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Movies: ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity,’ ‘Money Monster’

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    George Clooney stars as a financial-news TV host held hostage live on air in “Money Monster.”

Wide-release film synopses from the Los Angeles Times.


‘The Darkness’

(Not reviewed)

Supernatural forces haunt a family after its return from a Grand Canyon vacation. With Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz. Written by Greg McLean, Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause. Directed by McLean. (PG-13, 1:32)

‘Kill Zone 2’ ***1/2

An undercover cop (Jing Wu) is thrown into a Thai prison, a hotbed of corruption, riots and black-market organ transplants. With Tony Jaa, Zhang Jin, Simon Yam. Written by Lai-yin Leung, Ying Wong. Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang. In Thai and Cantonese with English subtitles. (NR, 1:58) At Pearlridge West

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ **

In 1913 Cambridge, England, a young Indian math genius (Dev Patel) joins forces with an eccentric professor (Jeremy Irons). With Devika Bhise. Written and directed by Matthew Brown. (PG-13, 1:48) At Kahala 8

‘Money Monster’ ***

A financial-news TV host (George Clooney) and his producer (Julia Roberts) are held hostage by a desperate man (Jack O’Connell). Written by Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore and Jim Kouf. Story by DiFiore and Kouf. Directed by Jodie Foster. (R, 1:35)

‘Mountains May Depart’ ***

Two friends in Fenyang, a coal miner and a gas station owner, vie for the hand of a young woman (Zhao Tao) as capitalism spreads across China. With Zhang Yi and Liang Jin Dong. Directed by Jia Zhangke. In Mandarin, English and Cantonese with English subtitles. (NR, 2:05) At Kahala 8

‘Sing Street’ ***

Writer-director John Carney returns with a musical comedy-drama about a young Dublin boy (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who forms a band with his mates at a new school. With Aidan Gillen, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor and Kelly Thornton. (PG-13, 1:46) At Kahala 8

‘Three Wise Cousins’

(Not reviewed)

Rom com starring Neil Amituanai, who plays Adam, a New Zealand-born Samoan who falls for a girl who only likes “real island guys.” To win her over Adam travels to Samoa and asks his cousins, played by Vito Vito and Fesuiai Viliamu, for help. (PG-13, 1:29) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18, Windward Stadium 10 and Pearl Highlands Stadium 12


‘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

‘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)

‘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 Koko Marina

‘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 and Imogen Poots. Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier. (R, 1:35) 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 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)

‘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

‘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 and 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 and 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 and Sung Kang. Written by Doc Pedrolie and Victoria Arch. Directed by Jonathan Lim. (NR, 1:32) 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 and Bella Thorne. Written by TJ Fixman, Kevin Munroe and Gerry Swallow. Directed by Munroe; co-directed by Jericca Cleland. (PG, 1:34) At Kapolei Commons 12

‘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) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18, Pearlridge West and Ward Stadium with Titan XC


‘Dou Kyu Sei (Classmates)’

Noon Saturday at Ward Stadium with Titan XC, $15

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

Turner Classic Movies: ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $5.25

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) turned cutting classes into an art form. Directed by John Hughes. With Mia Sara, Alan Ruck and Jeffrey Jones. (PG-13, 2:00)

‘The Abolitionists’

7:30 p.m. Monday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $15

Documentary following former Homeland Security agent Tim Ballard and his team as they investigate and save minors from child sex slavery. (PG-13, 2:00)

‘Purple Rain’

7:35 p.m. Monday at Ward Stadium with Titan XC, $10

The late, great Prince’s 1984 semi-autobiographical film. With Apollonia Kotero and Morris Day. (R, 1:51)

‘Rifftrax Live: Time Chasers’

7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett give their take on the 1994 cult classic. (PG-13, 2:00)

Project ITOH’s ‘Harmony‘

7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ward Stadium with Titan XC, $12.25

Three young girls living in a future utopia stand up to totalitarian kindness by attempting to commit suicide through starvation. (NR, 1:30)

‘Top Gun’

7 and 10 p.m. Wednesday at Ward Stadium with Titan XC, $10

A 1986 Tom Cruise classic about Navy pilots Maverick (Cruise), Goose (Anthony Edwards) and Iceman (Val Kilmer). Also stars Kelly McGillis and Tom Skerritt. (PG, 1:49)

‘A Story Worth Living’

7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13

New York Times best-selling author John Eldredge (“Wild at Heart”), his three sons and two friends take a motorcycle ride through the Colorado backcountry. A filmed panel discussion with the cast follows.



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

Mo‘olelo Storytelling Festival

>> ‘Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture’

7:30 p.m. Saturday, $10-$15, $12 for members

Robert Mugge’s documentary includes hula performances by Halau o Kekuhi and Pukalani Hula Hale, and profiles prominent kumu hula of the 1980s, among them the late John Ka‘imikaua, George Na‘ope, O’Brian Eselu, Nina Maxwell and Elaine Kaopuiki. Presented by PA‘I Foundation. (1989, 1:25)


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

>> ‘Deadpool’

Noon, 4:15 and 8:30 p.m. today; 1:30, 5:15 and 9 p.m. Sunday

Not the typical Marvel superhero-type movie, this crude and violent yet touching and comedic love story features Ryan Reynolds as the wisecracking mercenary who transforms into a comic-book hero. Rated R. (2016, U.S./Canada, 1:48)

>> ‘Sleepless Town’ (‘Fuyajo’)

2 and 6:15 p.m. Friday

A black-marketer in a seedy district of Tokyo is caught in the crossfire between three Chinese crime gangs. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese and Mandarin with English subtitles. (1998, Hong Kong/Japan, 2:02)

>> ‘Henry of Navarre’ (‘Henri 4’)

11:45 a.m. and 4:15 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 and 6 p.m. Thursday

This historical epic depicts the rise of a battlefield warrior to reign as France’s beloved King Henry IV. With Julien Boisselier. For ages 15 and older. In French with English subtitles. (2010, Germany/France/Austria/Spain, 2:28)

>> ‘Mark of an Angel’

2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Monday

Based on a true story, this thriller is about a woman who, while in the midst of fighting over the custody of her son during a difficult divorce, sees a 7-year-old girl at a birthday party and becomes convinced the girl is her daughter. In French with English subtitles. (2008, France, 1:35)

>> ‘A Long Story’

11:45 a.m. and 3:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday; 1:45, 5:15 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

After living many years abroad, a recently widowed man returns home to the Netherlands and befriends his Romanian neighbor, who then goes missing. As days pass with no word from the woman, he launches a search mission and travels to Romania with her 9-year-old son. For ages 12 and older. In English, Romanian and Dutch with subtitles. (2013, Netherlands/Romania, 1:33)

>> ‘Rusty Knife’ (‘Sabita naifu’)

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

Terrified witnesses refuse to testify, leaving Katsumata and his fellow gangsters untouchable as prosecutor Karita struggles to land them behind bars — until two former mobsters are revealed as witnesses to a murder committed by Katsumata’s gang, and become cooperative once the victim’s pretty daughter steps forward. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1958, Japan, 1:30)

Hanauma Bay Education Program

>> ‘Papa Mau: The Wayfinder’

3 p.m. Sunday, Hanauma Bay, free, 397-5840

Documentary on master navigator Mau Piailug and his role in teaching Hawaiians the ancient (and dying) tradition of ocean navigation without the use of instruments. (2010, 0:57)

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