January 3, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Texas Chainsaw' / 'Promised Land' ' 'The Impossible' / 'Not Fade Away'


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Samantha Barks plays the role of Eponine in “Les Miserables.”

Universal Pictures

"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.

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

"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.

Opening at: Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:10, 4:40,

7:10, 9:40

"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.

Opening at: Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

"NOT FADE AWAY" (R) (1:42) Stars John Magaro, Jack Huston and Will Brill. Directed by David Chase. Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Opening at: Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 3, 6:50, 9:30

"MET OPERA: LES TROYENS" (NR) Stars Deborah Voigt and Susan Graham. Directed by Fabio Luisi and Francesca Zambello. The Met performs Berlioz's vast epic portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Sat 12

"MET OPERA: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA" (NR) Stars Marcelo Alvarez and Karita Mattila. Directed by David Alden and Fabio Luisi. Audiences can once again experience the work of Verdi in the dreamlike setting which provides a compelling backdrop for Verdi's dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Wed 6:30


"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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 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 3:30, 7; Fri-Wed 7, 9:45

"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 3D technology.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 12 (3D), 2:15, 4:30, 7 (3D), 9:15 Fri-Sun 12 (3D), 4, 7 (3D), 10 Mon-Wed 4, 7 (3D), 10

"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.

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