OPENING THIS WEEK

“THE HUNGER GAMES” (PG-13) (2:22) Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Stanley Tucci. Directed by Gary Ross. Set in a future where the government selects a boy and girl from each of the 12 districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the match.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Fri 3:55, 6:45, 9:35 Sat 12:55, 3:55, 6:45, 9:35 Sun 12:55, 3:55, 6:45 Mon-Tues 3:55, 6:45 Wed 12:55, 3:55, 6:45; Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri 1, 3, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10 Sat-Sun 12, 1, 3, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10 Mon-Wed 1, 3, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12, 12:30, 1 (IMAX), 3, 3:30, 4 (IMAX), 6, 6:45, 7 (IMAX), 9. 9:45, 10 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:30, 11:50, 12:10, 12:30, 2:40, 3, 3:20, 3:40, 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 9:30, 9:45, 10, 10:10; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 1, 1:40, 3:15, 3:40, 3:50, 4:10, 4:20, 4:40, 6:30, 6:45 7, 7:10, 7:30, 8, 9, 9:40, 9:50, 10:10 Mon-Wed 1, 1:40, 3:15, 4:10, 4:40, 6:30, 7:10, 8, 9:40

“W.E.” (R) (1:59) Stars Abbie Cornish, James D’Arcy and Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Madonna. The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson sparks the interest of a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:40, 6:50, 9:20

MAINE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: A program of films explore the Jewish experience through features, documentaries and shorts. Films will be presented in various venues in Portland this week. Get a complete schedule at www.mjff.org/films.

Showing at: The Nickelodeon (Portland): Today 5:30 “Dolphin Boy,” today 8 “Names of Love”; USM Talbot Lecture Hall, 96 Falmouth St. (Portland): Sat 3 “The Matchmaker”; USM Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St. (Portland): Sat 7 “Salsa Tel Aviv”

NOW SHOWING

“21 JUMP STREET” (R) (1:49) Stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a drug ring.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 2:30, 5, 7, 10 Fri 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Wed 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:30, 12, 2, 3:20, 4:30, 7:10, 7:20, 9:40, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25; Brunswick 10 Today 1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4, 7:20, 10; Windham 5 Star Today 4:35, 7:35 Fri 4:35, 7:35, 9:50 Sat 1:25, 4:35, 7:35, 9:50 Sun 1:25, 4:35, 7:35 Mon-Tues 4:35, 7:35 Wed 1:25, 4:35, 7:35; Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 1:40, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30

“ACT OF VALOR” (R) (1:41) Stars Emilio Rivera, Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano and Jason Cottle. Directed by Scott Waugh. A group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs offers a fictionalized account of real-life SEAL operations that will take the audience on an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-its-seat ride.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 1:45, 4:20, 7:30, 9:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Fri 2:40, 5, 7:30, 9:50 Sat-Sun 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:30, 9:50 Mon-Wed 2:40, 5, 7:30, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:50, 9:10; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Today 4:25, 7:25 Fri 4:25, 7:25, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:25, 7:25, 9:40 Sun 1:30, 4:25, 7:25 Mon-Tues 4:25, 7:25 Wed 1:30, 4:25, 7:25; Brunswick 10 Today 1:05, 4:05,  6:55, 9:40 Fri-Sun 1:20 Mon-Wed 1:20, 3:50, 7, 9:30; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 Sat 1:50, 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 Sun 1:50, 4:25, 7:20

“THE ARTIST” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo and John Goodman. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. In 1929, as silent movie star George wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with a young dancer who is hoping for a big break.

