February 21, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Snitch' / 'Dark Skies'


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Dwayne Johnson is a father who goes undercover for the DEA to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal, in “Snitch.”

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"HAPPY PEOPLE: LIFE IN THE TAIGA," directed by Dimitry Vasyukov and Werner Herzog, 2010. With "Happy People," Herzog presents a visually stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: By helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed for centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. With commentary written and narrated by Herzog, "Happy People" follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity. NR. 1:30

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

"SNITCH" (PG-13) (1:52) Stars Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal and Rafi Gavron. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. A father goes undercover for the DEA to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, 7:05, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7:35, 9:55

"DARK SKIES" (PG-13) Stars Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Scott Stewart. As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

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, 7:30, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:15,

4:10, 7:30, 9:50


"AMOUR" (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. Directed by Michael Haneke. Georges and Anne, retired music teachers, are in their 80s. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

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 1, 3:40, 6:30, 9:10 Fri-Wed 1, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20

"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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 2:45 Fri-Wed 2:30, 5; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10, 7:15 Fri-Wed 12:10, 7:45; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 12:50, 3:40, 6:45, 9:30

"BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD" (PG-13) (1:33) Stars Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Faced with her father's fading health and environmental changes that release an army of aurochs (prehistoric creatures), 6-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.

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

"BEAUTIFUL CREATURES" (PG-13) (2:04) Stars Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Alden Ehrenreich. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:30; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs-Wed 1:30, 4:10, 6:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:20, 4, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 1, 4, 7, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1, 4, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3:10, 6:50, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:45, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:30, 6:50, 9:35

"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 2:45, 5, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 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.

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