December 6, 2012

At the Movies

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Keira Knightley has the title role in the latest screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel “Anna Karenina.” Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also star.

Focus Features

"Cogan's Trade"
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Ray Liotta in the Mob drama “Killing Them Softly.”

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MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

"JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY," directed by Henry Jaglom, 2012, R, 1:57. Whether trodding the boards for paying audiences or performing at the kitchen table for her theatrical family (father Jack Heller, mother Diane Salinger, uncle David Proval and guest boarder Harriet Schock), the only place Pandora Isaacs, nicknamed Panda, has ever felt truly safe and entirely at home is on a stage.

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

"PLAYING FOR KEEPS" (PG-13) (1:46) Stars Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid and Noah Lomax. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri 4:20, 6:55, 9:05 Sat 1:15, 4:20, 6:55, 9:05 Sun 1:15, 4:20, 6:55 Mon-Wed 4:20, 6:55; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:30, 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40 Mon-Wed 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 11:45, 2, 4:15, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30

"A LATE QUARTET" (R) (1:45) Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener. Directed by Yaron Zilberman. Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:15

NOW SHOWING

"ANNA KARENINA" (R) (2:10) Stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Directed by Joe Wright. Anna Karenina starts a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky in Russia high-society during the late-19th-century.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:40, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:20, 6:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 6:50, 9:40

"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 Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:30, 6:45, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30

"THE COLLECTION" (R) (2:09) Stars Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick and Christopher McDonald. Directed by Marcus Dunstan. A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is blackmailed to rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped warehouse.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thurs 11:15, 4:15, 7:30, 9:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 3, 7, 10 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40

"FLIGHT" (R) (2:15) Stars Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Tamara Tunie. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 3:50, 6:55; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1, 3:50, 6:50 Fri-Sat 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 Sun-Wed 1, 3:50, 6:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:10, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:40, 3, 6:45, 9:45 Mon-Wed 3, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30

"KILLING THEM SOFTLY" (R) (1:37) Stars Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins and Scoot McNairy. Directed by Andrew Dominik. Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 9:45; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:20, 4:10, 7:20, 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Fri 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 7:30, 10 Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Wed 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20

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