September 19, 2013

At the Movies

'Prisoners' / 'Battle of the Year' / 'Ain't Tem Bodies Saints' / 'Salinger' / 'Pompeii: From the British Museum / 'Unstoppable: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron' / 'The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience'

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An American team tries to bring home the gold in an international dance competition in “Battle of the Year.”

Screen Gems

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Vin Diesel is up to his neck in hot water in “Riddick.”

Universal Pictures


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm in “Love Is All You Need.”

"LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED," starring Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Molly Blixt Egelind, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Christiane Schaumburg-Muller and Sebastian Jessen. Directed by Susanne Bier. Philip (Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Dyrholm) is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who's just been left by her husband for a younger woman, Thilde. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid, Philip's son and Ida's daughter. With warmth, affection and confidence, Bier has shaken a cocktail of love, loss, absurdity, humor and delicately drawn characters that will leave only the hardest heart untouched. It is a film about the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on -- and forward -- with your life. Rated R. Running time: 1:52

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. $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: "Elysium" (R); "This is the End" (R)

Screen 2: Closed for season

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: "We're the Millers" (R); "The Conjuring" (R)

"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 Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"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; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday and "One Direction Fan Cut" Thursday; Cinemagic Saco "One Direction Fan Cut" Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook "One Direction Fan Cut" Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) "One Direction Fan Cut" 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: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

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

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