OPENING THIS WEEK

“THE BLING RING” (R) (1:30) Stars Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and Emma Watson. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teens use the Internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Friday-Wednesday

“DESPICABLE ME 2″ (PG) (1:38) Stars Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Miranda Cosgrove. Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Tuesday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in 3D) Tuesday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook (also in 3D) Tuesday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) (also in 3D) Tuesday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) (also in 3D) Tuesday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Tuesday-Wednesday

“THE HEAT” (R) (1:57) Stars Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir and Michael McDonald. Directed by Paul Feig. FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord, but neither woman has ever had a partner, or a friend.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-Monday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Friday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Friday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Friday-Wednesday

“THE LONE RANGER” (PG-13) (2:29) Stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Native American warrior Tonto reveals the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Tuesday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Tuesday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Tuesday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Tuesday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Tuesday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Tuesday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Tuesday-Wednesday

“WHITE HOUSE DOWN” (PG-13) (2:11) Stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke. Directed by Roland Emmerich. While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-Monday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday

“EXHIBITION: MUNCH 150″: Part of the Great Art on Screen series featuring Edvard Munch (1863-1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. Norway celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of its native son with events including this exhibit of 220 works by the artist, who is best known for “The Scream.”

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Thursday

NOW SHOWING

“AFTER EARTH” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo and David Denman. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth 1,000 years after events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

“BEFORE MIDNIGHT” (R) (1:49) Stars Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Directed by Richard Linklater. We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thursday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

“THE EAST” (PG-13) (1:56) Stars Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard and Kelen Page. Directed by Zal Batmanglij. An operative for a private intelligence firm changes her priorities after being assigned to infiltrate an anarchist group that attacks major corporations.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

“EPIC” (PG) (1:42) Stars Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Beyonce Knowles and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by Chris Wedge. A teenager is transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and evil is taking place. She joins a rag-tag group to save their world, and ours.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday

“FAST & FURIOUS 6″ (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. Directed by Justin Lin. Agent Luke Hobbs enlists Dominic Toretto and his team to bring down former Special Ops soldier Owen Shaw, leader of a unit specializing in vehicular warfare.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Tuesday

“THE INTERNSHIP” (PG-13) (1:59) Stars Rose Byrne, Owen Wilson, Dylan O’Brien and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Shawn Levy. Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they compete with young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday

“IRON MAN 3″ (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce and Don Cheadle. Directed by Shane Black. When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Tuesday

“MAN OF STEEL” (PG-13) (2:23) Stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe. Directed by Zack Snyder. A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Tuesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Thursday-Monday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in IMAX 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Tuesday

“MONSTERS UNIVERSITY” (G) (1:50) Animated, with the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren. Directed by Dan Scanlon. Mike and Sully meet during their days at Monsters University, when they weren’t friends.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Thursday-Monday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Tuesday

“NOW YOU SEE ME” (PG-13) (1:56) Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Common. Directed by Louis Leterrier. An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday

“THE PURGE” (R) (1:25) Stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder and Adelaide Kane. Directed by James DeMonaco. A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which all crime is legalized.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Tuesday

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” (PG-13) (2:12) Stars Karl Urban, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana. Directed by J.J. Abrams. After the crew of the Enterprise finds an unstoppable force of terror within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

“THIS IS THE END” (R) (1:47) Stars James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Rogen. While attending a party at Franco’s house, Rogen, Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Tuesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Thursday-Saturday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Tuesday

“WORLD WAR Z” (PG-13) (1:56) Stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz. Directed by Marc Forster. United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to destroy humanity. 

Showing at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Tuesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Thursday-Monday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) (also in 3D) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) (also in 3D) Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Tuesday

– From news services; subject to change