September 12, 2013

At the Movies

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

OPENING THIS WEEK

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

Sony Pictures Classics

• AT THE MUSEUM 

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 

• AT THE DRIVE-INS

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

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, 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.

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.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Sunday

"RIDDICK" (R) (1:59) Stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff and Jordi Molla. Directed by David Twohy. Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: One carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday; 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 (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday

"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 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; 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 guy.

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

"THIS IS THE END" (R) (1:47) Stars James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

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

"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: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday; 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 learns that one of their victims has secret talent for fighting back. Re-release of the 2011 movie.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

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