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Movies: ‘Don’t Breath,’ ‘Hands of Stone,’ ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’


    Stephen Lang stars as a blind war veteran in the horror-thriller, “Don’t Breathe.”


‘Don’t Breathe’ ***1/2

A trio of Detroit teens (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto) target the home of a blind war veteran (Stephen Lang) for an easy burglary, but have no idea of the horror that awaits. Written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, directed by Alvarez. (R, 1:28)


(No star rating)

A female investment banker (Anna Gunn) guides a client’s high-stakes IPO while dealing with the internal politics of her own firm. With James Purefoy and Sarah Megan Thomas. Written by Amy Fox. Directed by Meera Menon. (R, 1:40) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Hands of Stone’ **

Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez) soars to stardom when he defeats Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) in 1980, only to be toppled in the rematch when he infamously says, “no mas.” With Robert De Niro. Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. (R, 1:45)

‘Mechanic: Resurrection’

(Not reviewed)

Sequel to the 2011 action thriller finds Bishop tasked with assassinating the most dangerous men in the world. With Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones. Written by Philip Shelby and Tony Mosher, story by Shelby, based on characters created by Lewis John Carlino. Directed by Dennis Gansel. (R, 1:39)

‘Southside with You’ ***

On a summer day in 1989, young legal associate Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) courts attorney Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) on their first date. With Vanessa Bell Calloway. Written and directed by Richard Tanne. (PG-13, 1:24) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18, Kahala 8 and Kapolei 16

‘Tunnel’ ***

Rescuers try to find a man who was caught in a tunnel when it collapsed. With Ha Jung-Woo, Doona Bae and Oh Dal-Su. In Korean with English subtitles. (NR, 2:07) At Pearlridge West


‘Anthropoid’ **

Two Czech operatives parachute into their occupied homeland intending to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler. With Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan and Charlotte Le Bon. Written by Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin. Directed by Ellis. (R, 2:00) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Bad Moms’ **

Overworked and stressed out, a trio of mothers sets out to free themselves from straitjacketed upright behavior. With Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn and Christina Applegate. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. (R, 1:41)

‘Ben-Hur’ **

Forced into slavery, a prince (Jack Huston) seeking revenge fights his way back. With Toby Kebbell and Rodrigo Santoro. Written by Keith R. Clarke and John Ridley, based on the novel by Lew Wallace. Directed by Timor Bekmambetov (PG-13, 2:03)

‘Don’t Think Twice’ ***

A New York City improv comedy group learns its theater is shutting down as a hit TV series poaches two of its members. With Keegan- Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia. Written and directed by Mike Birbiglia. (R, 1:30) At Kahala 8

‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ H

Meryl Streep stars as a New York socialite in the 1940s who pursues her dream of being a great singer — despite possessing a terrible voice. With Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. Written by Nicholas Martin. Directed by Stephen Frears. (PG-13, 1:50) At Kahala 8

‘Ghostbusters’ ***

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones have chemistry to burn in a cheerful summer lark as the new generation of paranormal investigators out to save the world from supernatural baddies. Written by Paul Feig and Katie Dippold. Based on the 1984 film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Directed by Feig. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 1:56) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Hell or High Water’

(No star rating)

As vengeance for a foreclosure, two brothers (Chris Pine, Ben Foster) rob branches of the offending bank until they cross paths with a no-nonsense Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges). Written by Taylor Sheridan. Directed by David Mackenzie (R, 1:42) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘How to be Yours’

(Not reviewed)

Romantic comedy featuring Bea Alonzo as a cook who aspires to work in a high-end restaurant and Gerald Anderson as a sales agent. In Filipino with English subtitles. (NR, 1:55) At Pearlridge West

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ ***

In this comedy with serious undertones, written and directed by Taika Waititi (“What We Do in the Shadows”), a rebellious Maori city kid gets a second chance with a family in the New Zealand countryside, but circumstances send him and his foster father on the run. With Sam Neill, Julian Dennison and Rachel House. Based on a book by Barry Crump. (PG-13, 1:41) At Kahala 8

‘Jason Bourne’ **1/2

Matt Damon steps back into the role of the rogue CIA agent for this fifth installment. With Julia Stiles and Alicia Vikander. Written by Paul Greengrass and Christopher Rouse. Inspired by the “Bourne” series created by Robert Ludlum. Directed by Greengrass. (PG-13, 2:03)

‘The Jungle Book’ ***

Director Jon Favreau guides this live-action and CGI version of Rudyard Kipling’s tale, which follows the adventures of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves. With Neel Sethi and the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba. Written by Justin Marks. (PG, 1:46) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ ****

Animated Japanese fantasy about a boy, his magical instrument and the enchanted creatures who aid him as he attempts to heal a long-ago rift and reunite his family. Voices of Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron. Written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. Directed by Travis Knight. (PG, 1:41)

‘Operation Chromite’

(Not reviewed)

Liam Neeson plays Gen. Douglas MacArthur in this story about the Battle of Incheon, which was the turning point of the Korean War. With Jung-jae Lee and Bum-soo Lee. Directed by John Lee. (NR, 1:55) At Pearlridge West

