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Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, June 23 2011 4:01 p.m. MDT

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: ★★

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES — The fourth movie in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series follows Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Barbossa as they journey to find the fountain of youth. They meet up with Blackbeard and his beautiful daughter, and Sparrow must determine whether he is in love or just being conned. 145 minutes; PG-13(intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images and some sensuality/innuendo); Trent Toone, Deseret News: ★★★

RIO — Blu, a domesticated macaw, leaves his home in Minnesota for Rio de Janeiro to meet Jewel, a female macaw of his same species. They go on an unforgettable journey together, putting aside their differences to learn about love, friendship and life.96 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★★

SOMETHING BORROWED — Rachel, the always loyal friend, finds herself in a complicated situation when she falls in love with her best friend's fiancé. 123 minutes; PG-13 (sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material); Sharon Haddock, for the Deseret News: ★★

SOUL SURFER — Based on a true story, the film follows a young surfer who returns to the sport she loves after loosing her arm in a shark attack. 106 minutes; PG (intense accident sequence and some thematic material); Stephanie Moreton, Deseret News: ★★★

SOURCE CODE — A soldier becomes part of a government experiment called the Source Code that allows him to enter into another man's body for the last 8 minutes of his life. It is his job to repeatedly relive those minutes and discover a bomber on a Chicago commuter train. 93 minutes; PG-13 (some violence including disturbing images, language); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★½

SUPER 8 — A group of friends witnesses a train crash during the summer of 1979. What they thought was an accident turns out to be something more as strange happenings begin to happen around their town. 112 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequence of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

THOR — A powerful warrior is banished from his native Asgard after recklessly reigniting an ancient war. Forced to live among humans, Thor must protect Earth from evil forces. 114 minutes; PG-13 (sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

THE TREE OF LIFE — The film follows a Midwestern family in the 1950s as the oldest son, Jack, witnesses a loss 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): ★★★★

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS — A veterinary student falls in love with a star performer when he abandons his studies to join a traveling circus. Their love blossoms as they care for a stubborn elephant but is threatened by the performer's dangerous, circus ringmaster husband. 122 minutes; PG-13 (moments of intense violence and sexual content); Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: ★★★

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: ★★★

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: ★★★

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