OPENING FRIDAY

“JOHN CARTER” (PG-13) (2:12) Stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe and Samantha Morton. Directed by Andrew Stanton. Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

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

“A THOUSAND WORDS” (PG-13) (1:31) Stars Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington and Clark Duke. Directed by Brian Robbins. After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word we speak.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 2, 4:20, 7:15, 9:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri 2:20, 4:20, 7, 9:20 Sat-Sun 12:20, 2:20, 4:20, 7, 9:20 Mon-Wed 2:20, 4:20, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:15, 4:25, 7:10, 9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12, 2:10, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50

“SILENT HOUSE” (R) (1:25) Stars Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens and Julia Taylor Ross. Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. Trapped inside her family’s lakeside retreat, a young woman finds she is unable to contact the outside world as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Sat-Sun 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Mon-Wed 2, 4, 6, 8, 10; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

“PARIAH” (R) (1:26) Stars Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans and Aasha Davis. Directed by Dee Rees. A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Opening at: Nickelodeon Fri-Wed 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 9:20

NOW SHOWING

“A DANGEROUS METHOD” (R) (1:39) Stars Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen. Directed by David Cronenberg. A Russian woman is treated for hysteria by Carl Jung using Freudian techniques and the treatment is successful. But then an intense liason develops between between Jung and the woman which causes the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Jung to deteriorate.

Opening at: Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:20

“ACT OF VALOR” (R) (1:41) Stars Emilio Rivera, Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano and Jason Cottle. Directed by Scott Waugh. A group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs offers a fictionalized account of real-life SEAL operations that will take the audience on an adrenaline-fueled ride.

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

“ALBERT NOBBS” (R) (2:01) Stars Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson and Antonia Campbell-Hughes. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Set in 19th-century Ireland, a woman pretends to be a man in order to land a job as a butler. After 30 years of wearing men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 4:20, 9:30

“THE ARTIST” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo and John Goodman. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. In 1929, as silent movie star George wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with a young dancer who is hoping for a big break.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Today 1:30, 3:45, 6 Fri-Sun 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15 Mon-Wed 1:30, 3:45, 6; Nickelodeon Today 1:30, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:10, 7, 9:15; Cinemagic Saco Today 12, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25 Fri-Wed 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25; Falmouth 10 Fri 4, 6:50, 9:25 Sat 1:40, 4, 6:50, 9:25 Sun 1:40, 4, 6:50 Mon-Wed 4, 6:50

“BIG MIRACLE” (PG) (1:47) Stars Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak and Ahmaogak Sweeney. Directed by Ken Kwapis. In small town Alaska a family of gray whales is trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. With time running out, a news reporter and his ex-girlfriend — a Greenpeace volunteer — must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:20, 9:40

“CHRONICLE” (PG-13) (1:23) Stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly and Alex Russell. Directed by Josh Trank. Three high school friends find a mysterious substance that leaves them with superpowers. They find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12:20, 2:30, 4:50, 7, 9:10 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 7, 9:30

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

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:45, 7

“EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE” (PG-13)  (2:09) Stars Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Directed by Stephen Daldry. A 9-year-old who lost his father in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center is convinced that his dad left a final message for him somewhere in New York City, and he sets out to find it.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 3:30, 6:45

“GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE” (PG-13) (1:35) Stars Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Idris Elba and Violante Placido. Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12, 2:20, 4:50; Cinemagic Saco Today 7, 9:15; Windham 5 Star Today 4; Brunswick 10 Today 9:35

“GONE” (R) (1:41) Stars Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley and Daniel Sunjata. Directed by Heitor Dhalia. When her sister disappears, Jill is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years ago has returned and she sets out to face her abductor, again.

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

“GOOD DEEDS” (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union, Thandie Newton and Eddie Cibrian. Directed by Tyler Perry. Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:30, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 Fri-Wed 7:10, 9:40

“THE GREY” (R) (1:57) Stars Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo and Dallas Roberts. Directed by Joe Carnahan. An oil-drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the Alaskan wild. The survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements — and a vicious pack of rogue wolves — before their time runs out.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:30, 9:40 Fri-Wed 11:40, 9:40

“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 (Portland) Today-Wed 1, 6:20; Falmouth 10 (all 3D) Fri 6:55 Sat-Sun 1:20, 6:55 Mon-Wed 6:55

“THE IRON LADY” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 2:20, 4:40, 7:10

“JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND” (PG) (1:34) Stars Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine and Luis Guzman. Directed by Brad Peyton. Sean Anderson partners with his mom’s boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Fri 1 (3D), 3:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 2:15, 4:30, 9:50 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Today 3:30 (3D), 7:10, 9:30, 9:50 (3D) Fri-Wed 2:10, 4:30, 7:20; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:10, 2:25, 4:35; Windham 5 Star Today 4:10, 6:45 Fri 4:10, 6:45, 8:40 Sat 1:10, 4:10, 6:45, 8:40 Sun 1:10, 4:10, 6:45 Mon-Tues 4:10, 6:45 Wed 1:10, 4:10, 6:45; Brunswick 10 Today 1:35 (3D), 4, 7:05 (3D), 9:30 (3D) Fri-Wed 1:20 (3D), 3:45, 6:40 (3D), 10 (3D); Falmouth 10 Fri-Sat 4:20, 9:45 Sun-Wed 4:20

