OPENING THIS WEEK

“PLAYING FOR KEEPS” (PG-13) (1:46) Stars Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid and Noah Lomax. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. A former sports star who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

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

“A LATE QUARTET” (R) (1:45) Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener. Directed by Yaron Zilberman. Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:15

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“ANNA KARENINA” (R) (2:10) Stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Directed by Joe Wright. Anna Karenina starts a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky in Russia high-society during the late-19th-century.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:40, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:20, 6:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 6:50, 9:40

“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: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:30, 6:45, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30

“THE COLLECTION” (R) (2:09) Stars Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick and Christopher McDonald. Directed by Marcus Dunstan. A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as “The Collector” is blackmailed to rescue an innocent girl from the killer’s booby-trapped warehouse.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thurs 11:15, 4:15, 7:30, 9:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 3, 7, 10 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40

“FLIGHT” (R) (2:15) Stars Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Tamara Tunie. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 3:50, 6:55; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1, 3:50, 6:50 Fri-Sat 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 Sun-Wed 1, 3:50, 6:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:10, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:40, 3, 6:45, 9:45 Mon-Wed 3, 6:45, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30

“KILLING THEM SOFTLY” (R) (1:37) Stars Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins and Scoot McNairy. Directed by Andrew Dominik. Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 9:45; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:20, 4:10, 7:20, 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Fri 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sat 7:30, 10 Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Mon-Wed 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20

“LIFE OF PI” (PG) (2:03) Stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu. Directed by Ang Lee. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor — a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1, 4, 6:50, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:05, 7:05 Fri 4:05, 7:05, 9:35 Sat 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:35 Sun 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 Mon-Wed 4:05, 7:05; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 12:30 (3D), 3:30, 6:45 (3D) Fri-Sat 12:30 (3D), 3:30, 6:45 (3D), 9:30 Sun-Wed 12:30 (3D), 3:30, 6:45 (3D); Brunswick 10 Thurs (all 3D) 12:45, 3:35, 6:40, 9:35; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs (all 3D) 3:10, 7:15, 10 Fri-Sun 11:40, 3 (3D), 6:50, 9:40 (3D) Mon-Wed 3 (3D), 6:50, 9:40 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 11:30, 1:55 (3D), 4:30, 7:15, 9:20 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed (all 3D) 12, 3:10, 7:15, 10

“LINCOLN” (PG-13) (2:29) Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by Steven Spielberg. As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

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

“THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER” (PG-13) (1:43) Stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. Directed by Stephen Chbosky.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 11:35, 4:35, 9:45

“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: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 3:30, 6:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 2, 7:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:40, 6:45

“RED DAWN” (PG-13) Stars Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas and Josh Hutcherson. Directed by Dan Bradley. A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 4:15, 7:15 Fri 4:15, 7:15, 9:15 Sat 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, 9:15 Sun 12:55, 4:15, 7:15 Mon-Wed 4:15, 7:15; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:35, 3:55, 6:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 11:40, 2, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20

“RISE OF THE GUARDIANS” (PG) (1:37) Stars Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher and Chris Pine. Directed by Peter Ramsey. When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

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

“THE SESSIONS” (R) (1:35) Stars John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy. Directed by Ben Lewin. A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 9:30

“SKYFALL” (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Judi Dench. Directed by Sam Mendes. Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

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

“TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART 2″ (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Peter Facinelli. Directed by Bill Condon. After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

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

“WRECK-IT RALPH” (PG) (1:38) Animated, with the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer. Directed by Rich Moore. A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

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

“WUTHERING HEIGHTS” (NR) (2:09) Stars Kaya Scodelario, James Howson and Solomon Glave. Directed by Andrea Arnold. A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.

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

– From news services; subject to change