January 10, 2013

At the Movies

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

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

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

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"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

"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 his wife Alma Reville during the filming of "Psycho" in 1959.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30

"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 1, 4:30, 8; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:15, 5 (3D) Fri-Sat 1:15, 5 (3D), 8:30 Sun-Wed 1:15, 5 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3 (3D), 6:30, 9:30 (3D) Fri-Sun 11:40, 3 (3D), 9:15 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:30 (IMAX), 11:45, 3 (IMAX), 3:15, 6:30 (IMAX), 7:30, 10 (IMAX) Fri-Wed 12:30, 4:15, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:20, 11:30 (3D), 2:50, 3 (3D), 6:20, 6:30 (3D), 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:50 (3D), 7:30 (3D)

"THE IMPOSSIBLE" (PG-13) (1:44) Stars Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Based on a true story account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of the natural disaster a tsunami caused in Southeast Asia.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:30

"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.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12:45, 3:40, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:20, 7:10, 10 Fri-Wed 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:25, 3:20, 6:50, 9:45 Fri-Wed 2:45, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:30, 7, 9:45 Fri-Wed 3:30, 9:45

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:30, 4, 7:15; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12, 3:15, 6:30 Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:50, 7:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3, 6:30, 9:50 Fri-Sun 11:30, 3:10, 7:30 Mon-Wed 3:10, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:30, 2:50, 6:35, 9:55 Fri-Wed 12:30, 4, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:40, 3:10, 6:40, 10 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:50, 7:20

"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: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 7, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10 Fri-Wed 12:20

"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 as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:15, 4:20, 7:30 Fri-Wed 12, 5:15, 8:15; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs-Wed 12:30, 4, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 3:15, 6:45, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:45, 4:10, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:35

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