“THE THING” (R) (1:43) Stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Ulrich Thomsen. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form. Strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, 7, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:15, 7:05, 9:30 Sat 1:25, 4:15, 7:05, 9:30 Sun 1:25, 4:15, 7:05 Mon-Wed 4:15, 7:15

“FOOTLOOSE” (PG-13) (1:53) Stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Craig Brewer. City kid Ren McCormack moves to a small town where rock ‘n’ roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. Some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:20, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:20, 1:50, 4:10, 7, 7:30, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed 12:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 Sat 1:40, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 Sun 1:40, 4:40, 7:30 Mon-Wed 4:40, 7:30

“THE BIG YEAR” (PG) Stars Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin. Directed by David Frankel. Three avid bird watchers compete to spot the rarest birds in North America at a prestigious annual event. Language and some sensuality.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4, 7:10, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:30, 4:40, 7, 9:10; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Sat 1:50, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Sun 1:50, 4:50, 7:20 Mon-Wed 4:50, 7:20

“50/50” (R) (1:39) Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan and Anna Kendrick. Directed by Jonathan Levine. A comedic account of a 27-year-old guy’s cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. Language throughout, sexual content and some drug use.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 1:40, 4:15, 7, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:50 a.m., 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:30, 10; Brunswick 10 Today 1:10, 3:40, 7:25, 9:45 Fri 1:10, 3:40, 7:25, 9:55 Sat 7:25, 9:55 Sun-Mon 1:10, 3:40, 7:25, 9:55 Tue 1:10, 3:40 Wed 1:10, 3:40, 7:25, 9:55; Falmouth 10 Today 4:50, 7:25 Fri 4:45, 7:25 Sat-Sun 1:35, 4:45, 7:25 Mon-Wed 4:45, 7:25

“ABDUCTION” (PG-13) (1:46) Stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins and Alfred Molina. Directed by John Singleton. When Nathan, who has always felt distanced from his parents, discovers that he was kidnapped as a child, he begins to uncover a vast conspiracy and must go on the run in order to survive. Sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:20, 3:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 7:20, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20; Falmouth 10 Today 6:45

“CONTAGION” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. An international team of doctors battles a deadly disease. Disturbing content and some language.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:15, 6:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 7:10, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12:20, 4:40, 7:10 Fri-Wed 4:40, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Today 9:40; Falmouth 10 Today 4:10, 6:50 Fri 4:05, 6:50, 9:40 Sat 1:15, 4:05, 6:50, 9:40 Sun 1:15, 4:05, 6:50 Mon-Wed 4:05, 6:50

“COURAGEOUS” (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel and Kevin Downes. Directed by Alex Kendrick. When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers. Some violence and drug content.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:30

“THE DEBT” (R) (1:54) Stars Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by John Madden. In 1965, Mossad agent Rachel Singer was part of a secret mission to capture and bring to trial the Surgeon of Birkenau, a Nazi war criminal. In her present-day life, when a man claiming to be the killer surfaces in Ukraine, Singer travels to Eastern Europe to seek out the truth. Some violence and language.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 3, 7:10; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:30, 3

“DOLPHIN TALE” (PG) (1:53) Stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. A boy befriends a dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap, and he and his friends work together to create a prosthetic appendage. Mild thematic elements.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 1:20 (3D), 1:40, 3:55 (3D), 4:30, 6:40 (3D), 7:15, 9:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 1:25, 3:50 (3D), 6:40, 9:20 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 12:30, 4:10 (3D), 7, 9:30 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50 a.m. (3D), 12, 3, 3:10 (3D), 6:40, 6:50 (3D), 9:20, 9:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 11:50 a.m. (3D), 3, 6:40, 9:20 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Today 12 (3D), 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12 (3D), 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30; Falmouth 10 Today 4:40, 7:20 (3D) Fri 4:10, 6:45 (3D), 9:20 Sat 1:30 (3D), 4:10, 6:45 (3D), 9:20 Sun 1:30 (3D), 4:10, 6:45 (3D) Mon-Wed 4:10, 6:45 (3D)

“DREAM HOUSE” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts. Directed by Jim Sheridan. As Will Atenton and his family relocate to a quaint New England town, they soon learn that a mother and her two children were murdered in the home they now live in. Will works with a local woman to piece together the disturbing puzzle. Violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12, 2:10, 4:30, 7:20, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:10, 2:15, 4:20, 7:10, 9:25; Brunswick 10 Today 1:25, 3:45, 7:30, 10 Fri-Wed 4:30, 10:05; Falmouth 10 Today 4:15, 7:15

“DRIVE” (R) (1:40) Stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put out on him after a heist gone wrong. Strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 4, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:20, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:05, 2:15, 4:30, 7:10, 9:25 Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:15, 4:30; Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:40

