December 1, 2011

At the Movies

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

OPENING FRIDAY

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Sean Mahon and Vera Farmiga in "Higher Ground."

Sony Pictures Classics

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

"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

 

"HIGHER GROUND" (R) (1:49) Stars Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard and Dagmara Dominczyk. Directed by Vera Farmiga. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir, "This Dark World," the film chronicles one woman's lifelong struggle with her faith.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Sun 1:20, 3:50, 6:30 Mon 1:20, 3:50 Tue-Wed 1:20, 3:50, 6:30 

"MY WEEK WITH MARILYN" (R) (2:00) Stars Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh. Directed by Simon Curtis. Adapted from the memoirs of Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, about the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of "The Prince and the Showgirl."

Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30 

NOW SHOWING

"ARTHUR CHRISTMAS" (PG) (1:27) Stars James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy. Directed by Sarah Smith. Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation at the North Pole to complete an urgent mission on Christmas night.

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

"HAPPY FEET TWO" (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Pink. Directed by George Miller. Erik, Mumble's son, is struggling to fully explore his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But a new threat to his home requires he and his family and friends need to work together to save it.

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

"HUGO" (PG) (1:30) Stars Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Christopher Lee and Chloe Grace Moretz. Directed by Martin Scorsese. A mystery involving a dead father and an automaton sends an orphan, who lives within the walls of a 1930s Paris train station, on an extraordinary adventure.

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

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 4:30, 9 Fri-Sun 3:10, 9 Mon 3:10, Tue-Wed 3:10, 9 

"MONEYBALL" (PG-13) (2:13) Stars Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill. Directed by Bennett Miller. Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane works to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. Strong language.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:20, 3:20, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:05, 3  

"THE MUPPETS" (PG) (1:30) Stars Amy Adams, Jason Segel and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. An oil tycoon discovers oil underneath the Muppets' theater and he wants it. Three fans must reunite the Muppets for a show to raise enough money to stop the tycoon from taking over the theater.

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

"PUSS IN BOOTS" (PG) (1:30) Animated with the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. Directed by Chris Miller. A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends. Some adventure action and mild rude humor.

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

"TOWER HEIST" (PG-13) (1:44) Stars Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Affleck. Directed by Brett Ratner. When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy businessman's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

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

"THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1" (PG-13) (1:57) Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Directed by Bill Condon. Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven, find themselves in turmoil with the Quileute tribe and the Volturi in this first installment of the series' finale.

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

"THE WAY" (PG-13) (2:01) Stars Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen and Deborah Kara Unger. Directed by Emilio Estevez. A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago" from France to Spain.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:20, 3:50, 6:30 Fri-Wed 4:30, 9:35 

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