December 1, 2011

At the Movies

'Higher Ground' and 'My Week with Marilyn' open Friday.

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Sean Mahon and Vera Farmiga in "Higher Ground."

Sony Pictures Classics


"EAMES: THE ARCHITECT AND THE PAINTER." (NR) The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames is among America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eameses also created in many other arenas, from making splints for wounded soldiers during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. Their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life -- from the development of modernism to the rise of the computer age -- have been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco.

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


"THE IDES OF MARCH" (R) (1:41) Stars Paul Giamatti, George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Directed by George Clooney. An idealistic staff member for a presidential hopeful gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Pervasive language.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 7, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 9:10 

"IMMORTALS" (R) (1:50) Stars Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and John Hurt. Directed by Tarsem Singh. Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. Sequences of strong bloody violence and some sexuality.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 (3D) Fri 1:05, 3:5, 7:15, 9:45 Sat-Sun 7:15, 9:45 Mon-Wed 1:05, 3:35, 7:15, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:20, 3, 7, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Fri-Wed 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Falmouth 10 Fri-Sat (3D) 7:25, 10 Sun-Wed (3D) 7:25; Windham 5 Star Fri-Sat 9:45 

"J. EDGAR" (R) (2:17) Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts and Judi Dench. Directed by Clint Eastwood. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Brief strong language.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 1:40, 4:45, 7:45; Brunswick 10 Fri 1:15, 4:15, 7:30 Sat 7:30 Sun-Mon 1:15, 4:15, 7:30 Tues 1:15 Wed 1:15, 4:15, 7:30; Falmouth 10 Fri-Sat 3:50, 9:40 Sun-Wed 3:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 7:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 4, 9:30; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40 

"JACK AND JILL" (PG) Stars Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave. Crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence and brief smoking.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:25, 3:45, 6:40, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12, 2:10, 4:15, 7, 9:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 Fri-Wed 12, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:45, 7:05, 9:35 Sat 1:55, 4:45, 7:05, 9:35 Sun 1:55, 4:45, 7:05 Mon-Wed 4:45, 7:05; Windham 5 Star Fri 3:55, 7, 9:30 Sat 1:05, 3:55, 7, 9:30 Sun 1:05, 3:55, 7 Mon-Tues 3:55, 7 Wed 1:05, 3:55, 7 

"LIKE CRAZY" (PG-13) (1:30) Stars: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Drake Doremus. An American college student and a British student fall in love but are separated when she's banned from the U.S. for overstaying her visa.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:45 Fri-Wed 1, 5:20, 7:30, 9:45 

"MARGIN CALL" (R) (1:47) Stars Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Spacey. Directed by J.C. Chandor. A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 2, 7:15, 9:35 Fri-Wed 2, 7:15 

"MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE" (R) (1:42) Stars Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes. Directed by Sean Durkin. With an increasing paranoia and a past of painful memories, a former member of an abusive cult struggles to join a mainstream lifestyle with her family.

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