January 10, 2013

At the Movies

'Gangster Squad' / 'Zero Dark Thirty' / 'Hyde Park on Hudson' / 'A Haunted House'


click image to enlarge

Sean Penn as the racketeer Mickey Cohen in “Gangster Squad.”

Warner Bros.

click image to enlarge

Stephen Fry in "Wagner and Me," showing at the Portland Museum of Art.

Courtesy photo


"WAGNER AND ME," starring Stephen Fry. Fry explores his passion for arguably the world's most controversial composer -- Richard Wagner. Animated by Fry's wit and intelligence, and featuring a soundtrack of Wagner's extraordinary music, this is a fantastic introduction to the legacy of one of the most important composers, and a must-see film for those who already know and love his music.

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

"GANGSTER SQUAD" (R) (1:43) Stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s.

Opening at: Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 1, 4:30, 7:20, 10 Sun-Wed 1, 4:30, 7:20; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, 6:50, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:30, 7, 9:50

"ZERO DARK THIRTY" (R) (1:43) Stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt and Mark Strong. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL team in 2011.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 10 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:10; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 12, 3:15, 6:30, 9:45 Sun-Wed 12, 3:15, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 12, 3:30, 7:30 Mon-Wed 3:30, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 1, 4:20, 7:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 12:20, 3:30, 3:50, 7:10, 7:30

"HYDE PARK ON HUDSON" (R) (1:34) Stars Bill Murray, Laura Linney and Olivia Williams. Directed by Roger Michell. The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered on 1939 when the king and queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sun 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:30 Mon-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30

"A HAUNTED HOUSE" (R) (1:26) Stars Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte and David Koechner. Directed by Michael Tiddes. Malcolm and Keisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm turns to a priest, a psychic and a team of ghost-busters for help.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7, 9:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:30, 6:50, 9:30


"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 7, 9:45 Fri-Wed 12:30, 7

"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 3-D technology.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 4, 7 (3D), 10 Fri-Sun 12 (3D), 2:30, 4:45, 7 (3D) Mon-Wed 2:30, 4:45, 7 (3D)

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:45, 4:15, 7:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3, 6:30, 10 Fri-Sun 11:30, 3:20, 7:30 Mon-Wed 3:20, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:30, 3, 6:30, 10 Fri-Wed 1, 4:30, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:20, 2:50, 6:40, 10 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:40, 9:15

"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: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 Fri-Wed 12:30, 7; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:40, 2, 4:20, 7:20, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:30, 9:50

(Continued on page 2)

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)