December 20, 2012

At the Movies

Opening: 'This is 40' / 'Jack Reacher' / 'Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away' / 'Les Miserables' / 'Django Unchained' / 'Silver Linings Playbook'


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Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann star in “This Is 40,” a follow-up to “Knocked Up” from director Judd Apatow.

Universal Pictures


"KUMARE" -- (NR) Sri Kumare is an enlightened guru from the East who has come to America to spread his teachings. After three months in Phoenix, Kumare has found a group of devoted students who embrace him as a true spiritual teacher. But beneath his long beard, Kumare has a secret he is about to unveil to his disciples. He is really Vikram Gandhi, an American filmmaker from New Jersey who wanted to see if he could transform himself into a guru and build a following of real people. Now, he is conflicted -- can he unveil the truth to these disciples with whom he has spent so much time, and who now look to him for guidance?

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

“THIS IS 40” (R) (2:13) Stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel and Melissa McCarthy. Directed by Judd Apatow. A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of “Knocked Up.”

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri 3:45, 6:40, 9:35 Sat-Sun 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:35 Mon 1, 3:45,
6:40; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sun 1, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Mon 1, 3:50, 6:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:45 Mon 8:30 a.m., 11:30, 3:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Sun 12:15, 3:15, 6:50, 9:45 Mon 9:15 a.m., 12:15, 3:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Sun 12:10, 3:20, 6:40, 9:50 Mon 12:10, 3:20; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 12:30, 3:40, 6:45, 7:15, 9:45, 10:15 Mon 12:30, 3:40, 7:15

“JACK REACHER” (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins and David Oyelowo. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri 3:30, 6:45, 9:30 Sat-Sun 12:40, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30 Mon 12:40, 3:30, 6:45; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sun 12:45, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20 Mon 12:45, 3:40, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:40, 3:20, 7:10, 10 Mon 9 a.m., 11:40, 3:20; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Sun 12:25, 3:20, 6:50, 9:45 Mon 9:30 a.m., 12:25, 3:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Sun 12:20, 3:30, 6:50, 10 Mon 9:10 a.m., 12:20, 3:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 12:10, 12:40, 4:20, 6:50, 7:20, 9:30 Mon 12:10, 12:40, 4:20, 7:20

“CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY” (PG) (1:31) Stars Erica Kathleen Linz and Igor Zaripov. Directed by Andrew Adamson. Two young people journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 12, 7 Mon 9:30 a.m., 12

“LES MISERABLES” (PG-13) (2:37) Stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Tom Hooper. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Tues 6:30, 9:50 Wed 11:30, 3, 6:30, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Tues 6:30, 10 Wed 11:30, 3, 6:30, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Tues 6:30, 9:50 Wed 11:30, 3, 6:30, 9:50

“DJANGO UNCHAINED” (R) (2:45) Stars Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Opening at: Call Nickelodeon and Cinemagic theaters for times on Christmas Day.

“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (R) (2:02) Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Directed by David O. Russell. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Opening at: Call Nickelodeon and Cinemagic theaters for times on Christmas Day.


“ANNA KARENINA” (R) (2:10) Stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Directed by Joe Wright. Anna Karenina starts a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky in Russia high society during the late 19th century.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Mon 1:30, 4 Tues 6:30 Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Sun 12:45, 3:45, 6:40, 9:25 Mon 12:45, 3:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Sun 12:10, 9:40 Mon 12:10

“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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