January 31, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Bullet to the Head' / 'Warm Bodies' / 'Stand Up Guys' / 'Please Subcribe: A Documentary about YouTubers'


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Christopher Walken, left, and Al Pacino run afoul of a grudge-toting mob boss in “Stand Up Guys.”

CBS Films


"ANY DAY NOW" -- When a teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) takes him in and becomes the loving family he's never had. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own. Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s. Rated R.

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

"BULLET TO THE HEAD" (R) (1:31) Stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater and Sung Kang. Directed by Walter Hill. After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:15, 3:45, 7:40, 10

"WARM BODIES" (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich and Analeigh Tipton. Directed by Jonathan Levine. After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:40, 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 Mon-Wed 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:20, 6:45, 7:30, 9:20, 9:55 Mon-Wed 1:30, 4:20, 6:45, 9:20

"STAND UP GUYS" (R) Stars Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Christopher Walken and Julianna Margulies. Directed by Fisher Stevens. A pair of aging con men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment -- to kill his comrade.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:40, 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45 Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45

"PLEASE SUBSCRIBE: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT YOUTUBERS" (PG-13) (1:17) Stars Hannah Hart, Will Hyde, Joe Penna and Adam Montoya. Directed by Dan Dobi. This is a documentary that tries to explain the phenomenon of YouTube. Through a series of narrative vignettes, the film explores the different journeys taken by some of the medium's top creators to get where they are today.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Tues 7:30

"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) Wed 6:30; Brunswick 10 Wed 6:30

"JOSH GROBAN LIVE: ALL THAT ECHOES" (NR) (1:30) A one-night event features hits from Groban's 12-year career, highlighted by exclusive selections from his new album, "All That Echoes." Fans will get unparalleled access as Josh answers audience questions during a special live interactive Q&A.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Mon 7; Brunswick 10 Mon 7


"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: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 3:45, 6:45 Fri-Wed 3:45, 9; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 12, 3:10, 6:50, 9:30 Mon-Wed 3:10, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 4:25, 7:10, 9:45

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:25, 3, 7, 9:30 Fri-Wed 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:30

"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-Wed 12:45, 4:15, 7:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:20, 7:30 Fri-Sun 11:30, 3:20, 7:30 Mon-Wed 3:20, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:50, 4:30, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:40, 7:20

"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 3:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:10, 7:10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 9; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 9:50

"HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS" (R) (1:28) Stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare and Famke Janssen. Directed by Tommy Wirkola. In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1, 4:15, 7:20 Fri-Sat 1:45 (3D), 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 (3D) Sun-Wed 1:45 (3D), 4:40, 7:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs (all 3D) 2, 4:20, 7, 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:50, 2, 4:20 (3D), 7, 9:30 (3D) Mon-Wed 2, 4:20 (3D), 7, 9:30 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10 (IMAX), 2:20 (3D), 2:20 (IMAX), 2:35 (3D), 4:30 (IMAX), 4:50 (3D), 7:05 (3D), 7:20 (IMAX), 9:20 (3D), 9:30 (IMAX) Fri-Wed 12:10 (IMAX), 12:20, 2:35 (3D), 2:20 (IMAX), 2:35 (3D), 4:30 (IMAX), 4:50 (3D), 7:05 (3D), 7:20 (IMAX), 9:20, 9:30 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs (all 3D) 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12, 2:15 (3D), 4:30 (3D), 7 (3D), 9:20; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:40, 7:20, 9:45

"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 Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 2:20, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20

"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 12:10, 6:30 Fri-Wed 1:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3 (3D), 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 1, 4:30 Fri-Wed 12, 3:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 3:30 (3D), 7:30 (3D); Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 12:45, 4:15, 8

"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 around 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; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 4, 7, 9:15 Sun-Wed 4, 7; Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30

"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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 3, 9:40; Fri-Wed 3, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 6:45 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:20

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 4:40, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 4, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:40, 9:20

"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, 7:15; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs-Wed 12:45, 3:50, 7:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:10, 7:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 4, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:50, 7:30

"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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1, 4 Fri-Wed 1, 6:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 1, 7 Fri-Wed 12:05, 3, 6:30, 9:20

"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 and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12, 5:20, 8:15; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12:30, 4, 7:30 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:20, 7:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:45, 4:10, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:30, 7; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 1, 4:05 Mon-Wed 1, 4:05, 7:30

"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 5 years. But questions arise about whether they were as alone as once believed.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:25, 3:50, 7:10, 9:50

"MOVIE 43" (R) (1:30) Stars Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere and Liev Schreiber. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner and Jonathan van Tulleken. A series of interconnected short films follows three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30 Mon 2:10, 4:30 Tues 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30 Wed 2:10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25 Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 9:30

"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 Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10

"PARKER" (R) (1:58) Stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis and Nick Nolte. Directed by Taylor Hackford. A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:50, 7, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 12:55, 3:35, 7, 9:40 Mon 12:55, 3:35 Tues 12:55, 3:35, 7, 9:40 Wed 12:55, 3:55

"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 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:40

"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-Wed 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12:15, 3:30, 6:50 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4;10, 6:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:20, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:50, 3:20, 6:50, 9:30 Mon-Wed 3:20, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:15, 2:50, 6:50, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:50, 6:50, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:20, 6:50, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:35

"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 Westbrook Thurs 3:20, 6:45 Fri-Wed 7:30

"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 Westbrook Thurs-Wed 9:30

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

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