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Movies: ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil,’ ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween,’ ‘Deepwater Horizon’

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  • Columbia Pictures

    Denzel Washington stars in “The Magnificent Seven.”

  • Summit Entertainment

    Mark Wahlberg plays a technician on a doomed oil rig in “Deepwater Horizon.”

  • Lionsgate

    Ghouls and ghosts better watch out. Madea is back in the Halloween comedy, “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween.”


    Lulu Wilson as Doris in “Ouija: Origin of Evil.”


“I’m Not Ashamed”

Not reviewed

Faith-based drama inspired by the life of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Columbine, Colo. (PG-13, 1:52)

“The Third Party”

Not reviewed

Romantic drama starring Angel Locsin as Andi, a woman who wants to patch things up with ex-boyfriend Max (Sam Milby), but he’s in a relationship with Christian (Zanjoe Marudo). Then Andi discovers she’s pregnant, and the men offer to adopt her baby. Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana. In Filipino with English subtitles. (Not rated, 2:00) At Pearlridge West

“Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween”

Not reviewed

The multi-hyphenate filmmaker wrote, directed and stars as his most famous character, who spends the holiday supervising ghosts, goblins and most frightening of all, teenagers. With Bella Thorne, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely. (PG-13, 1:43)


‘American Honey’ ***

This wild, unruly and astonishingly beautiful fourth feature from “Fish Tank” director Andrea Arnold earns its 162-minute running time as it follows a teenager (startling newcomer Sasha Lane) who embraces the thrill and adventure of the open road. With Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough. Written and directed by Andrea Arnold. (R, 2:42) At Kahala 8

‘The Accountant’ **1/2

Ben Affleck is a high-functioning math savant who finds solace in ritual, patterns and finishing his tasks. He leads an unassuming life in Illinois as a strip mall accountant, but his unique gifts allow him a lucrative side-hustle as a forensic accountant for “some of the scariest people on the planet,” putting the Treasury Department hot on his trail. Directed by Gavin O’Connor. (R, 2:08)

‘Asura: The City of Madness’

Not reviewed

South Korean crime thriller about a shady cop who is caught between Internal Affairs and a corrupt mayor. Directed by Kim Sung-su. In Korean with English subtitles. (NR, 2:16) At Pearlridge West

‘The Birth of a Nation’ **1/2

Nate Parker stars and directs this dramatization based on the life of Nat Turner, a slave and preacher who led a bloody pre-Civil War uprising with the hope of freeing his people. It’s a promising debut from Parker, but it also feels very much like a first film, unable to reach lofty artistry in juxtaposing unimaginable human injustices with both lyrical spirituality and shocking violence. (R, 2:00)

‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ ***

Renee Zellweger returns as Britain’s most famous singleton, now a fit, happy, high-profile TV news producer who within a few weeks has romantic encounters with two men, former lover Mark (Colin Firth) and relationship guru Jack (Patrick Dempsey), resulting in pregnancy. The men try to out-partner one another at every turn, but for all the comedic ridiculousness of the paternity crisis, the film is a celebration of women. Directed by Sharon Maguire. (R, 2:02) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Deepwater Horizon’ ***

An effects-driven disaster movie starring Mark Wahlberg as Mike Williams, the real-life technician who saved several lives when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010. John Malkovich is the bottom line- obsessed BP executive who orders workers to ignore tests of the rig, since they’re weeks behind schedule. The film is not a nuanced documentary about the worst ecological disaster in U.S. history, but it portrays its heroes as relatable, and the effects are spectacular. Directed by Peter Berg. Imax 2-D. (PG-13, 1:47)

‘The Girl on the Train’ ***

A recently divorced young woman (Emily Blunt) fantasizes about a perfect couple she sees during her daily commute. But after a drunken binge, she gets embroiled in a mystery involving the disappearance of the woman, Megan. The story is told from multiple points of view, with excellent performances by Blunt, Haley Bennett as Megan and Allison Janney as the salty detective investigating the case. Directed by Tate Taylor. (R, 1:52)

