OPENING THIS WEEK

“THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO” (R) (2:38) Stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard and Robin Wright. Directed by David Fincher. A disgraced journalist gets assistance from a computer hacker to unravel a horrific family history while investigating the disappearance of a woman who went missing 40 years ago.

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

“THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN” (PG) (1:47) Stars Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Tintin, a young reporter, and his faithful dog Snowy set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship. The pair are kidnapped and turned over to Captain Haddock, who is also looking for the treasure.

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

“MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL” (PG-13) (2:13) Stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton. Directed by Brad Bird. The agency Ethan Hunt works for is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Hunt and his team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Today 4:05, 7, 9:45 Fri 1:05, 4:05, 7, 9:45 Sat 1:05, 4:05, 7 Sun 4:05, 7, 9:45 Mon-Wed 1:05, 4:05, 7, 9:45; Nordica (Freeport) Today 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 1, 4, 7, 10 Fri-Wed 1, 4, 7, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12:10, 12:30, 3:10, 3:30, 6:40, 7, 9:40, 10; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:10, 3, 6:30, 7 (IMAX), 9:15, 9:45 (IMAX); Nordica (Freeport) Fri 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40 Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:40 Sun 3:30, 6:40, 9:40 Mon-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40, Brunsiwck 10 Fri 1, 3:50, 4:30, 6:40, 7:20, 7:40, 9:45, 10:15 Sat 1, 3:50, 4:30, 6:40, 7:20 Sun 12:50, 3:30, 4:30, 7:20, 7:40, 10:15

“WE BOUGHT A ZOO” (PG-13) (2:04) Stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church. Directed by Cameron Crowe. Following his wife’s death, a father and his two children decide to make a fresh start by buying property in the country. That land also happens to include an old wildlife park with many animals still living there.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:35 Sat 1:20, 4:10, 6:55 Sun 4:10, 6:55, 9:35 Mon-Wed 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:35; Nordica (Freeport) Fri 1, 4, 6:50, 9:50 Sat 1, 4, 6:50 Sun 4, 6:50, 9:50 Mon-Wed 1, 4, 6:50, 9:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Wed 1:40, 4:20, 7:15, 10; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:30 3:15, 6:45, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Sat 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:30 Sun-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:40, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri 12:40, 3:40, 7, 9:50 Sat 12:40, 3:40, 7 Sun-Wed 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40

“THE DARKEST HOUR” (PG-13) (1:29) Stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella and Rachael Taylor. Directed by Chris Gorak. Set in Moscow. Five young people find themselves stranded in the city fighting to survive in the wake of an alien attack on the planet’s power supply.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Sun 4:15, 7:10, 9:30 Mon-Wed 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Sun-Wed 12:20, 2:25 (3D), 4:30 (3D), 7 (3D), 9; Cinemagic Westbrook (all 3D) 11:30, 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Sun-Wed 1:20, 4:40, 7:30, 9:50

“WAR HORSE” (PG-13) (2:26) Stars Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan and Emily Watson. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Set during World War 1 in Europe. A young man meets and trains a horse. The pair are forced to part, and the film follows the horse’s journey as he moves through the war and the lives he touches along the way.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Sun-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Sun-Wed 11:40, 3, 6:30, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Sun-Wed 12:25, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook 11:40, 3, 6:30, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Sun-Wed 12:35, 3:50, 7, 10:05

NOW SHOWING

“ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED” (G) (1:27) Stars Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. As they try to find a way home, Alvin and friends discover they are not alone on the island.

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

“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, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30; Cinemagic Saco Today-Sat 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20

“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.

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

“HUGO” (PG) (2:06) 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: Nickelodeon Today-Fri 1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:40 Sat 1:30, 4:20; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sat (all 3D) 12:50, 3:35, 6:55

“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-Sat 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Sun-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 11:30, 1:50, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Fri-Sat 11:30, 1:50, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun-Wed 11:30, 1:50, 4:30; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:15 Sun-Wed 1:15, 4:15

“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: Nickelodeon Fri 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:25, 9:40 Sat 12:40, 2:50, 5 Sun-Wed 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:40, 2, 4:30, 7:20, 10

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

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

“SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS” (PG-13) (2:09) Stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Sherlock Holmes finds Austria’s crown prince dead and believes the crime is a piece of a larger puzzle designed by his nemisis, the evil genius Moriarty.

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

“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.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Today 4:35, 7:25, 9:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 12, 2, 4, 7:20, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 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.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:50, 7:10

“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: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:30, 3:20, 6:50, 9:40 Fri-Wed 6:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:20, 3, 6:30, 9 Fri-Sat 12:20, 3, 6:30, 9

“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, 9:45

“YOUNG ADULT” (R) (1:34) Stars Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt. Directed by Jason Reitman. Soon after her divorce, a successful writer of teen literature returns to her hometown looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now married with kids.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Fri 1:40, 4:45, 7:30, 9:50 Sat 1:40, 4:45 Sun-Wed 1:40, 4:45, 7:30, 9:50; Eveningstar (Brunswick) Today-Fri 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15 Sat 1:30, 3:45 Sun 6, 8:15 Mon-Wed 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Sat 12:10, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Sun-Wed 7:10, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:15, 2:20, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20 Fri-Wed 7:10, 9:20

— From news services; subject to change

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