September 5, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Riddick' / 'This is the End'

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Vin Diesel returns to play the title character in new adventures of “Riddick.”

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Nick Frost, left, and Simon Pegg in “The World’s End.”

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Film Movement

Raphael Personnaz as Al, Arta Dobroshi as Juliette and Clotilde Hesme as Vera, the characters whose lives collide in “Three Worlds.”

• AT THE MUSEUM

"THREE WORLDS," directed by Catherine Corsini, 2012 (NR, 1:41). Al is 10 days away from marrying the daughter of his boss, along with succeeding him as the head of the car dealership where Al has been working for most of his life. One night, while coming back drunk from his bachelor party, Al commits a hit-and-run and is urged to leave the scene of the crime by two friends who are with him. The next day, gnawed by guilt, he decides to go to the hospital to inquire anonymously about his victim. What he does not know is that the entire accident was witnessed by a young woman, Juliette, who is going through her own emotional upheavals. Juliette not only called 911, but also helped to contact the victim's wife, Vera, a Moldovan illegal immigrant whom she decides to help and keep company at the hospital. But when Juliette recognizes Al as the reckless driver, she is unable to denounce him. Gradually they get to know each other better, and Juliette becomes a mediator between Al and the unsuspecting Vera. Things get complicated when romantic feelings between Juliette and Al start to arise, and Vera finally finds out about their secret relationship. In French and Moldovan, with English subtitles. 

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.

Friday-Saturday: "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" (PG); "Elysium" (R) 

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.

Friday-Sunday, Screen 1: "Planes" (PG); "Iron Man 3" (PG-13)

Friday-Sunday, Screen 2: "We're the Millers" (R); "2 Guns" (R) 

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)

Friday-Sunday: "World War Z" (PG-13); "Star Trek Into Darkness" (PG-13)

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Sanford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Sunday

"THE SMURFS 2" (PG) (1:45) Animated with the voices of Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays. Directed by Raja Gosnell. The Smurfs team up 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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Sanford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Sunday

"THE SPECTACULAR NOW" (R) (1:35) Stars Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Kyle Chandler. Directed by James Ponsoldt. A different type of "nice girl" changes the philosophy of a hard-partying high school senior.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday

"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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

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

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday

"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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

DOUBLE FEATURE: "WORLD WAR Z" (PG-13) (1:56) Stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz. Directed by Marc Forster. United Nations employee Gerry Lane races against time to stop a zombie pandemic. And "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" (PG-13) (2:12) Stars Karl Urban, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana. Directed by J.J. Abrams. The crew of the Enterprise must capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

"THE WORLD'S END" (R) (1:49) Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman and Rosamund Pike. Directed by Edgar Wright. Five friends reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier, but unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"YOU'RE NEXT" (R) (1:36) Stars Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, A.J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg. Directed by Adam Wingard. A gang of mysterious killers learn one of their victims has a secret talent for fighting back. Re-release of 2011 movie.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

-- From news services; subject to change.

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