“THE LORAX” (PG) (1:34) Stars Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito and Ed Helms. Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda. A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of his dream girl. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Showing at: Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 12:45 (3D), 3, 6:40 (3D), 9; Windham 5 Star Today 4:05, 6:50 Fri 4:05, 6:50, 9 Sat 1:15, 4:05, 6:50, 9 Sun 1:15, 4:05, 6:50 Mon-Tues 4:05, 6:50 Wed 1:15, 4:05, 6:50; Brunswick 10 Today 2 (3D), 2:20, 4:10 (3D), 6:50 (3D), 7:20, 9:20 (3D) Fri-Wed 1:15, 1:50 (3D), 3:40, 4:10 (3D), 6:40, 7:30 (3D), 9:35 (3D); Falmouth 10 Fri 4:30 (3D), 6:40, 7 (3D), 9:30 (3D) Sat 1:30, 2 (3D), 4:30, (3D), 6:40, 7 (3D), 9:30 (3D) Sun 1:30, 2 (3D), 4:30 (3D), 6:40, 7 (3D) Mon-Wed 4:30 (3D), 7 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Fri (all 3D) 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Sat-Sun (all 3D) 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Mon-Wed 2, 4, 6, 8, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10 Fri-Wed 11:40, 12 (3D), 2, 2:20 (3D), 4:20, 4:40 (3D), 6:50, 7:10 (3D), 9:20, 9:30 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Today 11 (IMAX 3D), 12, 1 (IMAX 3D), 2, 3 (IMAX 3D), 4, 5 (IMAX 3D), 6, 7 (IMAX 3D), 8, 9 (IMAX 3D), 10 Mon-Wed 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Fri-Wed (all 3D) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

“PROJECT X” (R) (1:28) Stars Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Dax Flame. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh. Three high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves, but things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

Showing at: Nickelodeon Today 1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:30, 9:50 Fri-Wed 1:50, 4:45, 7:30, 9:50; Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 1:30, 4, 7:40, 9:50; Windham 5 Star Today 4:40, 7:30 Fri 4:30, 7:30, 9:45 Sat 1:35, 4:30, 7:30, 9:45 Sun 1:35, 4:30, 7:30 Mon-Tues 4:30, 7:30 Wed 1:35, 4:30, 7:30; Brunswick 10 Today 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 9:50 Fri-Wed 2:05, 4:40, 7:40, 10:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Fri 2:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:20 Sat-Sun 12:20, 2:20,    4:20, 7:10, 9:20 Mon-Wed 2:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 11:50, 1:50, 4:10, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:05, 2:15, 4:20, 7:15, 9:10; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:45, 7:35, 10 Sat 2:15, 4:45, 7:35, 10 Sun 2:15, 4:45, 7:35 Mon-Wed 4:45, 7:35

“SAFE HOUSE” (R) (1:55) Stars Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Patrick. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

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

“THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY” (G) (1:34) Stars Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Gary Rydstrom. The Clock family are 4-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family’s residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

Showing at: Brunswick 10 Today 1:50, 4:15, 6:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:45, 9:10 Fri-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:20; Cinemagic Saco Today 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:15 Fri-Wed 12:20, 2:35, 4:50; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 1:20, 4:30

“SEPARATION” (NR) (2:03) Stars Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami and Sareh Bayat. Directed by Asghar Farhadi. A married couple are faced with a difficult decision — to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran to take care of a parent with Alzheimer’s.

Showing at: Nickelodeon Today-Wed 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:25

“STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D” (PG) (1:36) Stars Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman. Directed by George Lucas. Two Jedi Knights uncover a wider conflict when they are sent as emissaries to the blockaded planet Naboo. Originally released in 1999, but not in 3-D.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 7; Cinemagic Westbrook Today (all 3D) 12:20, 6:50; Cinemagic Saco Today (all 3D) 12:15, 3:10, 7, 9:50

“TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY” (R) (2:07) Stars Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. In 1970s England, the head of MI6 dispatches a spy to meet with a Hungarian general, but something goes wrong and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Veteran agent George Smiley is called back from forced retirement to find a mole and stop the flow of British secrets to the Russians.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed 3:45, 9 

“THIS MEANS WAR” (PG-13) (1:38) Stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. Directed by McG. Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

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

“THE VOW” (PG-13) (1:48) Stars Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill and Jessica Lange. Directed by Michael Sucsy. A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again.

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

“WANDERLUST” (R) (1:41) Stars Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Malin Akerman and Justin Theroux. Directed by David Wain. Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

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

“THE WOMAN IN BLACK” (PG-13) (1:35) Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciaran Hinds and Emma Shorey. Directed by James Watkins. A young lawyer travels to a remote village to put his deceased client’s affairs in order and discovers the area residents are hiding a deadly secret — a vengeful ghost of a scorned woman who is trying to find something she lost and terrorizing the locals in the process.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Today 12:05, 4:30, 9:20

— From news services; subject to change

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