OPENING THIS WEEK
“47 RONIN” (PG 13) (1:59) Stars Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ko Shibasaki. Directed by Carl Rinsch. A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.
Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D); Smitty’s (Windham)
“AMERICAN HUSTLE” (R) (2:18) Stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by David Russell. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nickelodeon (Portland); Nordica (Freeport); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford), Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)
“GRUDGE MATCH” (PG-13) (1:54) Stars Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone and Kim Basinger. Directed by Peter Segal. A pair of aging boxing rivals come out of retirement to fight one final bout, 30 years after their last match.
Opening at: Brunswick 10
“SAVING MR. BANKS” (PG 13) (2:05) Stars Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley and Colin Farrell. Directed by John Lee Hancock. Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, “Mary Poppins.”
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY” (PG) (1:55) Stars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott, Directed by Ben Stiller. A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies. When his job is threatened, he takes action in the real world, embarking on an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have imagined.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Smitty’s (Biddeford), Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)
“WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D” (PG) (1:27) Stars Charlie Rowe, Karl Urban, Angourie Rice and John Leguizamo. Directed by Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale. An underdog dinosaur becomes a hero back when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nordica (Freeport); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook) Smitty’s (Biddeford), Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)
“THE WOLF OF WALL STREET” (R) ( 3:00) Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne and Jon Favreau. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Smitty’s (Windham)
“FANGORIA PRESENTS: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT” (R) Charles E Sallier Jr.’s 1984 holiday cult horror classic. Showing Friday and Saturday only at: Nickelodeon (Portland)
“JUSTIN BIEBER’S BELIEVE” (PG) (1:31) Stars Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun and Ryan Good. Directed by Jon Chu. Documentary of Bieber’s rise to fame. Showing Wednesday only at: Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“LIVE FROM RED SQUARE: Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky” with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ”Evgeny Svetlanov.” Soprano Netrebko and baritone Hvorostovsky perform selections from Tosca, Il Trovatore, Don Carlo, Rigoletto and more during a June outdoor concert in Moscow that was filmed before an audience of 7,500. Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“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.
“ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES” (PG 13) (1:59) Stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate. Directed by Adam McKay. Ron Burgundy returns to the news desk with his co-anchor and wife Veronica Corningstone, weatherman Brick Tamland, man on the street Brian Fantana and sports guy Champ Kind, ready to take the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm, but not so classy.
“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.
“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 sue to reveal his identity.
“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.
“THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” (PG-13) (2:41) Stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Ken Stott. Directed by Peter Jackson. The long-standing quest to reclaim their homeland, Erebor, has the dwarves, Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey continuing their adventure, and Bilbo is in possession of a mysterious magical ring.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS” (PG 13) (1:45) Stars Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray, Tika Sumpter and Larry the Cable Guy. Directed by Tyler Perry. Madea helps a friend undertake a surprise Christmas visit to the friend’s daughter, who lives in the country.
Complete listings at mainetoday.com/movies