OPENING FRIDAY

“THE DESCENDANTS” (R) (1:55) Stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller. Directed by Alexander Payne. A Hawaiian land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife’s boating accident leaves her on life support.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, 6:50, 9:30 

“NEW YEAR’S EVE” (PG-13) (1:48) Stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher. Directed by Garry Marshall. The lives of several couples and singles find love, forgiveness and second chances on a magical night in New York — New Year’s Eve.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 Sat 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 Sun 1:10, 4:15, 7:15 Mon-Tues 4:15, 7:15 Wed 1:10, 4:15, 7:15; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 1, 4, 6:45, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:15, 6:45, 7:20, 9:30, 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:45, 6:45, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:20, 7, 9:40

“THE SKIN I LIVE IN” La piel que habito (original title) (R) (1:57) Stars Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya and Jan Cornet. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. A brilliant plastic surgeon still haunted by past tragedies creates a type of synthetic skin that can withstand any sort of damage. A mysterious woman who holds the key to his obsession becomes his guinea pig.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45; Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Sun 1:30, 4, 6:30 Mon-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30

“THE SITTER” (R) (1:21) Stars Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor and Sam Rockwell. Directed by David Gordon Green. A comedy about a suspended college student who is coaxed into babysitting for the family next door and finds he’s totally unprepared for a wild night with kids.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri 4:30, 7:30, 9:50 Sat 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50 Sun 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Tues 4:30, 7:30 Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7:30; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:15, 7:30, 10; Brunswick 10 Fri 1:05, 1:35, 3:40, 7, 7:30, 9:55 Sat 1:35, 3:40, 7, 7:30, 9:55 Sun-Wed 1:05, 1:35, 3:40, 7, 7:30, 9:55; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri 2, 4, 7:20, 9:20 Sat-Sun 12, 2, 4, 7:20, 9:20 Mon-Wed 2, 4, 7:20, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:10, 4:15, 7, 9; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:20 

“TAKE SHELTER” (R) (2:00) Stars Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain and Shea Whigham. Directed by Jeff Nichols. A young husband and father questions his sanity after a series of apocalyptic visions yet decides to build an elaborate shelter for his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:15

NOW SHOWING

“ARTHUR CHRISTMAS” (PG) (1:27) Stars James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy. Directed by Sarah Smith. Santa’s youngest son looks to use his father’s high-tech operation at the North Pole to complete an urgent mission on Christmas night.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 2:10, 2:20 (3D), 4:30, 7, 9:20, 9:40 (3D) Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:10, 2:20, 3:15 (3D), 7:10,

9:20 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 11:30, 2:10 (3D), 4:40 (3D), 7:20, 9:40 (3D) Fri 1:50, 4:10 (3D), 6:50, 9:15 (3D) Sat-Sun 11:30 (3D), 1:50, 4:10 (3D), 6:50, 9:15 (3D) Mon-Wed 1:50, 4:10 (3D), 6:50, 9:15 (3D); Brunswick 10 Today 1:30, 4:10 (3D), 6:55, 9:20 (3D) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:10 (3D), 6:35, 9:20 (3D); Falmouth 10 Today 4:10 (3D), 7; Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 12:30 (3D), 3:30, 7:10 (3D), 9:30; Windham 5 Star Today 4:20, 6:55 Fri 4:20, 6:55, 9:20 Sat 1:15, 4:20, 6:55, 9:20 Sun 1:15, 4:20, 6:55 Mon 4:20, 6:55 Wed 1:15, 4:20, 6:55, 9:20 

