“BEARS” (G) (1:17) Narrated by John C. Reilly. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey. A Disney documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs learn the important lessons of survival amid the stunning scenery of the Alaskan wilderness.

Opening at: Brunswick 10; Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“TRANSCENDENCE” (PG 13) (1:59) Stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy. Directed by Wally Pfister. Dr. Will Caster is working to create an omniscient, sentient machine while an anti-technology organization tries to prevent his establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

Opening at: Brunswick 10; Nickelodeon (Portland); Nordica (Freeport); Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco) (also in IMAX); Cinemagic (Westbrook); Smitty’s (Biddeford); Smitty’s (Sanford); Smitty’s (Windham)

“HEAVEN IS FOR REAL” (PG) (1:40) Stars Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly. A father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary experience with the world. Based on a true story.


Opening at: Brunswick 10; Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“A HAUNTED HOUSE 2” (R) (1:27) Stars Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer and Essence Atkins. Directed by Michael Tiddes. Malcolm has exorcised the demons of his ex and is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children, but the parnormal activities return.

Opening at: Brunswick 10; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“UNDER THE SKIN” (R) (1:48) Stars Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams and Lynsey Taylor Mackay. Directed by Jonathan Glazer. An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland)

“ERNEST & CELESTINE” (PG) (1:20) “Ernest et Célestine” (original title). Animated. Stars Forest Whitaker, Lambert Wilson and Pauline Brunner. Directed by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar. An unlikely friendship develops between a bear, Ernest and a young mouse named Celestine. Dubbed in English


Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland)

“THE RAID 2” (R) (2:30) Stars Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra. Directed by Gareth Evans. Shortly after the first raid, Rama goes undercover to bring down the syndicate and uncover corruption within his police force.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland)

“LE WEEK-END” (R) (1:33) Stars Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent and Jeff Goldblum. Directed by Roger Michell. A British couple attempts to rejuvenate their marriage by returning to Paris, where they spent their honeymoon many years earlier.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland)



“NOEL COWARD’S PRIVATE LIVES” (NR) ((2:20) Stars Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor. Showing Thursday only at: Cinemagic (Saco); Cinemagic (Westbrook)

“MOULIN ROUGE: ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET” (2:35) Stars Amanda Green and Christian Clark. Showing Thursday and Tuesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland); and Thursday only at Cinemagic (Westbrook)

”PETER GABRIEL: BACK TO FRONT” (NR) (1:40) Showing Wednesday only at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland)


“300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE” (R) (1:42) Stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey and Hans Matheson. Directed by Noam Murro. Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, the commander of the Persian navy.

“BAD WORDS” (R) (1:29) Stars Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn and Allison Janney. Directed by Jason Bateman. A revengeful spelling bee loser tries to find a loophole to compete as an adult.


“CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER” (PG 13) (2:16) Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joss Whedon. Captain America and the Black Widow battle a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

“DIVERGENT” (PG-13) (2:19) Stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Jai Courtney. Directed by Neil Burger. In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. She discovers a plot to destroy Divergents and must find out what makes them dangerous before it’s too late.

“DRAFT DAY” (PG-13) (1:49) Stars Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner and Frank Langella. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick at the NFL Draft while the pro football dreams of a many young men hang on his decision.

“GOD’S NOT DEAD” (PG) (1:53) Stars Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White and Dean Cain. Directed by Harold Cronk. The faith of a college student is challenged by his philosophy professor, who believes God does not exist.

“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL” (R) (1:40) Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric and Adrien Brody. Directed by Wes Anderson. The adventures of Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

“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.”

“MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN” (PG) (1:32) Animated. Stars Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert and Leslie Mann. Directed by Rob Minkoff. The time-travelling adventures of the world’s the most accomplished dog and his adopted son continue when Sherman accidentally rips a hole in the universe and it must be fixed before all history is altered.

“MUPPETS MOST WANTED” (PG) (1:52) Stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and Steve Whitmire. Directed by James Bobin. The Muppets are on a world tour when they find themselves caught up in a jewel-heist that is headed by Constantine, a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his evil sidekick.

“NOAH” (PG-13) (2:18) Stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. God chooses Noah to undertake a monumental rescue mission before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.

“NON-STOP” (PG 13) (1:46) Stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o and Anson Mount. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. After receiving a series of text messages that puts those on a trans-Atlantic flight in danger, an air marshal springs into action when demands are made to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account.

“OCULUS” (R) (1:45) Stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff, Directed by Mike Flanagan. A woman tries to clear her brother of a murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

“RIO 2” (G) (1:41) Animated with the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, and Andy Garcia. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. Blu, Jewel and their three kids leave Rio de Janeiro for the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

“SON OF GOD” (PG 13) (2:18) Stars Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Sebastian Knapp and Paul Knops. Directed by Christopher Spencer. The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

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