Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, June 16 2011 5:51 p.m. MDT

MATT DAMON stars in the romantic thriller "The Adjustment Bureau" as a man who glimpses the future planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved (EMILY BLUNT) and defy the agents of Fate--a mysterious group of men exerting control over their lives.

Photo Credit: Andrew Schwartz, Andrew Schwartz

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THE ART OF GETTING BY — Two teens, a lonely boy who has never worked a day in his life and a beautiful, complicated girl, become friends near the end of their high school years. 84 minutes; PG-13 (thematic elements including sexual content, language, teen drinking and partying); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★½

GREEN LANTERN — A test pilot joins the Green Lantern Corps when the intergalactic warriors grant him with a ring full of powers. The corps hopes that this human will be the key to overcoming their enemy Parallax. 105 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action); Christy Lemire, AP: ★½

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS — A real estate agent is about to receive his big break when his long-lost father sends him a crate of six penguins. Now as a caretaker, the man is forced to rearrange his life. 95 minutes; PG (mild rude humor and some language); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

THE TREE OF LIFE — The film follows a Midwestern family in the 1950s as the oldest son, Jack, witnesses a lost of innocence as he attempts to mend his relationship with his father. 138 minutes; PG-13 (some thematic material); (Broadway); Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis): ★★★★

WINTER IN WARTIME — A 14-year-old boy becomes involved with the Resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Holland near the end of World War II after helping a wounded British soldier. 103 minutes; R (language); (Broadway); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

Special Screenings

BABETTE'S FEAST — Free screening (June 20, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

DON PASQUALE — Metropolitan Opera screening (June 22, 6:30 p.m.: Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Layton, Tinseltown Oden, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, University Mall)

DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL — (June 20, 6 p.m.: University Mall, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Layton, Tinseltown Ogden, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy)

DUDAMEL: LET THE CHILDREN PLAY — (June 23, 7 p.m.: Cinemark Bountiful, University Mall, Tinseltown Ogden, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Century South Salt Lake, Tinseltown Layton)

GHOSTBUSTERS 2 — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (June 20, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

GREEN LANTERN 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)

KID HISTORY EPISODE 5 — Pre-release screening (June 23, 5 and 8 p.m.: Covey Center for the Arts)

KUNG FU PANDA 2 3-D — (Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point

THE LEGACY OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR FILM FESTIVAL — (June 18, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS — Extended edition screening (June 21, 7 p.m.: University Mall, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Layton, Tinseltown Ogden, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Layton Hills)

PAT AND MIKE ?— Senior Movie Afternoons (June 22, 2 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES 3D — (Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Layton, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, Thanksgiving Point)

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