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

"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

"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: Windham 5 Star Thurs 3:55, 7:10; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12:15, 4 (3D), 7 Fri-Tues 1, 7:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:10 (3D), 4:30, 7:10 (3D), 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:10, 4:30 Mon-Tues 2:10, 4:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:40 (3D), 2:15, 4:40 (3D), 7 (3D), 10 Fri-Tues 11:40, 2:15, 4:40, 7, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:30, 11:40 (3D), 2, 2:10 (3D), 4:30, 4:40 (3D), 7, 7:10 (3D), 9:20, 9:30 (3D) Fri-Tues 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:20

"SKYFALL" (PG-13) (2:13) 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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20; Windham 5 Star Thurs 3:45, 6:45; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12, 3:15, 6:30 Fri-Sat 12:15, 3:15, 6:30, 9:20 Sun-Tues 12:15, 3:15, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:10, 6:45, 9:45 Fri-Sun 12, 3:10, 6:45, 9:45 Mon-Tues 3:10, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:30, 12 (IMAX), 2:30, 3 (IMAX), 6:45, 7 (IMAX), 9:45, 10 (IMAX) Fri-Tues 11:30, 2:30, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 12:10, 3:20, 3:30, 6:50, 7:15, 9:50, 10 Fri-Tues 12, 3:20, 6:40, 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: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4, 6:50; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:15, 4:30, 7:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Mon-Tues 2,

4:30, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 12:30, 2:45, 3:15, 6:45, 7, 9:30, 9:45 Fri-Tues 12, 2:45, 6:45, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:30, 11:40, 2, 2:10, 4:30, 4:40, 7:20, 7:30, 9:50, 10 Fri-Tues 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:30, 10

"WRECK-IT RALPH" (PG) (1:38) Animated, with the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer. Directed by Rich Moore. A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:10, 7; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:30, 4:10, 6:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Fri-Tues 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Tues 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:20

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