August 29, 2013

At the Movies

'One Direction: This is Us' / 'Getaway' / 'Closed Circuit' / 'The Spectacular Now'

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Peter Sarsgaard and Cate Blanchett in a scene from “Blue Jasmine.”

Sony Pictures Classics

Roadside Attractions

Sarah Polley behind the camera in “Stories We Tell.”

• AT THE MUSEUM

"STORIES WE TELL," documentary, PG-13, 1:48. In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar-nominated writer-director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. "Stories We Tell" explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story.

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

• AT THE DRIVE-INS

SACO DRIVE-IN, 969 Portland Road, Saco; 284-1016. Gates open at 7 p.m. $15/carload.

Thursday: "Grown Ups 2" (PG-13); "2 Guns" (R)

Friday-Sunday: "Red 2" (PG-13); "The Conjuring" (R)

BRIDGTON TWIN DRIVE-IN, 383 Portland Road, Bridgton; 647-8666. Admission prices are for only one screen. $7.50/12 and older; $5/5 to 11 years; free/4

and under. Minimum charge of $15 per vehicle on weekends and holidays. Cash only.

Thursday, Screen 1: "The Wolverine" (PG-13); "The Conjuring" (R)

Friday-Sunday, Screen 1: "Turbo" (PG); "Planes" (PG); "Iron Man 3" (PG-13)

Thursday, Screen 2: "Despicable Me 2" (PG); "Monsters University" (G)

Friday-Sunday, Screen 2: "We're the Millers" (R); "2 Guns" (R); "This is the End" (R)

PRIDES CORNER DRIVE-IN, 651 Bridgton Road, Westbrook; 797-3154. Gates open at 7 p.m. $15/carload (Four max, $5 for each additional person)

Thursday: "Planes" (PG); "2 Guns" (R)

Friday-Wednesday: "Dispicable Me 2" (PG); "Monsters University" (PG)

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"THE HEAT" (R) (1:57) Stars Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir and Michael McDonald. Directed by Paul Feig. FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord, but neither woman has ever had a partner, or a friend.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Wednesday

"JOBS" (PG-13) (2:02) Stars Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, J.K. Simmons and Annika Bertea. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern. The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered and creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday

"KICK-ASS 2" (R) (1:43) Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Monday

"LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER" (PG-13) (2:12) Stars Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz and John Cusack. Directed by Lee Daniels. An African-American's eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday

"MONSTERS UNIVERSITY" (G) (1:50) Animated with the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren. Directed by Dan Scanlon. Mike and Sully meet during their days at Monsters University, when they weren't the best of friends.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Monday; Smitty's (Sanford) Friday-Monday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Monday

"THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES" (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Robert Sheehan. Directed by Harald Zwart. A seemingly normal teen, Clary Fray, learns truths about her past and bloodline when her mom is attacked and taken from their home by a demon.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in IMAX 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday

"PARANOIA" (PG-13 (1:46) Stars Amber Heard, Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. Directed by Robert Luketic. An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but he must spy on his boss's old mentor to gain a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS" (PG) (1:46) Stars Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Nathan Fillion. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. The son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Based on the novel "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters."

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday

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