January 17, 2013

At the Movies

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook."

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MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

"8 1/2," directed by Federico Fellini. Fresh off of the international success of "La Dolce Vita," master director Fellini moved into the realm of self-reflexive autobiography with what is widely believed to be his finest and most personal work. Marcello Mastroianni delivers a brilliant performance as Fellini's alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken. He finds himself harangued by producers, his wife and his mistress while he struggles to find the inspiration to finish his film. NR, 2:18

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

"BROKEN CITY" (R) (1:49) Stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Allen Hughes. In a city full of injustices, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed, and then framed, by its mayor.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:25, 3, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 7:20, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 10

"THE LAST STAND" (R) (1:47) Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker and Rodrigo Santoro. Directed by Jee-woon Kim. The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Mon 11:40, 2:10, 4:40,

7:10, 9:40 Tues-Wed 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:15, 3, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 7:10, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Thurs 10

"MAMA" (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier. Directed by Andres Muschietti. Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for five years. But questions arise about whether they were as alone as once believed.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Thurs 10

"RUST AND BONE" (R) (2:00) Stars Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure. Directed by Jacques Audiard. Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family with his young son. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after she suffers a horrible accident.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Mon 12, 3, 6:50, 9:30 Tues-Wed 3, 6:50, 9:30

"MET OPERA LIVE: MARIA STUARDA" (NR) (3:20) Stars Joyce DiDonato and Elza van den Heever. Directed by David McVicar and Maurizio Benini. This second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs as Mary, Queen of Scots; Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Sat 12:55

"MET OPERA LIVE: LES TROYENS ENCORE" (NR) (5:45) Stars Deborah Voigt and Susan Graham. Directed by Fabio Luisi and Francesca Zambello. Berlioz's vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003, features characters from the Trojan War and accompanied by a large-scale musical force.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Wed 6:30

NOW SHOWING

"ARGO" (R) (2:00) Stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Directed by Ben Affleck. As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA specialist develops a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 7 Fri-Wed 4:30, 7:15, 9:50

"CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY" (PG) (1:31) Stars Erica Kathleen Linz and Igor Zaripov. Directed by Andrew Adamson. Two young people journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:30, 4:45, 7 (3D)

"DJANGO UNCHAINED" (R) (2:45) Stars Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:45, 4:15, 7:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:20, 7:30 Fri-Mon 11:30, 3:20, 7:30 Tues-Wed 3:20, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 1, 4:30, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:40, 9:15 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:40, 9:10; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1, 4:35, 8:05

"GANGSTER SQUAD" (R) (1:43) Stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1, 4:30, 7:20 Fri-Sun 1, 4:30, 7:20, 10 Mon-Wed 1, 4:30, 7:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Sat 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Sun-Mon 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Tues-Wed 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3, 6:50, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 3:30, 7, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:30, 7, 9:50; Brunswick Thurs 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:40

"THE GUILT TRIP" (PG-13) (1:35) Stars Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Kathy Najimy and Colin Hanks. Directed by Anne Fletcher. As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:30, 7; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 9:50

"A HAUNTED HOUSE" (R) (1:26) Stars Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte and David Koechner. Directed by Michael Tiddes. Malcolm and Keisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm turns to a priest, a psychic and a team of ghost-busters for help.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7, 9:10 Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 2:20, 4:30, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:50, 9:30; Brunswick Thurs 12:50, 4:45, 7:35, 10:10

"THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" (PG-13) (2:56) Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis. Directed by Peter Jackson. A curious hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:15, 5 (3D) Fri-Sun 1:15, 5 (3D), 8:30 Mon-Wed 1:15, 5 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Mon 11:30, 3 (3D), 7:30 Tues-Wed 3 (3D), 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:30, 4:15, 8 Fri-Wed 12 (IMAX), 3:10, 3:45 (IMAX), 7, 7:30 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:50 (3D), 7:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 12, 3:40 (3D), 7:30 (3D); Brunswick 10 Thurs 1, 3:40 (3D), 6:45

"HYDE PARK ON HUDSON" (R) (1:34) Stars Bill Murray, Laura Linney and Olivia Williams. Directed by Roger Michell. The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered on the weekend in 1939 when the king and queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:30 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30

"THE IMPOSSIBLE" (PG-13) (1:44) Stars Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Based on a true story account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of the natural disaster a tsunami caused in Southeast Asia.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:30

"JACK REACHER" (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins and David Oyelowo. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 2:45, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:30, 9:45; Brunswick 10 Thurs 4:15

"LES MISERABLES" (PG-13) (2:37) Stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Tom Hooper. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:30, 4, 7:15; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs-Wed 12:45, 3:50, 7:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:10, 7:30 Fri-Mon 11:40, 3:10, 7:30 Tues-Wed 3:10, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 4, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:50, 7:20; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:10, 4:40, 8:10

"LIFE OF PI" (PG) (2:03) Stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu. Directed by Ang Lee. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20

"LINCOLN" (PG-13) (2:29) Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by Steven Spielberg. As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12, 5:15, 8:15; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs-Wed 12:30, 4, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:45, 4:10, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:35; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:15, 4:20, 7:40

"NOT FADE AWAY" (R) (1:42) Stars John Magaro, Jack Huston and Will Brill. Directed by David Chase. Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 9:40

"PARENTAL GUIDANCE" (PG) (1:44) Stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott. Directed by Andy Fickman. Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:10, 4:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:15, 2:45 Fri-Wed 12:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:45

"PROMISED LAND" (R) (1:46) Stars Matt Damon, Frances McDormand and John Krasinski. Directed by Gus Van Sant. A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:20, 3, 6:50, 9:40; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:30, 4:15, 7; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 3:15, 7, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Fri-Wed 9:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:35, 7:10

"RISE OF THE GUARDIANS" (PG) (1:37) Stars Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher and Chris Pine. Directed by Peter Ramsey. When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2:10, 4:30 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10

"SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" (R) (2:02) Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Directed by David O. Russell. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sun 12:15, 3:30, 6:50, 9:30 Mon-Wed 12:15, 3:30, 6:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Mon 11:50, 3:20, 7, 9:45 Tues 3:20, 7, 9:45 Wed 3:20; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:50, 6:50, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 7, 9:50

"SKYFALL" (PG-13) (2:23) Stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Judi Dench. Directed by Sam Mendes. Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 6:30, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 3:20, 6:50

"TEXAS CHAINSAW" (R) (1:32) Stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood and Trey Songz. Directed by John Luessenhop. A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 7; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12 (3D), 2:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2:10 (3D), 4:30 (3D), 6:50 (3D), 9:30; Brunswick 10 Thurs (all 3D) 1:25, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15

"THIS IS 40" (R) (2:13) Stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel and Melissa McCarthy. Directed by Judd Apatow. A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of "Knocked Up."

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 6:50, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:15, 3:15, 6:45, 9:35 Fri-Wed 6:40, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 6:50, 9:40; Fri-Wed 9:40 Brunswick 10 Thurs 4

"WRECK-IT RALPH" (PG) (1:38) Animated, with the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer. Directed by Rich Moore. A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:20

"ZERO DARK THIRTY" (R) (1:43) Stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt and Mark Strong. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:10; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12, 3:15, 6:30 Fri-Sun 12, 3:15, 6:30, 9:45 Mon-Wed 12, 3:15, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:30, 7:30 Fri-Mon 12, 3:30, 7:30 Tues-Wed 3:30, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 1, 4:20, 7:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 12:20, 3:30, 3:50, 7:10, 7:30 Fri-Wed 12, 12:30, 3:40, 4, 7:10, 9:10; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:55, 3:30, 6:50, 9:45

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