Capsules of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Feb. 10 2011 4:00 p.m. MST

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 NEXT THREE DAYS — A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. 122 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (one instance of rough language, a smattering of profanity and crass terms, some gunplay and other nongraphic violence, an off-screen suicide attempt, drug dealing and brief sexual banter); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★

NO STRINGS ATTACHED — Best friends (Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher) attempt to maintain a physical relationship without allowing love to get in the way. Somewhere in this film, a cute romantic comedy lurks, but the strong cast is utterly wasted. 108 minutes; R (lewd language, sexual content, drug use); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★

THE RITE — A thriller chronicling an American priest's experience as he travels to Rome to study at an Italian exorcism school. 110 minutes; PG-13 (disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images and language, including sexual references); Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★★

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

SEASON OF THE WITCH — A film set in the 14th century as knights take a suspected witch, whose powers are believed to be the source of the Black Plague, to a monastery to dispel her curse. 113 minutes; PG-13 (thematic elements, violence and disturbing content); Christy Lemire, AP: ★

SKYLINE — Extraterrestrials invade Los Angeles in this film full of special effects that are in search of a real movie. 92 minutes; PG-13: CNS rating: A-III (sci-fi action, violence, profanity, sexual content); Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★

THE SOCIAL NETWORK — Facebook's founder gets unfriended big-time in an engrossing drama that's definitely not for youngsters. 120 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (nongraphic casual sexual activity, same-sex kissing, brief partial nudity, drug use, some sexual references, several uses of profanity, at least one use of the f-word and much crude language); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★★★

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

TANGLED — Rapunzel, the girl locked in a tower with only her long, golden locks for company, gets a sassy, spirited screen treatment from Disney with "Tangled," an animated fairy-tale musical from the Not Pixar corner of the company. 93 minutes; PG (mild violence); CNS rating: A-I. Animated, also shown in 3D. Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

THE TOURIST — Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp make this spy romance bleed charm, despite its uninspired script. With anyone else, it would have gone straight to DVD. 103 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (brief graphic violence, at least one use of the f-word, sexual references, crude and crass language); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★½

TRON: LEGACY — The selling point is mind-blowing CGI, but its heart is about the relationship between fathers and sons. "Legacy" isn't breaking new frontiers as much as updating its old ones, but it does so with style. 127 minutes; PG; CNS rating: A-II (sci-fi action violence, images of severed limbs, brief mild language); Joshua Terry, for the Deseret News: ★★★

TRUE GRIT — A tough U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer. 110 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (considerable, occasionally bloody violence, brief gruesome imagery, a half-dozen uses of profanity and a few crass terms) Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

UNSTOPPABLE — An action drama based on real events about a rail company's efforts to stop a half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas from wiping out a city. 98 minutes; PG-13; CNS rating: A-III (graphic injury, profanity, including at least one instance of the f-word); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★

THE WAY BACK — Inspired by the novel "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom," the old-fashioned historical epic chronicles the journey of a group of prisoners as they travel thousands of miles to escape a Siberian gulag. 133 minutes; PG-13 (violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image, profanity); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★

YOGI BEAR — "Yogi Bear" is, at best, a forgettable movie experience. Its weak gags and lifeless atmosphere make it a poor introduction to Hanna-Barbera's classic animated omnivore. For parents hoping to share "Yogi Bear" with their children, the money would be better spent on DVDs of the original cartoons. 80 minutes; PG (mild rude humor); Jeffrey Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★

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