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'

OPENING THIS WEEK

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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

• AT THE MUSEUM

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

AT THE DRIVE-INS

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

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-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

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

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

"THE FAMILY" (R) (1:51) Stars Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron and John D'Leo. Directed by Luc Besson. The notorious Manzoni mafia family is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program but fitting in becomes a challenge as their old habits die hard.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday; 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

"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 Saco 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 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) Thursday-Wednesday

"INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2" (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye. Directed by James Wan. The haunted Lambert family tries to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 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

"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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

"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-Wednesday; 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-Tuesday; 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: Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Sanford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Sunday

"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 Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US" (PG) (1:32) Stars Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan. Directed by Morgan Spurlock. Concert movie and look at the group's rise to fame after competing on "X-Factor."

Showing at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday and "One Direction Fan Cut" Thursday; Cinemagic Saco "One Direction Fan Cut" Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook "One Direction Fan Cut" Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) "One Direction Fan Cut" Thursday

"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: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"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-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Sunday

"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.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday; 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

"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; Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Sanford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Sunday

"THE SPECTACULAR NOW" (R) (1:35) Stars Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Kyle Chandler. Directed by James Ponsoldt. A different type of "nice girl" changes the philosophy of a hard-partying high school senior guy.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-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.

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

"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-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday

"THE WAY WAY BACK" (PG-13) (1:43) Stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Liam James and Allison Janney. Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Duncan is having a difficult summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend and his daughter. But the 14-year-old finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the local water park.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-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

"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-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

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