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Movies: ‘The Nice Guys,’ ‘Neighbors 2’

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    Ryan Gosling, left, and Russell Crowe team up in the action comedy “The Nice Guys.”

Wide-release film synopses from the Los Angeles Times.

OPENING FRIDAY

‘The Angry Birds Movie’ *1/2

Outliers Red, Chuck and Bomb must figure out what’s going on when green piggies arrive on their island. Voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Danny McBride. Written by Jon Vitti; story by Mikael Hed, Mikko Polla and John Cohen. Directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis. (PG, 1:37)

‘The Meddler’ ***1/2

A New Jersey mom (Susan Sarandon) relocates to L.A. to be close to her screenwriter daughter (Rose Byrne). With J.K. Simmons. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria. (PG-13, 1:43) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ **

Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne return in this sequel to the 2014 frat-boys-versus-new-parents comedy, this time with a sisterhood as the adversary. Written by Rogen, Nicholas Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Directed by Stoller. (R, 1:32)

‘The Nice Guys’ **1/2

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling team up as a muscle-for-hire and a private eye in this 1970s-set action comedy. With Angourie Rice. Written by Shane Black and Anthony Bagarozzi. Directed by Black. (R, 1:56)

‘Phantom Detective’

(Not reviewed)

Extremely successful private detective Hong Gil-Dong (Lee Je-Hoon) gets caught up in a major case while looking for the person who killed his mother 20 years ago. Directed by Jo Sung-Hee. In Korean with English subtitles. (NR, 2:05) At Pearlridge West

‘This Time’

(Not reviewed)

Coby (James Reid) and Ava (Nadine Lustre), who have spent summers together since they were children, develop romantic feelings for each other and find their long-distance relationship a challenge. In Filipino with English subtitles. (NR, 1:51) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

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‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ ***

Barbers and beauticians at a Southside Chicago barbershop hang out and 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) At Kapolei Commons 12

‘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)

‘The Darkness’

(Not reviewed)

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

‘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) At Kapolei Commons 12

‘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)

‘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) At Kapolei Commons 12

‘Sing Street’ ***

Writer/director John Carney (“Once”) returns with a feel-good musical comedy-drama, set in the ’80s, about a Dublin teen (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who forms a band with his mates at a new school, hoping to impress a beautiful, mysterious older girl (Lucy Boynton). With Aidan Gillen, 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 likes only “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, Pearl Highlands Stadium 12 and Windward Stadium 10

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

‘The Shakespeare Show’

7 p.m. Monday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $19

David Tennant and Catherine Tate host a celebration of 400 years of performance initiated by one of the world’s greatest playwrights. (PG, 2:35)

‘Soledad O’Brien: The War Comes Home — The New Battlefront’

7 p.m. Tuesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $19

Former CNN anchor O’Brien follows two Iraq war veterans as they enter the Save A Warrior program led by veteran Jake Clark. (PG-13, 1:45)

Royal Opera House: ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’

7 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kahala 8, $20

Donizetti’s tragic opera about one woman’s fight for survival stars Diana Damrau in the title role with Charles Castronovo, Ludovic Tezier and Taylor Stayton. (R, 1:48)

‘KISS Rocks Vegas’

7 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $15

Exclusive footage from Kiss’ November 2014 residency at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. (PG-13, 1:55)

Arthouse

DORIS DUKE THEATRE

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

Aotearoa New Zealand Film Showcase

Opens Saturday and runs through Wednesday.

>> ‘Ever the Land’

6 p.m. Saturday with an opening reception, light pupu and ceremony, followed by a discussion with Maori scholar Te Raukura Roa and Dean Sakamoto of SHADE (Sustainable, Humanitarian Architecture and Design for the Earth). Additional showings 4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Film examines the bond between people and their land through the landmark architectural undertaking by independent Maori tribe Ngai Tuhoe, as members fight to rebuild and claim their rights. (2015, New Zealand, 1:30)

>> ‘The Price of Peace’

1 p.m. Sunday, followed by a discussion with director Kim Webby, Maori scholar Te Raukura Roa, Jon Osorio, Kumu Hina and Mauna Kea activists Kalaniakea Wilson and K. Laiana Wong. Additional showing at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

In this documentary, Tuhoe activist Tame Iti defends his culture and land after he and three others are accused of plotting terrorist activities. (2015, New Zealand, 1:27)

>> Mana Wairoa Maori Shorts

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

Selection of short films picked by Wairoa Maori Film Festival director Leo Koziol

Hokule‘a: The Past, Present and Future

>> ‘Hokule‘a: The Past’

7:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by a discussion with Polynesian Voyaging Society members

Naalehu Anthony, co-founder of ‘Oiwi TV and owner of Paliku Documentary Films, was granted access to never-before-seen footage of the Hokule‘a’s first voyage to Tahiti in 1976 and shares it with the public for the first time.

MOVIE MUSEUM

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

‘Gang Story’ (‘Les Lyonnais’)

11:45 a.m. and 3:15 and 6:45 p.m. today; 1:30, 3:15, 5 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

A happily reformed gangster with a beautiful wife and loving family is suddenly compelled to act when his old partner in crime is arrested, forcing him to risk everything he loves. Based on a true story. For ages 15 and older. In French with English subtitles. (2011, France/Belgium, 1:38)

‘Mustang’

1:30, 5 and 8:30 p.m. today; 11:30 a.m. and 3:30, 5:15 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday

Five sisters who live with their grandmother and uncle in a small Turkish town go on an impromptu swim with male schoolmates. A neighbor perceives this as a scandalous indiscretion, and the girls end up imprisoned within their own home, but being headstrong and smart, they refuse to be tamed. Rated PG-13. In Turkish with English subtitles. (2015, France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar, 1:37)

‘Welcome to the Sticks’

11 a.m. and 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday

A French public servant is forced to temporarily leave his family behind while he is banished to the cold, inhospitable far North. (2008, France, 1:46)

>> ‘Sleepless Town’ (‘Fuyajo’)

1:15 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 11:15 a.m. and 5 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday

A black-marketeer 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)

‘Bon Cop, Bad Cop’

11:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Monday

The body of a hockey executive is found draped over a billboard at the border between Quebec and Ontario, forcing both police forces to work together in solving the crime. Rated R. In English and French with subtitles. (2006, Canada, 1:56)

‘Black Line’ (‘Kurosen Chitai’)

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

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)

‘Too Beautiful to Lie’

3 p.m. Thursday

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)

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