February 14, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'A Good Day to Die Hard' / 'Beautiful Creatures' / 'Safe Haven' / 'Escape from Planet Earth' / 'Amour' / 'Metropolitan Opera: Rigoletto'

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Bruce Willis, left, and Jai Courtney are father and son John and Jack McClane in the latest in the “Die Hard” action series, “A Good Day to Die Hard.”

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MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

"56 UP," directed by Michael Apted and Paul Almond, 2012. Starting in 1964 with "Seven Up," the "Up" series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives. From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the heart-breaking Neil, as they turn 56, more life-changing decisions and surprising developments are revealed. NR. 2:24

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

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 3:45, 9 Fri-Wed 2:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 4:10, 6:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:10, 7:15

"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 Westbrook Thurs 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 2:45, 5, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 3:30, 9:50

"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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:40, 7:20

"HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS" (R) (1:28) Stars Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare and Famke Janssen. Directed by Tommy Wirkola. In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel and 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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:20, 2:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:20

"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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 9

"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 around the weekend in 1939 when the king and queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:30, 5, 7:15 Fri-Wed 12:30, 5:15

"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.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:20, 4, 7 Fri-Sun 1:20, 4, 7, 9:40 Mon-Wed 1:20, 4, 7; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Wed 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3, 7:05, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:10, 6:50, 9:20

"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 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:20

"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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