March 14, 2013

At the Movies


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Halle Berry portrays a veteran 911 operator who must confront a killer from her past in “The Call.”


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Ewan MacGregor, center, Eleanor Tomlinson and Nicholas Hoult in a scene from “Jack the Giant Slayer,” in which war between humans and a race of giants is reignited.

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BOTH OF THESE FILMS are presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations' celebration of Stravinsky and "The Rite of Spring."

"COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY." In Paris in 1913, the revolutionary dissonances of Stravinsky's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste. Seven years after the premiere of "The Rite of Spring," Chanel and Stravinsky meet again, and an intense love affair between two creative giants begins. Rated R

Showing at: Portland Musuem of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday

"PINA." This feature-length dance film in 3D focuses on the ensemble of the Tanztheater Quppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. Rated PG

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

"THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE" (PG13) (1:40) Stars Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde. Directed by Don Scardino. When a street magician's stunt starts to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton stage their own daring stunt.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:15, 7:15, 9:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:40, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:40 Mon-Wed 2, 4:30, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10

"THE CALL" (R) (1:35) Stars Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. Directed by Brad Anderson. A veteran 911 operator receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted and soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past to save the girl's life.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50; Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:30, 7:40, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2, 4:20, 7:15, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Mon 12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 Tue 12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 Wed 12:35, 7:35

"THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: FRANCESCA DA RIMINI" (NR) (4:00) Stars Eva-Maria Westbroek and Marcello Giordani. Directed by Marco Armiliato. Zandonai's opera, inspired by an episode from Dante's Inferno, returns to the Met. It was last seen in 1986.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Sat 12; Brunswick 10 Sat 12


"21 AND OVER" (R) (1:33) Stars Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz and Sarah Wright. Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Fri-Tues 4:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:30, 9:45 Fri-Wed 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:20, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:40

"AMOUR" (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. Directed by Michael Haneke. Georges and Anne, retired music teachers, are in their eighties. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1, 6:20

"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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 3:40, 9 Fri-Wed 4, 9:25; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10, 7:45 Fri-Wed 12:10, 4:45, 8

"DARK SKIES" (PG-13) Stars Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Scott Stewart. As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 9:45

"DEAD MAN DOWN" (R) (1:40) Stars Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper and Terrence Howard. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss' victims, a woman seeking retribution.

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