OPENING THIS WEEK

“ADMISSION” (PG-13) (1:57) Stars Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff and Gloria Reuben. Directed by Paul Weitz. A Princeton admissions officer takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative-school kid who might be the son she gave up in a secret adoption.

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

“THE CROODS” (PG) (1:38) Stars Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener. Directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders. The world’s very first prehistoric family travels to an uncharted and fantastical world.

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

“G.I. JOE: RETALIATION” (PG-13) (1:39) Stars Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Park and Bruce Willis. Directed by Jon M. Chu. The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy, Cobra, they are contending with threats from within the government.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Wed 7, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Wed 7, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Wed 7, 7:20 (3D), 9:30, 9:45 (3D); Brunswick 10 Wed 7, 10

“MURPH: THE PROTECTOR” (PG) (1:25)Stars John McElhone, Daniel Murphy, Jason Keenan and Kristin Bishop. Directed by Scott Mactavish. A documentary based on the honor, courage and commitment of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who gave his life for his men and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 Thurs-Wed 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:20

“OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN” (R) (1:40) Stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning is trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack and works with national security to rescue the president from kidnappers.

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

“SPRING BREAKERS” (R) (1:34) Stars Selena Gomez and James Franco. Directed by Harmony Ko. Three friends lack funds for a spring break adventure, steal a car and end up in jail, but are bailed out by a local rapper, drug pusher and arms dealer who lures them into a criminal underworld.

Opening at: Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:10, 2:20, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

“STOKER” (R) (1:39) Stars Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. Directed by Chan-wook Park. After India’s father dies, her mysterious, charming Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:45

NOW SHOWING

“21 AND OVER” (R) (1:33) Stars Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz and Sarah Wright. Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:20, 9:40 Fri-Wed 7:20, 9:40

“ARGO” (R) (2:00) Stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Directed by Ben Affleck. As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA specialist develops a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 4, 9:25 Fri-Wed 3:40, 9; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:10, 4:45, 8

“THE CALL” (R) (1:35) Stars Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. Directed by Brad Anderson. A veteran 911 operator receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted and soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past to save the girl’s life.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Sun 12, 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50 Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:30, 7:40, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2, 4:20, 7:15, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:35, 7:35 Fri-Wed 12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 10

“DEAD MAN DOWN” (R) (1:40) Stars Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper and Terrence Howard. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. In New York City, a crime lord’s right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss’ victims, a woman seeking retribution.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12. 3:10, 7:15, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:20. 9:50; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:40, 3:40

“DJANGO UNCHAINED” (R) (2:45) Stars Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 9

“ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH” (PG) (1:55) Stars Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba and Rob Corddry. Directed by Cal Brunker. Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:05, 2:15, 4:30, 7 Fri-Wed 3; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:40, 6:40 Fri-Wed 12, 2:10, 4:30; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1

“A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD” (R) (1:37) Stars Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Directed by John Moore. John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, only to discover that he is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:30, 9:50

“IDENTITY THIEF” (R) (1:51) Stars Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho and Amanda Peet. Directed by Seth Gordon. Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Fri-Sun 11:30 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Mon-Wed 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3, 7:25, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:20, 3:10, 6:50, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Thurs 1:05, 4, 7:30, 10 Fri-Wed 9:30

“THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE” (PG-13) (1:40) Stars Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde. Directed by Don Scardino. When a street magician’s stunt starts to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton stage their own daring stunt.

