January 31, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Bullet to the Head' / 'Warm Bodies' / 'Stand Up Guys' / 'Please Subcribe: A Documentary about YouTubers'


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Christopher Walken, left, and Al Pacino run afoul of a grudge-toting mob boss in “Stand Up Guys.”

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"ANY DAY NOW" -- When a teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) takes him in and becomes the loving family he's never had. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own. Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s. Rated R.

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

"BULLET TO THE HEAD" (R) (1:31) Stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater and Sung Kang. Directed by Walter Hill. After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:15, 3:45, 7:40, 10

"WARM BODIES" (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich and Analeigh Tipton. Directed by Jonathan Levine. After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:40, 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 Mon-Wed 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:20, 6:45, 7:30, 9:20, 9:55 Mon-Wed 1:30, 4:20, 6:45, 9:20

"STAND UP GUYS" (R) Stars Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Christopher Walken and Julianna Margulies. Directed by Fisher Stevens. A pair of aging con men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment -- to kill his comrade.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:40, 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45 Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45

"PLEASE SUBSCRIBE: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT YOUTUBERS" (PG-13) (1:17) Stars Hannah Hart, Will Hyde, Joe Penna and Adam Montoya. Directed by Dan Dobi. This is a documentary that tries to explain the phenomenon of YouTube. Through a series of narrative vignettes, the film explores the different journeys taken by some of the medium's top creators to get where they are today.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Tues 7:30

"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) Wed 6:30; Brunswick 10 Wed 6:30

"JOSH GROBAN LIVE: ALL THAT ECHOES" (NR) (1:30) A one-night event features hits from Groban's 12-year career, highlighted by exclusive selections from his new album, "All That Echoes." Fans will get unparalleled access as Josh answers audience questions during a special live interactive Q&A.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Mon 7; Brunswick 10 Mon 7


"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: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 3:45, 6:45 Fri-Wed 3:45, 9; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 12, 3:10, 6:50, 9:30 Mon-Wed 3:10, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 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.

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