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)

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"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: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday

"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.

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

"KICK-ASS 2" (R) (1:43) Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey. Directed 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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

"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.

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

"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: Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Sanford) Friday-Sunday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Sunday

"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.

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

"ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US" (PG) (1:32) Stars Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan. Directed by Morgan Spurlock. Concert movie and look at the group's rise to fame after competing on "X-Factor."

Showing at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday and "One Direction Fan Cut" Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in 3D) Thursday and (also in "One Direction Fan Cut") Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook (also in 3D) Thursday and "One Direction Fan Cut" (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday, (also in "One Direction Fan Cut") Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday

"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; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday

"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.

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