Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Aug. 18 2011 4:00 p.m. MDT

JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN — Premiere (Aug. 19, 7 p.m.: Calvary Chapel Salt Lake)

MAN ON WIRE — Free outdoor movie (Aug. 19, 8 p.m.: Pioneer Park)

SALT LAKE FILM FESTIVAL — (Aug. 19-21: Tower, Broadway, Brewvies and Post Theater)

THE SMURFS 3D — (Century South Salt Lake, Cinemark, Jordan Landing, Tinseltown Layton)

SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD 3D — (Layton Hills, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Jordan Commons)

STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK — Free screening (Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)


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)


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: ★★★

30 MINUTES OR LESS — A pizza delivery guy is thrown into the high-risk world of crime when two men strap a bomb to his chest and threaten his life to get him to rob a bank. 83 minutes; R (crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity and some violence); Roger Moore: The Orlando Sentinel: ★★1/2

ANOTHER EARTH — A young astrophysics student crosses paths with an accomplished composer the night before a duplicate Earth is discovered. 93 minutes; PG-13 (disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use); (Broadway); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★

BEATS RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST — Director Michael Rapaport follows the musical group A Tribe Called Quest during their 2008 reunion tour. 97 minutes; R (language); (Broadway); Randy Cordova, The Arizona Republic: ★★★1/2

BUCK — This documentary follows American cowboy Buck Brannaman as he travels the country sharing his compassion and helping horses. 88 minutes; PG (thematic elements, mild language and an injury); (Broadway); Caitlin Orton, for the Deseret News: ★★★

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER — A man (Chris Evans) volunteers for a secret experimental program and becomes super soldier Captain America. 125 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action); Shaw O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★

CARS 2 — Race car Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater travel to the World Grand Prix to find the world's fastest car. 113 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

THE CHANGE-UP — A father of three with a steady job and a loving wife switches bodies with his seemingly carefree, single, childhood best friend. 101 minutes; R (pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

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

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