April 4, 2013

Movies: Opening This Week and Now Showing

"Evil Dead" / "Jurassic Park 3D" / "On the Road" / "Tattoo Nation"

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Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley in “On the Road,” based on the classic Beat novel by Jack Kerouac.

IFC Films

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Jane Levy in “Evil Dead,” a remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic “The Evil Dead.”

TriStar Pictures

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Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thursday

"THE HOST" (PG-13) (2:05) Stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel and Diane Kruger. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Melanie risks everything to protect the people she cares most about when an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"IDENTITY THIEF" (R) (1:51) Stars Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho and Amanda Peet. Directed by Seth Gordon. Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE" (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde. Directed by Don Scardino. When a street magician's stunt starts to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton stage their own daring stunt.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN" (R) (1:40) Stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning is trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack and works with national security to rescue the president from kidnappers.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday

"OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL" (PG) (2:10) Stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis. Directed by Sam Raimi. A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday

"SAFE HAVEN" (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders and David Lyons. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, N.C., where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" (R) (2:02) Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Directed by David O. Russell. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"SPRING BREAKERS" (R) (1:34) Stars Selena Gomez and James Franco. Directed by Harmony Ko. Three friends lack funds for a spring break adventure, steal a car and end up in jail, but are bailed out by a local rapper, drug pusher and arms dealer who lures them into a criminal underworld.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday

"TYLER PERRY'S TEMPTATION" (PG-13) (1:51) Stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood and Kim Kardashian. Directed by Tyler Perry. An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal and recklessness, which alters the course of her life.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

Find full movie listings and showtimes at: mainetoday.com/movies

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