Showing at: Nickelodeon Today-Wed 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:15; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25; Falmouth 10 Fri 4, 6:50, 9:25 Sat 1:40, 4, 6:50, 9:25 Sun 1:40, 4, 6:50

“CHRONICLE” (PG-13) (1:23) Stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly and Alex Russell. Directed by Josh Trank. Three high school friends find a mysterious substance that leaves them with superpowers. They find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Fri-Wed 2:20, 4:30, 7

“A DANGEROUS METHOD” (R) (1:39) Stars Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen. Directed by David Cronenberg. A Russian woman is treated for hysteria by Carl Jung using Freudian techniques and the treatment is successful. But then an intense liason develops between between Jung and the woman which causes the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Jung to deteriorate.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:20; Eveningstar (Brunswick): Fri-Sun 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:40 Mon-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30

“FRIENDS WITH KIDS” (R) (1:50) Stars Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott and Maya Rudolph. Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:20 Fri-Wed 1:20, 4, 7:15, 9:45

“GONE” (R) (1:41) Stars Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley and Daniel Sunjata. Directed by Heitor Dhalia. When her sister disappears, Jill is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years ago has returned and she sets out to face her abductor, again.

Showing at: Falmouth 10 Fri 4:15, 7:05, 9:35 Sat 1:55, 4:15, 7:05, 9:35 Sun 1:55, 4:15, 7:05

“HUGO” (PG) (2:06) Stars Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Christopher Lee and Chloe Grace Moretz. Directed by Martin Scorsese. A mystery involving a dead father and an automaton sends an orphan, who lives within the walls of a 1930s Paris train station, on an extraordinary adventure.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 3:45, 9; Falmouth 10 Fri 6:55 Sat-Sun 1:20, 6:55 

“THE IRON LADY” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Today 1:30, 4, 6:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 9:40

“JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME” (R) (1:23) Stars Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 9:40

“JOHN CARTER” (PG-13) (2:12) Stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe and Samantha Morton. Directed by Andrew Stanton. Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

Showing at: Nickelodeon Today-Wed 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Today 4, 6:45 Fri 4, 6:45, 9:30 Sat 1:05, 4, 6:45, 9:30 Sun 1:05, 4, 6:45 Mon-Tues 4, 6:45 Wed 1:05, 4, 6:45; Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed (all 3D) 1, 3:45, 6:50, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Today 1 (3D), 1:25, 4 (3D), 6:50, 7:10 (3D) Fri-Wed 1:05 (3D), 3:20, 7:05 (3D), 9:20; Falmouth 10 Fri 3:40 4:10 (3D), 7:10 (3D), 9:20, 10:05 (3D) Sat 1:15 (3D), 3:40, 4:10 (3D), 7:10 (3D), 10:05 (3D) Sun 1:15 (3D), 3:40, 4:10 (3D), 7:10 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today (all 3D) 1, 4, 6:50, 9:45 Fri-Wed 1, 4, 6:50, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:30, 1 (IMAX), 3:30, 4 (IMAX), 6:45, 7 (IMAX), 9:45, 10 (IMAX) Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:45, 9 (3D), 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 12:10 (3D), 3:20, 3:30 (3D), 6:45, 7 (3D), 9:40, 9:50 (3D) Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 4:20 (3D), 6:45, 9:20 (3D), 9:40

“JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND” (PG) (1:34) Stars Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine and Luis Guzman. Directed by Brad Peyton. Sean Anderson partners with his mom’s boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 2:10, 4:30, 7:20; Windham 5 Star Today 4:10, 6:45 Fri 4:10, 6:40, 8:40 Sat 1:10, 4:10, 6:40, 8:40 Sun 1:10, 4:10, 6:40 Mon-Tues 4:10, 6:40 Wed 1:10, 4:10, 6:40; Brunswick 10 Today 1:20, 3:45, 7, 9:30 Fri-Sun 1:45 Mon-Wed 1:45, 4:05, 7:25, 9:45; Falmouth 10 Fri-Sat 4:20, 9:45 Sun 4:20