‘Our Little Sister’

(No star rating)

When their long-absent father dies, three adult Japanese sisters take in their 13-year-old half sister. With Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho and Suzu Hirose. Written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. In Japanese with English subtitles. (PG, 2:06) At Kahala 8

‘Pete’s Dragon’ ***

A skeptical forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) in the Pacific Northwest meets a young boy (Oakes Fegley) who claims to be friends with a large-winged reptile in this reimagining of the 1977 film. With Wes Bentley. Written by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. Based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein. Directed by Lowery. (PG, 1:43)

‘Sausage Party’ **1/2

A supermarket meat byproduct leads other foodstuffs on an existential quest in this R-rated animated comedy. Voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig and Jonah Hill. Written by Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir; story by Rogen, Goldberg and Hill. Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiern. (R, 1:29)

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ ***

An animated comedy about what our dogs and cats do while we’re at work or school. Voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart. Written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Directed by Chris Renaud; co-director Yarrow Cheney. (PG, 1:30)

‘Star Trek Beyond’ ***

The crew of the Enterprise travels to deepest space and is challenged by an inscrutable new foe. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba. Written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Directed by Justin Lin. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 2:02)

‘Suicide Squad’ *1/2

The best of the worst in villainy are recruited by the government to take on an unstoppable enemy. With Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. Written and directed by David Ayer. Based on characters from DC Comics. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 2:10)

‘War Dogs’ *1/2

Two 20-something Miami friends (Jonah Hill, Miles Teller) exploit a loophole and land a $300 million defense contract to arm the Afghan military. With Ana de Armas and Bradley Cooper. Written by Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips and Jason Smilovic. Based on a Rolling Stone magazine article by Guy Lawson. Directed by Phillips. (R, 1:54)


College football (NR, 3:00)

4 p.m. Friday, $12

University of Hawaii vs Cal. At Koko Marina 8 and Koolau 10.

‘Welcome to Monster High’ (PG, 1:30)

10 a.m. Saturday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13

See how Draculaura, Frankie Stein and Clawdeen Wolf became best friends and started the high school for ghouls.

Turner Classic Movies presents ‘The King and I’ (PG, 2:25)

2 and 7 p.m. Sunday ($13) and Wednesday ($10) at Dole Cannery Stadium 18

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic 1956 love story stars Deborah Kerr as the governess and Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam.

Kevin Smith’s ‘Yoga Hosers Premiere Party’ (R, 2:00)

7 p.m. Tuesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $16

Smith’s latest horror comedy stars Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Melody Depp as Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, two 15-year-olds who discover a Nazi group building an army of monsters. The pair team up with a legendary man-hunter (Johnny Depp) to stop the uprising. Behind-the-scenes footage, actor interviews, “off-camera” moments and more follow the screening. With Justin Long and Haley Joel Osment.

‘The Insanity of God’ (PG-13, 1:50)

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

LifeWay Films’ true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken and their journey in Africa. Based on the book of the same name.

Shakespeare’s Globe: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ (NR, 2:45)

7 p.m. Tuesday at Kahala 8, $20

Jonathan Munby directs with Jonathan Pryce, Stefan Adegbola, Michael Bertenshaw, Philip Cox and Phoebe Pryce starring in the Bard’s tale of greed and love.

Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ (R, 2:10)

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

Zombie’s horror story has fire carnival workers being kidnapped and forced to play a game against a gang of sadistic clowns.


Hawaii International Short Film Festival</p>

5:30 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., $10.50, two-for-one ticket special for Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts members, 521-2903,

The third annual Hawaii Shorts Fest will showcase 31 films from 26 countries including the U.S., Argentina, China, Denmark, France, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Peru, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For a complete film schedule, visit


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

The 27th annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

Runs through Sunday. Screenings: $12 online presale, $15 at the door. Tickets, info:

‘First Girl I Loved’

5:30 p.m. today

When 17-year-old Anne falls in love with the most popular girl in school, she tells her best friend, Clifton, who has harbored a secret crush on her and does everything he can to interfere. (2016, 1:31)

‘Paris 05:59: THEO + HUGO’ (‘Theo et Hugo dans le meme bateau’)

9:30 p.m. today

After meeting at a sex club and having a steamy first encounter, Theo and Hugo are concerned about the desultory path ahead of them and wander the streets of Paris to learn more about one another and build upon their relationship. For ages 18 or older due to explicit sexual content. In French with English subtitles. (2016, France, 1:37)

‘From Afar’ (‘Desde alla’)

2 p.m. Saturday

Armando is a wealthy middle-age man who likes to watch from afar as he lures young men to his home with money, while also following an elderly businessman with whom it appears he shared a traumatic relationship. He becomes fascinated by a tough teenager named Elder, a violent, handsome street thug who commits the ultimate act of affection on Armando’s behalf as his haunted past resurfaces. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2015, Mexico/Venezuela, 1:33)

