OPENING THIS WEEK

“JACK THE GIANT SLAYER” (PG-13) (1:54) Stars Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor and Bill Nighy. Directed by Bryan Singer. The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:30 (3D), 2, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 (3D) Mon-Wed 2, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12 (3D IMAX), 12:15 (3D IMAX), 12:15 (3D), 2:05, 2:30 (3D IMAX), 3 (3D IMAX), 4:35, 5 (3D IMAX), 7 (3D IMAX), 7:15 (3D), 7:30 (3D IMAX), 9:15 (3D), 9:30 (3D IMAX), 10 (3D IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30 (3D), 7 (3D), 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:20, 4, 7, 9:40

“21 AND OVER” (R) (1:33) Stars Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz and Sarah Wright. Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:30, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:20, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:50, 4:30, 7:40, 9:55

“THE LAST EXORCISM PART II” (R) (1:28) Stars Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark and David Jensen. Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly. As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 7:40, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:15, 7:30, 10

“PHANTOM” (R) (1:37) Stars Ed Harris, Julian Adams and David Duchovny. Directed by Todd Robinson. The haunted captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:15, 7:15, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

“MET OPERA: PARSIFAL” (NR) (5:45) Stars Jonas Kaufmann and Katarina Dalayman. Directed by Daniele Gatti. Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in Francois Girard’s new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Sat 12; Brunswick 10 Sat 12

“MET OPERA: RIGOLETTO” (NR) (1:55) Stars Piotr Beczala and Zeljko Lucic. Directed by Michael Mayer and Michele Mariotti. A new production of Verdi’s tragedy set in Las Vegas in 1960. This version was inspired by the antics of the womanizing Duke of Mantua and his tragic sidekick.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Wed 6:30; Brunswick 10 Wed 6:30

NOW SHOWING

“A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD” (R) (1:37) Stars Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Directed by John Moore. John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, only to discover that he is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist.

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

“AMOUR” (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. Directed by Michael Haneke. Georges and Anne, retired music teachers, are in their 80s. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack, and the couple’s bond of love is severely tested.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20 Fri-Wed 1, 3:40, 6:30

“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 2:30, 5 Fri-Wed 3:30, 6:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:10, 7:45; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:50, 3:40, 6:45, 9:30 Fri-Wed 1, 6:45

“BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD” (PG-13) (1:33) Stars Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of aurochs (prehistoric creatures), 6-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:30, 7:30

“BEAUTIFUL CREATURES” (PG-13) (2:04) Stars Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Alden Ehrenreich. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:30; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:30, 4:10, 6:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 1:20, 4, 7, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 1, 4, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3:10, 6:45, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:45, 3:30, 6:50, 9:35

“DARK SKIES” (PG-13) Stars Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Scott Stewart. As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

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

“DJANGO UNCHAINED” (R) (2:45) Stars Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:10, 3:40, 7:20

“ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH” (PG) (1:55) Stars Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba and Rob Corddry. Directed by Cal Brunker. Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

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

“THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY” (PG-13) (2:56) Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis. Directed by Peter Jackson. A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12, 9

“IDENTITY THIEF” (R) Stars Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho and Amanda Peet. Directed by Seth Gordon. Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity.

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

“LES MISERABLES” (PG-13) (2:37) Stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Tom Hooper. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 7:30

“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: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:05, 3, 7:45

“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 as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 4; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 6:45 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:40, 7:10

“MAMA” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier. Directed by Andres Muschietti. Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for five years. But questions arise about whether they were as alone as once believed.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30

“PARENTAL GUIDANCE” (PG) (1:44) Stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott. Directed by Andy Fickman. Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids’ 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane’s old-school methods.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 3:30, 6:40

“QUARTET” (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:30 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:35 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:30 Mon-Wed 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:30

“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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 2:20, 4:40

“SAFE HAVEN” (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders and David Lyons. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, N.C., where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1, 3:50, 6:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Mon-Wed 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 1, 3:30, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 7, 9:45; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1, 3:50, 7, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1, 3:45, 6:55, 9:35

“SIDE EFFECTS” (R) Stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Emily and Martin are a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist — intended to treat anxiety — has unexpected side effects.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:45, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:15, 8:50; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 1:45, 4:30, 7:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:30, 3:20, 7:20, 9:45 Fri-Wed 3:20, 9:50

“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (R) (2:02) Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Directed by David O. Russell. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

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

“SNITCH” (PG-13) (1:52) Stars Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal and Rafi Gavron. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3, 7:05, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50,  2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:20, 7, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:30, 4:30, 7:35, 9:55 Fri-Wed 1:05, 3:50, 7:10, 9:45

“WARM BODIES” (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich and Analeigh Tipton. Directed by Jonathan Levine. After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:40, 4:25, 7:15, 9:40

“ZERO DARK THIRTY” (R) (1:43) Stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt and Mark Strong. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 9:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 7:30 Fri-Wed 12, 6:30

– From news services; subject to change