January 23

At the Movies

Opening this week: ‘I, Frankenstein’


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Mark Wahlberg, left, Ali Suliman and Rohan Chand in “Lone Survivor.”

Universal Pictures

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Joaquin Phoenix in “Her.”

Warner Bros.

“I, FRANKENSTEIN” (PG 13) (1:33) Stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto and Virginie Le Brun. Directed by Stuart Beattie. Dr. Frankenstein’s creation is caught in a centuries-old war between two immortal clans.

Opening at: Cinemagic (Saco) (also in 3D); Cinemagic (Westbrook) (also in 3D);


“GIUSEPPE VERDI’S “AIDA” FROM ARENA DI VERONA” (NR) (2:35) Aida is sad since the victory of Radamès, whom she loves, must mean the defeat of her father, the king of Ethiopia, who has taken up arms to free her from slavery in Egypt. It gets a lot more complicated since Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh is also in love with Radamès and has the power to manipulate the outcome.

Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“STEPHEN SONDHEIMS’S COMPANY” (NR) (2:30) Stars Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone. Relationships are examined as five married couples help their friend, a perpetual bachelor, celebrate his 35th birthday but all have various opinions about his lifestyle.

Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco)

“DARK TOUCH” (NR) (1:30) Stars Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett and Padraic Delaney. Directed by Marina de Van. Eleven-year-old Niamh is the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother in a remote town in Ireland.

Showing Wednesday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“GRABBERS” (NR) (1:34) Stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley and Russell Tovey. Directed by Jon Wright. Residents of an island off the Irish coast discover that the only way to survive an invasion by bloodsucking aliens is to get drunk.

Showing Wednesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco)

“ROCK SHOW: WINGS OVER AMERICA” (NR) (2:21) Stars Paul McCartney and the band Wings. Compilation of songs and scenes from the United States portion of 1975-76 world tour.

Showing Tuesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco)

“THE ROLLING STONES: SOME GIRLS LIVE IN TEXAS” (NR) (1:30) Stars Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. From the 1978 recording sessions of the band’s hit album.

Showing Tuesday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“WHITE REINDEER” (NR) (1:22) Stars Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough and Lydia Hyslop. Directed by Zach Clark. Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmas season in suburban Virginia.

Showing Monday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“WRONG COPS” (NR) (1:23 or 0:45) Stars Mark Burnham, Eric Judor and Steve Little. Directed by Quentin Dupieux. A group of bad cops try to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot.

Showing Monday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco)


“12 YEARS A SLAVE” (R) (2:14) Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen. In upstate New York before the Civil War, Solomon Northup, a free black man, is abducted, sold into slavery and struggles to stay alive. Based on a true story.

“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” (R) (2:01) Stars Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts. Directed by John Wells. A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family who have returned to their Oklahoma home to deal with a family crisis and the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

“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.

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