‘Kevin Hart — What Now?’ **1/2

In this concert movie filmed before 50,000 people at a Philadelphia stadium, Hart shows maturity in his material, joking about his family, fiancee and his life as a movie star. The humor, as it always has, revolves around Hart’s slightly bratty self-preservation instincts. Directed by Leslie Small, the film never feels static, with multiple cameras capturing the crowd and Hart’s every expression, moving along at such a clip you almost wish it would slow down for a moment. (R, 1:36)

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ ****

In this 3-D wonderment steeped in ancient Japanese folklore, magic is both an eye-popping phenomenon and an everyday reality in this animated fantasy about a boy (voiced by Art Parkinson), his magical stringed instrument and the enchanted monkey (voiced by Charlize Theron) and beetle (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) who help him to heal a long-ago rift and reunite his family. Directed by Travis Knight. (PG, 1:41) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘The Magnificent Seven’ **1/2

Townsfolk hire a septet of outlaws to defend them against a malevolent industrialist in this revision of the 1960 classic Western, based on Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” With Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Imax 2-D. (PG-13, 2:12)

‘Max Steel’

Not reviewed

In this action movie based on the Mattel action figures, a teenage misfit (Ben Winchell) and an extraterrestrial discover that together they form the world’s most powerful superhero. With Maria Bello and the voice of Josh Brener. Written by Christopher L. Yost. Directed by Stewart Hendler. (PG-13, 1:32)

‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life’

Not reviewed

An imaginative, discipline-averse adolescent sets out to break every rule in the book at his new school. With Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Thomas Barbusca and Isabela Moner. Written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden, based on the novel by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Directed by Steve Carr. (PG, 1:32)

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ **

A young boy (Asa Butterfield) discovers a fantastical place where the residents possess special powers and danger lurks deep. With Eva Green, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney and Rupert Everett. Based on the novel written by Ransom Riggs. Directed by Tim Burton. (PG-13, 2:07)

‘Queen of Katwe’ ***

Chess transforms the world of a young Ugandan girl (Madina Nalwanga) from the slums when a missionary (David Oyelowo) teaches her the game and encourages her to follow her dreams. With Lupita Nyong’o. Written by William Wheeler. Directed by Mira Nair. (PG, 2:04) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18, Kahala 8 and Pearlridge West

‘Storks’ **1/2

Animated adventure in which the long-legged birds deliver packages for an internet giant until one of them inadvertently activates a dormant Baby Making Machine. With the voices of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer and Katie Crown. Written by Nicholas Stoller. Directed by Stoller and Doug Sweetland. (PG, 1:29)

‘Sully’ ***1/2

Tom Hanks stars as Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a jet on the Hudson River in 2009 but faced an investigation that questioned his judgment and threatened his career. Based on Sullenberger’s book “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters.” Directed by Clint Eastwood. (PG-13, 1:36) At Kahala 8


‘Shin Godzilla: Godzilla Resurgence’

12:50 p.m. Saturday, Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $9-$10

The latest installment from Japan on the giant radioactive lizard. (NR, 2:00)

‘The Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni.’

12:55 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $18.85-$25.13

Mozart’s romantic comedy, filmed live. (NR, 3:22)

‘Kirk Cameron’s REVIVE US’

7 p.m. Monday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13-$16

Faith-based film featuring talks with Ben Carson, pastors Francis Chan and James MacDonald, and best-selling authors Eric Metaxas and Jennifer Rothschild. With a performance by the Vertical Church Band. (PG, 2:00)

‘The Shining’

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13

Jack Nicholson stars as the caretaker of a luxury hotel that’s closed for the winter season in this 1980 horror thriller based on the Stephen King novel. (R, 2:40)

‘Royal Shakespeare Company: Cymbeline’

2 p.m. Wednesday, Kahala 8, $20

Shakespeare’s drama about an ancient king of Britain and the internecine battles of the royal court, filmed live. (NR: 3:20)

‘Oasis: Supersonic’

7 p.m. Wednesday, Kahala 8, $12

Documentary chronicling the British rock band popular in the 1990s. (R, 2:12)

