December 14, 2012

At the Movies

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

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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

 

"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 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 9:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Fri-Tues 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Fri-Tues 11:40, 9:20

"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.

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

"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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 4:10, 9:15; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:05, 7:05; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12:30 (3D), 3:30, 6:45 (3D) Fri-Sat 12:45 (3D), 3:45, 6:45 (3D), 9:30 Sun-Tues 12:45 (3D), 3:45, 6:45 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3 (3D), 6:50, 9:40 (3D) Fri 11:40, 3, 6:50, 9:40 Sat 6:50, 9:40 Sun 11:40, 3, 6:50, 9:40 Mon-Tues 3, 6:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:30, 1:55 (3D), 4:30, 7:15, 9:20 (3D) Fri-Tues 12:30, 3:30, 7:15, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs (all 3D) 12, 3:10, 7:15, 10 Fri-Tues 12, 3:10, 6:45, 9:30

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

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:15, 4:30, 7:45 Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:20, 7:30; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Tues 12:30, 4, 7:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:45, 3:20, 6:50, 10 Mon-Tues 3:20, 6:50, 10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Tues 12, 3:15, 6:45, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Tues 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:40

"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.

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

"RED DAWN" (PG-13) Stars Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas and Josh Hutcherson. Directed by Dan Bradley. A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:15, 7:15; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Tues 11:40, 2, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20 Fri-Tues 2, 4:20, 6:50

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