon 1, Olani Street in Ko Olina, koolinachildrensfestival.com, bit.ly/KCFMF
Features family-friendly movies from Pixar, Disney and the Hawaii International Film Festival, with live stage performances, video and music recording studios, and a film showing on the beach at sunset. Benefit for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.