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Movies: ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘The Boss’

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Old and new heroes and former friends clash in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Wide-release film synopses from the Los Angeles Times.


‘Captain America: Civil War’ ***1/2

Chris Evans returns as Steve Rogers and faces off against Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man as the Avengers split into feuding factions. With Scarlett Johansson. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Imax 3D. (PG-13, 2:27)

‘Just the 3 of Us’

(Not reviewed)

Romantic comedy starring John Lloyd Cruz and Jennylyn Mercado. Two strangers are forced to live under the same roof due to unforeseen circumstances. In Filipino with English subtitles. (NR, 2:01) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

‘Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe’

(Not reviewed)

Controversial documentary about the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention omitting crucial data from a final report that may have revealed a causal relationship between the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine and autism. Directed by Dr. Andrew Wakefield. (NR, 1:31) At Kahala 8


‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ ***

Barbers and beauticians at a Southside Chicago hangout bond during tough times. 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) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Ward Stadium with Titan XC

‘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

‘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

‘Finding Mr. Right 2’

(Not reviewed)

The sequel to the 2013 film, a blockbuster in China, has the couple rekindling 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 whose members 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

‘A Hologram for the King’ ***1/2

American businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) travels to Saudi Arabia to close a 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’ **

Freya (Emily Blunt), the ice queen sister of Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), returns home to avenge Ravenna’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)

‘Keanu’ **

The kidnapping of a beloved kitten (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)

‘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

‘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

‘Zootopia’ ***

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)


“Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir “King” Khan”

3 p.m. Saturday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $21

Live broadcast of the two middleweights from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Co-main event bouts include David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) against Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-2, 15 KOs), Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (22-5) squaring off with Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (20-0, 13 KOs) and Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) facing Curtis Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs). (PG-13, 4:00)

“Dou Kyu Sei Classmates”

7 p.m. Monday at Ward Stadium with Titan XC, $15

Two high school boys, an honor student and musician, fall in love when one helps the other prepare for a chorus festival. In Japanese with English subtitles. (NR, 1:00)

“Grateful Dead Meetup at the Movies 2016”

7 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $16 (AARP members, $13)

Unreleased concert footage from July 2, 1989, when the band performed at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Also includes backstage scenes from the first Dead & Company Tour. (PG-13, 3:10)

“AAIC: Monet to Matisse”

7 p.m. Thursday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13

A look at gardens as depicted by artists such as Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent and Pissarro, as part of the Art and Architecture in Cinema series. (NR, 1:40)



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

>> Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Today, with a 4 p.m. reception followed by film screening at 5 p.m.

Award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and Native American and indigenous cultures. Presented by Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School.

‘Oiwi Film Festival 2016

>> ‘The Tribunal’

7:30 p.m. Saturday, with light pupu at 7 p.m. and post-screening discussion; $15, $12 for members

Directors Puhipau and Joan Lander captured 12 days of video in August 1993 from the Ka Hookolokolonui Kanaka Maoli — People’s International Tribunal Hawaii — proceedings in which the U.S. and State of Hawaii were put on trial for crimes against the kanaka maoli, or the original people of Hawaii. Charges included genocide, ethnocide, taking of a sovereign government and environmental destruction. (1994, 1:27)

>> ‘Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege’

1 p.m. Sunday

Directors Puhipau and Joan Lander captured video of Mauna Kea’s 14,000-foot summit environment and its various ecosystems. Also includes legends and stories about its geologic and cultural history, and a look into the political turbulence surrounding efforts to protect it. (2005, 0:57)

Screens with:

>> ‘Kapu Aloha 101’

Documentary about the controversy surrounding Mauna Kea that incorporates the Kapu Aloha movement, a centuries-old concept that kupuna are teaching to perpetuate this sacred approach (2015, 0:11)

>> ‘‘O Poli‘ahu me Kukahau‘ula’

Short story about the winter goddess Poli‘ahu, who blankets Mauna Kea with snow during the winter while male deity Kukahau‘ula shines through the harsh conditions to warm her heart. Filmed and edited by Kamehameha Schools high-school students. (2016, 0:07)

>> ‘Pele’s Appeal’

7:30 p.m. Sunday

Controversy brews between geothermal development interests looking to clear the rainforest for drilling operations and Native Hawaiians seeking to stop the desecration of fire goddess Pele, a deity who is believed to be behind the ongoing eruption along Kilauea’s eastern rift zone that began in 1983. (1989, 0:30)

Screens with:

>> ‘Stolen Waters’

This documentary focuses on the battle over the water in Waiahole Ditch between taro farmers and longtime residents, and explores the significance of the water deity Kane, Hawaiian tradition and law regarding water use, native stream life and the balance between the health of the stream, the ocean and people. (1996, 0:27)

>> ‘O Poli‘ahu me Kukahau‘ula’

See synopsis above.


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

>> ‘Joy’

11:30 a.m. and 3:15, 5:30 and 9:15 p.m. today and 2, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday

American fairy tale, loosely based on the life of real inventor Joy Mangano, about a young woman who, once poor, becomes filthy rich with the help of a magic wand — a mop. With Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini and Virginia Madsen. (2015, 2:04)

>> ‘Black Line’ (‘kurosen chitai’)

1:45 and 7:45 p.m. today

A journalist who is drugged while waiting to interview a prostitute wakes up in bed to find her dead next to him. As he runs from the law, he explores the dark side of Tokyo and Yokohama in search of the killer. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1960, Japan, 1:20)

>> ‘Broken Promise’ (‘Nedodrzany slub’)

Noon, 4:15 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 12:45 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday

A boy uses his quick thinking and soccer skills and embarks on a heroic journey to survive the Holocaust, when his family is 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)

>> ‘Too Beautiful to Lie’

2:15 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m. Monday

Young-ju, a con woman on parole, runs into a young man about to propose to his girlfriend. After a series of misunderstandings, she winds up with the man’s ring and tries to return it, only to set off a silly chain of events. For ages 12 and older. In Korean with English subtitles. (2004, South Korea, 1:55)

>> ‘Granny Gabai’ (‘Saga no Gabai Baschan’)

Noon and 4:15 p.m. Sunday

Based on the autobiographical novel by comedian Yoshichi Shimada. In 1957, Akihiro is sent by his mother to live with his grandmother in a small town in Kyushu, and although she is not rich, she’s resourceful enough to afford Akihiro a rich childhood. Rated G. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2006, Japan, 1:44)

>> ‘Mediterranea’

11 a.m. and 3, 5 and 9 p.m. Monday

Two friends journey across Africa and the Mediterranean to Italy as hordes of migrants crowd into Europe and a crisis looms. For ages 15 and older. In English, Arabic, Italian and French with subtitles. (2015, Italy/France/U.S./Germany/Qatar, 1:47)

>> ‘Remember’

11 a.m. and 3, 4:45 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday

Christopher is a Holocaust survivor who, while stricken with dementia, enlists the help of a friend to find the ex-SS officer who murdered his family 70 years ago. Rated R. In English and German with English subtitles. (2015, Canada/Germany, 1:34)


Thursday at sunset, Ward Village Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd.; doors open 6 p.m. with food, free. Tickets required; visit wardvillageshops.com/events.


Adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel about an Irish immigrant girl who falls in love with an Italian boy in 1950s New York. 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)

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