“GHOST BUSTERS” (PG) (1:47) Stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in this 1986 classic. Mild supernatural violence, language and sexual references.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 7

“THE GUARD” (R) (1:36) Stars Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Mark Strong. Directed by John Michael McDonagh. An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. Pervasive language, some violence, drug material and sexual content.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 2 Fri-Wed 2, 6:30

“THE HELP” (PG-13) (2:26) Stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Directed by Tate Taylor. Jackson, Mississippi, 1962: Aspiring writer Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan returns home after college, where unexpected friendships with African-American maids Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson result in a book.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:50 a.m., 3:10, 6:30, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:15, 3:20, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:30, 4, 7:30; Falmouth 10 Today 4:30, 7:35 Fri 4:30, 7:35 Sat-Sun 1:20, 4:30, 7:35 Mon-Wed 4:30, 7:35; Brunswick 10 Today 1, 6:45; Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:45, 4:45. 7:45 Fri-Wed 1:10, 6:20

“THE IDES OF MARCH” (R) (1:41) Stars Paul Giamatti, George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Directed by George Clooney. An idealistic staff member for a presidential hopeful gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Pervasive language.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:40, 7:20, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:30, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50 a.m., 2:10, 4:30, 7:20, 10 Fri-Wed 11:50 a.m., 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 10; Brunswick 10 Today 1:45, 4:25, 7:10, 9:35 Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:25, 6:55, 9:25

“KILLER ELITE” (R) (1:40) Stars Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. Directed by Gary McKendry. A retired member of Britain’s Elite Special Air Service is forced into action when his mentor is taken captive. His mission: kill three assassins dispatched by their cunning leader. Strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 4:10, 10:05 Fri-Wed 7:15, 9:55; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:30, 3:30, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:30, 3:10, 6:45, 9:15 Fri-Wed 6:45, 9:15; Falmouth 10 Today 4:05 Fri-Sat 9:55

“THE LION KING” (G) (1:29) Animated with the voices of Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons and James Earl Jones. Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future king. First released in 1994.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12, 2:30, 4:40, 7, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12, 2:30, 7; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed (3D) 12, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed (3D) 2:30, 4:30, 7, 9; Brunswick 10 Today (3D) 1:15, 3:35, 7:05, 9:25 Fri-Wed 1:15, 3:35; Falmouth (3D) Today 4:25, 7:05 Fri 4:35, 7, 9:25 Sat 1:45, 4:35, 7, 9:25 Sun 1:45, 4:35, 7 Mon-Wed 4:35, 7

“MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates. Directed by Woody Allen. A young engaged couple is forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. Some sexual references and smoking.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 4:10, 8:30

“MONEYBALL” (PG-13) (2:13) Stars Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill. Directed by Bennett Miller. Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane works to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. Strong language.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Today 1:05, 4, 6:55, 9:50 Fri 1, 3:55, 6:50, 9:45 Sat 6:50, 9:45 Sun-Wed 1, 3:55, 6:50, 9:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 12, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 6:40, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:25, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20; Falmouth 10 Today 4, 7 Fri 4, 6:55, 9:50 Sat 1, 4, 6:55, 9:50 Sun 1, 4, 6:55 Mon-Wed 4, 6:55

“REAL STEEL” (PG-13) (2:07) Stars Hugh Jackman and Evangeline Lilly. Directed by Shawn Levy. A future-set story in which robot boxing is a popular sport centers on a struggling promoter who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father. Some violence, intense action and brief language.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed (IMAX) 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 12:20, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12:10, 12:30, 3:10, 3:30, 6:40, 6:50, 9:30, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Today 1, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 7:20, 9:55 Fri-Wed 1, 4:15, 7:05, 10; Falmouth 10 Today 4:20, 7:10 Fri 4:20, 7:10, 10 Sat 1:10, 4:20, 7:10, 10 Sun 1:10, 4:20, 7:10 Mon-Wed 4:20, 7:10

“THE ROLLING STONES: LIVE IN TEXAS 1978” (NR) (1:30) This Stones tour featured classic Stones numbers such as “Tumbling Dice,” “Star Star,” “Happy” and “Street Fighting Man,” mixed with blues numbers and Chuck Berry covers, and songs from then newly released “Some Girls” LP. Remastered to HD with a 20-minute special interview with Mick Jagger.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Tue 7:30

“SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN” (PG-13) (2:00) Stars Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun and Vivian Wu. Directed by Wayne Wang. A story set in 19th-century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women. Sexuality, violence/disturbing images and drug use.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Today 1:30, 4, 6:30

“WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER” (R) (1:46) Stars Anna Faris, Chris Pratt and Ryan Phillippe. Directed by Mark Mylod. A woman looks back at the past 20 men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. Sexual content and language.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12:20, 3, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Today 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Brunswick 10 Today 4:20; Falmouth 10 Today 4:45, 7:30

– From news services; Listings are subject to change