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.”

Warner Bros.

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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

"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

"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

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs (all 3D) 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Fri-Sun 12, 7 Mon-Wed 7; Cinemagic Saco Thurs (all 3D) 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12 (3D), 2:15, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs (all 3D) 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10 (3D), 4:30 (3D), 6:50 (3D), 9:30

"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."

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

"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 Westbrook Thurs 10

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