OPENING THIS WEEK

“THE WOLVERINE” (PG-13) (2:06) Stars Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee and Tao Okamoto. Directed by James Mangold. Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D) Friday-Tuesday; 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-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Friday-Tuesday

“THE WAY WAY BACK” (PG-13) (1:43) Stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Liam James and Allison Janney. Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Duncan is having a difficult summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend and his daughter. But the 14-year-old finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the local water park.

Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday 

“THE TO DO LIST” (R) (1:40) Stars Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader and Alia Shawkat. Directed by Maggie Carey. Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Clark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.

Opening at: Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday

“20 FEET FROM STARDOM” (PG-13) (1:31) Stars Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill. Directed by Morgan Neville. Award-winning documentary examines the world of backup singers who work just beyond the spotlight for some of the biggest bands in popular music.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Friday-Wednesday

“THE SMURFS 2″ (PG) (1:45) Animated with the voices of Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays. Directed by Raja Gosnell. The Smurfs team with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped because she knows a secret spell that can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs.

Opening at: Smitty’s (Biddeford) Wednesday; Smitty’s (Sanford) Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) 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: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday

“THE CONJURING” (R) (1:52) Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston. Directed by James Wan. Paranormal investigators are forced to confront a powerful entity, and their most terrifying case, when they try to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

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; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-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.

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

“THE GIRL MOST LIKELY” (PG-13) (1:43) Starring Matt Damon, Annette Bening and Kristen Wiig. Directed by Shari Springer Bermand and Robert Pulcini. A failed New York playwright transitions from the Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

“GROWN UPS 2″ (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Lenny moves his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, only to discover that sometimes crazy follows you.

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

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-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 Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Tuesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday

“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 Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

“PACIFIC RIM” (PG-13) (2:11) Stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

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

“RED 2″ (PG-13) (1:56) Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Dean Parisot. Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

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

“R.I.P.D.” (PG-13) (1:36) Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker. Directed by Robert Schwentke. A recently slain cop joins a team of living police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

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

“SPRINGSTEEN AND I” (NR) (2:05) Directed by Baillie Walsh. Forty years of Bruce Springsteen’s music and his relationship with fans.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Tuesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Tuesday

“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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Tuesday

“TURBO,” (PG) (1:36) Animated with the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by David Soren. A snail with dreams of becoming the world’s greatest racer gets his chance at the Indy 500 despite limitations and a pit crew that leaves something to be desired.

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

“UNFINISHED SONG” (PG-13) (1:33) Original title: “Song for Marion.” Stars Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave and Gemma Arterton. Directed by Paul Andrew Williams. A grumpy pensioner honors his recently deceased wife by joining the unconventional local choir to which she had belonged, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thursday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-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 races against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to destroy humanity itself. 

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

– From news services; subject to change

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