October 3, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Gravity' / 'Runner Runner' / 'Captain Phillips' / 'Blue Caprice' ... and more


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Justin Timberlake, left, and Ben Affleck in "Runner Runner."

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“GRAVITY” (PG-13) (1:30) Stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris and Orto Ignatiussen. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D); Nickelodeon (Portland); Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D); Cinemagic Clark’s Pond (South Portland) (also in 3D); Cinemagic (Saco) (also in IMAX 3D); Cinemagic (Westbrook) (also in 3D); Smitty’s (Biddeford) (also in 3D); Smitty’s (Sanford) (also in 3D); Smitty’s (Windham)

“RUNNER RUNNER” (R) (1:31) Stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton and Anthony Mackie. Directed by Brad Furman. A college student cracks an online poker game that goes bust and arranges a face-to-face meeting with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nordica (Freeport); Cinemagic Clark’s Pond (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford);Smitty’s (Windham)

“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” (PG-13) (2:14) Stars Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahman. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Based on the The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Opening Saturday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“BLUE CAPRICE” (R) (1:33) Stars Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond and Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Alexandre Moors. An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) 

MET OPERA LIVE: TCHAIKOVSKY’S EUGENE ONEGIN” (NR) (4:05) Stars Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien and Piotr Beczala. Directed by Deborah Warner. The fateful romance of lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin, set in the late 19th century, moves from farmhouse to ballroom with a powerful snowstorm as the backdrop for the finale.

Opening Saturday only at: Brunswick 10; Cinemagic Clark’s Pond (South Portland)

“UNSTOPPABLE: A LIVE EVENT WITH KIRK CAMERON” (2:30) Second showing of the Christian faith-based documentary featuring the actor and writer and his personal journey of faith and the investigation of good and evil and facing adversity.

Opening Thursday only at: Brunswick 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)

“ACQUIRE THE FIRE PRESENTS: SURGE” (NR) (1:30) High-energy interactive event for Christian youth that fuses music, comedy and inspirational messages featuring Ron Luce, John Gray and musical performances by award-winning Christian artists Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Lecrae and more.

Opening Wednesday only: Cinemagic Clark’s Pond (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)


“BAGGAGE CLAIM” (PG-13) (1:36) Stars Paula Patton, Taye Diggs and Derek Luke. Directed by David E. Talbert. In order to avoid being the only unwed family member, Montana begins a 30-day, 30,000 mile expedition to charm a possible suitor into becoming her fiance.

“BATTLE OF THE YEAR” (PG-13) (1:49) Stars Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck and Caity Lotz. Directed by Benson Lee. Competition featuring the best dance teams from around the world, but the Americans haven’t won in 15 years. A team is formed to bring the trophy back to America where it started.

“BLUE JASMINE” (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins. Directed by Woody Allen. A life crisis causes a vapid and narcissistic socialite to head to San Francisco, where she tries to reconnect with her sister.

“CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2” (PG) (1:35) Animated with the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Farris, Will Forte and Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Dody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Flint Lockwood leaves his post at The Live Corp Company when he learns his most infamous machine is still working and turning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

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