Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, July 28 2011 6:11 p.m. MDT

Frank (Waldemar Torenstra) and Ada (Karina Smulders) in "Bride Flight"

Disney Enterprises Inc.

New Friday

BRIDE FLIGHT — Three women travel to post-World War 11 New Zealand to meet their husbands, and their paths continue to cross for the next 50 years. 130 minutes; R (a strong sex scene and some graphic nudity); Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: ★★½

COWBOYS AND ALIENS — A stranger must help save a small town in Arizona in 1873 when an alien spaceship invades the region. 118 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE — A man's seemingly perfect life unravels when his wife decides she wants a divorce, and he tries to reinvent himself in order to find love again. 118 minutes; PG-13 (coarse humor, sexual content and language); Jeff Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★1/2

THE SMURFS — The evil wizard Gargamel forces the Smurfs from their village into New York City. 86 minutes; PG (some mild rude humor and action); Blair Howell, for the Deseret News: ★

Special Screenings

AIRPLANE — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Aug. 1, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER 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, Junction, Jordan Commons, District)

DESPICABLE ME — Movie Under the Stars (July 29, 7:30 p.m.: Utah State Capitol)9

ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE — (Aug. 4, 9 p.m.: Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall)

FORBIDDEN PLANET — Free screening (Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 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)

JAWS — (July 29-30, 11 p.m.; July 31, noon: Tower)

NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT — Free screening (Aug. 2, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

THE SMURFS 3D — (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, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point)

SPIKE AND MIKE'S SICK & TWISTED ANIMATION FESTIVAL — (July 29-Aug. 4, 4:30 and 7 p.m.: Tower)

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON 3D — (Layton Hills, Century South Salt Lake, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton)

WHITE HEAT — Free screening (July 29, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

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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