June 20, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Monsters University' / 'World War Z' / 'The East'


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Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgard star in “The East.”

Fox Searchlight Pictures


"NUALA" -- In her late 50s, Nuala O'Faolain wrote a memoir that sold a million copies and shocked the Irish public with its revelations of her sexual history and the bizarre manner of her upbringing. She was a woman of contradictory parts: the enthusiastic heterosexual whose most lasting relationship was with a radical lesbian activist; and the feminist who adored a father who openly betrayed her mother and neglected his family. In 2008 she transfixed Ireland again when, ravaged by cancer, she turned to her friend and radio host Marian Finucane to talk frankly about her impending death. "Nuala" is Finucane's journey of discovery into her friend's life as well as a raw and vivid testimony to the enduring power of friendship. NR. 1:30

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Q&A with filmmakers Patrick Farrelly and Kate O'Callaghan will follow the screenings on Saturday and Sunday.


SACO DRIVE-IN, 969 Portland Road, Saco; 284-1016. Gates open at 7 p.m. $15/carload.

Thursday: "Man of Steel" (PG-13); "The Great Gatsby" (PG-13)

Friday-Wednesday: "Man of Steel" (PG-13); "Hangover Part III" (R)

PRIDES CORNER DRIVE-IN, 651 Bridgton Road, Westbrook; 797-3154. Gates open at 7 p.m. $15/carload (4 max, $5 for each additional person). Cash only.

Thursday: "Man of Steel" (PG-13); "42" (PG-13)

Friday-Wednesday: "Man of Steel" (PG-13); "Hangover Part III" (R)

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.

Thursday Screen 1: "Man of Steel" (PG-13); "42" (PG-13)

Thursday Screen 2: "Epic" (PG); "After Earth" (PG-13)

Friday-Wednesday Screen 1: "Monsters University" (G); "Iron Man 3" (PG-13)

Friday-Wednesday Screen 2: "World War Z" (PG-13); "Man of Steel" (PG-13)

"MONSTERS UNIVERSITY" (G) (1:50) Animated, with the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Suscemi 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.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-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-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Friday-Wednesday

"WORLD WAR Z" (PG-13) (1:56) Stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz. Directed by Marc Forster. United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to destroy humanity itself. 

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-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-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Friday-Wednesday

"THE EAST" (PG-13) (1:56) Stars Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard and Kelen Page. Directed by Zal Batmanglij. An operative for a private intelligence firm changes her priorities after being assigned to infiltrate an anarchist group that attacks major corporations.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

MET SUMMER ENCORE: "IL TROVATORE" (NR) (2:40) Stars Marco Armiliato; Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo lvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Spain is torn apart by Civil War and the commander of the Royalist Aragon troops, Count di Luna, is obsessed with Leonora, a young noblewoman who does not return his love. An unknown troubadour has been heard serenading Leonora and the jealous count is determined to capture and punish him. Much more takes place including a duel, battles and pending executions.

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

DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL (DCI) A live performance held two days earlier at Akron, Ohio, which showcases six of DCI's top marching music ensembles at the opening of the season's competition.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Monday


"AFTER EARTH" (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo and David Denman. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth 1,000 years after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday; Wells Five Star Thursday

"BEFORE MIDNIGHT" (R) (1:49) Stars Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Directed by Richard Linklater. We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

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

"EPIC" (PG) (1:42) Stars Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Beyonce Knowles and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by Chris Wedge. A teenager is transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and evil is taking place. She joins a rag-tag group to save their world, and ours.

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

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