November 14, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: ‘The Best Man Holiday’ and ‘The Citizen’


Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson in the time-travel romantic comedy “About Time.”

Universal Pictures

“THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY” (R) (2:02) Stars Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa and Taye Diggs. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Fifteen years later, forgotten rivalries and romances are reignited when college friends get together over the holidays.

Opening at: Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“THE CITIZEN” (PG 13) (1:33) Stars Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner and Rizwan Manji. Directed by Sam Kadi. An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on Sept. 10, 2001.

Opening Monday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“ROYAL BALLET: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND” (2:55) Stars Lauren Cuthbertson. Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Alice attends an afternoon garden party where she follows a white rabbit down a hole, beginning a curious adventure with several extraordinary characters.

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

‘LED ZEPPELIN: CELEBRATION DAY” (NR) (2:04) Stars Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Film of the live concert from London that was filmed in December 2007 and featuring some of the band’s best music.

Opening Tuesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“SHIVER” (NR) (1:31) Stars Danielle Harris, John Jarratt and Casper Van Dien. Directed by Julian Richards. A young secretary who is lacking in self-confidence becomes the victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women, but she somehow finds the courage to fight back and escape.

Opening Wednesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)


“ABOUT TIME” (R) (2:03) Stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. Directed by Richard Curtis. Tim discovers he can time-travel and change what has happened in his own life, but his decision to get a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as he thought.

“ALL IS LOST” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Robert Redford. Directed by J.C. Chandor. After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

“BAD GRANDPA” (R) (1:32) Stars Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Spike Jonze and Georgina Cates. Directed by Jeff Tremaine. Irving Zisman, 86, takes his 8-year-old grandson on a journey across America.

“BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR” (NC-17) (2:59) Stars Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Originally “La Vie d’Adèle.” Adèle’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult.

“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” (PG-13) (2:14) Stars Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahman. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Based on the true story of Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the MV Maersk Alabama, the first U.S. cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.

“CARRIE” (R) (1:40) Stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde and Portia Doubleday. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

“CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2” (PG) (1:35) Animated, with the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Farris, Will Forte and Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Dody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Flint Lockwood leaves his post at The Live Corp Company when he learns his most infamous machine is still working and turning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

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