Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Sept. 15 2011 5:00 p.m. MDT

New Friday

BELLFLOWER — Two best friends transition from spending their days building flame-throwers in anticipation of a global apocalypse into a life full of the twists and turns of love and hate. 106 minutes; R (disturbing violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use); Christie Lemire, AP: ★★★½

BRIGHTON ROCK — A charming gang member cons a woman into a romance to prevent her from spreading information about his crimes. 111 minutes; Not rated but probable R (pervasive language, violence and smoking); Christie Lemire, AP: ★★½

DRIVE — A stunt performer spends his nights driving getaway vehicles and gets distracted by love and becomes involved in a bad heist. 100 minutes; R (strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

HIGHER GROUND — The film follows a woman's struggle of spiritual and self-discovery during the 1960s. 110 minutes; R (some language and sexual content)); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT — Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a finance executive trying to juggle marriage, children and the stress of her career. 91 minutes; PG-13 (adult situations, language); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

STRAW DOGS — A Hollywood screenwriter and his wife return to her hometown in the South to sell the family home where tension in their marriage emerges.110 minutes; R (strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language); Doug Wright, KSL: ★★


LION KING 3D — This rerelease of Disney's 1994 animated feature shows the same adventures of Simba the lion cub destined to be king in 3D. 89 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★

Special Screenings

CONAN THE BARBARIAN 3D — (Carmike, Ritz, Century South Salt Lake)

DOCUTAH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — (through Sept 17; times and locations vary throughout Springdale, Kanab, St. George and Ivins; www.docutah.com)

FINAL DESTINATION 5 3D — (Jordan Landing)

LION KING 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, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Park City, Cinemark Farmington, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point)

MEMORIES DE UN MEXICANO — Viva Frida Celebration (Sept. 16-17, 7 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

ORGAN LOFT FILM PROGRAMS — "Alice in Wonderland" and "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" (Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.: The Organ Loft)

SHARK NIGHT 3D — (Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century Sandy, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltown Layton, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Farmington, Junction, District, Thanksgiving Point)


STAR POWER: MAYWEATHER VS. ORTIZ FIGHT LIVE ?— (Sept. 17, 7 p.m.: University Mall, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Farmington, Tinseltown Layton, Tinseltown Ogden, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy)

WAITING FOR GUFFMAN — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Sept. 19, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)


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