March 14, 2013

At the Movies

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Halle Berry portrays a veteran 911 operator who must confront a killer from her past in “The Call.”


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Ewan MacGregor, center, Eleanor Tomlinson and Nicholas Hoult in a scene from “Jack the Giant Slayer,” in which war between humans and a race of giants is reignited.

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BOTH OF THESE FILMS are presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations' celebration of Stravinsky and "The Rite of Spring."

"COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY." In Paris in 1913, the revolutionary dissonances of Stravinsky's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste. Seven years after the premiere of "The Rite of Spring," Chanel and Stravinsky meet again, and an intense love affair between two creative giants begins. Rated R

Showing at: Portland Musuem of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday

"PINA." This feature-length dance film in 3D focuses on the ensemble of the Tanztheater Quppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. Rated PG

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

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3:10, 7:20, 10 Fri-Wed 12, 3:10, 7:15, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:50, 3:50, 7:30, 10:10, Fri 12:40, 3:40, 7:25, 10:05 Sat 7:25, 10:15 Sun-Tues 12:40, 3:40, 7:25, 10:05 Wed 12:40, 3:40

"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 12:10, 6:30 Fri-Wed 12:10, 9

"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; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:05, 2:15, 4:30, 7; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2, 4:20, 7 Fri-Wed 3:40, 6:40; Brunswick 10 Thurs-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 2:45, 5; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 3:30, 9:50

"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, 1:35, 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:20, 3, 7:05, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, 7:25, 9:50 ; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:10, 6:50, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:05, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05 Fri-Wed 1:05, 4, 7:30, 10

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

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 7:40, 9:45 Fri-Wed 2:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12, 7:10; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:35, 2:50, 5, 7:25, 10:20

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