October 25, 2012

At the Movies

Opening: “Cloud Atlas” / “Silent Hill: Revelation” / “Fun Size” / “Chasing Mavericks”


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Adelaide Clemens in “Silent Hill: Revelation.”


"COME BACK, AFRICA," directed by Lionel Rogosin, 1960, NR, 1:35. Rogosin's film is an honest glimpse into the harsh reality of life under the now-abolished South African apartheid government. After witnessing firsthand the terrors of fascism as a soldier in World War II, Rogosin vowed to fight against it wherever and whenever he saw its threats re-emerging. In an effort to expose "what people try to avoid seeing," Rogosin traveled to South Africa and secretly filmed "Come Back, Africa," which revealed the cruelty and injustice with which black South Africans were treated.

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

“CLOUD ATLAS” (R) (2:50) Stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Hugo Weaving. Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1, 4:30, 8; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:30, 3, 6:30, 10 Mon-Wed 3, 6:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:25, 3:55, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 3:40, 7:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1, 4:40, 8:30

“SILENT HILL: REVELATION” (R) (1:34) Stars Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Carrie-Anne Moss and Adelaide Clemens. Directed by Michael J. Bassett. When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

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

“FUN SIZE” (PG-13) (1:30) Stars Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler and Ana Gasteyer. Directed by Josh Schwartz. Wren’s Halloween plans go awry when she’s made to baby-sit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. She needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he’s missing.

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

“CHASING MAVERICKS” (PG) (1:54) Stars Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer. Directed by Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson. When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:10, 6:50, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:20,6:50, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:40


“ALEX CROSS” (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols and Edward Burns. Directed by Rob Cohen. A detective is told that a member of his family has been murdered. He vows to track down the killer.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:05, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:20, 3:50, 7:20, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Fri 1:25, 7:05; Sat 7:05 Sun 1:25, 7:05 Mon 1:25, Tue 7:05, Wed 1:25

“ARBITRAGE” (R) (1:47) Stars Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling. Directed by Nicholas Jarecki. A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:45

“ARGO” (R) (2:00) Stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Directed by Ben Affleck. As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA specialist develops a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

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