November 8, 2012

At the Movies

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

OPENING THIS WEEK

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

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MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

"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

NOW SHOWING

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1, 4:30, 8; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Wed 12, 4, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:25, 3:55, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 3:40, 7:30

"FLIGHT" (R) (2:15) Stars Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Tamara Tunie. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:40, 9:25; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1, 3:50, 6:50 Fri-Sun 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Mon-Wed 1, 3:50, 6:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3, 6:45, 9:45 Fri-Sun 11:40, 3, 6:45, 9:45 Mon-Wed 3, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:45, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 12:20, 3:20, 3:30, 6:30, 6:50, 9:30, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12, 12;20, 3:10, 3:30, 6:30, 6:50, 9:30, 9:50

"FRANKENWEENIE" (PG) (1:27) Stars Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Martin Landau. Directed by Tim Burton. Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11;50, 2, 4:20

"FUN SIZE" (PG-13) (1:30) Stars Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler and Ana Gasteyer. Directed by Josh Schwartz. When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:25 Fri-Sat 4:25, 9:45 Sun-Wed 4:25; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:10, 7:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 12, 4:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 4:30

"HERE COMES THE BOOM" (PG) (1:45) Stars Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler. Directed by Frank Coraci. A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:15, 7:10 Fri 4:15, 7:10, 9:35 Sat 1:10, 4:15, 7:10, 9:35 Sun 1:10, 4:15, 7:10 Mon-Wed 4:15, 7:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 11:40, 2, 4:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 2:30, 4:50, 7:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:40, 9:40

"HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA" (PG) (1:58) Stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Dracula operates a high-end resort far away from the human world. He goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for his daughter.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:30, 6:55 Fri 4:30, 6:55, 9 Sat 1:30, 4:30, 6:55, 9 Sun 1:30, 4:30, 6:55 Mon-Wed 4:30, 6:55; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:20 (3D), 4, 7:15 (3D) Fri-Sun 1:20 (3D), 4, 7:15 (3D), 9:15 Mon-Wed 1:20 (3D), 4, 7:15 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:15, 2:25, 4:30, 7:05, 9:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50 (3D), 2:10, 2:20 (3D), 4:20, 4:30 (3D), 6:50 Fri-Wed 11:50 (3D), 2:10 (3D), 4:20, 6:50

"LOOPER" (R) (1:58) Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Paul Dano. Directed by Rian Johnson. In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to "close the loop" by transporting back Joe's future self.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:15, 6:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 9:40

"THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS" (R) (1:36) Stars Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu and Cung Le. Directed by RZA. On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins and a rogue mercenary descend on a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:45

"PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4" (PG-13) (1:28) Stars Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively and Brady Allen. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witnesses strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 4, 9; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:05, 7:20 Fri 4:20, 7:25, 9:25 Sat 1:15, 4:20, 7:25, 9:25 Sun 1:15, 4:20, 7:25 Mon-Wed 4:20, 7:25; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 2:15, 4:45, 7:20 Fri-Sun 2:15, 4:45, 7:20, 9:40 Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:45, 7:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:30, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10 (IMAX), 2:20 (IMAX), 4:25 (IMAX), 7 (IMAX), 9:15 (IMAX) Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:25, 7, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7, 9:20

"THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER" (PG-13) (1:43) Stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:40, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25

"PITCH PERFECT" (PG) (1:52) Stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. Directed by Jason Moore. A college freshman is cajoled into joining the school's all-girl singing group.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs-Fri 7:15 Sat-Sun 1, 7:15 Mon-Wed 7:15; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 Fri-Wed 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:20, 6:45 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:20

"SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS" (R) (1:51) Stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Martin McDonagh. A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 3:45, 6; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Mon 1:45, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Tues 1:45, 4:45 Wed 1:45, 4:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 Mon-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 2, 6:45, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:20,  6:45, 9:20

"SILENT HILL: REVELATION" (R) (1:34) Stars Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Carrie-Anne Moss and Adelaide Clemens. Directed by Michael J. Bassett. When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:05, 7:20; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 4:20 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 12 (3D) 2:10 (3D), 4:30, 7:10 (3D), 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:15, 2:20, 4:30, 7, 9:10 Fri-Wed 12:15, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook 9:40 (3D)

"SINISTER" (R) (1:50) Stars Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone. Directed by Scott Derrickson. Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 7:05, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:40, 7:10, 9:45 Fri-Wed 12:10, 9:30

"TAKEN 2" (PG-13) (1:31) Stars Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Leland Orser. Directed by Olivier Megaton. In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2, 4:20, 7, 9:30 Fri 11:50, 2, 4:50, 7, 9:30 Sat 4:50, 7, 9:30 Sun-Tues 11:50, 2, 4:50, 7, 9:30 Wed 11:50, 2; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7:30, 9:50 

"WRECK-IT RALPH" (PG) (1:38) Animated, with the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer. Directed by Rich Moore. A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:10, 7 Fri 4:10, 7, 9:20 Sat 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:20 Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7 Mon-Wed 4:10, 7; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:30, 4:10 (3D), 6:40 Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:10 (3D), 6:40, 9:10 (3D) Mon-Wed 1:30, 4:10 (3D), 6:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20 (3D), 4:50, 7:20 (3D), 9:50 Fri-Sun 11:50 (3D), 2:20 (3D), 4:50, 7:20 (3D), 9:50 Mon-Wed 2:20 (3D), 4:50, 7:20 (3D), 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12 (3D), 12:15, 2:20 (3D), 2:35, 4:40 (3D), 4:55, 7 (3D), 7:15, 9:20 (3D), 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:40, 11:50 (3D), 2:10, 2:20 (3D), 4:40, 4:50 (3D), 7:10, 7:20 (3D), 9:40, 9:50 (3D)

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