December 26, 2013

At the Movies

'Nebraska,' 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' are opening.

OPENING THIS WEEK

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“American Hustle” stars, from left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence.

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Lee Pace in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Warner Bros. Pictures

“NEBRASKA” (R) (1:55) Stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb. Directed by Alexander Payne. An aging, booze-addled father and his estranged son travel from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) 

“THE WOLF OF WALL STREET” (R) ( 3:00) Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne and Jon Favreau. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise as a stockbroker to his fall involving crime, corruption and the government.

Opening at: Cinemagic Westbrook; Cinemagic Saco; Smitty’s Windham; Smitty’s Biddeford; Nordica (Freeport). 

“THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY” (PG) (1:55) Stars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott, Directed by Ben Stiller. A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies. When his job is threatened, he takes action in the real world, embarking on an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have imagined.

Opening at: Nordica (Freeport); Smitty’s Windham; Smitty’s Biddeford; Smitty’s Sanford; Cinemagic Westbrook; Cinemagic Saco

SPECIAL SHOWING

“JUSTIN BIEBER’S BELIEVE” (PG) (1:31) Stars Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun and Ryan Good. Directed by Jon Chu. Documentary of Bieber’s rise to fame.

Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

NOW SHOWING  

“47 RONIN” (PG 13) (1:59) Stars Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ko Shibasaki. Directed by Carl Rinsch. A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. 

“AMERICAN HUSTLE” (R) (2:18) Stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by David Russell. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, work with a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. 

“ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES” (PG 13) (1:59) Stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate. Directed by Adam McKay. Ron Burgundy returns to the news desk with his co-anchor and wife Veronica Corningstone, weatherman Brick Tamland, man on the street Brian Fantana and sports guy Champ Kind, ready to take the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm, but not so classy. 

“FROZEN” (PG) (1:42) Animated with the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff and Idina Menzel. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in a race to find Anna’s sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Along the way they encounter severe conditions and the zany snowman, Olaf. 

“GRUDGE MATCH” (PG-13) (1:54) Stars Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone and Kim Basinger. Directed by Peter Segal. A pair of aging boxing rivals come out of retirement to fight one final bout, 30 years after their last match. 

“THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” (PG-13) (2:41) Stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Ken Stott. Directed by Peter Jackson. The long-standing quest to reclaim their homeland, Erebor, has the dwarves, Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey continuing their adventure, and Bilbo is in possession of a mysterious magical ring. 

“THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE” (PG 13) (2:26) Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games starts a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

“PHILOMENA” R) (1:34) Stars Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Mare Winningham. Directed by Stephen Frears. A journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades earlier.

“SAVING MR. BANKS” (PG 13) (2:05) Stars Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley and Colin Farrell. Directed by John Lee Hancock. Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with alt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, “Mary Poppins.”

“TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS” (PG 13) (1:45) Stars Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray, Tika Sumpter and Larry the Cable Guy. Directed by Tyler Perry. Madea helps a friend undertake a surprise Christmas visit to the friend’s daughter, who lives in the country.

“WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D” (PG) (1:27) Stars Charlie Rowe, Karl Urban, Angourie Rice and John Leguizamo. Directed by Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale. An underdog dinosaur becomes a hero back when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

Complete listings at mainetoday.com/movies

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