OPENING FRIDAY

“ANONYMOUS” (PG-13) (2:10) Starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave and David Thewlis. Directed by Roland Emmerich. This political thriller advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare’s plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.

Opening at: Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Weds 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30 

“TOWER HEIST” (PG-13) (1:44) Stars Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Affleck. Directed by Brett Ratner. When a group of hard working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Fri 1:10, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 7:20, 9:50 Sat 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 7:20, 9:50 Sun-Mon 1:10, 1:45, 4:15, 6:50, 7:20, 9:50 Tue-Wed 1:10, 1:45, 4:15, 7:20, 9:50; Falmouth 10 Fri-Wed 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 

“A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS” (R) (1:30) Stars Kal Penn, John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree. Strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Weds 1:10, 3:15; 5:20: 7:30; 9:50; Brunswick 10 (3D) Fri-Wed 1:50, 4:20, 7:35, 9:50; Falmouth 10 Fri-Wed 2:30, 4:50, 7:30, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed (3D) 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:40 

NOW SHOWING

“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 3:30 Fri 1:30, 3:40, 9:25 Sat 3:40, 9:25 Sun 3:40, 6:30, 9:25; Mon-Tue 1:30, 3:40, 6;30, 9:25 Wed 1:30, 3:40, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:20, 3:30, 7, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:10, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:10, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:15; Brunswick 10 Today 10:05 

“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.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 4:40, 7:10, 9:50 

“CONTAGION” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. An action thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. Disturbing content and some language.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 7:10, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:30 

“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; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives. Some violence and drug content.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 3:20, 6:40, 9:30 Fri-Wed 6:40, 9:30 

“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. Inspired by the story, everyone who knows the young man works together to create a prosthetic appendage for the dolphin, who in turn becomes an inspiration for people with special needs. Some mild thematic elements.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 3 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 ; Falmouth 10 Today (2D & 3D) 1:10, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 1:35 (3D), 6:45 (3D) 

“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.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 1:20, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55 Fri-Wed 1, 3:35, 6:55, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:30, 3:30, 7, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:20, 7, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:25, 3:10, 7, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 Fri-Wed 12:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45; Falmouth 10 Today 1:15, 4:05, 6:55, 9:35 Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:15, 7, 9:40 

“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 1:20, 6:30 

“THE HELP” (PG-13) (2:26) Stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Directed by Tate Taylor. Jackson, Miss., 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 that gives a previously unheard voice to a community’s suffering.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Wed 3:10, 6:30; Falmouth 10 Today 1, 4, 7:05 

“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 2, 4:40, 7;20, 9:45, Fri-Wed 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:30, 9:50 Fri-Wed 7:30, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Today 1:35, 4:25 

“IN TIME” (PG-13) Stars Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Set in a world where people stop aging at 25, but are genetically-engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, a young man accused of murder goes on the run with a hostage, though their eventual connection becomes an important part of the way against the system. Violence, some sexuality and partial nudity, and strong language.

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

“JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN” (PG) (1:42) Stars Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike and Dominic West. Directed by Oliver Parker. Johnny English goes up against international assassins while hunting down the Chinese premier. Mild action violence, rude humor, some language and brief sensuality.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:20, 3:20, 6:40, 9:10 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, 6:50, 9:10 

“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: Falmouth (3D) Today (3D) 1:45, 4:35 Fri-Wed (3D) 1:50, 4:20 

“THE MIGHTY MACS” (G) (1:42) Stars Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz and Marley Shelton. Directed by Tim Chambers. In the early ’70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms — and the school itself is in danger of being sold — Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Today 6:45, 9:05; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 2:10 

“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 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30 Fri 1, 3:45, 6:40 Sat 1, 6:40 Sun 1, 6:40, 9:30 Mon-Wed 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Today 1, 6:40 Fri 3:45, 9:20 Sat 9:20 Sun-Mon 3:45, 9:20, Tue-Wed 3:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12, 3:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco 12:25, 3:20; Falmouth 10 Today 6:45, 9:40 Fri-Wed 6:40, 9:35 

“MOZART’S SISTER” (Not Rated) (1:20) A speculative account of Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart (Marie Feret), five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right. In French with English subtitles.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30 

“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3” (R) (1:24) Stars Katie Featherston. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. A couple are pursued by an evil spirit in their own home. In an attempt to unveil the mystery, they install cameras throughout the house to capture strange paranormal activity occurring.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 1:50, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05 Fri-Wed 1:25, 3:30, 7:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:25, 2:30, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:20, 9:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; Falmouth 10 Today 1:50, 4:50, 7:40, 9:55 Fri-Wed 2:20, 4:45, 7:35, 10:05 

“PUSS IN BOOTS” (PG) (1:30) Animated with the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. Directed by Chris Miller. A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends. Some adventure action and mild rude humor.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 1:15, 3:40, 6:50, 9:15 Fri-Wed 1:20, 1:40 (3D), 3:40, 4:10 (3D), 6:45, 7:15 (3D), 9:15, 9:35 (3D); Falmouth 10 Today 2, 4:40, 7:30, 9:45 Fri-Wed 1:30 (3D), 2, 4 (3D), 4:30, 6:50 9 (3D), 7:10, 9;10 (3D), 9:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12:20, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:20 Fri-Wed (3D) 12:20, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:10 (IMAX), 12:25, 2:15 (IMAX), 2:30, 4:20 (IMAX), 4:35, 7 (IMAX) 7:15, 9:05 (IMAX) 9:25 Fri-Wed 12:10 (IMAX 3D) 12:25, 2:15 (IMAX 3D) 2:30, 4:20 (IMAX 3D) 4:35, 7 (IMAX 3D) 7:15, 9:05 (IMAX 3D) 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 12 (3D), 2, 2:10 (3D), 4:20, 4:30 (3D), 6:50, 7 (3D), 9:10, 9:20 (3D) Fri-Wed 11:50, 12 (3D), 2, 2:10 (3D), 4:10, 4:20 (3D), 6:40, 6:50 (3D), 9, 9:10 (3D) 

“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 (IMAX) 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:15 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:20, 6:50, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Today 1, 3:55, 6:55, 9:50 Fri 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:25; Sat 6:40, 9:25; Sun-Wed 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:25 

“THE RUM DIARY” (R) (2:00) Stars Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and Aaron Eckhart. Directed by Bruce Robinson. American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the ex-patriots who live there.

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

“THE THREE MUSKETEERS” (PG-13) (1:50) Stars Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen and Ray Stevenson. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. D’Artagnan and his musketeer comrades Athos, Porthos and Aramis thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the king’s power. Sequences of adventure action violence.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 1:25 (3D), 4, 7:15 (3D), 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today 12 (3D), 2:25 (3D), 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 Fri-Mon 12:30, 3:20, 6:40, 9:15 Tue 12:30, 3:20 Wed 12:30, 3:20, 6:40, 9:15 ; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:30 (3D), 3:10, 6:40, 9:20 (3D) Fri-Wed 12, 9:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12, 2:30 (3D), 5, 10 Fri-Wed 12, 4:20; Falmouth 10 Today (2D & 3D) 1:25, 4:25, 7:15, 10 Fri-Wed (3D) 4:10, 9:20; Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:45, 4:20, 7, 9:20 

— From news services; subject to change