November 21, 2013

At the Movies

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' / 'Dallas Buyers Club' / 'The Book Thief' / 'Frozen'

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Sophie Nelisse stars as a girl who finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others amid the horrors of World War II Germany in "The Book Thief."

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“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.

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

“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 hilarious snowman, Olaf.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D); Cinemagic (Saco) (also in IMAX 3D); Cinemagic (Westbrook) (also in 3D)

“THE BOOK THIEF” (PG 13) (2:11) Stars Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nélisse. Directed by Brian Percival. Young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others amid the horrors of World War II Germany, while a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

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

“DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” (R) (1:57) Stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto.

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Based on the story of hard-living Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in the mid-1980s, and his battles with the medical field and pharmaceutical companies while searching for alternative treatments.

Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick); Nickelodeon (Portland); Cinemagic (Westbrook) 

“DELIVERY MAN” (PG-13) (1:43) Stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders and Jack Reynor. Directed by Ken Scott. An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

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

“DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR” (NR) 50th-anniversary special screening celebrating the world’s longest-running sci-fi series with highlights from all incarnations of the iconic show.

Opening Monday only at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D);

“AEROSMITH: ROCK FOR THE RISING SUN” (NR) (1:34) Stars Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Joey Kramer. Following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Aerosmith disregarded warnings to stay away and decided to help the people of Japan with their music.

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

“JEKYLL AND HYDE: THE MUSICAL” (NR) (2:29) Stars David Hasselhoff, Coleen Sexton, and Andrea Rivette. Directed by Don Roy King.

Musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson story about a doctor who conducts an experiment on himself that results in his bringing out his dark, murderous side, Mr. Hyde.

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

“THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE” (PG) (1:49) Stars Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen and Kenan Thompson. Directed by Rob Reiner. An alcoholic novelist has lost his drive and his nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle, where he meets a single mom and her daughters who help him to write again.

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

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