OPENING THIS WEEK

“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) Thursday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; 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-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star 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 Thursday-Tuesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Friday-Wednesday

“ARMIDA,” MET OPERA SUMMER ENCORE (NR) (3:35) Stars Renee Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee and John Osborn. Composed by Rossini in 1817, featuring the mythical sorceress who enthralls Crusaders at her enchanted island. There are six tenors and ballet, too.

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

NOW SHOWING

“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 teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thursday-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.

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

“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 Friday-Tuesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco (also in IMAX 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Friday-Wednesday

“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 the best of friends.

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

“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: Brunswick 10 Friday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

“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 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 James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

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

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Tuesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Friday-Wednesday

“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 itself. 

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

From news services; subject to change

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