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.”

Universal Pictures


“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 PLACE BEYOND THE PINES" (R) (2:20) Stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks to provide for his lover and their infant, which puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop.

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

"THE SAPPHIRES" (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy. Directed by Wayne Blair. Four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their group entertains U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

"SCARY MOVIE 5" (PG-13) (1:25) Stars Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Shortly after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital, a couple uses home-surveillance cameras and a team of experts to help them discover they're being stalked by a nefarious demon.

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

"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: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"TRANCE" (R) (1:41) Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Directed by Danny Boyle. An art auctioneer, who gets mixed up with a group of criminals, partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday

Find full movie listings and showtimes at: mainetoday.com/movies

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