‘Kizumonogatari Part 2’

11 a.m. Saturday and Monday, Ward Stadium

Anime prequel to the “Monogatari” series about a young loner who encounters frightening supernatural phenomenon. In Japanese with English subtitles. (NR, 1:09)



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

‘Our Little Sister’

1 p.m. today

Three sisters learn of their estranged father’s death and go to his funeral, where they are stunned to learn of a teenage half sister. They invite her to live with them, leaving her unsympathetic stepmother behind. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2015, Japan, 2:08)

‘Millennium Actress’

1 p.m. Sunday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Pseudo-documentary about Chiyoko Fujiwara, an actress who suddenly quit the business at the height of her career. Directed by Satoshi Kon. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2001, Japan, 1:27)

‘Tokyo Godfathers’

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

Inspired by the 1948 John Wayne Western “The Three Godfathers,” director Satoshi Kon’s film is set in modern Tokyo where the lives of three homeless people are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2003, Japan, 1:37)


7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Set in the near future, a revolutionary psychotherapy treatment utilizes a “dream detective” device that allows entrance into people’s dreams to explore their unconscious thoughts. While the government has not yet authorized its use, a prototype is stolen and a scientist with the code name Paprika must enter the dream world to find the culprit. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2005, Japan, 1:30)


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

‘Princess Aurora’ (‘Orora gongju’)

11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. today

A serial killer who leaves behind a Princess Aurora sticker on each of her victims eludes detectives on her trail, one of whom is young Jung hot on the case, while his older partner appears to know more than he’s willing to share. For ages 15 and older. In Korean with English subtitles. (2005, South Korea, 1:46)

‘Confessions’ (‘Kokuhaku’)

1, 5 and 9 p.m. today

A middle school teacher whose daughter was killed by two of her students plots revenge with plans of a devastating punishment after she learns society will not hold the boys accountable for the crime. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2010, Japan, 1:46)

’Our Kind of Traitor’

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

A London professor and his wife vacationing in Marrakesh befriend a troubled Russian man who asks for help, only to get tangled in a mess with the MI6 and Russian mafia. With Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard. Rated R. (2016, U.K./France, 1:48)

‘Sweet Rain’ (‘Shinigami no Seido’)

1 and 7 p.m. Saturday

Mr. Chiba is an “Angel of Death” who spends seven days with his potential victim to decide whether he or she deserves to die. Next up: a woman working in a complaints department and a Yakuza. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2008, Japan, 1:53)

‘Cafe Society’

Noon, 1:45, 3:30, 5:15, 7 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday

In the 1930s, Bronx native Bobby visits his uncle, a powerful Hollywood agent, in search of a job and falls in love with his uncle’s secretary. When he returns to New York, he uses his new Hollywood connection to represent his brother’s Manhattan nightclub. With Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Blake Lively. Written and directed by Woody Allen. Rated PG-13. (2016, 1:36)

‘Woman on the Run’

11 a.m., 2:15 and 7:15 p.m. Monday

The wife of an artist, who is the sole witness to a gangland murder, protects her man at all costs when both the police and press are pushing her to reveal his whereabouts while the killer remains on the loose. For ages 12 and older. (1950, 1:19)

‘Blood Father’

12:30, 3:45, 5:30 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

When his estranged teen daughter gets into trouble with the Mexican cartel, a recovering alcoholic/ex-convict emerges from his quiet life and releases years of pent-up rage to defend her. With Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna and William H. Macy. Rated R. (2016, France, 1:28)

‘The Snow White Murder Case’ (‘Shirayuki hime satsujin jiken’)

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

After a beautiful young woman who worked at a cosmetics company is found murdered in a forest, an ambitious TV newsman hot on the killer’s trail posts careless comments online that only trigger a social-media uproar. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2014, Japan, 2:06)

‘Memories of Tomorrow’ (‘Ashita no Kioku’)

2 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday

An ad executive who constantly forgets clients’ names, meetings and traffic routes is diagnosed with early-onset dementia. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2006, Japan, 2:02)

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