August 15, 2013

At the Movies

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

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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)

"ELYSIUM" (R) (1:49), Stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Alice Braga. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. In 2154, the very wealthy live on a space station, and the rest of the population lives on a ruined Earth. One man leads a mission to bring equality to the polarized worlds.

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

"FRUITVALE STATION" (R) (1:25) Stars 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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) 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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday; Wells Five Star Thursday

"THE HEAT" (R) (1:57) Stars Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir and Michael McDonald. Directed by Paul Feig. FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord, but neither woman has ever had a partner, or a friend.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday

"MONSTERS UNIVERSITY" (G) (1:50) Animated with the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren. Directed by Dan Scanlon. Mike and Sully meet during their days at Monsters University, when they weren't the best of friends.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" (PG-13) (1:49) Stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz. Directed by Joss Whedon. Updated version of William Shakespere's romantic comedy.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Friday-Wednesday

"PACIFIC RIM" (PG-13) (2:11) Stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

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

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Tuesday; 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 (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Monday

"PLANES" (PG) (1:32) Animated with the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett and Carlos Alazraqui. Directed by Klay Hall. Dusty, the crop-dusting plane that is afraid of heights, dreams of being a famous aerial star.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Tuesday; 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 (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Monday

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