“HAPPY FEET TWO” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Pink. Directed by George Miller. Erik, Mumble’s son, is struggling to fully explore his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But a new threat to his home requires he and his family and friends need to work together to save it.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Today 12 (IMAX-3D), 12:15, 2:15 (IMAX-3D), 2:30, 4:30 (IMAX-3D), 4:40, 7 (IMAX-3D), 7:05, 9:10 (IMAX-3D), 9:20 Fri-Wed 12 (IMAX), 12:15, 2:15 (IMAX), 2:30, 4:30 (IMAX), 4:40, 7 (IMAX), 7:05, 9:10 (IMAX), 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 11:45 (3D), 2:20, 4:40, 7 (3D) 9:40 Fri 2, 4:20 Sat-Sun 11:40, 2, 4:20, Mon-Wed 2, 4:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12, 12 (3D), 2:20, 4:40, 4:50 (3D), 7:10, 7:20 (3D), 9:30 Fri-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; Falmouth 10 Today 4:50, 7:15 (3D); Nordica (Freeport) Today 1:15 (3D), 4:15, 7 (3D), 9:15; Windham 5 Star Today 4:05 (3D), 4:35, 6:45 (3D) Fri (all 3D) 4:05, 6:45, 9:10 Sat (all 3D) 12:55, 4:05, 6:45, 9:10 Sun (all 3D) 12:55, 4:05, 6:45 Mon-Tues (all 3D) 4:05, 6:45 Wed (all 3D) 12:55, 4:05, 6:45; Brunswick 10 Today 1:40 (3D), 4:20, 6:50 (3D), 9:25 Fri-Wed 1:40, 4:20 (3D), 6:55, 9:45 (3D) 

“HIGHER GROUND” (R) (1:49) Stars Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard and Dagmara Dominczyk. Directed by Vera Farmiga. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs’ memoir, “This Dark World,” the film chronicles one woman’s lifelong struggle with her faith.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:20, 3:50, 6:30 

“HUGO” (PG) (1:30) Stars Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Christopher Lee and Chloe Grace Moretz. Directed by Martin Scorsese. A mystery involving a dead father and an automaton sends an orphan, who lives within the walls of a 1930s Paris train station, on an extraordinary adventure.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12, 12:30 (3D), 3, 3:20 (3D), 6:30, 6:40 (3D), 9:20, 9:40 (3D) Fri-Wed 12:10, 12:20 (3D), 3, 3:10 (3D), 6:30, 6:40 (3D), 9:20, 9:40 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Today 12:30 (3D), 4:30, 6:30 (3D), 9:15 (3D) Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:15 (3D), 6:30 (3D), 9:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12:10 (3D) 4 (3D), 7:10 (3D), 9:50 (3D) Fri-Wed (all 3D) 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:40; Nickelodeon Today 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Today 1 (3D), 4 (3D), 7 (3D), 9:30, 9:50 (3D) Fri-Wed 1 (3D), 4, 6:50 (3D), 9:40 (3D); Falmouth 10 Today 4:20 (3D), 6:50, 7:20 (3D); Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed (all 3D) 12:45, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 

“THE IDES OF MARCH” (R) (1:41) Stars Paul Giamatti, George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Directed by George Clooney. An idealistic staff member for a presidential hopeful gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Pervasive language.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Today 7, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 9:10 

“IMMORTALS” (R) (1:50) Stars Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and John Hurt. Directed by Tarsem Singh. Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. Sequences of strong bloody violence and some sexuality.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 (3D) Today 1:05, 3:35, 7:15,

9:45 Fri 3:30, 9:45 Sat 9:45 Sun-Wed 3:30, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:20, 3, 7, 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:30, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25 Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Fri-Wed 7, 9:30; Falmouth 10 Today (3D) 7:25 

“J. EDGAR” (R) (2:17) Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts and Judi Dench. Directed by Clint Eastwood. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Brief strong language.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:40, 4:45, 7:45 Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:45, 7:45; Brunswick 10 Today 1:15, 4:15, 7:30; Falmouth 10 Today 3:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 7:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 4, 9:30; Nordica (Freeport) Today 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40 

“JACK AND JILL” (PG) Stars Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave. Crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence and brief smoking.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 1:25, 3:45, 6:40, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today 12, 2:10, 4:15, 7, 9:10 Fri-Wed 12, 2:10, 4:15, 7, 9:10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40 Fri 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20 Sat-Sun 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20 Mon-Wed 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 Fri-Wed 12, 2:10, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10; Falmouth 10 Today 4:45, 7:05; Windham 5 Star Today 3:55, 7 Fri 3:55, 7:05, 9:30 Sat 1:05, 3:55, 7:05, 9:30 Sun 1:05, 3:55, 7:05 Mon-Tues 3:55, 7:05 Wed 1:05, 3:55, 7:05; Brunswick 10 Fri 1:25, 3:45, 6:40, 9:35 Sat 6:40, 9:35 Sun-Mon 1:25, 3:45, 6:40, 9:35 Tues 1:25, 3:45 Wed 1:25, 3:45, 6:40, 9:35 

