OPENING THIS WEEK

“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” (R) (2:01) Stars Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts. Directed by John Wells. A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family who have returned to their Oklahoma home to deal with a family crisis and the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Opening at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“HER” (R)(2:06) Stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Spike Jonze. A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS” (R) (1:45) Stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake and Garrett Hedlund. Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. A young singer tackles the Greenwich Village folk scene during a week in 1961.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“THE LEGEND OF HERCULES” (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins and Roxanne McKee. Directed by Renny Harlin. The mythical Greek hero, son of Zeus, is betrayed by his stepfather, the king, and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love. Hercules must choose to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook) (also in 3D); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)

“LONE SURVIVOR” (R)(2:01) Stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Emile Hirsch. Directed by Peter Berg. Four members of SEAL Team 10 were assigned to capture or kill the notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd. Based on the failed 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings.”

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

SPECIAL SHOWINGS

“HAUNTER” (NR) (1:37) Stars Abigail Breslin and Stephen McHattie. Directed by Vincenzo Natali. Lisa Johnson is doomed to forever repeat the day before her repeat the repeat the day before her 16th birthday when she and her family were all killed in 1985. But Lisa has “woken up” in the present and discovers that her house once belonged to a serial killer who became a Haunter, an evil spirit able to possess the living.

Showing Wednesday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“THE KITCHEN” (R) (1:20) Stars Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg. Directed by Ishai Setton. Jennifer is turning 30 and has just left her job, her boyfriend has been cheating and there are dueling bands in the backyard, so it is party time.

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

“LOL SHORT FILM FEST” (NR)

Showing Monday only at Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“MEMPHIS BROADWAY MUSICAL” (2:45) Stars Chad Kimball, Montego Glover and J. Bernard Calloway. Directed by Don Roy King. Film of the live production of the Tony Award-winning performance that is loosely based on 1950s Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips.

Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“MORRISSEY 25: LIVE” (NR) (1:32) Theatrical concert experience highlighting the iconic English lyricist and singer.

Showing Tuesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (Westbrook)

“PETER GABRIEL AND THE NEW BLOOD ORCHESTRA” (NR) (2:42) Live performance filmed at Hammersmith Apollo in London with Peter Gabriel and the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra.

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

“SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE” (NR) (1:45) Stars Ken Ard, Brenda Braxton and Adrian Bailey. A musical revue of rock and roll featuring the songs of Leiber and Stoller. No dialogue.

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

“TRAP FOR CINDERELLA” (NR) (1:40) Stars Tuppence Middleton and Alexandra Roach. Directed by Iain Softley. A house fire leaves her friend dead and Micky badly burned and suffering from amnesia. Unable to even recall her own name, Micky begins a shocking journey of recovery.

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

NOW SHOWING

“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.

“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, work with a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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 longstanding 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.

“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.

“NEBRASKA” (R) (1:55) Stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb. Directed by Alexander Payne. An aging, booze-addled father and his estranged son travel from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES” (R) (1:24) Stars Andrew Jacobs, Molly Ephraim, Richard Cabral and Crystal Santos. Directed by Christopher Landon. After being “marked,” Jesse is pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.

“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.

”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 alt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, “Mary Poppins.”

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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 as a stockbroker to his fall involving crime, corruption and the government.