Wednesday, April 23, 2014
OPENING THIS WEEK
Chloe Moretz, left, and Julianne Moore in “Carrie,” a remake of the 1976 horror film based on the Stephen King novel.
Alan Rickman stars as club owner Hilly Krystal in “CBGB,” a look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub.
“CARRIE” (R) (1:40) Stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde and Portia Doubleday. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland; Cinemagic Saco; Cinemagic Westbrook
“THE FIFTH ESTATE” (R) (2:08) Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Carice van Houten and Alicia Vikander. Directed by Bill Condon. A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.
Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland); Brunswick 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland; Cinemagic Saco; Cinemagic Westbrook
“THE SUMMIT” (R) (1:35) Stars Christine Barnes, Hoselito Bite and Marco Confortola. Directed by Nick Ryan. The story of the deadliest day on the world’s most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.
Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland)
“CBGB” (R) (1:41) Stars Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman and Justin Bartha. Directed by Randall Miller. A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub, CBGB.
Opening Thursday at: Nickelodeon (Portland)
“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.
“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” (PG-13) (2:14) Stars Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahman. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Based on the true story of Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the MV Maersk Alabama, the first U.S. cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.
“CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2” (PG) (1:35) Animated with the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Farris, Will Forte and Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Dody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Flint Lockwood leaves his post at The Live Corp Company when he learns his most infamous machine is still working and turning out menacing food-animal hybrids.
“DON JON” (R) (1:30) Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson and Tony Danza. Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A man works to find intimacy and happiness with his potential true love after developing unrealistic expectations from watching porn.
“ENOUGH SAID” (PG-13) (1:33) Stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener. Directed by Nicole Holofcener. A divorced woman decides to pursue the man she’s interested in but learns he’s the ex-husband of her new friend.
“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.
“GRAVITY” (PG-13) (1:30) Stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris and Orto Ignatiussen. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
“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.
“MACHETE KILLS” (R) (1:47) Stars Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Mel Gibson and Jessica Alba. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.
“PRISONERS” (R) (2:33) Stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Melissa Leo. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. While police pursue leads, Keller Dover takes matters into his own hands after his daughter and her friend go missing.
“RUNNER RUNNER” (R) (1:31) Stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton and Anthony Mackie. Directed by Brad Furman. A college student cracks an online poker game that goes bust and arranges a meeting with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
“RUSH” (R) (2:03) Stars Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer. Directed by Ron Howard. The 1970s intense rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda is re-created in this sports drama based on actual events.
“SHORT TERM 12” (R) (1:36) Stars Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr. and Kaitlyn Dever. Directed by Destin Cretton. An award-winning film at several film festivals. A young supervising staff member and her longtime boyfriend and co-worker deal with various situations at a dysfunctional foster care facility.
“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.