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)

"PLANES" (PG) (1:32) Animated with the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett and Carlos Alazraqui. Directed by Klay Hall. Dusty, the crop-dusting plane that is afraid of heights, dreams of being a famous aerial star.

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

"THE SMURFS 2" (PG) (1:45) Animated with the voices of Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays. Directed by Raja Gosnell. The Smurfs team with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped because she knows a secret spell that can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs.

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

"WE'RE THE MILLERS" (R) (1:50) Stars Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Jason Sudeikis. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; 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

"THE WOLVERINE" ( PG-13) (2:06) Stars Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee and Tao Okamoto. Directed by James Mangold. Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

DOUBLE FEATURE: "WORLD WAR Z" (PG-13) (1:56) Stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz. Directed by Marc Forster. United Nations employee Gerry Lane races against time to stop a zombie pandemic. And "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" (PG-13) (2:12) Stars Karl Urban, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana. Directed by J.J. Abrams. The crew of the Enterprise must capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday

"THE WORLD'S END" (R) (1:49) Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman and Rosamund Pike. Directed by Edgar Wright. Five friends reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier, but unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

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

"YOU'RE NEXT" (R) (1:36) Stars Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, A.J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg. Directed by Adam Wingard. A gang of mysterious killers learns that one of their victims has secret talent for fighting back. Re-release of the 2011 movie.

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

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