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.”

20th Century Fox


"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: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 3:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:40, 7:30 Fri-Wed 7:30

"LIFE OF PI" (PG) (2:03) Stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu. Directed by Ang Lee. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1, 6:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 1:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:05, 3, 6:45, 9:35

"LINCOLN" (PG-13) (2:29) Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by Steven Spielberg. As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 6:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 6:45

"MAMA" (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier. Directed by Andres Muschietti. Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years. But questions arise about whether they were as alone as once believed.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 3:35, 9:55; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30

"PARENTAL GUIDANCE" (PG) (1:44) Stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott. Directed by Andy Fickman. Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 3:30, 6:40

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 7, 9:40

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:20

"RISE OF THE GUARDIANS" (PG) (1:37) Stars Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher and Chris Pine. Directed by Peter Ramsey. When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12 Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40

"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.

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

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