September 5, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Riddick' / 'This is the End'

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Vin Diesel returns to play the title character in new adventures of “Riddick.”

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Nick Frost, left, and Simon Pegg in “The World’s End.”

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Film Movement

Raphael Personnaz as Al, Arta Dobroshi as Juliette and Clotilde Hesme as Vera, the characters whose lives collide in “Three Worlds.”

• AT THE MUSEUM

"THREE WORLDS," directed by Catherine Corsini, 2012 (NR, 1:41). Al is 10 days away from marrying the daughter of his boss, along with succeeding him as the head of the car dealership where Al has been working for most of his life. One night, while coming back drunk from his bachelor party, Al commits a hit-and-run and is urged to leave the scene of the crime by two friends who are with him. The next day, gnawed by guilt, he decides to go to the hospital to inquire anonymously about his victim. What he does not know is that the entire accident was witnessed by a young woman, Juliette, who is going through her own emotional upheavals. Juliette not only called 911, but also helped to contact the victim's wife, Vera, a Moldovan illegal immigrant whom she decides to help and keep company at the hospital. But when Juliette recognizes Al as the reckless driver, she is unable to denounce him. Gradually they get to know each other better, and Juliette becomes a mediator between Al and the unsuspecting Vera. Things get complicated when romantic feelings between Juliette and Al start to arise, and Vera finally finds out about their secret relationship. In French and Moldovan, with English subtitles. 

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.

Friday-Saturday: "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" (PG); "Elysium" (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.

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

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

Friday-Sunday: "World War Z" (PG-13); "Star Trek Into Darkness" (PG-13)

"RIDDICK" (R) (1:59) Stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff and Jordi Molla. Directed by David Twohy. Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.

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

"THIS IS THE END" (R) (1:47) Stars James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

Re-opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Wednesday

NOW SHOWING

"2 GUNS" (R) (1:49) Stars Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton and Bill Paxton. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. A botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel finds a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer on the run, but neither knew the other was an undercover agent.

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

"BLUE JASMINE" (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins. Directed by Woody Allen. A life crisis causes a vapid and narcissistic socialite to head to San Francisco, where she tries to reconnect with her sister.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thursday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday

"CLOSED CIRCUIT" (R) (1:36) Stars Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent and Ciaran Hinds. Directed by John Crowley. Two ex-lovers are unexpectedly working together on a high-profile terrorism case, testing their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

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

"DESPICABLE ME 2" (PG) (1:38) Animated with the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Miranda Cosgrove. Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

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

"ELYSIUM" (R) (1:49) Stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Alice Braga. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. In 2154, the very wealthy live on a space station, and the rest of the population lives on a ruined Earth. One man leads a mission to bring equality to the polarized worlds.

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

"GETAWAY" (PG-13) (1:34) Stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight and Paul Freeman. Directed by Courtney Solomon. Former race-car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commandeers a young woman's car and takes her on a high-speed race against time.

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

"GROWN UPS 2" (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Lenny moves his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, only to discover that sometimes crazy follows you.

Showing at: 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 to take down a ruthless drug lord, but neither woman has ever had a partner, or a friend.

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