November 8, 2012

At the Movies

Opening: 'Skyfall' / 'Coldplay Live 2012' / 'We're Not Broke'


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Colin Farrell, left, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell in “Seven Psychopaths.”

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"CHICKEN WITH PLUMS," directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, PG-13, 1:33. Teheran, 1958. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. He plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous, taking him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azrael, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children. As pieces of the puzzle gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light.

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

"SKYFALL" (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Judi Dench. Directed by Sam Mendes. Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20; Windham 5 Star Fri 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Sat 12:45, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Sun 12:45, 3:50, 6:45 Mon-Wed 3:50, 6:45; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sun 12:45, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20 Mon-Wed 12:45, 3:40, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 12, 3, 6:45, 9:45 Mon-Wed 3, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12 (IMAX), 12:30, 3 (IMAX), 3:30, 6:45 (IMAX), 7, 9:45 (IMAX), 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 12:30, 3:30, 3:45, 6:45, 7, 9:50, 10

"COLDPLAY LIVE 2012" (PG) (1:36) Coldplay's concert film/live album documents their Mylo Xyloto world tour, which has been seen by more than three million people since it began in June 2011. Directed by Paul Dugdale, Live 2012 includes footage from Coldplay's shows at Paris's Stade de France, Montreal's Bell Centre and the band's triumphant Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury 2011.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Tues 7, 9:30

"WE'RE NOT BROKE" (NR) (1:21) Directed by Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce. This is a documentary about how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam and how six fed-up Americans from across the country take their frustration to the streets and vow to make them pay.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Wed 7:30


"ALEX CROSS" (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols and Edward Burns. Directed by Rob Cohen. A detective is told that a member of his family has been murdered. He vows to track down the killer.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 2:25, 4:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 2:15, 4:40, 7:20 Fri-Wed 3:20, 6:50

"ARGO" (R) (2:00) Stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Directed by Ben Affleck. As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA specialist develops a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4, 7:05 Fri 4, 7:05, 9:30 Sat 1:05, 4, 7:05, 9:30 Sun 1:05, 4, 7:05 Mon-Wed 4, 7:05; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 2, 4:30, 7 Fri-Sun 2, 4:30, 7. 9:30 Mon-Wed 2, 4:30, 7; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Fri-Sun 11:30, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Mon-Wed 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3, 6:45, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 2:10, 3:30, 7, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:30, 7, 9:40

"CHASING MAVERICKS" (PG) (1:54) Stars Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer. Directed by Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson. When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 6:50, 9:30

"CLOUD ATLAS" (R) (2:50) Stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Hugo Weaving. Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

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