August 22, 2013

At the Movies

Opening: 'Blue Jasmine' / 'You're Next' / 'The World's End


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Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower in the new action-adventure film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

Sony Pictures Releasing


"THE MISSING PIECE," directed by Joe Medeiros. For some 30 years, Medeiros has been captivated by the challenge to clarify the true motivations behind Vincenzo Peruggia's 1911 theft of the "Mona Lisa" from the Musee du Louvre in Paris. In this charming documentary, he shares his journey of discovery with joyful wit and irreverence. Not rated.

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


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

Thursday: "Planes" (PG); "Monsters University" (G)

Friday-Wednesday: "Grown Ups 2" (PG-13); "2 Guns" (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. Cash only.

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

Thursday-Wednesday, Screen 2: "Despicable Me 2" (PG); "Monsters University" (G)

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: "Planes" (PG); "Pacific Rim" (PG-13)

Friday-Wednesday: "Planes" (PG); "2 Guns" (R)

"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.

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

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Thursday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday


"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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Sunday

"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: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; 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 Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty's (Sanford) Thursday

"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-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 (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Sunday

"FRUITVALE STATION" (R) (1:25) Stars Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer and Kevin Durand. Directed by Ryan Coogler. The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with family, friends, enemies and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday

"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 Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

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