“LIKE CRAZY” (PG-13) (1:30) Stars: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Drake Doremus. An American college student and a British student fall in love but are separated when she’s banned from the U.S. for overstaying her visa.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1, 5:20, 7:30, 9:45 

“MARGIN CALL” (R) (1:47) Stars Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Spacey. Directed by J.C. Chandor. A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 2, 7:15 Fri-Wed 2, 7:15 

“MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE” (R) (1:42) Stars Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes. Directed by Sean Durkin. With an increasing paranoia and a past of painful memories, a former member of an abusive cult struggles to join a mainstream lifestyle with her family.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 3:10, 9 

“THE MUPPETS” (PG) (1:30) Stars Amy Adams, Jason Segel and Chris Cooper. Directed by James Bobin. An oil tycoon discovers oil underneath the Muppets’ theater and he wants it. Three fans must reunite the Muppets for a show to raise enough money to stop the tycoon from taking over the theater.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 2, 2:20, 4:30, 4:50, 7, 7:20, 9:30, 9:50 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2, 2:20, 4:30, 4:50, 7:10, 7:20, 9:40, 9:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:30, 10 Fri 1:50, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sat-Sun 11:30, 1:50, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Mon-Wed 1:50, 4:30, 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25; Brunswick 10 Today 1:10, 1:45, 3:50, 4:45, 6:45, 7:20, 10 Fri-Wed 1:10, 3:50, 7:15, 9:55; Falmouth 10 Today 4:40, 7:10; Nordica (Freeport) Today 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:50; Windham 5 Star Today 4:10, 6:45 Fri 4:10, 6:40, 9:15 Sat 1:20, 4:10, 6:40, 9:15 Sun 1:20, 4:10, 6:40 Mon-Tues 4:10, 6:40 Wed 1:20, 4:10, 6:40 

“MY WEEK WITH MARILYN” (R) (2:00) Stars Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh. Directed by Simon Curtis. Adapted from the memoirs of Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, about the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of “The Prince and the Showgirl.”

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Today 1:30, 4, 6:30 

“PUSS IN BOOTS” (PG) (1:30) Animated with the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. Directed by Chris Miller. A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends. Some adventure action and mild rude humor.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 1:20, 3:40 Fri 1:20, 3:40, Sat 1:20, 3:35 Sun-Mon 1:20, 3:40 Tues 1:20, 3:35 Wed 1:20, 3:40; Falmouth 10 Today 4:25, 6:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:15, 2:20, 4:30, 7:10, 9:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:50, 2, 4:20, 6:40, 9:10; Windham 5 Star Today 7:15  

“TOWER HEIST” (PG-13) (1:44) Stars Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Affleck. Directed by Brett Ratner. When a group of hard-working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 4:05; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12, 7; Windham 5 Star Today 4:15, 7:05 

“THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART 1” (PG-13) (1:57) Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Directed by Bill Condon. Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven, find themselves in turmoil with the Quileute tribe and the Volturi in this first installment of the series’ finale.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:10, 4, 6:45, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Today 1, 4:05, 7:10, 9:55 Fri-Wed 1, 4:05, 7:10, 9:50; Falmouth 10 Today 4, 4:30, 6:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10 Fri-Wed 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:10, 12:30, 3, 3:20, 3:40, 6:30, 6:40, 7:10, 9:30, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12, 12:20, 3, 3:20, 6:40, 7, 9:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today 12, 12:15, 2:30, 2:45, 6:30, 6:45, 9, 9:15 Fri-Wed 12, 2:30, 6:30, 9; Nordica (Freeport) Today 12, 1, 3, 4, 6:30, 7:30, 9, 10 Fri-Wed 12, 3, 7, 9:40; Windham 5 Star Today 4, 7 Fri 4, 7, 9:40 Sat 1, 4, 7, 9:40 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Tues 4, 7 Wed 1, 4, 7  

“THE WAY” (PG-13) (2:01) Stars Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen and Deborah Kara Unger. Directed by Emilio Estevez. A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago” from France to Spain.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 4:30, 9:35 Fri-Wed 4:30, 9:35

— From news services; subject to change