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Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

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

JOSEPH SMITH VOLUME 1: PLATES OF GOLD —The life of Joseph Smith Jr. leading up to his translation of The Book of Mormon and establishment The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 102 minutes; PG (some thematic elements)

KUNG FU PANDA 2 — Jack Black returns as the voice of Po the panda, the new kung fu master who must save his friends from an evil villain 90 minutes; PG (sequences of martial arts action and mild violence); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS — This romantic comedy follows an engaged couple as they travel to Paris with their family. 100 minutes; PG-13 (some sexual references and smoking); (Broadway); Jeffrey Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS — A real estate agent is about to receive his big break when his long-lost father sends him a crate of six penguins. Now as a caretaker, the man is forced to rearrange his life. 95 minutes; PG (mild rude humor and some language); 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: ★★

OUR IDIOT BROTHER — A care-free, ever-trusting brother takes a turn at living with each of his responsible sisters. 90 minutes; R (sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES — The fourth movie in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series follows Jack Sparrow and Barbossa as they journey to find the fountain of youth. 145 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images and some sensuality/innuendo); Trent Toone, Deseret News: ★★★

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES — A genetic engineering experiment leads to a war between humans and apes. 105 minutes; PG-13 (violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language); Larry Curtis, Deseret News: ★★★

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

SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA — A young golfer ruins his first big shot and finds himself on a journey of self-reflection while stranded in Utopia, Texas. 99 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

SHARK NIGHT 3D — What was supposed to be a vacation turns into a nightmare for a group of college students. 95 minutes; PG-13 (violence and terror, disturbing images, sexual references, partial nudity, language and thematic material); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★

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: ★

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); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★½

SUPER 8 — A group of friends witnesses a train crash during the summer of 1979. What they thought was an accident turns out to be something more. 112 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequence of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use); Christy Lemire, AP: ★★★

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON — The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon and race against the Decepticons to reach it. 140 minutes; PG-13 (intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo): Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

WARRIOR — A son returns home to receive training from his father for a mixed martial arts tournament and is forced to fight against his brother. 139 minutes; PG-13 (sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

WINNIE THE POOH — What begins as an ordinary quest to find some honey leads Pooh and his friends on a quest to find Christopher Robin. 69 minutes; G (nothing offensive): Jeffrey Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★

ZOOKEEPER — In order to prevent their beloved caretaker (Kevin James) from leaving for another job, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo break their silence to help him find true love. 104 minutes; PG (some rude and suggestive humor, and language); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★

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