April 18, 2013

At the Movies

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Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman in “42.”

Warner Bros.

PMA Movies

"KOCH," directed by Neil Barsky, 2012. Former Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker. Ferocious, charismatic and hilariously blunt, Koch, who died in February at the age of 88, ruled New York from 1978 to 1989 -- a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan and the town he helped to transform. The tumult of his three terms included the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing renewal initiatives and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, "Koch" chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world's most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention. Not rated. 1:40

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday 

"JURASSIC PARK 3D" (PG-13) (2:07) Stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Re-release of the 1993 original in 3D. A theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN" (R) (1:40) Stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning is trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack and works with national security to rescue the president from kidnappers.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"ON THE ROAD" (R) (2:04) Stars Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart. Directed by Walter Salles. Young writer Sal Paradise, free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou, travel across the country, meeting a mix of people who impact their journey. Based on the Jack Kerouac book.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday 

"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) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday 

"THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES" (R) (2:20) Stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks to provide for his lover and their infant, which puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thursday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday 

"SCARY MOVIE 5" (PG-13) (1:25) Stars Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Shortly after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital a couple uses home-surveillance cameras and a team of experts to help them discover they're being stalked by a nefarious demon.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday 

"SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" (R) (2:02) Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Directed by David O. Russell. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday 

"SPRING BREAKERS" (R) (1:34) Stars Selena Gomez and James Franco. Directed by Harmony Ko. Three friends lack funds for a spring break adventure, steal a car and end up in jail, but are bailed out by a local rapper, drug pusher and arms dealer who lures them into a criminal underworld.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday 

"TRANCE" (R) (1:41) Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Directed by Danny Boyle. An art auctioneer who gets mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday 

"TYLER PERRY'S TEMPTATION" (PG-13) (1:51) Stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood and Kim Kardashian. Directed by Tyler Perry. An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal and recklessness, which alters the course of her life.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday 

Find full movie listings and showtimes at: mainetoday.com/movies 

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