July 25, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'The Wolverine' / 'The Way Way Back' / 'The To Do List' / '20 Feet From Stardom' / 'The Smurfs 2'


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In “The Way Way Back,” from left, Zoe Levin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell and Liam James encounter each other at a water park.

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SACO DRIVE-IN, 969 Portland Road, Saco; 284-1016. Gates open at 7 p.m. $15/carload.

Thursday: "Turbo" (PG); "The Heat" (R)

Friday-Wednesday: "Turbo" (PG); "The Wolverine" (PG-13)

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.

Thursday-Wednesday, Screen 1: "Despicable Me 2" (PG); "Grown Ups 2" (PG-13)

Thursday-Wednesday, Screen 2: "The Lone Ranger" (PG-13); "The Heat" (R)

PRIDES CORNER DRIVE-IN, 651 Bridgton Road, Westbrook; 797-3154. Gates open at 7 p.m. $15/carload (4 max, $5 for each additional person)

Thursday: "Despicable Me 2" (PG); "Monsters University" (G)

Friday-Wednesday: "The Wolverine" (PG-13); "Grown Ups 2" (PG-13)


"RENOIR" -- Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir, son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste, returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andree, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants and inspires both father and son. Rated R.

Showing at: 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A gallery talk will precede the screening in the second floor galleries at 6 p.m. Friday.

"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.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Friday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Friday-Tuesday

"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.

Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday 

"THE TO DO LIST" (R) (1:40) Stars Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader and Alia Shawkat. Directed by Maggie Carey. Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Clark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.

Opening at: Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday

"20 FEET FROM STARDOM" (PG-13) (1:31) Stars Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill. Directed by Morgan Neville. Award-winning documentary examines the world of backup singers who work just beyond the spotlight for some of the biggest bands in popular music.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

"THE SMURFS 2" (PG) (1:45) Animated with the voices of Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, 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.

Opening at: Smitty's (Biddeford) Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Wednesday


"THE BLING RING" (R) (1:30) Stars Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and Emma Watson. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday

"THE CONJURING" (R) (1:52) Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston. Directed by James Wan. Paranormal investigators are forced to confront a powerful entity, and their most terrifying case, when they try to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday

"DESPICABLE ME 2" (PG) (1:38) Stars 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: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Tuesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Tuesday

"THE GIRL MOST LIKELY" (PG-13) (1:43) Starring Matt Damon, Annette Bening and Kristen Wiig. Directed by Shari Springer Bermand and Robert Pulcini. A failed New York playwright transitions from the Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

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