September 12, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'The Family' / 'Insidious: Chapter 2' / 'Austenland'


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Keri Russell and Bret McKenzie in a scene from “Austenland."

Sony Pictures Classics


Sony Picturres Classics

Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham in “At Any Price.”

"AT ANY PRICE," starring Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Heather Graham, Kim Dickens, Clancy Brown and Maika Monroe. Directed by Ramin Bahrani. The son of a prominent seed farmer defies his father's wishes to take over the family business by choosing to become a professional race-car driver in this family drama. Former high-school quarterback Henry Whipple (Quaid) has worked hard to maintain his father's lucrative farming empire. He always dreamt of passing the family business along to his beloved oldest son Grant, though when Grant leaves the farm to explore the world, Henry places his hopes for the future on the shoulders of his youngest son Dean (Efron), who would rather be racing stock cars than working the soil. Meanwhile, fellow farmer Jim Johnson (Brown) has been poaching away Henry's customers while steadily expanding his own thriving business. As Henry attempts to win back those straying clients, Dean begins to make a name for himself as a driver. Rated R; 1:45 

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


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: "Fast & Furious 6" (PG-13); "Kick-Ass 2" (R)

"THE FAMILY" (R) (1:51) Stars Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron and John D'Leo. Directed by Luc Besson. The notorious Manzoni mafia family is relocated to Normandy, France, under the witness protection program, but fitting in becomes a challenge as their old habits die hard.

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

"INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2" (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye. Directed by James Wan. The haunted Lambert family tries to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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

"AUSTENLAND" (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Keri Russell, J.J. Field, Bret McKenzie and Jennifer Coolidge. Directed by Jerusha Hess. A woman obsessed with the BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice" searches for her perfect gentleman at a Jane Austen theme park.

Opening at: Eveningstar Cinema (Brunswick) Friday-Wednesday


"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, but neither knew the other was an undercover agent.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday

"BLUE JASMINE" (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins. Directed by Woody Allen. A life crisis causes a vapid and narcissistic socialite to head to San Francisco, where she tries to reconnect with her sister.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-Wednesday

"CLOSED CIRCUIT" (R) (1:36) Stars Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent and CiarAn Hinds. Directed by John Crowley. Two ex-lovers are unexpectedly working together on a high-profile terrorism case, testing their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"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: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

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

"GETAWAY" (PG-13) (1:34) Stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight and Paul Freeman. Directed by Courtney Solomon. Former race-car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commandeers a young woman's car and takes her on a high-speed race against time.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook 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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