Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Sept. 15 2011 6:09 p.m. MDT

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

CREATURE — A group of friends' curiosity unleashes a half man, half alligator monster in the Louisiana swamp. 93 minutes; R (bloody violence and grisly images, some sexual content, graphic nudity, language); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: 1/2

THE DEBT — Three secret agents have spent decades being revered by their country for locating a Nazi war criminal in 1966, but in 1997 they find out their mission may not have been completed. 114 minutes; R (violence and language); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel ★★★

THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE — In order to protect his own family, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia accepts an assignment to act as the body double for Saddam Hussein's reckless, sex and brutality obsessed son, Uday. 109 minutes; R (strong brutal bloody violence and torture, sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and pervasive language ); (Broadway); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK — A young girl moves in with her father and his girlfriend and finds menacing creatures in their basement. 99 minutes; R (violence and terror); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

FINAL DESTINATION 5 — This fifth installment in the Final Destination series follows a group of people who survive a suspension bridge collapse and must continue to run from death. 92 minutes; R (strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language; Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★½

FRIGHT NIGHT — A teenager (Anton Yelchin) in 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); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★★½

THE FUTURE — A stray cat changes the life of a couple, alters their perspective and challenges their faith in each other. 91 minutes; R (sexual content) (Broadway); Jake Coyle, AP: ★★½

GREEN LANTERN — A test pilot joins the Green Lantern Corps when the intergalactic warriors grant him with a ring full of powers. The corps hopes that this human will be the key to overcoming their enemy Parallax. 105 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★½

THE GUARD — An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality teams with an uptight FBI in this comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, & police corruption. 96 minutes; R (pervasive language, some violence, drug material and sexual content); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★★

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 — In the final film of the series, Harry, Ron and Hermione work to destroy Voldemort in an ultimate battle between good and evil. 130 minutes; PG-13 (some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images); Christine Rappleye, Deseret News: ★★★1/2

THE HELP — Based on Kathryn Stockett's novel, the film takes a look at the South during the civil-rights movement through the view of the black maids in the community. Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★★★

HORRIBLE BOSSES — Three friends plot to remove the drudgery of their jobs by murdering their bosses, but their seemingly perfect plans go awry. 100 mintues; R (crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material); Doug Wright, KSL Radio: ★★½

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