December 14, 2012

At the Movies

Opening: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' / 'Hitchcock' / 'Metropolitan Opera: Aida'

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Anthony Hopkins stars as legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in “Hitchcock.” Helen Mirren plays Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Reville.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

AT THE MUSEUM

"JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY," starring Tanna Frederick, Julie Davis and Maine native Judd Nelson. 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: 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

 

"THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" (PG-13) (2:49) 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.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri 12:01 a.m., 1, 4:30, 8 Sat-Wed 1, 4:30, 8; Windham 5 Star Thurs 11:59 p.m. Fri 3:15, 4:15, 6:30, 7:30, 9:40 Sat 12, 1, 3:15, 4:15, 6:30, 7:30, 9:40; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 12 (3D), 1:30, 3:30 (3D), 5, 7 (3D), 8:30 Sun-Tues 12 (3D), 1:30, 3:30 (3D), 5, 7 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs (3D) 11:59 p.m. Fri-Sun 11:30 (3D), 11:45, 3 (3D), 3:15, 6:30, 6:45 (3D), 9:45 (3D), 10 Mon-Tues 3 (3D), 3:15, 6:30, 6:45 (3D), 9:45 (3D), 10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:59 p.m. (IMAX) Fri-Tues 11:30 (IMAX), 12 (3D), 12:30, 1, 3 (IMAX), 3:30 (3D), 4, 4:30, 6:30 (IMAX), 7 (3D), 7:30, 8, 10 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs (3D) 11:57 p.m. Fri-Tues 11:20, 11:30 (3D), 11:50, 12:10, 12:20 (3D), 1, 3, 3 (3D), 3:40, 2:50, 3:50 (3D), 4:30, 6:20, 6:30 (3D), 6:40, 7:20, 7:30 (3D), 8:15, 9:40, 9:50, 10 (3D); Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 11:30 (3D), 12, 3:30 (3D), 4, 7:30 (3D), 8

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

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1, 4, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Tues 11:50, 3, 6:40, 9:40

"METROPOLITAN OPERA: AIDA" (NR) (4:00) Stars Liudmyla Monastyrska and Roberto Alagna. Directed by Fabio Luisi and Sonja Frisell. This is the Met's production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama about an enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with a heroic Radames and a proud Egyptian princess.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Sat 12:55; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Sat 12:55

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 Russian high society during the late 19th century.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:45, 3:45, 6:40, 9:25 Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:40, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Tues 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 Westbrook Thurs-Tues 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: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 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: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1, 3:50, 6:50 Fri-Sat 4:15, 9:30 Sun-Tues 4:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3, 6:45, 9:45 Fri-Tues 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Tues 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Tues 9:50

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