April 11, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: '42' / 'Manet: Portraying Life' / 'The Place Beyond the Pines' / 'Scary Movie 5' / 'Trance'

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Ryan Gosling is a motorcyle stunt rider who turns to robbing banks to support his family in “The Place Beyond the Pines.”

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Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotherapist who gets involved in an effort to recover a lost painting in “Trance.”

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MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

“LORE,” directed by Cate Shortland, 2012. As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her younger siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents’ beliefs – father an SS officer, mother a staunch Nazi supporter. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. In German with English subtitles.
NR. 1:48

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

“42” (PG-13) (2:08) Stars Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie. Directed by Brian Helgeland. The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Friday-Wednesday

“MANET: PORTRAYING LIFE”
(NR) (1:30-2:00) World class art on film featuring the portraiture of Edouard Manet; based on the exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Thursday

“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.

Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook 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.

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

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

NOW SHOWING

“ADMISSION” (PG-13) (1:57) Stars Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff and Gloria Reuben. Directed by Paul Weitz. A Princeton admissions officer takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative-school kid who might be the son she gave up in a secret adoption.

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

“THE CALL” (R) (1:35) Stars Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. Directed by Brad Anderson. A veteran 911 operator receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted and soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past to save the girl’s life.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

“THE CROODS”
(PG) (1:38) Stars Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders. The world’s very first prehistoric family travels to an uncharted and fantastical world.

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

“EMPEROR” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Peter Webber. As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal while he also tries to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday

“EVIL DEAD”
(R) (1:31) Stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci. Directed by Fede Alvarez. Five friends head to a remote cabin where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

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