Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, June 23 2011 3:00 p.m. MDT

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)


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); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★★

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

BRIDESMAIDS — From the producers of "Superbad," the film follows a maid of honor (Kristen Wiig) as she leads an odd group of bridesmaids through the various rituals leading up to her best friend's wedding. 125 minutes; R (strong sexuality, language throughout); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★½

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS — The documentary follows an expedition into the Chauvet caves in Southern France, home to the oldest known man-made art, created over 30,000 years ago. 95 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

FAST FIVE — A former cop (Paul Walker) teams up with an ex-con (Vin Diesel). The two find themselves in Rio do Janeiro putting together one final race team in order to gain their freedom. 130 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language); David Germain, AP: ★★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

THE HANGOVER PART II — This raunchy sequel full of untold debauchery follows Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug as they leave their wild Las Vegas bachelor party and travel to Bangkok, Thailand for Stu's wedding. 102 minutes; R (pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images); Doug Wright, KSL-Radio: 0 stars

HOP — The Easter Bunny's teenage son, E.B., leaves the family business to become a drummer in Hollywood. He manipulates a man who hits him with his car into letting him stay at his home.90 minutes; PG (some mild rude humor); Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: ★

JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER — Based on the children's book series by Megan McDonald, third-grader Judy Moody is forced to find new summer plans with her Aunt Opal when her best friends go away for the summer. 91 minutes; PG (some mild rude humor and language); Caitlin Orton, Deseret News: ★★★

KUNG FU PANDA 2 — Jack Black returns as the voice of Po the panda, the new kung fu master who must save his friends from an evil villain who plans to take over China and destroy kung fu. 90 minutes; PG (sequences of martial arts action and mild violence); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

LIMITLESS — An action thriller detailing the experience of an unpublished writer who discovers a drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain and develop superhuman abilities. 105 minutes; PG-13 (thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language); Bill Goodykoontz, Gannett: ★★★

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS — This romantic comedy follows an engaged couple as they travel to Paris with their family and find experiences can change their lives. 100 minutes; PG-13 (some sexual references and smoking); (Broadway); Jeffrey Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

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