February 6

At the Movies

Opening this week: ‘The Lego Movie’ / ‘The Monuments Men’ / ‘Robocop’ / ‘Vampire Academy’


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Dimitri Leonidas, George Clooney, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Matt Damon in "The Monuments Men."

Columbia Pictures

“THE LEGO MOVIE” (PG) (1:40) Stars Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Berry and Alison Brie. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Mistakenly thought to be the MasterBuilder, an ordinary LEGO minifigure joins a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D); Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco) (also in 3D); Cinemagic (Westbrook) (also in 3D); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)

“THE MONUMENTS MEN” (PG-13) (1:58) Stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett. Directed by George Clooney. A World War II platoon must rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nickelodeon (Portland); Nordica (Freeport); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)

“ROBOCOP” (PG 13) (2:01) Stars Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman. Directed by José Padilha. When good cop Alex Murphy is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp takes the opportunity to create a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Opening at: Cinemagic (Saco) (also in IMAX); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“VAMPIRE ACADEMY” (PG-13) (1:44) Stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky and Gabriel Byrne. Directed by Mark Waters. Rose Hathaway is half human, half Moroi vampire, and living in our world. Her mission is to protect the Moroi from the Strigoi, bloodthirsty, immortal vampires.

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

“METROPOLITAN OPERA: RUSALKA” (NR) (4:00) Stars Renee Fleming, Piotr Beczala and Dolora Zajick. Dvorák’s fairy-tale opera features Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles.

Opening Saturday with Encore performance Wednesday at Brunswick 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)


“A DANCERS DREAM” (NR) (2:00) Stars Sara Mearns.

Showing Thursday only at Cinemagic (Saco)

“AU GALOP” (NR) (1:34)

Showing Thursday only at Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)

“GREAT EXPECTATIONS: LIVE FROM LONDON’S WEST END" (NR) (2:25) Stars Jack Ellis and Chris Ellison.

Showing Thursday only at Cinemagic (Westbrook)


Showing Saturday only at Nordica (Freeport); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); also Sunday at Nordica (Freeport)

“THE BEST OFFER (La migliore offerta)” (R) (2:04)

Showing Monday only at Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“RAZE” (NR) (1:27) Stars Zoe Bell and Rachel Nichols.

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

“HENDRIX 70: LIVE AT WOODSTOCK” (NR) (1:39) Stars Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox.

Showing Tuesday only at Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“JOE SATRIANI: SATCHURATED” (NR) (1:29) Stars Joe Satriani.

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

“THE TORTURED” (R) (1:19) Stars Erika Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe.

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

“WOULD YOU RATHER” (NR) Stars Brittany Snow and Jeffrey Combs.

Showing Wednesday only at Cinemagic (Westbrook)


“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.

“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 power brokers 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.

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