On the screen: Capsules of films playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Feb. 3 2011 5:10 p.m. MST

"The Roommate" - area theaters - see New Friday

Jaimie Trueblood

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NEW Friday

ANOTHER YEAR — As the title suggests, the film follows the usual comings and goings, ups and downs that transpire over four seasons among a longtime happily married couple, their family and friends. 129 minutes; PG-13 (profanity); (Broadway); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

MIDWAY TO HEAVEN — An adaptation of Dean Hughes' popular novel, the film follows a widower, Ned (Curt Doussett, "Saints & Soldiers", "The R.M."), as he struggles to get back in the dating game, especially when he has to keep an eye on his daughter's new boyfriend, David (Kirby Heyborne, "Saints & Soldiers", "The Best Two Years"). 92 minutes; PG (mild thematic elements); Stephanie Moreton, Deseret News: ★★

THE ROOMMATE — A thriller about a college freshman (Leighton Meester) who becomes obsessed with her new roommate (Minka Kelly). 93 minutes; PG-13 (violence and menace, sexual content, some language and partying); not screened for critics, to be reviewed later.

SANCTUM — An action-thriller chronicling the crisis of deepwater divers as they explore an unexplored underwater cave. 109 minutes, R (language, some violence, disturbing images); Jake Coyle, AP: ★½

SOMEWHERE — A film detailing the experience of a Hollywood actor as his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit, causing him to reexamine is life and priorities. 97 minutes; R (sexual content, nudity, language); (Broadway); Jake Coyle, AP: ★★½

Special Screenings

THE BIG RED ONE — Ivory Tower Screening Series (Feb. 7, 7 p.m.: Tower)

CABIN IN THE SKY — Free screening (Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

DINNER AT EIGHT — Senior Movie Afternoons (Feb. 9, 2 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

DRAGON HUNTERS — Free screening (Feb. 5, 10 a.m.: Sorensen Unity Center)

EARTHQUAKE — Science movie night (Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

FLOW — Free Screening (Feb. 8, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

THE GREEN HORNET 3D — (Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Jordan Landing, Gateway, Junction, Thanksgiving Point)

SANCTUM 3D — (Layton Hills, Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Unction, Jordan Commons, District)

SIMON BOCCANEGRA — Metropolitan Opera screening (Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.: Orem Library)

STEP BROTHERS — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Jan. 31, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

TANGLED 3D — (Layton Hills, Gateway)

TRON 3D — (Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, Junction, Jordan Commons)

YOGI BEAR 3D — (Jordan Landing)

LARGE FORMAT

HUBBLE 3D — A documentary detailing the experience of seven astronauts as they repair the Hubble space telescope. 45 minutes, G (nothing offensive)

SEA REX 3D: 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)

CONTINUING FILMS

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