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

"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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed (all in 2D) 1, 3:40, 6:20, 9; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:05, 3, 7:45 Fri-Wed 12:05, 3, 8

"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 Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 3:40, 7:10 Fri-Wed 12:20, 6:30

"MET OPERA: PARSIFAL" (NR) (5:45) Stars Jonas Kaufmann and Katarina Dalayman. Directed by Daniele Gatti. Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in Francois Girard's new vision for Wagner's final masterpiece.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Wed 6:30; Brunswick 10 Wed 6:30

"OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL" (PG) (2:10) Stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis. Directed by Sam Raimi. A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed (all in 2D) 12:45, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 1, 4, 6:50, 9:40 Fri-Sun 12 (3D), 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 (3D) Mon-Wed 1 (3D) 4, 6:50, 9:40 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 12:30, 1 (IMAX 3D) 3, 3:30, 4 (IMAX 3D), 6:30, 6:45, 7 (IMAX 3D), 9:05, 9:30, 9:45 (IMAX 3D) Fri-Wed 12, 12:30 (3D), 1 (IMAX 3D), 3, 3:30 (3D), 4 (IMAX 3D), 6:45, 7 (IMAX 3D), 7:45 (3D), 9:30, 9:45 (IMAX 3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 12:10 (3D) 12:30 (3D), 3:10, 3:25, 3:40 (3D), 6:45, 7 (3D) 7:15 (3D), 9:30 (3D), 9:40, 9:50 (3D), 10 (3D); Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:45 (3D), 1:15 (3D), 3:30 (3D), 4 (3D), 4:20, 6:30 (3D), 7 (3D), 7:20, 9:30 (3D), 9:45, 10 (3D) Fri 12:30 (3D), 12:50, 1:15 (3D), 3:20, 4:10 (3D), 4:20 (3D), 6:30, 7 (3D), 7:20, 8 (3D), 9:30, 9:55 (3D) Sat 12:30 (3D), 12:50, 1:15 (3D), 4:10 (3D), 4:20 (3D), 7 (3D), 8 (3D), 9:55 (3D) Sun 12:30 (3D), 12:50, 1:15 (3D), 3:20, 4:10 (3D), 4:20 (3D), 6:30, 7 (3D), 7:20, 8 (3D), 9:30, 9:55 (3D) Mon 12:30 (3D), 12:50, 1:15 (3D), 3:20, 4:10 (3D), 4:20 (3D), 6:30, 7 (3D), 7:20, 8 (3D), 9:30, 9:55 (3D) Tues-Wed 12:30 (3D), 12:50, 1:15 (3D), 3:20, 4:10 (3D), 4:20 (3D), 6:30, 7 (3D), 7:20, 8 (3D), 9:30, 9:55 (3D)

"PHANTOM" (R) (1:37) Stars Ed Harris, Julian Adams and David Duchovny. Directed by Todd Robinson. The haunted captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 9:20

"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.

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