March 7, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Dead Man Down' / 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' / Paleyfest, featuring 'The Big Bang Theory'

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Colin Farrell is a gangland player bent on vengeance in “Dead Man Down.”


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Denis Lavant in “Holy Motors.”


"HOLY MOTORS," starring Denis Lavant and Edith Scob. Directed by Leos Carax. Carax returns to the screen with resounding force with this deliciously entertaining and defiantly strange journey of the soul that careens through the streets of Paris exuding comedy, mystery, romance, intrigue and melodrama. "Holy Motors" is a love letter to both the City of Lights and the flickering lights of movie magic from throughout the years, as embodied by one of the most mischievously original screen protagonists in history. Co-presented with Space Gallery. 2012, NR, 1:55

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 6:30

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

"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: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:30, 2:50, 5:05, 7:30, 9:45 Fri-Wed 2:45, 5; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 2:25, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 3:30, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 3:40

"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 12, 9

"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: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-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 12:20, 3:20, 6:50, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:10, 6:50, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 1:05, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05

"JACK THE GIANT SLAYER" (PG-13) (1:54) Stars Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor and Bill Nighy. Directed by Bryan Singer. The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2, 4:40, 7:15 Fri-Sun 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Mon-Wed 2, 4:40, 7:15; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12 (3D IMAX), 12:15 (3D IMAX), 12:15 (3D), 2:05, 2:30 (3D IMAX), 3 (3D IMAX), 4:35, 5 (3D IMAX), 7 (3D IMAX), 7:15 (3D), 7:30 (3D IMAX), 9:15 (3D), 9:30 (3D IMAX), 10 (3D IMAX) Fri-Wed 12, 3, 7, 9:30 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 3:30 (3D), 7 (3D), 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30 (3D), 7:10, 9:50 (3D); Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:20, 4, 7, 9:40; Fri-Wed 12:30, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50

"THE LAST EXORCISM PART II" (R) (1:28) Stars Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark and David Jensen. Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly. As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

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