OPENING FRIDAY

 

”The Crazies”

(R) (1:41) Stars Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant and Danielle Panabaker. Directed by Breck Eisner. The inhabitants of a small town are suddenly plagued by insanity and death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. Bloody violence and language.

Opening Friday at: Falmouth 10, Brunswick 10

 

”To Save a Life”

(PG-13) (2:00) Stars Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg and Joshua Weigel. Directed by Brian Baugh. Jake Taylor, an all-star high school athlete, re-examines his life and priorities after one of his childhood friends commits suicide. Mature thematic elements involving teen suicide, teen drinking, some drug content, disturbing images and sexuality.

Opening Friday at: Brunswick 10

 

 

NOW SHOWING

 

”Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”

(PG) (1:28) Stars Zachary Levi, David Cross, Jason Lee and the voices of Amy Poehler, Jesse McCartney, Justin Long and Matthew Gray Gubler. Directed by Betty Thomas. The harmonizing chipmunks return. Some mild rude humor.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco, Cinemagic Westbrook

 

”Avatar”

(PG-13) (2:30) Stars Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez. Directed by James Cameron. A band of humans is pitted in a battle against a distant planet’s indigenous population. Intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking.

Showing at: Falmouth 10, Brunswick 10, Cinemagic Saco, Cinemagic Grand (South Portland), Cinemagic Westbrook

 

”The Blind Side”

(PG-13) (2:06) Stars Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron and Kathy Bates. A poor, oversized and under-educated teenager is recruited by a major college football program, where he is transformed, academically and athletically. Brief violence, drug and sexual references.

Showing at: Falmouth 10, Cinemagic Saco, Cinemagic Westbrook

 

”The Book of Eli”

(R) (1:58) Stars Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman and Jennifer Beals. Directed by Albert and Allen Hughes. A post-apocalyptic tale in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. Some brutal violence and language.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook

 

”Crazy Heart”

(R) (1:52) Stars Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell. Directed by Scott Cooper. A hard-living country-music singer makes a reach for salvation with the help of a journalist set in her attempt to find the real man behind the musician. Language and brief sexuality.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland), Cinemagic Westbrook, Eveningstar (Brunswick)

 

”Dear John”

(PG-13) (1:45) Stars Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried and Richard Jenkins. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a co-ed while he’s home on leave. Their relationship is tested in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, an event that causes him to re-enlist. Some sensuality and violence.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland), Brunswick 10, Falmouth 10

 

”Edge of Darkness”

(R) (1:53) Stars Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone and Danny Huston. Directed by Martin Campbell. As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence. Strong bloody violence and language.

Showing at: Brunswick 10, Cinemagic Saco, Cinemagic Westbrook

 

”An Education”

(PG-13) (1:35) Stars Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina and Rosamund Pike. Directed by Lone Scherfig. A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. Sexual content and language (originally rated R for some sexual material).

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland)

”From Paris With Love”

(R) (1:32) Stars John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Amber Rose Revah. Directed by Pierre Morel. In Paris, a young employee in the office of the U.S. Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city. Strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook

 

”Invictus”

(PG-13) (2:13) Stars Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman and Scott Eastwood. Directed by Clint Eastwood. A look at life for Nelson Mandela after the fall of apartheid in South Africa during his first term as president when he campaigned to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup event as an opportunity to unite his countrymen. Brief strong language.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland)

 

”It’s Complicated”

(R) (1:58) Stars Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Nancy Meyers. During their son’s college graduation, Jane reconnects with ex-husband Jake, who’s married to a younger woman. Some drug content and sexuality.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco, Cinemagic Westbrook

 

”Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”

(PG) (1:59) Stars Logan Lerman, Sean Bean and Uma Thurman. Directed by Chris Columbus. A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an ongoing battle between the gods. Based on the book by Rick Riordan. Action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language.

Showing at: Falmouth 10, Brunswick 10, Cinemagic Westbrook, Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)

 

”Precious”

(R) (1:50) Stars Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey, Paula Patton and Lenny Kravitz. Directed by Lee Daniels. In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. Child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland)

 

”The Princess and the Frog”

(G) (1:37) Stars the voices of Anika Noni Rose, Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Bruno Campos and Keith David. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. An animated fairy tale centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana, who lives in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz Age.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook

 

”Sherlock Holmes”

(PG-13) (2:08) Stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. Intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook, Falmouth 10

 

”Shutter Island”

(R) (2:18) Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Martimer, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Drama set in 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island. Disturbing violent content, language and some nudity.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Brunswick 10, Falmouth 10, Cinemagic Grand (South Portland), Cinemagic Westbrook

”A Single Man”

(R) (1:39) Stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode. Directed by Tom Ford. A story that centers on an English professor who, after the sudden death of his partner, tries to go about his daily life in Los Angeles. Some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland)

 

”Tooth Fairy”

(PG) (1:41) Stars Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews. Directed by Michael Lembeck. A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life Tooth Fairy. Mild language, some rude humor and sports action.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco, Cinemagic Westbrook, Brunswick 10, Falmouth 10

 

”The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

(PG-13) (2:10) Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Directed by Chris Weitz. Part 2 of the vampire franchise. Some violence and action.

Showing at: Falmouth 10

”Up in the Air”

(R) (1:49) Stars George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick and Jason Bateman. Directed by Jason Reitman. Ryan Bingham leads an empty life out of a suitcase, traveling the country firing people, until his company does the unexpected: ground him. Language and some sexual content.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook, Nickelodeon (Portland)

 

”Valentine’s Day”

(PG-13) (2:05) Stars Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey. Directed by Garry Marshall. Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break up and make up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day. Some sexual material and brief partial nudity.

Showing at: Falmouth 10, Brunswick 10, Cinemagic Westbrook, Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)

 

”When in Rome”

(PG-13) (1:31) Stars Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamell and Anjelica Huston. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors. Some suggestive content.

Showing at: Falmouth 10

 

”The Wolfman”

(R) (2:05) Stars Simon Merrells, Gemma Whelan, Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro. Directed by Joe Johnston. Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf. Bloody horror violence and gore.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland), Brunswick 10, Cinemagic Westbrook, Cinemagic Grand (South Portland),

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