OPENING THIS WEEK

“ALEX CROSS” (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols and Edward Burns. Directed by Rob Cohen. A detective is told that a member of his family has been murdered. He vows to track down the killer.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:15, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:20, 3:50, 7:20, 9:50

“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4″ (PG-13) (1:28) Stars Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively and Brady Allen. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witnesses strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:40; Windham 5 Star Fri 4:20, 7:25, 9:40 Sat 1:15, 4:20, 7:25, 9:40 Sun 1:15, 4:20, 7:25 Mon-Wed 4:20, 7:25; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 2:15, 4:45, 7:20, 9:40 Sun-Wed 2:15, 4:45, 7:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:40, 2:30, 4:40, 7, 9:30 Mon-Wed 2:30, 4:40, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:10 (IMAX), 12:30, 2:20 (IMAX), 2:40, 4:25 (IMAX), 4:40, 7 (IMAX), 7:20, 9:15 (IMAX), 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 2, 4:30, 7:45, 10:10

“BUTTER” (R) (1:30) Stars Jennifer Garner, Yara Shahidi and Ty Burrell. Directed by Jim Field Smith. In a small town in Iowa, an adopted girl discovers she has a talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town’s annual contest.

Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Wed 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30

“LEGEND OF AAHHHS” (NR) Documentary. Explores the history of ski films and how these films influenced big mountain skiing, pop culture and the birth of the extreme sports movement.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Wed 7

NOW SHOWING

“ARBITRAGE” (R) (1:47) Stars Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling. Directed by Nicholas Jarecki. A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:10 Fri-Mon 1:45, 7:15 Tues-Wed 1:45

“ARGO” (R) (2:00) Stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Directed by Ben Affleck. As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA specialist develops a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4, 7:05 Fri 4, 7:05, 9:25 Sat 1:05, 4, 7:05, 9:25 Sun 1:05, 4, 7:05 Mon-Wed 4, 7:05; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 2, 4:30, 7 Fri-Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun-Wed 2, 4:30, 7; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Fri-Sun 11:30, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Mon-Wed 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3, 6:45, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:30, 7, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4, 7:10, 9:55

“ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II” (PG-13) (1:52) Stars Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe and Esai Morales. Directed by John Putch. With the global economy on the brink of collapse, Dagny Taggart discovers what might be the answer to a mounting energy crisis and races against the clock to prevent the motor of the World from being stopped for good.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30

“CHICKEN WITH PLUMS” (PG-13) (1:33) Stars Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer and Maria de Medeiros. Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30

“DREDD” (R) (1:35) Stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey and Rachel Wood. Directed by Pete Travis. In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams up with a trainee to take down a gang that deals a reality-altering drug.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 9:10 (3D)

“END OF WATCH” (R) (1:49) Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick and America Ferrera. Directed by David Ayer. Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:45, 4:15, 7:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 3:30, 7:10, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:20

“FINDING NEMO” (G) (1:40) Stars Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould and Willem Dafoe. Directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich. After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. This is a re-release in 3D.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:05 (3D), 2:15, 4:35 (3D), 7

“FRANKENWEENIE” (PG) (1:27) Stars Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Martin Landau. Directed by Tim Burton. Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:20, 6:55; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:10, 3:40 (3D), 6:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 1:10, 6:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs  2:10, 4:20 (3D), 7:20, 9:30 (3D) Fri-Sun 12, 2:10, 4:20 (3D) Mon-Wed 2:10, 4:20 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10 (IMAX), 2:20 (IMAX), 4:30 (IMAX), 7 (IMAX), 9:10 (IMAX) Fri-Wed 12:15 (3D), 2:25, 4:35 (3D), 7:05, 9:10 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 2:30 (3D), 4:50, 7:20, 9:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:30 (3D), 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 (3D); Brunswick 10 Fri-Mon 1:50, 4:05 (3D), 7:05, 9:40 (3D) Tues-Wed 1:05, 4:05 (3D)

“HERE COMES THE BOOM” (PG) (1:45) Stars Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler. Directed by Frank Coraci. A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.

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

“HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA” (PG) (1:58) Stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Dracula operates a high-end resort far away from the human world. He goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for his daughter.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:30, 6:50 Fri 4:30, 6:55, 9 Sat 1:30, 4:30, 6:55, 9 Sun 1:30, 4:30, 6:55 Mon-Wed 4:30, 6:55; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:20, 4 (3D), 6:50 (3D) Fri-Sat 1:20, 4 (3D), 6:50 (3D), 9:15 Sun-Wed 1:20, 4 (3D), 6:50 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20 (3D), 4:30, 7:10 (3D), 9:20 Fri-Sun 12 (3D), 2:20 (3D), 4:30, 7:10 (3D), 9:20 Mon-Wed 2:20 (3D), 4:30, 7:10 (3D), 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:05, 2:25 (3D) 4:30, 7 (3D), 9:10 Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:25 (3D) 4:30, 7 (3D), 9:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 12 (3D), 2, 2:10 (3D), 4:20, 4:30 (3D), 6:45, 7 (3D), 9, 9:10 (3D); Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:20

“HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET” (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot and Gil Bellows. Directed by Mark Tonderai. A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20 

“LOOPER” (R) (1:58) Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Paul Dano. Directed by Rian Johnson. In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self.

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

“THE MASTER” (PG-13) (2:17) Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future — until he is tantalized by The Cause, a faith-based organization, and its charismatic leader.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:05, 3:15, 6:30, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:25 Fri-Wed 12, 3:20, 7:30

“PITCH PERFECT” (PG) (1:52) Stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. Directed by Jason Moore. A college freshman is cajoled into joining the school’s all-girl singing group.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:35; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:10, 7 Fri 4:10, 7, 9:25 Sat 1, 4:10, 7, 9:25 Sun 1, 4:10, 7 Mon-Wed 4:10, 7; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Mon 2:20, 4:50, 9:50 Tues 9:50 Wed 2:20, 4:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:05, 3:45, 6:45, 9:35

“SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN” (PG-13) (1:26) Stars Rodriguez, Clarence Avant and Malik Bendjelloul. Directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock and roller, Rodriguez.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Fri-Mon 4:30, 9:45 Tues 4:30 Wed 4:30, 9:45

“SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS” (R) (1:51) Stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Martin McDonagh. A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:20, 6:45, 9:20

“SINISTER” (R) (1:50) Stars Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone. Directed by Scott Derrickson. Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

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

“SLEEPWALK WITH ME” (NR) (1:30) Stars Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and James Rebhorn. Directed by Mike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish. A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40

“TAKEN 2″ (PG-13) (1:31) Stars Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Leland Orser. Directed by Olivier Megaton. In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:30, 7:15 Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Sat 1:20, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 1:20, 4:30, 7:15 Mon-Wed 4:30, 7:15; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:30, 3:50, 7:10 Fri-Sat 1:30, 3:50, 7:10, 9:20 Sun-Wed 1:30, 3:50, 7:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2, 4:20, 7, 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:50, 2, 4:20, 7, 9:30 Mon-Wed 2, 4:20, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 12:20, 2:10, 2:30, 4:30, 4:40, 7:10, 7:30, 9:30, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:30, 4:40, 7:30, 9:50 

“TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE” (PG-13) (1:51) Stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. Directed by Robert Lorenz. An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1, 3:30, 6:40 Fri-Sat 3:30, 9 Sun-Wed 3:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

 

– From news services; subject to change