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Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Sept. 29 2011 5:27 p.m. MDT

Bryce Dallas Howard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in 50/50.

Chris Helcermanas-benge,

New Friday

50/50 — This comedy shows two best friends whose lives are completely changed when one of them is diagnosed with cancer. 99 minutes; R (language throughout, sexual content and some drug use): Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

COURAGEOUS — Four police officers go from being confident and focused to struggling with their faith and family roles when a tragedy strikes close to home. 130 minutes; PG-13 (some violence and drug content); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★1/2

DOOKUDU — A young cop who encounters the enemies of his father, who was thought to be dead, while investigating the mafia. 170 minutes; Not rated; (Century South Salt Lake); not screened for critics; to be reviewed later.

DREAM HOUSE — A family moves into a quiet New England neighborhood only to find themselves living in a former murder scene. 92 minutes; PG-13 (violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language); not screened for critics; to be reviewed later.

SENNA — This documentary tells the story of Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna before his death at age 34. 106 minutes; PG-13 (some strong language and disturbing images); (Broadway); Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: ★★★

TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL — Two men go on vacation to a backwoods cabin where a group of college students mistake them for murderous hillbillies. 89 minutes; R (bloody horror violence, language and brief nudity); (Tower); to be reviewed later.

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? — A woman fears she may be alone forever and decides to search for her best "ex," hoping one of them could be her true love.106 minutes; R (sexual content and language); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★1/2

WHISTLEBLOWER — A Nebraska cop accepts a job working as a pecaekeeper in post-war Bosnia where she uncovers corruption in the United Nations. 112 minutes; R (disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic nudity and language); (Broadway); David Germain, AP: ★★

Special Screenings

DOLPHIN TALE 3D — (Layton Hills, Carmike 12, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Layton, University Mall, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Farmington, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point)

GHOSTBUSTERS — Free screening (Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.: Orem Library)

LION KING 3D — (Layton Hills, Ritz, Wynnsong, Century South Salt Lake, Century Sandy, Cinemark American Fork, Provo Towne Center, Jordan Landing, Cinemark Bountiful, Tinseltown Ogden, Tinseltow Layton, University Mall, Cinemark Draper, Cinemark Park City, Cinemark Farmington, Gateway, Junction, Jordan Commons, District, Thanksgiving Point)

THE PENALTY — Organ Loft screening (Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.: The Organ Loft)

RECONNAISSANCE ACROSS THE WANGZI — Free screening (Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Wildcat Theater, Weber State University, Ogden)

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD — Film Buff Night at Brewvies (Oct. 3, 10 p.m.: Brewvies, must be 21 or older)

SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS — Free screening (Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.: Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden)

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE — (Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden)

TINA IN MEXICO — Free screening (Oct. 6, 5 p.m.: Salt Lake City Library)

LARGE FORMAT

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