OPENING THIS WEEK
“DEVIL’S DUE” (R)(1:29) Stars Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson and Roger Payano. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. A newlywed couple deals with an unexpectedly early pregnancy that seems to be creating dark changes to the wife’s body and mind.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Windham)
“JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley and Kenneth Branagh. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Young CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nordica (Freeport); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)
“THE NUT JOB” (PG) (1:25) Animated with the voices of stars Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl. Directed by Peter Lepeniotis. Surly, the curmudgeonly squirrel, is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city, where he discovers Maury’s Nut Store just as winter approaches.
Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nordica (Freeport) (also in 3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco) (also in 3D); Cinemagic (Westbrook) (also in 3D); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)
“RIDE ALONG” (PG-13) Stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter and John Leguizamo. Directed by Tim Story. Ben, a fast-talking security guard, goes on police patrol in Atlanta with his brother-in-law James, all to prove himself worthy of marrying James’ sister.
Opening at: Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)
• SPECIAL SHOWINGS
“DARK TOUCH” (NR) (1:30) Stars Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett and Padraic Delaney. Directed by Marina de Van. Eleven-year-old Niamh is the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother in a remote town in Ireland.
Showing Wednesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco)
“GRABBERS” (NR) (1:34) Stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley and Russell Tovey. Directed by Jon Wright. Residents of an island off the Irish coast discover that the only way to survive an invasion by bloodsucking aliens is to get drunk.
Showing Wednesday 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 Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco)
“ROCK SHOW: WINGS OVER AMERICA” (NR) (2:21) Stars Paul McCartney and the band Wings. Compilation of songs and scenes from the United States portion of 1975-76 world tour.
Showing Tuesday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“THE ROLLING STONES: SOME GIRLS LIVE IN TEXAS” (NR) (1:30) Stars Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. From the 1978 recording sessions of the band’s hit album.
Showing Tuesday 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 ’n’ roll featuring the songs of Leiber and Stoller. No dialogue.
Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“WHITE REINDEER” (NR) (1:22) Stars Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Lydia Hyslop. Directed by Zach Clark. Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmas season in suburban Virginia.
Showing Monday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco)
“WRONG COPS” (NR) (1:23 or 0:45) Stars Mark Burnham, Eric Judor and Steve Little. Directed by Quentin Dupieux. A group of bad cops try to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot.
Showing Monday only at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“47 RONIN” (PG-13) (1:59) Stars Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ko Shibasaki. Directed by Carl Rinsch. A band of samurai sets out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
“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 Walt 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.
“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.