April 25, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'The Big Wedding' / 'Pain & Gain' / 'Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds' / 'The Metropolitan Opera: Giulio Cesare'

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Katherine Heigl and Robert De Niro in a scene from “The Big Wedding.” Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams also star in the comedy opening Friday.

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Tom Cruise in a scene from the sci-fi thriller “Oblivion.”

Universal Pictures

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

“BARBARA” – In 1980s East Germany, Barbara is a Berlin doctor banished to a country medical clinic for applying for an exit visa. Unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her co-workers as possible Stasi informants, Barbara stays aloof, especially from the good-natured clinic head. PG-13

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

"THE BIG WEDDING" (R) (1:30) Stars Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by Justin Zackham. A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"PAIN & GAIN" (R) (2:10) Stars: Rebel Wilson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Directed by Michael Bay. Three bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme that goes very wrong.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Friday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION -- THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS" (NR) (2:00) Stars Patrick Steward, George Murdock and Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Cliff Bole. The Enterprise battles the Borg who are intent on conquering Earth; a compilation of two 1990 episodes from the television series.

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

"THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: GIULIO CESARE" (NR) (4:35) Stars David Daniels with Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra. Composed by George Frideric Handel, Sung in Italian with titles in English. Julius Caesar is embroiled in a bitter struggle with Pompey the Great for control of the Roman world.

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

NOW SHOWING

"42" (PG-13) (2:08) Stars Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie. Directed by Brian Helgeland. The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"ADMISSION" (PG-13) (1:57) Stars Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff and Gloria Reuben. Directed by Paul Weitz. A Princeton admissions officer takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative-school kid who might be the son she gave up in a secret adoption.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday

"THE COMPANY YOU KEEP" (R) (2:05) Stars Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Stanley Tucci. Directed by Robert Redford. A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Friday-Wednesday

"THE CROODS" (PG) (1:38) Stars Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders. The world's very first prehistoric family travels to an uncharted and fantastical world.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"EVIL DEAD" (R) (1:31) Stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci. Directed by Fede Alvarez. Five friends head to a remote cabin where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Friday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday

"G.I. JOE: RETALIATION" (PG-13) (1:39) Stars Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Park and Bruce Willis. Directed by Jon M. Chu. The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy, Cobra, they are contending with threats from within the government.

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