August 8, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Elysium' / 'Eric Clapton's Crossroads 2013' / 'Planes' / 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' / 'We're the Millers

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Matt Damon is on a mission to save the world in the 22nd century in “Elysium.”

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Paul Brannigan in “The Angel’s Share.”

AT THE MUSEUM

"THE ANGELS' SHARE" -- Winner of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, this is a comic fable about wasted talent and what happens when we are given a chance in life. It would be hard to see Robbie as a man worthy of redemption. He's constantly watching out for a gang of thugs looking to settle a family grudge. His girlfriend is giving birth to a baby while her father offers him money to leave Glasgow. And he's serving 300 hours of community service. But when Robbie meets Harry, the gruff but benevolent man in charge of his sentence, he finds a hidden talent for Scotch whiskey -- and a new chance at life. For distillers, the "angels' share" is the whiskey lost to evaporation each year, and that little fact makes a rare cask of whiskey the perfect target for a heist. Not rated.

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.

Thursday: "The Smurfs 2" (PG); "The Wolverine" (PG-13)

Friday-Wednesday: "Planes" (PG); "The Smurfs 2" (PG)

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.

Thursday, Screen 1: "The Smurfs 2" (PG); "Pacific Rim" (PG-13)

Thursday, Screen 2: "Despicable Me 2" (PG); "Grown Ups 2" (PG-13)

Friday-Wednesday, Screen 1: "The Wolverine" (PG-13); "The Conjuring" (R)

Friday-Wednesday, Screen 2: "Despicable Me 2" (PG); "The Smurfs 2" (PG)

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)

Thursday: "The Smurfs 2" (PG); "The Wolverine" (PG-13)

Friday-Wednesday: "Planes" (PG); "The Smurfs 2" (PG)

"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.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in IMAX 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Wednesday

"ERIC CLAPTON'S CROSSROADS 2013" (NR) (2:30) Highlights of the guitar festival featuring several of the world's greatest musicians who performed live at Madison Square Garden in April.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Tuesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Tuesday

"PLANES" (PG) (1:32) Stars 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.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Friday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Friday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Friday-Wednesday

"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."

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; ; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook (also in 3D) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star 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.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Wednesday-Thursday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-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-Tuesday; Wells Five Star 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. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.

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

"THE CONJURING" (R) (1:52) Stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston. Directed by James Wan. Paranormal investigators are forced to confront a powerful entity, and their most terrifying case, when they try to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

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

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