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

"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: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:40, 2, 4:30

"NOT FADE AWAY" (R) (1:42) Stars John Magaro, Jack Huston and Will Brill. Directed by David Chase. Set in suburban New Jersey the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 9:40

"PARENTAL GUIDANCE" (PG) (1:44) Stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott. Directed by Andy Fickman. Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Fri-Sun 11:45, 2:10, 4:40 Mon-Wed 2:10, 4:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:50 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10

"PROMISED LAND" (R) Stars Matt Damon, Frances McDormand and John Krasinski. Directed by Gus Van Sant. A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, 6:50, 9:40; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:30, 4:15, 7 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Fri-Wed 3:15, 7, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40

"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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:30, 1:50, 4:10 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:10, 3:50, 6:40 Fri-Wed 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3:20, 7:10, 10 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 7, 9:50

"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: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:45, 2:50, 6:45, 9:45 Fri-Wed 6:30, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:20, 6:40, 9:40 Fri-Wed 3:20, 6:50

"TEXAS CHAINSAW" (R) (1:32) Stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood and Trey Songz. Directed by John Luessenhop. A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.

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