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.”

Summit Entertainment


"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

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

"ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH" (PG) (1:55) Stars Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba and Rob Corddry. Directed by Cal Brunker. Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:10, 3:40 (3D), 6:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 1:10, 3:40 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Sun 2, 4:10, 7:10, 9:20 (3D) Mon-Wed 2, 4:10, 7:10, 9:20 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12 (3D), 2:05, 5:10 (3D), 7:15, 9:20 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2 (3D), 4:20 (3D), 6:50 (3D), 9; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25 Mon-Wed 2:30, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25

"A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD" (R) (1:37) Stars Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Directed by John Moore. John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, only to discover that he is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs-Wed 2, 4:20, 7:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Sun 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7, 9:20 Mon-Wed 2:10, 4:40, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12 (IMAX), 12:30, 2:20 (IMAX), 2:50, 4:45 (IMAX), 5:05, 7:15 (IMAX), 7:30, 9:30 (IMAX), 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 12:10,  2:10, 2:25, 4:30, 4:45, 7:10, 7:30, 9:30, 9:50 Fri-Wed 11:50, 12:10, 2:10, 2:25, 4:30, 4:45, 7:30, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 2:20, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55

"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 Saco Thurs 12:20, 2:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 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, 5:15

"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-Wed 1:20, 4, 7; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Sun 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Mon-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; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45

"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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