Monday, December 9, 2013
OPENING THIS WEEK
Liam Neeson reprises his role as a retired CIA operative in “Taken 2.”
AT THE MUSEUM
"THE CONNECTION," directed by Jim Dunn, not rated. Eight drug addicts are gathered in a Greenwich Village loft apartment belonging to Leach. They have accepted a fee from Dunn, a young documentarian, and his cameraman, J.J. Burden, to film them. They are waiting for their drug connection to arrive with the heroin. While the four musicians in the group play jazz, Dunn asks the others to relate anecdotes about themselves and their backgrounds.
Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday
AT THE DRIVE-INS
BRIDGTON TWIN DRIVE-IN, 383 Portland Road, Bridgton; 647-8666. Closed for season
SACO DRIVE-IN, 969 Portland Road, Saco; 284-1016. Open Friday and Saturday only. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. $15/carload.
Fri-Sat: "The Possession" (R) 7:15; followed by "The House at the End of the Street" (PG-13)
PRIDES CORNER DRIVE-IN, 651 Bridgton Road, Westbrook; 797-3154. Open Friday and Saturday only. Gates open at 7 p.m. $15/carload.
Fri-Sat: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG); "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" (PG)
"TAKEN 2" (PG-13) (1:31) Stars Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Leland Orser. Directed by Olivier Megaton. In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri 4:25, 7:15, 9:35 Sat 1:20, 4:25, 7:15, 9:35 Sun-Mon 1:20, 4:25, 7:15 Tues-Wed 4:25, 7:15; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sun 1:30, 3:50, 7:10, 9:20 Mon-Wed 1:30, 3:50, 7:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed 11:50, 2, 4:20, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 12:20, 2:10, 2:30, 4:30, 4:40, 7:10, 7:30, 9:30, 9:50
"FRANKENWEENIE" (PG) (1:27) Stars Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Martin Landau. Directed by Tim Burton. Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri 4:15, 6:55, 9 Sat 1:05, 4:15, 6:55, 9 Sun-Mon 1:05, 4:15, 6:55 Tues-Wed 4:15, 6:55; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sun 1:10, 3:40 (3D), 6:30 (3D), 8:45 Mon-Wed 1:10, 3:40 (3D), 6:30 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed (all 3D) 12, 2:10, 4:20, 7:20, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed (all IMAX 3D) 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7, 9:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed (all 3D) 12:20, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:30
"AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY" (PG) (1:58) Stars Ai Weiwei, Danqing Chen and Ying Gao. Directed by Alison Klayman. A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:40
"KILLER JOE" (NR-17) (1:58) Stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple. Directed by William Friedkin. When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30
"LUNAFEST" L/A Arts, at 221 Lisbon Street in Lewiston, is hosting a benefit featuring a film festival with a series short films by, for and about women.
Opening at: L/A Arts (Lewiston) Fri 7:30
"2016: OBAMA'S AMERICA" (PG) (1:29) Documentary. Directed by Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan. A journey into the heart of the world's most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years.
Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 12, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50
"ARBITRAGE" (R) (1:47) Stars Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling. Directed by Nicholas Jarecki. A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:10
"THE BOURNE LEGACY" (PG-13) (2:05) Stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton and Scott Glenn. Directed by Tony Gilroy. An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.
Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:15, 6:30, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 3:30, 6:45, 9:35 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20
"THE CAMPAIGN" (R) (1:35) Stars Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis and Dylan McDermott. Directed by Jay Roach. In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: Naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.
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