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

“JACK THE GIANT SLAYER” (PG-13) (1:54) Stars Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor and Bill Nighy. Directed by Bryan Singer. The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

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

“THE LAST EXORCISM PART II” (R) (1:28) Stars Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark and David Jensen. Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly. As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 2:45; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 7:10

“LIFE OF PI” (PG) (2:03) Stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu. Directed by Ang Lee. A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor — a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1, 3:40, 6:20, 9 Fri-Wed 1, 6:20; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Tues 12:05, 3, 8 Wed 12:05, 3

“LINCOLN” (PG-13) (2:29) Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by Steven Spielberg. As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 6:30

“OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL” (PG) (2:10) Stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis. Directed by Sam Raimi. A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 12:45, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 1, 3:50 (3D), 6:45, 9:30 (3D) Sun-Wed 1, 3:50 (3D), 6:45; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Sat 1 (3D), 4, 6:50, 9:40 (3D) Sun-Wed 1 (3D), 4, 6:50, 9:40 (3D); Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12, 12:30 (3D), 1 (IMAX 3D), 3, 3:30 (3D), 4 (IMAX 3D), 6:45, 7 (IMAX 3D), 7:45 (3D), 9:30, 9:45 (IMAX 3D) Fri-Wed 12, 1 (IMAX 3D), 3, 4 (IMAX 3D), 6:45, 7 (IMAX 3D), 9:30, 9:45 (IMAX 3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 12:10 (3D) 12:30 (3D), 3:10, 3:25, 3:40 (3D), 6:45, 7 (3D) 7:15 (3D), 9:30 (3D), 9:40, 9:50 (3D), 10 (3D) Fri-Sat 12, 12:10, 12:30 (3D) 3:10, 3:25, 3:40 (3D), 6:30, 6:45, 7 (3D), 9:30, 9:50 (3D), 9:30; Sun 12:10, 12:30 (3D), 3:10, 3:25, 3:40 (3D), 6:30, 6:45, 7 (3D), 9:20, 9:30, 9:50 (3D), 12 Mon 12, 12:10, 12:30 (3D), 3:10, 3:25, 3:40 (3D), 6:30, 6:45, 7 (3D), 9:20, 9:30, 9:50 (3D), Tues 12, 12:10, 12:30 (3D), 3:10, 3:25, 3:40 (3D), 6:30, 6:45, 7 (3D), 9:30, 9:50 (3D), Wed 12, 12:10, 12:30 (3D), 3:10, 3:25, 3:40 (3D), 6:45, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:30 (3D), 12:50, 1:15 (3D), 3:20, 4:10 (3D), 4:20 (3D), 6:30, 7 (3D), 7:20, 8 (3D), 9:30, 9:55 (3D) Fri-Wed 12:25, 12:40 (3D), 3:20, 3:50 (3D), 6:30, 6:50 (3D), 9:50 (3D)

“QUARTET” (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Showing at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Thurs 1:30, 4, 6:30 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:30 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4, 6:30; Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:10; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 3:30, 6:20, 8:40 Sun-Wed 3:30, 6:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:30 Fri -Sun 11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:30 Mon-Tues 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:30 Wed 2:20, 4:40

“SAFE HAVEN” (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders and David Lyons. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, N.C., where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:20, 7:10; Cinemagic Saco Thurs-Wed 1, 3:30, 7, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 7, 9:35; Brunswick 10 Thurs 3:45, 10:15

“SIDE EFFECTS” (R) (1:46) Stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Emily and Martin are a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist — intended to treat anxiety — has unexpected side effects.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 2:10, 4:30, 9:30

“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (R) (2:02) Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Directed by David O. Russell. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:15, 2:50, 7:30, 9:55 Fri-Wed 12:15, 7:30, 9:55; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs-Wed 12:30, 3:20, 6:50, 9:35; Brunswick 10 Thurs 12:55, 3:30, 6:40, 9:35

“SNITCH” (PG-13) (1:52) Stars Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal and Rafi Gavron. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.

Showing at: Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:20, 3, 7:05, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:20, 3:20, 7, 9:50 Fri-Wed 3:20, 7

“WARM BODIES” (PG-13) (1:37) Stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich and Analeigh Tipton. Directed by Jonathan Levine. After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:30, 9:40

“ZERO DARK THIRTY” (R) (1:43) Stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt and Mark Strong. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL Team 6 in May 2011.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 6:30

— From news services; subject to change

 

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