New films, special screenings and continuing films

Published: Thursday, Oct. 28 2010 3:00 p.m. MDT

"Saw 3D" — Area theaters — see New Friday

Brooke Palmer

New Friday

CONVICTION — A gritty yet touching story about a working class mother who puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder. 107 minutes; R; CNS rating: L (gruesome crime scene images, brief rear nudity, a suicide theme, about a dozen uses of profanity, close to 60 instances of rough language). Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: ★★½

SAW 3D — As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror. Not screened for critics; to be reviewed next week; 90 minutes; R (violence, torture, language).

Special Screenings

BEYOND THE CALL — Part of Westminster's documentary film series (Nov. 5, 8 p.m.: Westminster College)

BREWVIES SPECIAL SCREENINGS — Brain Candy (Nov. 1, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID — Robert Redford and Paul Newman star in this 1969 Western. (Oct. 29, 8 p.m.: Sundance Institute)

JEREMIAH JOHNSON — Robert Redford and Will Greer star in this 1972 film (Oct. 30, 8 p.m.: Sundance Institute)

DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB — Free screening of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 satire starring Peter Sellers (Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.: The Salt Lake City Library)

GERRYMANDERING — A film about the political party fight to control Congress (Nov. 1, 7 p.m.: SLC Film Center)

THE GRUDGE — Midnight screening (Oct. 29, 12 p.m.: Century Salt Lake, Tinseltown Ogden)

JACKA-- 3-D — (Layton Hills, Wynnsong, Century Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Cinemark Bountiful, Jordan Landing, University Mall, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, , Provo Towne Center, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton)

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF THE GA'HOOLE 3D — Animated kids film. Shown in 3D (Thanksgiving Point, Stadium Cinemas Payson, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall)

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW — (Oct. 29-30 at 8 p.m.: Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden; Oct. 28 at 9:30 p.m., Oct. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.: The Tower)

SALTY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL — Featuring 18 horror films (Nov. 4-7, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.: The Tower)

SCERA CINEMA CLASSICS ?— See schedule at www.scera.org. (Tuesdays through Nov. 30, 10 a.m.)

LARGE-FORMAT

SPACE STATION 3D — ★★★ — An elegant portrait of the best spy cam humanity has ever invented. Shown in 3-D; 43 minutes; G (nothing offensive) (Clark Planetarium)

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF THE GA'HOOLE — ★★½ — Director Zack Snyder's somewhat bulky adaptation of the first three novels in Kathryn Lasky's popular series of children's books. 90 minutes; PG (violence) (District)

SEA REX 3-D: JOURNEY TO A PREHISTORIC WORLD — A large-screen short about extinct deep-sea life forms. Shown in 3-D; 30 minutes; not rated, probable G (nothing offensive) (Thanksgiving Point)

UNDER THE SEA — ★★★½ — This "sequel" to the 2006 large-screen hit "Deep Sea 3-D" holds our interest just fine. Narrated by Jim Carrey. Shown in 3-D; 40 minutes; G (violence) (Clark Planetarium)

CONTINUING FILMS

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