November 22, 2012

At the Movies

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

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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


"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

"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 

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