Comedy Shorts Showcase

4 p.m. Saturday

Film titles include:

>> ‘The Baby Luau’: An ambitious young attorney goes head to head with her estranged family. (2016, Hawaii, 0:16)

>> ‘Bed Buddies’: A pair of gay friends wake up after sleeping together and try to sort out the boundaries between friendship and love. (2016, 0:15)

>> ‘Pamanhikan’: Quirky take on interracial relationships, dysfunctional families and traditional views on marriage. (2015, 0:29)

>> ‘Sauna the Dead’: Similar to the story of “A Christmas Carol,” this fable is set in a gay sauna with zombies. (2016, U.K., 0:21)

>> ‘Spunkle’: The scenario calls for a man to become his sister’s wife’s sperm donor. (2016, 0:13)

>> ‘Wedlocked’: This comedy tackles the “ridiculous“ laws that governed gay divorce prior to the SCOTUS ruling in June 2015. (2015, 0:12)

‘Being 17’ (‘Quand on a 17 ans’)

6:30 p.m. Saturday

Damien, a gay teenager, is harassed by a boy at school whose adoptive mother becomes sick. When Damien’s mother invites this boy to live with them, the boys’ violence and repulsion toward one another begin to take on a darker shade. In French with English subtitles. (2016, France, 1:56)

Universal Shorts Showcase

2 p.m. Sunday

Features a showing of award-winning short films including:

>> ‘Boxeadora’: A woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing en route to following her Olympic dream and becoming Cuba’s first female boxer. (2015, 0:16)

>> ‘Hole’: A disabled man yearns for intimacy in a world that ignores him. (2014, Canada, 0:15)

>> ‘San Cristobal’: An unlikely romance blooms on a remote island in southern Chile. (2015, Chile, 0:29)

>> ‘Take Your Partners’: Ollie is an 8-year-old boy who faces the reality she will never become the conventional girl everyone expects. (2016, U.K., 0:12)

>> ‘True Colours’: A lonely teen boy expresses his secret desires and feelings for the person he loves using a coded language that utilizes paint color-sample cards. (2015, Australia, 0:10)

>> ‘Vessels’: In order to achieve a more feminine body, a young transgender woman contemplates a dangerous operation. (2015, 0:16)

>> ‘Xavier’: A father takes notice of his 11-year-old son’s interests in drums and a certain type of boy. (2016, Brazil, 0:13)

‘Where Are You Going, Habibi?’ (‘Wo willst du hin, Habibi?’)

4:30 p.m. Sunday

A young Turkish boy leads a double life: Ibrahim is a young German boy living with his traditional family, while “Ibo” is a confident gay man in search of love and a job. In German with English subtitles. (2015, Germany, 1:19)

‘Closet Monster’

6 p.m. Sunday

An unstable young man faces adulthood by living with dysfunctional parents, questioning his sexuality and being haunted by traumatic images of a tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a child. His surreal demons are tackled by a talking hamster, imagination and the prospect of true love as he sets out to discover his true self. (2015, Canada, 1:30)


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

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’

11 a.m. and 1, 5:15 and 9:30 p.m. today; 2:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday

True story about college dropout-turned-clerk Srinavasan Ramanujan, an intellectual “superhero” who wrote mathematical theorems by intuition and sent his discoveries to a Cambridge professor. (2015, U.K., 1:48)

‘The Mamiya Brothers’

3 and 7:15 p.m. today; 11:45 a.m. and 4:15 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday

Comedy-drama about the bro-mantic adventures of geeky brothers Akinobu, the skinny one, and Tatsunobu, the chubby one. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2006, Japan, 1:59)

‘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)

‘The Man Who Stole the Sun’ (‘Taiyo wo nusunda otoko’)

Noon and 4:30 p.m. Sunday; 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Monday

A satire in which a high school teacher builds an atomic bomb and uses it to demand that the government allow the Rolling Stones to give a concert. Meanwhile, a heroic cop is tasked with stopping him. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1979, Japan, 2:27)

>> ‘A Light Beneath Their Feet’

11 a.m. and 3:15, 5 and 9:15 p.m. Monday

A high school senior is set to attend a college close to home in order to continue caring for her bipolar mother, but she longs to enroll at UCLA, a far cry from home. Rated R. (2015, 1:30)

>> ‘The Face of Jizo’ (‘Chichi to kuraseba’)

11:30 a.m. and 3:15 and 7 p.m. Thursday

Adaptation of Hisashi Inoue’s play about a beautiful young librarian who is visited by her father’s ghost after he learns she is in love and encourages her to embrace life and forgo her feelings of guilt after surviving the bombing of Hiroshima. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2004, Japan, 1:39)

>> ‘Me Before You’

1:15, 5 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday

A woman loses her job at a tea shop and becomes caretaker to a wealthy young man, a former London hotshot who was paralyzed from the neck down in a motorcycle accident. Winner of the Truly Moving Picture Award at the Heartland Film Festival. Rated PG-13. (2016, U.K./U.S., 1:50)

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