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Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, June 2 2011 2:46 p.m. MDT

Kevin Costner and Ben Affleck in "The Company Men." DirectorScreenwriter: John Wells USA, 2009, 123 min., color

Paramount Pictures

New Friday

17 MIRACLES — Filmmaker T.C. Christensen tells the story of Levi Savage, a member of the Willie Handcart Company, who sees miracles in the tragedies the pioneers faced. 112 minutes; PG (thematic material involving hardships and suffering)

BEAUTIFUL DARLING — This documentary follows the life of actress Candy Darling, who starred in two Andy Warhol films. 85 minutes; Not rated; (Tower); Loren King, Boston Globe: ★★★

INCENDIES — Twins Jeanne and Simon journey to the land of their ancestry in the Middle East to piece together the questions surrounding their mother's past. 130 minutes; R (strong violence and language); (Broadway); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES — A man makes a trek to recall his past lives before he dies. 114 minutes; Not rated; (Broadway); Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: ★★★½

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS — The film tells the story of the beginning of the X-Men saga by following Charles Xavier and Erick Lehnsherr before they became archenemies Professor X and Magneto. 132 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language); Roger Moore: The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

Special Screenings

BLUES BROTHERS — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (June 6, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

CASTING A GLANCE — (June 8, 7 p.m.: Utah Museum of Fine Arts)

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS 3D — (Century South Salt Lake)

CHILDREN OF HEAVEN — Free screening (June 6, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

GHOST WORLD — Comic Movies You Should See series (June 9, 6:30 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

KUNG FU PANDA 2 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, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point

PHILADELPHIA STORY — Senior Movie Afternoons (June 8, 2 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES 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, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point)

POSITION AMONG STARS — Free screening (June 7, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

THE POSTMAN — Free screening (June 3, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

SPIRAL JETTY — (June 8, 7 p.m.: Utah Museum of Fine Arts)

THE SWARM — Science Movie Night (June 8, 6:30 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

THOR 3D — (Layton Hills, Ritz, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall)

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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