April 21, 2011

At the Movies


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Linda (voiced by Leslie Mann) and Blu the macaw (Jesse Eisenberg) in "Rio."

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Tyler Perry as Joe in "Madea's Big Happy Family."

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"WATER FOR ELEPHANTS" (2:02) (PG-13) Stars Robert Pattison, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Set during the Great Depression, veterinary student Jacob Jankowski abandons his studies after his parents are killed in a car accident. Taking up with a third-rate traveling circus, his bond with a difficult animal begins to turn the show around, though his feelings for the star performer prove dangerous since she's the wife of the sadistic ringmaster.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:35; Falmouth 10 Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:20, 7:20, 10 Sun 1:45, 4:20, 7:20 Mon-Wed 4:20, 7:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 7, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:30, 6:45, 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:50, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4, 7, 9:40 

"MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY" (1:46) (PG-13) Stars Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine and Bow Wow. Directed by Tyler Perry. Madea jumps into action when her niece Shirley receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. Drug content, language and some mature thematic material.

Opening at: Falmouth 10 Fri-Sat 2, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 Sun 2, 4:40, 7:30 Mon-Wed 4:40, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50 a.m., 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 

"SUPER" (1:36) (R) Stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Liv Tyler. Directed by James Gunn. An everyday guy transforms himself into wannabe superhero the Crimson Bolt after his wife leaves him for Jacques, a suave drug dealer. Joined by teen sidekick Libby, he engages in war against crime and looks to take down Jacques and his empire.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40 

"AFRICAN CATS" (1:29) (G) Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the world.

Opening at: Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 7, 9


"ARTHUR" (1:50) (PG-13) Stars Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner. Directed by Jason Winer. A drunken playboy stands to lose his inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 12:30, 3:10, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:30, 3:05, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:30, 3:10, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:10; Brunswick 10 Today 1, 3:30, 7, 9:45 Fri-Wed 1, 3:30, 7:05, 9:45; Falmouth 10 Today 1:40, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Fri 4:45, 7:25, 9:45 Sat 2:20, 7:25, 9:45 Sun 4:45, 7:25 Mon 4:45, Tue-Wed 4:45, 7:25 

"BORN TO BE WILD" (0:40) (G) Stars Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick and Morgan Freeman. Directed by David Lickley. A documentary about orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who rescue and raise them.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco IMAX 3D Today-Wed 12:15, 1:25, 2:35, 3:45, 5, 7 

"THE CONSPIRATOR" (2:03) (PG-13) Stars Robin Wright, James McAvoy and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Robert Redford. Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life. Some violent content.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 1, 3:45, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 3, 6:30, 9:30 

"DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES"  (1:35) (PG) Stars Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick and Robert Capron. Directed by David Bowers. Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley works hard to keep his secret safe, though his older brother Rodrick knows all about what happened -- and is eager to spill the beans. Some mild rude humor and mischief.

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