November 15, 2012

At the Movies

Opening: 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2' / 'Lincoln' / 'The Sessions'

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Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”

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Helen Hunt and John Hawkes in “The Sessions,” about a man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity.

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MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton (The World According to Sesame Street) has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable – "Somewhere Between." Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989 – a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy – the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, “Who am I?” They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts.

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

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

"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 Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 9:30

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20; Windham 5 Star Thurs 3:50, 6:45 Fri 3:45, 6:45, 9:40 Sat 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40 Sun 12:45, 3:45, 6:45 Mon-Wed 3:45, 6:45; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12:45, 3:40, 6:30 Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20 Sun-Tues 12:45, 3:40, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3, 6:45, 9:45 Fri-Tues 12, 3, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12 (IMAX), 12:30, 3 (IMAX), 3:30, 6:45 (IMAX), 7, 9:45 (IMAX), 10 Fri-Tues 11:30, 12 (IMAX), 2:30, 3 (IMAX), 7 (IMAX), 6:45, 9:45, 10 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 12:30, 3:30, 3:45, 6:45, 7, 9:50, 10 Fri-Tues 11:50, 12, 12:10, 3:10, 3:20, 3:30, 6:30, 6:45, 7, 9:40, 9:50, 10

"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 11:50, 2; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10,  9:20 Fri-Tues 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7:30, 9:50 Fri-Tues 12:10, 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-Sat (all 3D) 4:10, 9:10 Sun-Tues 4 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20 (3D), 4:50, 7:20 (3D), 9:50 Fri-Tues 11:50 (3D), 2:20 (3D), 4:50, 7:20 (3D), 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12 (3D), 12:15, 2:20 (3D), 2:35, 4:40 (3D), 4:55, 7 (3D), 7:15, 9:20 (3D), 9:35 Fri-Tues 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 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) Fri-Tues 11:30, 11:40 (3D), 2, 2:10 (3D), 4:30, 4:40 (3D), 7:10, 7:20 (3D), 9:40, 9:50 (3D)

 

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