January 17, 2013

At the Movies


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Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook."

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"8 1/2," directed by Federico Fellini. Fresh off of the international success of "La Dolce Vita," master director Fellini moved into the realm of self-reflexive autobiography with what is widely believed to be his finest and most personal work. Marcello Mastroianni delivers a brilliant performance as Fellini's alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken. He finds himself harangued by producers, his wife and his mistress while he struggles to find the inspiration to finish his film. NR, 2:18

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

"BROKEN CITY" (R) (1:49) Stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Allen Hughes. In a city full of injustices, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed, and then framed, by its mayor.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:25, 3, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 7:20, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 10

"THE LAST STAND" (R) (1:47) Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker and Rodrigo Santoro. Directed by Jee-woon Kim. The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Mon 11:40, 2:10, 4:40,

7:10, 9:40 Tues-Wed 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:15, 3, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 7:10, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Thurs 10

"MAMA" (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier. Directed by Andres Muschietti. Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for five years. But questions arise about whether they were as alone as once believed.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Thurs 10

"RUST AND BONE" (R) (2:00) Stars Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure. Directed by Jacques Audiard. Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family with his young son. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after she suffers a horrible accident.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Mon 12, 3, 6:50, 9:30 Tues-Wed 3, 6:50, 9:30

"MET OPERA LIVE: MARIA STUARDA" (NR) (3:20) Stars Joyce DiDonato and Elza van den Heever. Directed by David McVicar and Maurizio Benini. This second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs as Mary, Queen of Scots; Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.

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

"MET OPERA LIVE: LES TROYENS ENCORE" (NR) (5:45) Stars Deborah Voigt and Susan Graham. Directed by Fabio Luisi and Francesca Zambello. Berlioz's vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003, features characters from the Trojan War and accompanied by a large-scale musical force.

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


"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 12:30, 7 Fri-Wed 4:30, 7:15, 9:50

"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 2:30, 4:45, 7 (3D)

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:45, 4:15, 7:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:20, 7:30 Fri-Mon 11:30, 3:20, 7:30 Tues-Wed 3:20, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 1, 4:30, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:40, 9:15 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:40, 9:10; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1, 4:35, 8:05

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