OPENING THIS WEEK
“LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN” (PG) (1:28) Animated. Stars Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre. Dorothy wakes up in Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a new villain.
Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D); 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)
“THE LUNCHBOX” (PG) (1:44) (originally titled “Dabba”) Stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Directed by Ritesh Batra. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man as they build a fantasy world through notes in the lunchbox.
Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland)
“MOMS’ NIGHT OUT” (PG) (1:38) Stars Sarah Drew, Trace Adkins, Sean Astin and Patricia Heaton. Directed by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin. All Allyson and her friends want is a grown-up evening of dinner and fun – a long-needed night out. But they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours … what could go wrong?
Opening at: Cinemagic (Westbrook)
“NEIGHBORS” (R) (1:36) Stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron and Lisa Kudrow. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
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)
“THE RAILWAY MAN” (R) (1:56) Stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgård. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. A former British Army officer sets out to confront the man who was responsible for much of his torment as a prisoner of war during World War II.
Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick); Nickelodeon (Portland)
• SPECIAL SHOWINGS
“THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA CENERENTOLA” (NR) (3:40) Stars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. Rossini’s take on the classic Cinderella fairy tale with humor and supurb singing.
Showing Saturday only, with encore performance Wednesday only at: Brunswick 10 and Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)
”SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER” (NR) (1:26) with Elton John, Iggy Pop
Showing Monday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)
• ALSO SHOWING
“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2” (PG-13) (2:22) Stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Marc Webb. Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him and Peter realizes that all of his powerful enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
“BEARS” (G) (1:17) Narrated by John C. Reilly. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey A Disney documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs learn the important lessons of survival amid the stunning scenery of the Alaskan wilderness.
“BRICK MANSIONS” (PG) (1:30) Stars Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA and Gouchy Boy. Directed by Camille Delamarre. Abandoned brick mansions in Detroit left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police surrounded the neighborhood with a containment wall. A police officer and an ex-con team up in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the whole city.
“CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER” (PG 13) (2:16) Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joss Whedon. Captain America and the Black Widow battle a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
“DIVERGENT” (PG-13) (2:19) Stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Jai Courtney. Directed by Neil Burger. In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. She discovers a plot to destroy Divergents and must find out what makes them dangerous before it’s too late.
“DRAFT DAY” (PG-13) (1:49) Stars Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner and Frank Langella. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick at the NFL Draft while the pro football dreams of a many young men hang on his decision.
“FINDING VIVIAN MAIER” (NR) (1:23) Stars Vivian Maier, John Maloof and Mary Ellen Mark. Directed by John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel. A documentary about the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose secret cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished of street photographers.
“GOD’S NOT DEAD” (PG) (1:53) Stars Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White and Dean Cain. Directed by Harold Cronk. The faith of a college student is challenged by his philosophy professor, who believes God does not exist.
“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL” (R) (1:40) Stars Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric and Adrien Brody. Directed by Wes Anderson. The adventures of Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
“HEAVEN IS FOR REAL” (PG) (1:40) Stars Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly. A father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary experience with the world. Based on a true story.
“MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN” (PG) (1:32) Animated. Stars Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert and Leslie Mann. Directed by Rob Minkoff. The time-travelling adventures of the world’s the most accomplished dog and his adopted son continue when Sherman accidentally rips a hole in the universe and it must be fixed before all history is altered.
“MUPPETS MOST WANTED” (PG) (1:52) Stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and Steve Whitmire. Directed by James Bobin. The Muppets are on a world tour when they find themselves caught up in a jewel-heist that is headed by Constantine, a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his evil sidekick.
“NOAH” (PG-13) (2:18) Stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. God chooses Noah to undertake a monumental rescue mission before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.
“OCULUS” (R) (1:45) Stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff, Directed by Mike Flanagan. A woman tries to clear her brother of a murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
“THE OTHER WOMAN” (PG-13) (1:49) Stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Carly has discovered her boyfriend is married and soon meets the wife he’s been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women plot revenge.
“THE QUIET ONES” (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke and Erin Richards. Directed by John Pogue. A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process.
“RIO 2” (G) (1:41) Animated with the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, and Andy Garcia. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. Blu, Jewel and their three kids leave Rio de Janeiro for the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.
“TRANSCENDENCE” (PG 13) (1:59) Stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy. Directed by Wally Pfister. Dr. Will Caster is working to create an omniscient, sentient machine while an anti-technology organization tries to prevent his establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.