January 24, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' / 'Parker' / '43'


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Russell Crowe, left, and Mark Wahlberg co-star in the crime thriller “Broken City.”

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"Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters," directed by Ben Shapiro. An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life -- moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. Crewdson takes inspiration as much from his own dreams and fantasies as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper and Diane Arbus. Crewdson's imagery has also infiltrated the pop culture landscape -- including his inimitable "Six Feet Under" ads and Yo La Tengo album art. Not rated.

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

"HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS" (R) (1:26) Stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare and Famke Janssen. Directed by Tommy Wirkola. In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

Opening at: Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 1, 4:15, 7:20, 9:50 Sun-Wed 1, 4:15, 7:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun (all 3D) 11:50, 2, 4:20, 7, 9:30 Mon-Wed (all 3D) 2, 4:20, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:10 (IMAX), 12:20 (3D), 2:20 (IMAX), 2:35 (3D), 4:30 (IMAX), 4:50   (3D), 7:05 (3D), 7:20 (IMAX), 9:20 (3D), 9:30 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed (all 3D) 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:20

"PARKER" (R) (1:58) Stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis and Nick Nolte. Directed by Taylor Hackford. A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:50, 7, 9:40

"43" (R) (1:30) Stars Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere and Liev Schreiber. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner and Jonathan van Tulleken. A series of interconnected short films follows three kids as they search the depths of the Internet to find the most banned movie in the world.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30 Mon-Wed 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:15, 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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 3 Fri-Wed 3:45, 6:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 4:30, 7:15, 9:50 Fri-Wed 4:25, 7:10, 9:45

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:25, 3, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 3:40, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:30

"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-Wed 12:45, 4:15, 7:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:20, 7:30 Fri-Sun 11:30, 3:20, 7:30 Mon-Wed 3:20, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 1, 4:30, 8 Fri-Wed 12:50, 4:30, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:40, 9:10 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:40, 7:20

"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.

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