August 15, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Jobs' / 'Kick-Ass 2' / 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' / 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' / 'Paranoia'

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker star in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” in which Whitaker portrays a longtime White House butler.

The Weinstein Company

• AT THE MUSEUM

"MUSEUM HOURS," directed by Jem Cohen. When a Vienna museum guard befriends an unusual visitor, the art museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. In English and German, with English subtitles. Not rated; some nudity and profanity. Running time: 1:46

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

• AT THE DRIVE-INS

SACO DRIVE-IN,

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

Thursday: "Planes" (PG); "The Smurfs 2" (PG)

Friday-Wednesday: "Planes" (PG); "Monsters University" (G)

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: "The Wolverine" (PG-13); "The Conjuring" (R)

Thursday, Screen 2: "Despicable Me 2" (PG); "The Smurfs 2" (PG)

Friday-Wednesday, Screen 2: "Despicable Me 2" (PG); "Monsters University" (G)

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: "Planes" (PG); "The Smurfs 2" (PG)

Friday-Wednesday: "Planes" (PG); "Pacific Rim" (PG-13)

"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.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Wednesday

"KICK-ASS 2" (R) (1:43) Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey. Directored by Jeff Wadlow. The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

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

"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.

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

"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.

Opening at: Smitty's Biddeford Wednesday; Smitty's Windham Wednesday

"PARANOIA" (PG-13 (1:46) Stars Amber Heard, Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. Directed by Robert Luketic. An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but he must spy on his boss' old mentor to gain a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) 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. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.

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

"THE CONJURING" (R) (1:52) Stars 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; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday

"DESPICABLE ME 2" (PG) (1:38) Animated with the voices of 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; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Tuesday; Wells Five Star Thursday

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