August 1, 2013

At the Movies


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Michael James, left, Michael B. Jordan, Trestin George, Thomas Wright, Kevin Durand and Alejandra Nolasco in “Fruitvale Station.”

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Jennifer Anniston, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts and Jason Sudeikis in the new comedy “We’re the Millers.”

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Reporter Jeremy Scahill in a scene from “Dirty Wars.”


"DIRTY WARS" -- This documentary follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller "Blackwater," into the heart of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. Part political thriller and part detective story, "Dirty Wars" takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see a behind-the-scenes look at a high-stakes investigation. NR: violent imagery. Co-presented by Space Gallery.

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.


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

Thursday: "Turbo" (PG); "The Wolverine" (PG-13)

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

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

Friday-Wednesday, Screen 1: "The Smurfs 2" (PG); "Pacific Rim" (PG-13)

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

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)

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

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

"2 GUNS" (R) (1:49) Starring 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. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.

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

"FRUITVALE STATION" (R) (1:25) Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer and Kevin Durand. Directed by Ryan Coogler. The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with family, friends, enemies and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

"ONLY GOD FORGIVES" (R) (1:30) Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas and Vithaya Pansringarm. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Drug smuggler Julian thrives in Bangkok's criminal underworld but his life gets more complicated when his mother insists that he find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

"PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS" (PG) (1:46) Starring 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."

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Tuesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Wednesday

"WE'RE THE MILLERS" (R) (1:50) Starring 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.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Tuesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Wednesday


"THE BLING RING" (R) (1:30) Starring 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

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

"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.

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