“THE LORAX” (PG) (1:34) Animated, with the voices of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito and Ed Helms. Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda. A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of his dream girl. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 12:45 (3D), 3, 6:40 (3D), 9; Windham 5 Star Today 4:05, 6:50 Fri 4:05, 6:50, 9 Sat 1:15, 4:05, 6:50, 9 Sun 1:15, 4:05, 6:50 Mon-Tues 4:05, 6:50 Wed 1:15, 4:05, 6:50; Brunswick 10 Today 1:15, 1:50 (3D), 3:40, 4:10 (3D), 6:45, 7:30 (3D), 9:35 (3D) Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:30 (3D), 6:50 10:05 (3D); Falmouth 10 Fri 4:30 (3D), 7 (3D), 9:30 (3D) Sat 1:30, 2 (3D), 4:30 (3D), 6:40, 7 (3D), 9:30 (3D) Sun 1:30, 2 (3D), 4:30 (3D), 6:40, 7 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Fri (all 3D) 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Sat-Sun (all 3D) 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Mon-Wed (all 3D) 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:40, 12 (3D), 2, 2:20 (3D), 4:20, 4:40 (3D), 6:50, 7:10 (3D), 9:20, 9:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 11:40, 12 (3D), 2, 2:20 (3D), 4:20, 6:50, 7:15 (3D), 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Today 12, 1 (3D), 2, 3 (3D), 4, 5 (3D), 6, 7 (3D), 8, 9 (3D), 10 Fri-Wed 12, 1 (3D), 2, 3 (3D), 4, 5 (3D), 6, 7 (3D), 8, 10

“PROJECT X” (R) (1:28) Stars Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Dax Flame. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh. Three high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves but as the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:50, 9:55; Windham 5 Star Today 4:30, 7:30; Brunswick 10 Today 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10 Fri-Sun 1:50 Mon 1:50, 4:20 Tues 1:50, 4:20, 7:30, 9:50 Wed 1:50, 4:20; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:45, 7:35, 10 Sat 2:15, 4:45, 7:35, 10 Sun 2:15, 4:45, 7:35; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 2:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:20 Fri-Wed 4:20, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:50, 1:50, 4:10, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:05, 2:15, 4:20, 7:15, 9:10 Fri-Wed 7:15, 9:10; Nordica (Freeport) Today 4, 9:35

“SAFE HOUSE” (R) (1:55) Stars Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Patrick. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 1:10, 3:50, 7:05, 9:45 Fri-Sun 1:10 Mon 1:10, 3:40, 6:45, 9:35 Tues 1:10, 3:40 Wed 1:10, 3:40, 6:45, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:30, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10 Fri-Wed 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:10, 2:35, 5, 7:25, 9:50

“SEPARATION” (NR) (2:03) Stars Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami and Sareh Bayat. Directed by Asghar Farhadi. A married couple are faced with a difficult decision — to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran to take care of a parent with Alzheimer’s.

Showing at: Nickelodeon Today 1:10, 6:20

“SILENT HOUSE” (R) (1:25) Stars Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens and Julia Taylor Ross. Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau . Trapped inside her family’s lakeside retreat, a young woman finds she is unable to contact the outside world as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Fri 12, 2, 7:10 Sat-Sun 12, 2, 7:10 Mon-Wed 2, 7:10; Cinemagic Saco Today 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 2:20, 4:50, 7:10, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:10, 9:10

“A THOUSAND WORDS” (PG-13) (1:31) Stars Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington and Clark Duke. Directed by Brian Robbins. After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word we speak.

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

“THIS MEANS WAR” (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. Directed by McG. Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20 Fri-Wed 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10

“THE VOW” (PG-13) (1:48) Stars Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill and Jessica Lange. Directed by Michael Sucsy. A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Today 1:30, 7:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Fri 2:30, 7:30 Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 7:30 Mon-Wed 2:30, 7:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:40, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Fri-Wed 2:10, 4:40, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:05, 9:20; Windham 5 Star Today 4:15, 7:10 Fri 4:15, 7:10, 9:35 Sat 1, 4:15, 7:10, 9:35 Sun 1, 4:15, 7:10 Mon-Tues 4:15, 7:10 Wed 1, 4:15, 7:10; Brunswick 10 Today 4:25, 9:55; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:35, 7:15, 9:40 Sat 2:05, 4:35, 7:15, 9:40 Sun 2:05, 4:35, 7:15

“WANDERLUST” (R) (1:41) Stars Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Malin Akerman and Justin Theroux. Directed by David Wain. Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:30, 10; Brunswick 10 Today 9:55; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:40, 7:30, 9:55 Sat 2:10, 4:40, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 2:10, 4:40, 7:30

— From news services; subject to change