December 20, 2012

At the Movies

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

OPENINGS

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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

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

"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.

NOW SHOWING

“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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30 Fri-Sun 3:30, 6:45 Mon 9:20 a.m., 3:30

“FLIGHT” (R) (2:15) Stars Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Tamara Tunie. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 6:45, 9:45

“THE GUILT TRIP” (PG-13) (1:35) Stars Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Kathy Najimy and Colin Hanks. Directed by Anne Fletcher. As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom’s house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Fri 4:05, 7, 9:15 Sat-Sun 1:10, 4:05, 7, 9:15 Mon 1:10, 4:05, 7; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Sun 12:15, 2:30, 4:45 7 9:15 Mon 10 a.m., 12:15, 2:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Sun 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20 Mon 9:30 a.m., 11:40, 2; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 12:45, 3:50, 7, 9:50 Mon 12:45, 3:50, 7

“HITCHCOCK” (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Sacha Gervasi. A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of “Psycho” in 1959.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Sun 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Mon 1:10, 4 Tues-Wed 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 3, 6:40, 9:40 Fri-Sun 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:50 Mon 9:20 a.m., 11:40, 2:10

“THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY” (PG-13) (2:56) Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis. Directed by Peter Jackson. A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Sun 1, 4:30, 8 Mon 1, 4:30, Tues-Wed 1, 4:30, 8; Windham 5 Star Fri 4, 5, 7:15, 8:15 Sat-Sun 12:45, 1:45, 4, 5, 7:15, 8:15 Mon 12:45, 1:45, 4, 5, 7:15; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sun 12 (3D), 1:30, 3:30 (3D), 5, 7 (3D), 8:30 Mon 12 (3D), 1:30, 3:30 (3D), 5, 7 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3 (3D), 3:15, 6:30 (3D), 6:45, 10 (3D), 10:15 Fri-Sun 11:30, 11:45, 3 (3D), 3:15, 6:30, 6:45, 10 (3D), 10:15 Mon 8 a.m., 11:30, 11:45, 3 (3D), 3:15; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:30 (IMAX), 12:30, 1, 2:30 (3D), 3 (IMAX), 4, 4:30, 6:30 (IMAX), 6:45, 7:30, 8, 9:15 (3D), 10 (IMAX) Fri-Sun 11:30 (IMAX), 12:30, 2:30 (3D), 3 (IMAX), 4, 6:30 (IMAX), 6:45, 7:30, 9:15 (3D), 10 (IMAX) Mon 9:30 a.m. (3D), 11:30 (IMAX), 12 (3D), 3 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:20, 11:30 (3D/48fps), 12:10, 1, 2:50, 3 (3D/48fps), 3:30 (3D), 3:40, 4:30 6:20, 6:30 (3D/48fps), 6:45, 7:20, 8:15, 9:15 (3D), 9:50, 10 (3D/48fps) Fri-Sun 11:20, 11:30 (3D/48fps), 12:10, 1, 2:50, 3 (3D/48fps),
3:30 (3D), 3:40, 4:30, 6:20, 6:30 (3D/48fps), 6:45, 7:20, 8:15, 9:30 (3D), 9:50, 10 (3D/48fps) Mon 9:30, 11:20, 11:30 (3D/48fps), 12:10, 1, 2:50, 3 (3D/48fps), 3:30 (3D), 3:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 12, 12:15 (3D), 12:50 (3D), 4, 4:15 (3D), 5 (3D), 8, 8:15 (3D), 9:20 (3D) Mon 12:15 (3D), 12:50 (3D), 4, 4:15 (3D), 5 (3D), 6:40 (3D), 6:45

“A LATE QUARTET” (R) (1:45) Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener. Directed by Yaron Zilberman. Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:30, 7 Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:15 Mon 1:30, 4:10

“LIFE OF PI” (PG) (2:03) Stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu. Directed by Ang Lee. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor – a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 4:10, 9:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3,
6:50, 9:40 Fri-Sun 3, 9:40 Mon 3; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:30, 3:30, 7:15, 10 Fri-Sun 3, 9:20 Mon 3; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Sun 12, 3:10, 6:45, 9:30 Mon 9:10 a.m., 12, 3:10

“LINCOLN” (PG-13) (2:29) Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by Steven Spielberg. As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Sun 1:15, 4:20, 7:30 Mon 1:15, 4:20 Tues-Wed 1:15, 4:20, 7:30; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Mon 12:30, 4, 7:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:20, 6:50, 10 Fri-Sun 11:45, 3:20, 6:50, 10 Mon 8:45 a.m., 11:45, 3:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Sun 12, 3:15, 6:45, 9:50 Mon 12, 3:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Sun 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:40 Mon 12, 3:10; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 12:05, 3:20, 6:30, 9:40 Mon 12:05, 3:20, 6:30

“MONSTERS INC.” (re-release) (G) (1:32) Stars Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs and Steve Buscemi. Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman and Lee Unkrich. Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Fri 12:15 (3D), 2:30 (3D), 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:15, 4:30, 7 (3D), 9:30 Fri-Sun 12 (3D), 3:30, 7 (3D), 10 Mon 9 a.m. (3D), 12 (3D) 3:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:30, 12 (3D), 2, 4:30, 7 (3D), 10:10 Fri-Sun 11:30, 12 (3D), 2, 4:30, 7 (3D), 10:10 Mon 9:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (3D), 11:30, 12 (3D), 2; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Sun 11:30, 12 (3D), 2, 4:30, 7 (3D), 10:10 Mon 9:30 (3D), 11:30, 12 (3D), 2; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 12:20 (3D), 2:35, 4:50 (3D), 7:05 (3D), 10:10 (3D) Mon 12:20 (3D), 2:35, 4:50 (3D), 7:05 (3D)

“PLAYING FOR KEEPS”
(PG-13) (1:46) Stars Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid and Noah Lomax. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. A former sports star who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:45, 2, 4:15, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30

“RED DAWN” (PG-13) Stars Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas and Josh Hutcherson. Directed by Dan Bradley. A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Sun 11:40, 2, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30 Mon 9:20 a.m., 11:40, 2

“RISE OF THE GUARDIANS” (PG) (1:37) Stars Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher and Chris Pine. Directed by Peter Ramsey. When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

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

“SKYFALL” (PG-13) (2:23) Stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Judi Dench. Directed by Sam Mendes. Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20 Mon 12:30, 3:30; Windham 5 Star Fri 3:35, 6:30, 9:20 Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:35, 6:30, 9:20 Mon 12:30, 3:35, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:10, 6:45, 9:45 Fri-Sun 12, 3:10, 6:45, 9:45 Mon 9 a.m., 12, 3:10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Sun 11:30, 2:30, 6:45, 9:45 Mon 11:30, 2:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Sun 12, 3:20, 6:40, 9:40 Mon 12, 3:20; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 3:30, 10 Mon 3:30

“TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2”
(PG-13) (1:55) Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Peter Facinelli. Directed by Bill Condon. After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 2:45, 6:45, 9:30 Fri-Sun 12, 2:45, 6:50, 9:30 Mon 9:20 a.m., 12, 2:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:30, 10 Fri-Sun 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 10 Mon 9:10 a.m., 2:10

“WRECK-IT RALPH” (PG) (1:38) Animated, with the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer. Directed by Rich Moore. A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Mon 11:40

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