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

"GANGSTER SQUAD" (R) (1:43) Stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1, 4:30, 7:20 Fri-Sun 1, 4:30, 7:20, 10 Mon-Wed 1, 4:30, 7:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Sat 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Sun-Mon 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Tues-Wed 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3, 6:50, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 3:30, 7, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:30, 7, 9:50; Brunswick Thurs 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:40

"THE GUILT TRIP" (PG-13) (1:35) Stars Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Kathy Najimy and Colin Hanks. Directed by Anne Fletcher. As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:30, 7; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 9:50

"A HAUNTED HOUSE" (R) (1:26) Stars Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte and David Koechner. Directed by Michael Tiddes. Malcolm and Keisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm turns to a priest, a psychic and a team of ghost-busters for help.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7, 9:10 Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 2:20, 4:30, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:50, 9:30; Brunswick Thurs 12:50, 4:45, 7:35, 10:10

"THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" (PG-13) (2:56) 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.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:15, 5 (3D) Fri-Sun 1:15, 5 (3D), 8:30 Mon-Wed 1:15, 5 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Mon 11:30, 3 (3D), 7:30 Tues-Wed 3 (3D), 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:30, 4:15, 8 Fri-Wed 12 (IMAX), 3:10, 3:45 (IMAX), 7, 7:30 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:50 (3D), 7:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 12, 3:40 (3D), 7:30 (3D); Brunswick 10 Thurs 1, 3:40 (3D), 6:45

"HYDE PARK ON HUDSON" (R) (1:34) Stars Bill Murray, Laura Linney and Olivia Williams. Directed by Roger Michell. The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered on the weekend in 1939 when the king and queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:30 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:30

"JACK REACHER" (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins and David Oyelowo. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 2:45, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:30, 9:45; Brunswick 10 Thurs 4:15

"LES MISERABLES" (PG-13) (2:37) Stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Tom Hooper. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

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