September 19, 2013

At the Movies

'Prisoners' / 'Battle of the Year' / 'Ain't Tem Bodies Saints' / 'Salinger' / 'Pompeii: From the British Museum / 'Unstoppable: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron' / 'The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience'


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An American team tries to bring home the gold in an international dance competition in “Battle of the Year.”

Screen Gems

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Vin Diesel is up to his neck in hot water in “Riddick.”

Universal Pictures


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm in “Love Is All You Need.”

"LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED," starring Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Molly Blixt Egelind, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Christiane Schaumburg-Muller and Sebastian Jessen. Directed by Susanne Bier. Philip (Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Dyrholm) is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who's just been left by her husband for a younger woman, Thilde. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid, Philip's son and Ida's daughter. With warmth, affection and confidence, Bier has shaken a cocktail of love, loss, absurdity, humor and delicately drawn characters that will leave only the hardest heart untouched. It is a film about the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on -- and forward -- with your life. Rated R. Running time: 1:52

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


BRIDGTON TWIN DRIVE-IN, 383 Portland Road, Bridgton; 647-8666. $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: "Elysium" (R); "This is the End" (R)

Screen 2: Closed for season

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: "We're the Millers" (R); "The Conjuring" (R)

"PRISONERS" (R) (2:33) Stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Melissa Leo. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. While police pursue several leads, Keller Dover takes matters into his own hands after his daughter and her friend go missing.

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

"BATTLE OF THE YEAR" (PG-13) (1:49) Stars Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck and Caity Lotz. Directed by Benson Lee. A competition features the best dance teams from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in 15 years. A team is formed to bring the trophy back to America, where it started.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Friday-Wednesday

"AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS" (R) (1:36) Stars Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster. Directed by David Lowery. An escaped outlaw braves the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

"SALINGER" (PG-13) (2:00) Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton and Judd Apatow. Directed by Shane Salemo. Documentary with interviews of friends and colleagues of the very private author of "Catcher in the Rye."

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

"POMPEII: FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM" (NR) (1:30) A filmed view of the major exhibition at the famed museum that looks at the lives of the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Wednesday

"UNSTOPPABLE: A LIVE EVENT WITH KIRK CAMERON" (2:30) Christian faith-based documentary featuring the actor and writer and his personal journey of faith and the investigation of good and evil and facing adversity.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Tuesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Tuesday

"THE WIZARD OF OZ: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE" (PG) (1:52) Stars Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger and Bert Lahr. Directed by Victor Fleming. The classic story of Dorothy Gale and her efforts to return to Kansas after she is swept away to Oz by a tornado.

Opening at: Cinemagic (Saco) Friday-Wednesday


"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-Wednesday

"AUSTENLAND" (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Keri Russell, J.J. Field, Jenniver Coolidge. Directed by Jerusha Hess. A woman obsessed with the BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice" searches for her perfect gentleman at a Jane Austen theme park.

Showing at: Eveningstar Cinema (Brunswick) 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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) 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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

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