OPENING FRIDAY

“THE EXPENDABLES 2” (R) (1:42) Stars Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Directed by Simon West. Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

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

“PARANORMAN” (PG) (1:33) Stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Tucker Albrizzi. Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell. A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri-Wed 1:20, 4:20, 7:05, 9:15; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:30 (3D), 4:45, 7 (3D), 9:10; Brunswick 10 Fri-Tues 12:50 (3D), 1:40, 3:20 (3D), 4:20, 6:30 (3D), 7:10, 9:10 (3D); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Tues 11:50 (3D), 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:20 (3D), 2:30, 4:40 (3D), 7, 9:10 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:40, 2 (3D), 4:20 (3D), 7 (3D), 9:15

“RUBY SPARKS” (R) (1:34) Stars Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan and Annette Bening. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1, 4:15, 7, 9:15

“SPARKLE” (PG) (1:56) Stars Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston and Derek Luke. Directed by Salim Akil. Set in the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become Motown sensations, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:55, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:20, 6:50, 9:30

“HIT AND RUN” (R) (1:30) Stars Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and Kristin Chenoweth. Directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard. Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie’s former gang chase them on the road.

Opening at: Cinemagic Saco Wed 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:15, 9:35; Cinemagic Saco Wed 11:40, 2:20, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45

NOW SHOWING 

“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” (PG-13) (2:16) Stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans. Directed by Marc Webb. Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 6:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:40 Fri-Wed 6:45, 9:40

“BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD” (PG-13) (1:33) Stars Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of aurochs (prehistoric creatures), 6-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:10, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:20

“THE BOURNE LEGACY” (PG-13) (2:05) Stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton and Scott Glenn. Directed by Tony Gilroy. An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum’s novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Thurs-Wed 12:55, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 7:10, 9:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Tues 12, 3, 7, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:15, 6:45, 9:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 12:30, 3:10, 3:30, 7, 7:15, 9:45, 10 Fri-Wed 12, 3:10, 6:45, 9:40; Bruswick 10 Fri-Tues 1, 3:50, 7, 9:55

“BRAVE” (PG) (1:30) Stars Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters. Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:05, 2:20, 4:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:35, 2, 4:20

“THE CAMPAIGN” (R) (1:35) Stars Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis and Dylan McDermott. Directed by Jay Roach. In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.

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

“THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” (PG-13) (2:40) Stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1, 4:30, 8; Windham 5 Star Thurs-Sun 7:30 Mon 7:35 Tues-Wed 7:30; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 4:15, 7:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Tues 11:30, 3, 6:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12 (IMAX), 12:15, 3:15 (IMAX), 3:40, 6:30 (IMAX), 7:30, 9:50 (IMAX) Fri-Wed 12 (IMAX), 12:15, 3:15 (IMAX), 3:40, 6:30 (IMAX), 7:30, 9:45 (IMAX); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:30, 12:30, 3, 4, 6:30, 7:30, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12, 3:30, 7:30, 9:10; Brunswick 10 Fri-Tues 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:25

“DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS” (PG) (1:52) Stars Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick and Steve Zahn. Directed by David Bowers. School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer but all his plans go wrong. Now he’s not sure what he’s going to do.

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

“HOPE SPRINGS” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell and Jean Smart. Directed by David Frankel. After 30 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, weeklong counseling session to work on their relationship.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:50, 9:10; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs-Wed

12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Tues 11:40, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7:10, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Fri-Tues 1:30, 4, 6:55, 9:15

“ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT” (PG) (1:34) Stars Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo and Aziz Ansari. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. Manny, Diego and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs-Wed 1:15, 4:05; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:10, 2:15, 4:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:45, 9:10; Brunswick 10 Fri-Tues 12:40, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40

“MAGIC MIKE” (R) (1:50) Stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn and Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 7:30, 10

“MOONRISE KINGDOM” (PG-13) (1:34) Stars Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward and Bruce Willis. Directed by Wes Anderson. A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 12:50, 5:15, 7:30 Fri-Wed 2:40; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10, 2:15, 4:25, 7, 9:10 Fri-Tues 12:10, 2:15, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 4:30, 7:10

“NITRO CIRCUS” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Travis Pastrana, Jolene Van Vugt and Tommy Passemante. Directed by Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle. Travis Pastrana and his highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs (all 3D) 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:40, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:50, 9:20

“THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN” (PG) (1:40) Stars Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and CJ Adams. Directed by Peter Hedges. A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

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

“SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED” (R) (1:26) Stars Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson and Karan Soni. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 3, 9:40

“STEP UP REVOLUTION” (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Adam G. Sevani and Stephen Boss. Directed by Scott Speer. Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily’s father’s development plans.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05, 9:20 Fri-Tues 4:35, 7:05; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 11:50, 2:10, 9:20

“TED” (R) (1:36) Stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane and Joel McHale. Directed by Seth MacFarlane. A story centered on a man and his teddy bear, who comes to life as the result of a childhood wish.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35 Fri-Wed 7:10, 9:35; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

“TO ROME WITH LOVE” (R) (1:42) Stars Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz and Jesse Eisenberg. Directed by Woody Allen. A look at the lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the sparks of romance, adventure and predicaments they encounter.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30 Fri-Sun 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 Mon-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30

“TOTAL RECALL” (PG-13) (1:52) Stars Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston and Kate Beckinsale. Directed by Len Wiseman. A factory worker suspects that he is a spy after visiting Rekall — a company that provides clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led. But something goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

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

“THE WATCH” (R) (1:38) Stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Billy Crudup. Directed by Akiva Schaffer. Suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

Showing at: Windham 5 Star Thurs 1:25, 4:20, 7:05, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 7:05, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:50

— From news services; subject to change