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 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: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:05, 3, 6:45, 9:35 Fri-Wed 12:05, 3, 7:45

"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 12:30, 6:50 Fri-Wed 4; 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 five years. But questions arise about whether they were as alone as once believed.

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

"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 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:35

"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-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40

"SAFE HAVEN" (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders and David Lyons. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, N.C., where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

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

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

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