June 20, 2013

At the Movies

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

OPENING THIS WEEK

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

Fox Searchlight Pictures

AT THE MUSEUM

"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.

AT THE DRIVE-INS

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

NOW SHOWiNG

"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

"FAST & FURIOUS 6" (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. Directed by Justin Lin. Agent Luke Hobbs enlists Dominic Toretto and his team to bring down former Special Ops soldier Owen Shaw, leader of a unit specializing in vehicular warfare.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Biddeford) Thursday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday

"FRANCES HA" (R) (1:26) Stars Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner and Adam Driver. Directed by Noah Baumbach. A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dream.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

"THE GREAT GATSBY" (PG-13) (2:23) Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday

"THE HANGOVER PART III" (R) (1:40) Stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. Directed by Todd Phillips. This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong?

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

"THE INTERNSHIP" (PG-13) (1:59) Stars Rose Byrne, Owen Wilson, Dylan O'Brien and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Shawn Levy. Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they compete with young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.

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

"IRON MAN 3" (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce and Don Cheadle. Directed by Shane Black. When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

"MAN OF STEEL" (PG-13) (2:23) Stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe. Directed by Zack Snyder. A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.

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

"NOW YOU SEE ME" (PG-13) (1:56) Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Common. Directed by Louis Leterrier. An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

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 (Biddeford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday

"THE PURGE" (R) (1:25) Stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder and Adelaide Kane. Directed by James DeMonaco. A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which all crime is legalized.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 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-Tuesday

"STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" (PG-13) (2:12) Stars Karl Urban, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana. Directed by J.J. Abrams. After the crew of the Enterprise finds an unstoppable force of terror within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

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

"THIS IS THE END" (R) (1:47) Stars James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel. Directed by Evan Goldberg and 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 (Biddeford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Tuesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Wednesday

From news services; subject to change

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