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Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Aug. 18 2011 5:24 p.m. MDT

In this film publicity image released by Summit Entertainment, Riley Thomas Stewart, left, and Mel Gibson are shown in a scene from, "The Beaver." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Ken Regan)

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New Friday

CONAN THE BARBARIAN — A fierce warrior faces battle to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village, as well as protect the nation of Hyboria from the reign of evil. 112 minutes; R (strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

FRIGHT NIGHT — A teenager (Anton Yelchin) who seems to have it all during his final year of high school must stop his new vampire neighbor (Colin Farrell) from preying on unsuspecting and trusting victims. 106 minutes; R (bloody horror violence and language including some sexual references); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

ONE DAY — A man (Jim Sturgess) and a woman (Anne Hathaway) begin a friendship on July 15, 1988 that is revisited on the same date for 20 years to show where their lives have taken them. 108 minutes; PG-13 (sexual content, partial nudity, language, some violence and substance abuse); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

SARAH'S KEY — An American journalist (Kristin Scott Thomas) travels to France to research the 1942 Vel' d'Hiv Roundup, and her life becomes entwined with that of a girl named Sarah, who was forced to leave her home as a young girl. 111 minutes; PG-13 (thematic material including disturbing situations involving the Holocaust); (Broadway); Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times: ★★1/2

SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD — A retired spy brings her stepchildren into the world of being a secret agent when she is called to stop the Timekeeper's evil plan to take over the world. 89 minutes; PG (mild action, rude humor); not screened for critics; to be reviewed at a later date.

TERRI — A well-meaning vice principal (John C. Reilly) in a small town takes an interest in an oversize 15-year-old boy named Terri (Jacob Wysocki). 105 minutes; R (sexual content, language and some drug and alcohol use, all involving teens); (Broadway); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

Special Screenings

AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Aug. 22, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

CHARADE — Senior Movie Afternoons (Aug. 24, 2 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND — Free screening (Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

CONAN THE BARBARIAN 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)

FINAL DESTINATION 5 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, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point)

FRIGHT NIGHT 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, Junction, Jordan Commons, District)

GLEE THE 3D CONCERT — (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)

GREASE — Sing along (Aug. 24, 7 p.m.: Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden)

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 3D — (Gateway, Jordan Commons, District)

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