OPENING THIS WEEK
“THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY” (R) (2:02) Stars Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa and Taye Diggs. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Fifteen years later, forgotten rivalries and romances are reignited when college friends get together over the holidays.
Opening at: Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“THE CITIZEN” (PG 13) (1:33) Stars Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner and Rizwan Manji. Directed by Sam Kadi. An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on Sept. 10, 2001.
Opening Monday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“ROYAL BALLET: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND” (2:55) Stars Lauren Cuthbertson. Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Alice attends an afternoon garden party where she follows a white rabbit down a hole, beginning a curious adventure with several extraordinary characters.
Opening Tuesday only at: Brunswick 10 ; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)
‘LED ZEPPELIN: CELEBRATION DAY” (NR) (2:04) Stars Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Film of the live concert from London that was filmed in December 2007 and featuring some of the band’s best music.
Opening Tuesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“SHIVER” (NR) (1:31) Stars Danielle Harris, John Jarratt and Casper Van Dien. Directed by Julian Richards. A young secretary who is lacking in self-confidence becomes the victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women, but she somehow finds the courage to fight back and escape.
Opening Wednesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“ABOUT TIME” (R) (2:03) Stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. Directed by Richard Curtis. Tim discovers he can time-travel and change what has happened in his own life, but his decision to get a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as he thought.
“ALL IS LOST” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Robert Redford. Directed by J.C. Chandor. After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
“BAD GRANDPA” (R) (1:32) Stars Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Spike Jonze and Georgina Cates. Directed by Jeff Tremaine. Irving Zisman, 86, takes his 8-year-old grandson on a journey across America.
“BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR” (NC-17) (2:59) Stars Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Originally “La Vie d’Adèle.” Adèle’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult.
“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” (PG-13) (2:14) Stars Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahman. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Based on the true story of Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the MV Maersk Alabama, the first U.S. cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.
“CARRIE” (R) (1:40) Stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde and Portia Doubleday. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
“CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2” (PG) (1:35) Animated, with the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Farris, Will Forte and Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Dody Cameron and Kris Pearn. Flint Lockwood leaves his post at The Live Corp Company when he learns his most infamous machine is still working and turning out menacing food-animal hybrids.
“THE COUNSELOR” (R) (1:57) Stars Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and Javier Bardem. Directed by Ridley Scott. A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
“ENDER’S GAME” (PG-13) (1:54) Stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin. Directed by Gavin Hood. The International Military needs someone to save the human race from an alien attack. Brilliant young Ender Wiggin is recruited and trained to lead a battle that will determine Earth’s future.
“ENOUGH SAID” (PG-13) (1:33) Stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener. Directed by Nicole Holofcener. A divorced woman decides to pursue the man she’s interested in but learns he’s the ex-husband of her new friend.
“ESCAPE PLAN” (R) (1:55) Stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent and Vincent D’Onofrio. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom. A structural-security authority uses his skills to escape from incarceration in the world’s most secret and secure prison.
“FREE BIRDS” (PG-13) (1:31) Animated, with the voices of Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler and Amy Poehler. Directed by Jimmy Hayward. Two turkeys put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history by getting turkey off the holiday menu for good.
“GRAVITY” (PG-13) (1:30) Stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris and Orto Ignatiussen. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
“LAST VEGAS” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Three 60-something friends throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single buddy.
“THOR: THE DARK WORLD” (PG-13) (1:52) Stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård. Directed by Alan Taylor. Thor begins a perilous journey when faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, and he sacrifices everything to save us all.
“12 YEARS A SLAVE” (R) (2:14) Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen. Pre-Civil War in the United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery and struggles to stay alive. Based on a true story.