Wednesday, April 16, 2014
OPENING THIS WEEK
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in a scene from “Labor Day.”
Aaron Eckhart in a scene from “I, Frankenstein.”
“LABOR DAY” (PG 13)(1:51) Stars Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Clark Gregg. Directed by Jason Reitman. Single mom Adele and her son give a wounded, fearsome man a ride but learn that police are searching for the escaped convict. The mother and son gradually learn his true story while their options become more and more limited.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)
“THAT AWKWARD MOMENT” (R) (1:34) Stars Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Imogen Poots. Directed by Tom Gormican. Three friends find themselves at that point in every dating relationship when decisions about proceeding need to be made.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nordica (Freeport); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)
• SPECIAL SHOWINGS
“GIUSEPPE VERDI’S “AIDA” FROM ARENA DI VERONA” (NR) (2:35) Aida is sad since the victory of Radamès, whom she loves, must mean the defeat of her father, the king of Ethiopia, who has taken up arms to free her from slavery in Egypt. It gets a lot more complicated since Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh is also in love with Radamès and has the power to manipulate the outcome.
Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco)
STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S "COMPANY” (NR) (2:30) Stars Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone. Relationships are examined as five married couples help their friend, a perpetual bachelor, celebrate his 35th birthday but all have various opinions about his lifestyle.
Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“12 YEARS A SLAVE” (R) (2:14) Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen. In upstate New York before the Civil War, Solomon Northup, a free black man, is abducted, sold into slavery and struggles to stay alive. Based on a true story.
“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” (R) (2:01) Stars Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts. Directed by John Wells. A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family who have returned to their Oklahoma home to deal with a family crisis and the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
“AMERICAN HUSTLE” (R) (2:18) Stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by David Russell. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, work with a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
“ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES” (PG 13) (1:59) Stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate. Directed by Adam McKay. Ron Burgundy returns to the news desk with his co-anchor and wife Veronica Corningstone, weatherman Brick Tamland, man on the street Brian Fantana and sports guy Champ Kind, ready to take the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm, but not so classy.
“DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” (R) (1:57) Stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Based on the story of hard-living Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in the mid-1980s, and his battles with the medical field and pharmaceutical companies while searching for alternative treatments.
“DEVIL’S DUE” (R)(1:29) Stars Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson and Roger Payano. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. A newlywed couple deals with an unexpectedly early pregnancy that seems to be creating dark changes to the wife’s body and mind.
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