February 7, 2013

At the Movies

'Identity Thief' / 'Side Effects' / 'Quartet' / 'Top Gun' in 3-D


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Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in the road-trip comedy “Identity Thief.”

Universal Pictures


Pressman Films

Alice Taglioni and Patrick Bruel in “Paris-Manhattan.”

"PARIS-MANHATTAN," directed by Sophie Lellouche, 2012. Idealistic pharmacist Alice (Alice Taglioni) is obsessed with the movies of Woody Allen. She quotes lines from his films, engages in imaginary conversations and even prescribes her customers his classic works to help alleviate their ailments. Alice's increasingly concerned Jewish parents hope to cure her fixation by setting her up with a handsome French gentleman (Patrick Bruel), but even he quickly realizes that he's no match for the man of her dreams. PG. 1:20 

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


"IDENTITY THIEF" (R) Stars Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho and Amanda Peet. Directed by Seth Gordon. Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.

Opening at: Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 1:20, 4, 7, 9:40 Sun-Wed 1:20, 4, 7; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, 7:05, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:10, 6:50, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1, 3:45, 6:45, 7:20, 9:30, 9:55

"SIDE EFFECTS" (R) Stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Emily and Martin are a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist -- intended to treat anxiety -- has unexpected side effects.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 12:45, 4:15, 6:50, 9:40; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50 Sun-Wed 1:45, 4:30, 7:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 Mon-Wed 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:20, 7:20, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:35, 4:30, 7:30, 10

"QUARTET" (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:20

"TOP GUN" (PG) (1:50) Re-release in 3D. Stars Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer. Directed by Tony Scott. As students at the Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed (all IMAX 3D) 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10


"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) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 3:45, 9; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:10, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:15, 6:50, 9:30

"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 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:30, 9:50

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:15, 3:45, 7:40, 10 Fri-Wed 1:15, 3:35, 7:15, 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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