“POMPEII” (PG 13) (1:45) Stars Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. As if it isn’t enough that Mount Vesuvius is erupting and destroying Pompeii, a former slave who has become a gladiator races to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator.

Opening at: Brunswick 10 (also in 3D); Nickelodeon (Portland); Nordica (Freeport); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Windham)

Also Showing: “Pompeii from the British Museum” at Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“3 DAYS TO KILL” (PG 13) (1:53) Stars Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen and Amber Heard. Directed by McG. While trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a dying Secret Service agent is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nickelodeon (Portland); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)


“IN SECRET (THERESE)” (R) (1:41) Stars Jessica Lange, Tom Felton and Elizabeth Olsen. Directed by Charlie Stratton. Paris in the 1860s finds Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed young woman, trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin.

Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)


”A DANCERS DREAM” (NR) (2:00) Stars Sara Mearns.

Showing Thursday only at Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“GREAT EXPECTATIONS: LIVE FROM LONDON’S WEST END” (NR) (2:25) Stars Jack Ellis and Chris Ellison. Directed by: Graham MacClaren. The Charles Dickens novel is presented live featuring some of the most memorable characters ever created.


Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” Stars Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.

Showing Friday only at Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)

“ROYAL BALLET: SWAN LAKE” (NR) (3:00) In Tchaikvosky’s ballet, Prince Siegfried finds a flock of swans while out hunting and is captivated when one swan turns into a beautiful woman.

Showing Thursday only at Brunswick 10;



“12 YEARS A SLAVE” (R) (2:14) Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen. In upstate New York before the Civil War, Solomon Northup, a free black man, is abducted, sold into slavery and struggles to stay alive. Based on a true story.

“ABOUT LAST NIGHT” (R) (1:40) Stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant. Directed by Steve Pink. Update of the 1986 romantic comedy follows two couples as they make their way from the bar to the bedroom and eventually into the real world.

“AMERICAN HUSTLE” (R) (2:18) Stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by David Russell. A con man, along with his seductive British partner, work with a wild FBI agent who pushes them into a world of power brokers and mafia.

“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” (R) (2:01) Stars Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts. Directed by John Wells. A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family who have returned to their Oklahoma home to deal with a family crisis and the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

“ENDLESS LOVE” (PG 13) (1:43) Stars Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood and Robert Patrick. Directed by Shana Feste. A young couple’s love affair is made more reckless when her parents try to keep them apart.

“FROZEN” (PG) (1:42) Animated with the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff and Idina Menzel. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in a race to find Anna’s sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Along the way they encounter severe conditions and the zany snowman, Olaf.


“HER” (R) (2:06) Stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Spike Jonze. A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

“THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” (PG-13) (2:41) Stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Ken Stott. Directed by Peter Jackson. The longstanding quest to reclaim their homeland, Erebor, has the dwarves, Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey continuing their adventure, and Bilbo is in possession of a mysterious magical ring.

“THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE” (PG 13) (2:26) Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games starts a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

“JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT” (PG-13) (1:45) Stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley and Kenneth Branagh. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Young CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

“LABOR DAY” (PG 13)(1:51) Stars Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Clark Gregg. Directed by Jason Reitman. Single mom Adele and her son give a wounded, fearsome man a ride but learn that police are searching for the escaped convict. The mother and son gradually learn his true story while their options become more and more limited.

“THE LEGO MOVIE” (PG) (1:40) Stars Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Berry and Alison Brie. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Mistakenly thought to be the MasterBuilder, an ordinary LEGO minifigure joins a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.


“LONE SURVIVOR” (R) (2:01) Stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Emile Hirsch. Directed by Peter Berg. Four members of SEAL Team 10 were assigned to capture or kill the notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd. Based on the failed 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings.”

“THE MONUMENTS MEN” (PG-13) (1:58) Stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett. Directed by George Clooney. A World War II platoon must rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

“NEBRASKA” (R) (1:55) Stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb. Directed by Alexander Payne. An aging, booze-addled father and his estranged son travel from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

“THE NUT JOB” (PG) (1:25) Animated with the voices of stars Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl. Directed by Peter Lepeniotis. Surly, the curmudgeonly squirrel, is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city, where he discovers Maury’s Nut Store just as winter approaches.

“PHILOMENA” (R) (1:34) Stars Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Mare Winningham. Directed by Stephen Frears. A journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades earlier.

“RIDE ALONG” (PG-13) (1:39) Stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter and John Leguizamo. Directed by Tim Story. Ben, a fast-talking security guard, goes on police patrol in Atlanta with his brother-in-law James, all to prove himself worthy of marrying James’ sister.


“ROBOCOP” (PG 13) (2:01) Stars Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman. Directed by José Padilha. When good cop Alex Murphy is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp takes the opportunity to create a part-man, part-robot police officer.

“THAT AWKWARD MOMENT” (R) (1:34) Stars Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Imogen Poots. Directed by Tom Gormican. Three friends find themselves at that point in every dating relationship when decisions about proceeding need to be made.

“VAMPIRE ACADEMY” (PG-13) (1:44) Stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky and Gabriel Byrne. Directed by Mark Waters. Rose Hathaway is half human, half Moroi vampire, and living in our world. Her mission is to protect the Moroi from the Strigoi, bloodthirsty, immortal vampires.

“WINTER’S TALE” (PG 13) (1:58) Stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Akiva Goldsman. A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

“THE WOLF OF WALL STREET” (R) ( 3:00) Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne and Jon Favreau. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise as a stockbroker to his fall involving crime, corruption and the government.

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