OPENING THIS WEEK

“JOBS” (PG-13) (2:02) Stars Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, J.K. Simmons and Annika Bertea. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern. The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered and creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Friday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Friday-Wednesday

“KICK-ASS 2″ (R) (1:43) Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey. Directored by Jeff Wadlow. The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

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

“LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER” (PG-13) (2:12) Stars Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz and John Cusack. Directed by Lee Daniels. An African-American’s eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler.

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

“THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES” (PG-13) (2:10) Stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Robert Sheehan. Directed by Harald Zwart. A seemingly normal teen, Clary Fray, learns truths about her past and bloodline when her mom is attacked and taken from their home by a demon.

Opening at: Smitty’s Biddeford Wednesday; Smitty’s Windham Wednesday

“PARANOIA” (PG-13 (1:46) Stars Amber Heard, Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. Directed by Robert Luketic. An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but he must spy on his boss’ old mentor to gain a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Friday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Saco Friday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Friday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Friday-Wednesday

NOW SHOWING

“2 GUNS” (R) (1:49) Stars Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton and Bill Paxton. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. A botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel finds a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer on the run. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.

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

“THE CONJURING” (R) (1:52) Stars 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; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday

“DESPICABLE ME 2″ (PG) (1:38) Animated with the voices of 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 Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday-Tuesday; Wells Five Star Thursday

“ELYSIUM” (R) (1:49), Stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Alice Braga. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. In 2154, the very wealthy live on a space station, and the rest of the population lives on a ruined Earth. One man leads a mission to bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Thursday-Wednesday; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday; Nordica (Freeport) Thursday-Tuesday; 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 Thursday-Monday

“FRUITVALE STATION” (R) (1:25) Stars Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer and Kevin Durand. Directed by Ryan Coogler. The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with family, friends, enemies and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) 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: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday; Wells Five Star Thursday

“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; Cinemagic Saco Thursday-Tuesday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday

“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: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

“MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING” (PG-13) (1:49) Stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz. Directed by Joss Whedon. Updated version of William Shakespere’s romantic comedy.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Friday-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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

“PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS” (PG) (1:46) Stars Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Nathan Fillion. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. The son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Based on the novel “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters.”

Showing at: Brunswick 10 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 (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Monday

“PLANES” (PG) (1:32) Animated with the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett and Carlos Alazraqui. Directed by Klay Hall. Dusty, the crop-dusting plane that is afraid of heights, dreams of being a famous aerial star.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 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 (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Monday

“RED 2″ (PG-13) (1:56) Stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren 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: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday-Wednesday

“R.I.P.D.” (PG-13) (1:36) Stars 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: Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday

“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.

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

“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: Cinemagic Saco Thursday; Cinemagic Westbrook Thursday; Smitty’s (Biddeford) Thursday; Smitty’s (Windham) Thursday

“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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thursday-Wednesday

“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.

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

“WE’RE THE MILLERS” (R) (1:50) Stars Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Jason Sudeikis. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Wednesday-Thursday; 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 (Windham) Thursday-Wednesday; Wells Five Star Thursday-Monday

“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.

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

From news services; subject to change.

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