OPENING THIS WEEK

“OUT OF THE FURNACE” (R) (1:56) Stars Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Scott Cooper. When his younger brother mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, Russell sets out to find justice on his own.

Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nickelodeon (Portland); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Windham)

“NOEL COWARD’S PRIVATE LIVES” (NR) (2:20) Stars Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor. A Chichester Festival Theatre performance presented by Fathom Events from London with behind-the-scenes clips with cast and crew and celebrity featurette.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (Wednesday only)

“A MIRACLE IN SPANISH HARLEM” (PG) (1:30) A family-friendly movie is about love, faith and redemption in the spirit of Christmas.

Showing Tuesday only: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“FANGORIA PRESENTS: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT” (R) Charles E Sallier Jr.’s 1984 holiday cult horror classic.

Showing Wednesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“THE POLAR EXPRESS” (PG) (1:30) On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train heading to the North Pole and the home of Santa Claus.

Showing Tuesday only at: Smitty’s (Windham); Smitty’s (Sanford) and Smitty’s (Biddeford); Sunday only at Nordica (Freeport)

NOW SHOWING

“12 YEARS A SLAVE” (R) (2:14) Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen. In upstate New York before the Civil War, Solomon Northup, a free black man, is abducted, sold into slavery and struggles to stay alive. Based on a true story.

“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.

“BETWEEN US” (R) (1:30) Stars Julia Stiles, Melissa George and Taye Diggs. Directed by Dan Mirvish. Two couples reunite over two incendiary evenings where anything can happen.

“THE BOOK THIEF” (PG 13) (2:11) Stars Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse. Directed by Brian Percival. Young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others amid the horrors of World War II Germany, while a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her parents.

“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.

“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.

“DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” (R) (1:57) Stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Based on the story of hard-living Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in the mid-1980s, and his battles with the medical field and pharmaceutical companies while searching for alternative treatments.

“DELIVERY MAN” (PG-13) (1:43) Stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders and Jack Reynor. Directed by Ken Scott. An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

“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.

“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.

“FROZEN” (PG) (1:42) Animated with the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff and Idina Menzel. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in a race to find Anna’s sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Along the way they encounter severe conditions and the zany snowman, Olaf.

“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.

“HOMEFRONT” (R) (1:40) Stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. Directed by Gary Fleder. Soon after moving his family to a quiet town, a former DEA agent becomes entangled with a local meth druglord.

“THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE” (PG 13) (2:26) Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games starts a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

“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.

“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.

“PHILOMENA” (R) (1:34) Stars Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Mare Winningham. Directed by Stephen Frears. A journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades earlier after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

“THOR: THE DARK WORLD” (PG-13) (1:52) Stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard. 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.