October 25, 2012

At the Movies

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

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Adelaide Clemens in “Silent Hill: Revelation.”

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

"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

NOW SHOWING

“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.

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

“ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II” (PG-13) (1:52) Stars Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe and Esai Morales. Directed by John Putch. With the global economy on the brink of collapse, Dagny Taggart discovers what might be the answer to a mounting energy crisis and races against the clock to prevent the motor of the world from being stopped for good.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30

“BUTTER” (R) (1:30) Stars Jennifer Garner, Yara Shahidi and Ty Burrell. Directed by Jim Field Smith. In a small town in Iowa, an adopted girl discovers she has a talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town’s annual contest.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30

“END OF WATCH” (R) (1:49) Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick and America Ferrera. Directed by David Ayer. Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:20

“FRANKENWEENIE” (PG) (1:27) Stars Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Martin Landau. Directed by Tim Burton. Young Victor conducts an experiment to bring his beloved dog back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:10, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:10, 4:20 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:15 (3D), 2:25, 4:35 (3D), 7:05, 9:10 (3D) Fri-Wed 12:30, 2:40, 4:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 2:30 (3D), 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:05, 4:05 (3D)

“HERE COMES THE BOOM” (PG) (1:45) Stars Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler. Directed by Frank Coraci. A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

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

“HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA” (PG) (1:58) Stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Dracula operates a high-end resort far away from the human world. He goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for his daughter.

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

“LEGEND OF AAHHH’S” (NR) Documentary. Explores the history of ski films and how these films influenced big mountain skiing, pop culture and the birth of the extreme sports movement.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Sun 9

“LOOPER” (R) (1:58) Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Paul Dano. Directed by Rian Johnson. In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to “close the loop” by transporting back Joe’s future self.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:15; Fri-Wed 3:50, 9 Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 7:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:20, 3:10, 6:50, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1, 3:55, 6:50, 9:30

“THE MASTER” (PG-13) (2:17) Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause, a faith-based organization, and its charismatic leader.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20 Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 Mon 12:30, 3:30 Tues-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3:20, 7:30

“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4” (PG-13) (1:28) Stars Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively and Brady Allen. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

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

“PITCH PERFECT” (PG) (1:52) Stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. Directed by Jason Moore. A college freshman is cajoled into joining the school’s all-girl singing group.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:35 Fri-Wed 1:15, 6:20; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:10, 7 Fri 7 Sat-Sun 1, 7 Mon-Wed 7; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20, 4:50 Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:20, 4:50 Mon-Wed 2:20, 4:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:05, 3:45, 6:45, 9:35

“SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN” (PG-13) (1:26) Stars Rodriguez, Clarence Avant and Malik Bendjelloul. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock and roller, Rodriguez.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 4:30, 9:45

“SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS” (R) (1:51) Stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Martin McDonagh. A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15 Sun-Wed 1:30, 3:45, 6; Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:20, 6:45, 9:20

“SINISTER” (R) (1:50) Stars Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone. Directed by Scott Derrickson. Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:05, 7:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Fri-Wed 7:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:05, 2:20, 4:45, 7:05, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3:40, 7:10, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:40, 7:10, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:55, 4:40, 7:35, 10:05 Fri-Sat 9:45 Sun 4:35 Tue-Wed 4:35, 9:45

“TAKEN 2” (PG-13) (1:31) Stars Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Leland Orser. Directed by Olivier Megaton. In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

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

“TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE” (PG-13) (1:51) Stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. Directed by Robert Lorenz. An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 3:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

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