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

"SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" (R) (2:02) Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Directed by David O. Russell. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15 Fri 1:10, 3:50, 6:40 Sat-Wed 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Fri 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Sat 6:50, 9:30 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:15, 2:50, 6:50, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:20, 6:50, 9:35

"SKYFALL" (PG-13) (2:23) Stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Judi Dench. Directed by Sam Mendes. Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:10, 6:45

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 2:45, 9:30

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 Fri-Wed 11:40, 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40

"ZERO DARK THIRTY" (R) (1:43) Stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt and Mark Strong. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:10 Fri-Wed 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 4:45, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:30, 7:20

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