November 22, 2012

At the Movies

Opening: 'Life of Pi' / 'Rise of the Guardians' / 'Red Dawn'

OPENING FRIDAY

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Josh Hutcherson in “Red Dawn.”

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Taylor Lautner and Makenzie Foy in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.”

Summit Entertainment

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

"DOWNTOWN EXPRESS," directed by David Grubin, 2012. NR. 1:30. Set in the world of Russian immigrants living in New York City, "Downtown Express" uses music to explore the clash of old-world values against the lure and excitement of a new country. Under the watch of his loving but overbearing father, virtuoso violinist and Juilliard student Sasha (Grammy nominee Philippe Quint) prepares for a critical recital meant to launch his career. Yet, he is increasingly drawn to the rhythms of the streets of New York, and when he meets singer-songwriter Ramona (acclaimed recording artist Nellie McKay), he joins her band, falls in love and begins to lead a double life, careening frantically between two worlds. As his classical debut nears, Sasha must decide whether to break with his father and forge his own destiny.

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

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1, 4, 6:50, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:05, 7:05, 9:35 Fri-Sat 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:35 Sun 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 Mon-Wed 4:05, 7:05; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 3:30 (3D), 6:45, 9:30 (3D) Fri 9:45 a.m., 12:30, 3:30 (3D), 6:45, 9:30 (3D) Sat 12:30, 3:30 (3D), 6:45, 9:30 (3D) Sun-Wed 12:30, 3:30 (3D), 6:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs (all 3D) 6:50, 9:40 Fri-Wed (all 3D) 11:40, 3, 6:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 7:15, 9:20 (3D) Fri-Wed 11:30, 1:55 (3D), 4:30, 7:15, 9:20 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 7:15 (3D), 10 (3D) Fri-Wed (all 3D) 12, 3:10, 7:15, 10

"RISE OF THE GUARDIANS" (PG) (1:37) Stars Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher and Chris Pine. Directed by Peter Ramsey. When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 3:55, 7:10, 9:25; Fri-Sat 12:55, 3:55, 7:10, 9:25 Sun 12:55, 3:55, 7:10 Mon-Wed 3:55, 7:10; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 2:30, 4:45 (3D), 7, 9:15 (3D) Fri 9:15 a.m., 12:15 (3D), 2:30, 4:45 (3D), 7, 9:15 (3D) Sat 12:15 (3D), 2:30, 4:45 (3D), 7, 9:15 (3D) Sun-Wed 12:15 (3D), 2:30, 4:45 (3D), 7; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs (all 3D) 7:10, 9:30 Fri-Wed (all 3D) 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 7 (3D), 10 Fri-Wed 11:40 (3D), 2:15, 4:40 (3D), 7 (3D), 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 7, 7:10 (3D), 9:20, 9:30 Fri-Wed 11:30, 11:40 (3D), 2, 2:10 (3D), 4:30, 4:40 (3D), 7, 7:10 (3D), 9:20, 9:30 (3D)

"RED DAWN" (PG-13) Stars Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas and Josh Hutcherson. Directed by Dan Bradley. A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:15, 7:15, 9:15; Fri-Sat 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, 9:15 Sun 1:10, 4:15, 7:15 Mon-Wed 4:15, 7:15; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 7:10, 9:30 Fri-Wed 11:40, 2, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 6:50, 9:20 Fri-Wed 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20

NOW SHOWING

"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: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:05, 7:05; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 7:10 Fri-Wed 11:30, 7:10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 9:25 Fri 11:40, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 6:45, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30

"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; Windham 5 Star Thurs 3:50, 6:55, 9:45 Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:50, 6:55, 9:45 Sun 12:50, 3:50, 6:50 Mon-Wed 3:50, 6:50; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 Fri 10 a.m., 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 Sat 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 Sun-Wed 1, 3:50, 6:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 6:45, 9:45 Fri-Wed 11:40, 3, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 6:40, 9:35 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30

"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; Cinemagic Saco Thurs

"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, 7:10

"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 and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:15, 4:30, 7:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 6:45, 9:50 Fri 12, 3:15, 6:45, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 6:30, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:40

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

"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 7:15; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 7:05 Fri-Wed 2, 4:30, 7:05; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 6:45 Fri-Wed 3:40, 6:45

"THE SESSIONS" (R) (1:35) Stars John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy. Directed by Ben Lewin. A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 3:45, 6 Fri-Sun 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15 Mon-Wed 1:30, 3:45, 6; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:15, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 7:10, 9:30 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 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 3:45, 6:45, 9:40 Fri-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 3:40, 6:30, 9:20 Fri 9:30 a.m., 12:45, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20 Sat 12:45, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20 Sun-Wed 12:45, 3:40, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 6:45, 9:45 Fri-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 6:45, 7 (IMAX), 9:45, 10 (IMAX) Fri-Wed 11:30, 12 (IMAX), 2:30, 3 (IMAX), 6:45, 7 (IMAX), 9:45, 10 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 6:45, 7, 9:40, 9:50, 10 Fri-Wed 11:50, 12, 12:10, 3:20, 3:30, 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 Saco Thurs 9:35 Fri-Wed 11:45, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 9:20 Fri-Wed 11:20, 1:30, 9:20 

"TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN -- PART 2" (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Peter Facinelli. Directed by Bill Condon. After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:35; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Sat 1, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 1, 4, 6:50 Mon-Wed 4, 6:50; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Fri 9 a.m., 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun-Wed 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10 Fri-Mon 11:30, 12, 2, 2:30, 4:30, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10 Tues 11:30, 12, 2, 2:30, 4:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Wed 11:30, 12, 2, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 6:45, 7, 7:20, 9:30, 9:45, 10 Fri-Wed 11:30, 12, 12:30, 2, 2:45, 3:15, 4:30, 6:45, 7, 7:20, 9:30, 9:45, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 7, 7:10, 7:20, 7:30, 9:40, 9:50, 10 Fri 11:20, 11:30, 1:40, 2, 2:10, 4:10, 4:20, 4:30, 4:40, 7, 7:10, 7:20, 7:30, 9:40, 9:50, 10

"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, 9:20 Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:20 Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7 Mon-Wed 4:10, 7; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Fri 10:15 a.m., 1:30, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sat 1:30, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Sun 1:30, 4:10, 6:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 7:15, 9:45 Fri-Wed 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

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