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'

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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.”

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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

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Friday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday; Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday

"GIRL RISING" (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Cate Blanchett and Priyanka Chopra. Directed by Richard Robbins. Nine girls from different parts of the world face arranged marriages, child slavery and other injustices. Despite these obstacles, the girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday

"HOME RUN" (PG-13) (1:53) Stars Brian Brightly and Candace Lee. Directed by David Boyd. A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Thursday

"THE HOST" (PG-13) (2:05) Stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel and Diane Kruger. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Melanie risks everything to protect the people she cares most about when an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"IDENTITY THIEF" (R) (1:51) Stars Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho and Amanda Peet. Directed by Seth Gordon. Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday

"JURASSIC PARK 3D" (PG-13) (2:07) Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Re-release of the 1993 original in 3D. A theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

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

"OBLIVION" (PG-13) (2:06) Stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

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

"OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN" (R) (1:40) Stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning is trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack and works with national security to rescue the president from kidnappers.

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

"ON THE ROAD" (R) (2:04) Stars Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart. Directed by Walter Salles. Young writer Sal Paradise, free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou, travel across the country, meeting a mix of people who impact their journey. Based on the Jack Kerouac book.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday

"OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL" (PG) (2:10) Stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis. Directed by Sam Raimi. A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Saturday; Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday

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